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Video of “Lightning and Amateur Radio” presentation is posted.

The video of last weeks SPARC presentation about Lightning and Amateur Radio is now available on our resource page at https://www.sparc-club.org/test-page-pdf-links/

Many thanks to Glenn, N4GRC for doing the presentation and to Billy, KN4LUZ for creating the video.

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Recent Presentations added to the SPARC Resource Page

To access any of the SPARC past presentations go to the Resource Page on SPARC-Club.org

This page has recent presentations and other information files.  Just added is a link to Ron’s presentation on Heathkit and Glenn’s presentation on Grounding.

On the main page look in the lower left column for the SPARC Resource page as … More

Shack Update II

The coax from the surge protection devices outside the building

has been redirected

to the antenna switch panel at the new shack location.

Thanks to John KI4UIP and Dave KR4U for the installation and to Tom NY4I for fabricating the coax cable assemblies.

We’re still looking for a location for our monthly meetings. Email suggestions More

Shack Relocation Update

Lots of progress has been made moving the shack to its new location.

The electrical panel has been moved, the wiring and outlets have been installed, and the antenna switch panel has been relocated. Many thanks to Dee N4GD, Billy KN4LUZ, Ray KD4HUW , George W1AAG, Dave KR4U, John KI4UIP. The holes creating the path … More

SPARC Program for October 5th Meeting

At the October 5 meeting, Glenn, N4GRC will tell us how he designed and installed his shack ground system and how he planned out his perimeter ground loop.

The October meeting on the 5th will be at DMI Research in the usual meeting room. Stay tuned for future meetings that will be in a new … More

EchoLink has returned to the SPARC 220 Repeater

EchoLink is now reconnected to the SPARC 224.660 repeater for voice access.

The setup uses a PC running EchoLink software, which is connected to a 220 radio+antenna within range of the repeater site in St Pete, FL.   When a ham station running EchoLink on their PC, tablet, smartphone, etc, connects to NZ1Q-L using their EchoLink … More

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