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Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day will be held in January. Mark your calendar for January 28th and 29th, 2023. SPARC plans to participate. Details will be provided as the date approaches.

Note for FT8 Operators

The FT Roundup Operating event will be held starting the afternoon of Saturday December 3rd and running through Sunday the 4th. The club station will not be activated but you may like to participate from home. Full details on the easy setup and operation can be found at the FT Roundup Home:

The exchange will be unusual. RST and State/Province will replace the usual Grid Square and dB report. WSJT-X has an advanced function that automatically translates db reports to an RST and sets up exchanges for you that … Click for more

“Clean Sweep” for the SPARC Club Station

The SPARC club used the ARRL Phone Sweepstakes to train new operators, and those who have not participated in the Sweepstakes before. We also conducted antenna evaluations. We did not expect a “Clean Sweep” which requires contacts with all 84 US and Canadian sections. But we got the sweep through a team effort of nine hams.

The team used only 16 of the 24 hours allowed. Additionally the sweep was accomplished used only one operating position – forfeiting use of a second mult (multiplier) position. Participating were: WQ4DVG, KO4WPO, KB9LXM, … Click for more

Keeping Up with SPARC!

Things are always happening at SPARC. But, how do you hear about them?  Maybe you don’t get to make the 6:30 PM nightly 2-meter net as often as you like (147.060 no tone required, + offset). Well, we have additional ways to keep you in the loop.

SPARC Web Site

The first way is this website. The home page of the website,, always has the latest information about the happenings in the club.

Groups.IO Reflector

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SPARC November Operating Event – ARRL Sweepstakes SSB

The ARRL Side Band Sweepstakes (ARRl-SS-SSB) runs from 4:00 pm EST on Saturday 19 November until 10:00 pm EST Sunday 20 November.

The objective of the contest is to support amateur self-training in radio communications, including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs. Stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) exchange information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. Working all 83 sections is considered a “clean Click for more

SPARC Club Meeting -Video

The link for the club meeting video, Friday, Oct 7, 2022, is on YouTube, click here 

Thanks to Billy, KN4LUZ and Ryan, KO4KGP for the live stream and video.

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