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Learn about Ham Radio Satellite communications, Feb 1, SPARC Club Meeting

Join us February 1 at the SPARC monthly meeting for a presentation on ham satellite communications.  Drew, KO4MA, AMSAT Vice-President Operations and Member of the Board will present and if conditions are right may be able to demonstrate a satellite QSO.

AMSAT is a worldwide group of Amateur Radio Operators who share an active interest in building, launching and then communicating with each other through non-commercial Amateur Radio satellites.

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) was formed in 1969 as a not-for-profit educational organization. Its aim is to foster Amateur … Click for more

SPARC Program, Friday, Jan 4: Antenna Analyzer demonstration

The SPARC meeting program will demonstrate the most useful measurement modes including SWR, Resonance, Antenna Tuning, Coax loss and others uses. We’ll have the popular MFJ analyzer for the demo. If you have another brand that has other interesting features, bring it along.

Join us at our new meeting place, 5th Ave Baptist Church in St Pete, 7:30 PM.. See directions elsewhere on this web site.… Click for more

SPARC Repeaters get a new dual-band antenna.

Check out the video on SPARC’s new YouTube page.

This past week the dual-band antenna was replaced because signals were somewhat degraded. The new 2m/70cm dual- band antenna is in place atop the building at 27th Ave N and MLK.  The 220 antenna is a separate single-band antenna and continues to work well.  With such a great repeater location, no wonder that these repeaters do such a wonderful job.  Many thanks to the repeater team that keep things running.… Click for more

SPARC Antenna Party – new video

Here is something that makes a ham club Great!
Check out the action as SPARC members put up new antennas at the club station. We had a perfect day with several teams working on different antennas and expanding the club’s coverage of the HF bands.
Oh, also, we have a new YouTube channel for club videos. Subscribe so you don’t miss new postings. We’ll add some of the older videos here too.

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