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Club Station Update – Tower Removal Work Party

As you may recall, the club experienced damage due to the tornado in Pinellas Park last week.

Club tower bent over from the tornado
Club tower bent over from the tornado

Dave KR4U, John KI4UIP, Pat AA0O and Billy KN4LUZ were on site to work on the project (The author arrives late so anyone was had already left, please accept my apology for the omission).

The tower was bent just above the first section nesting point. With the help of a crane secured by Pat AA0O, the tower was safely lowered on Thursday 2/13 along with the … Click for more

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.

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.

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