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Get ready for the SPARC November Meeting

We will have a special presentation on Space Communications along with our yearly elections.

Jeff deGrasse, K4JJD will talk about space communications in the past, now and in the future. Jeff will discuss the history of ham communications in space. Then he will give us information on some of the various space communication techniques used today. Finally we look to the future and discuss developing technologies and how they will be used in future planned space missions

Help Support SPARC at Science Fest

After a year absence due to station relocation, SPARC will again be exhibiting at the St. Petersburg Science Festival on October 19th. This event is designed to provide children hands-on access to the wide world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

We need your help. We will be demonstrating “Worldwide Communications over Amateur Radio,” and will have an HF station running. We need CW and phone operators to man the station. We also need folks that can explain the excitement of our hobby to the public. If

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SPARC Club Meeting Friday, Oct 4.

Don’t miss this special program with Alan Dewey, WB9JTK, President of JTK Communications, Inc. Alan will demonstrate how his company fabricates circuit boards for builders and experimenters using his desktop equipment. Since we expect the demonstration of his process will last one hour we will start on time and expedite the break and business meeting.

Alan will tell us about advances in PCB fabrication now that through-hole components are disappearing. With that we are experiencing greater challenges to test and prototype our electronic circuit ideas. It is just not possible … Click for more

SPARC club brochure, latest update – rev 13

This is revision 13, the latest release of the SPARC’s brochure used at meetings, events and VE exam sessions.  One address received minor clarification.  Prospective members are encouraged to take a look,  print it to review or present to other prospective members.

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Radio Clubs in the Park

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Our friends in the north, the Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club, have for a long time done a monthly foray into a local park called UPARC in the Park. This is to setup radios/antennas and just get together for some outdoor fun. Since we all enjoy getting together at the “Field Days” with UPARC and CARS, we decided to do a joint Radio Clubs in the Park.  On September 21, 2019, at Eagle Lake Park in Largo, we invite everyone to

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Pinellas Radio Clubs in the Park – Save the Date

On Saturday September 21st, 2019 starting at 9:00AM, several Pinellas County clubs will host “Pinellas Radio Clubs in the Park” This will be held at the centrally-located Eagle Lake Park at 1800 Keene Road in Largo. The general idea is setup of portable equipment, make a few contacts, visit with friends—old and new—and meet members of some other clubs for a picnic. This follows a tradition started by the Upper Pinellas ARC to get into the field each month for fun out in the open air full of radio related … Click for more

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