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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 6:30PM nightly 2 meter net as often as you like. 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, www.sparc-club.org, always has the latest information about the happenings in the club.

Groups.IO Reflector

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Upcoming Events Reminder

Just a reminder of the upcoming events:

  • Saturday May 28th – WormFest – 7am @ Freedom Lake Park, https://w4orm.org/wormfest-2022/
  • Saturday May 28th – VE Session – 10am @ Lealman Fire Dept, contact AI4QP
  • Friday June 3rd – SPARC Monthly meeting – 7:30pm @ DMI
  • Saturday June 4th – Museum Ships Weekend – American Victory Ship, Channelside Tampa, contact KC1YL to schedule operating time
  • Sunday June 5th – Field Day dry run – 10am @ DMI
  • Tuesday June 21st – VE Session – 6:30pm @ DMI, contact AA0O
  • Saturday June 25th

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April 2nd Meeting – Mobile radio show

Since we’re outside in the parking lot already for the meeting, the upcoming April 2nd meeting program will be a mobile radio setup show.  Similar to a car show, you can show off your setup and the officers will judge the best one, who will win a nice trophy made by Lisa KC1YL.
Reminder that next month’s meeting, Friday May 7th, will be Homebrew Night since it didn’t work out over Zoom, so get your projects ready!

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March 5th meeting in person

SPARC Club meetings will return to being held in person beginning with the routine March meeting on the first Friday of every month. The first meeting, on March 5th, might be a little bumpy so we appreciate everyone’s patience as we all work through the kinks. Here are some useful points to consider when planning to attend:

  1. The Executive Board and the overall majority of attendees for the January meeting agreed that an outdoor, carefully planned event would be something most would consider attending.
  2. All CDC guidelines that can be

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Home Brew Night 2021

The February 5th, 2021 SPARC meeting is Home Brew Night. No, not beer. This is where you show off projects related to ham radio you have made this year. It could be an antenna project, some accessory you built and modified in a unique way. It can also be interesting software projects related to ham radio you put together. This year due to our Zoom meetings, you will have to show what you did via your computer. If you have a webcam and can show the project, that will work. … Click for more

June meeting to be held via Zoom

We still won’t be able to meet in person for the June meeting, so in an effort to include more people (who may not be able to reach the 2m repeater) we’re going to hold the June meeting via Zoom.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, Zoom is a free software that allows for group video chats.  You can download the software from http://www.Zoom.us Video isn’t required, but encouraged, you can use your computer’s audio or you can dial in with your phone.

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