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
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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
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
Here are the slides (.pdf) that Pat presented on Friday, May 3 at the SPARC meeting. It contains some great info for those who want to get started with Parks on the Air.
Pat, AA0O will present Parks on the Air (POTA) this Friday night, May 3 at the SPARC monthly meeting.
The presentation will explain the POTA program and Pat will bring along some of his equipment used in his quest to activate as many parks in the area as possible as well as tips on activating and hunting other activations.
AA0O will tell us about some of the local parks and his experiences. The presentation will include pictures from his activations and other participants around the country.
Learn how you can … Click for more
Yes, it is that time of year again. Get your Home Brew project ready for the March 1 club meeting. This year HB Night will be in March (the Feb club program will be announced soon).
SPARC’s usual “HB Show & Tell” includes projects that may range from your own design to modifications or unique interconnections. Anything ham related is acceptable and could include antennas, rigs, software, feedlines, shack power, remote operating, boat-anchors and more. See the clip below for more ideas.
Last year we had 7 presentations … Click for more