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Florida QSO Party – Halftime Report

States and Providences worked so far.

We started the party Saturday April 27 at the club station at Noon. We had Bob N2ESP, Dave KR4U, Johnnie W4TSP, Dee N4GD, Tom NY4I, Rex KB8ESY, Ron KP2N and Glenn N4GRC as operators. We ran two stations the whole time with one on CW and one on SSB. Dave KR4U, Ron KP2N and Tom NY4I manned the CW station with the others working the SSB station. Our goal is to remain competitive with last year’s winning score as well as train a few … Click for more

SPARC – Top Florida Club Station in 2018 Florida QSO Party

Photo by Pat AA0O

While working on Tom NY4I’s tower project, Dan K1TO hand-delivered the above plaque for SPARC. It seems that in the 2018 Florida QSO Party (FQP), we WON the top Florida Club honors.  The results from the FQP show the following:

You can find the write-up of the results here on the FQP site. Note while the list above shows those that operated in the log, many thanks to Ron KP2N for all his efforts to organize this effort. Ron suggested we switch to the Multi-op, Multi-transmitter Click for more

SPARC Scores High in 2019 RTTY Roundup

The ARRL has announced the preliminary results for the 2019 RTTY Roundup held the first weekend this past January.

In the Multioperator, single transmitter, low power class the W4TA team finished third place overall and first in W4 land!

N8LRG 109,557
K9NR 103,360
W4TA 88,780 – First in W4 land

Bob, N2ESP
Dee, N4GD
Leslie, WA4EEZ
Don, VE3XD

SPARC Members of the “W4TA Green Key Bunch” were Don, VE3XD, Leslie, WA4EEZ, Dee, N4GD, Tom, W4CU, Dave, KR4U, Rex, KB8ESY, Paul, KA4IOX, Tom, NY4I, Bob, N2ESP and Ron, KP2N.

For the … Click for more

Phone Contest – CQ WPX SSB March 29th @ 8:00 PM

The CQ WPX SSB contest is a great contest for people that liked the fun of contesting during Field Day. This is a 48 hour contest with exciting runs where we call CQ most of the time. If you have ever wondered what it was like on the other side of the pile-up, this is the contest to find out.

We will use callsign NY4I which is a multiplier. That means other stations want to work us. Last year, my first hour run was 160 stations per hour. It is … Click for more

SPARC Contesters Operating ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Right Now!

Bob N2ESP, Rex KB8ESY, Tom NY4I and Frank KN4PZY so far have been operating the ARRL Sweepstakes at the newly relocated SPARC club station. This contest runs until Sunday night at 10:00 PM, but we usually break at night. The best way to ensure we are here is to check the camera where you can view the station in operating. You can always find that on the Upcoming HF Operating Events page. If you want to come down and operate or just hang around talking radio, stop by.

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Shack Update II

The coax from the surge protection devices outside the building

Surge Protection

has been redirected

to the antenna switch panel at the new shack location.

Redirected Coax
Relocated Antenna Switch Panel

Thanks to John KI4UIP and Dave KR4U for the installation and to Tom NY4I for fabricating the coax cable assemblies.

We’re still looking for a location for our monthly meetings. Email suggestions to president@sparc-club.org.

 

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