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Great turn out for SPARC Fest 2019!

The 2019 SPARC Fest started off a little rainy in the early hours during setup, but cleared up before the official start time to make for a very nice day.  Many people commented that it was the best turn out yet with an unofficial count of over 50 vendors.  The SPARC Dogs were a big hit as well as the donuts.  We look forward to next year!

 

 

SPARC Fest 2018 – a big hit!

SPARC Fest was a once again a great success.  The open field at Freedom Lake Park was packed with sellers and buyers.  This Free Ham Fest is becoming more popular every year.  It was great to see many Hams from all over the region attend.  See you next November!

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Enjoying the Dayton Hamvention Without Actually Going

Anyone that has been involved with amateur radio for any period of time has most likely heard tales of the Dayton Hamvention. If you have never been, it is an event unlike anything you can imagine. Rows and rows of tables in the outdoor area where you can find most anything you desire related to this wonderful hobby. Inside is crammed full of vendors with all the latest gear. Going to Dayton is something every ham should do at least once in their ham radio experience. Dayton also has extra-curricular … Click for more

SPARC Members attend West Central Florida Section TECHCON

Section Manager Darrell KT4WX discussing PICAXE Microcontrollers.

On Saturday, February 25, several members of SPARC made the trip to Sarasota for the 3rd annual WCF section TECHCON. This is a free technical conference put on by the WCF ARRL section technical staff. The location changes to various places around the section to allow the most section members to attend.

This year, there were two conference tracks. One focused on more introductory topics such as station design, antenna building, APRS and programable microcontrollers such as the PICAXE and the Arduino. … Click for more

SPARC Fest – Saturday, Nov 10. Free to all.

SPARC FestThe best “Free to exhibitors and attendees” Ham Fest in the Tampa Bay area.

Saturday, November 10 at Freedom Lake Park in Pinellas Pk, FL

Sellers enter when park opens and setup before buyers official time of 8AM

 

 

 

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