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November test sessions full

In order to ensure proper social distancing, the SPARC test sessions are limited to 5 people. The Tuesday session in November is already full.

If you want to take an Amateur Radio exam, please check out our VE testing page for contact information to reserve your spot for a future session.

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




One Day General Class Upgrade Workshop Forming

Tom NY4I is forming a multi-club one-day General Workshop.

THIS IS NOT A CRAM SESSION. You must do pre-work from the book. Our goal is to work with the material you have learned by self-study, clarify some topics and teach you how to be a general. We want people to know what to do with their general class license when they get it.

We will start 6 weeks before the scheduled workshop day. Each student is REQUIRED to purchase a Gordon West General Class Study manual. The students have … Click for more

Study Guide Needed

If you have a current version of either an ARRL or Gordon West Technician Study Guide that you would

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like to donate to a deserving student, please contact Kyle, N4NSS at or 727-331-2924. A used book in good condition is all that’s needed. If you have upgraded and no longer need your copy, please contact Kyle.


Extra Propagation

The SPARC daily net’s Q&A session run by Ed, NZ1Q is moving on to Propagation questions from

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the Amateur Extra question pool. Ed and his team have just finished running through questions covering the digital modes available to radio amateurs. A question is presented every evening with answer/discussion following at the end of the net.  Those studying for an exam find the material helpful and those licensed long ago learn new material. As an added bonus, occasionally a ham radio trivia question sneaks in, offering some diversity to … Click for more

SPARC Ham Radio Bucket List

The challenge for 2016 is for each SPARC member to expand their activity in our hobby. To this end, the SPARC Bucket List below provides some potential growth areas. There are no prizes, just the personal satisfaction of learning a new skill or reaching a new goal.

  • Give a presentation at a club meeting
  • Upgrade your license
  • Help setup/takedown at field day siteSt Pete Amateur Radio Club Banner
  • Enter your first Radiosport contest
  • Win a contest award
  • Elmer a newbie
  • Write a SPARC GAP article
  • Write a SPARC Web site article
  • Confirm a new DXCC

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