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Tell us your “Ham Radio” story

Do you have an interesting story of how or why you got into ham radio? We would love to feature your story on the SPARC website. You may have seen member spotlights in various radio magazines. Why not write a few paragraphs about your ham radio journey and send it to stories@sparc-club.org? You may find it featured on our website. Go ahead and brag a little—it’s ok.

Stories about what you do with ham radio (DXing, contesting, satellites, portable operation, etc) are welcome too. Don’t worry if you are not … Click for more

SPARC’s Own Lisa, KC1YL – ARRL’s “Member Spotlight” Sept QST

SPARC salutes one of our members for being highlighted in QST for Ham Radio Accomplishments in Connecticut as well as Florida. Don’t miss the full page article in QST where Lisa is in the ARRL Spotlight – Volunteer operating, E-Coms support, CERT, club participation and VE testing, new ham promotion and more.

On the ARRL web site page 13  (login required) or  read the article here.

 

Pat KX4HL and Friends Activate Egmont Key State Park

Panoramic view of the Battery on Egmont Key State Park

I noticed a tweet describing how SPARC member Pat Connelly KX4HL and a few others participated in the State Parks On the Air this past weekend. I asked Pat if he could pass along some pictures and a summary of their activities. This is Pat’s report:

I saw a post in the Amateur Radio section of Reddit about the Florida State Parks on the Air operating event/contest.  This was the first I’d heard of it, but the second year of

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W8IM Places 3rd Worldwide

Dean, W8IM. earned 3rd place worldwide in the 10M PSK31 QSO Party that is sponsored by 10-10 International. What makes this accomplishment more amazing is that Dean won in the QRP category! An accomplished CW operator, Dean decided to expand his horizons with PSK31. Congratulations Dean. Click the title to see Dean’s certificate.

 

 

2015 SPARC Plug Award Winner Announced

John Toth, KI4UIP was awarded the SPARC Plug Award for 2015 at the After Holidays Party.

2015 SPARC Plug Award
Bob N2ESP (L) presents award to John KI4UIP (R). photo by AI4QP

The award is given for exceptional service to the club.  Thanks John for all the extra effort you gave to make SPARC the successful club that it is. More photos of the After he Holidays party are available in the SPARC Gap.

2016 Dues are Due

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Lighthouse Larry says Dues are due

The earth has made one more orbit around the sun, resolutions have been made and broken, and the national news shows a lot of white stuff up north. It must be time to transmit your $15 ($20 for families) dues to our treasurer. Due to prudent management of funds and increasing membership, we are able to keep our dues at the same level as previous years.

If you can’t make a meeting, dues can be sent to PO Box 2217, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.… Click for more

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