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EchoLink has returned to the SPARC 220 Repeater

EchoLink is now reconnected to the SPARC 224.660 repeater for voice access.

The setup uses a PC running EchoLink software, which is connected to a 220 radio+antenna within range of the repeater site in St Pete, FL.   When a ham station running EchoLink on their PC, tablet, smartphone, etc, connects to NZ1Q-L using their EchoLink … More

W4TA 2nd Worldwide in Makrothen

The SPARC Contest Team is proud to announce they placed second worldwide and second in North America in the Multi-Op High Power (Single Receiver) category. This was for the Makrothen RTTY contest run from the SPARC station over the weekend of October 14th and 15th, 2017. Contest certificateOur second place score of 2,023,660 points represents the … More

NAQP RTTY Contest – Summer 2018

The SPARC Contester–under the callsign W4TA–ran the North American QSO Party Summer RTTY contest this past week. This is a short contest starting at 2:00 PM on Saturday and going only 12 hours until 2:00 AM on Sunday. We ran two stations full-time even with being short-staffed. One of our regular RTTY contesters, Scotty N4RI, … More

A Field Day for the Ages…

 

The weather could not have been better. A little hot perhaps during antenna setup on Saturday but the customary Field Day rain storms stayed away. Not that it would have mattered too much this year. Field Day, ham radio’s open house, this year was a joint effort between the Clearwater Amateur Radio Society, … More

Want to Learn RTTY?

If you would like to learn the art of radioteletype, aka RTTY, do we have a deal for you. The ARRL is sponsoring the North American QSO Party – RTTY. Starting on Saturday July 21st at 2:00PM local time, and running for 12 hours. We will be running two stations simultaneously at W4TA in … More

If You Are Attending Field Day…

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FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT, IF YOU REGISTERED YOURSELF BUT WERE PLANNING ON ATTENDING WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER/GUEST, PLEASE ALSO REGISTER ANYONE ELSE IN YOUR PARTY. WE NEED AN ACCURATE … More

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