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Field Day 2022 Wrap up

SPARC’s 2022 Field Day was a successful one. We had 40 people on the sign-in sheet and 21 operator callsigns made QSOs in the log. After removing duplicates we made 1,455 QSOs (statistics breakdown below). Band conditions made for slow going on Saturday but things really picked up Sunday morning.

Overall the stations worked well, having the same radio at each station made it easy to transition between them. We had some issues with the stats screen not keeping up with the QSOs, FT8 locking up N1MM occasionally, and sorting … Click for more

Field Day 2022 Signup

 

SPARC Field Day will be on June 25-26th at our club station location, DMI Research, 6699 90th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL.  We’ll start at 9am Saturday with setup, the on-the-air operating event starts at 2pm Saturday and runs through 2pm Sunday.  

We’ll be operating as 3-Delta with 1 station each on SSB, CW, and Digital(FT8, etc).   We’ll be using Yaesu FT-1000 radios.   Operation will be indoors with Air Conditioning.

If you are planning to attend, please fill out the form using the link below so we know how … Click for more

Upcoming Events Reminder

Just a reminder of the upcoming events:

  • Saturday May 28th – WormFest – 7am @ Freedom Lake Park, https://w4orm.org/wormfest-2022/
  • Saturday May 28th – VE Session – 10am @ Lealman Fire Dept, contact AI4QP
  • Friday June 3rd – SPARC Monthly meeting – 7:30pm @ DMI
  • Saturday June 4th – Museum Ships Weekend – American Victory Ship, Channelside Tampa, contact KC1YL to schedule operating time
  • Sunday June 5th – Field Day dry run – 10am @ DMI
  • Tuesday June 21st – VE Session – 6:30pm @ DMI, contact AA0O
  • Saturday June 25th

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Field Day Podcast

At Field Day this past June we welcomed podcaster Mary Beth Toole from the Sonic Earth Expeditions podcast.  Mary Beth spent some time with us on Saturday interviewing and listening in on our Field Day contacts.  The podcast is available now, “A Field Day For Hams” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-field-day-for-hams/id1549404782?i=1000546620358 

Thanks to Charles, Dave, Bruce and Dawn for giving interviews.

Just a reminder that Winter Field Day is coming up on January 29/30th, which will be a joint event with CARS and UPARC at the Clearwater Fire Training Facility at 1700 N … Click for more

Winter Field Day 2022

information, and signups for attendance and volunteering will be posted in November or December 2021.

Field Day 2021

There is a much bigger wrap-up article to come yet but in the meantime, thanks to everyone that came out to Field Day this year. The facility was great as always, the teams worked great together and I believe everyone had a good time. We had around 60 people there and made around 1200 QSOs (preliminary scoring summary here) plus obtained our satellite contact. More to come but in the mean time, take a gander at this fantastic photo from our club president, Pat AA0O.

Photo by Pat

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