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All About Batteries by Ed, NZ1Q

Everything you wanted to know but never got to ask.  Perfect for this active storm season.

Ed will discuss the different types of batteries available to the amateur such as NiCad, Nickel metal, lead acid, Lithium based and new types like LiFePO4.

Topics to be covered include the best applications for each battery type and … More

KI4EN (SK) Ham Equipment Estate Sale Delayed Until 9/29 – 10/1

James Osborne, KI4EN, became a Silent Key at 93 at the VA hospital at Bay Pines on 7/27. He was a WW2 veteran. He lived for 40 years in St. Petersburg and was known by many local hams. He built and repaired of radio equipment for himself and others and has a large inventory of … More

Announcing the July 2017 SPARC Mobile Installation Contest

Are you proud of your mobile installation? Why not enter it in the first annual SPARC mobile installation contest? At the regular July SPARC meeting on July 7th, members are welcome to enter their car in the contest for a chance to win a nice prize in either the HF category or VHF/UHF category (or … More

New SPARC 220 MHz Repeater Installed

Ron, KP2N, and Dee, N4GD, installing the new WA4AKH 220 MHZ SPARC repeater. Please visit us on 224.660 MHz, no tone required.

KP2N (L) and N4GD (R) installing repeater

SPARC also has repeaters on 147.060 MHZ, no tone, and 444.475 MHZ (tone 146.2). When in the area check us out.… More

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