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SPARC July Operating Event – North American QSO Party RTTY

Following up on a successful Field Day, SPARC is planning to participate in the July North American QSO Party (NAQP). The NAQP takes place 6 times a year with 2 RTTY, 2 CW, and 2 SSB. events. The upcoming RTTY event will be held Saturday July 16 starting at 2PM Eastern Time and lasting 12 hours.

Details can be found at: https://ncjweb.com/naqp

Experienced operators and anyone wishing to learn more about RTTY or improve their skills are encouraged to contact either Rich AA2MF at: rcariello49@gmail.com or Tom W4CU at: tom_w4cu@yahoo.com.

Mike Scott K4ZPE, SK

The SPARC club is sad to share that club member Mike Scott is now a silent key. Mike was a long-time SPARC club member, long-time member, and webmaster of the W4ORM club and by all reports a terrific person.  Also, Mike designed and published this website for SPARC.  Many of the original pages were authored by Mike.

Please keep Mike’s spouse and family in your thoughts. More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

New Meeting Location

We will be holding our monthly meetings at DMI Research located at 6699 90th Ave N in Pinellas Park. We look forward to seeing everyone for our next meeting on May 6th.

 

 

Monthly Meeting Location TBD

We will be moving the location of our monthly club meeting. We will post the new location as soon as we have a new location set.

Ron Hall KP2N, Silent Key

As many of you may know, Ron Hall, KP2N, passed away earlier this month as is now SK. Ron was a long-time member of SPARC, licensed since the 1950s. He was instrumental in the US VI (see link) even serving as ARRL section head there. He also worked for heathkit (see this youtube) as well. he was a wonderful man and will be missed by all in the club. 

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