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SPARC Holiday Party

Don’t forget about the annual SPARC after-holiday party on February 9, 2020. That is the Sunday after the club meeting and the same weekend as Orlando Hamcation. So unless you are spending the whole weekend in Orlando, stop by Brooklyn Pizza in Seminole and join the club at 3:00 PM. No signup needed as there is plenty of room. More info is available here.

Tips for Winter Field Day 2020

Greetings! Winter Field Day is almost here and we expect this to be a great deal of fun. First, to recap, the Winter Field Day site is at the Clearwater Fire Training Center at 1700 N Belcher Rd. That is just past the railroad tracks between NE Coachman and Sunset Point Rd. US 19 to Sunset Point Road or Belcher Road are your best bets. We will start setup between 8 and 9 AM on Saturday with operating starting at 2:00 PM and running through to 2:00 PM Sunday. Help … Click for more

Winter Field Day 2020 Sign Up Roster

Here is the list of people that have already signed up for Winter Field Day:

(Note if you still need to signup, click here.)

Tom Schaefer NY4I
Jason Esterline N4BOZ
Glenn Panazzolo N4ESU
Ron Hall KP2N
Jack Kinney N4KIN
Patrick Connelly AA0O
Ken Shur KO4V
Ron Appel W4RFA
Ruth Appel None
Kenneth Martens WK4KM
Herb Mooney KM4YZP
Alan Streitman W4UB
Steve Foy N4FOY
George WB9AZV
David W Trewin KR4U
Julia Sausville NF1T
Scott Sausville KN4NNA
Ira Brand KC1EMJ
Gerry Pollack WR6N
Henry AK4M
Norman KA1IJA

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Please sign up for Florida QSO Party

We need operators for the FQP effort at the club station. This doesn’t require an all day commitment. Just an hour or so is fine. Please check the schedule here and claim a spot by emailing

As I have told many people, when not operating, this is also a great place for new people to ask questions of the other hams there. If you are trying to decide what radio to buy or antenna to install, this is the place to ask. Contests at the club station are … Click for more

SPARC Equipment for Sale

SPARC has a wide variety of used equipment for sale. Equipment is on display inside W4GAC Clubhouse. Local pickup only. Click here to view the list. 


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.



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