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The SPARC Tower has a new Power Winch

The SPARC team finished the installation of the power winch on the club tower replacing the old hand crank.  Those who have cranked the tower up in the past using the old hand crank can appreciate the improvement.

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SPARC’s FQP results and station video.

SPARC Station and Operators Performed Well Despite the Conditions.

The SPARC team represented Pinellas County well during the Florida QSO Party (FQP).
 During the event stations throughout the US and Canada strive to work as many counties in Florida as possible. Florida stations are essentially the “DX” and call CQ. Propagation during the contest was fair to poor. Local noise on 40 and 10 meters was a constant S9.
The weather was threatening over the weekend, and 9 of the 18 operators were in training. Nevertheless, the following excellent
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Winter Field Day This Weekend!

Winter Field Day is this weekend. Full rules can be found at the Winter Field Day website at The event starts at 2:00 PM EST Saturday and goes until 2:00 PM EST on Sunday. Available modes are SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and other conversational digital modes–not FT8 or FT4 according to their rules.

For the last several years we have joined with our friends at the Clearwater Amateur Radio Society and the Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club at the Clearwater Fire Training Center to setup for Winter Field … Click for more

Virtual Science Festival 2019

Since the weather caused the Sci Festival to be canceled a few weeks ago, the Festival Committee has provided a Virtual Science Fair as mentioned in their note below. SPARC’s video was included near the beginning as you scroll down their web page – leave time for downloading as you scroll.

“Dear Valued Exhibitors,

We are proud to share a Virtual Science Festival with you! We are so grateful for our sponsors and exhibitors preparedness and wanted to show off what would have been an amazing Saturday event.
We compiled … Click for more

“My time at Heathkit” Ron, KP2N

If you could not get to the last club meeting, Sept 7, don’t miss this video clip of Ron, KP2N telling us about his time at Heathkit.   Ron shares Heathkit history, the people, the products and personal stories.  If you have ever used/built Heathkit gear, don’t miss this video.

“My Time at Heathkit”




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