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Minutes of SPARC Meeting April 5, 2019

Minutes of SPARC Meeting –  April 5, 2019

Meeting called to order by Bob N2ESP at 7:30 PM followed by the Pledge of allegiance. 


SPARC March meeting Minuets are posted on the web voted to accept approved.

Vice President Ed NZ1Q spoke about the Pre-Net is open for all subjects.

SPARC NET 6:30 PM, Pre NET 6 PM, SWAP NET 6:15 PM.

Treasures report given by Tom AI4QP.

SPARC available funds as of March 31, 2019 $8,056.21.

Net Managers Report Rick KK4WTE

March 2019

NET           QNI    QTC   QND   SES

2 Meter      448      10      897     31

220-440      49       2        83        4

MGR NET   28      26       43        4

TOTAL       525     38     1023      39


Mar 7          17       0         16        2

Mar 21        15       0          20       2

Total            23       0          36       4

Repeater Trustee report Ron KP2N All repeaters are working well. New antenna just installed is working well. Spring maintenance will be starting soon.

Club Station Trustee Dave KR4U reported activity will be taking place at the new station location during the FLORIDA QSO PARTY Event, all are welcome. Encouraged members to try operation CW during events. Announced club taking first place in 2018 Florida QSO Party displaying award plaque. Station repairs included a new balun for the beam, rerouting the coax and installing a new router and heavy duty control cable, removing the 80 meter dipole.

Membership Tom AI4QP reported one new applicants who was presented to and voted in by the club membership. Amanda Thrasher KN4TPE. Also introduce Thomas KN4YB custom code keys.


ARRL testing at DMI, 2 new Tech, 1 general upgrade.

W5YI at Lealman Fire Station 2 general upgrades.


Dues are due.

Club Polo Shirts are here please pick them up.

NY4I Tom is still taking orders for Club Polo Shirts.


TARC Fest April 13th

Florida QSO Party April 27-28

Wormfest May 25

ARRL “What Next Program” asking club for direction and event ideas.

Three Club Logo for Summer Field Day Tee shirts in the works. Anyone interested speak to Tom NY4I.

MEETING Break 7:15 PM

Resume 8:10 PM

Program by W4UB Alan UBITX Transceiver Kit

Meeting Adjourned 8:50 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Rich AA2MF Secretary

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