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Help Support SPARC at Science Fest

After a year absence due to station relocation, SPARC will again be exhibiting at the St. Petersburg Science Festival on October 19th. This event is designed to provide children hands-on access to the wide world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

We need your help. We will be demonstrating “Worldwide Communications over Amateur Radio,” and will have an HF station running. We need CW and phone operators to man the station. We also need folks that can explain the excitement of our hobby to the public. If you are interested in being part of SPARC’s ham radio demonstration team, please contact Bob, N2ESP by clicking here.

If you like to chat with people, (after all we are communicators) this a great place for eyeball QSOs with potential hams. It’s also a lot of fun to watch the kids quickly associate the dits and dahs of CW with the alphabet and subsequently tap out their name on one of the code practice oscillators. Hopefully we can plant the ham radio bug in one or two visitors and will see them on the air in a few years.

The festival runs from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM along the waterfront campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg so drop by anytime. Additional details on the festival can be found by clicking here. Hope to see you, the kids and grandkids at this fun event.

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