while perusing the state of Florida VE session counts on the ARRL website, i noticed our own Dee Turner, N4GD, is in the top 10 of all sessions (in fact, he’s 7th overall) in the number of VE sessions he has attended… and that’s out of more than 1,600 VEs in Florida!! congrats Dee, keep up the good work!!!
SPARC member and former club Vice President Rich, AA2MF, was among the top finishers in the 2021 ARRL RTTY Roundup radiosport event. Competing in the Single Operator, RTTY Only, Low Power category, Rich earned 102,178 points, giving him a top ten finish in the US and Canada. Congratulations Rich for a job well done.
There is a much bigger wrap-up article to come yet but in the meantime, thanks to everyone that came out to Field Day this year. The facility was great as always, the teams worked great together and I believe everyone had a good time. We had around 60 people there and made around 1200 QSOs (preliminary scoring summary here) plus obtained our satellite contact. More to come but in the mean time, take a gander at this fantastic photo from our club president, Pat AA0O.
We have a real-time status display of the operation at this year’s Field Day. The contacts are tracked in real-time and available in several handy graphs. If you can’t make it to Field Day but want to check on our progress, please click on the map at the right side of the website. You can also access it directly at https://www.sparc-club.org/sparc-real-tme-contest-display-dashboard/
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After a long cold winter of no Field Day events, we are happy to announce that Field Day 2021 is on! As has been our mode for the last several events, we will be operating Field Day with a combined club effort with the Clearwater Amateur Radio Society and the Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club. The event is on June 26 and 27th, 2021 at the Clearwater Fire Training Center (1716 N … Click for more
Hi space fans. If you enjoy Alan’s (KO4CR) informative QST announcements about space flights, perhaps you would enjoy knowing where those Starlink satellites are right now! Point your browser to https://satellitemap.space and see where the satellites are in real time.