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Field Day – the President’s Perspective

First, I would like to thank our outgoing Field Day Chairman Dave, KR4U for his years of service and many memorable field days. Dave handed over the reins to this year to new chairman, Tom, NY4I. Thanks Tom for organizing a successful event.

In addition to a new chairman, lots of things changed this year’s … More

440MHz Repeater now requires CTCSS (PL) Tone

All radios desiring to access the SPARC 440MHz repeater MUST now transmit a 146.2Hz tone to activate the repeater.

The 2M and 220MHz repeaters do NOT require any tone for access. Please direct any questions to repeater trustee Ron, KP2N.… More

Keeping Up with SPARC!

Things are always happening at SPARC. But, how do you hear about them?  Maybe you don’t get to make the 6:30PM nightly 2M net as often as you like. Well, we have additional ways to keep you in the loop.

SPARC Web Site

The first way is this website. The home page of the website, … More

Field Day Operating Signup

For your review, here is a link to the sign-up sheet for operating at Field Day.

Note we have three stations: CW Only, CW/SSB/PSK and SSB Only.

The CW/SSB/PSK station will be on whatever mode we have the requisite operators. This way we can keep the station busy.

PLEASE NOTE…YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP YET.More

Field Day Bonus Points – Chairperson desperately needed

As Field Day gets closer, we still need a person to head up the Bonus Points committee. Again, you DO NOT need to do all these things. You only need to coordinate who is doing them. For example, a satellite contact yields bonus points. Tom, NY4I does that every year—with much help from all— so … More

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