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SPARC – Top Florida Club Station in 2018 Florida QSO Party

Photo by Pat AA0O

While working on Tom NY4I’s tower project, Dan K1TO hand-delivered the above plaque for SPARC. It seems that in the 2018 Florida QSO Party (FQP), we WON the top Florida Club honors.  The results from the FQP show the following:

You can find the write-up of the results here on the FQP site. Note while the list above shows those that operated in the log, many thanks to Ron KP2N for all his efforts to organize this effort. Ron suggested we switch to the Multi-op, Multi-transmitter Click for more

SPARC Scores High in 2019 RTTY Roundup

The ARRL has announced the preliminary results for the 2019 RTTY Roundup held the first weekend this past January.

In the Multioperator, single transmitter, low power class the W4TA team finished third place overall and first in W4 land!

N8LRG 109,557
K9NR 103,360
W4TA 88,780 – First in W4 land

Bob, N2ESP
Dee, N4GD
Leslie, WA4EEZ
Don, VE3XD

SPARC Members of the “W4TA Green Key Bunch” were Don, VE3XD, Leslie, WA4EEZ, Dee, N4GD, Tom, W4CU, Dave, KR4U, Rex, KB8ESY, Paul, KA4IOX, Tom, NY4I, Bob, N2ESP and Ron, KP2N.

For the … Click for more

Phone Contest – CQ WPX SSB March 29th @ 8:00 PM

The CQ WPX SSB contest is a great contest for people that liked the fun of contesting during Field Day. This is a 48 hour contest with exciting runs where we call CQ most of the time. If you have ever wondered what it was like on the other side of the pile-up, this is the contest to find out.

We will use callsign NY4I which is a multiplier. That means other stations want to work us. Last year, my first hour run was 160 stations per hour. It is … Click for more

Embroidered Club Shirts Now Available for Sale

SPARC has made arrangements with a local uniform shop to supply custom-embroidered shirts for members. The shirts feature the embroidered club logo along with your first name and callsign. These are short-sleeve, collared pull-over shirts available in sizes from extra small to 5 XL. The shirt below is an example of the same shirt printed for the UPARC club in Palm Harbor. Of course, your shirt will have the SPARC logo.

Example of shirt (with UPARC logo instead of SPARC)

Pricing on the shirts is as follows (tax included):

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Learn about Ham Radio Satellite communications, Feb 1, SPARC Club Meeting

Join us February 1 at the SPARC monthly meeting for a presentation on ham satellite communications.  Drew, KO4MA, AMSAT Vice-President Operations and Member of the Board will present and if conditions are right may be able to demonstrate a satellite QSO.

AMSAT is a worldwide group of Amateur Radio Operators who share an active interest in building, launching and then communicating with each other through non-commercial Amateur Radio satellites.

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) was formed in 1969 as a not-for-profit educational organization. Its aim is to foster Amateur … Click for more

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