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W4GAC / W4TA “Reorganization”

The station crew invites you to stop by the station on Saturday August 29 at 10:00AM to help reorganize (read clean) the station and storage areas. We will break for lunch and then convene the SPARC Executive Board meeting at 2:00PM. All are welcome.


QSLing: Direct, Buro, LoTW and More

This month’s meeting program by Tom Schaefer, NY4I will cover the various methodsI Heart DX of confirming a 2-way contact. Known as QSLing, direct, incoming and outgoing QSL bureaus (buros), as well as ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW) will be covered.

 For those that have had challenges with LoTW, this is the program for you. Tom will walk you through how to start and complete your LoTW registration. Experienced hams bring your interesting QSL cards and show them off.


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 field day. Our new location at DMI worked out well. While a true field day experience may not be air conditioned, our group has years of experience working under hot, humid, rainy conditions. Another year … Click for 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.

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 6:30 PM nightly 2-meter net as often as you like (147.060 no tone required, + offset). 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,, always has the latest information about the happenings in the club.

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