St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club

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Summer 2016 SPARC Gap is now online

Click on the Latest Newsletter link in the menu at the left for the latest SPARC Gap.


The next monthly SPARC club meeting is Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 7:30.

PROGRAM:  JT-65 Demonstration by Ed, NZ1Q.

 Executive Board meeting is Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM. All members are welcome.

SPARC meets at DMI Research at 6699 90th Avenue North in Pinellas Park. More details and a map are available on our meeting location page available here. Please use the REAR ENTRANCE next to the patio.

St. Pete Science Festival

October 22nd, 2016, Poynter Park St. Petersburg, FL
Details click here.

Tower Installation Update

Today (9/13) we poured concrete. Four yards (16,000 lbs.) of mud, 200 pounds of re-bar, followed by by eight ¾” threaded rods. Everything went as planned. As we wait for the concrete to harden, we can now come up with a plan to relocate the log periodic antenna that is currently atop the Glen Martin… (read more)

Tower Installation Progress

Our tower foundation has been dug, the re-bar cage has been installed, and inspected. We are ready to pour concrete. A few photos below show our progress. We will need to wait awhile while the concrete hardens. Then we get to install the tower base, the tower itself, and finally transplant our LP antenna. Thanks… (read more)

Help Support SPARC at Science Fest

SPARC will again be participating in the St. Petersburg Science Festival. This event is designed to   provide children hands-on access to the wide world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). If you are interested in being part of SPARC’s ham radio demonstration team, please contact Bob, N2ESP. Additional details on the festival… (read more)