St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club

Next Meeting

The next SPARC meeting is Friday November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

PROGRAM: This month’s program is a demonstration of mesh and peer- to-peer high speed data radio networking (HAMWAN) by Bryan, W9CR.

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.

SPARC Gap is online

The latest issue of the SPARC GAP April-July 2014 was put on web 7 August 2014. Note this is a 30 MB file this month due to the pictures.


Buy Sell Net

Check out Mike K4ZPE’s Buy/Sell web site, and the weekly Buy/Sell Net on the SPARC Repeater at 6:45PM or after the SPARC Daily net.

Next Executive Board Meeting

The next meeting date is November 22, 2014. Meetings are held at DMI Research 6699 90th Ave N Pinellas Park at 2:00 PM. All members are welcome.

The SPARC Fest is scheduled for 8 November 2014

Click here for flyer.

Home Brew Meeting Night 

What new projects, software, antennas, etc. you have been working on? Show and tell us at the February meeting.  More details next year.

SPARC Field Day T-Shirts

are still available.SPARC FD T-Shirt

Size Cost
M, L, XL $12


Introductory Amateur Radio “Technician Class” License Course

Hillsborough County ARES/RACES is proud to sponsor the introductory Amateur Radio “Technician Class” License Course in a traditional classroom setting. Please invite your friends to come join the several hundred people who have taken these courses and earned or upgraded an Amateur Radio license during the last few years. This course will be held on two Saturdays, the 1st and 8th of November, 2014. 
The class size is limited – and you can sign up online!  Reserve your seat by signing up at  You will receive an email with further information.
The fees break down as follows:
The testing fee is $14, and there is a refundable deposit of $20 for your class materials.
We will have a limited quantity of books available at class time for you to purchase (different from course books) for $19.95. This book is optional, but highly recommended. This take-away book will be yours to keep, and will be useful to you in your Amateur Radio activities.
Please bring a government-issued picture ID card with you to class.
Your instructors are volunteers, and there are no training fees for these classes.
We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family there!

KP2N Featured in QST

Club member and former President Ron Hall Sr., KP2N, is featured in October QST magazine.  Ron was elected the first West Indies Section Manager in 1982. Read all about Ron’s activities in the Virgin Islands in the October, 2014 issue of QST magazine.