St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club

Next Meeting

The next SPARC meeting is Friday October 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

PROGRAM: This month’s program is a demonstration of remote HF radio operation by Tom, NY4I.

Nominations for club officers will be taken from the floor.

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 At St. Petersburg Science Festival

“We are exhibiting at the 4th Annual St. Petersburg Science Festival. Join us at this free, family festival to celebrate Science in the Sun on Saturday, October 18th. Our exhibit will provide visitors with an interactive ham radio experience. Click here for more information. If you would like to participate, contact Bob, N2ESP.

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 will be determined by the incoming officers. 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.

SPARC Field Day T-Shirts

are still available.SPARC FD T-Shirt

Size Cost
M, L, XL $12


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.

H.R.4969 – Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014

There is a proposed bill in congress that needs our support. The short version is as follows: To direct the Federal Communications Commission to extend to private land use restrictions its rule relating to reasonable accommodation of amateur service communications. To see the entire bill click here: Bill/hr4969-113/text Don’t forget to Click “Support” on the… (read more)