St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club

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The next monthly SPARC club meeting is Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 7:30.

PROGRAM:  Home Brew Night.

Tell us about your latest ham radio project. Contact Ed, NZ1Q to let him know what project you are displaying. If you need PowerPoint, bring a file with you or if you can bring the item, bring it along for show and tell.

 Executive Board meeting is Saturday, February 25, 2017 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.

 2017 Dues

Rejoin now and get the entire 2017 year paid up, only $15 for all 12 months. You get all our club activities, events, club station, newsletter, meetings, e-mail reflector, websites and a lot more. You can re-up at any meeting or by mail.

SPARC Contesters Set New Club Record!!!

Prior to this weekend, the highest score the SPARC Contesters managed in the CQ WPX RTTY contest was a commendable 4th place (U.S) in the Multi operator, Single transmitter category with a 2.3 million-point showing in 2009. That effort used the callsign AK4K with operators KP2N, N1XX, N2ESP, N4RI, VE3XD and W4CU. After this weekend, that club… (read more)


The trip over to the big Hamfest in Orlando was easy and the weather was great. I chatted with Ed NZ1Q, Bob N2ESP and Bob KC4SXO mobile to mobile on the way. I think we all got there just before the gates opened. All the usual factory vendors were there and you could see all… (read more)

After Holidays Party

This years After the Holidays Party is right around the corner. We will have the entire Skyway Diner, 4000 34th Street South, St. Petersburg at our disposal. Note: This is NOT Skyway Jack’s. The Skyway Diner is further south on the east side of US 19. The festivities will start at 3:00PM on Sunday, January… (read more)