SPARC

SPARC

St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club

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Meetings

The next monthly SPARC club meeting is Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 7:30.

PROGRAM:  How to use the SPARC Remote HF Station including a live demo!

Executive Board meeting is Saturday, November 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


SPARCFest 2017 Recap

One could not have asked for better weather for the annual SPARCFest this year. The event was held at Freedom Lake Park in Pinellas Park on Saturday November 11, 2017. As usual, even though the official start is 8:00 AM people start congregating around 6:00 AM to setup and some even to grab early bargains—although… (read more)

The MAK is Back

SPARC contesters enjoyed entering W4TA in the newly reestablished Makrothen RTTY contest. Makrothen is a Greek word meaning distance. In spite of poor propagation, the SPARC team made 541 QSOs with a claimed score of 2,203,706 points. What makes the Makrothen different from the other contests we compete in is the method of scoring. Most… (read more)

Upcoming Activities

Besides this being the start of contest season, we also have some other events that you might want to check out. On October 13 through October 15, there is the Makrothen RTTY contest at the club station. See here for more info…. On October 21, it’s the St. Petersburg Science Festival. Look for more info… (read more)

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