St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club

Next Meeting

The next SPARC meeting is Friday December 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

PROGRAM: This month’s program is on station grounding by Ed-NZ1Q.

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.

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 February 28, 2015. Meetings are held at DMI Research 6699 90th Ave N Pinellas Park at 2:00 PM. All members are welcome.

Home Brew Meeting Night 

What new projects, software, antennas, etc. you have been working on? Show and tell us at the February meeting. A valuable prize will be awarded to the most interesting project. More details next year.

SPARC Field Day T-Shirts

are still available.SPARC FD T-Shirt

Size Cost
M, L, XL $12


Planning a Weekend General Upgrade Class

Tom Schaefer, NY4I, is investigating the idea of a weekend General Class upgrade class. Note this is NOT an exam cram class. The student is expected to do pre-study (lots of it using the Gordon West book).

But, first, Tom needs to find out of there is much interest in this. We often see Tech classes offered but General and Extra seem to be left to folks to learn by themselves. If you think you might be interested in a General class or know someone that is, please let Tom know. And just for planning, if you would like to see a weekend Extra workshop, let Tom know that too.

This is just to get an idea of the level of interest. Contact Tom at or 727-437-2771