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St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club

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W8IM Places 3rd Worldwide

Dean, W8IM. earned 3rd place worldwide in the 10M PSK31 QSO Party that is sponsored by 10-10 International. What makes this accomplishment more amazing is that Dean won in the QRP category! An accomplished CW operator, Dean decided to expand his horizons with PSK31. Congratulations Dean. Click the title to see Dean’s certificate.

 

 

W4TA Late Entry Into NAQP RTTY

Due to a last minute cancellation at DMI, we were able to participate in the NAQP RTTY contest. Operators participating on the W4TA Multi-2 category team were: Ron KP2N, Bob N2ESP, Dee N4GD, Tom NY4I and Johnnie W4TSP. The team used N1MM+ logging software which incorporates the MMTTY RTTY engine. This facilitated the ability to display real time contest statistics on our big screen TV as well as live on our web page. We ended the contest early as thunder storms approached. Claimed score for this event was 446. Thanks to all those that participated.

Real Time QSO Summary Screen

Real Time States Worked Map

 

NY4I sets up logging and web display programs

Dee N4GD working NAQP RTTY

 

W4TA Places Second in RTTY Roundup

Courtesy ARRL

According to the August 2017 edition of QST, W4TA placed second in the Multi-Single Low Power class in the 2017 ARRL RTTY Roundup.

1st K9NR 103,851

2nd W4TA 85,845 (908 QSOs and 97 multipliers)

3rd WS9V 78,587

Way to go SPARC operators: KA4IOX, KP2N, KR4U, KB8ESY, N2ESP, N4GD, N4KPJ, N4RI, NY4I, VE3XD, W4CU and W4TSP.

If you would like to join in the fun, contact Ron KP2N for details on our next Radiosport event.

Field Day 2017

Join us June 23rd, 24th and 25th at the SPARC club house for this year’s ARRL FD activities.

2016 SPARC Field Day

Our goal is not a big score, but for everyone to take part and experience station setup and getting on the air.

  • Field Day setup begins on Friday at 2:00PM. We will begin station configuration. This includes tables, antennas, radios, computers, and power.
  • Saturday morning, beginning at 10:00AM, we will finish station setup and verify all systems are go. We will form Ad Hoc committees to take care of the operating schedule, food and any other necessities.
  • The event starts Saturday afternoon at 2:00PM. Let the fun begin. Operators of all experience levels are welcome to operate. CW/Digital/SSB operating positions will be available at various times of the day. If enough operators are available, we can keep the station open a full 24 hours. Remember to bring your own headphones.
  • Sunday at 2:00PM the operating event ends and station take-down begins. Many hands make light work, so chip in and don’t miss the fun.

The new SPARC FD format should be more fun and less hassle for all members. Look forward to seeing everyone there.

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