James Osborne, KI4EN, became a Silent Key at 93 at the VA hospital at Bay Pines on 7/27. He was a WW2 veteran. He lived for 40 years in St. Petersburg and was known by many local hams. He built and repaired of radio equipment for himself and others and has a large inventory of parts and tools.
James’ son, Jim K7LYQ, is advising us the estate sale has been postponed by hurricane Irma until September 29th through October 1st and will include the following ham equipment:
Henry 2K-4L amplifier with Eimac 3-500 tube and spare HV transformer.
BTI amplifier with Eimac 3–1000 tube.
2 Ten-Tec Titian 425 amplifiers with tubes.
Icom IC-2KL solid-state amplifier.
Icom IC-751A & power supply.
Icom IC-AT-500 antenna tuner.
Icom IC-PS30 power supply.
Cushcraft R-7000 vertical antenna.
Drake TR-3 transceiver/power supply.
Spare RF power amplifier tubes 4CX-1000 (very low hrs).
Kenwood K-2000 amplifier with tube.
2 Autec WM-1 power meters
Large HV transformers and capacitors for 10 Kw amplifiers
Click on the map at the top of the menu on the left to see a real-time summary of the SPARC Field Day effort. This information comes directly from the logging computers via a Raspberry Pi. We hope you make it down to the club station today but if not, you can watch our progress.
Are you proud of your mobile installation? Why not enter it in the first annual SPARC mobile installation contest? At the regular July SPARC meeting on July 7th, members are welcome to enter their car in the contest for a chance to win a nice prize in either the HF category or VHF/UHF category (or both). The judging criteria are summarized below. Click here for more detailed judging criteria. It is not about the cost of your equipment, but how finished and polished the installation is. The more your installation looks like it came that way from the factory, the better.
HF and VHF/UHF entrants judged on:
Power Connections Antenna Mounting
Grounding Cable Routing
Radio Installation Operational Safety Concerns
SPECIAL MEETING FORMAT
All cars entering contest should park in front of DMI building (car show style) by 7:00 PM. Judging will start at 7:15 PM. To take advantage of the light, we will have time for people to look at the cars until it starts getting too dark. Then we will go inside for the regular meeting and then the judges will highlight what they saw in the contest and announce the winners. Think of it as a meeting in reverse.
So tie off those cables, neaten that rat’s nest under your dash or under your hood and come out and enter your car–or just get ideas to improve your own installation.
Please contact Tom Schaefer, NY4I at NY4I@arrl.net or 727-437-2771 to register for the contest or with any questions.