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Morse Code – Who Had A Clue?

Another interesting email arrived at SPARC this week. A lady had “received” a message in Morse code she couldn’t decode. Strange you ask? True. She asked us for help in decoding the message. Forwarding the request to a few SPARK members, Ed NZ1Q, stepped up to the challenge.

Ed was given a phone number that More

2 Meter 6:30 PM Net to start EXTRA Class Questions tonight

Every night on the net members and non-SPARC members check-in to just chat about their day after handling any NTS traffic.  We also have a multiple choice question each night from the license pool.  On your check-in you can give your best answer or just take a guess. We do it just for fun and … More

All Hams on Deck

As president, I get a lot of emails from folks who search on Google for the terms “ham radio” and “St. Petersburg.” Recently I received an email from a boat owner who lives in Seminole. He was having VHF radio issues on his sailboat, and was not sure what or where the problem was. Sailors, More

Get your Homebrew project ready for Feb 2

For the last few years, SPARC has held Homebrew Night in February. No, we are not talking about beer. In a long tradition, Homebrew in Amateur Radio is the things you craft yourself that you find useful in some aspect of radio. This is an evening where club members can show the projects they have … More

A Tale of Two Roundups

 

W4TA 2017 RTTY RU Award

SPARC received word that we did well in last year’s RTTY Roundup, Multioperator Low Power category.

  • First in the West Central Florida Section
  • Second in the US & Canada
  • Winning the Southeast Division

Operators enjoying this victory are: KA4IOX, KB8ESY, KP2N, KR4U, N2ESP, N4GD, N4KPJ, N4RI, NY4I, VE3XD, W4CU … More

HF Propagation presentation is now available

“The Sun and HF Propagation” presentation by Lu W4LT, has been uploaded to the SPARC Resource Page under Ham Radio Resources.  Look toward the bottom of the left-hand column on this website (www.sparc-club.org) to view the presentation.

Many thanks to Lu for sharing his presentation with SPARC and his presentation at the last club meeting.… More

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