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SPARC Antenna Party – new video

Here is something that makes a ham club Great!
Check out the action as SPARC members put up new antennas at the club station. We had a perfect day with several teams working on different antennas and expanding the club’s coverage of the HF bands.
Oh, also, we have a new YouTube channel for club … More

New Aerials in the Ether

The weather was picture perfect. The station engineering team of Dave, KR4U and John, KI4UIP had the necessary tools and hardware ready. Then the SPARC Elves showed up at W4GAC/W4TA, and suddenly our station had the ability to work the “top band.”

Fan dipole adjustments. (N2ESPhoto)

Up went a 160M/80M fan dipole, extending virtually the … More

Our loss of Gretchen, KB0SDR. Service on January 18.

SPARC was informed by Doug, KB0SDQ that his wife Gretchen, KB0SDR passed away on Wednesday, Dec 13.  There will be a service held for his wife of 29 years on January 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Countryside Christian Center, 1850 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759… More

You’re invited to an Antenna Party Saturday

SPARC members are all welcome and encouraged to assist at the assembly, repair and erection of antennas at W4GAC. Starting at 9:00AM on Saturday 12/16, the tower will be lowered to replace the rotator. At the same time, adjustments will be made to accommodate the center support for the new 80/160 dipole. The south end More

A Website Makeover…

Welcome to the new look of the SPARC website. This is the same WordPress site underneath but a new format. The new site uses a three column design so one does not have to scroll down the page to see current topics. You can also see the 10 most recent posts on the right under … More

SPARCFest 2017 Recap

A picture of the SPARC table with various items for sale
SPARC Silent Key Items for sale

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 … More

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