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Ready Mount Joy 4

READY MOUNT JOY 4: An opportunity for discussion and demonstration of readiness attitudes, actions and equipment.

21 Feb 1300 – 1600

The format:
  • Module One: Introductions, background, general discussion (1 Hour)
  • Module Two: Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel fields questions from the group (1 Hour)
  • Module Three: “Show and Tell” SME’s explain and demonstrate various equipment (1 Hour)
If you have not yet registered, please do so. CLICK HERE to register
Also See flyer here
Be Ready – Be Safe,
Rick
Rick Hamm, MEP
Deputy EMC
Mount Joy Borough
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Winter Storm Announcements.

Due to the winter storm the HARC Hamfest has been postponed till next week.

 

Also from PEMA this announcement.
Due to the impending weather PEMA ACS will be activating this weekend.
The PEMA SEOC will be activated to an “enhanced” level on Friday evening.  PEMA ACS personnel will be monitoring HF Voice Operations on 3.9935N LSB UHF  and the Eastern Area Office will monitor 3.9875N LSB UHF.   We will also be monitoring PaNBEMS on 3.5830N Olivia 1500 Hz 8/500.  They will be taking reports of snowfall amounts from counties and others…  Our hope is to keep the SEOC and our command staff informed with the most up to date information on snowfalls by location.  This should provide a much more accurate picture of how bad it is in different parts of the state than the news would.  It should also help us to keep PennDOT informed as to snow amounts and may directly affect their decision making about plowing roads.  We don’t expect the snow to hit until later in the evening but it may come in earlier.  We hope that you will be able to reach us to share information on snowfall amounts.   If you do not have UHF capability, please let me know what UHF or VHF frequencies you will be operating on and I will add your frequencies to my operational ICS-205 so that our guys can listen communicate with you.   If this does not work, our landline in the radio room is 717-346-3101.
On Saturday morning both the PEMA SEOC and EAO will be operating in a Level 2 activation mode.  Both radio rooms will continue to monitor.  Using the daytime frequencies on the attached ICS-205.   Western Area will have staff monitoring our Western Area channels as well.  We expect to remain in an activated state until sometime on Sunday.
PEMA ACS would not be able to provide information like what is needed this weekend without the support that you, the  ACS units, RACES, ARES and Skywatch teams that serve your county and local governments provide.  It is truly a team effort.   Those of you who know me know that I am sincerely grateful for your support.  Much appreciated.  I can be reached at the number below if you have any questions.
Susan
 
Susan D. Singer | ComLEmergency Management Specialist,
Commonwealth EMAC & ACS Coordinator
Division of Logistics & Resource Management
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
2605 Interstate Drive | Harrisburg, PA  17110
Phone:  717.836.3162| Cell:  717.712.8931|  Fax:  717.651.2021
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January 2016 News

In this issue of QRZ

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Coming Events  Page 2

Editor’s Notes  Page 2

Six Metre DX Report  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 10

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 10

Coax and Coax Connections   Page 12

Documenting Your Shack Part 4  Page 13

For Sale by SPARC   Page 15

Photometric Definitions  Page 16

ON4KST Propagation Charts  Page 17

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December 2015 News

In this issue of QRZ

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Coming Events  Page 2

Editor’s Notes  Page 2

Six Meter DX Report  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 4

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 4

One Shed Gone  Page 6

Setting Up Your Handheld  Page 7

Documenting Your Shack Part 3  Page 9

For Sale by SPARC  Page 11

ON4KST Propagation Charts  Page 12

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November 2015 QRZ

In this issue of QRZ

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Coming Events  Page 2

Editor’s Notes  Page 2

Six Meter DX Report  Page 2

W7GJ  Wins FFMA #7  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 3

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 4

Documenting Your Shack Part 2  Page 6

Signal Reports  Page 8

W3OLV Wins AWA Award  Page 9

On Line Resource Update  Page 11

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Harc Winterfest Flyer is Here

Harc has posted their Winterfest flyer!
Sparc always puts up a table and we do quite well raising money for the club.
Winterfest 2016 Harrisburg Pa
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Field Day 2015 Results are In!

The official results from Field Day 2015 are in and posted

  • Sparc Pulled in 5030 point placing 265th of 2720 filled logs
  • With that we came in the top 9% of participants overall
  • We were in the top 7% for all 4A stations
  • We placed 6th in our Section of EPA and 2nd Portable operation in our section We will get you Lehigh ARC!

ARRL results database

We Can definitely do better next year, and Will definitely give it a go
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Sparc Looking to Activate Hopewell Furnace

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 http://www.arrl.org/NPOTA

The ARRL just announced a year long contest for 2016 to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks service.

A few of us thought it would be great to activate the Hopewell Furnace National Park Saturday May 14th. The idea is to arrive on site that morning setup 4-6 separate sites and operate from 11AM till 5PM.

Locations would be setup as CW, Phone and Digital running 40/10 and 20/15 meter band combinations. The max we could do is 6 locations in this configuration. This is open to all amateur radio operators in the area and we will extend invitations to the surrounding clubs to see who wishes to help activate a location on that day.

If you have questions or are interested in helping plan this excursion please reach out to SPARC via email @ k3ir@arrl.org.

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October 2015 QRZ

In this issue of QRZ

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Coming Events  Page 2

Editor’s Notes  Page 2

Six Metre DX Report  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 9

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 9

Documenting Your Shack  Page 12

EIMAC Moonbounce Notes on Line  Page 13

Appendix Six Meter Large Charts  Page 14

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5th Tuesday Events Start Next Week.

We will be filling the 5th Tuesdays of the month with a special presentation.
They will be DX, and travel oriented.

This first one is a special event as our own Dale Long will present on his efforts to re-establish the AM broadcast station on Haiti. The Meeting will be at the township building and start at 7 PM.

Hope to see you then. The next meeting will be March 29th, 2016.

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