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Out of Cycle Work Session Scheduled for this Saturday

We need a crew to come together this Saturday starting at 8 AM. We suffered some storm damage at the site that we need to attend to ahead of the meeting next Tuesday.

Also the 2M repeater is off air as the output is severely down, unrelated to the above. Harry has it on the bench and will report its diagnosis at the meeting.

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Get on the HF Air

July meeting topic presented by Harry

Getting on the HF AIR

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June 2016 QRZ

In this issue of QRZ

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Coming Events  Page 3

Editor’s Notes  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 3

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.   Page 4

For Sale by SPARC  Page 8

What History Forgot  Page 6

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Where to listen on HF

The question of where do I tune to to hear something came up at a recent chat at the club site. The suggestion was to check into a net. Most nets are welcoming, will give you an honest signal report, and make tuning suggestions if necessary. They are a good way to check your equipment, and have a good relaxed QSO.

Of the nets in our area the East Coast Amateur Radio Society or ECARS always seems to come in strong. The net is on 7.255 MhZ and is going most of the day. You can read more on them at http://www.ecars7255.com/

For the early birds you can’t beat the Roosters Net.  http://www.roosternet.org/

Another way to find nets in the area is through the ARRL’s net directory. Here you can narrow your search by net type, location, or band.  http://www.arrl.org/arrl-net-directory-search

For the mother load of nets listed in groupings the following website is also a good resource. http://www.ac6v.com/nets.htm

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Field Day 2016 Announcement

Sparc will participate in Field Day

June 25th and 26th,
at our site,
1715 Breneman Road Manheim, PA.

The activities will start at 8AM Saturday and will run through the night. We will conclude operations around 1 on Sunday.

Guests are welcome to visit from Noon through 8PM on Saturday, and from 8AM till Noon on Sunday.

We plan to hold operations on Voice, CW, and digital modes. There will be attempts throughout the day to make a satellite contact as well.

We will operate a Get on the Air station for new ham operators or non licensed holders to try out an amazing experience.

Come out and watch what it takes to put a portable Amateur radio operation on the air.

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May 2016 QRZ

In this issue of QRZ

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Coming Events  Page 2

Editor’s Notes  Page 3

Six Meter DX Report  Page 4

ARES/RACES Information  Page 5

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 6

Make-A-Wish Convoy Report  Page 7

For Sale by SPARC  Page 8

ON4KST Propagation Charts  Page 9

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April 2016 QRZ

In this issue of QRZ

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Christopher Charron, K0PE SK  Page 2

Coming Events  Page 3

Editor’s Notes  Page 3

Six Metre DX Report  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 8

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 9

For Sale by SPARC  Page 11

ON4KST Propagation Chart  Page 11

 

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5th Tuesday is this Month

As part of our 5th Tuesday series we will have Harry Bauder speak on his trip to China.
Come join us at the Rapho Township building Tuesday 3/29 at 7 PM.
Next Event will be May 31st
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March 2016 QRZ

In this issue of QRZ

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Coming Events  Page 2

Editor’s Notes  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information Page 3

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc. Page 3

For Sale by SPARC  Page 5

Mount Joy Drill After Action Rept.  Page 6

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February 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 Meter DX Report  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information   Page 5

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 5

Beginner’s “Antenna Tuners”  Page 7

For Sale by SPARC  Page 8

Remote Contesting  Page 9

ON4KST Propagation Charts  Page 11

 

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