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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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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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