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April 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 7

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 7

2014 PEMA Conference Report  Page 9

Digital Record Archiving  Page 12

World Time  Page 13

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March 2015 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 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 5

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 5

The QRSS Labs WSPR Kit  Page 7

Two Ears, One Mouth  Page 8

Convert VHS to DVD Progress  Page 10

Jim’s Miscellany Free Stuff  Page 12

Six Meter DX Charts  Page 14

MS Walk Registration Form  Page 15

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We are almost there!

Many of you know we are raising funds for a new operating building.
We are $3000 shy of hitting our trigger point.

The plan is for a 14×32′ building on site as a replacement for the operating building and the storage shed. This will be a prebuilt structure set onsite. This building will act as meeting space and operating space for seven permanent  stations. Below are renders  of the the building outside on location and an idea of the interior layout.

With our goal so close in range we are asking anyone who is willing and able to offer what they can to push us over our goal. Action now could result in a building onsite by Field Day which would be amazing. A reminder Sparc is a 501.C(3) which always helps.

SparcNB1                SparcNB2

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February 2015 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 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 5

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc.  Page 5

Amateur Radio Auxiliary Networks  Page 7

Receiving the ISS SSTV  Page 7

SPARC IRLP Project  Page 9

Earth Alerts  Page 10

Six Meter Report Chart  Page 12

Radio Club D’Haiti Letter  Page 12

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Navassa Night at the Club Building

Tuesday night 2/10 starting at 5:30 PM the club site will be open, the radio powered, the amp warmed and the Beam pointing South. For everyone that wants to try their hand at working one of the rarest DX stations in the world come out. The QSO is simple and the card is one for the logbook.

We will operate SSB, CW and RTTY trying to log as many across the bands and modes as we have calls to throw at them. It’s also board meeting that night so you know stay for that as well. Any questions feel free to contact Kevin, Scott or Harry.

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The Great Columbia Orator AA3C, SK

For all who may not have heard Jim Ibaugh, AA3C, is now a silent key. His obituary is posted on Lancaster Online.

Jim was an original member of the Columbia Ham and Eggers club and has seen 2 club name changes and 3 site location changes. Having received his ticket at the age of 12 he embodied the spirit of Amateur Radio. Through his experiences in the Air Force and at RCA he always maintained a positive attitude, even when his photo multiplier tubes told him otherwise those days in March of 1979.

I had the fortune to sit with Jim at Brethren Village. What started off as a half hour visit turned into 3 hours. Jim’s way of captivating his audience and his ability to spin a story into a great adventure is what I will always remember him by. No one but Jim could tell the story about his encounter with the bear and the dumpster, or the birds on the radar dish. He will be missed.

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Janurary 2015 QRZ News

In this issue of QRZ

 

Table of Contents

President’s Message  Page 1

Coming Events  Page 2

Editor’s Notes  Page 3

Six Metre DX Report  Page 3

ARES/RACES Information  Page 8

SPARC Officers, Nets, Etc. Page 9

SSTV from the ISS  Page 10

Siz Meter DX Report Larger Plots  Page 15

 

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Ham License Testing

Sparc is pleased to Announce we are starting onsite Ham Testing for Technician through Extra exams.
Goto  Ham License Testing for more information.

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2014 PAQP Results are in.

Not only did SPARC win the County this year, we set a county record with 178,560 points

We placed 7th overall in the multi-Operator Multi-Transmitter division. We also pulled in top spot for PSK contacts again this year. All in all a great effort by all those who participated. This  year’s participants included Tom, Jim and Linda Hartranft, Jonathan Charles, Scott Lithgow, Harry Bauder, and Charles Zimmerman.

Look forward to next year and the opportunities it might bring.

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December 2014 QRZ 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

Amateur Satellites Made Easy  Page 6

Hams Must Save Morse Code  Page 7

Six Meter DX Report Large Plots  Page 10

PARC Report  Page 11

 

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