This South Central Connecticut area amateur radio club offers three repeaters, two with EchoLink and IRLP. Members enjoy weekly breakfast get togethers. We sponsor several weekly nets on the Club repeaters where any amateur operator is welcome. We also assist with volunteer events, such as walk-a-thons throughout the year.
Newly licensed hams or those just new to the SPARC repeaters are always welcome!
It's that time of year where you will hear holiday greetings prior to IDs when you are in a QSO on the 505 repeater. Some of the greetings are from SPARC members who have moved out of the area or are slilent keys. There are, of course, greetings from current members as well. If you would like to add one to the mix, please send an audio file to email@example.com. You could even do this from an app on your smartphone. Please keep the message under 7 seconds and include your call sign in the message.
Check out the KW1MH Net on Tuesdays at 6 PM on the 147.505.
Your net control is Brenda, KW1YL. She will be running the net from the MakeHaven Underground Radio Group's station. This net is open to all amateurs.
The next SPARC meeting is April 10, 2023.
SPARC normally meets on the second Monday of April and September at 7:00 P.M. We meet at the Twin Pines Diner at 34 Main Street, East Haven. Check back for updates! Talk-in is the 442.500 repeater.
The meetings are open to all!
Saturday Mornings at 9:30!
Brenda, KW1YL runs the breakfast net for those not attending the actual Club breakfast. Please check in on the 442.500 on Saturday mornings at 9:30 for the SPARC Breakfast Net.
There are many Club expenses, if you use the SPARC repeaters, please consider a donation.
Please go to the INFO / DONATION section of this site. You can use a credit card, PayPal or mail a check.
Thank you to the following operators for their recent generous donations!
Brenda Brown & Rich Pizzoferrato - KW1YL & K1RSU
Seth Powsner - W1ETA
John Bruins - W1OXF
Bob Murphy - WA6SFY
Scott Beisiegel - AA1WM
Karen Asard - KB1HKU
Bob Tyson - KO4GJT
SPARC has had a Facebook page for several years but it seems some members are unaware of it. Although, you can always get the latest news here on our website, sparc.us, the Facebook page allows members to interact by posting and replying. Also some posts might not be "Club News" but something you would like to share with the other members. Members' posts will be in the Community section. Please check it out, like and follow the page. Just remember - facebook.com slash followed by our Club callsign!
Join us every Saturday morning for breakfast at Pop's in Milford at 9:00 AM.
Week 1 - Brenda KW1YL
Week 2 - Brian K1SOX
Week 3 - James AB1DQ
Week 4 - Bob WA1RAB
Week 5 - Craig W1MHz
If we get any others who would like to run the net to give the regulars a night off, please email nets at sparc.us! Thank you and looking forward to hearing you on the net!
The Weather Nets are held on a weekly basis at 7:00 PM every Tuesday. SKYWARN Nets are brought up as needed.
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