Put a little SPARC in your life!
°°° 147.505 224.500 442.500 °°°
This South Central Connecticut area amateur radio club offers 3 repeaters, some with EchoLink and IRLP. Members enjoy weekly breakfast get togethers. We sponsor several weekly nets on the Club repeaters and a simplex net. We also assist with volunteer events, such as walk-a-thons throughout the year.
After many years of waiting, we have deployed the new 505 repeater system. A new TKR-751 repeater, new controller, antenna and several other components have been purchased. The system went online on May 22nd. Thanks to Dan - KB1MMR for all of his assistance. Many of the familiar IDs, announcements and courtesy tone are back and we will be adding more as time goes on. There are a few new ones too!
We are still looking to improve the receive sensitivity on the 505 repeater. Right now it definitely talks out further than talk in. Please check back for updated information on this.
We have resumed the online audio stream for both the 147.505 and 442.500 repeaters. You can hear this live repeater audio on this page or through your smartphone. Please go to the Repeaters section for more information on this.
We will be transmitting the Amateur Radio Newsline again on the 505 and 7:30 PM every Wednesday before the Club Net! Please tune in and check it out!
See Pictures in the Media Section!
Brenda - KW1YL
Rich - K1RSU
Tom - AC1GD
Craig - W1MHz
Ed - WA1LEI
Hank - K2OT
Brian - K1SOX
We have started linking into a net that meets every morning at 10 AM. This is an informal but controlled net that has check-ins from all over the world and a different net control every day of the week. Please check it out, they are very welcoming to newcomers. This net is currently on the 442.500 repeater.
Here is a link to their Facebook page...
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!
Saturday Mornings at 9:30!
Brenda is still running the breakfast net for those that do not want to go to the actual Club breakfast. Please check in on the 442.500 on Saturday mornings for the Breakfast Net. You can also join us on the SPARC Chat Room. Many participants have webcams, although it's certainly not required.
The next SPARC meeting is September 13th, 2021.
SPARC normally meets on the second Monday of April and September at 7:00 P.M. We having been meeting at the Twin Pines Diner at 34 Main Street, East Haven. We are considering meeting at the 91 Diner in New Haven for our September meeting. Check back for updates! Talk-in is the 442.500 repeater.
The meetings are open to all!
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 - Need NCS - Please sign up!
Week 5 - Mike KF4KLF
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 on Thursdays. SKYWARN Nets are brought up as needed.
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