SPARC will be hosting members and non member hams at the site on Oct. 12 and 13 as part of the Pennsylvania QSO Party.

The party will start at 10:00AM Saturday with the on air portion starting at 12 noon. It will run till 1AM on Sunday and break for some well eared rest. The QSO party will resume at 9AM on Sunday and run till 6PM. Sparc’s second Saturday breakfast is right before so join us at Gus’ Keystone restaurant for fuel and conversation preceding the event.

Sparc will operate under the multi-operator multi-radio category and will run as many radios as we can cram into the op building with bands ranging from 160M through 70cM running CW, FM, SSB, PSK, and RTTY.

This will be a great event. One that is less grueling then Field Day, will test some antenna theory learned from Field Day, and is a great way for Sparc to operate alongside fellow Keystaters.

The PA QSO party is put on by the The Nittany Amateur Radio club.

Rules for the PA QSO party are here.

All that are interested in joining SPARC for the event should come out to the next club meeting or email Sparc at

There are plenty of things to do between now and then, and this party will serve as a goal for the projects and tasks set to be completed at the site here soon. We look forward to this event and encourage everyone to attend.