The date for the SPARC picnic will be Sunday 9/12/21. This year’s picnic will be held at the Sam Lewis State Park, near Wrightsville in York County. We will be starting around noon. I have reserved the large pavilion for us and we will have it until the park closes that day.

Since the park is a Parks on the Air location, we will have at least one HF station set up to activate the park. For those that are not familiar with the POTA program, please see for more info. The activation will be fun for all and we should see plenty of action. Anyone can use the station to make contacts. Anyone that would like to get their 1st activation on the board is welcome to sit down and make 10 contacts with their callsign and take the credit. This high altitude location is known to provide some great signal propagation.

The club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages for all. We ask that attendees bring some sides or desserts, but certainly not required to attend. Since we will be in a covered pavilion, the event will be rain or shine.

Please use this link to find the sign up sheet. It’s important that we know how many will be attending so that we purchase the right amount of food. If you know what you will be bringing, please add it to the sheet. this will help others to decide what to bring. If you don’t know, that’s ok too. You can come back and add it later if you plan to bring a side dish.