Rookie Roundup

The ARRL Rookie Roundup is this coming Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00 PM Eastern Time. (1800 to 2359 UTC).  The SPARC club station will be open for all those who want to get on the air.  A number of experienced operators will be there to guide you.

The Rookie Roundup is intended for those Hams first licensed in 2017, 2018 or 2019 but any ham who has not experienced the fun and challenge of HF is invited to come out.
– Harry, N3FMO

Next DiY/Kits Project


In the past year a few of us have spent time on the odd Tuesdays working on hands-on electronic projects.  Our plans for the new year are subject to your inputs and participation.  Harry (N3FMO) has suggested we do a  ham related project next year in two items from the November QST magazine – a dummy load and an attachable watt meter.  Such a load is needed to simulate an actual antenna load for your radio but without generating annoying interference while you run your tests.  He has offered to buy the parts in bulk for us to get the best prices, etc.  You may build either one or both of the projects. 

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