Category Archives: Events

Intro to Digital Modes

This Tuesday, Aug 8th  Kevin, K3LLC will host a workshop on digital HF

We will cover

  • Rig connections

  • Software

  • Introduction to modes

It will start at 6 with a brief pause for the board meeting, and then resume afterwards.

2 Meter Repeater is down

It looks like 145.230 took a hit the other night

As such the repeater is on the workbench getting checked out. While this is happening 2M repeater service is interrupted.


449.975 is still active so show the UHF repeater some attention.

Out of Cycle Work Session Scheduled for this Saturday

We need a crew to come together this Saturday starting at 8 AM. We suffered some storm damage at the site that we need to attend to ahead of the meeting next Tuesday.

Also the 2M repeater is off air as the output is severely down, unrelated to the above. Harry has it on the bench and will report its diagnosis at the meeting.

Field Day 2016 Announcement

Sparc will participate in Field Day

June 25th and 26th,

at our site,

1715 Breneman Road Manheim, PA.

The activities will start at 8AM Saturday and will run through the night. We will conclude operations around 1 on Sunday.

Guests are welcome to visit from Noon through 8PM on Saturday, and from 8AM till Noon on Sunday.

We plan to hold operations on Voice, CW, and digital modes. There will be attempts throughout the day to make a satellite contact as well.

We will operate a Get on the Air station for new ham operators or non licensed holders to try out an amazing experience.

Come out and watch what it takes to put a portable Amateur radio operation on the air.

5th Tuesday is this Month

As part of our 5th Tuesday series we will have Harry Bauder speak on his trip to China.

Come join us at the Rapho Township building Tuesday 3/29 at 7 PM.

Next Event will be May 31st

Ready Mount Joy 4

READY MOUNT JOY 4: An opportunity for discussion and demonstration of readiness attitudes, actions and equipment.

21 Feb 1300 – 1600

The format:
  • Module One: Introductions, background, general discussion (1 Hour)
  • Module Two: Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel fields questions from the group (1 Hour)
  • Module Three: “Show and Tell” SME’s explain and demonstrate various equipment (1 Hour)
If you have not yet registered, please do so. CLICK HERE to register

Also See flyer here

Be Ready – Be Safe,
Rick Hamm, MEP
Deputy EMC
Mount Joy Borough