Next Meeting: Monday, December 17, 2001 8:00 PM At the Sterling Community Center Annex. Contact Bill Lorentz, KS4II, at 703- 444-6341 or email@example.com.
Presentation: Video "Your Journey through Basic Electronics and Amateur Radio"
Refreshments: Marsha Miller, KD4ITP
Thanks to Bill Rowlett, KC4ATU for leading last months discussion on proper amateur operating practices. Proper methods of determining signal strength and the RST numerical code procedures were some of the topics of discussion This was a great help to many of us that are new to the hobby and I hope we can continue these informal information exchanges.
Annual Report Filed
SPARC's Annual Report has been filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission along with our annual $25.00 registration fee.
February 10, 2002, Frostfest, Richmond, VA
January 27, 2002, Maryland Mobileers ARC, Odenton, MD
March 3, 2002, Winterfest, Annandale, VA
April 6 & 7, 2002 Maryland State Convention, Timonium, MD
UPCOMING SPARC ACTIVITIES
2002 Virginia QSO Party March 16 & 17, 2002
www.qsl.net/sterling SPARC Website
www.qsl.net/kd4sai Ham Radio Community Chapter
www.pvrc.org PVRC website
www.amateurradio-far.org FAR Website
www.arrl.org/divisions/roanoke/ ARRL Roanoke Division Home Page
www.qcwa.org Quarter Century Wireless Association
www.wage.com WAGE Radio, Leesburg, VA
http://nist.time.gov NIST time site
ARRL Straight-Key Night
SARTG New Year RTTY Contest--sponsored by the Scandinavian RTTY Activity Group (SARTG), http://www.citytorget.com/sartg.
January 4 - 6
Kid's Day, phone, sponsored by the Boring Amateur Radio Club, 1800Z to 2400Z Jan 5. Frequencies: 28350 to 28400, 21380 to 21400, 14270 to 14300 kHz, and 2-meter repeaters with permission of repeater control ops. Exchange name, age and favorite color. If the operator has changed, a station can be contacted again. No scores or logs are required--every participant is eligible to receive a colorful certificate-- send a 9×12 SASE to: Boring Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1357, Boring, OR 97009. For more information, http://www.jzap.com/k7rat/.
January 11 - 13
North American QSO Party, CW, sponsored by the National Contest Journal, 1800Z Jan 12-0600Z Jan 13 on the 160-10-meter bands. SOAB-LP and M2 categories with max power 100 W, operating a maximum of 10 hours (off times must be at least 30 min and M2 entries may operate the entire contest). Exchange name and SPC. Score is QSOs × States + Provinces + NA DXCC entities (count each once per band). For information, see http://www.ncjweb.com/naqprules.html. Logs must be emailed or postmarked by Feb 12 to Bob Selbrede, K6ZZ, 6200 Natoma Ave, Mojave, CA 93501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarksburg, WV: Stonewall Jackson Amateur Radio Association, K8DF. 1300Z to 2200Z Jan 19. Celebrating General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson's 174th Birthday. 28.425 14.280 7.250. QSL. SJARA, PO Box 752, Clarksburg, WV 26302.
Pasco, WA: Pasco WA Olympic Torch Committee, W7P. 1200Z Jan 24 to 1200Z Jan 26. Commemorating Day 51 of the Olympic Torch Relay. 21.040 14.040 7.040 3.540. Certificate. WA7CS, 4102 Meadowsweet St, Pasco, WA 99301.
Boise, ID: Voice of Idaho, W7BOI. 1600Z Jan 25 to 2400Z Jan 26. Olympic Torch Relay through Boise. 28.380 14.293 7.225. QSL. Richard Dees, 22765 W Sandalwood Dr, Meridian, ID 83642