Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) was formed in April 2014. The Club falls
under the auspices of the
South Plainfield Office of Emergency Management. Our purpose is to provide CERT and RACES resources to the Office of Emergency Management, and to enhance the radio skills and communications capabilities of the members.
South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club meets on the first and fourth
Wednesday evenings of each month at 7:00 PM at the South Plainfield
Community Police Building at the corner of Hamilton Boulevard and New
Market Avenue. On the first Wednesday we hold an Activity Night, while
on the fourth Wednesday, we conduct our regular Business Meeting.
All are welcome to attend!
The NJ2SP Repeater is an open repeater which covers the town of South Plainfield as well as the immediate surrounding area.
The output frequency is 146.970 MHz with an offset of -600 KHz.
Please use a PL tone of 97.4 to access the repeater if you are in the area.
|President||Bill Carlson W2AOF
|Vice-President||Larry Makoski W2LJ
|Secretary||Ronald Hepburn N2LCZ|
|NJ2SP Trustee||Larry Makoski W2LJ|
|Immediate Past President
||Marvin Bronstein K2VHW
|Our e-mail address - [email protected]|
the primary mission of SPARC is community and public service, we also
exist to have fun and encourage the growth and development of the
Amateur Radio Service to our members and the surrounding community. As
such, SPARC is proud to be an ARRL Affilated Club.
|Public Service / Emergency Communication|
|Amateur Radio Activities
Should you work NJ2SP during any one of our on-the-air activities, make sure to send for our QSL card. Jeff Murray K1NSS, captured the essence of one aspect of South Plainfield's rich history. In the 1920's, Hadley Field, which is located towards the south end of town, was the Eastern Terminus of the US Postal Service's fledgling Air Mail Service. Even after the Air Mail Service was moved to the expanded facilities of Newark Airport, Hadley Field remained open until the very early 1970s, servicing small private aircraft.