Weather Net on 11-6-2019 @ 12:05

Thanks to the following for checking in to the SPARK weather net today: W3MEB, KØTV, NØXG, KDØETL, KDØWLB, NØEE, KEØVCR, KDØOPS, & KDØWXT. Great job everyone!!

Special thanks to Richard – KEØQYA for taking on the task of Managing net control.

Club Officer Elections

Fellow Hams,

I believe it is time and probably overdue for club officer elections. Please attend if possible, or give your nomination to one of the officers or someone you give your nomination to.

We will vote at the December meeting and new or present officers will take over in January.

November 2nd we will entertain nominations for:

President

Vice-President

Secretary

Treasurer

Club Shirts

For all who were not at the last meeting.  “Doc” W3MEB is ordering new club shirts.  Get with him if you would like to order one.  Please ask him about the pockets!

NEW – SIMPLEX NET – WEDNESDAY NIGHT @ 20:00 (8:00 PM)

Ok,  If you missed the meeting yesterday we won’t blame you,  but you now owe Doughnuts the next meeting.  We know who you are!    Just joking about that to getting your attention!

It was decided to try to open up a Simplex net on 147.030 with a change              ( NO TONE),  this will be every Wednesday evening at 8:00 PM.     The purpose is to establish a common freq. if the repeater is down and to see how efficient this is to work.  Hope to hear you on the air!  Please contact Paul Withers (KDØETL) kd0etl@outlook.com

NEW CLUB ITEM – CLUB DECALS

Get your club decal while there in stock.  For $5.00 you too can proudly promote your support of the S.P.A.R.K. !  At 4inchs in diameter that is $1.25 an inch!  Talk about value.  Keep in mind the proceeds from these are donated back to the club for some new potential projects to grow the club.  Please contact Nick Camirand (KEØNIL) chamberlincamirandfarm@gmail.com OR Richard Camirand (KEØQYA) rc882@yahoo.com   

 

ATTENTION ALL HAM RADIO OPERATORS

Once a month they test the sirens in Sedalia on the 1st Wednesday of each month at noon. At that time I am going to run an exercise net for all hams in the area to check in to practice our emergency preparedness.   In the event of an actual weather warning depending on conditions I will also try to run a net for the duration of the warning.

73’s and hope to hear your check-in,

Richard Camirand – KEØQYA

S.P.A.R.K Klub Meeting

S.P.A.R.K Klub Meeting

S.P.A.R.K Klub Meeting

Sat. October 5th 8:30 AM

First United Methodist Church (Celebration Center)

1701 W. 32nd Street, Sedalia, MO

Jim Keck WØFRX, SK

Jim Keck WØFRX
1920-2019

Our eldest Klub member, friend and mentor Jim Keck WØFRX became a silent key on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the age of 98.

In some way, Jim touched nearly all of us over his many years, whether by mentoring, sharing his vast experience or by spending countless hours in QSOs with us.

He will be sadly missed.

His obituary can be found here.

Any Klub member who has a story to share about Jim is invited to add it to the end of this post. Click “edit” to add your memory of Jim.

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Welcome, Missouri State Fair Visitors

Hams who are visiting the Missouri State Fair are  invited to utilize our repeater while they are in town.

We have operators who monitor daily and can answer most questions you might have about your visit to Sedalia. We also have a 2 meter net on our repeater that will happen twice during the fair, once on Sunday the 11th and again on the last day of the fair on the 18th, both at 8pm. Please check in, we’d love to hear from you!

Several area hams also monitor 146.52. Give a call there also if you need assistance during the fair.

Statistics suggest that approximately 79 hams per day may visit this year’s fair as hams comprise .248% of the US population.  We hope to hear from every one of you!

Repeater info:
 
147.03 MHz with a 
non-standard negative 
offset that you will
have to manually
program.
(Your radio will assume
a + offset.)
Input is 146.43 

179.9 PL tone 

Net is on Sundays, 8:00pm