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 CTCSS 179.9,  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.

Continue reading “Jim Keck WØFRX, SK”

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

February S.P.A.R.K Klub Meeting Minutes

S.P.A.R.K. Meeting Minutes – 02/02/2019

Meeting called to order 8:36 a.m.

Treasurer’s report as of 01/31/2029
Checking * $1649.34
Savings * $234.00
Old Minutes were unavailable
Old Business
Renewed discussion pertaining to the minutes of the meeting being distributed via E-Mail
to club members
New Business
Chris, KC0TKS will be live streaming the net this Sunday night.
Phillip KJ5ZW, Asked about fixing the long squelch tail on the repeater. John N0XG, will check into alleviating the problem.
Dennis KY0P, requested an introduction of all in attendance, due to the new Hams and guests at the meeting.
Bob KE0CYR wished to express his thanks to the VE team for holding the test sessions.
A request for having a general class and exam was made.
Sam KE0LMY, spoke to the group concerning field day. She invited S.P.A.R.K. to again participate along with the Benton County and Warrensburg clubs in field day operations.
Richard KEOQYA, made a motion to accept the invitation which was seconded by Nick
KEONIL. A vote was taken and the motion passed.
Sam also requested our assistance with a technician class to be held in Benton County and offered help with our Website and Facebook page.
A new radio club has been established of in Warsaw.  information about The Dam Amateur Radio Klub or D.A.R.K. can be found at damark.org
Chris, KC0TKS, asked if anyone had contact the International Space Station on a recent flyover.
Next meeting will be April 6th
The chair accepted a motion to adjourn from Phillip KJ5ZW and seconded by David
KDOORW. The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 a.m.