Parks On The Air

Just a few photos of the POTA event held at Katy Trail State Park on November 27th. Several contacts were made making it a successful activation. Special thanks to Scott (KJ4MFW) for organizing this event.

December Meeting

NOTE MEETING DATE: Our December 11th meeting will be held at Sedalia-Pettis County EMA Headquarters located at 1511 N. Ohio in Sedalia. Meeting topics will include planning for the upcoming year. After the meeting we will conduct a testing session for locals who want to upgrade or for new Tech’s. If you would like to test please pre-register with Bret(W0VK), his email address is It’s that time to pay your club dues for 2022. Hope to see everyone there.


To SPARK club members; on Saturday morning, 27 November 2021, one of our members needs some assistance in a Parks on the Air activity. KJ4MFW will be activating the Sedalia Depot (Katy Trail) as part of the Parks On The Air (POTA) challenge. Scott is looking for club members to support his efforts in radio operations to help activate this location. Here are some reasons you may wish to come help:

You want to help a club member activate a POTA location
You are interested in learning more about Parks on the Air
Your are free on 27 November (and thank you)
You know how to take pictures or you wish to be in pictures!
You want KJ4MFW to owe you a favor!
You currently owe KJ4MFW a favor! LOL

So, on the morning of the 27th we need to make 15-20 QSOs from the caboose to complete the activation. We can go on as long as we are having fun; but the requirement is 15 QSOs. I like to make a few more than the required amount because sometimes the reporting of QSOs has errors. The last time I did this, it took about 90 minutes to complete the effort. If this is a happy success, perhaps our club could begin to do regular POTA events. If not, just consider it an event where you helped a fellow club member.

If you can help, please contact:

Scott//Hambone: KJ4MFW@GMAIL.COM

If you are curious to lear more about POTA, YouTube: POTA

Or, check our or To learn more.

Finally, I recently activated a POTA park… Here is my video from my experience:

November Net Control Operators & Club Elections

November Net Control Operators
7th Richard (KE0QYA)
14th Chris (KE0FUD)
21st Paul (KD0ETL)
28th Don (KF0ARQ)

Congratulations to the following that were elected to the board for 2022
Bret (W0VK) President
Richard (KE0QYA) Vice-President
Harry (K0TV) Secretary
John (N0XG) Treasure


Our fall SET Exercise is in the books. Special thanks to Scott (KJ4MFW) who organized our event. Special thanks to all of our members who participated by checking into the net and those who completed special tasks during the exercise. Thanks go out also to a few members who set up our communication trailer at Bothwell State Park that was our SET command location. SPARK also wishes to thank Sedalia Pettis County Emergency Management Director Trisha Rooda who played a vital part of our event. Pictures can be viewed on our clubs Facebook page and also on our group page.