January 2023 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on January 7th at 8:30am located at EMA headquarters 1511 N. Ohio in Sedalia. We will be discussing Winter Field Day which will be on January 28th/29th. Plans are to have it at EMA headquarters this year. This will be the kick-off for what will be a another exciting year for SPARK. We plan on having many things this year for our members to do. If you haven’t been to a meeting in awhile I encourage you to be a part of something special and plan on attending. After the meeting we will be conducting training. This month it will be on DMR. More of our members are using this form of digital radio now since we have a repeater for it. If you would like to know more about it after the meeting will be a great opportunity to learn more about it. Also, we will be testing after the meeting as well. If you would like to test or know someone who wants to please email Bret(W0VK) at hota2@hotmail.com to register to do so. And last as we start a new year just a reminder that dues for 2023 are now due. We have many things planned for this upcoming year and we hope that you will be a vital part of our clubs ongoing success. 73’s

December Weather Net Exercise

Depending upon the skies, the EMA will conduct the outdoor siren test this Wednesday December 14th at noon. At approximately 12:10pm if the test is conducted we will have a weather net exercise. All listening stations are encouraged to check in.

December Net Control Operators & Election Results

11th Connie (WA0QCJ)
18th Joel (KE0WJX)
25th Christmas Day ***no net***
January 1st Renda (KB0UVW)

The following are the officers for 2023
President Bret (WOVK)
Vice-President Richard (KE0QYA)
Secretary Harry (K0TV)
Treasurer John (N0XG)

Our next meeting will be January 8th at EMA HEADQUARTERS located at 1511 N. Ohio beginning at 8:30am.

SPARK Broadcastify Stream Upgrade

As some of you may have noticed, our Broadcastify stream has been supplying only the 2m repeater for some time due to a radio failure.

The stream has now been restored and actually upgraded!

Now, it provides simultaneously, the 147.03 repeater, 224.44 repeater, and I have, with the acquisition of a new radio, been able to add the 53.11 six meter repeater and the 147.575 simplex frequency.

147.03 has priority over all others.

Enjoy and please report any issues.
73, Chris – KC0TKS