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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

Live Stream Down

**UPDATE**:  A Bandaid fix has been applied and so far seems to help. Please give it a try and report back to  Hope this helps Doc who I assume is deployed with FEMA.

Six of you streamed the net last evening (Oct. 2). 
Please give me some feedback on your audio quality
so I can finalize the repair.


The Broadcastify feed, although still listed as “online” is down until further notice.

Somewhere along the way the live stream developed a loud screech on some but not all transmissions and I just noticed it. I find nothing wrong on my end and Broadcastify can find nothing wrong on their end. My trouble ticket even got escalated to the CEO of the company and she investigated herself and came up with nothing. The story of my life – “wow, I’ve never seen that problem before”!

Looks like it is going to take some down and dirty troubleshooting to find this one.

Chris – KC0TKS


SPARK as charity on Amazon


I did it. Daren did it. Don did it. 
You should do it too! 
Free money for our club! Read on...

I successfully switched my charity on Amazon today to SPARK.
This means that every purchase I make on Amazon donates .5% of my purchase prices to the club. Doesn’t sound like much but when enough people do it, it could be significant. Get your family, friends and everyone at work to do it and the club could get a couple hundred dollars a year of free money with almost no effort!

Instead of shopping at, log in to Once you set your charity to Sedalia Pettis Amateur Radio Klub,  all purchases that you make donate directly to SPARK. Takes all of 30 seconds to set up.

The smile website is identical to the www one, including prices.


"Dear AmazonSmile customer,

Thanks for visiting AmazonSmile! 
Per your request, we have successfully changed the 
AmazonSmile charity you are supporting to Sedalia 
Pettis Amateur Radio Klub.

Remember, if you want AmazonSmile to donate to 
Sedalia Pettis Amateur Radio Klub, you need to 
start each shopping session at the URL or with AmazonSmile turned ON 
in the Amazon Shopping app, and we will donate 
0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

Visit Your AmazonSmile Impact to see donation 
information and learn more about your charity.

AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives."


Mystery Comms

This was overheard on the 147.03 repeater Saturday evening. The recording is from 6:42 – 7:12pm (silent periods are removed).

I don’t know if this is legitimate repeater use or not, I don’t speak Spanish, but at times I heard numbers which I guess could be part of a call sign. However, I also heard curse words which leads me to think this was unauthorized use.

If any of you speak Spanish well enough to translate, or know someone who can, give it a listen and email and I will post your findings.

There are more times this was heard on Saturday afternoon. Anyone with a premium Broadcastify account can search the archives and listen to more of it.

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