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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 admin@wa0sdo.org 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.

July Meeting

JULY MEETING DATE & LOCATION

Our July meeting will be held on the 9th due to the Independence Day Holiday. The meeting will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church located at 3700 West Broadway in Sedalia beginning at 8:30am at the shelter house (across from Lowes). We have several items to discuss including Sparkfest and Special Event and Field Day wrap ups. If you would like to bring a lawn chair please do so if you don’t want to sit on the picnic tables for your comfort. Those locals who are testing please contact Bret (WOVK) at hota2@hotmail.com to pre-register. Testing will begin directly after the meeting. See everyone on the 9th.

Field Day 2022 Update

Field Day 2022 Update

Saturday June 25th is approaching fast. We will have at least 7 stations scheduled to operate during the day. This will give all of our members the opportunity to hang out, make contacts, and fellowship with friends. We will begin setting up around 10:30am, if you would like to help we would like you to be there. We will have a meeting for our members to discuss the bands that we will be operatering on and the points schedule at 12:30pm. At 1pm the fun begins. Around 6pm we are going to grill hamburgers and hot dogs. We ask that if you are planning to eat with us please bring a covered dish. We will operate until around 8pm.

We encourage all members to join us for fun and fellowship during the day. We will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church located at 3700 West Broadway in Sedalia. The location is in the shelter house so you might want to bring your lawn chairs so you will have a comfortable place to sit.

See everyone on the 25th.

June Net Control Operators


June Net Control Operators
5th Doc (W3MEB)
12th Paul (KD0ETL)
19th Connie (WA0QCJ)
26th Richard (KE0QYA)
July 3rd Marcia (KF0HYQ)

Interesting fact out of 54 members here is the license breakdown of our club:
Technicians 12
Generals 18
Amateur Extras 24

May Meeting Re-Cap

We had 28 members that attended our monthly meeting today. We discussed our special event station that we will deploying our Ecom Trailer at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia. After our meeting on June 4th we will set up at the festival and be on 20 meters using a special call sign of w0r. We discussed Field Day that we will be having again at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sedalia on June 25-26. Its a great location for all the activities we will be doing there. We will have more information on the event at our June meeting. And of course Sparkfest 2022. This years event is already growing at a fast pace and will bigger than last year’s with commitments we have already received from vendors. We invite all members to join us for a great Summer and Fall full of activities.

After the meeting we conducted a test session. 4 of our members passed their test. I am pleased to announce the following fellow hams who upgraded their licenses:

Steve G. (kc8aek) upgrade to General
Mark (n0owz) & Renda (kb0uvw) J. both upgrade to General
Ann G. (kf0vcr) upgrade to Amateur Extra

As you can see SPARK is constantly giving its members opportunities to continue their education in the hobby. But most importantly we are making ham radio fun for our members.

Hope to see everyone on June 4th at our next monthly meeting.

SPARK as charity on Amazon

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 www.amazon.com, log in to smile.amazon.com. 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 
smile.amazon.com 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.
smile.amazon.com"