Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – September 2021

Hello All

Well, the hamfest is over, and I’m finally getting back to my normal routine.  It’s a little late, but here is the link to download the September issue of Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.

If anyone has something they would like to have published in the future, please let me know by sending the copy to me  KG2H@ARRL.NET

I hope you all enjoy it.

Jim KG2H

Hamfest 2021 – September 12

Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association
presents our 35th annual

HAMFEST 2021

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th; Gates open at 7:00 am

Saratoga County Fair Grounds, 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Only $5 per person includes door prize drawing, plus 8’x8′ “tailgate” space

ARRL Logo

  • NEW and USED gear and accessories to haggle over
  • VE exam to be held at 8:30 am (off site)
    • Cornell Co-Op Ext. (Solar Bldg)
      50 W. High St / Rt 67 west
      Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Plenty of room to display your sale items
  • Fox-hunt on the fairground property
  • Under-cover tables available for $10 each
  • Delicious Food served all day

Directions

  • I-87 to Exit 12
  • West on Rt 67 to Ballston Spa
  • At intersection of Rts 50 & 67, follow 50 North; look for HAMFEST signs
  • In village, turn left at Citgo station on Prospect Street; up hill on left

Talk-In

  • K2DLL Repeater System
  • 147.000 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz or
  • 147.240 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz

GPS Coordinates

43.007438° N
-73.855821° W

For information or reservations contact: Jim Polewczak – KG2H
231 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Email: kg2h@arrl.net
Phone: 518-703-9558

 


If you would like to help us out by distributing some flyers, a PDF document of Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association HAMFEST 2021 the is available. Please tell your friends and post where appropriate. Thank you for your assistance!

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – June 2021

Hello all,

Its June !! Things are looking up on the COVID front, and it is time for the June SCARA meeting this Monday, June 14.  See your email for the link to the Zoom Meeting.  The General membership meeting starts at 7 PM and there will be a short Board of Directors meeting immediately proceeding that at 6:30 PM.  The topics of discussion will be Club Elections, Field Day, and our September hamfest.  There will be lots of good information, so please plan on logging in.

Also, here is the June issue of Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.

Jim KG2H

April 12, 2021 Meeting

Hello all,

Just a reminder, This Monday night, April 12 is the monthly SCARA meeting.  The business session starts at 6:30 and the General membership session starts at 7:00 PM.

The topic for the meeting will be :

Ham Radio Apps for Everyday Use

With the right apps your smart phone becomes a handy tool for the ham radio operator.  Some of the best ham radio apps will: help you locate repeater information as you travel, transforms your smartphone into a HT, provides tools for decoding messages, allows you to predict satellite passes in real time, search call signs on the go, plus a whole lot more.  Ham radio apps can and will enhance your enjoyment of the ham radio hobby.

This presentation will include demonstrations of several apps that are available for iOS and Android devices.  Live demonstrations will be shown via Zoom. Applications that may be featured include: RepeaterBook, QRZ.com, APRSDroid, EchoLink, SATSAT, AmSatDroid, and SSTV.

I hope to see you all there.

Jim KG2H

[See email from KG2H for meeting Zoom link]