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]

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – February 2021

Hello all,

Just a reminder that this Monday Feb 8 is the SCARA monthly club meeting .  There will be a short business meeting at 6:30 PM, followed by a general meeting at 7:00 PM.  The speaker for the evening is K1TTT, speaking about his superstation. Here is a link to the meeting. As an added bonus to our attendees, we will be giving away a $25 ARRL gift certificate to some lucky attendee.

Also, the February Sparks from the Spa Newsletter is available.

Just a note on this edition.  I (KG2H) have been the newsletter editor for 9 years now.  I am passing on the reins next month to Bill Greenleaf, KD2QOJ. I’m sure you will see a fresh perspective.  Please pass on to Bill any news item you wish to see published or any ideas of you might have.

I hope to see you on the screen Monday night.

Jim KG2H


Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – January 2021

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  Now that the 33 + inches of snow that was on my deck is gone and the daylight is getting longer each day, maybe we can all start thinking about spring ?!?!

The winter E skip season has started for the folks who like to play on 6 Meters.  Its been open the last 2 weeks with pretty good propagation to the south and mid west primarily during the later afternoon and early evening.

We have an important monthly meeting coming up next Monday Jan 11.  We will be discussing our virtual hamfest to be held later in January.  The details are in the newsletter.  I will be sending out a link to the Zoom session in the next few days.  Keep an eye out for it.

Here is the January Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.

Jim KG2H