Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – April 2020

Hello All,

I know I missed the March edition, I apologize, however, I have been under the weather ever since I got back from our vacation to New Zealand. I am making it up to you by getting the April letter out a little early. Here is the April Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.

Just a few notes. I sent out an email earlier this afternoon that the April SCARA meeting is canceled. As of this time, that is the only thing we are canceling. any decisions about the May or other meetings have not yet been made. I will endeavor to keep you informed.

Thanks to our ARRL Division Manager, Ria Jairam (N2RJ) she has offered us an electronic option for the meeting just minutes after I sent that message, The Board will consider her offer, and see if anything will be arranged. That is a benefit of us being an ARRL affiliated club. The majority of you in the club are already ARRL Members, but if you are not, please consider joining us who are.

It doesn’t look good for family and friends getting together for Easter, but make the best of it you can. Our family will get together via SKYPE, but it’s not exactly the same as being there in person.

Stay warm and dry, and don’t forget social distancing.

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – February 2020

Hello All

Let’s cross our fingers that Winter will soon be over. I love these days when the temp gets up to the 40s (of course the 70s will be nicer in a few months!).
Anyhow, Attached is the February edition of the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

One IMPORTANT note. Our February meeting will be held back in our regular place, the Fire Training Center in Ballston Spa. The Code Blue shelter is back to its permanent home, and renovations on the Training Center will be complete.

The meeting will be on Monday, February 10. The board meeting will be held at 6:30, and the general membership meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. This month we will be honored to have Ria Jairam, N2RJ, our Hudson Division Director, address us via skype. She will present information about the January ARRL Board meeting, and take some questions afterward.

I hope you all can make it.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – January 2020

Hello All,

Happy New Year.

I am enclosing the January edition of Sparks From the Spa Newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

Reminder that the monthly club meeting is this Monday, January 13. The location is the EOC area, the same spot that we have held the last 3 meetings. This is across the street from the Cooperative Extension Building in Ballston Spa. If any of you are unsure where this is located, please let me know, KG2H@arrl.net.

We have some items that will take extra time for the board to discuss. The Board meeting is set for 6:00 PM (earlier than normal), and the general meeting is set to begin after the Board meeting.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – December 2019

Apparently the Fire Training Center is still being used as a Code Blue shelter, so our meeting will be held in the EOC in Ballston Spa. This is the same location we used last month. It is in Ballston Spa, on the opposite side the street from the Co-operative Extension building at 50 West High Street (AKA Route 67). If you need directions, just give a shout out on one of our repeaters, and you will be talked in.

There is no planned speaker, but this is our normal holiday get together. Plan on a good eyeball meeting and conversation. If you wish you may bring some goodies along to share with the others.

Here is the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter for December.

Jim KG2H