Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – October 2023

Hello all,

Attached is the October issue of the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

I urge you all to join our GROUPS.IO group. You will get more and fresher club information faster than I publish newsletters. Simply send an email to K2DLL+subscribe@groups.IO

Also, we are looking for a new editor for the newsletter. I have done this job for too many years and I want a break, seeing as I have other club duties. Send an email to any of the officers listed on the last page of the newsletter.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – July 2023

Hi All.

Happy 4th of July.

Here is the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter for July.  It contains information about our June meeting, and also a summary of our club’s Field Day effort.  (Spoiler, it was great)

Remember that we take July and August off from in person meetings.  Our next in person meeting is Monday September 11 at the Fire Training Center.

We need commitments for help at the hamfest on September 9, contact Fred W2EMS, ( W2EMS@ARRL.NET )

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – June 2023

Hello all,

Here is this month’s Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.  It has very important information about this month’s meeting.  Please be sure to read it.

The top item of interest is a change in venue (this month only) for the monthly meeting. In Brief. It is sill the normal time, 7:00 PM on June 12, but we will be meeting at the Paul Lent Public Safety building on the county complex instead of the Fire Training Center.

There are also other articles of interest in there for your reading pleasure.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – February 2023

Hello all,

Here is the hot off the press Sparks from the Spa Newsletter for Feb 2023.

Our next meeting is Monday February 13 at the Fire Training Center in Ballston Spa.  Our speaker will be Ken K4ZW joining us on Zoom to tell us about his recent DXpedition to ET3AA in Ethopia.

We will be having an open zoom meeting for those unable to attend in person.   Check your email for the link to that meeting:

Late Breaking News

Information came to my attention too late to make the newsletter, but our friends at the Warren County Radio Club will be having their own swapfest on April 15.  Log onto their website W2WCR.ORG for more details.  ( I gotta warn you that our swapfest on March 18 will be better !!  Be there or be square. )

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – January 2023

Hello all,

I hope everyone is doing well and had a great holiday season.

I just wanted to remind you that the January meeting will be on this coming Monday January 9, at the Fire Training Center in Ballston Spa.   This is an in person meeting, with the business portion starting at 6:30 PM, and the general meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

Here is a link to download the January issue of Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.

We hope to see you there.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – November 2022

Hello all,

I hope everyone is doing well.   I also hope you got a chance to get out and see the leaves changing color this fall.  N2EKQ and I got out a couple of times, and it was much nicer than we expected.  All I heard on the news was that the colors were going to be muted due to the weather during the summer.  I don’t think that was the case.

I also hope some of you got on the air last Saturday to work in the NYS QSO party.  I got on and had fun.  I didn’t beat anyone I’m sure, but the 30 or so SSB contacts I made were quite a nice change of pace for me, you usually find me on FT8,  Thanks Brian, NJ1F for letting us know about the party.

Attached is the November Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.  I hope you enjoy it.

I have set up the Zoom meeting for the November 14 meeting, (6:30 PM board, 7:00 PM General meeting).  Below is the Zoom invite, and I will be sending that out again later, closer to the meeting, along with the program information.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – September 2022

Hi all,

Summer is over.  Thankfully, the weather is turning cooler, and it’s time to repair the antennas before the snow falls.

I’ve gotten back behind the keyboard, and finally produced the latest Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.  There’s some important information in there for the October / November time-frame.

If you have any problems, please let me know, and I can forward the actual newsletter file to you.

Jim KG2H