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

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – June 2022

Hello all,

It’s June.  Here are a couple of things to pass along.

  1. Here is the the June 22 issue of the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter. If anyone has a problem with downloading it, please let me know at KG2H@arrl.net and I will email you a full copy.
  2. It’s the June meeting this Monday, June 13.  That means 2 things.  First it’s the annual business meeting where we elect officers for the upcoming year.  If you are interested in becoming an officer or general  board member, please drop an email to one of the existing officers, listed on the back page of the newsletter.  Second,  just a reminder that we take a meeting break in July and August so there are no physical meetings planned.  This month’s meeting will be held starting at 6:30 PM with a board meeting, followed by the general meeting starting around 7:00 PM.  Due to the speaker, (see the next item) we will be holding a hybrid meeting, both in person and via ZOOM.    The physical meeting will be at the Fire Training Center in Ballston Spa, 6012 County Farm Road, right behind the Animal Shelter building.
  3. The meeting speaker will be Joe Carcia, NJ1Q who is an ARRL Staffer.  He will lead us on a guided tour of the ARRL facility.  Shortly before that we will hold the annual elections, and Club  status report.

Please be sure to join us.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – April 2022

Hello All,

I hope everyone is doing well.

First item of interest is that the April issue of the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter is available.

Second, is the information for the April Club meeting, which will be held in person.  It will be at our usual location, the Saratoga County Fire Training Center.  It is located at the Saratoga County facility on County Farm Rd. If you need an address for your GPS, try 6012 County Farm Rd, Ballston Spa.  The actual training center is located behind the animal shelter building.

The business meeting will start at 6:30 PM, and the general meeting will start at 7:00 PM.  The speakers for the evening will be Brian Szewczyk NJ1F, and Jim Polewczak KG2H.  We will be examining and comparing 2 very popular computer logging systems, N1MM+ and N3FJP Amateur Contact Log.  It should be an interesting meeting.  I hope to see you there.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – March 2022

Hello all,

Here is the March issue of Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.

Just a reminder that the monthly meeting for March is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, at 8:00 AM.  It is our annual Swapfest which is being held at the Cooperative Extension Building located at 50 West High Street in Ballston Spa.  This has been on hiatus for the last 2 years because of you know what!  There is no admission charge.  The Swapfest will close at 11:00 AM so we can set up for the exam session to be held at noon.  More information is in the newsletter and this post about the Swapfest details.

I hope to see you there.

Jim KG2H