Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – May 2019

Hi Everyone,

It’s so exciting now that Spring has arrived. Its a great time to get the antennae back in shape after the winter we just went thru. I personally have added another 2 meter antenna to the farm. I now have both a horizontal and vertical antenna for 2. I still have to run the cable up to the shack, but the hard outside work is done.

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

There a couple of items to bullet:

  • The East Greenbush hamfest is this weekend on Saturday. Details are in the newsletter.
  • Our monthly club meeting is this Monday , May 13.

The meeting is the usual time: 6:30 PM for the Board of Directors, and 7:00 PM for the General Meeting. This is at the usual location in the Wilton EMS building off of Jones Road in Wilton.

We hope to see you there.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – April 2019

Hello All,

Attached is the April edition of the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter. It’s packed full of content, so I could not find space to add a note about the April meeting schedule.

Our regular meeting is on the second Monday of the month, April 8. It is in the usual location, the Wilton EMS squad building, just off of Jones Road in Wilton, NY. the General membership meeting starts at 7 PM, and there is a board of directors meeting immediately preceding that at 6:30 PM.

We will hear from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) about the annual tour de cure, which the club has supported for probably 20 years. This year the tour is again in June, and will again be headquartered from the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

The Saratoga County event has consistently ranked # 2 or #3 in the country. Come and hear the talk. The Ham coordinator this year is Mike, K2ZIP.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – March 2019

Hello all,

It’s March!! The start of Spring!! ( Yeah right, its supposed to snow tonight!)

Attached is the latest Sparks from the Spa Newsletter, enjoy it.

This is important, our annual swapfest is this Saturday, March 9. It is being held at the Cooperative Extension Building in Ballston Spa, 50 West High Street. Doors will be open at 8 AM, and the raffle drawing will be approximately 10:30. We’re clearing up at 11 AM, so we can set up for the Exam Session which will start at Noon.

Because of the Swapfest, we do not hold our normal Monday meeting in March, so don’t plan on the regular meeting on March 11.

Thanks, and I will see you there.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – February 2019

Hello all,

Hope you’re all enjoying the wildly changing weather pattern we have been having lately. I am attaching the latest Sparks from the Spa Newsletter for you to enjoy.

Don’t forget that the next meeting of the Saratoga County ARA club will be this Monday, February 11. the speakers will be Micky NY2MC and Marc WA2FON, speaking about Summits on the Air (SOTA). I’m sure they will also answer any general questions about operating from the field.

The board of directors business meeting will begin at 6:30 PM, and the general membership meeting will be at 7:00 PM The location is the normal location at the Wilton EMS squad building just off of Jones Road in Wilton.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – January 2019

Hi Gang,

Sorry for the late publication. Time has just flown by, and I lost track of it. Attached is the latest Sparks from the Spa Newsletter. A couple of interesting items this month.

The Hoosick Amateur Radio Club is having a hamfest on Feb 2 at the Hoosic Falls Central School. It might be an interesting one to attend. This fest is just in its infancy, so give them some support.

Our Swapfest is scheduled for March 9, at the Cooperative Extension Building in Ballston Spa. It runs from 8 to 11, with an Exam Session afterward, starting at noon.

Jim KG2H