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

Hamfest 2023 – September 9

Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association
presents our 37th annual


Saturday, SEPTEMBER 9th; Gates open at 7:00 am

Saratoga County Fair Grounds, 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Only $10.00 per person includes door prize drawing, plus 8’x8′ “tailgate” space.

** GRAND PRIZE: Yaesu FT-710 AESS **

    • RigExpert – AA-230 Antenna Analyzer
    • Ultimate Crimp Kit (Tools & Connector Package)
    • MyAntennas – EFHW-8010 Multiband End-Fed Antenna
    • Anytone – AT- D878UVII DMR/Analog HT Transceiver
  • KJI Electronics will offer the latest radios, books, etc.
  • NEW and USED gear and accessories to haggle over
  • Fox-hunt on the fairground property
  • Under-cover tables available for $10 each
  • VE exam to be held at 8:30 am (on site this year!)
  • Under-cover tables available for $10 each
  • Delicious Food served all day


  • I-87 to Exit 12
  • West on Rt 67 to Ballston Spa
  • At intersection of Rts 50 & 67, follow 50 North; look for HAMFEST signs
  • In village, turn left at Citgo station on Prospect Street; up hill on left


  • K2DLL Repeater System
  • 147.000 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz or
  • 147.240 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz

GPS Coordinates

43.007438° N
-73.855821° W

For information or reservations contact: Jim Polewczak – KG2H
231 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Email:


If you would like to help us out by distributing some flyers, a PDF document of the Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association HAMFEST 2023  is available. Please tell your friends and post where appropriate. Thank you for your assistance!