Sparks from the Spa – Special Edition

October Happenings

At last night’s club meeting, a lot of opportunities arose that just can’t wait until the next newsletter. Let’s dig into them right now.

October 15 – Jamboree on the Air

This is a scouting event that happens every year. Mickey NY2MC is working at the Girl Scout Camp Meadowbrook in Queensbury. He has 50 Girl Scouts and 20 Boy Scouts preregistered for this event. It runs from 10 AM to 4 PM. Mickey has lined up 4 stations, and 4 Hams. He needs a few more operators who will be willing to work a few hours. It’s tough to man a station for 6 hours straight. Email Mickey at, or call him at 518-798-4212. Lunch will be provided.

October 15-16 – NYS QSO Party

The weekend of October 15 is also the NYS QSO party. See the earlier announcement for the NY QSO Party to get the rules and times.

October 22-23 – Technician Training Class

As posted originally in August, Frank, KA2VVI announced a tech training class, with an exam session held at the end. He is looking for volunteers to teach a section of the class, a couple of hours is all he is looking for. Meals will be provided by the fire department, where the class is being held at the South Glens Falls Fire Department # 2. Please call Frank at 518-793-7345.

October 23, 0000Z for 24 hours – Coast Guard Auxiliary 77th Aniversary

Special event station K2N is commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Fred W5BN is operating a local station. There will be other stations on the air from other parts of the country. He is planning on operating on 14.230, 3.810, 7.180, and 50.125 + / -. The special event is October 23, 0000 Z (Friday night local time), running for 24 hours. Please make an effort to snag a QSO during this time frame.

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