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October Club Meeting

This month’s meeting will be an online Zoom meeting only. To join via Zoom: You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Spa ARA Zoom Meeting Time: Oct 13, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk

Amateur Radio is good for some things, but it is not necessarily the best tool to share knowledge and converse widely among a group. A free tool that is available that helps facilitate this type of conversation is groups.io. This … Continue reading

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Will it be a dream…or a dud?

Tonight at 6pm will be the monthly meeting of the Spa Amateur Radio Association. This month’s meeting will be a hybrid of a net on the 146.88 repeater and a Zoom meeting. How will this work you ask? Nobody knows … Continue reading

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It’s like Deja Vu all over again (and again, one more time)

Much like <insert last 2020 month name here>, a face-to-face meeting is not advisable for <insert current 2020 month name here> . Our meeting for <insert current 2020 month name here> will be an On-The-Air Net at 6:00PM on the … Continue reading

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Suffering from COVID-19 induced hamfest withdrawal?

The first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Saturday and Sunday, August 8 – 9, has confirmed what it’s calling “a packed lineup of over 70 great speakers” for the ARRL-sanctioned event. Attendance is free and registration is open. Presentations will cover a range of topics, with two … Continue reading

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It’s like Deja Vu all over again (again)

Much like June, May, and April before that, a face-to-face meeting is not advisable for July. Our meeting on July 14 will be an On-The-Air Net at 6:00PM on the 146.880 repeater. Attached below are the meeting minutes for June, … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap!

Now that Field Day 2020 is in the books, a few reminders: The deadline for submitting your Field Day entry is July 28, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted. A 50-point bonus may be claimed by a group submitting … Continue reading

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Field Day 2020 (The COVID-19 Edition)

Field Day 2020 (The COVID-19 Edition) Field Day is scheduled for June 27-28, 2020. Unfortunately, it is just not advisable to gather as a club for Field Day this year, but there are still ways that you can individually participate. … Continue reading

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It’s like Deja Vu all over again

Much like May, and April before that, a face-to-face meeting is not advisable for June. Our meeting on June 9 will be an On-The-Air Net at 6:00PM on the 146.880 repeater. Attached below are the meeting minutes for May should … Continue reading

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Radio in the Time of COVID-19

Much like April, a face-to-face meeting is not advisable for May. Our meeting on May 12 will be an On-The-Air Net at 6:00PM on the 146.880 repeater. Attached below are the meeting minutes for April for your reading pleasure.

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