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What’s New is Old Again

The Spa club will hold its January club meeting on January 11 at 6pm. As has become our custom, we will have masks, hand sanitizer and ‘social distancing’ available for those that want to attend. January 11, 2022Garland County Department … Continue reading

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Time to Party like its 2019

The SPA Amateur Radio Association will be holding our Annual Holiday Dinner at Smokin’ In Style BBQ on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6pm. Note: This is NOT our Regular Meeting Night. Dinner is SELF PAY, through the line. All … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Club Meeting This Month

The Spa club will hold its November club meeting on November 9 at 6pm. Masks required to enter the building. We will have masks, hand sanitizer and ‘social distancing’ available for those that want to attend. November 9, 2021 Garland … Continue reading

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The first rule of Spa Club – Second Tuesday is meeting night. The second rule of Spa Club – Second Tuesday is meeting night.

The Spa club will hold its October club meeting on October 12 at 6pm. Masks required to enter the building. We will have masks, hand sanitizer and ‘social distancing’ available for those that want to attend. October 12, 2021 Garland … Continue reading

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You can leave your mask on

The Spa club will hold its September club meeting on September 14 at 6pm. Per Joe Cocker Judge Darryl Mahoney, you can leave your mask on to enter the building. We will have masks, hand sanitizer and ‘social distancing’ available … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

Well, maybe not your garden, but how do we grow the amateur radio hobby? Is there a way that our club can assist in starting a school club in a local high school? Come join us in discussing this and … Continue reading

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Building Off of Success

Following a successful Field Day 2021, we will hold our July club meeting on July 13 at 6pm. Discussion will likely include a recap of Field Day operations, what worked, what didn’t, and how we can build off of this … Continue reading

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Field Day 2021

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth FULL weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with … Continue reading

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WB5SPA DMR Repeater Usage

DMR Repeater Information To access the WB5SPA DMR repeater, you must set your radio to Color Code 2, positive offset +5 MHz (Your radio should be set to receive on 442.350 and transmit on 447.350.) Time Slot 1 Time slot … Continue reading

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To DMR, or not to DMR, that is the question

In light of the recent turn up of the SPA Club multi-mode digital repeater, KG5QYM will be presenting information on configuration and usage of this repeater at the June club meeting to be held June 8 at 6pm. Discussion will … Continue reading

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