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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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Yes, Virginia, we are having a meeting tonight!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Christmas we are meeting IN PERSON for the third straight month! May 11, 2021Garland County Department of Emergency Management 401 Mid America Blvd. 18:00 hrs Mask NOT required to enter building, but encouraged for those … Continue reading

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Too Good to be True?!?!?

CONTINUED GREAT NEWS!!! The April club meeting will be IN PERSON on April 13, 2021. Garland County Department of Emergency Management 401 Mid America Blvd.18:00 hrs Mask NOT required to enter building, but encouraged for those that still feel uncomfortable … Continue reading

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ATTENTION, ATTENTION!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!

The March meeting of the Spa Amateur Radio Association will be IN PERSON, repeat, IN PERSON at 6pm on Tuesday, March 9 at the Garland County Department of Emergency Management (401 Mid-America Blvd.). Masks will be required to enter the … Continue reading

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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue (February Zoom Meeting)

Cold weather go away, and take COVID with you. In the meantime: We will have our regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, February 9th at 18:00 hrs (local time) via ZOOM. The link is below. Members and guests are invited to … Continue reading

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