I think our friend Chuck said it best….
Bryon Baird ( KI6HQY ) – RIP fellow HAM, rest easy.
Finally got around to uploading some pics from the SPARCStock event. You can view them here: SPARCStock Pics
Plus you can always find them in the menu on the left hand side under “Pictures”.
Also, please feel free to shoot me an email KK6MJO if you’d like to have your pics taken down or if you’d like me to add any of your own that you might have from the event.
*** Bring a new toy or two and have lunch with us. ***
REMEMBER IT’S FOR THE KIDS!
The 2016 “Hams for Tots” event will be on Sunday December 11th. Our toys will be donated to CHOC (http://www.choc.org/). This year will be a gathering of the 435 and SPARC (446.640 MHz) repeater groups. Newbies and groupies welcome.
Update: CHOC has a toy wish list posted here:
Sunday December 11th, 2016
11:00am – 1:00pm
16922 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706
Bring a new toy or two.
We’ve reserved the patio at Fronk’s. Brunch is available from 10am-2pm and there is a full lunch menu. There will be a standard 18% large group tip and they request 3+ people per tab.
Roger Denny W6ARK will take our collected toys to CHOC as he has done in the past.
PLEASE RSVP here or on our Facebook page so we can keep track of head count. If you prefer to donate cash or drop off a gift please let us know.
SPARCstock is almost here!
Come on out with us for our first official event “SPARCstock” at ROCstock in Lucerne Dry Lake Valley! This event takes place over the weekend of November 12-13 2016. Along with tons of rocket launching ROCstock hosts free camping, free spectating and event toilet facilities!
Whether you camp with us or you’re swinging by for the day, join us for dinner on Saturday night where a few of the system owners, Dan AD6DL, Jonny KF6PHX and Rick N6POP will be preparing and grilling up a taco feast for all! We will also be hosting quite a few very exciting raffles at SPARCstock, including a brand new in the box V71, A PHX Antenna, and many other high dollar / highly collectible items. 😛
** Announcement ** We will be giving out a FREE door prize for one lucky winner! You must show up to SPARCstock and be at our camp to receive your FREE ticket to win one – brand new – in the box, BTECH UV-5X3 Tri-band Radio !!
Please keep checking back as we will be updating this post with more details on the raffles within the next few days so that our out of state listeners can join in on the fun and get a chance to win as well!
Hope to see you all there!
Come on down for some good food, good conversation, and friendly competition in the park
Join us, along with the K9KAO repeater system, at the 2nd ANNUAL Smoketember BBQ Smoke Out
Saturday September 10th
San Dimas Canyon Community Regional Park
1628 Sycamore Canyon Road
San Dimas, CA 91773
Do you have the best ribs in town? You can join the competition for $20.00 and show us what you’ve got! You’ll get two full racks of St. Louis style ribs to work your magic on, deadline for competition sign ups is September 3rd.
If you’re not into the whole smoking thing and just want to chow down on some amazing food, $10.00 will get you a plate where you’ll be able to taste the contestants ribs and indulge in some sides. Please feel free to bring your own favorite side dish for all to share!
Or you can just come hang out, meet your fellow hams, drink some beer and shoot the shit, we’d love to see you there!
Bryan BRY, BB, Jon PHX, and Hart UCN made contact with Don W6KLE on Santa Rosa Island
Mark IRK, Gary HXK, and Dave HDX made contact with Richard N6DXN in Tejon Pass
The SPARC backup repeater on Box Springs Mountain is up and ready to go on standby!
Rick and Jonny ran up the hill on Friday to get it set up in what they thought would be a half a days work, but just like anything else in radio, there were quite a few unforseen issues that needed to be handled. This project took nearly 2 days to finish. Luckily, unlike the FLG….these guys know shit about building repeaters!
N6POP made contact with KI6UCN in Chiriaco Summit, Californa
KF6PHX made contact with Gary, KE6HXK in Gorman, Californa
Almost done with the backup for Box Springs Mountain. Rick and Jonny plan on going up by the end of next week for the install.
If fire breathing dragons break loose on Santiago peak you can rest assure that all your communications on this freq will remain.
Here you will find regular updates of the goings on of the SPARC repeater system. Please check back frequently to stay up to date on all our new and exciting endeavors.
Since our debut on 7/3/2016 we have been actively working on Allstar. We are in the process of getting a node and hoping to have it set up by the end of July. We are new to Allstar and any advice or help on the subject is welcomed and appreciated.
For more info regarding WTF we are talking about, check this out https://allstarlink.org/about.html
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