Help Wanted! For HamFest September 9

Help Needed For SCARA HamFest Sept 9!

At the April meeting, 12 generous attendees signed up to help with our Hamfest on September 9. I really appreciate those offers to help, but to make the Hamfest a success, we’ll need some more folks – both before and during the event. It will take all of us!

Let’s divide the work into functional teams, so all bases get covered and nobody gets overloaded.

I am contacting those first 12 volunteers separately to ask them to pick a Team/Function that they are willing to help with.

And I’m asking everyone else receiving this message to respond and let us know how you’d like to help. Feel free to sign on to both a pre-hamfest team AND a team during the fest. It’s going to take all of us to make this 33rd annual hamfest great.

I have sent emails to 106 potential vendors asking them to either attend or to donate to our raffles. We need to follow up by telephone with the most likely prospects. Many will again say yes.

Questions? Comments? Email me at petermil@verizon.net

Peter – W2BEW

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – June 2018

Hello All,

Attached is the current issue of the Sparks From the Spa Newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

Our monthly June meeting will be on Monday, June 11 at the Wilton EMS building The board of directors meeting will be at 6:30 PM and the General membership meeting will be at 7:00 PM. The topics for this meeting will be an election of officers, discussion of Hamfest, and discussion of Field Day.

Just a reminder that this coming Sunday, June 10, the club will once again be providing communications for the ADA Tour de Cure. Our repeaters will be extremely busy in the morning, and also have a lot of traffic in the afternoon. We would appreciate your providing the courtesy of allowing the Tour to have priority on the repeaters.

Jim KG2H

May 14th Meeting – SkyWarn Training

Hello all,

This is the announcement about the May 14th SCARA meeting. We will be having SkyWarn training by the National Weather Service. You should register with the NWS in advance of the meeting so that they can bring the proper amount of materials with them. Please go to this link, and register:

National Weather Service – Albany

Thanks for your attention to this matter. If you do not preregister, please feel free to come anyhow for the training.

Jim KG2H

SkyWarn Training at May Meeting

Hello all,

This is the announcement about the May 14th SCARA meeting. We will be having SkyWarn training by the National Weather Service. You should register with the NWS in advance of the meeting so that they can bring the proper amount of materials with them. Please go to this link, and register:

Albany NWS Skywarn

Thanks for your attention to this matter. If you do not preregister, please feel free to come anyhow for the training.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – April 2018

Hello all,
Is springtime coming soon? Let’s hope so. The Easter Bunny has come and gone, so hopefully, we will be seeing some greening up outside.

Attached is the April issue of the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter, I hope you enjoy it.

This coming Monday, (April 9), is our monthly club meeting. It is being held at the usual location, namely the Wilton EMS building, off of Jones Road. As usual, the club meeting is at 7 PM, and the business meeting is held just before that at 6:30 PM.

This month’s speaker is Mike Levy K2ZIP, and the topic will be:

Lessons Learned: Ham Radio and other considerations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

The response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma still serve as learning experiences for state and local leaders, disaster experts, federal government agencies, and the United States as a whole. This presentation provides advice to anyone with a stake in disaster response, relief, and recovery, including hams living in the impacted area as well as those responding from elsewhere to help.

Mike will be speaking from first-hand experience, as he went to PR to help with the relief effort from Maria. It should be an interesting subject, I hope to see you all there.

Jim KG2H