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2023 ARRL Field Day is a Wrap

ARRL Field Day 2023 is in the books. This year we put up a lot of antennas and set up a lot of radios in some very hot and tough conditions to post a greater score than we achieved last … Read the rest

June 2023 General Meeting Recap

President’s Award

Josh KO4VVX & Melissa KS4MOM Luria

“In recognition of your outstanding contributions and achievements in service to the Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club for the following:

Promoting amateur radio to scout organizations and organizing an outstanding JOTA event.”… Read the rest

Field Day 2023 – June 24th and 25th


Registration for meals is now closed.

But you are still welcome to come out–just plan on bringing your own meals.

ARRL Field Day is a combined event to test our ability to setup radio communication under less than ideal … Read the rest

UPARC/CARS Monthly Breakfast

UPARC and CARS came together for a successful breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe in Clearwater. If you haven’t joined us before please think about it. We meet on the fourth Saturday of the month. Check this link for dates/times:… Read the rest

May 2023 General Meeting Recap

President’s Award

Ryan Rager AF4O

Has anyone known Ryan to not be doing Amateur Radio? Anyone? Ryan is always ready, willing and able to deploy for anything Amateur Radio related: Need help putting up a wire? He’s there. Need help … Read the rest

April 2023 Meeting Recap

President’s Award

Alan Streitman W4UB

Need an antenna? Alan. Need a balun? Alan. Radio isn’t working? Alan. MARS mod your Icom 7300? Alan. I could keep going but it’s probably easier to list what Alan hasn’t done for the club … Read the rest

March 2023 General Meeting Recap

President’s Award

Tom Schaefer NY4I

One of the founders of the Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club, Tom is an Extra Class operator who loves all things Amateur Radio. An Elmer who has helped the club and many of it’s members … Read the rest

Why People Say “This Is” when Checking into a Net.

You may have listened to a local 2m net and heard people saying “This Is” before they give their call sign during check-ins. An alternative is they may say “Net Control” instead of “This is”. Plus there is the combined … Read the rest

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