SPARC is an active, community-based club for communications and electronics enthusiasts, and welcomes prospective new members and visitors. We are located at the Vern Wright reserve off Elizabeth Ave Capel Sound. Follow Eastbourne Rd to the T intersection turn left to Elizabeth ave, then look for the blue sign pointing to the reserve. Map coordinates are 38°22'25.97"S, 144°52'13.55"E. Melways map 169 G5.
Members meet each Thursday and Saturday from 9:30 am until 12:00 noon with special lecture events and activities monthly.
Our technical Forums, presented by experienced speakers, occur on the last Saturday of each month.
SPARC conducts regular courses and assessments for all levels of Amateur Radio Operator Certificates.
Members conduct a 2 metre net each Sunday at 9.30 am via VK3RSP at Arthurs Seat (146.675 mHz). VK3RSP is sponsored and maintained by SPARC as a service to Amateur Radio operators. SPARC also provides a free access IRLP Node, 6330 connected via this repeater. The repeater is also connected to Echolink node 290314 VK3RSP-R
SPARC provides a range of stimulating, enjoyable activities including field days, public-relations events, practical construction sessions and a great coffee club every Thursday.
SPARC enjoys close working relationships community groups, and participate in a range of community activities, visit SPARC's operating stand at Rosebud's Kite Festival, staged in March on the shores of Port Phillip Bay.
In November, SPARC stages the annual Rosebud RadioFest. This is a "Blue-Ribbon" event, featuring exhibits, sales stands, manufacturing displays, forums, show and tell sessions, and great door prizes.