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Membership

Membership in the SPARK Lodge Amateur Radio Club is open to all interested amateur radio operators.  Our club is primarily made up of adult Scouter's.  While membership in the Boy Scouts of America is not necessary, it is highly recommended.  Scouts and Scouter's of all ages, as well as other interested amateur radio operators are welcome to become participating members of our club.  Staffing SPARK Lodge, our club station, is vital to the success of ham radio operator's sharing and exposing young people to the life long hobby of amateur radio and related sciences, technologies, and possible career interests.

The purpose of our organization is to provide program assistance to the local Boy Scout council through amateur radio, computers, electricity, electronics, and the related sciences and technologies.  We offer opportunities for Boy Scouts to earn Radio, Computers, Electricity, Weather, and Electronics merit badges, and others from time to time.  We also offer opportunities for Cub Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers to complete related requirements so that they can earn their advancement as well.  We also participate in Scouting's largest annual event, known as JOTA, or the Jamboree-on-the-Air.   Certain training through the Boy Scouts of America may be necessary and offered to the membership from time to time on an as needed basis.

Our members participate in ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, and as communicators for many of the charity related bike-a-thons and walk-a-thons.  We also have an active Volunteer Examiner Team.  Some of our members enjoy contesting, dxing, and fox hunting just to name a few activities.  We are an ARRL affiliated club.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the SPARK Lodge Amateur Radio Club, please download and fill out our Membership Application and return it to:

                    Richard A. Blank, President
                    SPARK Lodge ARC
                    P. O. Box 1097
                    Sharon Hill, PA  19079-0797

Dues are:  $15.00 per year per individual OR $25.00 per family (all family members must live in same household).  Checks must be made payable to the SPARK Lodge ARC.

You can also bring your application and first year's dues with you when you visit SPARK Lodge.

Download Application here...

Your membership dues goes toward the operation and maintenance of SPARK Lodge, K3BSA.  That includes the maintenance and repair of equipment and the Scout council's building that we use.

SPARK Lodge is completely funded by the membership of SPARK Lodge ARC.

If you would like to make a donation to the SPARK Lodge Amateur Radio Club without joining our organization or actively participating, you can send your check or money order donation to the SPARK Lodge Amateur Radio Club and send it to us at: P. O. Box 1097, Sharon Hill, PA  19079.  We operate SPARK Lodge ARC as a not for profit organization.

Questions?  Call Rick Blank at 215-459-0087 or, e-mail Rick at rick@k3bsa.org.