NARCFEST – Saturday, November 11, 2017 8 am – 1 pm

The weather is getting better and the trees are still looking colorful. TIME FOR:

NARCFEST – Saturday, November 11, 2017 8 am – 1 pm
Come to NIXA for a great time. It's going to be lots of fun with plenty of ham gear, good conversation and delicious food.
Remember the new location:
The BRIDGE Church
308 W Mt. Vernon St.
Nixa, MO 65714
GPS: Latitude : 37.04316 degrees | Longitude : -93.30061 degrees
Doors open at 8:00 am. Vendors with tables reserved can start unloading at the BACK of the church at 7:00 am.
Testing starts at 8:30 this year so you can test AND visit the forums.
LOTS of parking on the pavement in the FRONT of the church.
Don't forget to bring your HT if you want it programmed. We'll be doing CHIRP programming if you need it.
It's all here -- waiting for YOU! What do you want for Christmas? You can find it at NARCFEST!
SEE YOU at the Best NARCFEST EVER on SATURDAY.
73s

New NixaARC President Elected!

Good evening everyone,
I'm happy to announce that the new President of the Nixa ARC will be Shawn Roesslet, KE0JGI. Shawn will officially take the reigns on January 1, 2018 and we'll begin a transition phase over the next few months.
For those that are concerned, I do still plan on being involved with the club and maintaining club repeaters and equipment and plan on attending meetings and being involved. However, I won't be handling the business aspect of the club on a monthly basis. I have been very happy to have been able to serve the club as an officer over the past 15 years and will continue to be involved and do what I can to help the club be successful.
As for the December meeting, Kim & I are hosting it at our house near Clever (like we did a few years ago). I hope to have my new antennas up and operational by then! The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and be held on Saturday, December 9th. We will be sending out directions (and maybe even GPS coordinates) in the near future. We will have our annual potluck meal and I promise I'll have a pot of my chili ready for consumption. If you and your YL would like to attend, RSVP to me and we'll try to get all the details in order so we have enough food so that no one goes home hungry.
73 & thanks to all the members that came out tonight and voted!
James Adkins, KB0NHX
President - Nixa ARC, Inc. (K0NXA)

Club Announcements 2017-11-02

The next meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio club will be  Saturday November 4th at 6pm at the Nixa Pizza Hut 1897 N State Hwy CC, just off of 160. NO VE Testing session will be held before the meeting at due to testing at the next weeks NARCFest.  There is no formal presentation. We will just be eating, visiting, and most importantly, electing a new President for the Nixa ARC. We took nominations for the NARC President position during the October 2017 meeting to be voted on during our November club meeting.  3 members were nominated and 2 accepted the nomination.  James Adkins, our current President has decided to turn the leadership role over to someone else after many years of service to the club in various positions.  Jim Nicholl, who was also nominated is opting to stay in his position as club Vice-President.  Our nominees are Shawn Roesslet and Todd Christell.  We have complete write-ups of both candidates in the latest club newsletter.  You can find copies of the November "Open Mic" newsletter in the files section of our Groups.io page at https://groups.io/g/nixahams. If you sign-up, you can get the newsletter emailed to you each month.  We have two great candidates, so if you want to have input on which one is elected, please attend the November meeting, cast your ballot and enjoy some great pizza.    Eating at the Nixa Pizza Hut for our November meeting is an annual tradition as that's where the club got it's start many years ago.  
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The Nixa Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest – NARCFEST 2017 – at a new location.  We will be holding our event at The Bridge, 308 W. Mt Vernon St, Nixa, MO.  For the rest of us, the new building is less than 2 blocks from the Nixa Event Center we used the last 3 years. 

This new venue is just east of the Highway 14/Highway 160 intersection.  It’s a tan building with blue trim on the south side of the road.  The church is a remodeled grocery supermarket that has a great meeting room with separate rooms for testing and forums. 

You will really like the new place, AND we will still have the same great FOOD VENDOR.  We’ll start again at 8 am on Saturday, November 11 and will end one hour earlier at 1 pm.  ALSO good news, there’s LOTS of paved parking right out in front of the building.  Yes, there are forums and LOTS of prizes with the grand prize drawing at 1:00 p.m. (must be present to win the grand prize.    For more information, see https://smlrs.info/hamfest -flyer/.  We’ll have testing, too, starting at 8:30 am

Thanks everyone for all your support in the past, and we look forward to seeing you on Veteran’s Day at NARCFEST at The Bridge in Nixa.

Club Announcements 2017-10-26

The next meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio club will be  Saturday November 4th at 6pm at the Nixa Pizza Hut 1897 N State Hwy CC, just off of 160. There is no formal presentation. We will just be eating, visiting, and most importantly, electing a new President for the Nixa ARC. We took nominations for the NARC President position during the October 2017 meeting to be voted on during our November club meeting.  3 members were nominated and 2 accepted the nomination.  James Adkins, our current President has decided to turn the leadership role over to someone else after many years of service to the club in various positions.  Jim Nicholl, who was also nominated is opting to stay in his position as club Vice-President.  Our nominees are Shawn Roesslet and Todd Christell.  Bill, KF0IQ, will be including some bio information on our two candidates in the upcoming newsletter.  We have two great candidates, so if you want to have input on which one is elected, please attend the November meeting, cast your ballot and enjoy some great pizza.   Eating at the Nixa Pizza Hut for our November meeting is an annual tradition as that's where the club got it's start many years ago.  
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The Nixa Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest – NARCFEST 2017 – at a new location.  We will be holding our event at The Bridge, 308 W. Mt Vernon St, Nixa, MO.  For the rest of us, the new building is less than 2 blocks from the Nixa Event Center we used the last 3 years. 

This new venue is just east of the Highway 14/Highway 160 intersection.  It’s a tan building with blue trim on the south side of the road.  The church is a remodeled grocery supermarket that has a great meeting room with separate rooms for testing and forums. 

You will really like the new place, AND we will still have the same great FOOD VENDOR.  We’ll start again at 8 am on Saturday, November 11 and will end one hour earlier at 1 pm.  ALSO good news, there’s LOTS of paved parking right out in front of the building.  Yes, there are forums and LOTS of prizes with the grand prize drawing at 1:00 p.m. (must be present to win the grand prize.    For more information, see https://smlrs.info/hamfest -flyer/.  We’ll have testing, too, starting at 8:30 am

Thanks everyone for all your support in the past, and we look forward to seeing you on Veteran’s Day at NARCFEST at The Bridge in Nixa.
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From Bob N7WY

The HF winter contest season has begun. Last weekend the Worked All Germany (WAG) and the Japan Amateur Radio Teleprinter Society (JARTS) contests, and several state-side QSO parties were underway. There is some good news; recently even the 10 and 15m bands have been open.

This weekend the major event is the SSB CQ Worldwide DX contest which runs a full 48 hours beginning our local Friday evening at 0000Z Saturday.  CQWWDX has a CLASSIC overlay for single operator stations that want to limit their time on the air to 24 hours, and a ROOKIE overlay for hams licensed less than 3 years. The contest is held on 160-10 meters, but not on the WARC bands (30, 17 and 12 meters). The exchange is simple, your RS report followed by your CQ zone; i.e., 4. One of the more important things to keep in mind is that you only have 5 days to e-mail your Cabrillo log to the sponsor for scoring by WWROF.

World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) was spun out of CQ Magazine a few years ago and in addition to cross referencing thousands of logs for the CQ contests for scoring, they do other interesting things in support of amateur radio that you'll find on their website.

If you need more details on CQWWDX, start at www.hornucopia.com/contestcal, examine the 8-day calendar, and then click on the RULES link within the contest description. The sponsor's rules will include information on submitting your Cabrillo log.

Enjoy,

Bob Rennard = N7WY