Field Day 2015 is in the books

Well everything has been taken down and FD 2015 is a wrap. We could not have asked for a perfect weekend, the weather could not have been ordered to be better. I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who was able to make it out. It all started looking good from set up time, plenty of people showed up and worked together to have all stations up and running in time for people to get a break before starting to operate. Plenty of people come out and spent time operating and visiting. We saw alot of good friends that always are able to make it and we also had alot of new faces. We even had some visitors from other clubs drop in. We ended up putting well over 1000 QSO's in our FD log. All and all I would say we could not have asked for a better event. I will go over and get our scores put together and let everyone know the exact numbers.

Again thanks to everyone who was able to make it, but a special thanks to those who helped with set up and tear down, making that extra effort to ensure everyone has a successful field day. Its time to start making plans and getting ideas for next year!


CQ Field Day, CQ Field Day this is Whiskey Zero Alpha Field Day

CQ Field Day, CQ Field Day this is Whiskey Zero Alpha Field Day

The Nixa ARC is inviting you out to this year's annual Field Day event, located at the High Pointe Elementary School located at 900 N Cheyenne Rd in Nixa, MO.

Setup will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. at the school, with radio operations beginning at Noon on Saturday, June 27th and continuing through Sunday, June 28th at noon with tear down following promptly.

At the next club meeting, held Saturday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Nixa Fire Station located at 711 N Main St in Nixa, we will be completing and revealing the plans for this years event and passing around sign up sheets for this years event.  We are looking for folks to volunteer to Set Up, Operate and Tear Down.  If you want first shot at you favorite operating times, you won't want to miss the meeting this month!

Set up will last from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, June 27th with Tear Down on Sunday, June 28th starting at 12 noon and lasting until about 2:00 p.m.

This year we have reserved the Missouri Highway Patrol's White Spartan mobile command center, which will house all stations for Field Day - from our super cool 6-meter station all the way down to 80 meters supporting modes like SSB voice, CW and digital.

Repeater Update

Update:  antennas for the 442.425 and 224.280 were moved today and both repeaters are back on the air.  A better antenna was installed on the 224.280 in the process and thus far repeater to repeater interference at Cox has been taken care of with these antenna moves

442.425 Repeater Outage Scheduled

The 442.425 repeater WILL be offline on Thursday, 5-21-15 and possibly into Friday, 5-22-15, as renovations to the Cox South penthouse are completed and our antenna moved.  

The antenna will be moved from the SE corner of the penthouse to the north side, near the center of the penthouse.

This means that NONE of the Nixa ARC repeaters will be usable for the net Thursday, 5-21-15 as the 442.425 acts as the HUB repeater that links the 53.270, 145.270 and 224.280 repeaters

We will let you know when the repeater is back on the air,