10/16/14 Club Announcements

On November 8 from 8:00am to 2:00pm the Nixa Amateur Radio Club NARC Fest will be held at the Nixa Event Center.  Admission will be $5.00 at the door.  A limited number of vendor tables are available at $4.00 each.  For more information or to reserve a table visit the smlrs.info website

The Nixa Amateur Radio Club would like to thank all of the volunteers that worked Tour de Bass.  This event serves to show Amateur Radio's effectiveness to the community, and is a great service to the riders and and event workers.  

Greene County ARES is again offering HAM radio class for people interested in obtaining the entry level Technician class license. This course will be held on two Saturdays:October 11th and October 18th
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Classes for both days will begin at 8 AM and end at 2 PM.  they will break for lunch at 11:30 AM.   Lunch will not be provided. V.E. Testing will be held on October 18th at the conclusion of the class.   Cost $14.00.

Class location is South Street Christian Church, 500 South Ave, Springfield, MO. they will be using the Gordon West Technician Class 2014-2018 Element 2 book which can be purchased from Amazon.com or W5YI.org. This class is NOT difficult. There is NO Morse code requirement and all possible questions with their correct answers are in the Technician Class book so that there are no surprises.   The test consists of 35 multiple choice questions and you only have to get 26 correct to pass. Instructors: Joye McElwee and Bill Gilmore.

8/21/14 Club Annoucements

The next meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club will be Saturday September 13th at 6 p.m., and will be held at the Nixa Rotary Park pavilion.  This month's meeting is the annual club picnic revived from year's past!  The picnic will start at 6:00 p.m. with the club providing the burgers & dogs.  We ask members to bring drinks, sides or a desert.   There will be a sign up sheet sent out in the next few days for folks to e-mail James Adkins with what they want to bring. 

On September 6 & 7, the SMLRS repeater system will be reserved from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day for the MS-150 bike ride.  Please refrain from using any of the SMLRS repeaters - the 147.015 or 147.225 in Springfield, the 442.150 in Crane, the 145.390 in Granby, the 145.450 in Nevada and the 444.975 in Stockton Lake.  All other club repeaters will be available for use during that time.

On October 5th, we will be providing communications for the Tour de Bass bicycle ride.  We are still looking for a couple of SAG riders, sweeps for the 42 mile and 70 mile rides, and rest stop volunteers.  Contact James Adkins at kb0nhx@nixahams.net to volunteer.

On November 8 from 8:00am to 2:00pm the Nixa Amateur Radio Club NARC Fest will be held at the Nixa Event Center.  Admission will be $5.00 at the door.  A limited number of vendor tables are available at $4.00 each.  For more information or to reserve a table visit the smlrs.info website.

927.0125 - PL 162.2 Hz repeater operational

8/20/2014

Yesterday, Randy, K0RLV, came down and climbed the tower and installed the repeater antenna for the 927.0125 machine.

Today, I got a chance to do some drive testing and worked it from Wheatland, Bolivar, Republic, Clever, Cape Fair, Crane and from just north of Cassville on Hwy 248. I can work it on my 2.5 watt HT from inside my house between Republic and Billings.

This is a new frequency compared to the last time it was operational, so if you need your radio re-programmed, shoot me an email. I am set up to program the Motorola GTX mobiles and HT's, Motorola LCS2000 mobiles, Motorola Spectra mobiles and the Motorola MTX9250 portables. All the above radios can be had for less than $150 on ebay, and sometimes much cheaper. If you are interested in getting on 900, let me know. There are Several folks that have numerous 900 rigs that they are willing to sell at a fair price.

The repeater is a high-power 150-Watt Motorola MSF-5000, and we have 124-Watts going out to the antenna. The receiver has a 2-cavity band pass filter with 21 dB pre-amp. It seems to be really evenly matched. 

Please pass this info on to other hams that may be interested in trying a new band or checking out something different.

73,

James Adkins, KB0NHX

7/31/14 CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS



The next meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club will be Saturday August 9th, and will be held at the Nixa Fire Station 711 N. Main in Nixa.  A VE test session will begin at 4:30PM prior to the meeting.

At next month's meeting we will have a "show and tell", so bring your favorite ham gadget, radio, or test equipment for others to see and hear about.

On November 8 from 8:00am to 2:00pm the Nixa Amateur Radio Club NARC Fest will be held at the Nixa Event Center.  Admission will be $5.00 at the door.  A limited number of vendor tables are available at $4.00 each.  For more information or to reserve a table visit the smlrs.info website.