June 2016 Meeting Coming up on June 11th

We will be discussing our Field Day preparation for later this month

May 2016 Meeting

Jeff Morrissey and Jeff Kerr present Storm Spotting Experiences - Safety and Information. Jeff has been working in the Skywarn community as a storm spotter for many years and has many stories to tell. Jeff also operates the weather blog Ozarks Storms where he shares information about severe weather unique to the Ozarks.

4/7/2016 Net Announcements

his month's meeting will be on Saturday, April 9th 2016 and will feature a presentation on IRLP by Jeff Kerr KC0VGC.  Jeff built our first IRLP system and is working on an upgrade on our present system. The presentation will cover how we interface it to a repeater, how we are re-building the club's nodes, IRLP basics, net linking, and proper etiquette on IRLP.

3/3/2016 Net Announcements


This month's meeting will be on Saturday March 12, 2016 and will feature a very prominent person in the ham community, this is a DO NOT MISS meeting.  Ward Silver, N0AX, will be presenting a never seen before presentation he is tailoring to our club at the March meeting.  You can google some of his presentations and see him on You Tube, but you won't be able to see what he is going to present at next month's club meeting.  You will have to come check it out.  The topic will be HF communications, and whether you are a new ham or a seasoned contester, there WILL be something for you!  This presentation, along with others later this year, are a result of the surveys we received at the January meeting, and we'll be taking more input at the March meeting regarding your interests and what presentations you'd like to see.

James, have been really excited and motivated with not only the enthusiasm at the last several meetings with the large attendances and great questions, but also in our weekly club net with our our average check-in totals increasing by 10 over the last 6 weeks.  We REALLY want you to check in weekly and test your equipment, plus it's a great time to hear what's coming up in the area, such as upcoming exam classes, hamfests, antenna parties, etc.  It's fun to do ham radio by yourself contesting, etc., but it can be even more fun and more rewarding to be involved with local ham events where you can meet others with your same interests and even learn things that will help you be a better ham operator, or improve your ham station.

Come out to the Annual OARS Hamfest from 8:00am to 1:00pm on March 26th, 2016 at The MARC (Mt. Vernon Art & Recreation Center) NEW LOCATION in Mt Vernon, MO,  If you need more information visit  http://w0oar.com/ for the hamfest flyer and contact information.