Club meeting tonight (7/11/15) at 6pm!

It's time to wrap up the yard work, get cleaned up and head out to the club meeting tonight at 6 o'clock at the Nixa Fire Station at 711 N Main in Nixa.

We'll be giving you detailed information about all the club's repeaters, with some exciting things coming that we weren't expecting!

Plus, we have the club trailer! Just picked it up yesterday, tonight you get to see it before we get started customizing it. We plan on bringing it to the meeting every month so you can check out the progress as we strive to have it done in time to use it at the Tour de Bass bike ride in October and for the Baldknobber's special event station being planned for the hamfest this November.

Hope to see you all at the meeting tonight!

73,

James Adkins, KB0NHX

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!


73
Kent
N0IRM

Meeting Minutes 61315


Prior to the beginning of the meeting videos from previous Field Day events were shown.  Members enjoyed looking at past events.

James Atkins, KB0NHX brought the meeting to order at 19:09

Fourteeb members and all four officers were present.

James asked Jeff Morrissey to provide the Treasurer's report.  Report is attached at the end of the minutes.

James asked if the Hamfest committee had updates and Larry (WA0JZK) gave a report.  Among the items that Larry reported was the need to get rental tables nailed down, a report on the speakers who have committed, and a report on the vendors who have committed.

James asked Rob to provide an update on VE testing, Four individuals tested and four passed the tech license.

James gave a technical report on recent projects.  He spoke about the changes made at Cox South  and how antennas were reinstalled at the site.  He indicated that the 6 meter amplifier had died. The will be be additional communication on sites next month.  

James gave an update on the communications trailer and it's status as well as plans for the build out.  

James then introduced Kent Doucey (N0IRM) who spoke with the membership about our Field Day preparations and needs. 

After the presentation  James outlined the expected expenses for Field Day such as gas for the command bus.  

The meeting was adjourned at 19:57


NARC Main Account

Beginning Balance:    $8526.42 with $30 in petty cash

Debits:
$300 Liability Insurance
$.58 PayPal Fees

Debit Total $300.58


Credits:
Dues - $12.65


Credit Total $12.65

Ending Balance:  $8238.49 with $30 in petty cash

Hamfest

Beginning Balance $2061.79

Debits
$50.00 Catering Deposit

Debit Total $50.00

Credits

Credit Total $0

Ending balance $2,011.79

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.