Club Announcements (8/13/15)

Next club meeting is Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m. at the Nixa City Park - the original park where we have had past picnics.  Please RSVP with how many in your party will be attending by Sept 9th - club is providing drinks, hotdogs & hamburgers and we ask that you bring a side dish, condiments or a desert.  E-mail Kent at to RSVP with the total number of folks in your party.

We will have the club trailer at the park in September ready for folks to check out the progress - should be close to being done by then!

There will be NO VE TESTING in September.

Tour de Bass is coming up Sunday, October 4th.  We still need 2 to 3 volunteers for SAGs for the ride, please email for details and to volunteer.

Do you have a topic of interest for the October club meeting?  If so, let us know now so we can begin planning!

Also, if you would like to order a hamster T-shirt or Polo, or a SMLRS T-shirt or Polo, please email with you shirt preference, size and quantity.  

Club meeting TONIGHT (8/8/15) at 6:00 p.m.!

Wanted to send out a quick reminder that the club meeting for August is TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m. at the Nixa Fire Station General HQ.  And, if you want to upgrade or if you know someone wanting to get their ticket, Rob and his crew will be doing a VE testing session before the meeting at 4:30 p.m.

This meeting will have an APRS presentation, and we'll also be checking the progress of the club communications trailer.  We'll also get you the info on the club picnic slated for September, and take more orders for the club shirts. You will want to check out all the progress that has been made.  We'll discuss what all has been done thus far, and what is slated to take place before the September meeting, as well as give some insight on the budget for the trailer and how it is working out.

We hope you can all make it out to view the trailer & check out all the other stuff going on!

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!


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!