Upcoming Meetings

We've got some great meetings lined up over the next couple of months.

First, at our Saturday, March 14th meeting, Steve Runnels and folks from the National Weather Service will be out to talk about some of the technical aspects of weather radios & also discuss amateur radio's involvement in severe weather spotting.  We'd really like a great showing for this meeting, so plan on coming out now!

And, at our Saturday, April 11th meeting, John Copelin, KC0QNM, Master Electrician for the City of Springfield, will be giving us a presentation on the do's and don'ts of using your Multimeter.  We'll have several different brands / styles for you to check out, have some tests that every ham should know, some safety tactics for using your meter, and show you how to do several equipment tests.

Both the March & April meetings start at 6:00 p.m. - these are two great topics that everyone should be interested in learning more about.

February Club Meeting

Thanks to everyone that came out to the meeting tonight.  We had 24 folks show up to the meeting, including 3 non-ham visitors that we spoke to after the meeting.  They are interested in getting their license and getting on the air.  We also had 11 people test at the VE testing session.  We almost didn't have enough tables for everyone.  The VE team earned their money today.  Great job guys!

And, as we anticipated, Bob, N7WY, had a great presentation about what GPS signaling really is, how your PND (Personal Navigation Device) really works, and that GPS is really all about time.  It is amazing how weak a signal our GPS receivers in our PND's can work with.  And the history of GPS was interesting as well.  A huge thanks to Bob for the great presentation!

A quick reminder - I invite everyone to attend the severe weather spotting class on Tuesday, February 24th at 1445 N Boonville at the Assembly of God HQ.  Training starts at 6:30 p.m.  If you can't make it then, there are other training sessions throughout the area, and you can check out the date, time & location at the following address:

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf/?n=spotter_classes_index

We encourage everyone to attend one of these free training classes so you can be more aware of severe WX when it's in your area and be more of an asset in reporting severe weather via the SkyWarn system.

73 & see you at the March meeting!

James Adkins

Club Meeting 2/14

Happy Valentines day everyone!
Club meeting is TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m. at the Nixa Fire Station at 711 N Main St in Nixa.
Bob Rennard, N7WY, will be presenting on GPS signaling. His "primer" last month was very interesting, and we am excited to hear the presentation tonight.
We have installed a brand new HDMI cable and a new VGA cable at the fire station so we should be good to go for future presentations as well as tonight's.
We would love if you would join us!

January 10, 2015 NARC Monthly Meeting Minutes

Meeting brought to order  at 18:15 by James Adkins, KB0NHX.

There were 17 people in attendance
Jeff Morrissey gave the treasurers report which is attached below

James  announced that Bill Kastler KF0IQ will be new editor for the club newsletter.  

James announced that Bill Kastler KF0IQ and Mark West KB0TBZ have agreed to serve on the technical committee.

James reported that he had visited the Branson tower site and had taken photos. Due to A/V equipment problems we were unable to view the photos at the January 2015 meeting.  James also reported that the ground work has been completed at the site. The repeater is installed at ground level and we are just waiting for a tower crew to install the antennas. 

CU is getting close to getting a contract to do work at 015 site and will be replacing a bad jumper at the site.

A representative of the the Nixa Community Foundation presented a check for $1000  for use towards the purchase of a club emergency communications trailer.  Photos of the presentation will be published in the club newsletter.  

James spoke about other funding opportunities to go towards purchase and setup of the trailer.

Bob Rennard N7WY gave us a preview of his talk on GPS and Portable navigation devices.  Since he was unable to deliver the power point part of his presentation due to an A/V issues with the computer, he has graciously agreed to present to us again at the February 2015 meeting.  

We had a number people renew their club membership for 2015 at the December meeting and an anonymous member donation in support of the club.  You can join online at www.nixahams.netand then by clicking the "join" link and filling out the quick form for our records.  Dues can be received in person at a club meeting, online after the online registration is complete via PayPal promptings, or via postal mail to:  Nixa ARC, P.O. Box 467, Nixa, MO  65714-0467.

The meeting was adjourned at 19:05 by James Adkins, KB0NHX

Treasurers report:
NARC Main Account

Beginning Balance:    $438.93 with $30 in petty cash



Debits:
$0

Debit Total $0

Credits:
$24.00 Dues
$100.00 Anonymous donation 
$0.14 Dividend

Credit Total $124.24

Ending Balance:  $563.07 with $30 in petty cash

Hamfest

Beginning Balance $2160.63

Debits
$0.0

Debit Total $0


Credits
$0.63 Dividend

Credit Total $0.63

Ending balance $2,161.26