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.

Club Announcements (1/14/16)

The February club meeting will be on Saturday, February 13th, 2016  at the Nixa Fire Station at 711 N Main St. The February meeting will focus on getting folks on 6-meters.  We'll be modifying a Kenwood TK-690 at the meeting for use on the ham band to show folks how they can get on 6m FM with 100-watts pretty inexpensively.
This would also be a great meeting to catch up with newly re-elected Treasurer Jeff Morrissey, KB0WVT and pay your dues for 2016.  Individual dues remain at $12 with family dues at $18 (family members living in your house with you) payable by check to Nixa ARC or cash.  You can always renew online at www.nixahams.net and clicking on the "Join N.A.R.C." link on the left hand side of the website.  
Have you dreamed of joining the glamorous world of net control?  We are still looking for volunteers to do the NARC Thursday night net in 2016.  All you'd have to do is devote 30 minutes, one night a month, to run the Nixa ARC club check-in net on Thursday nights from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. We currently have 4 slots filled, and need 1 more and maybe an alternate.  If you are not sure and want to try it out, the second Thursday is Guest / Mystery Net control day.  You don't even have to write the announcements.  If you have questions, feel free to call or email James Adkins and he can fill you in on the details.  

2016 N.A.R.C Net Control Operator Schedule

Monthly Net Control Stations:
First Thursday - James Adkins, KB0NHX - adkins.james@gmail.com
Second Thursday - Dennis Kimrey, W0HL - dlk1953@sbcglobal.net
Third Thursday - Guest / Mystery NCS 
Fourth Thursday - Daniel Algren, KE0EVO - danoskc@yahoo.com
Fifth Thursday - Joye McElwee, N0OCP - mcelweejg@gmail.com

DateNet ControlWeek #
1/8/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
1/18/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
1/22/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
1/29/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO 4
2/4/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
2/11/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
2/18/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
2/25/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO 4
3/3/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
3/10/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
3/17/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
3/24/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO 4
3/31/2016Joye McElwee, N0OCP5
4/7/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
4/14/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
4/21/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
4/28/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO 4
5/5/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
5/12/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
5/19/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
5/26/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO 4
6/2/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
6/9/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
6/16/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
6/23/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO 4
6/30/2016Joye McElwee, N0OCP5
7/7/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
7/14/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
7/21/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
7/28/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO 4
8/4/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
8/11/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
8/18/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
8/25/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO 4
9/1/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
9/8/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
9/15/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
9/22/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO4
9/29/2016Joye McElwee, N0OCP5
10/6/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
10/13/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
10/20/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
10/27/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO4
11/3/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
11/10/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
11/17/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
11/24/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO4
12/1/2016James Adkins, KB0NHX1
12/8/2016Dennis Kimrey, W0HL2
12/15/2016Guest / Mystery NCS3
12/22/2016Daniel Algren, KE0EVO4
12/29/2016Joye McElwee, N0OCP5