Thank You Nixa Community Foundation!

December 12th we received a grant from the NixaCommunityFoundation to purchase the new pair of Honda generators for the Club’s communications trailer! These units are smaller, lighter weight, quieter, and provide a true sine wave with their inverter technology and most importantly are RF quiet and won’t interfere with our world-wide communications on HF during emergency communications drills and events.
We will immediately be able to buy the generators and with the club’s matching funds be able to buy the external fuel tank to allow for extended run time and we plan on pricing the dual-fuel conversion that would allow them to run off propane as well in an emergency.
Thanks to all techs great businesses and endowment funds in the Nixa Chamber of Commerce and Nixa Community Foundation for making his possible!

DMR capability added to the Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System (SMLRS)

The Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System (SMLRS) received a cutting-edge upgrade Tuesday.  An analog link Radio, formerly used for an off site IRLP node link, was pulled from service and a Motorola XPR4550 UHF DMR Radio installed in its place.

This radio allows operators on the DMR talkgroup Southwest Missouri (SWMO) 31291 to directly communicate with amateurs in the analog world on the Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System.  This link will be active on Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to allow regional amateur operators to check into the Thursday night check-in net at 7:30 p.m.  it will also be available on the Region D ARES net on Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

The link will be available upon request for any future events when the DMR to analog link is desired.

Currently the radio is set to the SWMO talkgroup, but in the future we will be able to remotely change the radio to the Springfield SkyWarn (31297),Branson Area (31293), BYRG (31201) or other Brandmeister talkgroup.

The link is up now for testing, so feel free to try it out.  After the nets Thursday and Friday, it will only be operational on Thursday & Friday nights and as requested for bike rides, etc.


For more information on the SMLRS, visit www.smlrs.info

NARCFEST – Saturday, November 11, 2017 8 am – 1 pm

The weather is getting better and the trees are still looking colorful. TIME FOR:

NARCFEST – Saturday, November 11, 2017 8 am – 1 pm
Come to NIXA for a great time. It's going to be lots of fun with plenty of ham gear, good conversation and delicious food.
Remember the new location:
The BRIDGE Church
308 W Mt. Vernon St.
Nixa, MO 65714
GPS: Latitude : 37.04316 degrees | Longitude : -93.30061 degrees
Doors open at 8:00 am. Vendors with tables reserved can start unloading at the BACK of the church at 7:00 am.
Testing starts at 8:30 this year so you can test AND visit the forums.
LOTS of parking on the pavement in the FRONT of the church.
Don't forget to bring your HT if you want it programmed. We'll be doing CHIRP programming if you need it.
It's all here -- waiting for YOU! What do you want for Christmas? You can find it at NARCFEST!
SEE YOU at the Best NARCFEST EVER on SATURDAY.
73s

New NixaARC President Elected!

Good evening everyone,
I'm happy to announce that the new President of the Nixa ARC will be Shawn Roesslet, KE0JGI. Shawn will officially take the reigns on January 1, 2018 and we'll begin a transition phase over the next few months.
For those that are concerned, I do still plan on being involved with the club and maintaining club repeaters and equipment and plan on attending meetings and being involved. However, I won't be handling the business aspect of the club on a monthly basis. I have been very happy to have been able to serve the club as an officer over the past 15 years and will continue to be involved and do what I can to help the club be successful.
As for the December meeting, Kim & I are hosting it at our house near Clever (like we did a few years ago). I hope to have my new antennas up and operational by then! The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and be held on Saturday, December 9th. We will be sending out directions (and maybe even GPS coordinates) in the near future. We will have our annual potluck meal and I promise I'll have a pot of my chili ready for consumption. If you and your YL would like to attend, RSVP to me and we'll try to get all the details in order so we have enough food so that no one goes home hungry.
73 & thanks to all the members that came out tonight and voted!
James Adkins, KB0NHX
President - Nixa ARC, Inc. (K0NXA)