On July 6th through the July 8th 2009, members of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club installed the club's HF station. The station is located in the Nixa Fire District General Headquarters at 301 S. Nicholas Road.
- Begali Contour Morse Code Paddle
- IOTA DLS-55 Power Supply
- PC-Windows based PC built by Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, loaded with ProLog2K logging sofware by DataMatrix
- Samsung 2333SW 23" High Definition Monitor
- Tigertronics SignaLink USB - Integrated USB Sound Card
- Yaesu FT-950 HF - 6 meters (160 - 6 meters) Transceiver
- LDG AT-100Pro antenna tuner
- Transworld 500w HF amplifier with LDG AT-600Pro antenna tuner (in the works!)
- Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band FM Transceiver
- Alpha Delta DX-LB+
- Comet GP-15
- Andrew FSJ4-50B 1/2" superflex used to feed all antennas
- KU4AB SQ-50 Squalo Stack
We would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for supporting this project both financially and by supplying equipment for the station:
- Alltel / Verizon
- ARRL Foundation
- Handyman Rentals
- Heil Sound
- IOTA Engineering
- LDG Electronics
- Comet / NCG Company
- Nixa Community Foundation
- Nixa Fire Protection District
This station's purpose is multi-folded:
- First, we are actively working with the Nixa School District to create a school sponsored Ham Radio Club. This station is in close proximity to the Nixa High School and several of the elementary schools so we hope it will serve as the club station for Nixa students. The youth involved in the program will be instilled with responsibility and leadership skills through their handling of emergency and routine radio traffic into and out of the Nixa area during emergency communications drills as well as in real-life events.
Second, it is to be utilized for communication training. This function is directly linked to the first point, but would include any persons interested in proper amateur radio and emergency communications techniques.
Third, it is our plan that the local Emergency Management offices, such as Greene and Christian Counties, and the National Weather Service be able to control this station locally or remotely. These entities could do this if any of their local stations were damaged or if they had the need for more simultaneous stations.