Nixa ARC Club Picnic - THIS WEEKEND!!!

This Saturday, September 26 2009, at 4:30 p.m. is the club's annual fall picnic. This year, the picnic is being held in the green area behind the Nixa Fire Department General HQ located at 301 S. Nicholas Rd in Nixa. This is the normal meeting place, of course, but this time we'll be "outside"

The club is providing the hamburger and hot dogs and will be grilling out behind the Fire Department. We ask that anyone that comes bring drinks, side dishes or deserts to the event.

The green area behind the fire department will provide us with plenty of space for the kids to play and have fun, or to set up a portable QRP station and operate some HF and show off your portable gear.

We'll also be able to go inside the EOC and operate the club's new HF station. Last weekend, Chris Cochran, KB0WZC, worked several stations on SSB in the Seattle area, and Al Gallo, W0ERE, gave the Begali Contour CW paddle a workout and made several CW contacts.

Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, and Chris Cochran, KB0WZC, got the station PC set up and installed the SignalinkUSB so that we can work HF digital modes as well now! Thanks to Art Trampler, K0RO, we were able to get some really nice logging software donated to the club for the station.

Come out and enjoy the good food and give the club's HF station a nice workout, or get on 6-meters and work the magic band!