NARC NET Announcements 2016-10-27

The next meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio club is Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 6pm Nixa Pizza Hut, located at US 160 & RT CC in North Nixa. We have the entire party room reserved for the event.  We will discuss some initial hamfest results, and will be voting on our next Vice President of NARC.  

We had several great nominations and the three candidates who have accepted the nominations are Gary Doucey NØIRN, Jim Nicholl WAØMBE, and Larry Pitts WØLEP

There will be NO VE testing on that day, because we will be testing at the Nixa Amatuer Radio hamfest on November 5th, 2016 at 9:30am

Speaking of the hamfest, it is approaching quickly on Saturday, November 5th , 2016 at the Nixa Event Center at 421 South Street in Nixa from 8am to 2pm.  You can find more information about the hamfest by looking at the flyer on www.nixhams.net or www.smlrs.info.  

On the SMRLRS system system wide audio levels have been checked / adjusted with the goal to have as little noticeable difference as possible from one repeater to the next.  Previously, audio coming from the hub repeater in Crane was always lower than local audio on the repeater.  There should be a noticeable difference for folks using the Stockton Lake 444.975 - they should be able to get into the repeater easier with the broken pre-amplifier removed from the receive circuit.

We are already starting to assemble a net control team for 2017.  If you would be willing to run the net one Thursday a month, please email James Adkins, KB0NHX, at [email protected].  Please list your preference for running the net on the first, second, third, fourth or fifth Thursday of the month.  We send out the announcements each week before the net with a link to the net preamble.  All the linking takes place automatically, so no control codes or any system manipulation is necessary for the NCS.