NARC NET Announcements 2017-03-30

The next meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio club is Saturday April 8th at 6pm. VE Testing session will be held before the meeting at 4:30 p.m. Due to a cancellation by our scheduled presenter, the presentation for April is still being determined.
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It also be a great meeting to pay your dues for 2017 if you haven't already. Individual dues remain at $12 with family dues at $18 (family members living in your house) 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
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Would you like to support the Nixa Amateur Radio club while you are shopping on Amazon?

With every qualifying purchase you make through AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a contribution to NARC. Bookmark http://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1637211 or click on the link at our website http://www.nixahams.net on the right hand side under Support NARC.

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A big thanks to those who assisted with testing and the communications trailer at the OARS hamfest. We got lots of positive feedback.
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While he was there Dennis W0HL was presented with an award plague for first place in Missouri Fixed Multi-Op division of the Missouri QSO party. We also received a SHOW-ME certificate in the mail. Congratulations to all that participated in that contest.
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FROM Larry Scantlan, KEØKZ

HOUSE BILL 136 UPDATE—RULES COMMITTEE PASSES BILL BY A 10-3 VOTE

House Bill 136 just passed the Rule Committee by a vote of 10-3 and will be referred to the full House floor for debate and Perfection vote. While this is a victory, it should be noted that several of those voting YES in committee stated that they would vote NO on the House floor. So, we have our work cut out for us. There are now three Representatives that we must contact immediately and daily to get our Bill through the House and referred to the Senate. They are:

Rep. Mike Cierpiot, Majority Floor Leader, 573-751-0907, [email protected] It is up to Rep. Cierpiot to schedule our Bill for floor debate and Perfection Vote. We need him to do that as soon as possible. If our Bill does not come up as soon as possible, then we will run into the same situation we did last year when it finally did pass through the House but by the time it was referred to the Senate, there wasn't enough time left in session to be heard by the Senate. We DON"T want this to happen again. Call today, tomorrow, and every day.

Rep. Kevin Austin, Ass't Majority Floor Leader, 573-751-0232, [email protected] As the Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Rep. Austin, is the next closest person to the Majority Floor Leader and has some influence with respect to what bills get place on the floor calendar.

Finally, the third person that we need to contact is YOUR personal Representative. As a constituent in your Representatives district, you have more influence than all of the rest of us outside their district. Please take the time to CALL first. If you can only speak to their LA (Legal Assistant) than do so. If you get their voicemail, leave a message identifying yourself as a constituent in their district and ask for their support. Leave your phone number and ask for a return call.

One thing is clear. The HOA Lobby is working overtime and consistently to try and derail our efforts. They are getting face time with our Representatives and promoting the HOA agenda against our Bill...daily! We may not like how things work, but if want to succeed, we must be equal to the task. If you can spend a day in Jefferson City, between now and when our Bill comes to the full House floor speaking directly to Representatives, please do so. Calls and emails can be deleted/lost/ignored, but personal contact cannot be denied.

73,

Larry Scantlan, KEØKZ