NARCFEST 2018

We'd like to invite you to the annual Nixa ARC NARCfest THIS Saturday, November 10th at the Bridge Church located at 308 W. Mt. Vernon Street in Nixa - about 10 minutes south of Springfield on Hwy 13. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the cost of admission is $7.00

Don't forget to check in with our food vendor as they are providing FREE coffee for all attendees at the hamfest and will be serving breakfast in the morning and lunch as the day goes on - perfect opportunity to grab a bite between the presentations if you like without having to leave the hamfest. BTW, DON'T forget desert - it's always really good!

This year's show has a few new events over previous years, and we are excited about the hamfest!

We have 3 speakers lined up - 9:00 a.m. Bob Heil will be giving his first ever hamfest demonstration on his new Parametric Receive Audio System. At 10:00 a.m., Chuck Kraly, K0XM, of the BYRG will be giving a new presentation on DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) communications and discuss the rapid growth in and around Missouri Then, at 11:30 a.m., Tom Wheeler, N0GSG, will be giving a presentation about the software he developed - Contact Manger: How to manipulate codeplugs to program your DMR radios.

ALSO - the scanner manufacturer Whislter will be on site to demo some of their scanners and their head technician will be on site to answer technical questions about their equipment!

We will also have VE Testing at 8:30 a.m. on site put on by Rob Huelga, W3LGA, and the Nixa ARC VE Testing Team - a great time to upgrade your license! 

 There are a lot of neat prizes this year - not just radios! We have items from a nice soldering station to a heat gun with heat shrink kit to gift certificates to vendors to analog mobile and portable radios and a DMR VHF HT plus others. Since the hamfest falls near Veteran's day, we wanted to have a special prize drawing for veterans in attendance - so make sure when you enter the hamfest you let us know you are a veteran so we can enter you in the prize drawing. For $20, you can also purchase the "super ticket" that gives you 20 chances to win prizes - this was really popular last year so we brought it back again for 2018.

Talk-in for the hamfest is on the SMLRS (Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System). When you get into Springfield we suggest the 145.270-, PL 162.2 Hz due to an antenna problem with the 147.015 repeater. We will also be monitoring on DMR via the Southwest Missouri Talkgroup, 31291  

We really look forward to seeing you at the hamfest. Remember - all funds from the hamfest go to support the Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System. Your attendance will REALLY help us keep this invaluable linked system operating for all amateurs and groups to use.

Hope you can make it out to the hamfest!
  

Club Meeting Saturday November 3rd

Join us Saturday November 3rd from 6:00 PM to 7:30 at the Nixa Pizza Hut at 160 and CC for our November Club Meeting. This is one week earlier than normal as the Hamfest will be on the date our meeting is normally scheduled.  This meeting is an annual tradition where we go back to where the club was founded at Pizza Hut.  This will be an informal eat and greet meeting where you can enjoy some great pizza and visit.  

Conway 145.470- CC12 DMR repeater online!

Last week we were able to place the 145.470 DMR repeater on the air and on the Brandmeister network.

145.470-
Color Code:  12
Static Talkgroups:
TS1 - 31291 - Southwest Missouri
TS1 - 31297 - Southwest Missouri SkyWarn
TS2 - 31201 - BYRG (Back Yard Repeater Group)

Please use TS1 for Local 2, Local 9 and all other PTT activated non-static talkgroups.

Randy, K0RLV, climbed the tower and replaced the 14 year old fiberglass antenna with a new Commscope DB222 exposed dipole / metal antenna.  He also installed and aimed the Internet radio antenna to allow the repeater to connect to the Brandmeister network.

We look forward to any coverage reports you’d like to send to us.

73,

James Adkins, KB0NHX

Nixa ARC annual picnic/September Club Meeting 2018-09-08

When:
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where:
Nixa Fire Station #1 711 N. Main Street, NIxa, MO

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP.

PICNIC HAS MOVED!!
Because of the bad weather we are moving back to the fire station (Nixa Fire Station #1 711 N. Main)
We'll have a taco bar and whatever else everyone brings.

If you haven't RSVP'd yet, that's fine - just let me know by Saturday noonish so we have enough taco fixin's

The club will provide drinks, TACOS and taco fixins
Please bring chips, a dessert or other side dish to share.

PLEASE RSVP to Shawn KE0JGI @ nixahams.net letting me know what you're bringing and how many people you're bringing so we can make sure to have enough burgers and sides.  Families are very much welcome!

We will have the club trailer on site and up and running if you or your family want to take a look at it.  If there's interest, we might even throw up a wire and try to operate.