Meeting October 8th 2016

The next meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio club is Saturday October 8th at 6pm at the Nixa Fire Station 711 N. Main.  VE testing will be available at 4:30pm at the same location

At the October meeting, we will be taking nominations for the next club Vice-President.  This position serves for (4) calendar years.  Each year the club nominates and replaced one club officer.  Unlike other clubs that replace all officers annually, the Nixa club only changes one position annually so that we have a continuity of club operation and cooperation.  The Vice-President steps in to conduct meetings in the absence of the President, and helps out with other club tasks.  One task currently is housing the club's library, and checking out books when requested.  The Vice-President is also a part of the decision making team that meets once a quarter with other club officers.  In the past, the Vice-President has also organized the club's Field Day festivities and written an article for the club's newsletter, Open Mic.  Voting for the club's next Vice-President will be held at the club's November meeting, which will be held the week AFTER the hamfest at the Pizza Hut in Nixa. 

We will be providing communications for the 2016 Tour D' Bass on October 9th and the 2016 Dogwood Canyon Trail run on October 16th.  

We have several members who worked on the Bike MS earlier this month and put our communications trailer through it's paces.  They were pleased with how well it worked during the event.  

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.