Club Announcements 2017-10-26

The next meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio club will be  Saturday November 4th at 6pm at the Nixa Pizza Hut 1897 N State Hwy CC, just off of 160. There is no formal presentation. We will just be eating, visiting, and most importantly, electing a new President for the Nixa ARC. We took nominations for the NARC President position during the October 2017 meeting to be voted on during our November club meeting.  3 members were nominated and 2 accepted the nomination.  James Adkins, our current President has decided to turn the leadership role over to someone else after many years of service to the club in various positions.  Jim Nicholl, who was also nominated is opting to stay in his position as club Vice-President.  Our nominees are Shawn Roesslet and Todd Christell.  Bill, KF0IQ, will be including some bio information on our two candidates in the upcoming newsletter.  We have two great candidates, so if you want to have input on which one is elected, please attend the November meeting, cast your ballot and enjoy some great pizza.   Eating at the Nixa Pizza Hut for our November meeting is an annual tradition as that's where the club got it's start many years ago.  
The Nixa Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest – NARCFEST 2017 – at a new location.  We will be holding our event at The Bridge, 308 W. Mt Vernon St, Nixa, MO.  For the rest of us, the new building is less than 2 blocks from the Nixa Event Center we used the last 3 years. 

This new venue is just east of the Highway 14/Highway 160 intersection.  It’s a tan building with blue trim on the south side of the road.  The church is a remodeled grocery supermarket that has a great meeting room with separate rooms for testing and forums. 

You will really like the new place, AND we will still have the same great FOOD VENDOR.  We’ll start again at 8 am on Saturday, November 11 and will end one hour earlier at 1 pm.  ALSO good news, there’s LOTS of paved parking right out in front of the building.  Yes, there are forums and LOTS of prizes with the grand prize drawing at 1:00 p.m. (must be present to win the grand prize.    For more information, see -flyer/.  We’ll have testing, too, starting at 8:30 am

Thanks everyone for all your support in the past, and we look forward to seeing you on Veteran’s Day at NARCFEST at The Bridge in Nixa.
From Bob N7WY

The HF winter contest season has begun. Last weekend the Worked All Germany (WAG) and the Japan Amateur Radio Teleprinter Society (JARTS) contests, and several state-side QSO parties were underway. There is some good news; recently even the 10 and 15m bands have been open.

This weekend the major event is the SSB CQ Worldwide DX contest which runs a full 48 hours beginning our local Friday evening at 0000Z Saturday.  CQWWDX has a CLASSIC overlay for single operator stations that want to limit their time on the air to 24 hours, and a ROOKIE overlay for hams licensed less than 3 years. The contest is held on 160-10 meters, but not on the WARC bands (30, 17 and 12 meters). The exchange is simple, your RS report followed by your CQ zone; i.e., 4. One of the more important things to keep in mind is that you only have 5 days to e-mail your Cabrillo log to the sponsor for scoring by WWROF.

World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) was spun out of CQ Magazine a few years ago and in addition to cross referencing thousands of logs for the CQ contests for scoring, they do other interesting things in support of amateur radio that you'll find on their website.

If you need more details on CQWWDX, start at, examine the 8-day calendar, and then click on the RULES link within the contest description. The sponsor's rules will include information on submitting your Cabrillo log.


Bob Rennard = N7WY