2018-04-19 NARC Net Announcements

Our next meeting will be Saturday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m. The fire department meeting room repairs have been completed and the meeting will be held at the Nixa Fire Station at 711 N. Main. VE Testing will be held at 4:30pm at the same location. 

We are still working on finalizing our presentation and will announce that once final.

Due to the tragic collapse of the Ozarks Public Television tower in Fordland this morning, the SGF repeater group announced that the 147.12 Mhz repeater is off the air indefinitely.  National Weather Service Radio at 162.40 Mhz is also off the air.  Please keep the injured tower workers in your prayers as well as the family of the worker that was fatally injured. 

We are in the process of  troubleshooting interference coming from the Branson 146.655 SMLRS link. We will post more once we find out the root cause of the issue, but wanted to let you know we were looking into it.   

From Bob N7WY

Upcoming HF activities.

Tonight the NorCal Contest Club (NCCC) is having both a CW and a RTTY sprint lasting a couple of hours each. 
There are Nebraska and Ontario QSO parties this weekend - MO stations send RS(T) and MO in their exchange.  The Michigan QSO party is also this weekend – MO stations send a serial number and MO in their exchange. 
There are several DX contests with sponsors from Israel, Estonia, China and Brazil.
For more information, go to contestcalendar.com, open the 8 day calendar, and follow the rules links to the sponsors’ websites.
If you operate RTTY, you might want to get your set up ready for the BARTG 75 baud sprint the following weekend.  Usually RTTY contests are run at 45.5 baud.