Our next meeting will be Saturday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Nixa Fire Station at 711 N. Main. VE Testing will be held at 4:30 pm at the same location. 

We will be discussing Field Day preparations.   Be thinking about how you want to participate and watch for more info coming from if you haven't already joined the group, do so today!  You can find a link on our webpage at  

Field Day is coming up this year on June 23rd and 24th.

Jim Sellars, N0UAM became a silent key on May 22nd after battling health problems for several years. 

As many of you know, Jim was the ham radio coordinator for Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn.  He spent many years being the voice of Skywarn and many days and night protecting life and property by giving important weather information to spotters in the field and relaying information back to the National Weather Service from those spotters.  During this time, Jim also served as an Elmer and mentor to the Skywarn community. Jim ran Echolink nets for the National Hurricane Center and was an AMS Certified Meteorologist.   

Prior to his work with the Skywarn community, Jim did many colorful things.  His brother John Sellars, described him as a Renaissance Man who worked for more than 30 years at the phone company, served as a reserve police officer, played ball, and had a lifetime passion for the weather and Ham radio.  

Jim wrote his own obituary expressing his wishes to have his ashes shot into a tornado. Jim ended his obituary by saying "That'll be fun!!!"  Jim was 64.  

His passing and service to the community have been highlighted by local and regional media.

The Spotter network plans to honor Jim by spelling out his initials on Spotter Network on Friday. If you are a member of Spotter Network, be sure to watch there for details and coordinates.

We will all miss his voice on the air.  To quote Jim, "Bye for now…See ya on the other side…" 

73s Jim, when we see a towering cumulonimbus cloud, we will think of you.