Announcements

updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Our Repeaters

$1,000 Needed to Move Buffalo Repeater to KRBK Tower!

Buffalo, Missouri Repeater's New AntennaSouthwest Missouri Regional Skywarn is raising $1,000 this summer to fund the construction of a repeater building which will be needed to house our equipment at the new repeater site to which the Buffalo Repeater is moving. As explained in a recent news update, television station Fox 5 KRBK is offering Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn tower space atop their 475-foot-tall transmission tower near Polk, Missouri which is in the northeast corner of Polk County. At 11 miles northwest of Buffalo, and with double the Height Above Average Terrain of the old water tower upon which our current antenna sits, this new site is expected to drastically improve Skywarn coverage into both Stockton and Pomme de Terre Lakes along with surrounding cities such as Bollivar, Fair Play, Humansville, Pittsburg, Wheatland, Hermitage, Urbana, and others. Meanwhile, coverage throughout the city of Buffalo, Missouri is expected to remain strong.

The opportunity to improve coverage of the Buffalo Repeater at 147.180 MHz. by moving onto the KRBK tower didn’t exist last summer when we budgeted the move to the city’s forthcoming replacement water tower. The need to construct our own repeater building is new, and this is the reason why we must raise an additional $1,000. We are very grateful to everyone who donated the initial $5,000 during 2016 and early 2017! Without you, this exciting new opportunity would not be possible. And, because of you, the antenna and coaxial hardline has already been installed! (photo to the left shows our side-mounted antenna on the KRBK-DT Polk, MO tower). Once again, we are reaching out to you, the amateur radio community, so that we can bridge this gap to provide funding to complete this project. Please click here to visit our Donate page. Thank you for your generosity and for making this possible!


Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn Calendar of Events


Skywarn, National Weather Service, etc.

All spotter training classes for 2017 have been completed. The next session of spotter training classes will be announced in early 2018.

 


Announcements of Interest to Amateur Radio

Skywarn Nets

Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn Training Net
Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.
Fordland/Springfield: 145.490 (-) PL 136.5
Joplin: 145.350 (-) PL 91.5
Walnut Grove: 147.330 (+) PL 162.2
Buffalo: 147.180 (+) PL 136.5
Branson: 147.105 (+) PL 162.2
Springfield Cox South: 145.330 (-) PL 156.7
Laurie/Lake of the Ozarks: 146.955 (-) PL 192.8
Houston: 147.135 (+) PL 100.0
Rolla: 147.210 (+) PL 88.5
Dixon: 146.790 (-) PL 88.5
Licking: 146.850 (-) PL 114.8

EchoLink Node: 291849 or N0NWS-R

Skywarn Youth Net
Sundays 7:30 p.m. (preempted during severe weather)
Fordland/Springfield: 145.490 (-) PL 136.5
Joplin: 145.350 (-) PL 91.5
Walnut Grove: 147.330 (+) PL 162.2
Buffalo: 147.180 (+) PL 136.5
Branson: 147.105 (+) PL 162.2
Springfield Cox South: 145.330 (-) PL 156.7
Laurie/Lake of the Ozarks: 146.955 (-) PL 192.8
EchoLink Node: 291849 or N0NWS-R


Area Nets By Day

Sunday

District D  A.R.E.S. HF Net
Sundays at 4 p.m.
3.973 MHz. LSB

Missouri Traffic Net
Daily at 5:45 p.m.
3.963 MHz. LSB

Springfield Emergency Response Communications Net
Sundays at 7 p.m.
Fordland/Springfield: 145.490 (-) PL 136.5
Joplin: 145.350 (-) PL 91.5
Walnut Grove: 147.330 (+) PL 162.2
Buffalo: 147.180 (+) PL 136.5
Branson: 147.105 (+) PL 162.2
Springfield Cox South: 145.330 (-) PL 156.7
Laurie/Lake of the Ozarks: 146.955 (-) PL 192.8
EchoLink Node: 291849 or N0NWS-R

Skywarn Youth Net
Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Fordland/Springfield: 145.490 (-) PL 136.5
Joplin: 145.350 (-) PL 91.5
Walnut Grove: 147.330 (+) PL 162.2
Buffalo: 147.180 (+) PL 136.5
Branson: 147.105 (+) PL 162.2
Springfield Cox South: 145.330 (-) PL 156.7
Laurie/Lake of the Ozarks: 146.955 (-) PL 192.8
EchoLink Node: 291849 or N0NWS-R

Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks Net
Tuesdays – Sundays 8:00 p.m.
Gainesville: 147.390 (+) PL 110.9

Monday

Missouri Traffic Net
Daily at 5:45 p.m.
3.963 MHz. LSB

Polk County A.R.E.S. 2-meter Net
Mondays 7:00 p.m.
Bolivar: 147.060 (+) PL 107.2

Christian County A.R.E.S. Net
Mondays 7:00 p.m.
Highlandville: 145.230 (-) PL 162.2

District D  A.R.E.S. 6-meter Net
Mondays 7:30 p.m.
Republic: 53.270 (-1.7 MHz) PL 162.2

Douglas County A.R.E.S. Net
Mondays 7:30 p.m.
Ongo: 145.150 (-) PL 162.2

Taney County A.R.E.S. Net
Mondays 8:00 p.m.
Branson: 147.195 (+) No PL

Ozark County A.R.E.S. Net
Mondays 8:00 p.m.
Gainesville: 147.390 (+) PL 110.9

Webster County A.R.E.S. Net
Mondays 9:00 p.m.  (changes to 8:00 p.m. in Winter)
Marshfield: 146.865 (-) PL 156.7

Tuesday

Missouri Traffic Net
Daily at 5:45 p.m.
3.963 MHz. LSB

Skywarn Training Net
Tuesdays 7 p.m.
Fordland/Springfield: 145.490 (-) PL 136.5
Joplin: 145.350 (-) PL 91.5
Walnut Grove: 147.330 (+) PL 162.2
Buffalo: 147.180 (+) PL 136.5
Branson: 147.105 (+) PL 162.2
Springfield Cox South: 145.330 (-) PL 156.7
Laurie/Lake of the Ozarks: 146.955 (-) PL 192.8
Houston: 147.135 (+) PL 100.0
Rolla: 147.210 (+) PL 88.5
Dixon: 146.790 (-) PL 88.5
Licking: 146.850 (-) PL 114.8
EchoLink Node: 291849 or N0NWS-R

Douglas County Amateur Radio Club Net
Tuesdays – Sundays 7:30 p.m.
Ongo: 145.150 (-) PL 162.2

Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks Net
Tuesdays – Sundays 8:00 p.m.
Gainesville: 147.390 (+) PL 110.9

Wednesday

Missouri Traffic Net
Daily at 5:45 p.m.
3.963 MHz. LSB

Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks Net
Tuesdays – Sundays 8:00 p.m.
Gainesville: 147.390 (+) PL 110.9

Thursday

Missouri Traffic Net
Daily at 5:45 p.m.
3.963 MHz. LSB

Wright County A.R.E.S. Net
Thursdays 8:00 p.m.
Odin: 147.090 (+) PL 162.2

Greene County A.R.E.S. Net
1st, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month 8:00 p.m.
Springfield: 147.225(-) PL 162.2

Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks Net
Tuesdays – Sundays 8:00 p.m.
Gainesville: 147.390 (+) PL 110.9

Friday

Missouri Traffic Net
Daily at 5:45 p.m.
3.963 MHz. LSB

District D  A.R.E.S. VHF / UHF Net
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Springfield: 147.015 (+) PL 162.2
(and on other Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System repeaters)

Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks Net
Tuesdays – Sundays 8:00 p.m.
Gainesville: 147.390 (+) PL 110.9

Saturday

Missouri Traffic Net
Daily at 5:45 p.m.
3.963 MHz. LSB

Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks Net
Tuesdays – Sundays 8:00 p.m.
Gainesville: 147.390 (+) PL 110.9


Meetings, Gatherings, Events

Meetings

Greene County A.R.E.S. Monthly Meetings
2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
American Red Cross Disaster Service Office
1545 North West Bypass (just north of Division on West Bypass)
Springfield, Missouri 65803
Notes: Please use the south entrance

Polk County A.R.E.S. Monthly Meetings
4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Community Rooms of Citizens Memorial Hospital, 1500 North Oakland, Bolivar MO.
Visit www.polkcountymoares.org for more details.


Amateur Radio Classes/Testing

Classes

There are no classes scheduled at this time that we are aware of. To post one here, please email: webmaster@n0nws.com.

 

Testing

Greene County
(Testing for all 3 License Classes)
2nd Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
American Red Cross Disaster Service Office
1545 North West Bypass (just north of Division on West Bypass)
Springfield, Missouri 65803
Please use the south entrance
Contact the Volunteer Exam Coordinator: Mike KD0IWW at (417) 569-5586

Polk County
conducted upon request
Visit www.polkcountymoares.org for more details on both testing and license class training.


Area Hamfests

O’Fallon, MO at O’Fallon Elks Lodge
SCARC Hamfest
Sunday, August 13, 2017 6 a.m. – 12 noon
More information: http://wb0hsi.org/

 

Joplin, MO at Joplin Convention and Trade Center
Joplin Hamfest
Saturday, August 26, 2017 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
More information: http://www.joplinhamfest.org/

 

Little Rock, AR at Catholic High School
All Arkansas Hamfest
Saturday, September 16, 2017 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
More information: http://www.carenclub.com/eventdetail.php?ID=24

 

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