Announcements

updated: Monday, September 18, 2017
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Our Repeaters

$1,000 Goal Reached…THANK YOU!!!

Buffalo, Missouri Repeater's New AntennaUPDATE: In the midst of technical challenges and difficulties, we are thrilled to announce that our recent $1,000 fundraising goal has been reached, and we now have the funding needed to build our own repeater building at the KRBK-DT Polk, Missouri transmitter site. We thank you, the amateur radio community, for your generosity!

Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn needed the $1,000 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 were required to raise the 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 reached out to you, the amateur radio community of Southwest Missouri, and you came through for us. We are blessed! Thank you!


Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn Calendar of Events


Skywarn, National Weather Service, etc.

Fall Weather Safety

The National Weather Service wants you to be weather-aware and safe this fall. Click the following link to learn more: www.weather.gov/wrn/fall-safety

 


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

Events

Nothing to list at this time.

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

Polk County
Amateur Extra Licensing Class & Examination Session

Class Meeting: Saturday, September 30, 2017, with class from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Class Meeting: Saturday, October 14, 2017, with class from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Class Meeting & Examination: Saturday, October 21, 2017, with class 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. followed by testing

Gordon West Amateur Extra Class Study GuideBook:
The General Class Training Book will be: Gordon West 2016 -2020 Extra Class Book (Green Cover Background). You must purchase this book on your own. You can order it from Amazon by clicking here.

Instructor:
The class will be taught by Joye McElwee, N0OCP.

Cost:
Cost for testing is $14.00. There is no charge for attending the class itself unless you register and fail to attend. If you register and don’t show up, you will be billed $15. The instructor realizes that last-minute emergencies, illnesses, etc. happen, and he will work with you regarding those situations.

Registration / Questions:
Send an email to N0OCP@arrl.net or call or text 417-844-1418.

The location for this class is inside the CMH Support Services building (in the CMH Prehospital Services section). This building is located along a service road just west of CMH Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri. You will follow this service road downhill from Oakland Avenue. Use the interactive map below for directions.

 

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

 

Wichita, KS at River Walk Church of Christ
Wichita Area Hamfest
Saturday, October 7, 2017 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
More information: www.vcarc.org/hamfest-info

 

Belton, MO at Mill Creek Upper Elementary School
Southside ARC 2017 Hamfest
Saturday, October 21, 2017 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
More information: www.southsidearc.net/hamfests-and-events

 

Morrilton, AR at Petit Jean State Park Recreation Hall
Randy Griffin Memorial Hamfest
Saturday, October 21, 2017 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
More information: k5boc.org

 

Kirkwood, MO at Kirkwood Community Center
26th Annual Halloween Hamfest
Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
More information: www.halloweenhamfest.org

 

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