–Regular Announcements–
–The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club meeting will be the third Saturday of the month at 5PM. This months meeting is tomorrow, Feb 15th.

At the American Red Cross Southern Missouri Regional Offices at the corner of West Bypass and Division

–Testing Will also be available at 3PM for anyone of those who want to either get there technician license or if you are wanting to upgrade to a general or extra class. The Fee for this test will be $15.

–Any one listening interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator should attend a meeting.

– Christian County C.E.R.T. Training in Ozark Missouri. This will be 3 days of classes totally about 20 hours of training. CERT helps during disasters, but can also help out with everyday situations like accidents, and anytime someone me be in need of assistance. The agenda for the class consists of:

Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Ops 1 & 2, Light Search & Rescue Ops, Disaster Psychology & Team Organization, Terrorism Awareness for CERT Members, and a Course Review, and Disaster Simulation.

The course if free, and each person may take the course for their own personal knowledge, or as a step towards becoming a Christian County CERT Volunteer. The classes will take place at Ozark Fire Station #1, 604 N. 3rd street, in Ozark, MO. The dates, and times of the 3 classes are:

Fri Feb 28th, 6pm to 9pm
Sat March 1st, 8am to 4 pm
Sat March 8th, 8am to 4pm
You must attend all 3 classes to get credit for the course.

To pre-register you may go to ema.christiancountymo.gov/cert.htm, or call the Emergency Management Office at 417-581-2126.

– National Weather Service Spotter Class. The National Weather Service is holding their annual Weather Spotting classes again this year. The Green County class will be held on Feb 25th at The Assemblies of God HQ in Springfield at 6:30pm. Anyone is welcome to attend this class which is free to the general public. Not only will this class be beneficial to Weather Spotters, but to anyone that wishes to be more informed about sever weather, and what to look out for during a weather event.

The address for the Assemblies of God HQ is 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO More information about other classes in surrounding counties may be found by going to the National Weather Services’ Springfield web site at www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf, and clicking on 2014 Spotter Training Classes under Other Local Information.

-Safe & Sound Saturday KY3, KSPR, and The Ozarks CW are presenting The Safe & Sound Saturday on March 22, 2014. Last year’s event was so successful, that it’s back again this year. Some of the groups that were there last year include were all local law enforcement agencies, City Utilities of Springfield, local Ambulance agencies, several vendors of home storm shelters, gun safety equipment, and other emergency preparedness supplies. The weather services were represented, as well as local area Amateur radio groups, including The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club.

Demos & discussions included: weather discussions, what happens in a rollover accident, power line safety, and some basics of Amateur Radio.

I couldn’t find a time for this year’s event, but last years ran from 10am to 5pm, I’m sure that it will be very similar this year. I will keep on eye out, and post an exact time when I find it to the SMARC Facebook Page.

The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio club will be setting up a booth again this yea, and would like to ask that anyone that wants to volunteer to participate in this year’s Safe & Sound Saturday is more than welcome!

You may email the club at: smarc@(nospam)smarc.org, or leave a voice mail/text at 417-597-4266. Or you can talk to any Club member, and they will pass the info on. Even if you don’t work the event as a volunteer, you should still go to the expo, it’s a fun & interesting event, and helps you learn to be safe!!

Trivia

1. Which of the following characters from the Munsters is still living?
a. Herman
b. Marilyn

2. The Mother of the girl who played Marilyn in the munsters held a U.S. office from 1953-61. What was she famous for?
a. Her signature was on U.S. currency
b. Her picture was on a U.S. stamp

3. Fred Gwynn, Herman, was in a number of movies. What was the last movie he was in before he died.
a. Pet Sematary
b. My Cousin Vinnie

Answers: B, A, B

N0CEL No Guess

K0EOD Charles B, A, B Winner

KD0GUR Gary B, A, B Winner

AD0GY John No Guess

KD0GUQ Cheryl B, A, B Winner

KD0SXD Charles A, A, A

WK0Y Jack B, B, B

WA0CFQ Dale No Guess

KD0KNL Lewis A, B, A

N4NKN John No Guess

KK4FXY Nancy B, B, A

KA0SPM Steve No Guess

KD0YVC Robert No Guess

KD0JGG Roger A, B, A

KC0UKA Mike No Guess