Had radio troubles on my end tonight sorry for that; Lewis kd0knl

The National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri’s local emergency management offices urge Missourians to use Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3-7, to plan and prepare for how they will react to tornadoes, flash flooding and other severe weather. Missouri will conduct the 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. If severe weather is in the forecast on March 4, the drill will be moved to Thursday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Greene County Skywarn will take checkins on the 146.64 for the drill. pl tone 162.2
If you are from another county, please check in with their Skywarn net. If for some reason they are not participating, feel free to check in with Greene County or the regional repeater!
In preparation for this awareness week, please plan to be at the spotter training Tuesday night Feb 25th at 630pm at the Assembly of God Headquarters on N. Boonville in Springfield.

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.

Friday Night Net Feb 14th, 2014

Posted In: Net Report
–Regular Announcements–
–The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club meeting will be the third Saturday of the month at 5PM.  Next Month’s meeting is March 15 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.

-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