Regular Announcements–

The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club meeting will be the third Saturday of the month at 5PM. The next meeting will be Saturday, March 15th. The topic this month is Skywarn Spotter Safety. After the regular meeting, there will be a meeting of Greene County Skywarn net controls and web administrators if you are interested in becoming a spotter or net control, if you are already a spotter or net control please attend this meeting.

Location 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.

-Safe & Sound Saturday KY3, KSPR, and The Ozarks CW are presenting The Safe & Sound Saturday on March 22, 2014 time of 9-4. 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.

The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio club will be setting up a booth again this year, and we need volunteers. You may email the club at: smarc@(nospam), or leave a voice mail/text at 417-597-4260. Or call Patti kd0ael at 224-0234 to sign up. 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!!

– The OARS Hamfest. The OARS Hamfest will be coming up on Saturday, April 12th, starting at 8:00am. All ages are welcome to attend this Hamfest. It will be held at the Pate Early Childhood Center, 400 Terrace Drive, in Aurora Missouri. This will be a great chance to look for Ham Radio equipment, and to meet local Amateur Radio Operators. So mark your calendars for April 12th, and make it to Aurora from the OARS Hamfest!

-Clarmore, OK Hamfest. In Clarmore, OK on Friday March 4th 4pm to 9pm, and Saturday March 5th 8am to pm. Located at 400 Veteran’s Park Way, Clarmoore, OK.

-Shriners Ham Bash. The Shriners Ham Bash will be in Kansas City on April 19th.