Kd0ael Patti – Springfield net control

Wa0cfq Dale – Springfield

Kd0gur Gary – Springfield

Kd0guq  Cheryl – Springfield

Kd0sjh Will – Springfield

Wk0y Jack – Springfield

Ad0gy John – Marionville

Kd0yvc Robert – Aurora

Kd0zhn Stone – Springfield

Kd0zho Amy – Springfield

Kd0zhm Yong – Springfield

K0jtr Jeff – Miller

Kd0tot Judith – Miller

Kd0knl Lewis – Marshfield echolink

Kd0sxd Charles – Springfield

N4nkn John – Springfield

K0old Brian – Nixa

Kd0bwt Caleb – Springfield echolink

There were evidently echolink issues tonight and I apologize for that. It appears my radio may have been overloading the echolink radio. I do acknowledge your check in attempts and appreciate the follow up phone calls.

I appreciate all the check ins tonight. It was wonderful to hear the young voices checking in! Thank you all for taking the time out to spend a part of your Friday night with me! It was a great net thanks to all of you. I am humbled by the participation tonight! – Patti kd0ael

–The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club meeting will be the third Saturday of the month at 5PM. The next meeting will be Saturday, April 19

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.

-Sending a big thanks to those who volunteered to help out with the Weather Field Day Event in Branson today. Steve ka0spm, Lewis kd0knl, and Franklin kd0rsj joined myself kd0ael Patti. We set up a table and radios to demonstrate amateur radio to the public. Thanks again for all the help!

-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)smarc.org, 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! Talk in will be on 146.970 no pl tone.

– Ft. Smith Area Amateur Radio Club presents the Hanging Judge Hamfest. Ap. 5 from 8-3. For more details see http://www.hangingjudgehamfest.com/

– The Ararat Shrine Hambash will be Ap. 19 from 8-2 at the Ararat Shrine Temple in East Kansas City MO. For more details see: http://www.hambash.com/

– The Bates County Amateur Radio Club will be holding their hamfest April 5 from 8-2 in Butler MO at the old Walmart building. This is an ARRL Hamvention. For more details see: http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/bates-county-arc-hamfest

– The Dayton Hamvention will be held May 16-17-18. This is the Mother Ship of hamfests! It is worth at least one trip to visit! For details go to: http://www.hamvention.org/