–The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club meeting will be the third Saturday of the month at 5PM. 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 their 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.

Meeting will be May 17 at Redcross West bypass and Division
5 pm with test held earlier at 3 pm.

Arrl field day will be June 28-29 2014. The theme for this field day will be The “Wild” West. We will be set up in the Field on the SW side of the Red Cross building at N. West Bypass and Division. Come join us!

-Hamfests coming up

Dayton Ham Vention May 16th-18th
Hamcom in Plano, TX June 13th-14th
Joplin Hamfest August 22th-23th

We have received a donation of 2 tickets to the baby Cardinals vs. the Frisco Rough Riders for Fri. May 31. We will be raffling these at the meeting on the 17th! As usual with our raffles $1 for 1 ticket and $5 for 6 tickets!

Who is going to Dayton this week?

If you can or if you cannot, w5kub will be having his drawings as well as his live streams going as he travels to, spends time at and travels home from Dayton. He has great prizes he gives away but you must be logged in when they draw! Here is a message from Tom w5kub:

Please join us during our live, online broadcast of the Dayton Hamvention this week. To join the webcast go to http://W5KUB.com/ where the fun begins!

Expanded show for 2014: We will be inside Hara at Booth SA302 again this year but will also provide video from both inside and outside Hara arena.

During the Hamvention W5KUB will interview vendors regarding their latest products. We will have many special guests such as Bob Heil (K9EID) of Heil Sound; Martin F. Jue (K5FLU) founder of MFJ Enterprises; John Amodeo (NN6JA) producer of ABC TV’s hit show, “Last Man Standing”; and a special guest and co-host. Joining us this year is NASA Astronaut Col. Douglas Wheelock. Doug will be with us all day Friday May 16th and Saturday morning May 17th. Doug made thousands of contacts from the International Space Station. Online viewers can directly communicate and ask questions through our chat room.

During the live broadcast, you will also have the opportunity to meet and chat with other ham radio operators from all over the world. During the 2013 Dayton Hamvention we had nearly 50,000 viewers that followed us for the 5 day broadcast!

You could win one of 52 prizes which will be awarded during the webcast! The prizes include dual band HTs, Comet Antenna Analyzer, Heil microphone, antennas, weather station, computer to radio interface, spool LMR-400, auto antenna tuners, and much more. These prizes are made possible because of our relationship with partners; such as, GigaParts, Ten-Tec, NCG Company, Kantronics, Heil Sound, ARRL, MFJ, and many more. In the past year over $10,000 in prizes have been awarded! Of course, no purchase is necessary to win a prize. W5KUB is not affiliated with any products or companies and does not sell any products or services.

Dayton Hamvention webcast schedule (all times are subject to change):
· Wednesday, May 14: 1300 UTC (8:00 AM CT) drive from Memphis to Dayton, Ohio (10 hours). Yes, this will be a live broadcast!

· Thursday, May 15: 1300 UTC – 2030 UTC (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET), set up at Hara Arena and visit with vendors

· Friday, May 16: 1200 UTC – 2100 UTC (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET), Dayton Hamvention

· Saturday, May 17: 1200 UTC – 2100 UTC (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET), Dayton Hamvention

· Sunday, May 18: 1200 UTC – 1600 UTC (8:00 AM – noon ET), Dayton Hamvention

· Sunday, May 18: 1700 UTC (1:00 PM ET) drive from Dayton to Memphis (10 hours). Yes, this will be a live broadcast!

Also, please help spread the word by posting this announcement in Facebook and forwarding this message to your ham radio friends that may not have received this message! Join our group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5kub/ to keep up with us year-round.

We’ll ‘see’ you at Hamvention!

Tom Medlin, W5KUB

In reference to an upcoming Earthquake communications exercise on June 16, 2014 starting at 0930:



In conjunction with the State of Missouri CAPSTONE Earthquake Exercise occurring June 16-20, 2014; there are multiple Regional Communications Exercises that will be occurring as a part of the overall exercise. The Region D WebEOC System will be utilized for delivery of exercise injects for the entire week. In addition, Monett PD (which serves as the Alternate Region D Multi Area Coordination Center) will be sending out a MULES Message on Monday, June 16th at approximately 09:00.

For the communications specific portions of the exercise; below is a brief summary of communications exercises / activities occurring in Region D:

Monday, June 16th
MOSWIN Network
* All MOSWIN Agencies are encouraged to contact Monett PD on “Region D IO Call”. Monett PD serves as the Alternate Region D MACC (Multi Area Coordination Center). This will be a “check-in” type operations as opposed to a “roll-call” type operation.

Monday, June 16th
Amatuer Radio
* A net will be established on the Southern Missouri Linked Repeater System. This system consists of a linked network of VHF & UHF Amateur Radio Repeaters across Region D. A PDF attachement of sites / frequencies is attached. Further information can be obtained by visiting: http://smlrs.info/ We encourage all agencies (EOC’s, PSAP’s, Hospital’s, Health Department’s, etc) as well as other amateur radio operators to check in on the net.

Monday, June 16th
Local Public Safety Communications
* We encourage each EOC / PSAP / Dispatch Center to conduct local checks of their communications systems to ensure that they are operational. After your local communications exercise; we request that the coordinating body (EOC / PSAP / Dispatch Center) send a brief summary report of your activities including the agencies who participated in the communications contact drill ( with name and phone contact) to Melissa Duckworth; Region D
CAPSTONE Exercise Coordinator via email to melissad@co.taney.mo.us or via
fax to 417-546-7218.

Please feel free to forward this email to partner agencies (Hospitals, Health Departments, Communications Centers, etc.) as you see appropriate for their participation.

If you have any questions or concerns; please feel free to contact me.

Jonathan Ayres, MoCEM
Information Systems Administrator / COML
Springfield – Greene County Office of Emergency Management
330 West Scott Street
Springfield, MO 65802
Office: 417-869-6040
Wireless: 417-664-3591