Announcements for Aug. 29
–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, September 20th., at the American Red Cross Southern Missouri Regional Offices, at the corner of West Bypass and Division in Springfield, MO

–Testing will also be available at 3PM for any one who wants to get their technician license, or wanting to upgrade to a general, or extra class. The Fee for the test will be $15.

–Any one interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator should attend a meeting, or testing session. Everyone is welcome, and you do not have to have a license to attend meetings.

Repeater Usage: Please make note!
The entire SMLRS repeater system is reserved for use for the MS-150 bicycle ride Saturday, September 6th from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and also Sunday, September 7th from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Please refrain from using the repeater system during that time for normal traffic.
Thank you,
James Adkins, KB0NHX
President & Repeater Trustee — Nixa Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (K0NXA)

Upcoming Events: Route 66 On The Air: The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio club will be participating in the annual Route 66 On The Air event this year.

The event takes place from 00:00 Zulu on Saturday September 6th, till 23:59 Zulu on Sunday September 7th. This is an annual event that commemorates the Route 66, which lead from Chicago, all the way to California.
As Springfield, Mo is recognized as the birth place of Route 66, it is an extra special joy to be able to participate in this great event! You CAN participate from the comfort of your home! We are hoping for a number of Ozarkians to step forward and operate at varying times throughout the event. Our hope… 150 contacts per station. That is less than 20 per day!!!

Have you signed up with Bob Heil? If you are interested, email

We will hopefully be setting up near the location where the highway was named. We are working out the details, and will keep you posted on the Friday Night Nets, and the Rt. 66 on the air webpage at

The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club would like to say a very special thanks to Mr. Bob Heil for making this possible. Thank you very much Bob!

For more info, please go to this website:

Outdoor Days at Lake Springfield: The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club will once again be participating at the annual Bass Pro Outdoor Days at Lake Springfield. We will be setting up at the event, and making as many radio contacts as possible. We need 2 people to go to Lake Springfield Sept. 6th to help Lewis with the special event station we will have out there. If you can help, please call Lewis at 417-241-9346! Food and water supplied! Besides introducing the public to amateur radio, there is a lot to see and do!

The Event takes place on Saturday September 6th, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday September 7th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Some of the activates at the event include: pontoon/boat rides, canoe/kayaking, fishing, hiking, archery, air shot/sling shot ranges, crafts, animal demos, music, dancing, and so much more. So come out to Lake Springfield, and have fun with the entire family!

For more info please go to this website:
Sept. 13th SMARC will have their annual Guns and Radios picnic at the Reppert Farm. We will once again meet at the Red Cross and car pool from there at 1pm. Bring a covered dish. Dogs and burgers supplied. Details and map will be provided soon!