-SMARC Friday Night Net for February 13th, 2015-

-Regular Announcements-

-The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club Meeting will be the third Saturday of the month, at 5:00pm. The net meeting will be Saturday, Feb 21st.

The meetings are held at the American Red Cross Southern Missouri Regional Offices, at the corner of West Bypass & Division, in Springfield.

Testing Will also be available at 3:00pm for anyone who wants to either get their technician license, or wanting to upgrade to a general or extra class. The fee for the test is $15.

Any one listing interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator should attend a meeting, or testing session. You do not need to already have your license, or be a member of the club to attend a meeting or testing session. Everyone is welcome to attend including friends & family, and children.

-Skywarn Training-

-It’s that time of year again for the annual Skywarn training from the National Weather Service. This years Greene County training is being held once again at the Assembly of God headquarters at 1445 N. Boonville Ave in Springfield. The meeting begins at 6:30pm, on Tuesday, Feb 24th.

There is no fee for the training, and you do not have to register ahead of time, just show up. This training is geared towards Skywarn spotters & net controls, but is open to the general public. You do not have to be a member of Skywarn, or work for the National Weather Service to attend.

There are other training sessions in surrounding counties, I do apologize that I do not have that information at this time. Perhaps there is someone listening that has that information, and would like to share it with us.

Attention to all who are wanting a class to get their Technician or a class for upgrade:
From the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club:
On February 28th, 2015 we will be having a all day study class for the Tech, General and Extra License”s starting at 9:00 a.m. with 2 breaks and 30 minute lunch and we will be doing the test for for all Classes of License during the day whenever you are ready to test and all testing will be completed by 4:00 p.m. Location is at the Ava Senior/Community Center in the Basement. We will supply the training material for that day and no cost for the class we are asking for a donation of $14.00. For more information contact Teresa Tost DCAR President at kcØokp@yahoo.com or call at 417-543-2715

Dastardly Trivia!!

1) Nintendo has always made video games, & gaming systems since it’s founding.
A) True
B) False
Answer: False. Nintendo was founded in 1889. They manufactured playing cards then, & they still make cards in Japan to this day. Nintendo began manufacturing arcade games in the 1970’s.
2) Today, Sega only makes video games for gaming systems made by other companies.
A) True
B) False
Answer: True. On January 31st, 2001, Sega of America announced the company would only make third party games for other company’s gaming systems. Sega has made games for other company’s hardware, and arcade games ever since.
3) Atari ceased making video games when it’s last gaming system was discontinued.
A) True
B) False
Answer: False. Infogrames Entertainment acquired Hasbro Interactive, which owned the Atari consumer division. They produced games under the Atari brand after the company was split in 1984, & after they ceased making gaming systems.
4) PONG was originally produced by Atari.
A) True
B) False
Answer: True. Atari made PONG first as an arcade game in 1972. It was the 1st commercially successful arcade game.

-Answers-
1) B, False 2) A, True 3) B, False 4) A, True

-Check Ins-
Name Call Location Trivia Guesses
Don AD0GY Marionville N/A
Richard N0TLI Springfield N/A
Robert KD0YVC Aurora N/A
Dave KE0CVU Bois D’Arc N/A
Josh KD0UZR Springfield N/A
Roger KB0JGG Springfield A, B, B, A
Dale WA0CFQ Springfield N/A
Jack WK0Y Springfield A, A, B, A
John N4NKN Springfield N/A