Announcements:

-The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club Meeting is held on the third Saturday of each month, at 5:00pm.
We meet at the American Red Cross Southern Missouri Regional Offices, at the corner of West Bypass & Division, in Springfield, MO. Testing will also be available at 3:00pm for anyone wanting to get their technician license, or upgrade to a General or Extra class license. The fee for the tests is $15.

Any one that is interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator should attend a meeting, or testing session. You do not have to already have your license, or be a club member to attend. Everyone is welcome including friends, family, and children. A meal is usually prepared by an outstanding cook. Guest are welcome to stay to eat.

Recently the US House of Representatives passed the H.R. 1301 bill “without objection” This is a big step in efforts for Amateurs who live in deed-restricted communities to build and maintain antennas that support Amateur radio communication. This bill will now be submitted to the US Senate. Amateurs are urged to contact your Senator and let your voice be heard regarding this bill to ensure we can give maximum exposure for this bill to pass. More information about HR 1301 can be found on the homepage of www.arrl.org

Guns and Radios Picnic
When: Saturday Sept. 24, 2016
Where: Reppert farm

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Reppert Farm Map

Time: Meet at the Red Cross at West Bypass and Division in Springfield at 1230 pm to caravan out.
What to take: Lawn chairs, radios, antennas and power if you want to operate in a power line free environment. Take a side dish if you like. Meat is provided!

NARC Ham Fest
Saturday November 5 at the Nixa Event Center

Checkins:
K9EAR – Bill in Springfield – Trivia tonight- Who developed the first Photon Torpedo? Answer – Romuluns
N0MIO – Richard in Springfield
Kd0KNL – Lewis in Marshfield
KB0JGG – Roger in Springfield
KE0IKM – Dan in Bolivar (recovering from shoulder surgery – throwing prayers out for him!
KD0RSJ – Franklin in Springfield – Trivia answer – Humans
KE0DTZ – Rodney in Springfield – Trivia answer Romulans
WA0CFQ – Dale in Springfield
K0JTR – Jeff in Miller
KD0TOT – Judith in Miller
AD0YVC – Robert in Aurora
N0SVY – Don in Willard
KD7MHS? – Henry in Springfield via Echolink
KD0YIO – Andy in Springfield
W0MYQ – Myron in Marshfield
KE0HYJ – Tom via Facebook
KE0IKM – Daniel via Facebook
N0ZPT – Timothy via Facebook
KE6GAE – David via Facebook
KD0AEL – Patti in Springfield as your net control

Tonight we went live with the net on Facebook. It was a lot of fun. I do appreciate all those who joined us there and on the repeater! Hopefully, we will have more net controls doing this in the future!