-Regular Announcements-


-The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club Meeting is held on the third Saturday of each month, at 5:00pm.
As of right now we are meeting at the 1st General Baptist Church located at 1400 W. Walnut, in Springfield. This is a temporary location and we are working to find a more permanent meeting location. We will keep you informed of any changes on our website and social networks. Testing will be available at 3:00 pm 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.and anyone is welcome to bring sides dishes, soft drinks, or desserts. Guests are welcome to stay to eat

-Wacky Antenna Party-


Next month’s meeting  August 19th is our annual wacky antenna party. Who needs an antenna when you have waste baskets, ladders, trees and even microwaves. Bring an item from home large or small, If it is capable of conducting a signal we can tune it up and make contacts. This is a fun time and It can be a great way to see why the term Amateur Radio Operators fits us perfectly. We need volunteers to bring HF radios, tables, chairs, etc as we will most likely be in an open area. Any members who would like to host our wacky antenna party on their property are encouraged to email Rodney at ad0yv.ham@gmail.com. and he will get back in contact with you.


A few months ago, we had the opportunity to purchase a repeater to replace our older Skywarn repeater on the frequency 146.64. All of our members pulled together donations and contributions to make this happen, with that we have have added a PL Tone and more transmitting power and it has made a big difference in our repeater coverage.

This is just the first step, The Southwest MO Amateur Radio Club has set a goal to raise funds for a new digital repeater system that can expand our area even more and we need your help. 
We have established a fundraiser with FlipGive.com. FlipGive is a great way to give back to your club by shopping for the things you already shop for anyway. Companies like Wal-Mart, Dominos Pizza, Papa Johns, Target, Nike, and much more will donate a percentage of your purchases back to the club. If you shop online, why not help our progress by signing up for FlipGive today. Tell your friends and family to help raise funds to build our repeater system in the Southwest MO area. A little bit can go a long way. Go to www.flipgive.com and search for Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club for more information on how you can help us take the next step in upgrading our coverage for Skywarn and emergency communications.

-Licensing Classes-

The Polk County ARES will be holding classes for General licensing starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 22nd from 8am to 1pm and Saturday July, 29th at 8am – 1pm followed by testing. You can find more information about this class and where it is held at www.polkcountymoares.org/amateur-classes.html


R & L Electronics has put together a couple of radio packages for brand new Hams! The basic pack includes a Boefeng UV5 hand held radio, and a Gordon West Technician study guide, and is less than $50, with free shipping!!
You can see details for both the basic & deluxe packages at: www.randl.com. Once on the main page, just type “new ham” into the search bar, and you will see both of the radio packages.

The Skywarn Youth Net is at 7:30pm on Sundays on the 145.490 N0NWS repeater. This net is sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn repeater system to encourage young amateur radio operators and their families to key up and get out on the air and to create an educational awareness among these operators about Skywarn and basic weather facts. For more information about this net you can go to www.N0NWS.com/youth.

Checkins –


AD0YV – Net Control

 We are continuing efforts to try to locate a new permanent meeting location. Please keep watch on the SMARC Facebook Page, the www.SMARC.org website, as well as here on the Friday Night Nets. As soon as we get a permanent location settled, we will let you know through these avenues.