The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club (SMARC) would like to invite you to our first ever tech day! This will be a day to bring you radio equipment by, throw if on the bench, and see what it’s doing. Our host, Jordan (N0RK) has been gracious to open up his home, and test equipment. He has spectrum scopes, station monitors, oscilloscopes, and many other pieces of test equipment to look at your radios.

But this event is not just limited to Amateur Radio equipment! Jordan has said you can bring any piece of electronics by, and he’ll take a look at it. At our Route 66 On the Air! event this past September, Jordan was even able to repair a sick lawnmower!!

This event is taking place at Jordan’s house, at 3611 North Farm Road 147, just north of the intersection of Kansas & Norton roads. This is a rain or shine event, as it will be held in Jordan’s garage. If the temps are nice, the garage door will be open. But if it is chilly, the door will be down, and I believe Jordan has a heater out there as well.

Jordan will also likely have a station setup so that you can make some radio contacts if you would like. Also he should have another antenna connection, so bring your radio with you, and you can throw it on an antenna, and get on the air too!!

The event starts at 11:00 AM CST on January 5th, 2019, and goes till about 10:00 PM that evening. We will be having a cook out along with the Tech Day. For lunch we will have hot dogs, and chicken for dinner. The meat will be provided, but if you want to bring something special for yourself, Jordan will throw it on the grill for you. Water, Iced Tea, and Soft drinks should be provided, again unless you wanna bring something special. Please, soft drinks only, not alcohol!! You are welcome to bring side dishes, desserts, chips, or snacks if you wish as well.

As are all SMARC club events, this one is Family, & Kid friendly!!

We did a cook out and mini tech day along with our Route 66 On the Air! event in September, and it was a great success! Jordan got the idea to maybe once a quarter or so, do another event, and this is the first in the line up. So mark your calendar for next Saturday, and plan to attend the first SMARC Tech Day of 2019!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there

DE: Franklin, KD0RSJ