-Regular Announcements-

The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club Meeting is held on the third Saturday of each month. Our next meeting will be on Saturday, January 19th.

The meeting will be at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) building at 2525 E. Division Street. This is across the street from the downtown airport, in Springfield, MO. The building is also located between Oak Grove Avenue to the East, and Engel Avenue on the West side of the building. There is no access to the parking behind the building from off of Engle Avenue, so you will need to use the DAV’s driveway at the corner of Division & Engle.
Testing will be at 3:00pm for anyone that wants to get their tech license, or want to upgrade to general or extra class. The fee for the test is $15. The meeting starts at 5:00pm.

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.

An outstanding cook usually prepares a meal, and anyone is welcome to bring sides dishes, soft drinks, or desserts. Guests are welcome to stay to eat.

 

-DAV Drivers-
The DAV has been very gracious in letting us use their building at a great rate for our club meetings. SMARC would like to help pay back some of their generosity! They are always looking for volunteers to help drive veterans both here in town, and out of town. Some of the duties may be taking veterans to doctor’s appointments, VA visits, running to the store, or other places.

If you would like to volunteer to be a driver please contact Commander Bob Clayton at: 417-862-3910. The DAV has vans that you will use for transportation. All you have to have is a driver’s license, be insurable on their government policy, and pass a physical. I assume this is similar to a DOT physical.

 

-FlipGive-

Last year, we had the opportunity to purchase a newer repeater to replace our aging 146.640 MHz Skywarn repeater. We were able to make this happen mostly through a group of members donating the money for this to happen.

The advantages this has given us include: increased transmit power, the ability to eliminate interference with a PL Tone, and the option to include Echolink in the future. This has motivated us to want to add some digital repeaters that can expand our area even more. But we need your help to make this happen.

That is why SMARC has established a fundraiser with FlipGive.com. FlipGive is a great way to give back to your club by purchasing the things you already shop for every day. Companies like Target, Nike, Apple, Groupon, HP, Walmart, GAP, and many more will donate a percentage of your purchases back to the club. If you already shop online, this is a great way to help us out, and buy the things you need! Purchases of gift cards count too, and you can use those in store, just incase you don’t shop much online.

Go to www.flipgive.com and search for Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club for more information on how you can help. You do not have to be in the club, or even a licensed amateur radio operator to sing up for a free FlipGive account. So anyone can participate, friends, family, anybody. So sing up today and help us take the next step for amateur communications in Springfield, and Southwest Missouri!

 

-SMARC Tech Day-

Our first ever Tech Day was an incredible success! People started showing up before the start time of 11:00am, and there was even a KY3 news team that showed up to do a news story about the event, which aired on the 6:00pm New on channel 3. One of the reporters happened to see one of the event postings in her newsfeed on Facebook. Lots of people had Jordan look at their equipment, and everyone had a lot of fun!

Jordan is looking to possibly have another Tech Day in April. We will have more info in the future when the date is set.

 

-Skywarn Youth Net-

I would like to talk to you about the Skywarn Youth Net. It begins at 7:30pm on Sunday nights, on the 145.490 N0NWS repeater. This net is sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn repeater system to encourage young amateur radio operators & their families to key up, and get out on the air.

This helps create educational awareness among these operators about Skywarn, and basic weather facts. It helps introduce young hams to net operations, and how to participate in a net. There are trivia questions about weather, and a lot of fun for all! Everyone is welcome to participate.

For more information about this net, please go to www.N0NWS.com/youth.

 

-Friday Night Net Trivia-

Strange Parts:

TL071 is what device?

A: a quad transistor array

B: a jfet low noise op amp

C: a mosfet power transitor

The Correct Answer Is: B

 

What Beatles Song released in 1968 was their most popular song. What was it? Bonus: What song was on the flip side.

The Correct Answers are: Hey Jude / Revolution 1st version (Fast)

 

-Check Inns-

N0CVL / Mark / Willard, MO

KE0SRO / Billy / Springfield, MO / A

KE0MPI / Paul / Springfield, MO

KB0JGG / Roger / Springfield, MO / Fast Revolution/Hey Jude

WB0SOX / Wes / Springfield, MO

KE0NHL / Heather / Cleaver / A

KC0NSC / Tom / Springfield, MO / B

AD0YV / Rodney / Springfield, MO / B

KE0CVU / Dave / Bois D’Arc

N0OCW / Richard / Springfield, MO

KD0AEL / Patti / Springfield, MO

AE9SS / Connor / Springfield, MO

WA0QZY / Larry / Willard, MO / B / Hey Jude

W0MYQ / Myron / Marshfield, MO / B / Hey Jude

KD0TOT / Judith / Miller / MO / Hey Jude

K0JTR / Jeff / Miller, MO

KE0EBU / Barry / Republic, MO / Metallica / Ride the Lightning

 

-Net Control-

KD0RSJ / Franklin / Springfield, MO / C / Hey Jude/Let it Be