-Regular Announcements-

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

SMARC has an ongoing fundraiser with FlipGive.com, to help raise money for a couple of new digital repeaters. FlipGive is a great way to give back to the club by purchasing things you already shop for every day. Companies like Target, Groupon, Walmart, and many more will donate a percentage of your purchases back to the club. Purchases of gift cards you can use in store count too, just incase you don’t shop online much.

Please go to www.flipgive.com, & 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! So sing up today and help us take the next step for amateur communications in Springfield, and Southwest Missouri!

-Safe & Sound Saturday-

As we are halfway through the first month of the year, it is time to think towards spring, and Safe & Sound! Safe & Sound Saturday is a community event that brings many groups together to help make everyone safer in their daily lives. This year’s event is returning to the Ozark Empire Fairground’s E-Plex. The date for this year’s event is April 13th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Both the Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club, and Greene County Skywarn has had a presence at Safe & Sound every year it has been held. At this time we do not have confirmation that we have a reserved booth, but I assume we will once again participate. Traditionally there is a setup on Friday afternoon, & vendors arrive around 8:00am Saturday morning. We will need volunteers for setup, during the event, and for tear down.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact me at: kd0rsj@gmail.com. More info will be forthcoming in the future.

-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:

TYN1225 is what component?

A: NPN Power Transistor

B: 25a Thyristor (SCR)

C: Audio Output Chip Surface Mount

The Correct Answer Is: B

-Check Inns-

KA0SPM / Steve / Springfield, MO

KD0AEL / Patti / Springfield, MO

KE0SRO / Billy / Springfield, MO / B

KE0MPI / Paul / Springfield, MO / B

KB0JGG / Roger / Springfield, MO

AD0YV / Rodney / Springfield, MO / B

KE0NHL / Heather / Clever, MO

N0RK / Jordan / Springfield, MO / B

KC0NSC / Tom / Springfield, MO / B

AE9SS / Connor / Springfield, MO

KE0RYG / Martin / Springfield, MO

AD0APS / Sam / Seymour, MO

N0OCW / Richard / Springfield, MO

W0MYQ / Myron / Marshfield, MO

KE0MAD / Shaun / Aurora, MO

-Net Control-

KD0RSJ / Franklin / Springfield, MO