-Regular Announcements-

The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club Meeting is held on the third Saturday of each month. Our next meeting will be Saturday, June 15th.

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. The drive off of Division are no longer there. You will enter & exit the parking lot from off of Engel Avenue.

Testing will be at 3:00pm for anyone that wants to get their tech license, or wants to upgrade to general, or extra class license. 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.

Junes meeting will likely be mostly about final prep for Field Day. Anyone that wishes to have a say in how Field Day is run should attend this meeting!!

-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.

-Field Day-

Field Day is exactly 22 days away! Join us at the Sons of the American Legion at 2660 S Scenic Ave in Springfield for Field Day 2019. We are working this year with the Sons of the American Legion to really shake up our operations this year. We will be operating 3A this year with: 3 officially coordinated stations, a GOTA station, and a free VHF/UHF station. These 5 stations will be working under the clubs W0EBE call sign. There will be a sign up sheet at the June club meeting so you can reserve a spot to operate. You can bring your own headphones, favorite key, or computer to work digital modes if you would like.

There will be games for kids, an area to just sit and “ragchew”, as well as a drawing for prizes! We will be staying over night, and operating into Sunday afternoon. We have not had as many operators that have stayed to work overnight in the past, so that might be a time frame to consider. Even if you can’t work overnight, we still will have plenty of other times available. Dinner will also be provided on Saturday evening, with homemade ice cream a sure thing!

Anyone is welcome to bring their equipment out to try to get contacts along with us. If you do there are a few things to keep in mind. We want to be competitive this year, so that means that in order to maintain accurate logs, only the 5 official stations will be allowed to use the club call, W0EBE. All other operators will have to use their own call signs.

Also we will make every attempt to minimize interference between bands with pass band filters, but do keep in mind radios & antennas will be in close proximity to each other. If an official station causes interference to a non-official station, the non-official station will have to accept that interference. We don’t want to disrupt anyone’s enjoyment, but the club wishes to be competitive, so the needs of the official stations will be priority #1.

And finally you will need to provide your own radio, mic/key, speaker/headphones, antenna, and power source.

Again most of the June 15th meeting will likely be devoted to final prep for Field Day. Please attend that meeting to discus finale plans.

Field Day runs from 1:00pm CDT (18:00 UTC) on Saturday June 22nd, to 3:59pm CDT (20:59 UTC) on Sunday June 23rd. Hope to see all of you there at the American Legion!!

-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-

What was the code name for D-Day, June 6, 1944?

A) Operation Overlord.
B) Operation Paperclip.
C) Operation Mincemeat.

The Correct Answer Is: A

-Check Inns-

N0MIO / Richard / Springfield, MO
N0SRO / Billy/ Springfield, MO / A
AD0YR / Roger / Springfield, MO
KB0TPZ / Mark / Springfield, MO
N0NFP / Al / Springfield, MO / C
KE0BTZ / John / Mt Vernon, MO
KE0CVU / Dave / Bois D’Arc / A
KC0NSC / Tom / Springfield, MO / A
KE0NHL / Heather / Clever, MO / A
KD0AEL / Patti / Springfield, MO
KD0JGG / Roger / Springfield, MO / C

-Net Control-

KD0RSJ / Franklin / Springfield, MO / A