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Nixa ARC Hamfest - Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.

Central Missouri Radio Association
 

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From: NARCFEST 2018 <narcfest@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:39:48 -0500
Subject: Nixa ARC Hamfest - Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.


The Nixa ARC Hamfest is coming up quickly! If you haven't already, mark
your calendar for Saturday, November 13, 2021 - doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Barnhouse Event Center - 5484 W. Sunshine St, Brookline, MO
65619
GPS: 37-9-45 N / 93-23-47.0 W OR in decimal degrees -
*Latitude
:* *37.1625* degrees | *Longitude : -93.396389 *degrees
Talk-in: Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System - local repeater to
Springfield will be the 147.015 or 147.225, PL 162.2 Hz on both
For a list of ALL repeaters that will have Talk-in Traffic,
vist https://smlrs.info/repeater-frequencies-and-pl-tones/

Admission is $10.00 and you receive (2) prize tickets per admission
SUPER TICKET: $20.00 and you receive (20) prize
tickets per superticket (this has been VERY popular in the past!)
Tables: $10.00 (only 8 left! - to reserve your table, email
hamfest@nixahams.net ASAP)

ALL PROCEEDS ARE USED TO MAINTAIN AND SUPPORT THE SOUTHWEST MISSOURI LINKED
REPEATER SYSTEM - WWW.SMLRS.INFO

Tables: This year's hamfest will feature 40 tables total and will include
commercial vendors Associated Radio, D&L Antennas and Ham Crazy and Jerry,
W0PP, of Greene County ARES and the Nixa ARC will be on hand to program
radios with the regional ARES file for analog radios

Prizes: Grand Prize: Yaesu FTM-300DR Analog / Fusion dual-band Mobile
(drawing at 1:00 p.m.)
Other prizes: Yaesu FT-70DR Analog / Fusion dual band
Portable Radio
Princeton 80WIN - 10m to 80m HF antenna
LDG mAT-125E HF Auto Tuner
DX Engineering $100 Gift Certificate
Alpha Antenna $100 Gift Certificate
N3FJP $50 Gift Certificate
Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band Portable &
accessories (TWO drawings!)
ARRL Gift Certificates
***** MUST be present to win your prize
- you will have until 12:45 to claim your prize as drawing information will
be posted at the prize ticket table. Prizes not claimed at 12:45 will be
re-drawn for those remaining at the hamfest
with the grand prize drawing
at 1:00 p.m.

VE Testing: 8:30 a.m. - Upstairs conference room - NO pre-registration
needed - Provided by Rob Huelga, W3LGA, and the Nixa ARC VE Team

Presentations: 10:30 a.m. - "When Kilocycles meet Solar Cycles" by Rob
Steenburgh, AD0IU, and Bob Renard, N7WY. Rob works with the team that
"predicts" the short term space-weather forecast of which Bob pulls from
when he sends out his weekly HF
activies emails on the nixahams@groups.io email reflector. Some
discussion on the forecast process and how it can be interpreted to improve
your HF operating skills will be discussed
12:00 p.m. - "FT-8 for Everyone" will be presented
by Larry Grinstead, WA0JZK. Larry will discuss this popular HF digital
mode, some information that pertains to all users and their equipment, and
where to find SPECIFIC information
pertaining to YOUR individual
setup on the Internet

Food: The Barnhouse Grill will be open for Breakfast AND lunch during the
event and it has a sit down area for those attending to sit and visit, eat,
and/or drink coffee!

More information and detailed driving directions can be found here:
https://smlrs.info/hamfest-flyer/
https://smlrs.info/hamfest-driving-directions/


Re: October VE Testing

Jon Cole
 

Brad,

The large room would likely meet our needs. Contact me off of the main list and we can talk details.

Thank you.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
(573) 864-4551
ColePLS@yahoo.com

On Oct 17, 2021, at 7:47 PM, Herb Watchinski Jr <herb@sirius-international.com> wrote:

I will be there.

Herb

Herb Watchinski Jr
KE0ZYL
5604 Nearpoint Court
Columbia, MO 65203-8769
573.875.0770 Home
573.875.0440 Fax
573.355.1166 Mobile
herb@sirius-international.com
KE0ZYL@ARRL.NET

-----Original Message-----
From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Cole via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2021 18:09
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] October VE Testing

Hello all,

This is your reminder that we are holding a VE test session Tuesday night at 6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in Columbia. If you want to take a test, you will need a FRN number from the FCC, a photo id, $15, and proof of previously issued license, if any.

Light conditions are less than optimal, so consider bringing a light if your eyes have trouble in low light situations.

Also, if anyone has a good idea for an indoor testing location for next month, I would love to hear about it, otherwise, this may be our last open test session until Spring.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551










Re: October VE Testing

Herb Watchinski Jr
 

I will be there.

Herb

Herb Watchinski Jr
KE0ZYL
5604 Nearpoint Court
Columbia, MO 65203-8769
573.875.0770 Home
573.875.0440 Fax
573.355.1166 Mobile
herb@sirius-international.com
KE0ZYL@ARRL.NET

-----Original Message-----
From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Cole via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2021 18:09
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] October VE Testing

Hello all,

This is your reminder that we are holding a VE test session Tuesday night at 6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in Columbia. If you want to take a test, you will need a FRN number from the FCC, a photo id, $15, and proof of previously issued license, if any.

Light conditions are less than optimal, so consider bringing a light if your eyes have trouble in low light situations.

Also, if anyone has a good idea for an indoor testing location for next month, I would love to hear about it, otherwise, this may be our last open test session until Spring.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551


Re: October VE Testing

Brad Wilmot
 

Re indoor testing. I can make a conference room/study room available at
University Place Apartments if it's needed. We have 4 conference rooms that
can accommodate 4-6 people each, and we have a large study room that could
handle 30 if needed. Wifi and power are available. Let me know if this
would be useful.

Brad Wilmot
Building Systems Engineer
University Place Apartments
W0VHA

-----Original Message-----
From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Cole via
groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:09 PM
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] October VE Testing

Hello all,

This is your reminder that we are holding a VE test session Tuesday night at
6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in
Columbia. If you want to take a test, you will need a FRN number from the
FCC, a photo id, $15, and proof of previously issued license, if any.

Light conditions are less than optimal, so consider bringing a light if your
eyes have trouble in low light situations.

Also, if anyone has a good idea for an indoor testing location for next
month, I would love to hear about it, otherwise, this may be our last open
test session until Spring.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551


Re: October VE Testing

Fred Dittrich
 

Jon

I'll be there.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 06:09 PM 10/17/2021, you wrote:
Hello all,

This is your reminder that we are holding a VE test session Tuesday night at 6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in Columbia. If you want to take a test, you will need a FRN number from the FCC, a photo id, $15, and proof of previously issued license, if any.

Light conditions are less than optimal, so consider bringing a light if your eyes have trouble in low light situations.

Also, if anyone has a good idea for an indoor testing location for next month, I would love to hear about it, otherwise, this may be our last open test session until Spring.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551



October VE Testing

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

This is your reminder that we are holding a VE test session Tuesday night at 6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in Columbia. If you want to take a test, you will need a FRN number from the FCC, a photo id, $15, and proof of previously issued license, if any.

Light conditions are less than optimal, so consider bringing a light if your eyes have trouble in low light situations.

Also, if anyone has a good idea for an indoor testing location for next month, I would love to hear about it, otherwise, this may be our last open test session until Spring.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551


Re: Technicians License Class - Hands-On Demonstration

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Herb,
I will be available to help with a demo of my go kit with HF and VHF antennas to run out the door. I would like to do a demo of Winlink in that demo space too. Since SET will be in three days from that day, I could show them that exercise (quickly from the player's handbook).
 (I may have trouble doing this in 1/2 hour :)

Thanks for your leadership in this  class.
bill N0AXZ

On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 3:21 PM Herb Watchinski Jr <herb@...> wrote:

Hello CMRA,

 

As I have discussed for several weeks the Technician License Class sponsored by CMRA will start one week from this Thursday and run for four (4) consecutive weeks each Thursday evening from 1830 to 2030 on October 21st & 28th and November 4th & 11th.  Classes will be held at the Columbia Area Career Center (CACC) just north of Rock Bridge High School, the classroom is just inside the south(west) entrance doors to the immediate left of the office.  Members of CMRA are invited to attend as observers (not students) and will be accommodated as room size permits.  Might also get to expose your personal ham experience or even answer a question or two.  Class will begin on time and there will be a break at each session (approximately 1930), so before class and during the break would be a suitable time for members to interact with new candidates.  This is how we recruit new members and continue to grow.

 

I NEED VOLUNTEERS!!

 

During the third session on November 4th, we will conduct a hands-on demonstration of ham equipment and operation.  This is not a field day, but an opportunity for new hams to see and touch some of the capabilities that their new ticket will provide.  Since there are currently fourteen (14) students enrolled this means that if we have three (3) to six (6) licensed hams with equipment, then we could spread out the students.  My vision would be a table inside in the hallway outside of the classroom with a couple of transceivers, one or more handheld units that will have to probably be used outside due to the metal roof of CACC, and a mobile unit or two.  The inside units would need to be coaxed to antennas outside on the paved entrance walkway or the adjacent grassy area.  I plan on twenty (20) to thirty (30) minutes for this exercise. Setup for the inside units with their antennas would occur prior to class time – handheld and mobile units would not need any setup.  Utilization of the local repeater(s) would be the primary operation (which would allow for interaction between the those inside and those outside).  Other capabilities can be demonstrated as time and conditions permit (maybe some data transfers).  All my contact information is below, so please do not hesitate to step up and get involved.

 

Herb

 

Herb Watchinski Jr

KE0ZYL

5604 Nearpoint Court

Columbia, MO 65203-8769

573.875.0770 Home

573.875.0440 Fax

573.355.1166 Mobile

herb@...

KE0ZYL@...



--
Bill N0AXZ


Technicians License Class - Hands-On Demonstration

Herb Watchinski Jr
 

Hello CMRA,

 

As I have discussed for several weeks the Technician License Class sponsored by CMRA will start one week from this Thursday and run for four (4) consecutive weeks each Thursday evening from 1830 to 2030 on October 21st & 28th and November 4th & 11th.  Classes will be held at the Columbia Area Career Center (CACC) just north of Rock Bridge High School, the classroom is just inside the south(west) entrance doors to the immediate left of the office.  Members of CMRA are invited to attend as observers (not students) and will be accommodated as room size permits.  Might also get to expose your personal ham experience or even answer a question or two.  Class will begin on time and there will be a break at each session (approximately 1930), so before class and during the break would be a suitable time for members to interact with new candidates.  This is how we recruit new members and continue to grow.

 

I NEED VOLUNTEERS!!

 

During the third session on November 4th, we will conduct a hands-on demonstration of ham equipment and operation.  This is not a field day, but an opportunity for new hams to see and touch some of the capabilities that their new ticket will provide.  Since there are currently fourteen (14) students enrolled this means that if we have three (3) to six (6) licensed hams with equipment, then we could spread out the students.  My vision would be a table inside in the hallway outside of the classroom with a couple of transceivers, one or more handheld units that will have to probably be used outside due to the metal roof of CACC, and a mobile unit or two.  The inside units would need to be coaxed to antennas outside on the paved entrance walkway or the adjacent grassy area.  I plan on twenty (20) to thirty (30) minutes for this exercise. Setup for the inside units with their antennas would occur prior to class time – handheld and mobile units would not need any setup.  Utilization of the local repeater(s) would be the primary operation (which would allow for interaction between the those inside and those outside).  Other capabilities can be demonstrated as time and conditions permit (maybe some data transfers).  All my contact information is below, so please do not hesitate to step up and get involved.

 

Herb

 

Herb Watchinski Jr

KE0ZYL

5604 Nearpoint Court

Columbia, MO 65203-8769

573.875.0770 Home

573.875.0440 Fax

573.355.1166 Mobile

herb@...

KE0ZYL@...


Re: K0SI-10 down again - addendum

Fred Dittrich
 

Jim

Depending upon where you live in town you might have different or better luck connecting with: K0PHP-10 @ 144.970

73

Fred AE0FD

At 08:50 AM 10/15/2021, you wrote:
I too have been noticing very slow or no response on the packet side. Sometimes it connects and stalls. Other times it is just slower than usual. HF seems fine.
73,

Jim Biggerstaff
Via cell phone


Re: K0SI-10 down again

Fred Dittrich
 

Jim

I just connected successfully:

*** Starting to call K0SI-10
*** Opening serial port COM3; 9600 baud; Kantronics
*** Connecting to K0SI-10
*** CONNECTED TO K0SI-10

[WL2K-5.0-B2FWIHJM$]
;PQ: 42563606
CMS via K0SI >
;FW: AE0FD
[RMS Express-1.5.40.0-B2FHM$]

;PR: 71593777
; K0SI-10 DE AE0FD (EM38UX)
FF
FQ
*** --- End of session at 2021/10/15 15:22:45 ---
*** Messages sent: 0. Total bytes sent: 0, Time: 00:17, bytes/minute: 0
*** Messages Received: 0. Total bytes received: 0, Total session time: 00:17, bytes/minute: 0
*** Disconnected at 2021/10/15 15:22:53

*** Disconnect reported.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 08:50 AM 10/15/2021, you wrote:
I too have been noticing very slow or no response on the packet side. Sometimes it connects and stalls. Other times it is just slower than usual. HF seems fine.
73,

Jim Biggerstaff
Via cell phone


Re: K0SI-10 down again

Jim Biggerstaff N0TKN
 

I too have been noticing very slow or no response on the packet side. Sometimes it connects and stalls. Other times it is just slower than usual. HF seems fine.
73,

Jim Biggerstaff
Via cell phone


K0SI-10 down again

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

It says:

*** Starting to call K0SI-10
*** Opening serial port COM3; 9600 baud; Kantronics
*** Connecting to K0SI-10
*** CONNECTED TO K0SI-10

ÀC10INTÀÀqÀÀÿÀ

ÀC10INTÀÀqÀÀÿÀ

ÀC10INTÀÀqÀÀÿÀ

ÀC10INTÀÀqÀÀÿÀ

*** Forced disconnect <--------------- I pressed the Stop button here
*** Disconnected at 2021/10/14 15:31:37

*** Disconnect reported.


73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Earth Quake exercise 10-23-21

David Phelps
 

Will be using PSK-31.  Not FSQ.


On Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 7:49 AM John W. Smith <kc0hsb@...> wrote:
Here's info I received about the upcoming statewide earthquake exercise
on October 23rd. Participants needed.


73,


John, KC0HSB


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Earth Quake exercise 10-23-21

John W. Smith
 

Here's info I received about the upcoming statewide earthquake exercise on October 23rd. Participants needed.


73,


John, KC0HSB


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October Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

Minutes are available at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on October for 2021 to view or download.


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Fox Hunt This Saturday

John W. Smith
 

Attached is info with details about the fox hunt the Callaway County club is having this Saturday, the 16th. Thanks to Dave, KC0LYA, for passing this along.


73,


John, KC0HSB


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CMRA Monthly Meeting Invitation

Chris Swisher
 

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95659446882?pwd=blZaWU5YNGNjN254Vk5qUWEydjAvZz09

7:00 PM October 12th the Central Missouri Radio Association will hold the monthly business meeting via Zoom.


Re: K0SI-10 down?

Fred Dittrich
 

Bill

Your reboot fixed the problem. K0SI-10 is working at this time. Thanks for your help.

73
Fred AE0FD


At 08:48 AM 10/11/2021, you wrote:
Fred,
I could not see evidence of your attempt to connect. I rebooted and it said it initialized the TNC successfully and looks to be ready.
Please try K0SI-10 again and let me know. I'm still in AR until Saturday.
Try Chris's node as he suggested, a new one for the community..
bill

On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 8:06 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
Hi

It says:

*** Starting to call K0SI-10
*** Opening serial port COM3; 9600 baud; Kantronics
*** Connecting to K0SI-10
*** Disconnected at 2021/10/11 13:04:07

*** Disconnect reported.


73

Fred AE0FD








--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: K0SI-10 down?

Fred Dittrich
 

Chris

On 144.970 it says:

*** Starting to call K0PHP-10
*** Opening serial port COM3; 9600 baud; Kantronics
*** Connecting to K0PHP-10
*** Disconnected at 2021/10/11 15:15:57

*** Disconnect reported.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 08:35 AM 10/11/2021, you wrote:
Try K0PHP-10 on 144.97, Fred.


Re: K0SI-10 down?

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Fred,
I could not see evidence of your attempt to connect. I rebooted and it said it initialized the TNC successfully and looks to be ready.
Please try K0SI-10 again and let me know. I'm still in AR until Saturday.
Try Chris's node as he suggested, a new one for the community..
bill

On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 8:06 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
Hi

It says:

*** Starting to call K0SI-10
*** Opening serial port COM3; 9600 baud; Kantronics
*** Connecting to K0SI-10
*** Disconnected at 2021/10/11 13:04:07

*** Disconnect reported.


73

Fred AE0FD








--
Bill N0AXZ

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