Nixa ARC Hamfest - Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
John W. Smith
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From: NARCFEST 2018 <narcfest@...>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:27:08 -0500
Subject: Nixa ARC Hamfest - Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. to
Good evening everyone,
We have been laboring to get the NARCfest 2021 off the ground and ready for
everyone to enjoy!!
This year's hamfest is being held at the Barnhouse Event Center located at
5484 W Sunshine St, Brookline, MO 65619. This convenient location is on
Sunshine St (also known as State Hwy 413) on the Southeast corner of the
intersection of James River Expressway & State Hwy 413 between Springfield
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and we have some exciting events lined up for you
already. Associated Radio, D&L Antenna and Ham Crazy will be on site for
all your new equipment needs. If you're in the market for used gear,
you're also in luck! We will have about 25 tables available for used
equipment with almost 1/4 of those already rented and the hamfest still a
little over 7 weeks away. So if you have some used gear to sell, please
email us ASAP before the tables are gone at hamfest@... as 1/3 of
the tables are already rented!
At 8:30 a.m., Rob Huelga, W3LGA, and members from the Nixa ARC VE team will
be holding a VE testing session in the upstairs conference room area.
At 10:30 a.m., the upstairs conference room will be the home for two
excellent forums we have lined up. The first forum will be a tag-team
effort with Rob Steenburg, AD0IU, joining us via an online video stream
from Colorado with our local host Bob Renard, N7WY. Rob works at the Space
Weather Prediction Center in Colorado and works on short term, 0-3 day
forecasts, and they will be discussing how these forecasts are created, how
to interpret them and how they can be used to make your HF radio on-air
time more enjoyable & productive during contests and general rag chewing.
At 12:00 p.m., Larry Grinstead, WA0JZK, will be conducting a forum on FT8 -
the popular HF digital mode that everyone is raving about! He'll give some
background on FT8, talk give some general setup tips for your station, and
talk about typical on-air operating with this fabulous digital mode.
If you want to catch breakfast, a morning snack or lunch, the Barnhouse
Grill will be open and serving coffee and food throughout the event at
their on-site restaurant. Even though the restaurant is separate from the
hamfest venue, you won't have to go outside in the cold to get to it!
There is plenty of parking on site - you will be able to park on the East,
West or North parking lots around the building with handicap access to the
forum / VE testing area on the West side of the facility. To streamline
entry, the entry cost is $10.00 and that gives you 2 chances at hamfest
prizes. And, if you would like to purchase the Super Ticket for $20.00,
that gives you 20 chances to win!!!! We have several prizes already
courtesy of Ham Crazy and the ARRL and will be announcing more prize
information as we get closer to the hamfest.
If you would like to pre-purchase your ticket, please email
hamfest@... and we can email you a paypal invoice for your ticket
of choice. By purchasing beforehand, you can enter via our pre-paid line
and simply provide your callsign and some type of picture ID and you'll be
on your way to shopping our used gear!
Remember: All funds from the hamfest go to support the Southwest Missouri
Linked Repeater System (SMLRS). We are hoping to add a couple of repeaters
to the network to fill in the coverage of the system should it be needed
for a regional ARES activation or as a backup for / supplemental
communications medium for the regional SkyWarn network.
If you'd like a visual representation of the Barnhouse Event Center
73 & we hope to see you at NARCfest 2021 on November 13th - and please vist
https://smlrs.info/hamfest-flyer/ for all the latest hamfest information!
James Adkins, KB0NHX
Nixa ARC Hamfest Committee
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