Nixa ARC Hamfest - SATURDAY, November 12, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Central Missouri Radio Association
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From: NARCFEST 2018 <narcfest@...>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 21:18:49 -0500
Subject: Nixa ARC Hamfest - SATURDAY, November 12, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Good evening everyone,
I enjoyed visiting the Sedalia Sparkfest this last weekend and wanted to
pass along a reminder that the Nixa ARC hamfest is coming up on Saturday,
November 12 at the Barnhouse Event Center located at 5484 W Sunshine St in
Springfield, MO. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.. Entry for this year's hamfest
is $10 and we'll again be offering the Superticket for $20 which gives you
20 prize ticket chances!
This year's hamfest has more prize give aways than we've ever had! We have
a plethora of $100 gift certificates from DX Engineering and Alpha Antennas
as well as $50 gift certificates from N3FJP for his logging software and
from the ARRL. We also have some great books by Craig "Buck" K4IA such as
"How to Chase, Work and Confirm DX", "How to get on HF The Easy Way" and
"Prepper Communications" we'll be giving away. For those taking their exam
at our VE testing session at 8:30 a.m., we have a General Class and Extra
Class exam study guide we'll be raffling for those that pass the technician
and general class exams. For those interested in radios, we have (2) of
the Yaesu FT-70 dual band analog / Fusion portables to give away. And, we
have a BRAND NEW radio to production - the B-Tech 6X2PRO dual band analog /
DMR portable with analog and digital APRS capabilities!!! These radios
have had great reviews and are said to outperform their Anytone competitors
- AND the APRS decode is reportedly one of the best on the market. If you
happen to stay all the way to the end, you'll have a chance to win the
grand prize - a Yaesu FT-891 HF mobile radio!
At 10 a.m. in the upstairs conference room, Dennis Kimrey, W0HL, and Roger
Worley, KE0OMJ, will be presenting on POTA - Parks On The Air. They'll be
discussing how to activate a park, what equipment they have found useful
and ideal for a POTA activation, and end with a roundtable Q&A session
At 11:30 a.m., Eric Presser, KD0CEN, Chief Field Technician for the
Missouri State Highway Patrol, will be showing us some of the awesome
things we can do with the NanoVNA antenna analyzer. In fact, for those
that attend, you'll be entered in a special drawing to TAKE HOME a Nano
VNA-H4 for yourself.
Associated Radio, D&L Antenna and Ham Crazy will be at the hamfest along
with a host of flea market tables already reserved. We only have 7 tables
left for the event so if you are interested in a table, please email me
ASAP at adkins.james@... We are expecting an exceptional turnout
for this year's event, you won't want to miss it!
Do you need directions, check out
https://smlrs.info/hamfest-driving-directions/ For the hamfest flyer,
check out https://smlrs.info/hamfest-flyer/
For those of you that want to spend the night before the hamfest, we highly
recommend the Americinn in Republic, MO - less than 5 minutes from the
hamfest venue. We had LOTS of good reviews for it last year and expect the
same this year. Here is a link to their website:
There are lots of good restaurants in Republic including Heady BBQ, Big
Whiskey's, Flat Creek (A local favorite) as well as your typical host of
fast food and sit down restaurants like Village Inn. Other attractions of
interest nearby include the original Bass Pro Shop about 10 minutes away
from the hamfest which includes a great aquarium, a firearms museum, and
Hemmingway's Restaurant inside Bass Pro just to name a few things.
Talk-in is via the Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System - the local
repeater to the hamfest is the 147.015+ PL 162.2 Hz but the system has 12
repeaters linked together and you can reach net control via any of them.
For a complete list, visit
If you have any questions about the hamfest or would like to secure your
flea market table for the event, please email hamfest@...
this along to your friends and any clubs or groups you are affiliated with
and help us spread the word
James Adkins, KB0NHX
Nixa ARC Hamfest Committee