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


Central Missouri Radio Association
 

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From: NARCFEST 2018 <narcfest@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 20:30:34 -0600
Subject: Nixa ARC Hamfest - THIS Saturday, November 13 @ 8:00 a.m.
To:

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: SOLD OUT!!!

ALL PROCEEDS ARE USED TO MAINTAIN AND SUPPORT THE SOUTHWEST MISSOURI LINKED
REPEATER SYSTEM - WWW.SMLRS.INFO <http://www.smlrs.info/>

Tables: This year's hamfest features 39 tables total and will include
commercial vendors Associated Radio, D&L Antennas and Ham Crazy.

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 at 6:00 a.m. AND
lunch during the event and it has a sit down area for those attending to
sit and visit, eat, and/or drink coffee!

Several of you are already booked at the AmercInn by Wyndham in Republic -
but for those of you driving a long distance that would prefer to stay the
night near the hamfest, here is a link to their website:
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/republic-missouri/americinn-lodge-and-suites-republic/overview

We personally went and looked at the hotel about a month ago and the room
we saw and the foyer were all clean and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there
myself. The hotel is about a 5-10 minute drive from the hamfest venue on
US Hwy 60. I believe they are also serving a regular breakfast at this
location as well per our conversation with them at that time.

There are several places you can grab breakfast, however, that you may want
to try out:

The Barnhouse Grill (Located at the hamfest venue - they will open at 6:00
a.m.
Dunkin Doughnuts
S&L Doughnuts (VERY good and they have breakfast sandwiches as well)
McDonalds
Wendy's
Village Inn
Jeanie's Restaurant (I've not eaten here but I've heard it's a good place
to eat as well)
Classic Rock Coffee
Black Lab Coffee (Also VERY good!)
Kum & Go - has doughnuts & breakfast pizza
Casey's - Doughnuts & breakfast pizza

If you are looking for supper choices Friday or lunch after the hamfest on
Saturday, some of the local favorites are - (all of these are EXCELLENT
choices)
Heady BBQ
Big Whiskeys
Flat Creek
Arris Pizza

Looking for desert?
Andy's Frozen Custard
Baskin Robins
Dairy Queen

ALL restaurants in Republic are open for dine in EXCEPT the Dairy Queen (no
clue why - they were only mediocre at best to begin with)

Several of you are travelling from other states and larger metropolitan
areas. There are no mask mandates / requirements anywhere in this area
unless you go to one of the hospitals or Silver Dollar City (and we sure
hope you don't have to!). If you feel the need to wear one, please feel
free to do so. It's been so long since we've had any mandates here I can't
remember when they went away so I wanted to give you a heads up so you know
what to expect.

We have sold all 39 tables! If you haven't seen a flyer yet, here is a
link: https://smlrs.info/hamfest-flyer/

Interest has been good for the hamfest and we are hoping for a great
turnout. Talk-in will be held on ANY SMLRS repeater - locally it is the
147.015+ PL 162.2 Hz or the 147.225+ PL 162.2 Hz - both in Springfield. On
site, we will have the Nixa ARC Club communications trailer set up with the
portable repeater linked to the SMLRS - if you want to listen to the
talk-in during the hamfest or for other announcements about the hamfest,
you can program the trailer repeater into your HT:

146.595 output with a negative offset - 145.995 input, PL 71.9 Hz on both
encode and decode.

Brad, KA0KDW, will be the net control & talk-in for the event - thanks Brad!

If you are looking for other attractions to visit after the hamfest on
Saturday, the original Bass Pro Shop is just 10-15 minutes EAST of the
hamfest on Sunshine St - besides the store, they also have the following
neat attractions:
Hemingways Blue Water Cafe
National Archery Hall of Fame
National Rifle Association Sporting Arms Museum
Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
https://stores.basspro.com/us/mo/springfield/1935-s-campbell-ave.html

Wilsons Creek National Battlefield (about 5 minutes WEST of the hamfest
venue)
https://www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm
Parks on the air setup after the hamfest perhaps???

Branson is also just about 35-40 minutes from the hamfest location as well
via James River Freeway & US Hwy 65 and there are TONS of things to do
there from shows to shopping.

More information and detailed driving directions can be found here:
https://smlrs.info/hamfest-flyer/
https://smlrs.info/hamfest-driving-directions/
--
James Adkins, KB0NHX
Nixa ARC Hamfest Committee
417-834-2745 (cell)
www.nixahams.net
www.smlrs.info