Our August meeting will be Saturday August 7th beginning at 8:30 am. Meeting location will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 3700 West Broadway(across from Lowe’s) in the outdoor shelter house. Several items to discuss on the agenda including preparing for Hamfest, SET Exersice, and update on our Ecom trailer just to name a few items. Following the meeting beginning at approximately 9:45 am a test session for local hams in our area will follow. This is by appointment only. Those wishing to test must contact Bret (W0VK) as soon as possible to pre-register. Bret’s email is listed on our clubs website www.wa0sdo.org or you can find it on QRZ.com. Also it’s time to renew your membership so please don’t forget to pay your dues. Look forward to seeing everyone there. 73’s
July Meeting Re-cap : WOW
What a great meeting today. Had 22 members in attendance this morning. We will have a testing session at our August meeting on the 7th scheduled to be at Our Savior Lutheran Church(weather permitting) meeting as always beginning at 8:30am with testing to follow. We talked about about having a Technician Class later this fall, polled for July net control operators, wrecking crew will also be busy helping a couple of members with new antenna installs. Harry(K0TV) gave a final report on field day. Thanks Harry for a outstanding job.
Preparations have begun on Hamfest on October 16th. We already have 2 spaces reserved without having our flyer ready( ready this week ). More detailed information will be discussed at our August meeting. For Hamfest information contact Bret(W0VK) or Richard (KE0QYA). Connie(WA0QCJ) will have information on club shirts at our August meeting. Scott(KJ4MFW) will be in charge of our SET (Simulated Emergency Test) scheduled for October 30th. We indeed have many exciting things coming up for all Ham’s in our area.
The 2 big things are we have begun the the process of establishing a new 2meter/DMR Repeater in Cole Camp. This will allow our club to increase its footprint as far south as Preston and indeed will cover most of the Truman Lake area and beyond. Steve (KE0CYW) is in charge of this tremendous opportunity for the club. Hopefully this will be fully operational within 160 days.
The other huge news is thanks to Richard(KD0CNC) and Doc(W3MEB) our club took possession of a Emergency Communication Trailer that they donated to SPARK. Fully functional and ready to go this will be a tremendous asset to our community and also to our members.
As you can see SPARK is definitely alive and well. Ham radio is a great hobby and indeed we are having fun. We have added several new members over the past few months and continue to grow. The next couple of months will be exciting as we have many things lined up. We look forward to seeing all members and guests at our August meeting. 73’s
July Net Control Operators
11th Richard (KE0QYA)
18th Paul (KD0ETL)
25th Doc (W3MEB)
Special thanks to Don (KF0ARQ) for running the net on the 4th.
PLEASE NOTE MEETING LOCATION AND DATE
UPDATE: MEETING WILL STILL BE AT THE CHURCH IF IT’S RAINING WE WILL MOVE IT INSIDE
Our July meeting will be Saturday July 10th beginning at 8:30 am. Meeting location will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 3700 West Broadway(across from Lowe’s) in the outdoor shelter house. Several items to discuss on the agenda including preparing for Hamfest in October and Field Day wrap up. Following the meeting beginning at approximately 9:30 am a test session for local hams in our area will follow. This is by appointment only. Those wishing to test must contact Bret (W0VK) as soon as possible to pre-register. Bret’s email is listed on our clubs website www.wa0sdo.org or you can find it on QRZ.com. Also it’s time to renew your membership so please don’t forget to pay your dues. Look forward to seeing everyone there. 73’s
Saturday June 26th is almost here. We will again be at Our Savior Lutheran Church located at 3700 W. Broadway in Sedalia(across from Lowe’s). We will begin to set up equipment between 10-11am. We can start making contacts at 1pm. Around 5pm we will be grilling hot dogs. Members are encouraged to bring a covered dish( the church has a nice commercial fridge) that we can put things in until we eat. We hope all members will participate this year. It will be a great time to visit, play on the radio, and enjoy the hobby we all love. Look forward to seeing all members there.
Field Day is fast approaching. June 26th, this years field day location will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church located at 3700 W. Broadway in Sedalia (across from Lowe’s). They have a very nice shelter house that they are going to allow us to use again this year. Harry (K0TV) is this years chairman of this event. Set up will be somewhere around 10-11am with the contacts beginning at 1pm. We will be running it until either we tucker out or at least till 6am on Sunday morning( we have to be gone because of Sunday being a day of worship ). We will be having a cookout Saturday evening with hopefully everyone that will be there bring a covered dish. Let us know if you’re going to be there. You can also email Harry (email@example.com) for further information. Look forward to seeing all members there. 73’s
Copied from WAARCI’s Facebook Page. RIP WE0G
It is with great sadness that I need to report the passing of a well known ham in this area and beyond,
Keith (Harold) Haye, WE0G has become a silent key.
Keith was a life member of the club and was active until he became too ill to do so. Any time we had an event, a meeting, a net, a special event, Keith could be counted on to be involved. He especially loved contesting and working with new hams, and he had a knack for getting people to talk to him on the air.
More details will come later. Keith had been sick for some time and had taken a couple of bad falls, but today we have heard that he lost his fight. I will miss hearing his voice on our repeater and all of his stories. Keith is going to be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
6th Doc (W3MEB)
13th Richard (KE0QYA)
20th Paul (KD0ETL)
27th Don (KF0ARQ)
[update] The June siren test has been postponed until Wednesday, June 9th.
June Weather Net Exercise will be Wednesday June 2nd beginning at approximately 12:10 pm following the EMA siren test at noon. All listening stations are encouraged to check in.