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January 2023 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on January 7th at 8:30am located at EMA headquarters 1511 N. Ohio in Sedalia. We will be discussing Winter Field Day which will be on January 28th/29th. Plans are to have it at EMA headquarters this year. This will be the kick-off for what will be a another exciting year for SPARK. We plan on having many things this year for our members to do. If you haven’t been to a meeting in awhile I encourage you to be a part of something special and plan on attending. After the meeting we will be conducting training. This month it will be on DMR. More of our members are using this form of digital radio now since we have a repeater for it. If you would like to know more about it after the meeting will be a great opportunity to learn more about it. Also, we will be testing after the meeting as well. If you would like to test or know someone who wants to please email Bret(W0VK) at to register to do so. And last as we start a new year just a reminder that dues for 2023 are now due. We have many things planned for this upcoming year and we hope that you will be a vital part of our clubs ongoing success. 73’s

December Weather Net Exercise

Depending upon the skies, the EMA will conduct the outdoor siren test this Wednesday December 14th at noon. At approximately 12:10pm if the test is conducted we will have a weather net exercise. All listening stations are encouraged to check in.

December Net Control Operators & Election Results

11th Connie (WA0QCJ)
18th Joel (KE0WJX)
25th Christmas Day ***no net***
January 1st Renda (KB0UVW)

The following are the officers for 2023
President Bret (WOVK)
Vice-President Richard (KE0QYA)
Secretary Harry (K0TV)
Treasurer John (N0XG)

Our next meeting will be January 8th at EMA HEADQUARTERS located at 1511 N. Ohio beginning at 8:30am.

SPARK Broadcastify Stream Upgrade

As some of you may have noticed, our Broadcastify stream has been supplying only the 2m repeater for some time due to a radio failure.

The stream has now been restored and actually upgraded!

Now, it provides simultaneously, the 147.03 repeater, 224.44 repeater, and I have, with the acquisition of a new radio, been able to add the 53.11 six meter repeater and the 147.575 simplex frequency.

147.03 has priority over all others.

Enjoy and please report any issues.
73, Chris – KC0TKS

Turkey Trot 2022

Our 2022 Turkey Trot volunteers who gave their time on Thanksgiving morning to provide potential emergency communications for the event. We set up our EmComm trailer and had 14 spots along the course that our members set up at to monitor the participants in case a situation would happen. With the members who were present we had a visual on the entire course. This was our 2nd year to provide this service by SPARK for the Center for Human Services. Our volunteers received high praise by the Center’s organizers for helping out with their annual event. Fantastic turnout and once again our members showed that we have a great club and we are excited to be a vital part of a great event and look forward to being a permanent part of this event for years to come.

In effect until 9am 11-15-22. Possible 1-2 inches of snow overnight.



This Saturday October 29th we will be conducting our annual SET EXERCISE. The purpose of this exercise is to test our equipment and readiness for a actual emergency situation. Members who participate will be asked to do various tasks during the exercise. Our Emergency Communications Trailer will be setting up at a undisclosed location and will be the control station during the event. Sorry we cannot provide any additional information because this is a test of our ability to provide emergency communications and backup to our 1st responders in our area.

Some common skills utilized for SET Exercises include:
Prepping for remote / portable ops
Simplex testing
Mapping and logging
Net Operating protocols

Please be listening to the 2m repeater this Saturday October 29th between 0830 and 0900 am for instructions. We ask as many of you who can to please participate. After the exercise we will be getting together at a location that will be announced during the event for a debrief and Chili Lunch w/ refreshments around 1100-1130am. If you are going to attend lunch please feel free to bring something.