Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Joplin Amateur Radio Club.  If you would like to find out more about the club, look around the site and drop in to any of our meetings or nets.  If you are not yet a licensed ham, we also offer VE Testing.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome at our events, member and non-member alike.  Feel free to register on this site – if you are a member, this will give you access to the member’s area, but non-members can also comment on posts.

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KØJAA

2015 JARC Secretary

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2015-03-02 JARC Net

Here is the report from Ron, our net control for the net last night, thanks to everybody that participated!

I logged 18 stations checking in tonight:
KAØTUD ANDY
KEØCZR MILTON
NØZPD MARK
KC5MXW JOHN
KC5FJI TRAVIS
NAØOO MARVIN
KEØBVO GERALD
KC9AEM CARL
ADØKA JOHN
KEØAKN STEVE
KEØBVO ELMER
KG5JX HARRY
WØJRP JOHN
KBØORZ TOM
KDØSZT MATT
KBØOU JOHN
KEØASR JOHN
WAØRVD RON

February Program Meeting

ares-sJasper Co ARES leadership made a presentation to the club at the Program Meeting on Feb 24th, covering the basics of ARES, such as the organizational structure, what they do, how to get involved, and the SMLRS repeater network.

The presentation that was given can be viewed online here: ARRL – ARES Presentation.

An announcement was also made that the final day to order vests is March 4. If you want the name and call sign embroidered, it is $32.00. Not embroidered $29.00. Vests only $17.00. Please get your money to Tom Zeller by the meeting on Tuesday, March 3 if you would like to order a vest.

Thanks to Andy, KAØTUD, and the rest of the ARES leadership on a very informative presentation!

2015-02-23 JARC Net

Check-ins for Monday 2/23/2015
Total: 18

Net Control

KG5FJI

Officers

KØJAA
NØZSQ

General Check-ins

KBØSTN
KBØORZ
KEØAKN
NØZPD
WØJRP
WAØRVD
KC9AEM
KEØCZR
WD6FIC
KC5MXW
KAØEGE
KDØSZT
ADØKA
KEØAK0
NØKMP

W0IN Repeater Issues Solved

The issues with noise getting into the .210 repeater appear to be resolved.  After going to the site with some technicians, Wayne, WBØAAN was able to track down the issue to AC noise and the problem component was replaced.  The PL Tone remains on for the time, but most of the noise has subsided.

January Program Meeting

On Jan 20th, the program meeting was held for “Ham Shack Show & Tell.”  Club members sent in photographs and descriptions of their shacks, then we took turns describing our setup and what activities we liked to participate in.

It was great to learn how many different things our club members are involved in, such as contesting, PSK31, DX, QRP, and local repeaters, and the variety of equipment.  It was also noted that everyone who shared used a wire antenna of some kind – no beams!  I’m sure new hams were interested in seeing what can be done with varying levels of expenditure as well.

As a result of this meeting, an idea for a future “List of Elmers” was conceived and may be available in the Members Area of the website soon.  Thank you to all who participated, it was a fun evening of sharing!

W0IN PL Tone Turned On

Due to the ongoing noise issues at the repeater site, the PL Tone Squelch has been turned on, set to 91.5 Hz.  Make sure you program your radios to transmit the PL Tone in order to bring up the repeater.

K0JAA

2015-01-05 JARC Net

NØZPD ran the weekly Monday Night Net at 7:30p with the following check-ins:

  • NØZPD – net control
  • WD6FIC
  • KDØSZT
  • KEØBVO
  • WBØAAN
  • KG5FJI
  • KCØTCF
  • KDØNVA
  • KØJAA
  • KAØTUD

10 check-ins, thank you to everyone who participated.

W0IN Repeater Update

If you have been experiencing difficulty getting into the 147.210+ JARC repeater, it is because the technical committee has had to tighten the squelch.

It has been confirmed that there is low level background noise barely in the passband which is getting through the filters into the receiver. This is causing it to key up. The fix is to tighten the squelch while we investigate.

This issue first was noticed November 21st, 2014.

An alternate solution is to turn on the PL tone for the receiver, which may have to be done, if we are unsuccessful.

In any case, at the officers meeting today, it was noted that the technical committee is working toward a permanent solution, but is still investigating the issue.