Joplin Amateur Radio Club


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An ARRL affiliated organization,

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Field Day
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The club participates in this event annually. Come operate with us June 27-28, 2015.
Look for the tent on Dover Hill on North Main Street Saturday.

Photos from previous Field Day events courtesy of Bob Stacy KØBGS, and Jim WBØIYC
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Mark NØZPD & Kent KC5NWD
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24 hour 40m CW op
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Running CW on 20m

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Our late night 75m op
Field Day is one of the best attended club events held annually. Club members have a good time making eyeball QSO's and experimenting with antennas. This national event is always held the 4th weekend in June. For the past several years, the club has operated from the top of Dover Hill using the club call WØIN. If you want to help set up, be there early Saturday morning. Come later in the day or overnight to operate. Look on the top of the hill for the club banner, tents, and antennas draped everywhere. There is plenty of parking, however, you may want to bring your own chairs and sleeping bag if you intend to stay overnight. There is no pavillion, but we will have a large tent in place.

At the right is a map of Joplin showing the location of Dover Hill (#37) located just north of Murphy Blvd. on the west side of Main Street.

Map to Dover Hill

plan  to  attend  JARC  Hamfest
Fri. & Sat.  August 21-22  2015
  Always the fourth Saturday in August!
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Don't miss the
in Southwest Missouri!

Mark your calendar for this coming August!

Hwy 66
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US Highway 66, established in 1926, was the first major improved highway to link Chicago with Los Angeles.  Through stories, songs, and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the spirit of freedom of the open road, inspiring many to see America.  If you are old enough, when you listen to the sounds of the Nelson Riddle Orchestra you will visualize Todd and Buzz cruising down the highway toward another adventure in that sleek Corvette!

The Citrus Belt ARC established this week long event, and have officially designated stations that operate along the route from Santa Monica, California to Chicago. Joplin has participated in this event annually since the beginning.

This year celebrates the 89th anniversary of the "Route 66" highway network and the 16th year for "Route 66 On the Air." The special event runs from Saturday, September 12th (0000Z) thru Sunday, September 20th (2400Z).

Each year this event offers hams a fun way to relive their own memories of Route 66 and celebrate the highway's anniversary.  Amateur Radio clubs using 1x1 call signs operate from cities along the old highway route during the special event period in September. Joplin is assigned the callsign W6N for this event.

The event coordinator for Joplin Missouri is Jim Johannes, NØZSQ. Contact Jim if you have questions.

For event details, certificate information, QSL routes for all stations, and other general information, visit, and click the link to ROUTE 66 On The Air.
For Joplin, the QSL route is: JARC, PO Box 2983, Joplin, MO. 64803.
It is important that you include a self addressed stamped envelope to cover the cost of return postage.

October TailGater
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This outdoor tailgate is always held at Ewert Park the first Saturday in October.

Here, you can unload all those items you didn't sell at the Hamfest!. This year, it will be held Saturday, October 3rd. The event is FREE, and starts at 8:00 AM sharp. There are plenty of parking spaces near the new pavillion. However, if you intend to sell items you will need your own chairs and tables. Free coffee and donuts are always provided.

Look for the bright yellow banner near the tennis courts!

This is a fair weather event and is always held as long as the weather cooperates. 

TailGater Site

Map of East Joplin with location of Ewert Park.

JARC Christmas Banquet
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The Joplin Amateur Radio Club holds an annual Christmas Dinner each December. It is mainly a social event. Of course there is the opportunity for speeches, club awards, recognition plaques, and various prizes, finishing with the passing of the gavel to the new president.

This annual event is open to ALL area HAMS and their spouses. We encourage you to come spend an evening with your fellow radio amateurs from around the four state area for an eyeball QSO. Our treasurer loves this event, and is happy to take your money if you are interested in membership.

More about this event

Beside club awards, passing the gavel and other stuff, for fun we host a ONE BUCK RAFFLE for several nice door prizes, surprises, and the unclaimed hamfest prizes. So if you didn't win anything at the hamfest, here is your second chance! This is a club fund raiser!

This is the only official club activity that takes place in December.

Santa-QST-DEC 1998

Photo Gallery

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Club  store
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The JARC Antenna Launcher Kit as featured in CQ Magazine.
Click here to see the club video of the launcher in action

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Click here to see the video Harry Hinz KE6RJ made showing assembly and use of the launcher
Only $50 including freight in the USA.  Click the "Buy Now" Button to get your launcher kit today!

International shipments welcome!
Please email us with your shipping destination so we can compute pricing outside the continental USA.

Misc. Items
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JARC Two Meter Repeater - WØIN

The club maintains an open  two-meter repeater which transmits on 147.210+ MHz. The repeater is located in Joplin, Missouri.


The Joplin Amateur Radio Club regularly meets at 19:30 (7:30 pm) on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, at the Red Cross located at 4th and Jackson Avenue. The building is located 7 blocks west of Main Street in Joplin, Missouri.
Monday Night 2m Net
The club hosts a weekly net starting at 19:30 on the club repeater at 147.210 MHz. Hams are invited to check into the net which provides a venue for trading equipment. Any changes to club meeting locations and events are announced as well.
Local ARES Organization  
The Joplin Amateur Radio Club supports the Amateur Radio Emergency Service endeavors locally by providing a laision to that organization. Jasper County ARES, holds nets on Monday at 8 pm on the 147.210+ W0IN repeater.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday at 7 pm, and are located at the Red Cross building 4th and Jackson, in Joplin.

To find out about ARES membership, events, and Tornado WX Spotting Classes scheduled this year contact Andy Gabbert, KAØTUD Jasper County EC for more information and a schedule.


Area VE Testing

ARRL Volunteer Examineer testing sessions are held on the last Wednesday of each month except holidays at the Joplin Public Library, 4th and Main in downtown Joplin, MO. Signup starts at 6:30 p.m. testing begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.

To arrange or confirm a test session, get additional details, or ask about special accommodations, contact Ray Brown, KB0STN (417-529-8557).

Saturday Morning Breakfasts
When no event is scheduled, club members gather each Saturday morning about 8:30 AM for breakfast.  Presently, the designated restaurant is Golden Corral located 2415 S Rangeline Rd. in Joplin.
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The JARC publishes a club newsletter time to time. It contains newsworthy items, features written by local hams, upcoming events such as hamfests, and classified listings. It is distributed free to members of the organization. Issues are placed on the website for persons interested in our organization. To see past issues of the club newsletter the Printed Circuit, click here.
Message Board
One of the club members manages a ListServer Discussion/Message board that you can join. Ray Brown KBØSTN moderates this group, and you can sign up here.
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2015 Term
  • President: John Frederick, N8GOU
  • Vice President: Jim Scott, WBØIYC
  • Secretary: Jason Arends, KØJAA
  • Treasurer: Jim Johannes, NØZSQ

2014 Term
  • President: John Frederick, N8GOU
  • Vice President: Jim Scott, WBØIYC
  • Secretary: Mark Mitchelson, NØZPD
  • Treasurer: Jim Johannes, NØZSQ

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