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Voting on Amending Constitution – Online and Nov 8

QST:

If you are a paid member of JARC with an email address on file, you should have received an email this morning with a link to vote on the proposed amendement to the JARC Constitution and Bylaws. The full text can be found here: http://joplin-arc.org/jarcwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Proposed-JARC-Constitution.pdf.
 
Voting will occur at the business meeting on Nov 8, however we are also doing an online vote to try to reach all members. You can either wait to vote at the business meeting or vote online anytime between now and the meeting. Online voting will close 30 mins prior to the meeting time at 7p. I will have a list of those who voted online so we don’t duplicate votes.
 
The reason we are doing it this way is that the current constitution requires a 2/3 vote of all members to amend the constitution, and with our regular meeting turnout, we cannot reach enough people.
 
If you did not get an email and think you should have, please let me know and I can give you login information for the ballot site. Either reply here or email me at K0JAA at ARRL.NET
 
Remember that our annual officer election is also Nov 8, but we do not have an online ballot for that.
 
73,
Jason Arends K0JAA
JARC Secretary

Rt 66 OTA 2015

The JARC will be participating in the Route 66 On the Air special event again this year, as W6N. The event runs from Friday, Sept 11 starting at 7p CDT to Sunday, Sept 20 at 7p CDT. We encourage club stations to operate on SSB, CW, and Digital modes on the following bands: 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, and 6M.

Jim Johannes will be coordinating the event and a sign-up has been created here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F45ACAE28AAF49-rt66ota. Please put your Name and Callsign in the Name field, and indicate which mode you plan on working. There is only one slot created per band per day – you are not expected to work the entire day, coordinate with Jim on when you will be on the air.

If you decide to work as W6N please text Jim when you do – his number can be found in the club roster which is sent via email monthly, or located on the club members page.

More information about this event can be found here: w6jbt.org.

Kansas QSO Party 2015

Members of the JARC set up in Schermerhorn Park south of Galena, KS and operated as K0T on August 29-30. The special event station made approximately 150 contacts, most of which were out of state. They tried a lot of antenna configurations with varying success but reported it was a fun exercise and chance to experiment and get on the air. For more information about the KS QSO Party, check out their website: www.ksqsoparty.org.

DXCC Prefixes

Jim Scott recently emailed a list of call sign prefixes out for use in operating. I thought this was a great, handy resource, however it was saved at a low DPI that made it hard to read – I did some searching and found a list on the ARRL site and made a similar, newer version. This may come in handy for Field Day or other contests, DXCC, or just your day-to-day operating to see where that strange call is from.

The current version I’ve created can be downloaded here: prefixes v2.

Web Site Updates

The web site theme has been updated to help with navigation on small screens, please let K0JAA know if you have any problems with the new layout.

The meeting minutes from the June Business meeting are now available in the members area, along with a new page listing all of the supplies that the club has in stock to sell to its members.

I have also updated the site with posts and photos from the March, April, and May program meetings, which are in the news feed, or linked on the meetings page.

~K0JAA

May 2015 Program Meeting / Field Day

Field Day is coming up in just a few short weeks!

June 27th and 28th from 1800Z to 1800Z, Joplin ARC will be set up at Dover Hill on North Main Street in Joplin. The club will operate as Class 3A, using emergency power and will have 3 operators on all HF bands and possibly VHF and UHF.

The club will supply 2 tents, restroom facilities, and will have a cook out. One tent will be for operating and one for socializing. Bring your own chair and bug spray!

We plan on logging using N3FJP software, so if you are supplying a laptop, please install that and contact the club to get a key.

Setup will be Friday afternoon so anyone interested, please come out and get involved.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Check out the Meetings page for a list of planned program meetings this year, and stay tuned for updates from the Officers on what else is planned this year.

There is also a new Members Area which contains the list of members and meeting minutes.