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Joplin ARC Member - 2015 Secretary | Jasper Co ARES Asst Emergency Coordinator | ARRL Member | Licensed since 2003

WFD 2018 Results

The log has been submitted, and here are the results of JARC at Winter Field Day 2018:

Sections contacted:

Total Contacts: 312

Point breakdown:

268 Phone contacts + 44 digital contacts (worth 2 pts each) = 356 pts

356 pts x4 multiplier for number of bands/modes = 1424 pts

1424 pts x2 multiplier for using 100W or less = 2848 pts

1,500 points for not using commercial power.
1,500 points for setting up away from home.
Total bonus points = 3000 

We had 10 people who operated, according to the logs, here are the total contacts by operator:

  • KE0RTK: 123
  • K0SMK: 82
  • KE0NQK: 26 
  • KE0CZR: 26 
  • K0JAA: 18 
  • KD0N: 9 
  • KD0SZT: 9 
  • WB0IYC: 9 
  • W0SEJ: 8 
  • W0KGR: 2 

Ryan blew everybody away by making 39% of the contacts! Willis, not shabby either with 26%! 

Also interesting to note: 251 contacts were made on the 80/40 dipole, with 61 on the beam – that’s 80/20%! 

Thanks to everyone who came out to operate, help setup and teardown, provide food, or just to visit!

2018 Winter Field Day Plans

Winter Field day 2018 is only a couple days away – running from Saturday, January 27 at 1p CT to 1p CT on Sunday.

This year, JARC plans on setting up at Camp Childress, South of Joplin on Hwy V right off I-49 to the east. (map) We will have our trailer with tower and beam and will begin setup around 10a Saturday. We will operate as either 1 or 2 and Indoor or Outdoor (I or O) which we will decide when we start setting up.

A few of us are going to bring chili or soup for dinner later, feel free to bring your own dish to share for a pot-luck. I have heard there is power in the lodge for crock-pots. If you want to work overnight, feel free to camp out as well.

2018 Meeting Location Update

After meeting with the officers this week, we decided that the building at 502 S Pearl will be our new meeting place for 2018. The recently remodeled building has a nice large room we can meet in with tables and chairs available, and has on-site parking.

There are entrances on the East and West sides with the handicapped-accessible entrance on the West. You can access the parking lot from either street, or park on the street next to the building (Note that 5th is a one-way going West and parking is on the LEFT on that block)

There are only a few rooms in the building, so don’t worry about getting lost – the meeting room takes up the Northeast corner of the building. See you there Jan 9!


April 2016 Program Meeting – APRS

I presented information to the club last night on APRS – Automatic Packet Reporting System, and demonstrated some hardware and software to the club. The presentation is available here in a few formats, for compatibility:

Feel free to use or edit these, and let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks everyone who came and for all the great questions, I had fun presenting and I’m glad to see such interest in this aspect of amateur radio – hope to see more packets on the air in our area!

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: 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:

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:

Joplin Hamfest 2015 Report

The Joplin Hamfest was held on August 21-22 this year – it was the 26th time the club has put on the local hamfest. The Hamfest Committee did a lot of work organizing the Hamfest, and it showed, they did a great job and we only heard positive feedback about the event! Now that the numbers have all been tallied, we had over 1,000 attendees, including public and swap table vendors.

Despite torrential rain and flooding on Saturday, we had a good turnout, and there were 3 presentations in the Joplin Hotel next door. We gave out many great prizes in the drawing, including a grand prize of a complete HF station to one lucky winner.

Thanks to all who attended, and hope to see you back next year!

Photos will be added to an album and posted soon. If you have any photos of the Hamfest you’d like to add to our page, please email

2015 Joplin Hamfest Info!

The 2015 Joplin Hamfest page has been updated!

JARC Hamfest, August 21-22, 2015

Friday 3 – 8 PM, and Saturday 8 AM – 2 PM


  • Admission: $6 in advance (6 raffle tickets included!) / $8 at the door – Valid both days!
  • Additional raffle tickets: $1
  • Commercial vendor tables: $40
  • Non-commercial (swap) tables: $10

Quick Info:

  • Official 2015 Hamfest flyer with advance ticket info and mail in form.
  • 2015 Hamfest Announcement
  • Commercial Vendor Reservation Form

Head over to the Hamfest page for all the latest info!

June Program Meeting

This is a reminder that there is no program meeting this month – the June 23rd meeting is cancelled since Field Day is the same week. Hope to see you all at Field Day!