Author Archives: KØJAA

About KØJAA

Joplin ARC Member - 2018 President | Jasper Co ARES Asst Emergency Coordinator | ARRL Member | Licensed since 2003

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.

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 k0jaa@arrl.net.

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

Prices:

  • 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!

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.

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 2015 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