Meeting location for the January business meeting on Tuesday the 8th will be at the church across the street from the building we normally meet. Located on Pearl between 5th and 6th streets. Enter on west side.
From Jeff about the meeting location for tomorrow, July 24 – we will still meet at 7p but will be across the street:
Due to a scheduling issue, the meeting Tuesday will be moved to the 1st Presbyterian Church -John Knox hall. If you have ever been to be 1st Tuesday lunch, it is that same room. You can park in the same place or on Pearl closer to the side doors closest to the sign with the pastor’s name on it.
This Tuesday we will be having a Fox Hunt during our meeting at 7p.
Bring your Tape Measure Yagi or any other antenna you want to try out for finding the fox! If you need help adding a connector on the antenna we made a couple months ago, let us know and plan on coming early – we will have a soldering station for those who need help. Email back on groups.io or reply on Facebook if you plan on coming early to solder on a connector. I don’t know what connectors are available so plan on bringing one or make arrangements to get one before then.
We will be meeting at the normal meeting location – 502 Pearl, Joplin MO. The Fox will be hidden somewhere nearby, this won’t be a city-wide hunt, just a local practice and opportunity to test our our antennas.
The project meeting next week (Mar 27 at 7p) will be construction of a very portable, collapsible 2m beam antenna using PVC and measuring tape, by Roger Kidd. The club should have enough parts for at least 20 people to construct antennas, including coax, and we will have tools and soldering guns available. These directional antennas will come in handy later this year when we do fox hunts!
The antennas will be built without connectors on the coax – that way you can install the type of end you prefer, such as BNC or PL-259. Of course, if you need help installing that, we will gladly assist you, and the club store does have some PL-259’s for members to purchase.
The club is providing materials for members to build the antennas, while non-members may also participate by purchasing a kit for $9. You can pay via cash or check at the meeting, or via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org any time (just put a comment including your callsign and that it’s for the tape measure yagi.)
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!
On the 16th of December 2017 John Frederick, N8GOU, will conduct a 4-hour hands on training session on the Basics of Using EZNEC Software. The session will be broken into these topic areas; general navigation, modeling a simple dipole, modeling a loop, modifications of an existing EZNEC file, creating SWR plots, and finally creating far field plots. After attending you should be able to use the software and begin to explore the more complicated uses of it.
The meeting location for the rest of the year has been confirmed. Starting with the January program meeting on the 24th, all JARC meetings will take place in the Conference Room 2 at Mercy Hospital, 100 Mercy Way, Joplin, MO 64804.
Use the Northeast entrance:
Do not use the Emergency, Clinic, or Cancer Center entrances. The meeting room is on the 2nd floor. After entering the Hospital, take the elevator or stairs to Floor 2. Turn left toward the Gift Shop, and walk past it. On the right side just past the Gift Shop you will see the conference rooms. Here is a link to an interactive floor map of the facility: map.
So far, our meeting location for the January 2017 meetings will remain at the Red Cross building. There was a mention at the Holiday Dinner of possibly meeting at a conference room at Mercy Hospital, however we haven’t been able to solidify that reservation at this time.
Our recent project has been a direct conversion design and build, presented by John Frederick and Jim Scott. See below for the details on the project: