The Sullivan Amateur Radio Club will be conducting an Amateur Radio License Testing Session at the club’s Field Day event this Saturday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm. The location will be at the Field Day site in Meramec State Park off of highway 185 south of Sullivan MO. We will be located at camp sites 172-176 in the main camping area past Fisher Cave. Please see the map below for directions within the park.
Testing is by pre-registration only! Please contact Bill Higgins at 573-205-0723 to be registered for the session When you arrive, be sure to have a photo ID, a copy of your existing license if you are upgrading and the $15 testing fee.
Below is the map of the camp ground area:
Field Day 2018 Campsites
Due to our regular meeting site being unavailable, we were forced to have our meeting at the pavilion at the Sullivan Park by the swimming pool. Dave Johnson reported that getting access to the water tower on Springfield Rd. is getting closer to completion. This has been what the club has been working towards for some time. In an effort to be ready, it was voted on and approved by the club members to remove the 440 repeater from the Fidelity site and reprogram it for 2 meter and use that repeater at the Springfield Rd water tower site. Bill Higgins has generously offered to the use of a 440 repeater that he owns to put it back at the Fidelity site so that we can continue to have that resource. The old repeater that was at the Boast site is unrepairable. By doing it this way, means that the club will not have to buy a new repeater which will cost in excess of $1000. This is a win – win for the club! We can continue to have the 440 presence and we will have a repeater for 2 meters when the new site is ready and not spend everything in the club checking account.
Also we finalized plans for Field Day 2018, which will be held at Meramac State Park on June 23 and 24. We will be set up in campsite 172,174, and 176. We will begin setting up on site between 9 and 10 am on Saturday morning. We will be having a fish fry around 1pm and will begin working the radios and 1pm as well. There is a map with directions to Field Day available to down load here on the club website. Everyone is invited and we hope to see everyone there!
Field Day 2018 Campsites
Please join us for field day (June 23 & 24) at Meramec State Park at the campsites highlighted in yellow.
We are pleased to announce that Betty Basinger’s Good News Net will be returning to the air this coming Monday evening, May 21st at 7:00 pm. Since the 146.805 repeater is still off the air, the net will be conducted on the new repeater in Bourbon, Mo. This repeater is on 146.985 with a negative offset and also a 141.3 tone. Please join us there on Monday evening and help welcome Betty back to the airwaves!
The National Weather Service has alerted us that they may want us to activate our Weather Net late tonight. They are predicting that there is significant possibility that severe weather may transit our region and they would appreciate our input. The Net will be called on the 440 machine and we will do our best to relay our observations to the NWS on 2 meters.
Please participate if you can, but also, please observe network protocols.
Most importantly, let’s all be safe!