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October 2017 Missouri Ozarks Climate Summary

(source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Springfield, MO) October 2017 was a month with above normal temperatures.  Precipitation was above normal across west central Missouri into southeast Kansas, but well below normal for south central Missouri.  We did have one severe weather event from the evening of October 21st to the early morning of October […]

FCC Opens 630 & 2,200 Meter Bands

As we reported here last March, two new ham bands were recently authorized by the FCC here in the United States. Since then, we have been waiting for publication of the rules in the Federal Register, and that time has finally come. Stations cannot immediately start transmitting between 472 kHz. through 479 kHz or between […]

Temperature Change During the Eclipse

The following video illustrates the temperature change observed and recorded in Saint Clair, Missouri during the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Two thermometers were used to simultaneously measure the temperature in direct sunlight and in the shade.The video uses a line graph to plot the change in temperature over time which is listed in […]

Joplin Hamfest This Weekend

* Update: We have received a notice from MTC Radio that they will not be attending the Joplin Hamfest this year. Arguably the best and certainly the biggest hamfest in Southwest Missouri takes place next weekend in Joplin. The Joplin Hamfest, sponsored by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club, will draw in hundreds (or even thousands) […]

Solar Eclipse Experiment

Not surprisingly, a total solar eclipse that occurs during midday does indeed affect the weather. If you are a Twitter user, please follow Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn on Twitter @SWMOwx (if you don’t already). They will try to broadcast live video from the center of the path of totality on Monday if mobile data service […]

Eclipse Cloud Cover Forecast

It has been a long time since something scientific has received as much fanfare from the mainstream media as this Monday’s upcoming total solar eclipse. It’s like this is Woodstock for science geeks, and we have front row seats! A huge share of our country’s population will get to witness solar eclipse totality for the […]

Exciting Skywarn Repeater Update

A huge repeater upgrade is coming for the Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn Repeater Network. It has been a few months since they updated the status of the Buffalo, Missouri Skywarn Repeater at 147.180 MHz. You may remember that a little over a year ago they began asking for donations to help pay the expenses to […]

General & Extra Licensing Classes

(Note: Registration deadline for each class is this Saturday, July 15, 2017. To register, send an email to: or call/text: 417-844-1418) Two amateur radio licensing classes (one for General, and one for Extra) are in the planning stages for Bolivar, Missouri (in Polk County) this summer and fall. The General licensing class is proposed […]

Springfield Carmageddon

There’s no doubt that the revitalization of Highway 65 in Springfield, Missouri will cause some traffic headaches. Whenever you close down a major thoroughfare within any metropolitan area, congestion almost always ensues. Having an alternate plan will make a big difference this summer while traveling through Springfield. Whether you are commuting to and from work, […]

Public Field Day Events in SW Missouri

Here’s a list of a few of the Public Field Day Events in SW Missouri. Field Day starts at 1 p.m. Central (1800 UTC) Saturday, June 24, 2017 and continues for 24 hours. Christian County (Ozark, Missouri):  Click Here for a Map Christian County A.R.E.S. will be operating at the location of the Old Riverside […]

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