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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 […]

2017 A.R.R.L. Field Day: June 24th & 25th

The annual A.R.R.L. Amateur Radio Field Day is next weekend! While it’s formatted like many other American Radio Relay League contests, Field Day has much more purpose than just racking up contacts. The A.R.R.L. says that Field Day is ham radio’s open house with one of its main objectives being learning to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal […]

F.E.M.A. Assistance for Storm Victims

As we get ready to welcome summer with arms wide open on Tuesday, June 20th at 11:24 p.m. Central, the cleanup from our recent deadly springtime severe weather throughout the Springfield, Missouri County Warning Area continues. A total of 27 counties are eligible for financial assistance from The Federal Emergency Management Agency including both Taney and Stone Counties. Officials […]

Earthquakes Rattle Area Again

In a flashback to last September, another series of earthquakes were felt throughout parts of the Springfield, Missouri County Warning Area last weekend. While these quakes centered between Harrison, Arkansas and Bull Shoals Lake were significantly weaker than the magnitude 5.8 quake that hit Pawnee, Oklahoma on September 8, 2016, they were much closer and […]

Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week

2017 Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week: Excessive Heat and Lightning June 18th – June 24 The National Weather Service, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the State Emergency Management Agency are joining together to promote Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week 2017: Excessive Heat and Lightning. The following is important safety information that can […]

May 27th Deadly Severe Weather

The National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri confirms that five tornadoes touched down within our County Warning Area during the afternoon hours of Saturday, May 27, 2017 disrupting Skywarn coverage in the process. All five tornadoes were rated at EF-1 and had estimated winds of 90 miles per hour. They occurred within a one-hour span starting at […]

16 Tornadoes, 27 Hours, & A Little Irony

If you have ever lived in a part of the world where the weather is mundane day in and day out, it might be hard to imagine how quickly things can change here in Southwest Missouri. Take Southern California for example where the television weather folks are often out-of-work comedians and actors desperate for a […]

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