Joplin Amateur Radio Club


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An ARRL affiliated organization,

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plan  to  attend  JARC  Hamfest
Fri. & Sat.  August 28-29  2014
Don't miss the
in Southwest Missouri!

See you at the Joplin Hamfest in August!

Field Day
The club participates in this event annually. Come operate with us June 28-29, 2014.
Look for the tent on Dover Hill on North Main Street Saturday.

Photos from previous Field Day events courtesy of Bob Stacy KØBGS, and Jim WBØIYC
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Mark NØZPD & Kent KC5NWD
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24 hour 40m CW op
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Running CW on 20m

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Our late night 75m op
Field Day is one of the best attended club events held annually. Club members have a good time making eyeball QSO's and experimenting with antennas. This national event is always held the 4th weekend in June. For the past several years, the club has operated from the top of Dover Hill using the club call WØIN. If you want to help set up, be there early Saturday morning. Come later in the day or overnight to operate. Look on the top of the hill for the club banner, tents, and antennas draped everywhere. There is plenty of parking, however, you may want to bring your own chairs and sleeping bag if you intend to stay overnight. There is no pavillion, but we will have a large tent in place.

At the right is a map of Joplin showing the location of Dover Hill (#37) located just north of Murphy Blvd. on the west side of Main Street.

Map to Dover Hill

Hwy 66

US Highway 66, established in 1926, was the first major improved highway to link Chicago with Los Angeles.  Through stories, songs, and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the spirit of freedom of the open road, inspiring many to see America.  If you are old enough, when you listen to the sounds of the Nelson Riddle Orchestra you will visualize Todd and Buzz cruising down the highway toward another adventure in that sleek Corvette!

The Citrus Belt ARC established this week long event, and have officially designated stations that operate along the route from Santa Monica, California to Chicago. Joplin has participated in this event annually since the beginning.

This year celebrated the 86th anniversary of the "Route 66" highway network and the 13th year for "Route 66 On the Air." The special event ran from Saturday, September 8th (0000Z) thru Sunday, September 16th (2400Z).

This special event offers hams a fun way to relive their own memories of Route 66, and each year, celebrate the highway's anniversary.  Amateur Radio clubs using 1x1 call signs operate from cities along the highway during the special event period in September. Joplin is assigned the callsign W6N for this event.

The event coordinator for Joplin Missouri is Jim Johannes, NØZSQ. Contact Jim if you have questions.

For event details, certificate information, QSL routes for all stations, and other general information, visit, and click the link to ROUTE 66 On The Air.
For Joplin, the QSL route is: JARC, PO Box 2983, Joplin, MO. 64803.
It is important that you include a self addressed stamped envelope to cover the cost of return postage.

October TailGater

This outdoor tailgate is always held at Ewert Park the first Saturday in October.

Here, you can unload all those items you didn't sell at the Hamfest!. This year, it will be held Saturday, October 4th. The event is FREE, and starts at 8:00 AM sharp. There are plenty of parking spaces near the new pavillion. However, if you intend to sell items you will need your own chairs and tables. Free coffee and donuts are always provided.

Look for the bright yellow banner near the tennis courts!

This is a fair weather event and is always held as long as the weather cooperates. 

TailGater Site

Map of East Joplin with location of Ewert Park.

JARC Christmas Banquet

The Joplin Amateur Radio Club holds their annual Christmas Dinner each December. It is mainly a social event. Of course there is the opportunity for speeches, club awards, recogntion plaques, and various prizes, finishing with the passing of the gavel to the new president.

This year, JARC CHRISTMAS BANQUET/PARTY will be held on Tuesday, December 9th, starting at 6 PM, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 24th and Range Line Road, Joplin, MO. Immediately after dinner, awards will be given and the gavel passed, followed by a raffle.

This annual event is open to ALL area HAMS and their spouses. We encourage you to come spend an evening with your fellow radio amateurs from around the four state area for an eyeball QSO.

More about this years event

Beside club awards, passing the gavel and other stuff, for fun there will be a ONE BUCK RAFFLE for several nice door prizes, suprises, and the unclaimed hamfest prizes. So if you didn't win anything at the hamfest, here is your second chance! This is a club fund raiser! It is not required to bring anything, but if you feel like donating something to be included, just keep the cost below $11 and make sure it relates to Ham Radio in some way. Gag gifts are okay too! Be sure to wrap it up, so it is a mystery!

All items will be raffled after dinner.

The Golden Corral is a buffet style food establishment, and each family is responsible for their own bill. However, we ask that you please tip the waitresses well. They work hard to take good care of us!

Santa-QST-DEC 1998

This is the only official club activity that takes place in December.

Club  store
The JARC Antenna Launcher Kit as featured in CQ Magazine.
Click here to see the club video of the launcher in action

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Click here to see the video Harry Hinz KE6RJ made showing assembly and use of the launcher
Only $50 including freight in the USA.  Click the "Buy Now" Button to get your launcher kit today!

International shipments welcome!
Please email us with your shipping destination so we can compute pricing outside the continental USA.

Misc. Items

JARC Two Meter Repeater - WØIN

The club maintains an open  two-meter repeater which transmits on 147.210+ MHz. The repeater is located in Joplin, Missouri.

Meetings and Nets and News

The Joplin Amateur Radio Club regularly meets at 19:30 (7:30 pm) on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, at the Red Cross located at 4th and Jackson Avenue. The building is located 7 blocks west of Main Street in Joplin, Missouri.

Monday Night 2m Net
The club hosts a weekly net starting at 19:30 on the club repeater at 147.210 MHz. Hams are invited to check into the net which provides a venue for trading equipment. Any changes to club meeting locations and events are announced as well.

The JARC publishes a club newsletter time to time. It contains newsworthy items, features written by local hams, upcoming events such as hamfests, and classified listings. It is distributed free to members of the organization. Issues are placed on the website for persons interested in our organization. To see past issues of the club newsletter the Printed Circuit, click here.

Message Board
One of the club members manages a ListServer Discussion/Message board that you can join. Ray Brown KBØSTN moderates this group, and you can sign up here.

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Saturday Morning Breakfasts
When no event is scheduled, club members gather each Saturday morning about 8:30 AM for breakfast.
Presently, the designated restaurant is Golden Corral located 2415 S Rangeline Rd. in Joplin.


2015 Term
  • President: John Frederick, N8GOU
  • Vice President: Jim Scott, WBØIYC
  • Secretary: Jason Arends, KØJAA
  • Treasurer: Jim Johannes, NØZSQ


2014 Term
  • President: John Frederick, N8GOU
  • Vice President: Jim Scott, WBØIYC
  • Secretary: Mark Mitchelson, NØZPD
  • Treasurer: Jim Johannes, NØZSQ

Area VE Testing

ARRL Volunteer Examineer testing sessions are held on the last Wednesday of each month except holidays at the Joplin Public Library,4th and Main in downtown Joplin, MO. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. testing begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.

To arrange or confirm a test session, get additional details, or ask about special accommodations, contact Ray Brown, KB0STN (417-529-8557).

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