Youngest New Technician Class Licensee at OMAR HAMFEST Receives a Radio

Joseph Peck of Billings, Missouri was the youngest to test and pass his Technician Class license at the OMAR HAMFEST on Saturday, January 9, 2016.   Pictured here is Rob Huelga, Nixa Amateur Radio Club VE Team Leader, presenting Joseph with a dual band handheld radio donated by OMAR.

Our thanks to Rob for overseeing testing at the HAMFEST and in making this presentation to Joseph.  Likewise, our CONGRATULATIONS to Joseph for passing his Technician Class.  We hope to hear you on a repeater net soon.


Thank You for attending OMAR's January 9th Hamfest

OMAR wishes to thank each of those who battled the elements to participate in the HAMFEST held yesterday at the Assembly of God church in Brighton, Missouri.   We hope those who attended found what they wanted or needed. 

We also wish to thank Ham Crazy, Associated Radio, D and L Antenna, Nixa ARC VE Test Team, and our used equipment vendors for supporting the HAMFEST.  We wish to also thank Bob Heil...he was our announcer and did a wonderful job.  You were all great!!!

Our CONGRATULATIONS to those who tested and became hams or upgraded!  We look forward to working with you in an amateur radio supported event or on the air in the future.

As with most HAMFESTs, we had a number of last minute challenges to overcome this year that were unexpected.  Nonetheless, thanks to so OMAR team members and many others who helped us overcome those challenges.  The only challenge we could not overcome was the weather.  With the HAMFEST being in January, I hope everyone knew snow or ice could happen. 

Thanks again!

OMAR 2016 HAMFEST on Schedule for January 9, 2016

We are only a month away from the OMAR annual HAMFEST being held at the Brighton Assembly of God Church, 5403 Hwy F, Brighton MO 65617.  The Brighton AOG Church is located 16 miles N. of Springfield.  GPS:  37' 27.902'N and 93' 20.978'W.  Entry is $5.  Doors open at 8 a.m.   Here's the link to the HAMFEST Flyer.

Hope to see you there!

OMAR Group

Antenna Party Thank YOU!

OMAR wishes to thank all those who attended the Antenna Party held on May 16, 2015 at the Assembly of God Church in Brighton MO.  Although we didn't have the numbers seen at previous antenna parties, those who attended had an enjoyable time and ate well.  The rain did not stop the show.  We cooked under an E-UP and worked indoors on antennas and other projects.  Mike Ballantyne worked QRP throughout the event.  A special thanks to Patricia Ballantyne for doing the shopping and Mike for doing the cooking.