I have moved my links for these particular areas to separate pages to try to speed up loading time for the main page. If you are visiting this page mainly for the amateur radio content, these probably are not of much interest to you anyway, as they relate primarily to domestic relations/family law. However, the "Useful Research, Surfing, etc." link does contain items that might be of interest to anyone and I would recommend you check it out.
Federal/State Links; Code of Federal Regulations; UIFSA
Some useful research and surfing tools and Misc. Links
The Family: Useful Links
Electronic mail address
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Current Projects / Information Sharing
Ham, WX and
Six Meter VHF-FM: "The Magic Band" For Southwest Missouri updates and happenings; the Joplin Amateur Radio Club website is a start for more information. 6m locals can often be found on 52.525 MHz and 52.49 MHz simplex, and they have a weekly "net".
Super site for information about tornadoes...Tornado Project Online.
Great online magazine for storm chasers: Storm Track.
The National Storm Prediction Center Web Page.
Winter Road Conditions from the Missouri Department of Transportation's website.
The Discovery Channel's Extreme Weather Page is another great weather site.
Today's storm warnings (national) from the NOAA.
Learn more about their cousins, the hurricane, at this NOAA site. It has some links to a good FAQ on hurricanes, cyclones and tornadoes.
You can fly a virtual mission into the eye of a hurricane from the website of my old friends the Hurricane Hunters, who used to be real good at documenting flown covers from their missions. The "good stuff" is a ways inside after entering!
Since we do have to worry about earthquakes in Missouri, you might want to check out the page on quakes at the US Geological Survey's website.
Link to local Nexrad radar for greater Joplin area; from Intellicast. Click on the rotating radar screen icon below.
Support and information regarding SKYWARN (group of storm spotters) who work closely with the National Weather Service Office in Springfield (SGF), as well as nationwide. Click on the SKYWARN button below for more information. Weather Bulletins for Southwest Missouri obtained here: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf/
If you are a licensed amateur radio operator and are interested in getting involved in storm spotting and emergency preparedness, visit the National Amateur Radio Emergency Services homepage.
If you live in the Jasper County, Missouri area, or the immediate Tri-State area, (KS-MO-OK) and are interested in participating in local emergency communications, visit the Jasper County ARES website.
The National Weather Service Frequency (WXJ-61) for the Joplin/Carthage area is 162.425 MHz VHF.
Joplin Radar from Intellicast (JLN)
Link to the National Severe Storms Laboratory Homepage
Ham Radio to play an important role
in the 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express Ride
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Click here for more in-depth information about "ham" radio.
Wanna be a ham? Call
toll-free 1-800-326-3942 and ask for the
Prospective Ham Package from the ARRL.
See more details and an e-mail address at the above link.
In 1995, during CQ magazine's Golden Anniversary Year Awards, I won a CQ/50 Gold Award for contacting at least 50 amateur stations, plus I also earned a 50 prefixes endorsement, a repeater endorsement and 50 U.S. Counties (all worked on 6-Meter FM)
- Polar Philately: My Main Hobby SubPage
A way to experience vicarious exploration of the Poles from your armchair...Go with the floe!
- To learn more about polar bears, click on this handsome fellow; it links to a neat polar bear site!
McDonald Territory Private Dispatch: Remembering at 50
Collecting of Naval and Oceanographic "Covers"
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