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                             DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM

                                  APRIL HAMFESTS 2015


          It is fortunate for Amateur Radio that Amateur Radio Clubs, and motivated individuals from all over the State of Missouri are organizing and conducting License courses.  About 75% of the ARRL Affiliated clubs in Missouri have License courses as part of their program.  Clearly I can’t list all of the clubs that provide those classes, but I am want to give a representative sample so that we can have a sense of the broad base of the effort.  In the Kansas City area you have The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc., Johnson County (MO) EMA, and Johnson County (MO) ARES are co-sponsoring another Technician training class. In addition you have the cross border efforts of Brian Short, KC0BS, and Herb Fiddick NZ0F with his excellent Ham101 presentation.  In the St. Louis area you have the St. Charles ARC training courses of presented by the team lead by Rick Crockett, W0PC.  The Franklin County ARES group sponsored a license course in Union MO with Paul Chambers N0BBD instructing. 


          The Ozark Amateur Radio Society held its springtime Hamfest on April 11, 2015 at the Pate Early Learning Center. There was a nice turn out of Amateurs from SW Missouri and lots of quality radios and Ham Radio gear in the Flea Market.  I had a wonderful time visiting with all of the Hams that stopped by the ARRL table.  The table next to the ARRL table was Al Gallo, W0ERE and Dave Beckler,N0SAP.  I would encourage everyone to check out their pages on QRZ website. The 2016 version of the OARS Hamfest will be back in Mount Vernon at the Mount Vernon Arts and Community Center on March 26th, 2016.  The OARS Hamfest had a VE Session and Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, the District Emergency Coordinator met with the Emergency Coordinators at the Hamfest. Thanks to Mike Sanders, K0AZ, and the rest of the OARS members for their hard work and hospitality. 

           The Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club’s Hambash, is one of the largest Hamfest in west central Missouri and will be held on April 18th at the Ararat Shrine Temple located at 5100 Ararat Drive in Kansas City, MO 64101.  There are always some great forums, V.E. Testing, a large diverse Flea Market and several top quality Commercial Vendors at this Hamfest. For Advanced Tickets you can send an SASE to David Hinkley, KA0SOG, David’s address is 1221 SE 11th Street Lees Summit, MO 6408.    To make a Table Reservations or for additional Information you can send a SASE to: Dave Michael WAØNXD, 3361 Blue Ridge Blvd. Independence, MO. 64052  or by phone at 816.254.9011.  The Talk-In repeater is 145.13-.


          The March meeting of the Callaway Amateur Radio League was held in the Fulton Police Dept. meeting room.  The members discussed their repeater’s solar panel charging system for the battery back-up of their unit.  The battery is being fully charged by the solar system and they will be doing a test on emergency back-up in the near future.  There were three guests, Billy Jolly, N0RTI, and his wife Sue Ann and Bernard Bade, KE0DHO, who all became members by the end of the evening.

          At the March meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club, after the meeting was called to order by NARC President James Adkins, KB0NHX, Rob Huelga,W3LGA, presented the VE testing results. There were 6 testers, 5 passed and the remaining person just barely missed passing the Extra exam. Daniel Elliott achieved the distinction of passing ALL three grade levels during the session and is now ADØOA.

        The program topic for the meeting program was about NWS alert radios. The program was presented by Steve Runnels KD4OPZ (Warning Coordination Meteorologist & Skywarn Coordinator) and Quay Kendrick (Electronic System Analyst) with the National Weather Service. Steve began by saying the use of weather radios started in 1960 and more frequencies were added in 1970. There are now 132 transmitters nationwide. Later he asked “how can more hams be encouraged to become spotters” even if it is done from your

backyard. Steve believes our ability to use radio communications gives us a huge advantage when making reports from the field. As a reminder, he Skywarn repeater is at 145.49 Mhz and the NWS Twitter account

         Cliff Rozar, KC0SDV, reports that the Saint Louis Suburban Radio Club will have Ward Silver, N0AX, as guest speaker Friday April 24, beginning at 7:00 PM at Missouri Baptist Hospital. Ward's programs are always a "don't miss" event. Ward's program will be on The YASME Foundation, of which he has been the President for several years.
"Ward has the experience of a 20-year career as an electrical engineer developing instrumentation and medical electronics. He also spent 8 years in broadcasting, both programming and engineering. In 2000 he turned to teaching and writing as a second career. He is a contributing editor to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and author of the popular 'Hands-On Radio' column in QST magazine every month. He is the author of the ARRL's Amateur Radio license study guides and numerous other articles. He developed the ARRL's online courses, 'Antenna Design and Construction,' 'Analog Electronics,' and 'Digital Electronics.' In 2008 Ward received the "Amateur of the Year" at the Dayton Hamvention."
Prior to the meeting there will be an informal social in the main hospital cafeteria beginning at 5:30. The meeting is in rooms 419-420 of the Clinical Learning Institute located on the 4th floor of the Goldfarb School of Nursing.


                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1315

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       277

Number of Ham Hours                 2315.54

Number of Public Service Events    29

Number of Ham Hours                     989

Number of Emergency Operations   10 

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.   114

Total ARES Operations this month 316

Total Ham Hours                          3418.52

9  out of 9 districts reporting




MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 37 QNI 95  QTC 32  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1341 QTC 116 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  5  QNI 280 QTC 3  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 5  QNI 42  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KD0PLS

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 64  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 62  QTC 2  Net Mgr. KC0WGB

AARC  Sessions 5   QNI 38   QTC  1   Net Mgr KB0KWC

TLARC  Sessions 1   QNI 2 QTC 267 Net Mgr. KB0OFD

Jackson County Sessions  5 QNI 82 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 64  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 513  QTC 6  Net Mgr. KD0WQW

WAARCI  Sessions 5 QNI 161 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 575 QTC 31 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 86   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions 5 QNI 43  QTC 30 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES  Sessions 10  QNI 70  QTC 0  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 97  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County  ARC Sessions 4 QNI 31  QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

District A ARES  Sessions 1  QNI 28  QTC  0  Net Mgr. N4RZB

District E ARES  Sessions 7   QNI 38  QTC 2   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 7 QNI 168 QTC 4  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 40  QTC  2  Net Mgr. N0AJI

Benton County Sessions 5  QNI 64  QTC  1  Net Mgr  KD0CNC

10th Region CW Sessions 60  QNI 0   QTC 116  Net Mgr. W0SS

10th Region SSB Sessions 22  QNI 0   QTC 78  Net Mgr. K0VTT


Totals      Sessions 307    QNI 4031    QTC 697

10th Region Participation CW  65%  K9ZTV,  ND0N, W0SJS,

                                                                         Net Mgr. W0SS

10th Region Participation SSB 100%  NA0OO, KB0OFD, KB0GWY W0TCW

                                                                         Net Mgr. K0VTT


Missouri Officials

  • Dale Bagley

    Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Cecil Higgins

    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • Dennis McCarthy

    Public Info Coordinator

    Dennis John McCarthy AA0A

  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Wayland Mc Kenzie

    Technical Coordinator

    Wayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY