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                  OCTOBER 2014 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                             DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM

          I recently received an e-mail from Cliff Ahrens, KØCA, the Midwest Director, informing me that I have been declared re-elected as the Missouri Section Manager the term begins January 1, 2015. I fully realize that it is a great honor to have the opportunity to continue serving as the Missouri Section Manager.  The Missouri Section has been blessed with a great membership and each year they show that greatness through their activity in the Amateur Radio Service.  The Missouri Section success is supported by outstanding Section Cabinet leaders like Jeff Young, KB3HF, the SEC, Keith Haye, WE0G, the ACC, Larry Wilson, K0RWL, the STM, Mark J. Biernacki, KB5YZY, the OOC, Norman W. Lampton, KC0FNA, the SGL, Wayland N. Mc Kenzie, K4CHS the TC, Dennis J. Mc Carthy, AA0A, the PIC, and my three Assistant Section Managers Larry D. Ballew, AB0HP, William A. Coby, KB0MWG, and Curtis Roach, WB4NMG.  I will continue to do my best to work with the Section’s ARRL members and Affiliated Radio Clubs.  I am looking forward to visiting with everyone at Missouri Section Hamfests and with the others that contact me by phone or e-mail.   

                                OCTOBER HAMFEST 2014

          The October 18thSouthSide Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held in the St. Sabina Catholic Church.  The Church is located at 700 Trevis Avenue in Belton, MO 63552.  To learn more about the SSARC Hamfest go to their website or you can contact Forrest Creason, KD0RSX at 310 Canerbury Lane, Belton, MO 64012.  You can also call Forrest at 816-714-8647 or by e-mail at  The Talk-In is  147.12 (PL 151.4)

          The October 25th Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held in the Kirkwood Community Center located at 111 South Geyer Road in Kirkwood, MO. Checkout their website for more information at To learn more about the “Halloween Hamfest” you can contact Bob Sluder , N0IS
7511 Local Hillsboro Road Cedar Hill, MO 63016 Phone: 636-285-7605 Email Talk-In: 147.150/147.750 (PL 141.3)

                           NOVEMBER HAMFEST 2014

           The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will hold their Hamfest on Saturday November 1, 2014 from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm.  The Hamfest will be at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church School Gym 8812 East Gregory Boulevard Raytown, MO 64133.  There will be forums on Amateur Radio with a Tablet, New Hams and Elmer Assistance and Back Pack Amateur Radio.  For advanced tickets you can send a SASE to Joel, KC0ELZ  8304 Ditzler Ave., Raytown, MO 64138.  To reserve a table you need to e-mail Daniel Cole, KC0VYT at or you can call him at 816=674-8854.  The Talk-in Repeater is 145.170(-).

         The Nixa Hamfest will be held November 8, 2014. The Nixa Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring their Hamfest at the Nixa Event Center located at 421 West South Street Nixa, MO 65714.  To learn more about the Nixa Hamfest, check out their website .  The Contact person for the Hamfest is Larry Grinstead, WA0JZK, 469 East Montclair Court Springfield, MO 65804. His phone number is 417-887-8517 and his e-mail is  The Talk-in repeater is 147.015 (PL 162.2).

There are some first class forums scheduled for the Nixa Hamfest. You can hear from Bob Heil, K9EID the authority on Audio for Amateur Radio.  The DXer in you will want to listen to the forum by Ken Case, K5KC on Building a Super Station.  Ken is from Stillwater, OK and will explain his designs and thinking as he went about the process of building a dream Amateur Radio Station.  Another great forum will be presented by James Adkins, KB0NHX, an expert on Repeaters and Repeater Linking.  James will explain the ins and outs of building a repeater as well as an over view of the Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System.  The Nixa Hamfest will be a great experience and one of the last opportunities to get those Ham related Christmas gifts.


          St. Louis Suburban Radio Club President Craig Klimczak, K4LSU reported in the Printed Circuit Board that the SLSRC will soon have a new website. Craig expressed his thanks to Stephanie Vaughn Hapke, W0SHV one of the SLSRC new members.  Stephanie is chairing the committee for the new website and also serves as the webmaster for the SLSRC. The committee is doing a great job get­ting the domains renewed and transferring the site to a new hosting service. At a recent SLSRC meeting, Jacob Nagel, AD0AJ, and two members of his Robotics team, gave a presentation on how they build robots to compete in games sponsored by “First Robotics”. The SLSRC decided to donate $50 to the team for the building of their next robot, which will begin in January 2015.

                Jon Cole, N0OFJ, of the Central Missouri Radio Association meeting, reported that the MS 150 Bike Ride Coordinator was looking for approximately 70 communicators to assist this year. Jon noted that the MS 150 would like to use 146.76 as a backup repeater for the bike ride and the CMRA approved that request.  Jon, N0OFJ, also reported that the University of Missouri Radio Club has access to some funding but didn’t know the status of any purchases of gear. The University Radio Club has space in campus. They need to have some power issues resolved and coax runs established to the roof. University Club call sign is W0ZOU. Club had about 22 members last spring before the college let out for the summer. Daniel Johnson, KC0UTW, CMRA President thanked Jon, N0OFJ for his efforts getting the club re-started.

                Hannibal Amateur Radio Club President Don Vary,KD0HHN informed the club about House Resolution 4969 which gives the FCC the ability to over-ride Home Owners Associations restrictions. It would require reasonable accommodations in HOA covenants for outdoor antennas. Don, KD0HHN and Larry, WB2UFO, had previously reported sending letters to Rep. Sam Graves. The goal was to get as many co-sponsors of the bill as possible. Don reported that he had received a response from Rep. Graves stating he has joined as a co-sponsor.


JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                   

Total  # ARES Members                 1326

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       202

Number of Ham Hours                 1690.28

Number of Public Service Events      64

Number of Ham Hours                    1141.5

Number of Emergency Operations   3  

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.  41 

Total ARES Operations this month 269

Total Ham Hours                          2178.7

9 out of 9 districts reporting

                For the latest updates in appointments and ARES activities please go to the Missouri ARES website.


MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 21 QNI 68  QTC 17  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 30 QNI 1161 QTC 117 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  4  QNI 190 QTC 2  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 5  QNI 27  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KD0PLS

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 63  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Sessions  4 QNI 57 QTC 2  Net Mgr.  KC0WGB

TLARC   Sessions 1   QNI 1 QTC 175 Net Mgr. KB0OFD

Jackson County Sessions  4 QNI 67 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 64  QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 30 QNI 401  QTC 6  Net Mgr. WD0WQW

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 99 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 30  QNI 549 QTC 26 Net Mgr. N0TPE

St. Francois Co ARES Sessions 2  QNI 23  QTC 0  Net Mgr. AI0U

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 71   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions 8 QNI 44  QTC 12 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES  Sessions 12  QNI 74  QTC 6  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 54  QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX

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

Hannibal ARES Sessions 6 QNI 135 QTC 6  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

10th Region CW Sessions 60  QNI 0   QTC 151  Net Mgr. K0VTT

10th Region SSB Sessions 21  QNI 0   QTC 68  Net Mgr. K0VTT


Totals      Sessions 263    QNI 3203    QTC 593

10th Region Participation CW  70%  K9ZTV,  ND0N, W0SJS, W0FCE

                                                                         Net Mgr. W0SS

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

                                                                         Net Mgr. K0VTT




Missouri Officials

  • Dale Bagley

    Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Wayland Mc Kenzie

    Technical Coordinator

    Wayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS

  • Dennis Mc Carthy

    Public Info Coordinator

    Dennis J. Mc Carthy AA0A

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG