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                       FEBRUARY 2016


                   Cecil Higgins MO SM

         The ARRL is strongly in support of Amateur Radio operators that live where Homeowners Associations enforce Covenants, Codes and Restrictions that prohibit outside antenna.  This effort is taking place at the national level in the United States Congress where the ARRL is working to help pass House Bill HB 1301 and Senate Bill S 1685.  In Missouri Larry Scantlan, KE0KZ of Wentzville, MO is leading a grass roots effort to get the Missouri State Legislature to pass House Bill 1951. This Bill mirrors the Federal Legislation that the ARRL is supporting.  Larry has enlisted the help of Representative Byran Spencer (District 63) and co-sponsored by Rep. Robert Cornejo to get the Bill introduced.  There was a House Hearing before the Civil and Criminal Proceedings Committee on the proposed Legislation on Wednesday January 27th in Hearing Room 1 at the Capital. In addition to Rep. Spencer, four Amateur Radio operators provided testimony in favor of the bill. These included Jay Underdown, W0PS, Ward Silver, N0AX, Larry Scantlan, KE0KZ  and myself, AC0HA.  The Homeowners Association testified against the Bill and it is important that every Amateur Radio operator ask their District Representatives to be supportive of the Bill, especially those Legislators that are on the Committee that has oversight on the Bill.  To see if your Representative is on the committee go to the list of members at this link.  

         Dennis McCarthy, AA0A, has decided to step down as the Public Information Coordinator for the Missouri Section. Dennis has been the PIC for many many years.  He did a great job communicating about Amateur Radio through the Statewide Publications. I want to thank Dennis for his service to the Missouri Section and wish him well in his retirement. 

         I am pleased to announce that Rod Kittleman, K0ADI, of Nixa, MO the current PIO for Southwest, MO has accepted appointment to the position of Public Information Coordinator for the MO Section.  The Missouri Section is fortunate to have Rod, who has a world of experience in public relations, as a member of the MO Section Cabinet.

         I have appointed Dale Bagley, K0KY, and former MO Section Manager, to the position of ASM.  Dale will in addition to performing some of the ASM duties, will be assisting with the Missouri Section News each month.  Those that wish Club News items to be part of the Monthly Section News need to keep him on their mailing list or send him those news items.


         The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, January 23rd, Winterfest 2016 in Collinsville IL, was a great success.  This year the event was shifted to the other end of the Gateway Convention Center. In addition to an impressive number of Commercial Vendors, the flea market was so large that it was necessary to put tables up in the hallway.  Rod Blocksome, K0DAS, ARRL Midwest Director and Dale Bagley, K0KY, MO ASM worked at the ARRL Table.  The ARRL representatives were impressed with the wonderful job management of the SLSRC Winterfest and the efforts of Winterfest 2016 Chair Rebecca Carroll, KC9CIJ, and the St. Louis Suburban Radio Club members.  It was announced that Winterfest 2017 would be moving back to its original location in the Gateway Convention Center and would have additional space for the tables.  If you missed this year you missed a great event and you should be planning to attend in 2017.


         The Ozark Amateur Radio Society will be having their annual Springtime Hamfest at the Mount Vernon Arts and Recreation Center on March 26th The Center is located at 822 West Mount Vernon Blvd Mount Vernon, MO 65712.  To learn more about the Hamfest check out their website  You can also contact Mike Sanders, K0AZ, 18169 Highway 174 Mount Vernon, MO 65712 his Phone is 417-466-0401 or by e-mail at  Talk in will be on 146.970 (PL 162.2)


           The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club is once again offering traditional license classes at St. Charles Community College starting March 16th.  The Technician License class and Extra Class License Course are traditional class with classes over a 10 week period including the VE exam on the last class. Classes begin on March 16th and will run thru May 18th. The Technician instruction material will be the “ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition and the Extra Class instructional material will be from the ARRL Extra Class License Manual 10th Edition. The Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. To register for the class, students should phone the College at 636-922-8233 or go online at: cfm? fuseaction=1995
<>. There is a $10.00 registration fee for each course.    

In addition to the Technician and Extra Course, there will be a course called Morse Code for Amateur Radio is a course for hams that want to feel COMPLETE and have the confidence they can REALLY communicate using Morse code. Many of our past students had passed their code test long ago and have never used it since.  We are using a FREE Morse code training program called: “Just Learn Morse Code” It is a free download from: The in class practice will offer methods to make learning Morse code as easy as possible. This class will be held on Thursday evening starting on March 17th and will run until May 19th. Classes are from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. To register for the class, students should phone the College at 636-922-8233. There is a $10.00 course fee.

           Rebecca Carroll, KC9CIJ, reports that at February 24thSt. Louis Suburban Radio Club, Christopher R. Barber (WX5CW) will be presenting on the development and deployment of a 5GHz based network that will provide Point-To-Point (PTP) linking and mesh connectivity for the STL ham community. This ham-based network will be comprised of a PTP command and control link between all SLSRC repeaters and a mesh network for high-speed data connectivity between hams located around and within the I-270 loop. The full details of the equipment and
infrastructure will be presented and discussed. If you have any interest
in mesh networks or microwave linking please join us!

          The Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society has announced that the 2016 Missouri QSO Party that will be held April 2, 2016 to April 3, 2016.  The 2015 MO QSO Party was outstanding with higher scores and more participants.  All of the Plaques and Certificates for 2015 MOQP  have been distributed. Those participating are looking forward to making a ton of QSO in the 2016 MOQP.  More info will be provided in the March MO Section News.  You can check out the BEARS website for updates as they arrive.



                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                   

Total  # ARES Members                 1271

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       288

Number of Ham Hours                 1251.51

Number of Public Service Events    22

Number of Ham Hours                     269

Number of Emergency Operations   18

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    688

Total ARES Operations this month   328

Total Ham Hours                            2208.51

9 out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 35 QNI 116  QTC 24  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1504 QTC 146 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  5  QNI 269 QTC 3  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 41  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 73  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 65  QTC 1  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Jackson County Sessions  5 QNI 80 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 76  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 399  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KD0WQW

WAARCI  Sessions 5 QNI 140 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 463 QTC 31 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Randolph Co ARESS Sessions 5 QNI 39 QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 62   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions 5 QNI 57  QTC 18 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 5 QNI 51  QTC 1  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 63  QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 51  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 6   QNI 25  QTC 2   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 4 QNI 125 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 43  QTC  5  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KC0YNS-1 Liaison   Sessions 1   QNI 1  QTC 151  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

10th Region CW   Sessions 53   QNI 105  Net Mgr. K0VVT


Totals      Sessions 258    QNI 3814    QTC 512

10th Region Participation CW  33%  K9ZTV,  ND0N, W0SJS,

                                                              K2HT,    Net Mgr. W0SS

Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Dale Bagley

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI