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                                  OCTOBER 2016

                          MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                       Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MO SM

         I want to compliment all of the Amateur Radio operators, Radio Clubs and other groups of Hams that volunteer so much of their time to help with Public Service Events. A good example from the Kansas City Area was shared by Herb Fiddick, NZ0F, reported that the 2016 MS Ride in the Kansas City AREA went well.  There were 120 Amateur Radio Operators helping with Logistics and safety communications. This is the largest public service opportunity in the KC metro and probably in the whole region. Herb reported that the MS Ride and the Biker for Babies have raised over two million dollars and Amateur Radio operators were essential participants in these worthy events.  In the spirit of appreciation and working together, Herb, NZ0F, expressed his thanks and appreciation to all the Hams involved in these worthy efforts.  I would appreciate similar reports from other volunteers in Missouri so I can share them with the MO ARRL Membership. 

          I have been contacted by the ARRL and told that there were no other candidates that submitted the required application to run for Missouri Section Manager.  I appreciate the support I have been given by the ARRL members across the State and I am honored to have the opportunity to again serve as the Missouri Section Manager for the 2017 and 2018.

                                      OCTOBER 2016 HAMFESTS

          The Micro Wave Update Conference / Convention will be held in St. Louis, MO October 13, 2016. The Microwave Update Conference is an annual event held since 1985.  It is dedicated to design, construction and operation of Microwave equipment. It is focused on, but not limited to, Amateur Radio on the microwave bands. The sponsors of the St. Louis Conference are Bob Sluder, N0IS, Mel Whitten, K0PFX, Jim Richardson, N5MU, & St. Louis Area Microwave Society. To get all the information about the MUD conference and ARRL Operating Specialty Convention use the link .

            The Southside Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held October 15, 2016 at St. Sabina Catholic Church 700 Trevis Avenue in Belton, MO 64012. You can learn more about the Hamfest at the SSARC website The Contact person is Dave Nienhuser, K0CMD his mail is at PO Box 701 Grandview, MO 64030 or contact him by Phone at 913-636-9696.  Dave’s e-mail for the hamfest is  Talk-In for the Hamfest 147.12+ (PL 151.4)

         The St. Louis Amateur Radio Club Halloween Hamfest will be held October 29, 2016 at the Kirkwood Community Center 111South Geyer Road in Kirkwood, MO.  The public contact person for the Hamfest is Bob Sluder, N0IS, 7511 Local Hillsboro Road Cedar Hill, MO 63016 Phone: 636-285-7605  Bob’s e-mail is

                                        NOVEMBER 2016 HAMFESTS

         Mark your calendar for Nov. 5th for the NARCfest 2016 in Nixa MO sponsored by the Nixa Amateur Radio Club. Check out their website  The flyer is filled with valuable information about the Hamfest.

         The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will be held Saturday November 12, 2016 in Kansas City, MO.   The Hamfest will be held at the Ararat Shrine Temple 5100 Ararat Drive near Eastwood Trafficway and I-435. Use the Raytown Amateur Radio Club Website: to find out more information.


         The Saint Louis and Suburban Radio Club’s September program was presented by Christopher Barber, WX5CW.  The program was designed to inspire new CW operators and to reignite older CW operators to explore the magic of operating CW. He discussed his early struggles with to CW to becoming a expert CW operator.  Christopher discussed the methods, tools and equipment that can help further an operator’s skills using CW

 Mr. Barber believes that CW is more than a mode, but truly an art to be enjoyed. 

         Larry Scantlian, KE0KZ, the Amateur Radio Parity Bill for Missouri will be re-filed this year he is leading an effort to put together a well organized campaign to get the legislation passed.  Larry believes that we will need a strong strategy and comprehensive plan to enlist the leaders from all over Missouri to Lobby every legislator, especially the House Majority leader. There will be a special Strategy/planning meeting on Wednesday October 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the Wentzville, MO VFW Post 5327.  Missouri State Representative Bryan Spencer, who sponsored the Bill in the last Legislative Session will be present to help organize our efforts.  We also need the active participation of other agencies like FEMA, SEMA, ARES, CERT, NWS, Police Chief’s Association, Fire Chief’s Association and others that utilize Amateur Radio as part of their strategic emergency planning.  To stay updated, you can use the facebook site

Herb Fiddick (NZØF)


         The Public information officer of the World War I Amateur Radio Club in Kansas City Herb Fiddick, NA0F, reported that the 11th WW1USA event was held this weekend. This event marked the close of our 3rd year of operation. Overall, 26 operators made 869 contacts with 49 states and 21 DXCC entities. The Station operated 4 modes - phone, CW, PSK31 and FM. The great weather, the great turnout, and the many hams from around the region that participated made this an excellent event for WW1USA. WW1USA has many thanks for the Raytown Amateur Radio Club, the sponsor for this event, the Ararat Shrine radio club who provided the crank-up tower, and for the many hams who operated and supported the event. We are very grateful for the continued support of the ham community in the KC Metro area and around the region. WW1USA events will continue in 2017. We are currently looking at 4 dates and will publish details on those soon. Announcements related to future operations will be made on Larrys List and for.  You can also check out their facebook  page at        


                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1217

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       263

Number of Ham Hours                 2371.82

Number of Public Service Events    22

Number of Ham Hours                   931

Number of Emergency Operations   5

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    27

Total ARES Operations this month   290

Total Ham Hours                              3329.82

8 out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 27 QNI 125  QTC 28  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 30 QNI 1215 QTC 197 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  4  QNI 175 QTC 4  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 3  QNI 24  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 72  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 72  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 60  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 30 QNI 362  QTC 14  Net Mgr. KE0ARR

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 109 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 30  QNI 490 QTC 32 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Benton Co ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 39  QTC  1  Net Mgr. KC0CNC

KC ARES Digital Sessions  4 QNI 43  QTC 14 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 55  QTC 5  Net Mgr. AD0OI

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 67  QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 30  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 7   QNI 30  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 4 QNI 113 QTC 2  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 31  QTC  3  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KC0YNS-1 Liaison   Sessions 1   QNI 1  QTC 334  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

AARC   Sessions  4    QNI 77    QTC  4  Net Mgr. KD0QCN

KD0HHN-1 liaison  Sessions 1  QNI  1  QTC 9 Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Howard Co Simplex  Sessions 4  QNI 28  QTC 0    Net Mgr. WD6BGN

Region 10 Cycle 12  Sessions 114   QNI 164   QTC 61  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

10th Region CW   Sessions 55   QNI 0  QTC 98  Net Mgr. W0SS

Totals         Sessions 254      QNI 3333       QTC 927



Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ

  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Dale Bagley

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI