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Missouri

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Section Name:
Missouri
Contact:
K0KY

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Midwest
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JUNE 2015 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
                             DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
ARRL Field Day 2015 will be held June 27th and 28th and is an
opportunity to practice the skills needed to provide communication in
case of an emergency or a disaster.  If an Amateur Radio operator wants
to know the location of a Field Day site in their area, they should
check out the ARRL Field Day Locator website. So far this year there
are over 21 MO Section clubs that have provided their locations using
this site.  A Club or individuals can add their operating location to
the Field Day Locator on the ARRL Website. The link is
http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator.
          Those Field Day Operations that want to send a Field Day
message to the Section Manager Dale Bagley, K0KY and/or the Section
Emergency Coordinator Jeff Young, KB3HF, can go to the MO Traffic net
on 3.963 MHz at 5:45, the MON Net (CW) on 3.585 MHz at 6:30 p.m or the
9:45 MON Session and list your Field Day Traffic. Usually traffic is
taken off net the frequency with the help of a volunteer assistant net
control. Dale and Jeff will do their best to take all of the Field Day
messages possible. Sometimes conditions make it difficult to hear
everyone, so the Field Day Operation can pass the traffic to a relay
station operator who can deliver it to the SM or SEC at a later time or
via e-mail. Winlink messages are acceptable for sending the SM or SEC
Field Day reports. Jeff Young’s, KB3HF, winlink address is
kb3hf@winlink.org.     
         Kay Craigie, N3KN, ARRL President is encouraging Amateur Radio
operators to contact their Congress Rep. to get them to co-sponsor H.R.
1301.  H.R.1301 is a bill that would if enacted, would direct the FCC
to extend the the reasonable accomodation protections to those amateurs
who are living in deed-restricted communities. Known as "CC&Rs"
(covenants, conditions and restrictions) these are the prohibitions and
limitations placed on properties by builders or home-owner associations
(HOAs) which prevent licensed Amateurs from erecting even modest
antennas.  In Missouri Blaine Luetkemeyer 3rd District Representative
and Sam Graves, 6th District Representatives are co-sponsors.  Amateurs
in those Congressional Districts need to send a thank you note to their
Representative. There are Six Missouri Congressional District
Representatives that are not yet signed on as a co-sponsor.  I’m sure
that if you live in one of those Congressional Districts you can
encourage your Representative to sign-on. The ideal way for members to
contact their Congressmen is to write personalized, signed paper
letters based on the sample letter on the ARRL web site at
www.arrl.org/hr-1301 and send them c/o ARRL. The address is:
ARRL  / Attn HR 1301 grassroots campaign
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
         Let’s try to be the first State to have all of our
Representatives as co-sponsors of H.R 1301. 
JULY 2015 HAMFEST
         The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring their
Hamfest on Saturday July 18, 2015.  The Hamfest will be held at the
Johnson County Fairgrounds that is located a couple miles west of
Warrensburg, MO on U.S. Highway 50. The website is
http://www.waarci.org/hamfest/hamfestflyer_2015.pdf the Talk-in will be
on 146.880 - offset (PL 107.2)  The Contact person is  Ken Smith , KO9R,
126 SW 400th Road Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone: 660-441-0007. The e-mail
is hamfest@waarci.org.
          The Zero Beaters ARC will be holding their Hamfest on Sunday
July 19, 2015 in Washington, MO at the Washington Elks Hall located at
5th and Grand. To learn more about this year’s Hamfest, check their
website http://www.zerobeaters.org  Talk-in is on 147.24+ (no PL tone)
You can also contact Bruce Serbus , KD0KCF, PO Box 277 Gray Summit, MO
63039.  Bruce is available by phone: 314-954-3199 or e-mail at
kdokcf@sbcglobal.net
AUGUST HAMFEST 2015
           The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club will be held on Aug. 9th
at the Elk’s Lodge located at 1163 Tom Ginnever Avenue in O’Fallon,
MO.  To learn more about the Hamfest go to http://wb0hsi.org . The
contact person is Renee Simon, KD0OTG.  She can be reached by mail at
10 Brave Frontier Court  Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 or by Phone at
636-978-8422.  Renee’s e-mail address is akaqb@charter.net.
         The Joplin Hamfest will be held on August 21st and 22nd at the
John Q. Hammons Trade Center in Joplin, MO.  This is always one of best
Hamfests you can attend.  There are always excellent forums,
outstanding Commercial Vendors and one of the best Ham flea markets.
This Hamfest draws Amateurs, Vendors and flea Market folks from four
States and it is inside an outstanding air conditioned facility.
Don’t miss this one.  If you need more info you can contact Jim
Scott, via wb0iyc@arrl.net.  Their flyer for the JARC Hamfest will soon
be available.

             AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS    KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
          The Nixa Amateur Radio Club newsletter the OPEN MIC reports
that this year they have secured the Missouri Highway Patrol White
Spartan mobile command center, which has a 70' pneumatic mast for the
club to utilize! They smell a killer 6-meter horizontal installation!
The bus will house the 6m station and 3 HF stations this year, plus the
AC will be on at full force! We plan on having a couple of tri-band
beams and a host of dipoles and possibly even a 40m vertical. Setup
begins at 7:30 a.m. and operations begin at 12:00 p.m..  If you would
like to be a part of the planning, please come out to the Saturday,
June 13th club meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Nixa Fire Station at 711 N Main
St.
          In addition to excellent meetings and programs, the St.
Charles Amateur Radio Club, considers the time before the "official
meeting" each month to be quite valuable. Jim Miller, KGØKP has been
holding some "Ham 101" classes for anyone who is interested. In April,
the session centered on good techniques for soldering coax connections.
Jim tries to have a new topic each month. In May, the focus will be on
installing crimp-on coax connectors. If you have a suggestion please
let him know. The pre meeting is also a great time for informal
conversations. Bob Perrey, AD0GF, and Rick Crockett, W0PC, are
available to discuss a vexing problem just before the general session.

         This past month I had some nice reminders of the fantastic
Missouri QSO 2015 sponsored by the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio
Society. My Post Office Box was full of QSL cards with SASEs from
Amateur Radio Stations that I contacted from Macon County during the
MOQP.  I’m sure that there were thousands of Amateurs around the
United States, and the World for that matter, that took advantage of
the golden opportunity to work some rare Missouri Counties.  I am very
impressed by all the Missouri operators and Radio Clubs that partnered
with the BEARS by promoting the MOQP and sponsoring category plaques.
Even more importantly my hat’s off to all the Hams that got on the
air and activated essentially every county in Missouri.  I’ll have
more to say about the MOQP later this year.  It would be a good idea to
mark our calendars with MOQP April 2nd and 3rd 2016, the dates of next
year’s event.
              SECTION ARES REPORT FOR MAY 2015
                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                  
                              
Total  # ARES Members                 1314
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       262
Number of Ham Hours                 2180.55
Number of Public Service Events    18
Number of Ham Hours                     147
Number of Emergency Operations   37 
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    423
Total ARES Operations this month  317
Total Ham Hours                            2750.55
9  out of 9 districts reporting
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS MAY 2015      LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 35 QNI 103  QTC 32  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1065 QTC 114 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN  Sessions  5  QNI 139 QTC 1  Net Mgr.  K0VET
Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 24  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 64  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 49  QTC 2  Net Mgr. KC0WGB
AARC  Sessions 4   QNI 59   QTC  2   Net Mgr KB0KWC
STL ARES  Sessions 8  QNI 80   QTC 4  Net Mgr. KB0H
Jackson County Sessions  6 QNI 97 QTC 1  Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 57  QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 410  QTC 8  Net Mgr. KD0WQW
WAARCI  Sessions 5 QNI 135 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 495 QTC 29 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 75   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 5 QNI 42  QTC 10 Net Mgr.  K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES  Sessions 8  QNI 64  QTC 5  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 71  QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County  ARC Sessions 4 QNI 36  QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY
District A ARES  Sessions 1  QNI 20  QTC  1  Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES  Sessions 7   QNI 23  QTC 0   Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 4 QNI 121 QTC 4  Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 27  QTC  7  Net Mgr. N0AJI
10th Region CW Sessions 50  QNI 0   QTC 121  Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region SSB Sessions 0  QNI 0   QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0VTT

Totals      Sessions 263    QNI 3251    QTC 347
10th Region Participation CW  42%  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

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • 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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  • Dennis McCarthy

    Public Info Coordinator

    Dennis John McCarthy AA0A

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Cecil Higgins

    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

  • 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

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF