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                                           MARCH 2017

                                  MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                               Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MO SM

            The news this Tuesday March 7th was filled with reports about a storm system moving across KS, MO, and IA, and causing damage to buildings and injury to some of those that lived in the path of this powerful storm.  One of the hardest hit communities was Oak Grove, which is about 25 miles east of Kansas City.   Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, visited Oak Grove and saw the 483 damaged homes and 10 or so impacted commercial buildings.  He declared a Missouri State of Emergency to deal with the issues related to the storm.  It is very clear to me that Amateur Radio Emergency Services is a vital part of the Emergency Services effort to provide protection and evaluate the damage after an event has occurred.  Missouri is fortunate to have so many of its Amateur Radio Community that are also active ARES members.  Jeff Young, KB3HF, is doing a great job leading the Missouri Section ARES program.  He is assisted by nine District Emergency Coordinators and an amazing number of Emergency Coordinators.  If you want to become part of the Missouri ARES program, it would be a good idea to check with your County Emergency Coordinator.  If you don’t have a County EC, you might give the District EC a call. A good place to start would be the Missouri ARES website .


                                   MARCH HAMFEST 2017

           The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society is holding their Spring Hamfest on March 25, 2017 at the Mount Vernon Arts and Recreation Center located on 822 W. Mount Vernon Blvd.  There are several great forums this year including one by Bob Heil, K9EID, at 9:00 Glenn Schulz, W9IQ, will give the low down on SWR & Feedline Loss. A program on using an Antenna Analyzer will begin at 10:15  and at 11:00 the District D ARES meeting will be held.  There are some great Commercial Vendors planning to attend and there will be lots of Flea Market tables to look over.  Contact Mike Sanders K0AZ at  or Bob Myers at  for more information and check out the Website about the Hamfest at

                                     APRIL HAMFEST 2017

           The Four State QRP Group will be holding their annual Conference on April 7th and 8th at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center 3050 Green Mountain Drive in Branson, MO 65615.  To get the latest information, check out their website .  Pre-registration is starting soon.  You can also contact Ed Meyer, WG5F 1350 S. 99th E. Ave. Tulsa, OK 74128  Phone 918-232-5194 or by e-mail .

          The Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club is holding their Hamfest on April 17, 2017 at the Ararat Shrine Temple 5100 Ararat Drive Kansas CIty, MO 64101 Public Contact: Joseph Russell , KØWVU, 1600 S. Skyline

Drive Liberty, MO 64068, Phone: 816-215-9836 Email: .


         The Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society has updated their website with the new information about the Missouri QSO Party.  If you are planning to activate a county you can register your efforts and check to see what counties will have operations.  You can look at the website link at   Check out the 2017 rules and you will find suggested operating frequencies, how to get the SHOW ME 1x1 certificate, the correct codes for each county or Canadian province, the various categories for competition and much more.  Mark your Calendar for April 1st and 2nd and be part of the biggest Party in Missouri. 

Craig Schley, KA0FSP, HARC Vice-President announced that the Heart of America Radio Club will be hosting their annual "Chili Cook-off and Membership Drive".  Craig noted this is one of our favorite Club activities and the event is a great place to make new friends, have a wonderful dinner, and fellowship. Amateurs are invited to attend and bring your chili and your appetite! The Meeting will be held Tuesday March 21st, 7:00pm at the American Red Cross Headquarters, 211 W Armour Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111 Prizes will be a $25 Gift Certificate to Associated Radio for 1st Place, and a $15 Gift Certificate for 2nd place.  If you need further information on the location of the meeting you can use the Talk-in on the 146.97 repeater, call W0RR. There is free parking in the rear of the building. If you would like to enter the Chili-Cook-off please contact Craig, KA0FSP at

      At the Macon County Amateur Radio Club and the Macon Area Repeater Council February meeting  Scott Bigham, N0DBM, was elected as the new President of M.A.R.C. and Matt Chambers, NR0Q, will be the Repeater group’s Vice-President.  Charles Roberts, WB0HLW, was selected to continue as Secretary/Treasurer. The MCARC has reserved W0D, for the Lester Dent – Doc Savage Special event on October 7th and 8th  2017.  This will be the 5th year for their LD-DS Special Event and it will be held at the Macon, MO Blees Park Roundhouse this year.  If a contact is made you can send a SASE and get their 2016 Lester Dent-Doc Savage Certificate. The MCARC Volunteer Exam Session will be held March 19th at the Macon City Community Development Building on Rollins Street at 1:00 p.m.



                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1271

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       188

Number of Ham Hours                 2045.61

Number of Public Service Events    21

Number of Ham Hours                   173

Number of Emergency Operations   6

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    88

Total ARES Operations this month   215

Total Ham Hours                              2306.61

8 out of 9 districts reporting




MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 23 QNI 100  QTC 48  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 28 QNI 1319 QTC 134 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  4  QNI 203 QTC 3  Net Mgr.  KD0CNC

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 38  QTC 3  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL  Sessions 4  QNI  76  QTC  4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 67  QTC 2  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Jackson County  Sessions 4  QNI 73  QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 57  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 28 QNI 404  QTC 6  Net Mgr. KE0ARR

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 96 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 28  QNI 442 QTC 26 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Benton Co ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 50  QTC  1  Net Mgr. KC0CNC

Mid MO ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 72 QTC 0  Net Mgr. WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions  4 QNI 38  QTC 16 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 57  QTC 5  Net Mgr. AD0OI

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 85  QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX

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

District E ARES  Sessions 7   QNI 33  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 140 QTC 5  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 45  QTC  1  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KD0HHN-1 liaison  Sessions 1  QNI  1  QTC 147 Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Howard Co Simplex  Sessions 4  QNI 38  QTC 0    Net Mgr. WD6BGN

10th Region CW Sessions 49  QNI 0  QTC 131  Net Mgr  W0SS

Totals                       Sessions 231   QNI 3465     QTC 537


Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • 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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  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG