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                             DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM

          Best wishes for a joyous Holiday Season and one of the best New Year’s ever.

          I want to express my thanks to Cliff Ahrens, K0CA, the outgoing Midwest Director, for the great job he has done and for how helpful he has been in resolving issues that I have brought to his attention.  We are fortunate to have someone as experienced and as dedicated to Amateur Radio as Rob Blocksome, K0DAS, taking the reins of the Midwest Division as Director in 2015. 

          I am proud to announce that Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, of Seymour MO, has been appointed as an Assistant Section Manager for Missouri.  The area that Cecil will function is mainly in Southwest, MO.  Mr. Higgins has been the District Emergency Coordinator for District D since 2011. He was an essential part of the ARES response to the Joplin Tornado.  I have known Cecil for many years and I know he will do an excellent job representing the ARRL and the Missouri Section.

          Larry Staples, W0AIB, is one of the leading Amateurs in the Kansas City area and is outstanding at promoting Amateur Radio.  Larry also the creator of an e-mail site called Larry’s List. Larry’s e-mail list distributes information about Amateur Radio throughout the Midwest.  Larry recently published an editorial that struck a note with me and I feel it is worth passing on a portion of it along to those who didn’t have the opportunity to see it. The issue he comments on is the phenomena of why a significant number of individuals pass their Amateur Radio license exams and never become an active part of the Amateur Radio community.  What follows is a part of some of Larry’s thought’s on that issue and some ideas on how we can advance the process of making Hams out of inactive licensees.

1. Shyness is a major cause of poor assimilation into the mainstream of ham radio, and must be overcome.
2. Volunteer examiners should get basic contact information for use of mentors. A list of the new hams should be sent to Larry’s List for publications and welcoming into amateur radio.
3. Mentors need to be recruited. A coordinator would connect the newly licensed ham to an appropriate mentor.
4. Newly licensed hams need to be contacted by a potential mentor soon after the call sign is assigned. This mentor would, welcome the newbie to amateur radio, invite him or her to a local club meeting, and offer to be host.
5. Each new ham would be given a packet of information by the Volunteer Examiner. The packet would contain information about local clubs and mentors.
6. Invitations should be issued for visits to ham shacks. An “Open Shacks” program might be established by the clubs.

                                  JANUARY HAMFESTS 2015

          The Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio Group is sponsoring their annual Hamfest January 3, 2015.   The Hamfest will be held at the Brighton Assembly of God Church annex located at 5403 Highway F in Brighton, MO 65617.  If you are in the Springfield, MO area you can take I-44 exit 77 and travel north about 12 miles on Route 13 to Brighton.  
For more information or to get a table, you can contact Mike Ballantyne, KC5MNP,  530 Wall Street Walnut Grove, MO 65770, Phone: 417-788-8882 e-mail:  You might want to look at the OMAR website:  The talk-in is on 147.225+ (PL 162.2).


             The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, Winterfest 2015 will be held January 24, 2015, at the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive, in Collinsville, IL 62234. Winterfest is one of the largest Hamfest in the Midwest and has sold out their tables every year. If you sign up for a table, there will only be one chair/table, if necessary, you will need to bring an additional chair.  To get more information about the 2015 Winterfest, check out the website at . The talk-in is on 146.760. Bill Coby, KB0MWG, is the SLSRC Winterfest contact person.  You can contact Bill by mail at P.O. Box 2233 St. Louis, MO 63139, at his Phone 314-504-1104 or his e-mail:



          Heart of America Radio Club, Macon County Amateur Radio Club,  National World War I Museum ARC, Howell County ARC

          The Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days  Special Event will be held Jan 3-Jan 5, 1400Z-0200Z. The Station, N0J, is sponsored by the Lake Ozark Amateur Radio Club, The Lake of the Ozark Eagle Days event will operate on the following frequencies in MHz 21.300 14.320 7.240.   After you work the Special Event, send your QSL to Glenn Commons, 103 Helinda Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 and please send SAE with $1.00 for the 8.5" x 11" certificate.

         The Hannibal Amateur Radio Club voted at their November meeting to select their “Member of the Year” award recipient. The Award will be presented at the Club Dinner, the second week in February. Cliff Ahrens, K0CA, reported results for Field Day 2014. The results were published in QST for December, and the Hannibal ARC did well in the 2F category which is two transmitters operating at an Emergency Operations Center. We finished first in Missouri. We had 667 contacts, 2 stations (plus the GOTA station) 14 operators and total points of 3324.

         Many of the Missouri Section Radio Clubs are celebrating together during the Christmas Holiday Season.  I want to wish you all a wonderful

Holiday and a Happy New Year.


JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1321

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       245

Number of Ham Hours                 2064.0

Number of Public Service Events      21

Number of Ham Hours                    406.5

Number of Emergency Operations   6 

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.  16 

Total ARES Operations this month 272

Total Ham Hours                          2487.4

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 32 QNI 102  QTC 40  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 30 QNI 1350 QTC 147 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  5  QNI 298 QTC 2  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 18  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KD0PLS

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 65  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 50  QTC 3  Net Mgr. KC0WGB

AARC  Sessions 4   QNI 35   QTC  1   Net Mgr KB0KWC

TLARC  Sessions 1   QNI 2 QTC 167 Net Mgr. KB0OFD

Jackson County Sessions  5 QNI 101 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 64  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 30 QNI 379  QTC 0  Net Mgr. WD0WQW

WAARCI  Sessions 5 QNI 131 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 30  QNI 525 QTC 27 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 70   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions 7 QNI 49  QTC 13 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES  Sessions 8  QNI 54  QTC 7  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 46  QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County  ARC Sessions 3 QNI 22  QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

District A ARES  Sessions 1  QNI 28  QTC  1  Net Mgr. N4RZB

District E ARES  Sessions 8   QNI 56  QTC 3   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 4 QNI 122 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 26  QTC  3  Net Mgr. N0AJI

10th Region CW Sessions 58  QNI 0   QTC 128  Net Mgr. K0VTT

10th Region SSB Sessions 19  QNI 0   QTC 89  Net Mgr. K0VTT


Totals      Sessions 278    QNI 3593    QTC 639

10th Region Participation CW  63%  K9ZTV,  ND0N, W0SJS, W0FCE

                                                                         Net Mgr. W0SS

10th Region Participation SSB 89%  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

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • Cecil Higgins

    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • Dennis McCarthy

    Public Info Coordinator

    Dennis John McCarthy AA0A

  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Wayland Mc Kenzie

    Technical Coordinator

    Wayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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