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                   JULY 2015 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                             DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM

         Field Day 2015 was an excellent opportunity to showcase Amateur Radio to the community and provide practical hands on experience that can be utilized during actual disasters or emergencies.  I appreciate the efforts of the net control operators on the MO Traffic Nets to facilitate the handling of Section Manager and Section Emergency Coordinator traffic.  One of the important upgrades in Field Day, in recent years, is the improved messaging through TV news, print news outlets and social media. I don’t know if every MO Section Field Day operation experienced a rain storm during Field Day this year but, at my club’s Field Day site, the rain seems to arrive on schedule like the buzzards returning to Hinckley Ohio.  I hope everyone had a safe, fun and productive Field Day 2015 and are looking forward to an even better Field Day 2016.

         One of the areas where Amateur Radio gets exposure to the general public is at Public Service events.  Amateur Radio operators and Radio Clubs volunteer and bring their skills, equipment and knowledge to helping provide public safety and event communications all over the State of Missouri.  Mike Bellinger, K0UAA, reports that The Heart of America Amateur Radio Club and others in the Kansas City area help with area Triathlon & Duathlon.  Jill Hathaway, the event manager of the Kansas City Tour de Cure, expressed her thanks for the incredible support of the 2015 Wheels to Weston and the support of Kansas City area Amateur Radio operators volunteered to assist with safety and communication logistics.  The St. Louis Suburban Radio Club provides communications support for events such as the ADA Tour de Cure, Lupus WolfRide GranFondo, and the Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride.  The MO Section News likes to pass on information about a Radio Club’s efforts to participate in Public Service Events.  If your club is helping with these events, let either the Section Manager know or contact MO Affiliated Club Coordinator  Keith Haye, WE0G and let us know.


         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 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

          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  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


           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 . 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

         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 will be over 250 tables in 30,000 sq. ft. A/C facility. 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 the Outdoor Cookout from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday evening.  If you need more info you can contact Jim Scott, via  The flyer for the JARC Hamfest is in the mail to ARRL Affiliated Clubs and can be viewed at .



            The June issue of the St. Charles Amateur Radio Club reported that SCARC member Rick Crockett, W0PC gave a presentation at the May meeting of the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club. Rick led the group through a session on remote control of his "home station". He showed the group just how easy remote control is with today's equipment and software.

          In an effort to save money, the FCC no longer will be supplying a printed Amateur Radio license on their special paper, but they have made it possible for all Hams to print their own "Official Copy" of their license. In an effort to help SCARC members, Rick Crockett, W0PC has developed a step-by-step guide to help Amateurs navigate the FCC website and obtain an official copy. That guide is available on the SCARC website. Just look for "Print Your Ham License Official Copy". You can look at his guide at

     The St. Louis Suburban Radio Club newsletter the Printed Circuit reports that there are some changes coming to the 146.850 repeater. Chris Barber,WX5CW, the chair of the engineering committee gave an update on the recent committee meeting: Antennas on 146.850 repeater are being replaced in the near future and Internet access will occur in about 30 days. The repeater is being replaced with Yaesu DR-1X which is a fusion repeater and will allow full MESH integration. Goal is to have all club repeaters switched over. 

         David Mueller, AC0WI, reported in the CARL Spark Gaps Newsletter that the Callaway Amateur Radio League will be participating in the 2015 Callaway Youth Expo that is held annually at the Auxvasse Lions Club Park in Auxvasse, MO.  This event involves youth in the 4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts programs. Dave Phillips, KC0LYA, reported that the antenna, radios and other necessary equipment will be set-up Thursday July 9th at 9:00 a.m..  The CARL Club meeting will be held at the Callaway Youth Expo at 7:00 p.m. on the same day. 


                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1315

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       302

Number of Ham Hours                 3738.93

Number of Public Service Events    53

Number of Ham Hours                     1280

Number of Emergency Operations   45 

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    576.8

Total ARES Operations this month   400

Total Ham Hours                            5603.73

9  out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 30 QNI 93  QTC 12  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 30 QNI 958 QTC 122 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  4  QNI 147 QTC 1  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 5  QNI 27  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KD0PLS

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 62  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 55  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0WGB

AARC  Sessions 7   QNI 51   QTC  0   Net Mgr KB0KWC

STL ARES  Sessions 15  QNI 96   QTC 10  Net Mgr. KB0H

Jackson County Sessions  4 QNI 74 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 59  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 30 QNI 428  QTC 1  Net Mgr. KD0WQW

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 114 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 30  QNI 522 QTC 27 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Randolph Co ARESS Sessions 4 QNI 24  QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 75   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 31  QTC 13 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES  Sessions 12  QNI 77  QTC 4  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 57  QTC 9 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 35   QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District A ARES  Sessions 1  QNI 10  QTC  1  Net Mgr. N4RZB

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

Hannibal ARES Sessions 9 QNI 156 QTC 7  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 34  QTC  7  Net Mgr. N0AJI

Benton County  Sessions 4  QNI 58  QTC 1  Net Mgr. KD0CNC

10th Region CW Sessions 56  QNI 0   QTC 134  Net Mgr. W0SS

10th Region SSB Sessions 22  QNI 0   QTC 41  Net Mgr. K0VTT


Totals      Sessions 307    QNI 3276    QTC 400

10th Region Participation CW  53%  K9ZTV,  ND0N, W0SJS,

                                                                         Net Mgr. W0SS

10th Region Participation SSB    5%  KB0GWY

                                                                         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