MARCH 2015 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
If you are a Missouri Section Club officer you need to make sure that your Club updates your ARRL Affiliation information for 2015. This can be done by going to the list of Affiliated Clubs and finding your club’s page. You just click on the name of the club and up will come the information about the club. In the upper right there is a very small edit link. Click there and make the necessary changes and at the bottom of the page push the submit button. The club list is found at http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club . This needs to be done yearly if possible.
With the arrival of spring there will bring an increase in the risk of tornadoes and floods. The Amateur Radio Emergency Services is a vital resource for the assistance of served agencies in the Communities and Counties of Missouri. If you are not currently active in the ARES program in your County and would like to help out, contact your county Emergency Coordinator. If you live in a County that does not have an Emergency Coordinator, you might consider taking the ARRL training course on Emergency Communications and volunteering to be the EC for your County. The site is located at http://www.arrl.org/emergency-communications-training .
This is my last chance in the MO Section News to remind everyone about the Missouri QSO Party that will be held April 4, 2015 to April 5, 2015. The MOQSO Party is sponsored by the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society. This event is one of the most exciting operating events in the MO Section and a really fun way to spend a weekend operating your station. There have been some important changes in the rules and you can check out all of the rules at the link http://www.w0ma.org/mo_qso_party/Rules/MOQP-Rules-2015.pdf . The top scores of each class will receive a plaque and the popular SHOW-ME Certificate is part of this year’s event.
APRIL HAMFESTS 2015
The Ozark Amateur Radio Society will be holding its springtime Hamfest on April 11, 2015 at the Pate Early Learning Center. The Pate Center is located at 400 Terrace Drive in Aurora, MO 65605. You can learn more about the OARS Hamfest at Website http://www.w0oar.com. The contact person for the Hamfest is Mike Sanders, K0AZ can be contacted at 18169 Highway 174 Mount Vernon, MO 65712, by Phone: 417-466-0401 or Email: email@example.com. The Talk-In: 146.97 repeater CSQ
The Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club’s Hambash, is one of the largest Hamfest in west central Missouri and will be held on April 18th at the Ararat Shrine Temple located at 5100 Ararat Drive in Kansas City, MO 64101. There are always some great forums, V.E. Testing, a large diverse Flea Market and several top of the line Commercial Vendors at this Hamfest. For Advanced Tickets you can send an SASE to David Hinkley, KA0SOG, David’s address is 1221 SE 11th Street Lees Summit, MO 6408. To make a Table Reservations or for additional Information you can send a SASE to: Dave Michael WAØNXD, 3361 Blue Ridge Blvd. Independence, MO. 64052 Demichael38@hotmail.com or by phone at 816.254.9011. The Talk-In repeater is 145.13-.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
The Heart of America Radio Club held their annual Chili Cook-off. Members brought their favorite pot of Chili to be judged at the meeting at the American Red Cross office on Armour Blvd. Craig Schley, KA0FSP, was in charge of the event. Prizes were an Associated Radio gift certificate of $25.00 for first place and $15.00 for second. The HARC voted to donate $50.00 to the American Red Cross in memory of Mac McClure, N0HXT, who was a dedicated volunteer for the Red Cross.
The St. Louis Suburban Radio Club reported in their Newsletter the Printed Circuit, that they had conducted what they called Project Outreach. A Home Schooled group in St. Charles attended a class on "Getting started in Amateur Radio" last year. The class was led by Cliff Rozar, KCØSDV. Tina Hicks, KDØOZE assisted in the fox hunt and antenna building. The class met once a week starting in September 2014 and ended December 18. The students ranged in age from 8-16. Even though it did not include Amateur radio license testing, the class held a "fox hunt" and found the fox using a tape measure beam antenna they constructed as a class project. They also built a copper VHF j-pole, and practiced CW by sending messages to each other.
During the antenna building project, each of them learned to solder (with a propane torch), measure, and cut the correct length of the antenna elements. The antennas were tested using the nearby 145.330 repeater by speaking with several hams, including Tom Frank, KØHHB, Bob Rowlands, KØRWR and Art Bode, Jr., NØJNC.
Rick Crockett, W0PC, reports that the St. Charles Amateur Radio Club is hosting another Amateur Extra license class beginning on Wednesday March 25th and last Only 10 weeks. Just phone St. Charles Community College at 636-922-8233 and they can enroll you over the phone. Students must provide their own textbooks. You can purchase them thru the club at the meeting or thru your favorite book seller. There is a $10.00 course fee. The last class is the VE Exam Session where everyone should be able to pass easily. Rick’s not saying the class is easy… it’s not. But, doing the assigned reading in the book and asking question about things you don’t understand in class will make it as easy as it can be.
The Northside Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring Technician Amateur Radio classes starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 10th and every Tuesday ending on March 205th. Following the course a Volunteer Exam Session will be held at the Moreau Fire Hall located at 1 Industrial Park Drive in Eldon, MO. The NARC serves the Central Missouri area in and around the Lake of the Ozark.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2015
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1163
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 244
Number of Ham Hours 1823.55
Number of Public Service Events 10
Number of Ham Hours 35
Number of Emergency Operations 3
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 42
Total ARES Operations this month 257
Total Ham Hours 1900.55
8 out of 9 districts reporting
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS FEBRUARY 2015 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 19 QNI 32 QTC 37 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 28 QNI 1295 QTC 155 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 4 QNI 239 QTC 2 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 4 QNI 19 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4 QNI 58 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Session 4 QNI 68 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KC0WGB
AARC Sessions 4 QNI 40 QTC 0 Net Mgr KB0KWC
TLARC Sessions 1 QNI 2 QTC 296 Net Mgr. KB0OFD
Jackson County Sessions 5 QNI 112 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 73 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 27 QNI 410 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0WQW
WAARCI Sessions 4 QNI 116 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 28 QNI 596 QTC 28 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 4 QNI 82 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 55 QTC 8 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 10 QNI 56 QTC 6 Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 58 QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 4 QNI 39 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 41 QTC 1 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 8 QNI 48 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 4 QNI 131 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4 QNI 29 QTC 1 Net Mgr. N0AJI
St. Clair ARES Sessions 3 QNI 17 QTC 1 Net Mgr. WA5ICX
Benton County Sessions 3 QNI 46 QTC 1 Net Mgr KD0CNC
10th Region CW Sessions 56 QNI 0 QTC 120 Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region SSB Sessions 20 QNI 0 QTC 105 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 259 QNI 3708 QTC 764
10th Region Participation CW 56% K9ZTV, ND0N, W0SJS, W7FB
Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region Participation SSB 100% NA0OO, KB0OFD, KB0GWY W0TCW
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Assistant Section ManagerCecil B. Higgins AC0HA
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Public Info CoordinatorDennis John McCarthy AA0A
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Technical CoordinatorWayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA