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                                                MAY 2017

                                  MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                                      Cecil Higgins, AC0HA

          The Flooding that has devastated many of the communities in the Southern part of Missouri has been a focus of my attention.  I have to complement all the Amateur Radio operators and the ARES leadership that has been do dedicated during this trying time.  I’ll be giving a more detailed review of the involvement in a future MO Section News.

          I want to thank the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society for their sponsorship of the Missouri QSO Party.   This year there were 211 unique logs submitted to the BEARS that will be used to determine the rankings within the different categories. Ward Silver, N0AX, reported on Face book that he and Ellen had a great time rambling around the SW MO counties starting in the lower-left corner of McDonald and winding up in the town where my brother went to college, Fayette, in Howard county. Final tally was 26 counties activated and about 1050 miles traveled. 972 QSOs by 58 multipliers for 98,600 points.  George Mackus, AB0RX, was right on target when he posted that the sun played an April fool’s joke on us all. And suggest that we read ARRL online Article on Solar Flares that occurred on April 1 and 2..  When all the logs are processed we will be publishing the results of the plaque winners in the MO Section News.

                                          JULY HAMFEST 2017

        The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held July 15, 2017 at the Chrest Ridge Middle School located on 92 NW 58 Highway in Centerview, MO 64019.    To Learn more about this year’s WAARC Hambest you can go to their website or contact Kenneth Smith, KO9R, 126 SW 400th Road Warrensburg, MO 64093, Phone: 660-441-0007 Email:

        The Zero Beaters Amateur Radio Club are sponsoring the Washington Hamfest on July 16, 2017 at the Elks Hall located at 1459 West 5th Street Washington, MO 63090.  The Website is or Contact Bruce Serbus, KD0KCF PO Box 277 Gray Summit, MO 63039  by Phone: 314-954-3199 or by e-mail at


                Herb Fiddick, NZØF, reports that the April 29th and 30th  WW1USA event at the WWI Memorial in Kansas City, was the 13th WW1USA event and in spite of generally bad band conditions, they ended up with 1515 contacts. Those contacts spanned 49 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 37 countries. Through 13 events, we have logged over 15,500 contacts. Almost all (96%) of our contacts were on 20 meters due to conditions. WW1USA is only possible through the active participation of many individuals in many roles. A total of 29 operators were involved in the "on air" activities and a number of other JCRAC club members and WW1USA team members provided other support. Herb, on behalf of WW1USA, thanked all who participated or made contact this past weekend. WW1USA invite all area hams to participate in upcoming WW1USA events. The next event is July 22-23, 2017.

          Just in case you missed it, the Midwest Division Newsletter reported that the Mid MO Amateur Radio Club (MMARC) in Jefferson City, MO hosted a General License Class on two successive Saturdays, April 22 and 29 from 9am to 4pm each day. The only charge for this class was $30.00 to cover the cost of the student manuals. The classes were held in Conference Room C in the Health Plaza of St. Mary's Hospital, 2505 Mission Drive in Jefferson City. Instructors are members of MMARC. The license course was for persons currently holding a Technician License who are interested in upgrading to General. The contact person for the class was Bob Heald, W0XII.

         Raytown ARC is one of the more active organization in the Kansas City Area.  The RARC sponsor ARRL Field Day Activities, weekly member socials, a 2-m net, club picnics, special radio events, and several other activities.  One of the activities that is so helpful to an Amateur Radio Community in the area is their ELMER project.  Qualified and knowledgeable RARC members will assist those needing help with issues that relate to Amateur Radio. This includes everything from Antenna Theory and Design, Amateur Satellite Communications to kit building.  To check out the whole list check out their website at

                 SECTION ARES REPORT FOR APRIL 2017

                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                   

Total  # ARES Members                 1273

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       205

Number of Ham Hours                 2106.29

Number of Public Service Events    19

Number of Ham Hours                   192

Number of Emergency Operations   46

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    454

Total ARES Operations this month   270

Total Ham Hours                              2752.29

9 out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 29 QNI 113  QTC 23  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 30 QNI 1156 QTC 141 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  5  QNI 187 QTC 1  Net Mgr.  KD0CNC

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 35  QTC 3  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL  Sessions 4  QNI  60  QTC  2  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 48  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Jackson County  Sessions 4  QNI 75  QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 62  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 30 QNI 369  QTC 3  Net Mgr. KE0AR

WAARCI  Sessions  5   QNI 149   QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 30  QNI 461 QTC 29 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Benton Co ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 58  QTC  1  Net Mgr. KC0CNC

Mid MO ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 26 QTC 0  Net Mgr. WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions  5 QNI 51  QTC 10 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 52  QTC 16  Net Mgr. AD0OI

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 69  QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 5  QNI 47  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 6   QNI 26  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 114 QTC 4  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 5  QNI 24  QTC  2  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KD0HHN-1 liaison  Sessions 1  QNI  1  QTC 210 Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Totals                       Sessions 190   QNI 3186     QTC 239

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