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                             DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM

          November is a time for Thanksgiving.  I am sure that we are all thankful for all that we have and for our families and friends. In regard to Amateur Radio, one of the things that I’m most thankful is all the active Amateur Radio Clubs in the Missouri Section.  If one was to look through an entire year of the MO Section News they would see just how important a Radio Clubs are to the promotion of Amateur Radio.  It is the leadership and members of all our Amateur Radio Clubs that add so much to the Amateur Radio experience by sponsoring Hamfests, hosting Club picnics, conducting Amateur Radio License classes & Volunteer Exams and all of the other vital activities that keep the Heart of Amateur Radio beating.  When I represent the ARRL at a Hamfest or Convention I am always impressed with the great spirit of the Radio Club members that are working together to make their event a success.  Another good example of what can be accomplished by a Radio Club is the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society’s outstanding job of sponsoring the Missouri QSO Party.  Special Event stations in Missouri are almost always sponsored by local Radio Clubs. These Special Event Stations operations are great ways of getting new amateurs and veteran members on the air and operating.  If an Amateur Radio operator has the opportunity, they should become involved and participate in the activities of a Radio Club.   Radio Clubs provide a great opportunity for us to work together with other Amateur Radio operators.  A Radio Club helps us all become better Hams and it is vital to the promotion of Amateur Radio to our communities.  We all need to be thankful for Missouri Section’s Radio Clubs and supporting them whenever possible.

                           NOVEMBER 2014 HAMFEST REPORTS

           The Raytown Amateur Radio Club held their Hamfest on Saturday November 1, 2014. The Raytown Hamfest was a fun experience and there were lots of Ham gear to check out.  Associated Radio was available for those that wanted new rigs and accessories. The forums on Amateur Radio were well received.  I enjoyed visiting with Daniel Cole, KC0VYT, the Hamfest Coordinator and all the other members of the Raytown ARC.

         The Nixa Amateur Radio Club Hamfest was held November 8,2014 at the Nixa Event Center. This was the first Hamfest sponsored by the NARC and they did it up right. The tables were sold out and there were three major Amateur Radio dealers that had tables. I had nice visit with David Bowman, WB0QIR, and the chair of the publicity for the Hamfest.  David did an outstanding job of using the internet to let folks know about the event.  That job was made a lot easier when you can also bring attention to several outstanding forums. Bob Heil, K9EID presented a forum.  Bob is not only an outstanding commercial and Amateur Radio audio expert, but he is one of the best in the business of promoting Amateur Radio. The forum by James Adkins, KB0NHX, an expert on Repeaters and Repeater Linking, was very well done and everyone was discussing it at the Hamfest.  Congratulations to the Nixa ARC on their outstanding first Hamfest.


          The Heart of America Radio Club has shifted the election of their 2015 officers to November to avoid holding the election during their December Christmas Holiday meeting.  The HARC supported the Woman’s Triathlon that was held Sept. 13th at Kill Creek Park in Olathe, KS.  At their September meeting, Craig Schley, KA0FSP, demonstrated how to install the Ubuntu Linus operating system into a computer.  Jim Pendergast, a former HARC member who was moving to St. Louis has donated a Vertex Standard VX-150 to the Club.

          The Macon County Amateur Radio Club held their Special Event honoring Amateur Radio operator and author Lester Dent, W0CBL. Lester Dent was the creator of the first Super Hero Doc Savage.  Mr. Dent lived a life of adventure that could be described as similar to a real life Indiana Jones.   The MCARC set-up in Lester Dent’s home town of La Plata, MO and made a total of nearly 200 Special Event QSOs.  The Club is planning to hold the W0D special event in 2015.


     In October 2014, the National World War I Museum ARC, was approved as an ARRL Affiliated club by the ARRL Executive Committee.  The club has been very busy in 2014.  They sponsored an ARRL Field Day station and using the club’s call, WW1USA, they have been doing an excellent job commemorating the Centennial of what is often called the Great War, World War I.  The NWWIARC, is preparing for the December 27th  and 28th rememberance of the Christmas Truce of 1914.  The National World War I Museum ARC works well with the Amateur Radio Clubs and individuals in the Kansas City area. They have been very successful in promoting the WWI Museum.

       The Howell County ARC has an excellent Facebook page.  Larry Wilson, K0RWL, reports that the HCARC will be holding their Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 9 at 5:30pm at the Ozark Café in West Plains, MO.   The Club meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the Howell County EOC in West Plains, MO.    



JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                   

Total  # ARES Members                 1320

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       246

Number of Ham Hours                 1902.48

Number of Public Service Events      29

Number of Ham Hours                    587.5

Number of Emergency Operations   7  

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.  43 

Total ARES Operations this month 282

Total Ham Hours                          2532.98

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 37 QNI 94  QTC 28  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1214 QTC 226 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  7  QNI 270 QTC 5  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 23  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KD0PLS

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 5  QNI 106  QTC 5  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

AARC  Sessions 4   QNI 36   QTC  1   Net Mgr KB0KWC

TLARC   Sessions 1   QNI 2 QTC 247 Net Mgr. KB0OFD

Jackson County Sessions  4 QNI 77 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

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

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 388  QTC 9  Net Mgr. WD0WQW

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 118 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 595 QTC 27 Net Mgr. N0TPE

St. Francois Co ARES Sessions 2  QNI 21  QTC 0  Net Mgr. AI0U

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  7 QNI 167   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions 8 QNI 40  QTC 18 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES  Sessions 10  QNI 69  QTC 6  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 105  QTC 5 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County  ARC Sessions 5 QNI 33  QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

District A ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 49  QTC  0  Net Mgr. N4RZB

District E ARES  Sessions 9   QNI 49  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 126 QTC 5  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 5  QNI 43  QTC  43  Net Mgr. N0AJI

10th Region CW Sessions 59  QNI 0   QTC 165  Net Mgr. K0VTT

10th Region SSB Sessions 23  QNI 0   QTC 42  Net Mgr. K0VTT


Totals      Sessions 316    QNI 3778    QTC 864

10th Region Participation CW  71%  K9ZTV,  ND0N, W0SJS, W0FCE

                                                                         Net Mgr. W0SS

10th Region Participation SSB 83%  NA0OO, KB0OFD, KB0GWY

                                                                         Net Mgr. K0VTT



Missouri Officials

  • Dale Bagley

    Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Dennis McCarthy

    Public Info Coordinator

    Dennis John McCarthy AA0A

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • 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

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG