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                AUGUST 2016   

                          MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                       Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MOSM

         I want to thank the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club for the excellent effort they made for this year’s Hamfest.  There were several commercial vendors like Associated Radio, D & L, BridgeCom Systems and others. I enjoyed the opportunity to present a program on the ARRL and the ARES program.  The Missouri – Kansas Regional Council of Clubs held their official meeting at 10:00am. The WAARC raffled off a Henry Golden Boy .22 mag rifle (a $500 value) as a fund raiser to help purchase our Communications Tower in Holden, Missouri, and the Raffle drawing was held at the WAARC Hamfest. The attendance was great and I had the opportunity to visit with lots of Amateur Radio operators.  I believe that Ken Smith, K09R, Keith Raihala, N0VJ, and the rest of the Warrensburg Hamfest committee should be congratulated for this year’s Hamfest.   If you are working outside on Antenna or other projects, don’t forget to stay hydrated.

          I want to pass on, to the Missouri ARRL members, some Club and individual repeater related information. The Directors of the MO Repeater Council announced that the Missouri Repeater Council’s Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 11:00 am, at the Boone Electric Coop's community meeting room. Boone Electric is located at 1413 Rangeline Street, Columbia, MO. This is the same location as in recent past years. All repeater Trustees and Contact individuals are invited.  If you are a Repeater Trustee or Contact person for a repeater, you should be at this meeting if possible.

                              AUGUST 2016 HAMFESTS

         The St Charles ARC Hamfest will be held at the Elks Lodge
1163 Tom Ginnever Avenue
in O’Fallon, MO on Sunday August 14th. For more information go to

         This year’s Joplin Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be Saturday August 27th at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center located at 3535 Hammons Blvd in Joplin, MO 64801.  The website is: The Public Contact for the Hamfest is Jim Johannes , N0ZSQ, PO Box 2983 Joplin, MO 64803.  You can also contact Jim by phone at 417-437-9547 or by e-mail at


         The WW1USA Amateur Radio Club at the National World War I Museum began June 2014.  Since then they have made a huge impact on Amateur Radio in the Kansas City region.   They have increased awareness of the First World War and its Centennial Commemoration. They have also helped to create awareness of the mission of the WWI Museum and they have provided a positive image of Amateur Radio to the Public.  Since WW1USA was activated there have been 10 operations, they have contacted over 12,000 Hams throughout the world and there have been over 33,000 look-ups on their QRZ page.  Their events are low key and operators spend lots of time talking to those visiting the Museum.  Amateur Radio Clubs and individuals volunteer to assist with the operations that are held about 4 times per year.  Congratulations to the Club president Robert Wilson, W1WWI, for his leadership and to Herb Fiddick, NZ0F, who does a great job getting the information out about the WW1USA group.

          The Hannibal Amateur Radio Club President Don Vary, KD0HHN, reports that the HARC Technician class is shaping up nicely and will be starting this Saturday. As of this date, they have 11 students signed up, with 3 from the Quincy area, 2 from Keokuk, and the rest from the Hannibal area. Several from this group want to go for their General Class License when they pass their Tech test. The test date will be on the 13th of August at the Quincy Hamfest. We look forward to hearing them on the air in the near future.  Bonnie Sinclair, WBØWAP, who has been the editor of the newsletter for the past few years, has asked the club to find a replacement for her. Bonnie has done a great job. The newsletter is an important part of the club, especially for prospective new hams who come across the website, and for members who cannot make the meetings, but like to keep up with what is going on with the club.

          Ronald Nissen, KA0JRV, of the Bates County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security in Butler, MO announced The Amateur Radio Never Fails 2016 Full Scale Exercise.  The Emergency Preparedness exercise was held at the Bates County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Butler, MO.  The exercise started at 9:00 a.m. and was on the air until the weather conditions limited their operation. The exercise operated on 40 meters, 20 meters and the two meter repeater.  Amateurs in the region were encouraged to participate and make contact with the operators at the Emergency Management and Homeland Security exercise.

                 SECTION ARES REPORT FOR JULY 2016

                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1207

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       243

Number of Ham Hours                 2041.41

Number of Public Service Events    20

Number of Ham Hours                   322

Number of Emergency Operations   15

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    126.5

Total ARES Operations this month   278

Total Ham Hours                              2489.91

9 out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 33 QNI 114  QTC 29  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1229 QTC 232 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  4  QNI 184 QTC 4  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 31  QTC 3  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 72  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 73  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Jackson County Sessions  5 QNI 108 QTC 1  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 60  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 387  QTC 10  Net Mgr. KE0ARR

WAARCI  Sessions 5 QNI 139 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 491 QTC 27 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Randolph Co ARES Sessions 3 QNI 20 QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 39   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions  4 QNI 34  QTC 18 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 39  QTC 4  Net Mgr. AD0OI

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 64  QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 31  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 5   QNI 24  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 96 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 39  QTC  6  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KC0YNS-1 Liaison   Sessions 1   QNI 1  QTC 297  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

KD0HHN-1 liaison  Sessions 1  QNI  1  QTC 12 Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Howard Co Simplex  Sessions 4  QNI 39  QTC 2    Net Mgr. WD6BGN

10th Region CW   Sessions 53   QNI 0  QTC 102  Net Mgr. W0SS

Totals         Sessions 255      QNI 3315       QTC 767



Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ

  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Dale Bagley

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI