JULY 2014 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
The 2014 ARRL Field Day is in the book and from what I’ve heard it was a very successful year. One part of Field Day I always enjoy is getting traffic from various Field Day sites. This year I had a problem. Just as the MO SSB net started and I began picking up Section Manager Traffic, the weather at the Field Day site went from threatening to full on storming. Lightning was bad enough that we had to disconnect the Antenna from the Rigs. We heard that the City of Moberly took a lightning strike that turned off the electricity to the City for a while. That said, I’m sorry that there were those that couldn’t send their traffic to me directly, but I did get a significant number Field Day messages sent via winlink and by other means from the operators that picked up the traffic from Field Day sites.
The ARRL National Centennial Convention will be held July 17th through the 19th. I hope that a good number of Missouri Section members will be able to attend and send me a summary of their experiences at this once in a lifetime event.
Mitch Odneal, NW0M the Coordinator of the W1AW/0 operation in June reported in the Midwest Division Newsletter about the success of the operation. You have to be impressed with a total of 35,444 QSOs
distributed as 13,771 on SSB, 16980 on CW and 4,693 on digital. Mitch thanked the 68 operators and his co-captain Ward Silver, N0AX, for the great job they did in the first of two W1AW/0 operations in Missouri. The next W1AW/0 opportunity will be October 8th through the 14th and if you are interested in participating, you will need to contact Mitch, NW0M when he starts making up the schedule later this year.
JULY 2014 HAMFESTS
The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held July 19th at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. To learn more about the Hamfest you can go to the website http://waarci.org or get in contact with Kenneth Smith, KO0R, 126 SW 400th Road Warrensburg, MO 64093 by Phone: 660-441-0007 or e-mail Ken at email@example.com. The WAARC Hamfest is always a great event and lots of Amateur Radio related products to buy or if you get a table you can also be a flea market vendor.
The Zero Beaters Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held July 20th at the Elks Hall, 1459 West 5th St. in Washington, MO 63090. You can learn more about the Hamfest by contacting Bruce Serbus, KD0KCF, PO Box 277 Gray Summit, MO 63039. Bruce can be contacted by phone at 314-954-3199 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Club website is http://www.zerobeaters.org.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
Don Vary, KD0HHN, President, of the Hannibal Amateur Radio Club reported that recently, there was a problem with someone playing music, making noise, QRM etc. on the repeater. The shut-down codes didn’t work and it was necessary for Fred Miller, KB0WIL, to remove the repeater and take it to A&W Communications for an upgrade. Fred then reinstalled the 625 machine and got it back on the air. As a result of these improvements, the responsible HARC officials can now remotely shut down both repeaters when a problem occurs. The HARC expressed their appreciation for the time and work that Fred put into getting the repeater reprogrammed and operating.
At the May meeting of the Central Missouri Radio Association, Mac McKenzie Jr., K4CHS, reported that Corey Mesenbrink, KC0YNS, had asked if the CMRA would be willing to join with Boone County ARES to purchase a 16 foot trailer for both clubs usage. It was moved and seconded to proceed as a joint venture and to form a committee to gather more information on the trailer and to submit a proposal for its use, and storage. The joint committee that was appointed consisted of members of both organizations. At the June CMRA meeting Corey, KC0YNS, and Don Moore, KM0R reported they had both been to view the trailer in person and found it acceptable. Following a lengthy discussion of the trailer, its insurance coverage and storage, a motion approving the purchase the trailer passed unanimously. Don, KM0R announced that an anonymous donation to help pay for the trailer had been made in Memory of Dale Huffington, AE0S. Others were encouraged to also make donations in Dale’s memory as well.
At the June Meeting of the Southeast Missouri Amateur Radio Club EOC coordinator Dick Knaup, KD0BSP, reported that the Capstone Drill this month is on June 16th from 9am to 12 pm. He is in need of volunteers to work during the drill. Ernie Chiles, W0RMS, reported that Mike McCrate, KD0GUH, received the ARES QSL Card Challenge consolation prize. Ernie also reported that the Fox Hunt was a success and there were 9 hunters. There were 2 fox to hunt and congratulations to Jody Rouse, KD0LDE, who won the prize for finding the fox first. She received a multimeter as a prize. Ernie asked if the SEMOARC wanted to have another Fox Hunt in October and many stated they would like to have another hunt this fall.
Like many of Missouri’s Amateur Radio Clubs, The Missouri Valley Amateur Radio Club participated in Field Day 2014. It was interesting to see some of their facebook postings about their club and Field Day.
The link is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Valley-Amateur-Radio-Club/306719769373104. I’m not sure how many Amateur Radio Clubs have a facebook account, but it is obviously worth the effort to help keep the membership in touch.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR JUNE 2014 JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1289
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 241
Number of Ham Hours 3242.55
Number of Public Service Events 75.5
Number of Ham Hours 271
Number of Emergency Operations 20
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 246
Total ARES Operations this month 277
Total Ham Hours 3759.55
9 out of 9 districts reporting
For the latest updates in appointments and ARES activities please go to the Missouri ARES website. http://www.ares-mo.org/.
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS JUNE 2014 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL STM
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 37 QNI 97 QTC 44 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 30 QNI 1156 QTC 163 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 6 QNI 267 QTC 24 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 4 QNI 24 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4 QNI 67 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Sessions 4 QNI 48 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KC0WGB
Benton Co Sessions 1 QNI 23 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KD0CNC
St Clair Co ARES Sessions 1 QNI 9 QTC 1 Net Mgr. WA5ICX
AARC Sessions 4 QNI 46 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0KWC
TLARC Sessions 1 QNI 2 QTC 2885 Net Mgr. KB0OFD
Clinton Co. Sessions 4 QNI 22 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KC0QLU
Jackson County Sessions 6 QNI 72 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 53 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 30 QNI 372 QTC 5 Net Mgr. N6RHQ
WAARCI Sessions 5 QNI 262 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 30 QNI 480 QTC 26 Net Mgr. N0TPE
St. Francois Co ARES Sessions 4 QNI 52 QTC 0 Net Mgr. AI0U
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 4 QNI 76 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
West Central MO Net Sessions 1 QNI 13 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KD0CNC
KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 51 QTC 14 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 12 QNI 91 QTC 2 Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 71 QTC 2 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 4 QNI 33 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 31 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 10 QNI 67 QTC 4 Net Mgr. N0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 6 QNI 151 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 46 QTC 3 Net Mgr. N0AJI
10th Region CW Sessions 60 QNI 0 QTC 157 Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region SSB Sessions 13 QNI 0 QTC 105 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 302 QNI 3581 QTC 3449
10th Region Participation CW 80% K9ZTV, KC0M, W0SJS, W0FCE
Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region Participation SSB 62% KC0M, KB0OFD, KB0GWY
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Technical CoordinatorWayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS
Public Info CoordinatorDennis J. Mc Carthy AA0A
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG