APRIL 2014 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
The 2014 Missouri QSO Party was held April 5th and 6th and from the prospective of someone that participated, it was a great success. Thanks to the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society for their sponsorship of the QSO Party and to Randy Wing, N0LD, who lead the effort to make significant changes in the rules. There were lots of Hams participating in this year’s event both in Missouri and in the world. I spent most of my time on 40 meters SSB, but there was lots of CW operations and activation of several other bands. I’ll pass on some additional information about the MO QSO PARTY when I get some hard data.
I have been reading the comments on Larry’s List, getting reports from Missouri Amateur Radio Clubs, getting the Midwest Division Newsletter, and every week I hear from a large number of amateurs via e-mail. All that input has made me realize that we are in one of the most active periods of Amateur in years. The Volunteer Exam Programs are running at high speed, the ARISS program is going strong in the Midwest, Amateurs are becoming more proficient within the ARES program and Amateur Radio Clubs are becoming more active and fun to attend. My bottom line is that we are all very lucky to be active Amateur Radio operators at this time. We need to volunteer some time as a mentor the new Hams so they can become part of the fun and the future of Amateur Radio.
APRIL 2014 HAMFESTS
The Ozark Amateur Radio Society hamfest was held on April 12, at the Pate Early Childhood Development Center. Mike Sanders, K0AZ, and the OARS members did a great job again this year. All of the tables were sold and they had to go get two more. Associated Radio did a great job providing the latest in Amateur Radio gear for those attending the Hamfest to buy and check-out. In addition there was a Volunteer License Exam session and Cecil Higgins AC0HA, the District Emergency Coordinator met with the Emergency Coordinators in the SW Missouri area.
The Ararat Shrine Hambash, one of the largest Hamfest in the Kansas City Area, will be on April 19th 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.
David Hinkley, KA0SOG, is the contact person. If you need a table, tickets or other information, you can phone David at 816-525-4826 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information, check out the Hambash website http://www.hambash.com
The Bates County Amateur Radio Club will be holding their 2014 Hamfest on May 3rd in Butler, MO. The Hamfest will be at the old Walmart located at 110 S Business Highway 71 near the Wilson Tire Company in that complex. For more information, you can use the website www,bc-arc.com or call Dennis Jacobs NX0IA at 660-424-0620. The BCARC folks always have a fun Hamfest and they hope you can attend.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
Cliff Rozan, KC0SDV, reports that the St. Louis Suburban Radio Club was very honored to have as it's guests at their March meeting, Cliff Ahrens K0CA, ARRL Midwest Division Director and his guests, ARRL President Kay Craigie N3KN, CEO Dave Sumner K1ZZ, Second Vice President Jim Fenstermaker K9JF, and International Affairs Vice President Jay Bellows K0QB. The meeting was standing room only...with about 120 members and guest present to hear the presentation by members of the ARRL Executive Committee. The SLSRC expressed their thanks to everyone who attended and gave the guests a warm welcome from St. Louis hams. Photos of the meeting were taken by Mike Kennedy W0PX and you can check them out at
As reported in the ARRL News on March 17th, the students at the Rock Bridge Elementary School were given the opportunity to talk to an Astronaut on the International Space Station thanks to the efforts of the Central Missouri Radio Association and the help of Myron Kern, W0ZH, and Justin Yesis, KL0VU, who had been preparing for the event over the previous 6 months and provided the radio gear, rotators, antennas, mounting equipment, computers, and tracking software. Former NASA astronaut Linda Godwin, N5RAX, was on hand in Columbia, Missouri to talk to the students. Many of the students had the chance to speak with NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, KF5LJG, aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station ARISS program sponsored the contact. Hopkins, a native of Missouri who returned to Earth on March 10, was at the helm of NA1SS on the space station. The students understood that the ISS would be in range for less than 10 minutes, said the CMRA’s Bill McFarland, N0AXZ, who played “the astronaut” during a pre-contact practice session. Helping with the contact was club members Don Moore, KM0R, who loaned his call sign to the enterprise and served as control operator.
The Hannibal ARC is planning to operate Field Day at the EOC in the Marion County Health Department building. To facilitate the operation the Marion County Health Department has gotten a power pole donated for a tower, and the Hannibal Board of Public Works will set the pole when the weather is good. The pole will have their vertical antenna, 2meter antenna and the G5RV attached to it. The members were informed that as a class “F” (EOC) station, we can still have a GOTA station, and we can have the emergency power tested, but do not have to run radios off it
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR MARCH 2014
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1322
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 240
Number of Ham Hours 1977.47
Number of Public Service Events 18
Number of Ham Hours 181
Number of Emergency Operations 12
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 179
Total ARES Operations this month 270
Total Ham Hours 2337.47
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 MARCH 2014
LARRY WILSON, K0RWL STM
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 31 QNI 89 QTC 32 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1291 QTC 134 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 6 QNI 277 QTC 2 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 4 QNI 23 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4 QNI 57 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Sessions 4 QNI 54 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KC0WGB
Current River ARC Sessions 4 QNI 21 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KN0D
TLARC Sessions 1 QNI 2 QTC 828 Net Mgr. KB0OFD
Clinton Co. Sessions 3 QNI 22 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KC0QLU
Jackson County Sessions 7 QNI 118 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 48 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 31 QNI 367 QTC 1 Net Mgr. N6RHQ
WAARCI Sessions 5 QNI 156 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 417 QTC 24 Net Mgr. N0TPE
St. Francois Co ARES Sessions 5 QNI 54 QTC 0 Net Mgr. AI0U
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 6 QNI 139 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 9 QNI 75 QTC 17 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 7 QNI 76 QTC 3 Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 70 QTC 5 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 4 QNI 25 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 33 QTC 1 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 9 QNI 55 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 159 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Totals Sessions 241 QNI 3749 QTC 1147
10th Region Participation SSB 100% KC0M, KB0OFD,
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Technical CoordinatorWayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS
Public Info CoordinatorDennis J. Mc Carthy AA0A
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG