DECEMBER 2014 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
Best wishes for a joyous Holiday Season and one of the best New Year’s ever.
I want to express my thanks to Cliff Ahrens, K0CA, the outgoing Midwest Director, for the great job he has done and for how helpful he has been in resolving issues that I have brought to his attention. We are fortunate to have someone as experienced and as dedicated to Amateur Radio as Rob Blocksome, K0DAS, taking the reins of the Midwest Division as Director in 2015.
I am proud to announce that Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, of Seymour MO, has been appointed as an Assistant Section Manager for Missouri. The area that Cecil will function is mainly in Southwest, MO. Mr. Higgins has been the District Emergency Coordinator for District D since 2011. He was an essential part of the ARES response to the Joplin Tornado. I have known Cecil for many years and I know he will do an excellent job representing the ARRL and the Missouri Section.
Larry Staples, W0AIB, is one of the leading Amateurs in the Kansas City area and is outstanding at promoting Amateur Radio. Larry also the creator of an e-mail site called Larry’s List. Larry’s e-mail list distributes information about Amateur Radio throughout the Midwest. Larry recently published an editorial that struck a note with me and I feel it is worth passing on a portion of it along to those who didn’t have the opportunity to see it. The issue he comments on is the phenomena of why a significant number of individuals pass their Amateur Radio license exams and never become an active part of the Amateur Radio community. What follows is a part of some of Larry’s thought’s on that issue and some ideas on how we can advance the process of making Hams out of inactive licensees.
1. Shyness is a major cause of poor assimilation into the mainstream of ham radio, and must be overcome.
2. Volunteer examiners should get basic contact information for use of mentors. A list of the new hams should be sent to Larry’s List for publications and welcoming into amateur radio.
3. Mentors need to be recruited. A coordinator would connect the newly licensed ham to an appropriate mentor.
4. Newly licensed hams need to be contacted by a potential mentor soon after the call sign is assigned. This mentor would, welcome the newbie to amateur radio, invite him or her to a local club meeting, and offer to be host.
5. Each new ham would be given a packet of information by the Volunteer Examiner. The packet would contain information about local clubs and mentors.
6. Invitations should be issued for visits to ham shacks. An “Open Shacks” program might be established by the clubs.
JANUARY HAMFESTS 2015
The Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio Group is sponsoring their annual Hamfest January 3, 2015. The Hamfest will be held at the Brighton Assembly of God Church annex located at 5403 Highway F in Brighton, MO 65617. If you are in the Springfield, MO area you can take I-44 exit 77 and travel north about 12 miles on Route 13 to Brighton.
For more information or to get a table, you can contact Mike Ballantyne, KC5MNP, 530 Wall Street Walnut Grove, MO 65770, Phone: 417-788-8882 e-mail: email@example.com. You might want to look at the OMAR website: http://w0omd.org. The talk-in is on 147.225+ (PL 162.2).
The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, Winterfest 2015 will be held January 24, 2015, at the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive, in Collinsville, IL 62234. Winterfest is one of the largest Hamfest in the Midwest and has sold out their tables every year. If you sign up for a table, there will only be one chair/table, if necessary, you will need to bring an additional chair. To get more information about the 2015 Winterfest, check out the website at http://SLSRC.org . The talk-in is on 146.760. Bill Coby, KB0MWG, is the SLSRC Winterfest contact person. You can contact Bill by mail at P.O. Box 2233 St. Louis, MO 63139, at his Phone 314-504-1104 or his e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
Heart of America Radio Club, Macon County Amateur Radio Club, National World War I Museum ARC, Howell County ARC
The Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days Special Event will be held Jan 3-Jan 5, 1400Z-0200Z. The Station, N0J, is sponsored by the Lake Ozark Amateur Radio Club, The Lake of the Ozark Eagle Days event will operate on the following frequencies in MHz 21.300 14.320 7.240. After you work the Special Event, send your QSL to Glenn Commons, 103 Helinda Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 and please send SAE with $1.00 for the 8.5" x 11" certificate.
The Hannibal Amateur Radio Club voted at their November meeting to select their “Member of the Year” award recipient. The Award will be presented at the Club Dinner, the second week in February. Cliff Ahrens, K0CA, reported results for Field Day 2014. The results were published in QST for December, and the Hannibal ARC did well in the 2F category which is two transmitters operating at an Emergency Operations Center. We finished first in Missouri. We had 667 contacts, 2 stations (plus the GOTA station) 14 operators and total points of 3324.
Many of the Missouri Section Radio Clubs are celebrating together during the Christmas Holiday Season. I want to wish you all a wonderful
Holiday and a Happy New Year.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2014
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1321
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 245
Number of Ham Hours 2064.0
Number of Public Service Events 21
Number of Ham Hours 406.5
Number of Emergency Operations 6
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 16
Total ARES Operations this month 272
Total Ham Hours 2487.4
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 NOVEMBER 2014 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 32 QNI 102 QTC 40 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 30 QNI 1350 QTC 147 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 5 QNI 298 QTC 2 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 4 QNI 18 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4 QNI 65 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Session 4 QNI 50 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KC0WGB
AARC Sessions 4 QNI 35 QTC 1 Net Mgr KB0KWC
TLARC Sessions 1 QNI 2 QTC 167 Net Mgr. KB0OFD
Jackson County Sessions 5 QNI 101 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 64 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 30 QNI 379 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WD0WQW
WAARCI Sessions 5 QNI 131 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 30 QNI 525 QTC 27 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 4 QNI 70 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 7 QNI 49 QTC 13 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 8 QNI 54 QTC 7 Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 46 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 3 QNI 22 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 28 QTC 1 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 8 QNI 56 QTC 3 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 4 QNI 122 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4 QNI 26 QTC 3 Net Mgr. N0AJI
10th Region CW Sessions 58 QNI 0 QTC 128 Net Mgr. K0VTT
10th Region SSB Sessions 19 QNI 0 QTC 89 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 278 QNI 3593 QTC 639
10th Region Participation CW 63% K9ZTV, ND0N, W0SJS, W0FCE
Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region Participation SSB 89% NA0OO, KB0OFD, KB0GWY
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
Public Info CoordinatorDennis John McCarthy AA0A
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
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Assistant Section ManagerCecil B. Higgins AC0HA