APRIL 2015 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
APRIL HAMFESTS 2015
It is fortunate for Amateur Radio that Amateur Radio Clubs, and motivated individuals from all over the State of Missouri are organizing and conducting License courses. About 75% of the ARRL Affiliated clubs in Missouri have License courses as part of their program. Clearly I can’t list all of the clubs that provide those classes, but I am want to give a representative sample so that we can have a sense of the broad base of the effort. In the Kansas City area you have The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc., Johnson County (MO) EMA, and Johnson County (MO) ARES are co-sponsoring another Technician training class. In addition you have the cross border efforts of Brian Short, KC0BS, and Herb Fiddick NZ0F with his excellent Ham101 presentation. In the St. Louis area you have the St. Charles ARC training courses of presented by the team lead by Rick Crockett, W0PC. The Franklin County ARES group sponsored a license course in Union MO with Paul Chambers N0BBD instructing.
APRIL 2015 HAMFESTS
The Ozark Amateur Radio Society held its springtime Hamfest on April 11, 2015 at the Pate Early Learning Center. There was a nice turn out of Amateurs from SW Missouri and lots of quality radios and Ham Radio gear in the Flea Market. I had a wonderful time visiting with all of the Hams that stopped by the ARRL table. The table next to the ARRL table was Al Gallo, W0ERE and Dave Beckler,N0SAP. I would encourage everyone to check out their pages on QRZ website. The 2016 version of the OARS Hamfest will be back in Mount Vernon at the Mount Vernon Arts and Community Center on March 26th, 2016. The OARS Hamfest had a VE Session and Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, the District Emergency Coordinator met with the Emergency Coordinators at the Hamfest. Thanks to Mike Sanders, K0AZ, and the rest of the OARS members for their hard work and hospitality.
The Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club’s Hambash, is one of the largest Hamfest in west central Missouri and will be held on April 18th 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 quality Commercial Vendors at this Hamfest. For Advanced Tickets you can send an SASE to David Hinkley, KA0SOG, David’s address is 1221 SE 11th Street Lees Summit, MO 6408. To make a Table Reservations or for additional Information you can send a SASE to: Dave Michael WAØNXD, 3361 Blue Ridge Blvd. Independence, MO. 64052 Demichael38@hotmail.com or by phone at 816.254.9011. The Talk-In repeater is 145.13-.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
The March meeting of the Callaway Amateur Radio League was held in the Fulton Police Dept. meeting room. The members discussed their repeater’s solar panel charging system for the battery back-up of their unit. The battery is being fully charged by the solar system and they will be doing a test on emergency back-up in the near future. There were three guests, Billy Jolly, N0RTI, and his wife Sue Ann and Bernard Bade, KE0DHO, who all became members by the end of the evening.
At the March meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club, after the meeting was called to order by NARC President James Adkins, KB0NHX, Rob Huelga,W3LGA, presented the VE testing results. There were 6 testers, 5 passed and the remaining person just barely missed passing the Extra exam. Daniel Elliott achieved the distinction of passing ALL three grade levels during the session and is now ADØOA.
The program topic for the meeting program was about NWS alert radios. The program was presented by Steve Runnels KD4OPZ (Warning Coordination Meteorologist & Skywarn Coordinator) and Quay Kendrick (Electronic System Analyst) with the National Weather Service. Steve began by saying the use of weather radios started in 1960 and more frequencies were added in 1970. There are now 132 transmitters nationwide. Later he asked “how can more hams be encouraged to become spotters” even if it is done from your
backyard. Steve believes our ability to use radio communications gives us a huge advantage when making reports from the field. As a reminder, he Skywarn repeater is at 145.49 Mhz and the NWS Twitter account
Cliff Rozar, KC0SDV, reports that the Saint Louis Suburban Radio Club will have Ward Silver, N0AX, as guest speaker Friday April 24, beginning at 7:00 PM at Missouri Baptist Hospital. Ward's programs are always a "don't miss" event. Ward's program will be on The YASME Foundation, of which he has been the President for several years.
"Ward has the experience of a 20-year career as an electrical engineer developing instrumentation and medical electronics. He also spent 8 years in broadcasting, both programming and engineering. In 2000 he turned to teaching and writing as a second career. He is a contributing editor to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and author of the popular 'Hands-On Radio' column in QST magazine every month. He is the author of the ARRL's Amateur Radio license study guides and numerous other articles. He developed the ARRL's online courses, 'Antenna Design and Construction,' 'Analog Electronics,' and 'Digital Electronics.' In 2008 Ward received the "Amateur of the Year" at the Dayton Hamvention."
Prior to the meeting there will be an informal social in the main hospital cafeteria beginning at 5:30. The meeting is in rooms 419-420 of the Clinical Learning Institute located on the 4th floor of the Goldfarb School of Nursing.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR MARCH 2015
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1315
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 277
Number of Ham Hours 2315.54
Number of Public Service Events 29
Number of Ham Hours 989
Number of Emergency Operations 10
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 114
Total ARES Operations this month 316
Total Ham Hours 3418.52
9 out of 9 districts reporting
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS MARCH 2015 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 37 QNI 95 QTC 32 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1341 QTC 116 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 5 QNI 280 QTC 3 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 5 QNI 42 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4 QNI 64 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Session 4 QNI 62 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KC0WGB
AARC Sessions 5 QNI 38 QTC 1 Net Mgr KB0KWC
TLARC Sessions 1 QNI 2 QTC 267 Net Mgr. KB0OFD
Jackson County Sessions 5 QNI 82 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 64 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 31 QNI 513 QTC 6 Net Mgr. KD0WQW
WAARCI Sessions 5 QNI 161 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 575 QTC 31 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 4 QNI 86 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 5 QNI 43 QTC 30 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 10 QNI 70 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 97 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 4 QNI 31 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 28 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 7 QNI 38 QTC 2 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 7 QNI 168 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4 QNI 40 QTC 2 Net Mgr. N0AJI
Benton County Sessions 5 QNI 64 QTC 1 Net Mgr KD0CNC
10th Region CW Sessions 60 QNI 0 QTC 116 Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region SSB Sessions 22 QNI 0 QTC 78 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 307 QNI 4031 QTC 697
10th Region Participation CW 65% K9ZTV, ND0N, W0SJS,
Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region Participation SSB 100% NA0OO, KB0OFD, KB0GWY W0TCW
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
Assistant Section ManagerCecil B. Higgins AC0HA
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Public Info CoordinatorDennis John McCarthy AA0A
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Technical CoordinatorWayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY