NOVEMBER 2014 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
November is a time for Thanksgiving. I am sure that we are all thankful for all that we have and for our families and friends. In regard to Amateur Radio, one of the things that I’m most thankful is all the active Amateur Radio Clubs in the Missouri Section. If one was to look through an entire year of the MO Section News they would see just how important a Radio Clubs are to the promotion of Amateur Radio. It is the leadership and members of all our Amateur Radio Clubs that add so much to the Amateur Radio experience by sponsoring Hamfests, hosting Club picnics, conducting Amateur Radio License classes & Volunteer Exams and all of the other vital activities that keep the Heart of Amateur Radio beating. When I represent the ARRL at a Hamfest or Convention I am always impressed with the great spirit of the Radio Club members that are working together to make their event a success. Another good example of what can be accomplished by a Radio Club is the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society’s outstanding job of sponsoring the Missouri QSO Party. Special Event stations in Missouri are almost always sponsored by local Radio Clubs. These Special Event Stations operations are great ways of getting new amateurs and veteran members on the air and operating. If an Amateur Radio operator has the opportunity, they should become involved and participate in the activities of a Radio Club. Radio Clubs provide a great opportunity for us to work together with other Amateur Radio operators. A Radio Club helps us all become better Hams and it is vital to the promotion of Amateur Radio to our communities. We all need to be thankful for Missouri Section’s Radio Clubs and supporting them whenever possible.
NOVEMBER 2014 HAMFEST REPORTS
The Raytown Amateur Radio Club held their Hamfest on Saturday November 1, 2014. The Raytown Hamfest was a fun experience and there were lots of Ham gear to check out. Associated Radio was available for those that wanted new rigs and accessories. The forums on Amateur Radio were well received. I enjoyed visiting with Daniel Cole, KC0VYT, the Hamfest Coordinator and all the other members of the Raytown ARC.
The Nixa Amateur Radio Club Hamfest was held November 8,2014 at the Nixa Event Center. This was the first Hamfest sponsored by the NARC and they did it up right. The tables were sold out and there were three major Amateur Radio dealers that had tables. I had nice visit with David Bowman, WB0QIR, and the chair of the publicity for the Hamfest. David did an outstanding job of using the internet to let folks know about the event. That job was made a lot easier when you can also bring attention to several outstanding forums. Bob Heil, K9EID presented a forum. Bob is not only an outstanding commercial and Amateur Radio audio expert, but he is one of the best in the business of promoting Amateur Radio. The forum by James Adkins, KB0NHX, an expert on Repeaters and Repeater Linking, was very well done and everyone was discussing it at the Hamfest. Congratulations to the Nixa ARC on their outstanding first Hamfest.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
The Heart of America Radio Club has shifted the election of their 2015 officers to November to avoid holding the election during their December Christmas Holiday meeting. The HARC supported the Woman’s Triathlon that was held Sept. 13th at Kill Creek Park in Olathe, KS. At their September meeting, Craig Schley, KA0FSP, demonstrated how to install the Ubuntu Linus operating system into a computer. Jim Pendergast, a former HARC member who was moving to St. Louis has donated a Vertex Standard VX-150 to the Club.
The Macon County Amateur Radio Club held their Special Event honoring Amateur Radio operator and author Lester Dent, W0CBL. Lester Dent was the creator of the first Super Hero Doc Savage. Mr. Dent lived a life of adventure that could be described as similar to a real life Indiana Jones. The MCARC set-up in Lester Dent’s home town of La Plata, MO and made a total of nearly 200 Special Event QSOs. The Club is planning to hold the W0D special event in 2015.
In October 2014, the National World War I Museum ARC, was approved as an ARRL Affiliated club by the ARRL Executive Committee. The club has been very busy in 2014. They sponsored an ARRL Field Day station and using the club’s call, WW1USA, they have been doing an excellent job commemorating the Centennial of what is often called the Great War, World War I. The NWWIARC, is preparing for the December 27th and 28th rememberance of the Christmas Truce of 1914. The National World War I Museum ARC works well with the Amateur Radio Clubs and individuals in the Kansas City area. They have been very successful in promoting the WWI Museum.
The Howell County ARC has an excellent Facebook page. Larry Wilson, K0RWL, reports that the HCARC will be holding their Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 9 at 5:30pm at the Ozark Café in West Plains, MO. The Club meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the Howell County EOC in West Plains, MO.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2014
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1320
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 246
Number of Ham Hours 1902.48
Number of Public Service Events 29
Number of Ham Hours 587.5
Number of Emergency Operations 7
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 43
Total ARES Operations this month 282
Total Ham Hours 2532.98
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 OCTOBER 2014 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL STM
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 37 QNI 94 QTC 28 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1214 QTC 226 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 7 QNI 270 QTC 5 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 4 QNI 23 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 5 QNI 106 QTC 5 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
AARC Sessions 4 QNI 36 QTC 1 Net Mgr KB0KWC
TLARC Sessions 1 QNI 2 QTC 247 Net Mgr. KB0OFD
Jackson County Sessions 4 QNI 77 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 64 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 31 QNI 388 QTC 9 Net Mgr. WD0WQW
WAARCI Sessions 4 QNI 118 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 595 QTC 27 Net Mgr. N0TPE
St. Francois Co ARES Sessions 2 QNI 21 QTC 0 Net Mgr. AI0U
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 7 QNI 167 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 8 QNI 40 QTC 18 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 10 QNI 69 QTC 6 Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 105 QTC 5 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 5 QNI 33 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 4 QNI 49 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 9 QNI 49 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 126 QTC 5 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 5 QNI 43 QTC 43 Net Mgr. N0AJI
10th Region CW Sessions 59 QNI 0 QTC 165 Net Mgr. K0VTT
10th Region SSB Sessions 23 QNI 0 QTC 42 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 316 QNI 3778 QTC 864
10th Region Participation CW 71% K9ZTV, ND0N, W0SJS, W0FCE
Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region Participation SSB 83% NA0OO, KB0OFD, KB0GWY
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Public Info CoordinatorDennis John McCarthy AA0A
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
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 ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG