FEBRUARY 2014 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
The W1AW/0 operation in Missouri is developing a schedule to make sure that the largest number of those wanting to work W1AW in Missouri. Part of that process is to register some reliable operators and determine what their capabilities are and how much they are willing to operate. I recently sent an e-mail to the Missouri Section members about the W1AW/0 operation to all of the registered ARRL MO Section members. If by chance you didn’t get the e-mail and would like to be involved in the W1AW/0, you need to contact Ward Silver, N0AX. Ward is working with the Mid-MO ARC to develop a fully coordinated plan of operation. Ward’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Dates of the operation are May 28th, through June 3rd, 2014 and October 8th, through the 14th 2014.
I want to encourage the Missouri Section members to take advantage of Weather Spotter Training in their Area. In the Kanss City and Northwest MO area you can find the NWS Spotter Training Schedule at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/?n=outreach-schedule . In the St Louis Area you should check out http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/?n=schedule and in the Springfield area the website for the Spotter Training can be found at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf/?n=spotter_classes_index . The Southeast MO area training is part of the region that includes Kentucky and Illinois and the link to that schedule is http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/?n=spottertraining . I’m sure that there are some Counties I have missed, but almost everyone can find some training using one of these links.
JANUARY 2014 HAMFEST REPORTS
The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, Winterfest 2014 was held January 25, 2014, in Collinsville, IL 62234. Winterfest is one of the largest Hamfest in the Midwest and has sold out their tables every year.
There was a full house this year and a wonderful variety of vendors and flea market equipment. Another of the many highlights of the SLSRC Winterfest is the large participation of area Amateur Radio Clubs with tables and the special interest presentations by groups like those promoting the use of D-Star. Next year will be even better if past history is to be a guide.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
The Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society or BEARS has made some changes in the annual MO QSO Party with the goal of getting more participation in the event. They have added participation Certificates, a special SHOW-ME 1x1 sub-contest, and plaques. Some of the 1x1 calls have been assigned to active groups in the MO QSO Party and if you are interested in operating a 1x1, contact Randy Wing, N0LD at email@example.com or 1479 Osage Ln, Labadie, MO 63055. There still is an opportunity to sponsor a plaque in the 2014 MO QSO Party. So far five of the eleven plaques have sponsors and if you or your club wants to be a plaque sponsor, send $45.00 to BEARS/MO at Randy Wing’s address.
Plaques needing sponsorship are for the Mobile CW (LP), Mobile Multi-OP
(LP), Mobile unlimited, Non-MO Single OP and Non-MO DX and MO QRP. The
flyer with more information can be viewed at http://w0ma.org/mo_qso_party/MOQPFlyer2014.pdf
The Audrain Amateur Radio Club held their After Christmas party January 18th in Mexico, MO. The Club members and guest enjoyed
the BBQ at Porky’s Smoke House. This annual get together provides
an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the club’s year and discuss some of the goals for 2014. One of their projects was a one Day Technician’s License Course held at the Moberly VoTech School.
The Tri-County Amateur Radio Club provided the Volunteer Exam Team that tested the students after the course was complete. Montie Barcus, N0AUY reported that there were six candidates for the testing session. Three earned Technician’s License and one upgraded to a General Class
License. Nice to see two how well the two radio clubs coordinated
their efforts on this important project.
The Macon County ARC held its first Club Members Operating Contest. The Contest, designed by Todd Anderson, AK0AK, was started to encourage the members to get on the air and make some contacts. For contest purposes, the participants could only be on the air for 8 hours of the weekend of the contest, no nets, and the winner would be the one that made the most contacts. Seven members took part in the contest and made a total of 297 contacts. The Contest was very successful in getting members on the air. As luck would have it, Todd, AK0AK, won, but the victory was a squeaker. The diversity of the modes used by the members operations was also interesting. Three of the entries were essentially all digital using PSK-31, PSK63, RTTY, and Olivia, one was totally CW and the remaining three were 100 percent Phone.
The Callaway Amateur Radio League held their elections for 2014. Re-elected to another term were Pres. KC0LYA David Phelps, VP
W0SRB Scott Buckholz, Sec./Treas. AC0WI David Mueller. Dave
Phelps,KC0LYA, reported that he had participated in a radio test for Region F Health Services. He will be scheduling training on the radios at the County Health station and Callaway Community Hospital station.
Contact him to get oriented on these radios. The training is good preparation to map out alternate routes to reach these stations in case of emergency...such as bridges down due to earthquakes, etc.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR JANUARY 2014
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1296
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 217
Number of Ham Hours 1466.2
Number of Public Service Events 16
Number of Ham Hours 131
Number of Emergency Operations 0
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 0
Total ARES Operations this month 233
Total Ham Hours 1597.2
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 JANUARY 2014
LARRY WILSON, K0RWL STM MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 36 QNI 118 QTC 33 Net Mgr. K9ZTV MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1548 QTC 187 Net Mgr. K0RWL MESN Sessions 4 QNI 246 QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0VET Columbia Simplex Sessions 4 QNI 63 QTC 0 Net Mgr. AB0SE Lebanon ARES Sessions 4 QNI 19 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS Callaway Co CARL Sessions 5 QNI 63 QTC 5 Net Mgr. KC0LYA Boone Co CMRA Sessions 5 QNI 65 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KC0WGB Henry Co ARES Sessions 4 QNI 48 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0SPX Benton County Sessions 4 QNI 76 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KD0CNC St. Clair Co ARES Sessions 4 QNI 29 QTC 1 Net Mgr. WA5ICX Current River ARC Sessions 5 QNI 25 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KN0D
TLARC Sessions 1 QNI 2 QTC 487 Net Mgr. KB0OFD
Clinton Co. Sessions 4 QNI 30 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KC0QLU
Jackson County Sessions 4 QNI 80 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 5 QNI 70 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 31 QNI 445 QTC 2 Net Mgr. N6RHQ
WAARCI Sessions 5 QNI 142 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 448 QTC 23 Net Mgr. N0TPE St. Francois Co ARES Sessions 5 QNI 34 QTC 1 Net Mgr. AI0U
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 5 QNI 92 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0ZH
West Central MO Net Sessions 1 QNI 13 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0CNC KC ARES Digital Sessions 9 QNI 58 QTC 15 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 57 QTC 6 Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 97 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX Tri-County ARC Sessions 5 QNI 35 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 29 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 9 QNI 41 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 4 QNI 96 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN Jackson Co ARES Dig. Sessions 5 QNI 67 QTC 8 Net Mgr. N0AJI
10th Region CW Sessions 59 QNI 0 QTC 289 Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region SSB Sessions 22 QNI 0 QTC 110 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 322 QNI 4102 QTC 1184
10th Region Participation CW 74% K9ZTV, KC0M, W0SJS, W0FCE
Net Mgr W0SS
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