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                                             NOVEMBER 2017

                                     MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                                          Cecil Higgins, AC0HA

         I want to express my disappointment in not being able to attend The SouthSide Amateur Radio Club in Belton, MO or the St. Louis ARC Halloween Hamfest in Kirkwood, MO due to illness. I was hospitalized due to having a severe case of flu.  I was well enough to attend the Raytown ARC Hamfest and enjoyed putting on a forum With Midwest Division Director Rod Blocksome and Kansas SM Ron Cowan .  There were plenty of vendors present as well as a good number of flea market tables.  This year’s Nixa Amateur Radio Club Hamfest the Narcfest was held at a new location this year. It was very well organized and well attended. There were several forums but the most popular seemed to be the DMR forum. It covered how to get started with DMR, what radio providers are currently offering DMR radios, how to program your radio and all the talk group's available to use. 

          It was great to have the federal version of the parity act pass the U.S. House of Representatives and is in the Senate waiting to be called to a vote.  It would be valuable for Missouri Amateurs to contact Senator Roy Blount and Senator Claire McCaskill and express their desire to have the bill brought to a vote and to support that legislation. You can use the links provided to guide you in contacting our U.S. Senators and .

Cliff Rozen, KC0SDV, of the St. Louis Suburban Radio Club reports that the October 21 – 22 SLSRC License Course has resulted in seventeen new hams in the area.  These individuals passed their exams and in addition to their new FCC issued License they will receive a complimentary SLSRC membership for 2018.  Cliff encourages everyone to welcome them to the hobby and to the club at upcoming events and on the air.  Rebecca Carroll, KC9CIJ, of the SLSRC reminded members to pay their 2018 dues and provided an extensive list of the many activities and projects sponsored by the SLSRC. One of the unique benefits of membership is the SLSRC YouTube Channel and records the monthly presentations for members to view at a later date.

At the November Hannibal Amateur Radio Club meeting Dale Bagley, K0KY, the District B DEC, presented Don Vary, KD0HHN, with his appointment to be District B Assistant DEC. Don is currently the President of the Hannibal ARC and EC for Marion County, the HARC newsletter reported that Don gave an update on a simulated emergency drill called “Black Swan”. It was held in October and was sponsored by the Ohio ARES. The scenario was a series of super cell thunderstorms forming in Iowa and leaving a path of destruction across the mid-west into Ohio. The main purpose was coordinating and practicing operability of Federal, State and Local agencies as well as Amateur Radio. Don (KD0HHN) reported that Verne (W5UYF) and Liz (KE0KCT) volunteered to be traffic recipients along with several others state wide. Verne got an award for having the most health and welfare traffic received with 5 messages Liz received 3 messages. They were posing as “relatives” of people in the affected areas to receive health and welfare messages and used fake names. The people running the event liked the names that Don submitted. Verne was “Mary England”, Liz was “Abby Normal” , others were “Franklin Furter” and “Dick Tracy”.

           Since September of 2005 the Mississippi Valley DX and Contest Club (MVDXCC) has sponsored the W-ZERO QSL Bureau as a service to the Amateur Community. If you are new to Amateur Radio or have not made a lot of DX contacts, you are probably not too familiar with the ARRL system of sending and receiving DX QSL Cards. The W-ZERO QLS Bureau website will provide the complete details to help understand this system. That link is . When you get a package or envelope of DX QSL cards, you are reminded if you need to provide the postage and/or envelopes that are necessary to send you future shipments.  The Midwest Division and the Missouri Section is fortunate to have such a great Amateur Radio Club as one of their affiliates.


                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                   

Total  # ARES Members                 1287

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       215

Number of Ham Hours                 2235.94

Number of Public Service Events    52

Number of Ham Hours                   458

Number of Emergency Operations   10

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.     105.75

Number of Skywarn Ops this month  12

Number of Skywarn Hours              47.5

Total ARES Operations this month   289

Total Ham Hours                              2847.19

9 out of 9 districts reporting



              LARRY WILSON, K0RWL, STM

MO SECTION Net (MON), 32/130/15, net mngr K9ZTV

M0 TRAFFIC NET, 31/1319/178/, net mngr K0RWL

MESN, 5/229/4, net mngr KD0CNC

LEBANON ARES, 5/43/4, net mngr KF4MXF

CALLAWAY (CARL) CO, 4/60/0/, net mngr KC0LYA

BOONE (CMRA) CO, 4/86/0, net mngr KC0HSB

JACKSON CO, 5/64/0, net mngr K0UAA

MACON CO, 4/48/0, net mngr K0KY

ROLLA (RRARS), 31/385/5, net mngr KE0ARR

TEXAS CO, 31/470/29, net mngr N0TPE

BENTON CO, 5/58/1, net mngr KD0CNC

MID-MO, 4/30/0, net mngr WW0G

K. C. ARES DIGITAL, 5/47/12, net mngr K0KEX

FRANKLIN CO, 6/64/5, net mngr AD0OI

NORTHLAND ARES VOICE, 5/119/1, net mngr K0KEX

TRI-COUNTY, 3/27/0, net mngr N0AUY

DISTRICT E, 8/33/1, net mngr N0RIC

HANNIBAL ARES, 6/133/43, net mngr KD0HHN

JACKSON CO ARES DIG.,5/37/14, net mngr N0AJI

KD0HHN-LIAISON, 1/1/286, net mngr KD0HHN

HOWARD CO, 4/15/0, net mngr WD6BGN

WARRCI, 5/174/1, net mngr KB0HV


TOTALS 209/3572/599



Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • Dale Bagley

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG