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                                  MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                               Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MO SM

        I want to wish all of the Missouri Section Amateur Radio Operators a Happy Thanksgiving. One of the benefits of being the ARRL Missouri Section Manager is the opportunity to visit with all the ARRL members at Hamfest across Missouri.  I also have the pleasure of working with the many Hams that have volunteered to help Amateur Radio and the ARRL as appointed officials.  I want to express my thanks to the MO Section Cabinet members that do such a great job working with all of the station appointees they oversee. In no particular order I would like to acknowledge the Hams that have been tapped to be part of the Missouri Section Cabinet leadership. The Missouri ARES program is lead by Jeff Young, KB3HF, SEC who has 1217 volunteers that provide valuable emergency communication for served agencies and also often help provide logistic and safety communications for public service events.  Larry Wilson, K0RWL, the STM, is doing a great job promoting participation in nets of all kinds.  Larry also helps with the Missouri Section Nets that handle traffic within the State and are portals to the National Traffic System. I really appreciate all the outstanding net controls and those that participate in the nets are vital resources during times of emergencies.  Rod Kittleman, K0ADI, of Nixa, MO is an outstanding communicator and serves as the Public Information Coordinator.  Mark Biernacki, KB5YZY, the Missouri Section Official Observer Coordinator has the important job of working with the Official Observers in Missouri and coordinating with the OO programs of surrounding states.  I am very thankful for Keith Haye, WE0G, the Missouri Section Affiliated Club Coordinator and for Glen Schultz, W9IQ, the MO Section Technical Coordinator, who is one of the most qualified TC in any ARRL Section. 

                                                  NOVEMBER HAMFEST

         The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will be held Saturday November 12, 2016 in Kansas City, MO.   The Hamfest will be held at the Ararat Shrine Temple 5100 Ararat Drive near Eastwood Trafficway and I-435. Use the Raytown Amateur Radio Club Website: to find out more information.


          The Hannibal Amateur Radio Club President Don Vary, KD0HHN, reported that at the November 9th meeting, Glenn Schulz, W9IQ, the Missouri Section Technical Coordinator presented a program. Glenn gave a presentation on “Understanding SWR and Feed Line loss”. The members of the Quincy and Pittsfield Radio Clubs were invited to attend the meeting so they could attend the program.  Mr. Schulz, W9IQ, said that he had a list of other presentations that he could provide in the future.  The HARC November Newsletter was Bonnie Sinclair’s, WB0WAP, last as its editor. In the interim, Don, KD0HHN, will be taking over the editing duties and expressed his appreciation to Bonnie for her many years of service as HARC Editor.

            It is often difficult to make changes to the principle operating document of a Radio Club due to the requirements that are set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws. Clubs that have large memberships can find it difficult to get a quorum or super-majority that is often needed to make such changes. The Joplin Amateur Radio Club came up with a very modern way of dealing with that issue. Jason Arends K0JAA, of the JARC, reports that at the November monthly business meeting there will be a vote on changes to the Joplin Amateur Radio Club Constitution and Bylaws.  In addition to those present at the meeting, members that could not attend will have the opportunity to cast their vote via an e-mail link.  The vote could be cast anytime from the announcement until 30 minutes before the meeting at 7:00 p.m.  It will be interesting to learn how well this system works.

     Larry Ballew, AB0HP, reports that the Macon County Amateur Radio Club held their 4th annual Lester Dent-Doc Savage Special Event in LaPlata, MO.  The Club made contacts for the Special Event on Phone, CW and Digital.  Those having a QSO with the Lester Dent Special Event need to send their QSL information to Macon ARC P.O. Box 13 Macon, MO 63552 and a SASE for this year’s Certificate.  The Club held their annual Fall Picnic at Long Branch Lake in Macon, MO, assisted with the County Flu Clinics Communication, and will be having their Annual Christmas Dinner on December 4th.   2016 has been particularly active and the Club is looking forward to an exciting 2017.         


                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1358

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       268

Number of Ham Hours                 2466.24

Number of Public Service Events    42

Number of Ham Hours                   827.5

Number of Emergency Operations   4

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    40

Total ARES Operations this month   314

Total Ham Hours                              3333.78

8 out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 37 QNI 125  QTC 33  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1311 QTC 224 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  5  QNI 210 QTC 5  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 23  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 75  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 74  QTC 1  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Jackson County  Sessions 5  QNI 70  QTC 2  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 60  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 411  QTC 9  Net Mgr. KE0ARR

WAARCI  Sessions 5 QNI 117 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 502 QTC 29 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Benton Co ARES  Sessions 5  QNI 65  QTC  5  Net Mgr. KC0CNC

Mid MO ARC  Sessions 5  QNI 56 QTC 0  Net Mgr. WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions  5 QNI 44  QTC 20 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 9 QNI 96  QTC 8  Net Mgr. AD0OI

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 66  QTC 6 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 38  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 8   QNI 34  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 6 QNI 160 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 5  QNI 40  QTC  9  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KC0YNS-1 Liaison   Sessions 1   QNI 1  QTC 377  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

AARC   Sessions  4    QNI 67    QTC  2  Net Mgr. KD0QCN

KD0HHN-1 liaison  Sessions 1  QNI  1  QTC 8 Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Columbia Simplex  Sessions 5  QNI  108  QTC 0   Net Mgr AB0SE

Howard Co Simplex  Sessions 4  QNI 36  QTC 0    Net Mgr. WD6BGN

Region 10 Cycle 12  Sessions 13   QNI 124   QTC 106  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

10th Region CW   Sessions 61   QNI 0  QTC 161  Net Mgr. W0SS

Totals         Sessions 301      QNI 3913       QTC 1018



Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Dale Bagley

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ