SEPTEMBER 2015 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, Assistant Manager, Field Service & Radiosport Dept. reports that the Club Update mechanism has been upgraded. Now when a club updates the information on the ARRL club pages the changes are displayed as soon as the information is submitted. The tutorial on the club page www.arrl.org/clubs has been updated to reflect the changes in the updating procedure. Here is the direct link to the pdf tutorial. http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Clubs/Club%20Update%20Online_20150806.pdf. You can copy and paste this link into your search engine. It is important to get the club information updated on a regular basis so that Club Contact information will be correct and reduce the number of items returned to HQ because of a bad address. The updating will also keep your club on the ACTIVE CLUB list. Most know that a club once it is affiliated, it is affiliated forever, but to be considered an ACTIVE Club it needs to update its information at least every two years. When new officers are elected it is a good time to make the updates.
If you have any questions about any of this or other club business please contact Norm at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 860-594-0230.
AUGUST HAMFEST 2015
The Joplin Amateur Radio Club Hamfest was an event to remember. The attendance was outstanding and there was an impressive number of commercial and flea market vendors. The door prizes were amazing. It was nice to hear all the applause when the grand prize was awarded. John Frederick, N9GOU, JARC Pres. And Jim Scott, WB0IYC, JARC V-Pres. did a wonderful job making sure that the Hamfest was a success. You had to be impressed with all the hard work by the JARC members and the air conditioned Joplin Trade Center facility. This year’s JARC Hamfest was the only one in my memory that had a NO WAKE zone on the main exit. At around 10:00 a.m., there was an enormous rain storm that produced so much rain that it created a flash flood in the tiny stream next to the Convention Center. The flood water began to rise at a fantastic rate and spilled over the banks into the lower end of the Convention Center parking area. Realizing that the vehicles parked in that part of the parking lot were in danger, the JARC announcer informed everyone that they needed to move their cars. Not everyone heard the warning, but many waded through the water and moved their vehicles to higher ground.
OCTOBER HAMFEST 2014
The October 17th SouthSide Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held in the St. Sabina Catholic Church. The Church is located at 700 Trevis Avenue in Belton, MO 63552. To learn more about the SSARC Hamfest go to their website http://southsidehamfest.com You can contact Branden Richeson, KB0SEP at P.O. Box 701 Grandview, MO 64030. You can also call Branden at 816-729-4638 or by e-mail at Email: KB0SEP@gmail.com. The Talk-In is 147.12 (PL 151.4).
The October 31st Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held in the Kirkwood Community Center located at 111 South Geyer Road in Kirkwood, MO. Checkout their website for more information at http://www.halloweenhamfest.org. To learn more about the “Halloween Hamfest” you can contact Bob Sluder , N0IS
7511 Local Hillsboro Road Cedar Hill, MO 63016 Phone: 636-285-7605 Email email@example.com Talk-In: 147.150/147.750 (PL 141.3)
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
The St. Louis Suburban Radio Club will be turning October 17th into a mega-event weekend. The Oct 17th weekend marks the opening of the club's special event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch. To celebrate, the SLSRC will begin operating the special event call-sign WØA from October 17 to October 31st. Most of the special event will be operated by club members from their home stations. However, to get things kicked off with a bang, the SLSRC will set up a mini-Field Day configuration at Stacey Park to give this event a Grand Opening kickoff. In addition to the WØA special event, the club will be hosting their annual picnic on that date.
At the August Hannibal Amateur Radio Club meeting Larry Lauer, WB2UFO, made a presentation about the August 15th and 16th Mark Twain Lighthouse Memorial Event. The event is part of the International Lighthouse Weekend. Arrangements were made with the City to use the shelter house at Glascock’s Landing on the riverfront. The Club has not participated in the International Lighthouse Weekend in 10 years. The Mark Twain Lighthouse will be on the air from about 9:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday Aug. 15th . The HARC thanked Cliff, K0CA, Larry, WB2UFO, and Bonnie, WB0WAP, for designing some very attractive QSL cards and certificates. Don Vary, KD0HHN, HARC President noted that the Mark Twain Lighthouse event went well. The operation made 51 QSOs during this year’s event and that other than the weather being a little warm, it was a great day to be operating.
Don’t forget to participate in the Route 66 on the Air this year. The Special event is supported by four Missouri Section Amateur Radio Clubs. The St. Louis ARC will operate as W6P, The Lebanon ARC will be W6O, The Springfield ARC W6R and Joplin ARC will be W6N. September 12th through the 20th. To get more info, go to http://w6jbt.org/.
Keep a look out for the Macon County ARC Lester Dent Special event from LaPlata, MO in Northern MO on October 10th and 11th. Lester Dent W0CBL, was the author and adventurer who created the first Super Hero Doc Savage in the early 1930s. To get more info go to http://www.maconcountyarc.net/.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR AUGUST 2015
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1240
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 241
Number of Ham Hours 2382.38
Number of Public Service Events 38
Number of Ham Hours 357
Number of Emergency Operations 11
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 141
Total ARES Operations this month 290
Total Ham Hours 2880.38
9 out of 9 districts reporting
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS AUGUST 2015 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 29 QNI 105 QTC 18 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1153 QTC 141 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 5 QNI 219 QTC 5 Net Mgr. K0VET
Clinton Co ARES Sessions 2 QNI 10 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KC0QLU
Lebanon ARES Sessions 4 QNI 30 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4 QNI 65 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Session 4 QNI 66 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0WGB
AARC Sessions 4 QNI 54 QTC 0 Net Mgr KB0KWC
Jackson County Sessions 5 QNI 89 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 52 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 29 QNI 415 QTC 5 Net Mgr. KD0WQW
WAARCI Sessions 5 QNI 143 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 593 QTC 28 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Randolph Co ARESS Sessions 5 QNI 29 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 5 QNI 86 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 5 QNI 53 QTC 20 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 68 QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 4 QNI 33 QTC 0 Net Mgr N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 22 QTC 1 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 9 QNI 35 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 134 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4 QNI 43 QTC 4 Net Mgr. N0AJI
Benton County Sessions 5 QNI 78 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0CNC
10th Region CW Sessions 60 QNI 0 QTC 214 Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region SSB Sessions 21 QNI 0 QTC 108 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 297 QNI 3555 QTC 563
10th Region Participation CW 68% K9ZTV, ND0N, W0SJS,
Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region Participation SSB 76% KB0GWY
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Technical CoordinatorWayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS
Public Info CoordinatorDennis John McCarthy AA0A
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Assistant Section ManagerCecil B. Higgins AC0HA
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF