MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MO SM
I looked at my calendar and noticed that we are just about 8 weeks from the Missouri QSO Party. The 2017 MO QSO Party will take place on April 1 and 2, 2017. I believe that this will be the 16th Missouri QSO Party sponsored and coordinated by the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society of St. Louis, Missouri. Every year, the MO QSO Party has made improvements and attracted more participants. There are eighteen categories, SHOW ME Certificates and 1X1 SHOW ME Certificates. Go to the B.E.A.R.’s website and look over the results from past QSO Parties. You may also want to sponsor a Plaque for one of the operating Categories. You can check out their website at http://w0ma.org/ and don’t forget to plan to operate on April 1st and 2nd .
I was not able to attend this year’s Winterfest due to the death of a close family member who was killed in an auto accident on the night before Winterfest. I hope everyone understands how important it was for me and my family to be together at that time.
MARCH HAMFEST 2017
The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society is holding their Spring Hamfest on March 25, 2017 at the Mount Vernon Arts and Recreation Center located on 822 W. Mount Vernon Blvd. There are several great forums this year including one by Bob Heil, K9EID, at 9:00 Glenn Schulz, W9IQ, will give the low down on SWR & Feedline Loss. A program on using an Antenna Analyzer will begin at 10:15 and at 11:00 the District D ARES meeting will be held. There are some great Commercial Vendors planning to attend and there will be lots of Flea Market tables to look over. Contact Mike Sanders K0AZ at K0AZ@centurytel.net or Bob Myers at email@example.com for more information and check out the Website about the Hamfest at http://W0OAR.com.
APRIL HAMFEST 2017
The Four State QRP Group will be holding their annual Conference on April 7th and 8th at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center 3050 Green Mountain Drive in Branson, MO 65615. To get the latest information, check out their website http://www.ozarkcon.com . Pre-registration is starting soon. You can also contact Ed Meyer, WG5F 1350 S. 99th E. Ave. Tulsa, OK 74128 Phone 918-232-5194 or by e-mail 4SQRP-Ed@meyertribe.com .
The Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club is holding their Hamfest on April 17, 2017 at the Ararat Shrine Temple 5100 Ararat Drive Kansas CIty, MO 64101 Public Contact: Joseph Russell , KØWVU, 1600 S. Skyline
Drive Liberty, MO 64068, Phone: 816-215-9836 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
Cliff Rozen, KC0SDV, reports that the Egyptian Radio Club and St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club are sponsoring a class the weekend of April 7-9. The classes will be held in Granite City, IL at Holy Family Catholic Church in the Egyptian Club Room. VE testing for all license levels will be available the afternoon of April 9. There is no charge for the class. VE testing is $15. For complete information and study guides contact: Bob Evans AA9FQ@ARRL.NET Cliff Rozar KC0SDV@SLSRC.ORG You must already have the General License in order to enroll.
The CARL Spark Gaps reports that at the Callaway Amateur Radio League meeting, Dave Phelps,KC0LYA shared copies of the Missouri ARES Interoperability plan frequencies for VHF (Wide Area) and UHF (Scene). It was suggest that it would be a good idea to program these into CARL member’s radio memories for quick use. Ken Sevier, WB8SQS spoke with Callaway Electric about placing a backup repeater & antenna on their HQ tower. There has been no response to the request yet. It was reported that an inspection of the CARL repeater found that the repeater and grounds were functioning properly.
The Hannibal Amateur Radio Club News reports that President Don Vary, KD0HHN, announced at the last meeting, that there will be a Severe Weather Storm Spotter class on the 28th of February at the Shirley Bomar building on Munger Lane. The class starts at 6:30pm and runs for about 2 hours. The class is taught by Jim Kramper from the National Weather Service office in St.Louis and those who attend can get registered as storm spotters for the NWS. There is no charge for the class and no pre-registration is needed. If you have any questions, contact John Hark, Hannibal/Marion County Emergency Management Director at 231-2650. The class is very informative and a good way to spend a couple of hours on a Tuesday night.
Elizabeth Stone, KE0KCT, for passing her General Exam. Liz got her Technician license last August from the Technician class sponsored by the Hannibal ARC and has added her General ticket within just a few months. Bonnie Sinclair, WB0WAP, was named Member of the Year for 2016. Bonnie served as editor of the newsletter for many years, as well as being a Volunteer Examiner for licensing exams.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR JANUARY 2016
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1238
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 242
Number of Ham Hours 2173.29
Number of Public Service Events 21
Number of Ham Hours 224
Number of Emergency Operations 6
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 42
Total ARES Operations this month 269
Total Ham Hours 2439.29
9 out of 9 districts reporting
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS JANUARY 2016
LARRY WILSON, K0RWL, STM
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 29 QNI 123 QTC 21 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1406 QTC 104 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 4 QNI 186 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KD0CNC
Lebanon ARES Sessions 5 QNI 58 QTC 8 Net Mgr. KF4MXF
Boone Co CMRA Session 4 QNI 71 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KC0HSB
Jackson County Sessions 4 QNI 87 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 64 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 31 QNI 439 QTC 10 Net Mgr. KE0ARR
WAARCI Sessions 5 QNI 133 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 524 QTC 2 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Benton Co ARES Sessions 4 QNI 69 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0CNC
Mid MO ARC Sessions 4 QNI 59 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 5 QNI 47 QTC 10 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 7 QNI 61 QTC 5 Net Mgr. AD0OI
Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 109 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 4 QNI 33 QTC 1 Net Mgr N0AUY
District E ARES Sessions 8 QNI 39 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 184 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4 QNI 33 QTC 3 Net Mgr. N0AJI
AARC Sessions 4 QNI 70 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KD0QCN
KD0HHN-1 liaison Sessions 1 QNI 1 QTC 191 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Howard Co Simplex Sessions 4 QNI 43 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WD6BGNTotals Sessions 220 Q
Section Manager,Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA
Assistant Section Manager
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
Public Info CoordinatorRod A. Kittleman K0ADI
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Technical CoordinatorGlenn B. Schulz W9IQ
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Assistant Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP