MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MO SM
I had the great pleasure to attend the Joplin Amateur Radio Club Hamfest. It was, as always, a super event with a great flea market, lots of commercial vendors and a pleasure for all of us to attend. I would like to thank Jim Scott, WB0IYC, and Ray Brown, KB0STN, for their leadership with this year’s Hamfest and sharing their knowledge related to the Joplin Hamfest. They and the rest of the Joplin club members for their hard work on bring us a superb Hamfest. While there I was able to meet with many hams and really appreciate the spirit they brought with them that our hobby enjoys. The Amateur Radio operators attending were impressed by the great vender's and many flea market tables that were available. They also liked the availability of useful and affordable ham gear that they were able to purchase. Rod Blocksome, K0DAS, our Midwest Director and I worked together at the ARRL table. We made information on Amateur Radio available to those stopping by our table and helped new and current members join or renew their memberships.
At the Hamfest I was able to speak to Chris Wilson, N0CSW, the representative and VP of Yaesu Amateur Radio Division and learned more about their products and look forward to their new products still in development.
The latest news about the National Parity Bill is that the compromise wording has been reached and the Senate bill has been moved from the committee and placed on the agenda for a full Senate vote this fall. Let’s hope that we can get that needed legislation approved this year.
OCTOBER 2016 HAMFESTS
The Micro Wave Update Conference / Convention will be held in St. Louis, MO October 13, 2016. The Microwave Update Conference is an annual event held since 1985. It is dedicated to design, construction and operation of Microwave equipment. It is focused on, but not limited to, Amateur Radio on the microwave bands. The sponsors of the St. Louis Conference are Bob Sluder, N0IS, Mel Whitten, K0PFX, Jim Richardson, N5MU, & St. Louis Area Microwave Society. To get all the information about the MUD conference and ARRL Operating Specialty Convention use the link http://www.ullmann.us/MUD2016/ .
The Southside Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held October 15, 2016 at St. Sabina Catholic Church 700 Trevis Avenue in Belton, MO 64012. You can learn more about the Hamfest at the SSARC website http://www.southsidehamfest.com The Contact person is Dave Nienhuser, K0CMD his mail is at PO Box 701 Grandview, MO 64030 or contact him by Phone at 913-636-9696. Dave’s e-mail for the hamfest is email@example.com Talk-In for the Hamfest 147.12+ (PL 151.4)
The St. Louis Amateur Radio Club Halloween Hamfest will be held October 29, 2016 at the Kirkwood Community Center 111South Geyer Road in Kirkwood, MO. The public contact person for the Hamfest is Bob Sluder, N0IS, 7511 Local Hillsboro Road Cedar Hill, MO 63016 Phone: 636-285-7605 Bob’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVEMBER 2016 HAMFESTS
Mark your calendar for Nov. 5th for the NARCfest 2016 in Nixa MO sponsored by the Nixa Amateur Radio Club. Check out their website http://smlrs.info/hamfest-flyer/ The flyer is filled with valuable information about the 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: http://K0GQ.com to find out more information.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
Route 66 On The Air 2016 Special event will be held from September 10th until September 18th. All the info can be found on the link provided. Route 66 On The Air 2016 If you can’t use it, just search for Route 66 on the air 2016 and it will be associated with W6JBT.org, the sponsor of the Special Event. In Missouri we will have four stations operating. W6N sponsored by the Joplin ARC, W6O, Sponsored by the Lebanon ARC, W6R, Springfield sponsored by the Southwest MO ARC, W6P, St. Louis, MO sponsored by the St. Louis ARC. Their QSL information along with all of those of all the other stations participating in the event is on the W6JBT website.
The Macon County ARC, special event station honoring the genius of Missouri Author Lester Dent. Mr. Dent was a pulp fiction writer that created the first Super Hero known as Doc Savage. They will be operating from Mr. Dent’s home town of La Plata, MO in Macon County, MO. This is the 4 year for this Special Event and will have its own unique certificate that can be obtained by having a QSO with W0D, sending a SASE to P.O. Box 13 Macon, MO 63552. More information about the Special event is on the ARRL Website and under W0D on QRZ.com.
The Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club is known for its service to children in need. Their motto is “We Talk so They can Walk”. Joe Russell, K0WVU, a Noble in the Ararat Shrine has taken on the task of informing members about Amateur Radio and how the Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club serves the greater mission of the Ararat Shrine. Joe has done a great job education those whom are not as well informed about all aspects of Amateur Radio. The Ararat Shrine sponsors what is probably the largest Hamfest in the Kansas City area and has generously allowed the Ararat Shrine facility to be utilized by the Raytown ARC to hold their outstanding Hamfest. Amateur Radio is fortunate to have the Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club and its great contributions to Amateur Radio in the Kansas City area.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR AUGUST 2016
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1254
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 326
Number of Ham Hours 2707.65
Number of Public Service Events 19
Number of Ham Hours 227
Number of Emergency Operations 10
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 41
Total ARES Operations this month 355
Total Ham Hours 2975.65
8 out of 9 districts reporting
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS AUGUST 2016 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 29 QNI 109 QTC 21 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1203 QTC 208 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 5 QNI 119 QTC 14 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 5 QNI 50 QTC 5 Net Mgr. KF4MXF
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 5 QNI 84 QTC 5 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Session 5 QNI 84 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0HSB
Jackson County Sessions 4 QNI 97 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 5 QNI 70 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 31 QNI 420 QTC 13 Net Mgr. KE0ARR
WAARCI Sessions 4 QNI 100 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 457 QTC 28 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Randolph Co ARES Sessions 2 QNI 11 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 5 QNI 56 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 50 QTC 7 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 65 QTC 0 Net Mgr. AD0OI
Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 87 QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 3 QNI 20 QTC 0 Net Mgr N0AUY
District E ARES Sessions 9 QNI 37 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 142 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4 QNI 46 QTC 5 Net Mgr. N0AJI
KC0YNS-1 Liaison Sessions 1 QNI 1 QTC 302 Net Mgr. KC0YNS
AARC Sessions 6 QNI 77 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KD0QCN
KD0HHN-1 liaison Sessions 1 QNI 1 QTC 7 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Columbia Simplex Sessions 4 QNI 65 QTC 1 Net Mgr. AB0SE
Howard Co Simplex Sessions 4 QNI 70 QTC 1 Net Mgr. WD6BGN
Region 10 Cycle 1 Sessions 14 QNI 0 QTC 61 Net Mgr. KC0YNS
10th Region CW Sessions 53 QNI 0 QTC 121 Net Mgr. W0SS
Totals Sessions 282 QNI 3733 QTC 812
Section Manager,Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA
Assistant Section Manager
Technical CoordinatorGlenn B. Schulz W9IQ
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Assistant Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
Public Info CoordinatorRod A. Kittleman K0ADI