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                            APRIL 2016

                  MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                      Cecil Higgins MO SM

                It's been a busy time lately. I enjoyed visiting with Mike Sanders, K0AZ, at the Ozark Amateur Radio Society (OARS) Hamfest held at Mt Vernon. They had a great location in the Marc building and informed me that it will be held there again next year. The Hamfest drew a great turn out with a lot of great venders. I look forward to attending next year.

Rod Blocksome, K0DAS, Midwest Director and I attended the 4-State QRP Convention held in Branson. The Convention had a great turnout and there were some interesting presentations on how to get the most out of your QRP rig as well as well other QRP related subjects.

                Larry Scantlan, KEØKZ reports House Bill HB1951 has just passed the Missouri House of Representatives by a vote of 86-66! Now we have 20 days to get this through the Missouri Senate. Senator Paul Weiland is sponsoring our bill which is SB1951. There are only 32 Senators. Our job is cut out for us. Let's get started TODAY and contact each of the Missouri Senators and let them know how important this legislation is to us and that we want them to vote YES. Here is the link to the directory of Missouri Senators so you can find who represents you.

          I attended the Weather Spotter training held at Citizens Memorial Hospital. It was sponsored by the Polk County Emergence Management and the Polk County ARES Group. The meteorologist presenting the training was Steve Runnels from the National Weather Service. The training lasted about 2 hours and was informative and well presented. Joye McElwee, N0CP, is the Polk County ARES EC and his group had a great turnout.

          If you are a Missouri Section Club officer you need to make sure that your Local Amateur Radio Club updates their ARRL Affiliation information for 2015.  This can be done by going to the list of Affiliated Clubs and finding your club’s page.  You can go to your Affiliated Club’s page on the ARRL Website and see the information about your club.  In the upper right of that page is a very small edit link.  Click on edit and, after you update the officers and any other information, you need to push the submit button at the bottom of the page. The club list is found at .   This needs to be done yearly if possible. 


          The Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring the 2016 Hambash that will be held April 16th at the Ararat Shrine located just off I-435, at 5100 Ararat Drive in Kansas City, MO 64101.  The contact person for the Hambash is David Hinkley, KA0SOG, 1221 SE 11th Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081.  His phone number is 816-525-4826 or his e-mail The website: This will be a good place to get more information.  This is a great Hamfest with lots of Flea Market vendors and Commercial Vendors.  Several clubs use this Hamfest to sell equipment that have been donated to help support their program.  The ARRL Forum is usually held in the Truman Room at around 9:30 a.m.


         The Missouri QSO Party, sponsored by the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society, was held April 2nd and 3rd and this year’s MOQSO Party created a lot of activities on the bands.  I know that all the folks participating had a great time and will be looking forward to the 2017 event. The Log needs to be submitted within 30 days of the end of the MOQP.  There will be 18 categories that will receive plaques and 11 categories that the first place will receive a certificate.  The final results will be reported on the B.E.A.R.S. website later this year.

                The Heart of America Radio Club March 15th meeting was held at the Red Cross Office in Midtown Kansas City, MO. The Program for March Meeting saw the return of the Heart of America Radio Club chili cook-off. Craig Schley, KA0FSP, was the coordinator of this year’s Chili Cook-Off and those bring chili to the contest are eligible for prizes. This year the prize for First Place was a $25.00 gift certificate from Associated Radio and the Second Place prize was a $15.00 Associated Radio gift certificate. Those not entering a dish for the contest were required to bring a good appetite.

                At the Central Missouri Radio Association March meeting Loretta Schouten, KE0FHK, reminded the club of the contact students from Rockbridge Elementary made with the ISS (International Space Station) previously, and she asked for the club's support to do another contact event at Southern Boone in Ashland. She'll write the proposal for NASA. It may be the spring of 2017 before the event would take place. The Rockbridge contact made quite an impact on the kids who participated. A motion was made and approved to support Loretta's efforts. Following the CMRA business meeting there were two programs. The first was given by Myron Kern, W0ZH, who gave a presentation on an antenna he built which can be

operated from his attic.  The second program was presented by Jon Cole, N0OFJ, who provided a thorough instruction session on fox hunting.


                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                   

Total  # ARES Members                 1291

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       299

Number of Ham Hours                 2233.81

Number of Public Service Events    19

Number of Ham Hours                     433.5

Number of Emergency Operations   7

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    49

Total ARES Operations this month   325

Total Ham Hours                            2716.31

9 out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 31 QNI 103  QTC 24  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1220 QTC 271 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  4  QNI 203 QTC 1  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 5  QNI 41  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 5  QNI 91  QTC 8  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 5   QNI 89  QTC 3  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Jackson County Sessions  4 QNI 92 QTC 4  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  5   QNI 75  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 418  QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0WQW

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 116 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 462 QTC 31 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Randolph Co ARES Sessions 4 QNI 33 QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  5 QNI 74   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 36  QTC 6 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 63  QTC 3  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 7 QNI 100  QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 5  QNI 58  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 6   QNI 23  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 116 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 5  QNI 110  QTC  7  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KC0YNS-1 Liaison   Sessions 1   QNI 1  QTC 279  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

AARC    Sessions 5  QNI 71   QTC  0  Net Mgr. KD0QCN

10th Region CW   Sessions 57   QNI 0  QTC 138  Net Mgr. W0SS

KD0HHN-1 Liaison Sessions 1  QNI 1  QTC 11  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Totals         Sessions 267      QNI 3596       QTC 798

Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Dale Bagley

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI