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                     JULY 2014 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                             DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM

            The 2014 ARRL Field Day is in the book and from what I’ve heard it was a very successful year.  One part of Field Day I always enjoy is getting traffic from various Field Day sites. This year I had a problem.  Just as the MO SSB net started and I began picking up Section Manager Traffic, the weather at the Field Day site went from threatening to full on storming.  Lightning was bad enough that we had to disconnect the Antenna from the Rigs.  We heard that the City of Moberly took a lightning strike that turned off the electricity to the City for a while.   That said, I’m sorry that there were those that couldn’t send their traffic to me directly, but I did get a significant number Field Day messages sent via winlink and by other means from the operators that picked up the traffic from Field Day sites. 

          The ARRL National Centennial Convention will be held July 17th through the 19th.  I hope that a good number of Missouri Section members will be able to attend and send me a summary of their experiences at this once in a lifetime event. 

          Mitch Odneal, NW0M the Coordinator of the W1AW/0 operation in June reported in the Midwest Division Newsletter about the success of the operation.   You have to be impressed with a total of 35,444 QSOs

distributed as 13,771 on SSB, 16980 on CW and 4,693 on digital.  Mitch thanked the 68 operators and his co-captain Ward Silver, N0AX, for the great job they did in the first of two W1AW/0 operations in Missouri.   The next W1AW/0 opportunity will be October 8th through the 14th and if you are interested in participating, you will need to contact Mitch, NW0M when he starts making up the schedule later this year.

                             JULY 2014 HAMFESTS

         The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held July 19th at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.  To learn more about the Hamfest you can go to the website  or get in contact with Kenneth Smith, KO0R, 126 SW 400th Road Warrensburg, MO 64093 by Phone: 660-441-0007 or e-mail Ken at  The WAARC Hamfest is always a great event and lots of Amateur Radio related products to buy or if you get a table you can also be a flea market vendor.

         The Zero Beaters Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held July 20th at the Elks Hall, 1459 West 5th St. in Washington, MO 63090. You can learn more about the Hamfest by contacting Bruce Serbus, KD0KCF, PO Box 277 Gray Summit, MO 63039.  Bruce can be contacted by phone at 314-954-3199 or by e-mail at  The Club website is


          Don Vary, KD0HHN, President, of the Hannibal Amateur Radio Club reported that recently, there was a problem with someone playing music, making noise, QRM etc. on the repeater. The shut-down codes didn’t work and it was necessary for Fred Miller, KB0WIL, to remove the repeater and take it to A&W Communications for an upgrade. Fred then reinstalled the 625 machine and got it back on the air.  As a result of these improvements, the responsible HARC officials can now remotely shut down both repeaters when a problem occurs. The HARC expressed their appreciation for the time and work that Fred put into getting the repeater reprogrammed and operating. 

          At the May meeting of the Central Missouri Radio Association,  Mac McKenzie Jr., K4CHS, reported that Corey Mesenbrink, KC0YNS, had asked if the CMRA would be willing to join with Boone County ARES to purchase a 16 foot trailer for both clubs usage. It was moved and seconded to proceed as a joint venture and to form a committee to gather more information on the trailer and to submit a proposal for its use, and storage. The joint committee that was appointed consisted of members of both organizations. At the June CMRA meeting Corey, KC0YNS, and Don Moore, KM0R reported they had both been to view the trailer in person and found it acceptable. Following a lengthy discussion of the trailer, its insurance coverage and storage, a motion approving the purchase the trailer passed unanimously.  Don, KM0R announced that an anonymous donation to help pay for the trailer had been made in Memory of Dale Huffington, AE0S.  Others were encouraged to also make donations in Dale’s memory as well.

          At the June Meeting of the Southeast Missouri Amateur Radio Club EOC coordinator Dick Knaup, KD0BSP, reported that the Capstone Drill this month is on June 16th from 9am to 12 pm. He is in need of volunteers to work during the drill. Ernie Chiles, W0RMS, reported that Mike McCrate, KD0GUH, received the ARES QSL Card Challenge consolation prize. Ernie also reported that the Fox Hunt was a success and there were 9 hunters. There were 2 fox to hunt and congratulations to Jody Rouse, KD0LDE, who won the prize for finding the fox first. She received a multimeter as a prize. Ernie asked if the SEMOARC wanted to have another Fox Hunt in October and many stated they would like to have another hunt this fall.

          Like many of Missouri’s Amateur Radio Clubs, The Missouri Valley Amateur Radio Club participated in Field Day 2014.  It was interesting to see some of their facebook postings about their club and Field Day.

The link is  I’m not sure how many Amateur Radio Clubs have a facebook account, but it is obviously worth the effort to help keep the membership in touch.


    SECTION ARES REPORT FOR JUNE 2014     JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1289

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       241

Number of Ham Hours                 3242.55

Number of Public Service Events      75.5

Number of Ham Hours                    271

Number of Emergency Operations   20 

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.  246 

Total ARES Operations this month 277

Total Ham Hours                          3759.55

9 out of 9 districts reporting

            For the latest updates in appointments and ARES activities please go to the Missouri ARES website.



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 37 QNI 97  QTC 44  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 30 QNI 1156 QTC 163 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  6  QNI 267 QTC 24  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 24  QTC 0  Net Mgr. KD0PLS

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 67  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Sessions  4 QNI 48 QTC 3  Net Mgr.  KC0WGB

Benton Co   Sessions 1  QNI 23  QTC 1  Net Mgr. KD0CNC

St Clair Co ARES  Sessions 1  QNI 9  QTC 1   Net Mgr. WA5ICX

AARC  Sessions 4  QNI 46   QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0KWC

TLARC  Sessions 1   QNI 2 QTC 2885 Net Mgr. KB0OFD

Clinton Co.  Sessions 4  QNI 22   QTC 0  Net Mgr. KC0QLU

Jackson County Sessions  6 QNI 72 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 53  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 30 QNI 372  QTC 5  Net Mgr. N6RHQ

WAARCI  Sessions 5 QNI 262 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 30  QNI 480 QTC 26 Net Mgr. N0TPE

St. Francois Co ARES Sessions 4  QNI 52  QTC 0  Net Mgr. AI0U

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 76   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

West Central MO Net  Sessions 1  QNI 13  QTC 1  Net Mgr. KD0CNC

KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 51  QTC 14 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES  Sessions 12   QNI 91  QTC 2  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 71  QTC 2 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County  ARC Sessions 4 QNI 33  QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

District A ARES Sessions  1  QNI 31  QTC 0  Net Mgr. N4RZB

District E ARES  Sessions 10 QNI  67  QTC 4 Net Mgr. N0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 6 QNI 151 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Digital  Sessions 4  QNI 46  QTC 3  Net Mgr. N0AJI

10th Region CW  Sessions 60  QNI 0  QTC 157  Net Mgr. W0SS

10th Region SSB Sessions 13  QNI 0   QTC 105  Net Mgr. K0VTT

Totals      Sessions 302    QNI 3581    QTC 3449

10th Region Participation CW  80%  K9ZTV,  KC0M, W0SJS, W0FCE

                                                                         Net Mgr. W0SS

10th Region Participation SSB 62%  KC0M, KB0OFD, KB0GWY

                                                                         Net Mgr. K0VTT



Missouri Officials

  • Dale Bagley

    Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Wayland Mc Kenzie

    Technical Coordinator

    Wayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS

  • Dennis Mc Carthy

    Public Info Coordinator

    Dennis J. Mc Carthy AA0A

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG