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 http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club . This needs to be done yearly if possible.
APRIL 2016 HAMFEST
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 KA0SOG@arrl.net. The website: http://hambash.com/. 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.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
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.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR MARCH 2016
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
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS MARCH 2016 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
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
Section Manager,Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA
Assistant Section Manager
Technical CoordinatorGlenn B. Schulz W9IQ
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Assistant Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Public Info CoordinatorRod A. Kittleman K0ADI