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                       JANUARY 2016


                   Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MO SM

          I am excited by the opportunity to be the Missouri Section Manager and I am looking forward to working with those that have Section appointments.  I feel we have well qualified individuals serving in the Section Cabinet and all of the other Section appointments and I have no planned changes in mind.  I want to take this opportunity to give some background information about me and my association with the ARRL MO Section. After a career in public safety, I retired from law enforcement and as the emergency manager for my city.  I've been a ham for 20 years and I have been involved in providing communications during several disasters. As an assistant District Emergency Coordinator I was asked to provide ARES leadership over communications during the Joplin Tornado event of 2011. I was appointed the District EC position shortly after that event and have worked diligently with hams in the district to improve our abilities to provide various types of communications to served agencies. I also serve as an Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator and as the Assistant Section Manager for Southwest, MO. 


        Considering the Snow Storm that preceded the OMAR Hamfest in Brighton, MO was well attended.  The forums went off as scheduled and those attending had a good time going through the flea market and visiting about Ham radio. Hopefully old man Winter will give the OMAR a break next year.

         The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, Winterfest 2016 will be held January 23, 2016, at the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive, in Collinsville, IL 62234. Winterfest is one of the largest Hamfest in the Midwest and has sold out their tables every year. To get more information about the 2016 Winterfest, check out the website at . Saint Louis Suburban Radio Club Winterfest Chairman and Public Contact Person is Rebecca Carroll , KC9CIJ 307 West 4th Street Cahokia, IL 62206, Phone: 314-717-1967  Email: .


          Randy Schulze, KD0HKD, President of the Raytown ARC, was the author of a nice article that appeared in the January Midwest Division News. The photos for the article were taken by Kelly McLanahan, KC0KM.  The Raytown Club presented awards for service above and beyond to several members at their Holiday Dinner held at the ARARAT Shrine.  If you haven’t had the chance to read the article by Randy, you can go to the link and check it out.

          The Callaway Amateur Radio League newsletter the Spark Gaps reports that they are planning a special event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech on March 5, 2016.  Gene Meador, WB0HKN, was in the marching band at the original event. CARL President Dave Phelps, KC0LYA, reported that they were working on a Memorandum of Understanding with the Callaway County Emergency Management.  Dan Schaper,AC0WZ, and Dave Mueller, AC0WI, worked on the CARL repeater site and repeater.

          The Macon County ARC will again be using the callsign W0D for their Lester Dent-Doc Savage Special Event.  The Lester Dent – Doc Savage Special event will be held October 8th and 9th and will celebrates the larger than life character who created the first “Super Hero”.  Mr. Dent who passed away at the age of 54, lived a life so full of adventure that most of us could not imagine it possible.  To learn more about the special event you can go to and search for W0D. That will get you to the page about the Special Event.  Lester Dent was licensed as W0CBL, and his call is currently being used by the NEMO ARC for their club call.


                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1327

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       241

Number of Ham Hours                 1192.38

Number of Public Service Events    13

Number of Ham Hours                     170

Number of Emergency Operations   16

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    16

Total ARES Operations this month   854.2

Total Ham Hours                            2216.58

9 out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 37 QNI 115  QTC 37  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1238 QTC 202 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  4  QNI 187 QTC 2  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 5  QNI 56  QTC 1  Net Mgr. KD0PLS

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 5  QNI 96  QTC 5  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 65  QTC 3  Net Mgr. N0JEC

Jackson County Sessions  4 QNI 81 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  5   QNI 68  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 406  QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0WQW

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 100 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 501 QTC 29 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Randolph Co ARESS Sessions 4 QNI 37 QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  5 QNI 77   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 38  QTC11 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 7  QNI 65  QTC 2  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG

Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 87  QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 5  QNI 65   QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 6   QNI 30  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 6 QNI 125 QTC 4  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 5  QNI 43  QTC  3  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KC0YNS-1 Liaison   Sessions 1   QNI 1  QTC 236  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

AARC     Sessions 5    QNI 86    QTC  3  Net Mgr. KC0KWC

Totals      Sessions 218    QNI 3607    QTC 545

10th Region Participation CW  40%  K9ZTV,  ND0N, W0SJS,

                                                              K2HT,    Net Mgr. W0SS




Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • 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

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • 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

  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI