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                                           JANUARY 2017

                                MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                               Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MO SM

         I hope everyone is having a good start to 2017 and are excited about all the opportunities out there for making the New Year a great one for growing Amateur Radio in the Missouri Section. This time of year is a good time to set some individual and Radio Club goals.  For example, you can plan to re-organize your radio shack, improve your antenna system, start operating on a new mode, switch over to computer logging, participate in ARES drills, take part in operating events like the MO QSO Party, and a host of other ideas.  One of the most important Ham Radio activities we might consider is to help mentor a new or inactive Amateur Radio operator and help them get on the air operating in 2017.   I will be looking forward to visiting with the ARRL members and others at upcoming Hamfests.


                                                  JANUARY HAMFEST

          The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, Winterfest 2017 will be held January 28, 2017. The Winterfest is held at the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive, in Collinsville, IL 62234. Tickets and Tables are on sale now at Just click the link to the store. Tables are $25.00 if purchased Before January 1, 2017. Tickets are $8.00 if purchased in advance - $10.00 if purchased at the door. Raffle Tickets are also available at 6 tickets for $5.00 or 1 ticket for $1.00.This year’s Winterfest will be returning to the Main Ball Room and it is one of the largest Hamfest in the Midwest.  This year’s Forums include one by Bob Heil, K9EID, and Sterling Coffey, N0SSC, who is the authority on Promoting Ham Radio to youth. VE testing will be provided by the Cliff Cave Testing Team.  The latest information about Winterfest will be found on their Website:
Public Contact: Rebecca Carroll , KC9CIJ  331 North New Ballas Road Box 410035 St. Louis, MO 63141 she can be contacted Phone: 314-496-7271 Email:  The Talk-In on 146.970 (PL 141.3)



          Herb Fiddick, NZ0F reports that the next WW1USA event will be January 28/29, 2017 at The National WW1 Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. For those unfamiliar with WW1USA, we are entering our 4th year of operating special events at the Museum to help commemorate significant events in the centennial of WW1, to help raise awareness of amateur radio in a public setting, and to provide unique operating opportunities for amateur radio operators in the KC metro area and around the region. The WW1USA ARC’s next event will be commemorating the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare by the Germans in early 1917. By the end of 1916, Germany's chances of success in the war were looking increasingly grim. In January 1917, they planned to start using their 105 submarines to break Britain's back by sinking 600,000 tons of shipping per month. We will be operating inside for this event, in the lobby of the auditorium just to the right of the main entrance. Parking is free and you don't need to buy a ticket to operate with us or come visit the operation. We will operate from 10 AM to 9 PM on Saturday and from 7 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. All amateur radio operators are invited and encouraged to participate - no experience necessary and all license classes are welcome. If you are interested, please sign-up using our on-line sign-up system at the link below to reserve your preferred times.
Additional information about WW1USA is available at or on our page.

         Rebecca Carroll, KC9CIJ, reports that the St. Louis Suburban Radio Club kicks off the year with its monthly meeting on January 20, with the annual “Show and Tell” program. This is where YOU get to give a brief presentation of any radio, antenna, etc. projects you have completed, or are working on. It is also a great time to “show” off any new equipment you have or your new modes of operation. This coincides with the ARRL QST annual DIY Projects Issue, so if you are looking for ideas for “Show and Tell” be sure to look in the January Issue of QST.
The meeting will be held in the Missouri Baptist Hospital, Clinical Learning Institute Building, Rooms 419-420 in the Goldfarb School of Nursing, starting time is 7 PM.


                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1232

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       210

Number of Ham Hours                 1628.89

Number of Public Service Events    32

Number of Ham Hours                   296

Number of Emergency Operations   1

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    5

Total ARES Operations this month   243

Total Ham Hours                              1929.89

9 out of 9 districts reporting


MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 30 QNI 125  QTC 25  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1279 QTC 210 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  4  QNI 154 QTC 4  Net Mgr.  KD0CNC

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 34  QTC 5  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL  Sessions 4  QNI  61  QTC  4  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 55  QTC 2  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Jackson County  Sessions 5  QNI 71  QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 60  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 368  QTC 6  Net Mgr. KE0ARR

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 88 QTC  2  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 497 QTC 21 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Benton Co ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 54  QTC  1  Net Mgr. KC0CNC

Mid MO ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 50 QTC 0  Net Mgr. WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions  3 QNI 42  QTC 12 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 54  QTC 2  Net Mgr. AD0OI

Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 69  QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 5  QNI 31  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 8   QNI 37  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 149 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 25  QTC  2  Net Mgr. N0AJI

AARC   Sessions  4    QNI 62    QTC  1  Net Mgr. KD0QCN

KD0HHN-1 liaison  Sessions 1  QNI  1  QTC 210 Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Howard Co Simplex  Sessions 4  QNI 42  QTC 0    Net Mgr. WD6BGN

Totals                       Sessions 204   QNI 3380     QTC 515



Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Dale Bagley

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ