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JUNE 2017 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS Cecil Higgins, AC0HA Now that the flood waters are receding and life is getting back to a normal pace in most areas. I would like to remind everyone that the ARRL Field Day will be coming up June 24th and 25th, and that will be upon us before we know it. When it comes to attracting new folks to Amateur Radio and reactivating some of the veteran Hams, not many activities are as good as Field Day. Amateur Radio can get spread the good news about Amateur on Television, facebook, and in the newspapers. If your Field Day activities are held in a public area on even in the parking lot of a Big Box store, you will always have some interest from the public, both young and old alike. Another great benefit of Field Day is to help a Radio Club, ARES group or even individuals to prepare for emergency operations that may come their way in the future. Regardless of your motivation, let’s have a good number of Field Day operations in the Missouri Section this year. At this time of year things heat up both temperature and lifestyle wise. We travel more as a general rule and tend to be outside more for many different reasons. This might be a good time to inspect your antennas and towers for corrosion. Don’t forget about bad ropes or cables, rotors, grounds and whatever else may be connected to our radios. 73 Cecil JULY HAMFEST 2017 The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held July 15, 2017 at the Chrest Ridge Middle School located on 92 NW 58 Highway in Centerview, MO 64019. To Learn more about this year’s WAARC Hambest you can go to their website or contact Kenneth Smith, KO9R, 126 SW 400th Road Warrensburg, MO 64093, Phone: 660-441-0007 Email: The Zero Beaters Amateur Radio Club are sponsoring the Washington Hamfest on July 16, 2017 at the Elks Hall located at 1459 West 5th Street Washington, MO 63090. The Website is or Contact Bruce Serbus, KD0KCF PO Box 277 Gray Summit, MO 63039 by Phone: 314-954-3199 or by e-mail at AUGUST HAMFEST 2017 The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest on August 13, 2017 at the Elks Lodge located at 1163 Tom Ginnever Ave in O’Fallon, MO. The contact person for the Hamfest is Renee Simon , KD0OTG who can be reached by phone at 636-978-8422, by e-mail at or by mail at 10 Brave Frontier Court Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368. The talk-in frequency is on the 146.67- machine. For more information check out the Website: This year the Joplin Amateur Radio Club will hold their Hamfest on August 26th in Joplin Convention and Trade Center 3535 Hammons Blvd. Joplin, MO 64801. To learn more you can use their website . You can also contact Jim Scott , WB0IYC about the Hamfest and tables. Jim can be reached by mail at 310 South Wall Avenue Joplin, MO 64801, or to his phone: 417-781-2211, or to his Email: The Talk-In for the JARC Hamfest is 147.210+ (PL 91.5) AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC Some of those new to Amateur Radio may not be aware of the W0-QSL Bureau. Since September of 2005 the Mississippi Valley DX and Contest Club (MVDXCC) has sponsored the WØ QSL Bureau as a service to the Amateur Community. The majority of the Bureau's sorters are MVDXCC members and part of each club meeting is devoted to matters of the Bureau. The following is a small part of the information you can get by going to the MVDXCC website and following the W0-QSL bureau link. “If you are a DX'er or Contester you probably use the ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau system for the majority of your DX cards. As a member of the ARRL you can send bulk DX cards for a very reasonable price and receive DX cards from your local ARRL Incoming Bureau. To determine your Incoming Bureau you use the number in your callsign. If your callsign, for example, has the number zero then your Incoming Bureau is the Zero Bureau or Tenth District Bureau. For a listing of all the ARRL Incoming QSL Bureaus, click here. Incoming DX QSL cards arrive at your Bureau from DX Bureaus usually on a monthly basis. Each Incoming Bureau has its own procedures for purchasing supplies (envelopes, stamps & address labels) and getting cards to bureau subscribers.” To learn more use the link . Keith Kaiser, WA0TJT reports that the Kansas City Northland ARES and Platte County Amateur Radio Groups sponsors a Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew (#2273) that is based on Amateur Radio and emergency communications. The groups currently have seven registered youth members and are looking for more boys or girls aged 14 to 21 years and that have graduated the 8th grade. Currently they are recruiting additional members that are interested in this type of Scouting Activities. Keith requests that if your son or daughter or you would be interested in joining in one of the most exciting Ham groups in the KC area please contact us at We have no borders, it doesn’t matter if you are living in the Northland or Overland Park, if you are interested in Amateur Radio and being part of our group send us an email. The Macon County Amateur Radio Club reports that they took advantage of the opportunity to promote Amateur Radio in the Macon Public Library. Melanie Boone, KD0UNV, organized the effort to fill a large glass cabinet with items that reflect the diversity of the types of Amateur Radio operations. The items ranged from the ARRL Technicians License Manual, Hf and Vhf Radios, ARES promotional material, models of Dipoles, a collection of CW Keys, Radio Club information and a collage of photos of past Field Day operations. The materials were loaned by MCARC members and returned after a month on display. Many of those that checked out the Display were unaware that Amateur Radio still existed or that there were more Amateur Radio Operators today than ever before in history. MS Boone, expressed her thoughts that project was very successful in informing the public about the Amateur Radio Service. SECTION ARES REPORT FOR MAY 2017 JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC. Total # ARES Members 1268 Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 220 Number of Ham Hours 1508.03 Number of Public Service Events 28 Number of Ham Hours 511.5 Number of Emergency Operations 39 Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 319 Number of Skywarn Ops this month 32 Number of Skywarn Hours 437.5 Total ARES Operations this month 319 Total Ham Hours 2786.03 6 out of 9 districts reporting SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS MAY 2017 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL, STM MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 28 QNI 113 QTC 38 Net Mgr. K9ZTV MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1162 QTC 164 Net Mgr. K0RWL MESN Sessions 4 QNI 159 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KD0CNC Lebanon ARES Sessions 5 QNI 40 QTC 5 Net Mgr. KF4MXF Callaway Co CARL Sessions 6 QNI 95 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KC0LYA Boone Co CMRA Session 5 QNI 70 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KC0HSB Jackson County Sessions 4 QNI 74 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0UAA Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 5 QNI 70 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY Rolla RRARS Sessions 31 QNI 389 QTC 9 Net Mgr. KE0AR WAARCI Sessions 4 QNI 124 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 498 QTC 22 Net Mgr. N0TPE Benton Co ARES Sessions 4 QNI 48 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0CNC Mid MO ARC Sessions 4 QNI 26 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 32 QTC 8 Net Mgr. K0KEX Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 52 QTC 16 Net Mgr. AD0OI Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 106 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX Tri-County ARC Sessions 4 QNI 37 QTC 0 Net Mgr N0AUY St. Francois Co ARES Sessions 2 QNI 14 QTC 0 Net Mgr AC0RV West Central MO Net Sessions 4 QNI 39 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KD0CNC District E ARES Sessions 6 QNI 26 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0RIC Hannibal ARES Sessions 6 QNI 108 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN KD0HHN-1 liaison Sessions 1 QNI 1 QTC 201 Net Mgr. KD0HHN Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4 QNI 41 QTC 9 Net Mgr. N0AJI Totals Sessions 198 QNI 3298 QTC 489 10th Region CW 72% K9ZTV, KC0M, W0FCE, W0SJS Net Mgr 10th Region SSB 100% KC0M, KB0OFD, K0VTT Net Mgr.

Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • 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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  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG