AUGUST 2015 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
My wife and I attended the July meeting of the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society in St. Louis. I really appreciated the hospitality we received from the BEARS and the opportunity to discuss the ARRL national and Section program. Dave Propper, K2DP, was very helpful in getting us through the security check point and to the meeting room. The meeting was an opportunity for me to thank the membership personally for their sponsorship of the Missouri QSO Party and all of the other significant contributions they make to the support of Amateur Radio. BEARS President Mike Heitmann, N0SO, did an excellent job running the meeting and organizing an evening dinner at a local microbrewery. The BEARS members are some of the most active Amateur Radio operators in the area and are supportive of several other St. Louis Amateur Radio Clubs.
I would like to commend all the ARRL ARES volunteers who choose to become a part of the ARRL Public Service Emergency Training program and a special hats off to those that go the extra step of becoming Field Instructors. A Field Instructor is qualified to teach the material needed to pass the EmComm course EC-001. Qualifying as a Field Instructor takes lots of dedication and training. The applicant has to have passed several required FEMA courses and meet all the other qualifications before they can become a Field Instructor. The link provided will provide a list of these requirements. http://www.arrl.org/requirements-for-field-instructors When you have met all the requirements, the Section Manager recommend you for the Field Instructor position.
AUGUST HAMFEST 2015
The Joplin Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held on August 21st and 22nd at the JOPLIN CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER. The venue is the same as always, but the name has been changed and it is no longer the John Q. Hammons Trade Center. The JARC is always one of best Hamfests you can attend in the MO Section. There will be over 250 tables in 30,000 sq. ft. A/C facility. There are always excellent forums, outstanding Commercial Vendors and one of the best Ham flea markets. This Hamfest draws Amateurs, Vendors and flea Market folks from four States and it is inside an outstanding air conditioned facility. Don’t miss the Outdoor Cookout from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday evening. If you need more info you can contact Jim Scott, via email@example.com. The flyer for the JARC Hamfest is in the mail to ARRL Affiliated Clubs and can be viewed at http://joplin-arc.com/jarc/index.php .
JULY 2015 HAMFEST REPORT
The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Hamfest was one of their largest ever. The Forums were well attended and interesting. The WAARC members were very welcoming to all those attending and did and outstanding job organizing the event. Everyone should consider attending the WAARC Hamfest in 2016.
The Zero Beaters ARC Hamfest was very well attended this year. To put it in prospective consider that they even ran out of tickets for the drawing. Dick Grady, N0JYU, was presented his ARRL Amateur Radio Service to Scouting award by MO Section Manager Dale Bagley and Assistant Section Manager Bill Coby, KB0MWG, Dick was the second Missouri Section Scout Leader to qualify for this important Scouting Award. Bruce Serbus, KD0KCF, Hamfest Chairman and all of the Zero Beaters did an excellent job with this year’s Hamfest. The number of outdoor flea market vendors was up quite a bit from 2014. The rain went around Washington and all the folks at the Hamfest enjoyed a nice day. Mark your calendar for next year’s Hamfest and I’m sure they will be printing more tickets in 2016.
AUGUST HAMFEST 2015 REPORT
The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club Hamfest had a great turnout of vendors and Flea Market folks. Renee Simon, KD0OTG the SCARC Hamfest Chair did a great job. She seemed to be everywhere making sure the Hamfest went well and the SCARC members did an impressive job with all facets of the Hamfest. There was a large number of folks that stopped by the ARRL table to pick-up ARRL resources or talk about Amateur Radio and the League. You had to be impressed with the SCARC drawing prizes, they were outstanding.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
The “Open Mic” newsletter reported that Nixa Amateur Radio Club President James Adkins, KBØNHX, announced that their new communications trailer has finally arrived and is ready to be outfitted. Plans are to use the trailer at a variety of activities such as Field Day, during events such as bike races, during HF contests such as Sweepstakes, and of course, during emergency situations. The unit will have its own repeater so those with hand held radios can communicate
with each other during emergencies when regular repeaters may be inoperable. The first use of the trailer is expected to be at the Tour de Bass bike ride on Sunday, October 4th. The Communications Trailer will be at the next club meeting on August 8, 2015 at the Nixa Fire Station.
The Macon County Amateur Radio Club and Macon Area Repeater Council discussed the installation of an APRS repeater at the downtown repeater site. Ralph Howard, WD6BGN, MCARC Vice-Pres. will be the chairman of the project. Dale Bagley, K0KY, reported that the Lester Dent- Doc Savage special event station W0D, was listed on the ARRL Website. The information about the Special Event is located on the club’s website, http://www.maconcountyarc.net/ . Northeast Missouri Amateur Radio Club President Don Bindner, KD0PGM of Kirksville, MO presented a program on surface mount construction and the construction of a GPS /APRS xcvr that is to be used in a high altitude balloon tracking system. Don also demonstrated a Fox transmitter that will serve as a back-up unit to locate the payload after it has been released.
Randy Schulze, KDØHKD, President of the Raytown Amateur Radio Club reported on progress of the MO-KAN Regional Council of Amateur Radio Organizations. Following several months of planning and organizing, the steering committee is at the point where they will be getting the representatives of the various clubs and organizations from the region to launch this Council. That meeting will be held at National Weather Service, Tiffany Springs Office at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 26th, 2015. That office is located at: 7220 NW 101st Terrace,
Kansas City, Missouri. Keith Haye, WE0G, the MO Section ACC will be representing the MO ARRL at that meeting. Those in the Kansas City area who might be interested in being part of the organization can click on the to download a zip file, which contains the proposed Bylaws, and the Corporation Documents for their review.
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR JULY 2015
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1285
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 214
Number of Ham Hours 1710.46
Number of Public Service Events 19
Number of Ham Hours 244
Number of Emergency Operations 37
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 443
Total ARES Operations this month 270
Total Ham Hours 2397.46
9 out of 9 districts reporting
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS JULY 2015 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 30 QNI 104 QTC 28 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1069 QTC 113 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 3 QNI 155 QTC 2 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 4 QNI 33 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 5 QNI 72 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Session 4 QNI 66 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KC0WGB
AARC Sessions 4 QNI 37 QTC 0 Net Mgr KB0KWC
STL ARES Sessions 12 QNI 107 QTC 6 Net Mgr. KB0H
Jackson County Sessions 5 QNI 81 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 4 QNI 56 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 30 QNI 470 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0WQW
WAARCI Sessions 4 QNI 115 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 500 QTC 28 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Randolph Co ARESS Sessions 4 QNI 21 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 5 QNI 83 QTC 169 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 34 QTC 11 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 80 QTC 6 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 5 QNI 52 QTC 0 Net Mgr N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 31 QTC 1 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 7 QNI 29 QTC 3 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 6 QNI 120 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 5 QNI 42 QTC 6 Net Mgr. N0AJI
Benton County Sessions 4 QNI 58 QTC 1 Net Mgr. KD0CNC
10th Region CW Sessions 60 QNI 0 QTC 124 Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region SSB Sessions 23 QNI 0 QTC 49 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 296 QNI 3415 QTC 408
10th Region Participation CW 61% K9ZTV, ND0N, W0SJS,
Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region Participation SSB 18% KB0GWY W7FB
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Public Info CoordinatorDennis John McCarthy AA0A
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Technical CoordinatorWayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS
Assistant Section ManagerCecil B. Higgins AC0HA
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF