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                                   SEPTEMBER 2016 

                          MISSOURI SECTION NEWS

                       Cecil Higgins, AC0HA, MO SM

          I had the great pleasure to attend the Joplin Amateur Radio Club Hamfest. It was, as always, a super event with a great flea market, lots of commercial vendors and a pleasure for all of us to attend. I would like to thank Jim Scott, WB0IYC, and Ray Brown, KB0STN, for their leadership with this year’s Hamfest and sharing their knowledge related to the Joplin Hamfest. They and the rest of the Joplin club members for their hard work on bring us a superb Hamfest. While there I was able to meet with many hams and really appreciate the spirit they brought with them that our hobby enjoys. The Amateur Radio operators attending were impressed by the great vender's and many flea market tables that were available. They also liked the availability of useful and affordable ham gear that they were able to purchase. Rod Blocksome, K0DAS, our Midwest Director and I worked together at the ARRL table. We made information on Amateur Radio available to those stopping by our table and helped new and current members join or renew their memberships.

At the Hamfest I was able to speak to Chris Wilson, N0CSW, the representative and VP of Yaesu Amateur Radio Division and learned more about their products and look forward to their new products still in development.

      The latest news about the National Parity Bill is that the compromise wording has been reached and the Senate bill has been moved from the committee and placed on the agenda for a full Senate vote this fall. Let’s hope that we can get that needed legislation approved this year.

                                      OCTOBER 2016 HAMFESTS

          The Micro Wave Update Conference / Convention will be held in St. Louis, MO October 13, 2016. The Microwave Update Conference is an annual event held since 1985.  It is dedicated to design, construction and operation of Microwave equipment. It is focused on, but not limited to, Amateur Radio on the microwave bands. The sponsors of the St. Louis Conference are Bob Sluder, N0IS, Mel Whitten, K0PFX, Jim Richardson, N5MU, & St. Louis Area Microwave Society. To get all the information about the MUD conference and ARRL Operating Specialty Convention use the link .

            The Southside Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held October 15, 2016 at St. Sabina Catholic Church 700 Trevis Avenue in Belton, MO 64012. You can learn more about the Hamfest at the SSARC website The Contact person is Dave Nienhuser, K0CMD his mail is at PO Box 701 Grandview, MO 64030 or contact him by Phone at 913-636-9696.  Dave’s e-mail for the hamfest is  Talk-In for the Hamfest 147.12+ (PL 151.4)

         The St. Louis Amateur Radio Club Halloween Hamfest will be held October 29, 2016 at the Kirkwood Community Center 111South Geyer Road in Kirkwood, MO.  The public contact person for the Hamfest is Bob Sluder, N0IS, 7511 Local Hillsboro Road Cedar Hill, MO 63016 Phone: 636-285-7605  Bob’s e-mail is

                                        NOVEMBER 2016 HAMFESTS

         Mark your calendar for Nov. 5th for the NARCfest 2016 in Nixa MO sponsored by the Nixa Amateur Radio Club. Check out their website  The flyer is filled with valuable information about the Hamfest.

         The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will be held Saturday November 12, 2016 in Kansas City, MO.   The Hamfest will be held at the Ararat Shrine Temple 5100 Ararat Drive near Eastwood Trafficway and I-435. Use the Raytown Amateur Radio Club Website: to find out more information.


          Route 66 On The Air 2016 Special event will be held from September 10th until September 18th.  All the info can be found on the link provided.  Route 66 On The Air 2016  If you can’t use it, just search for Route 66 on the air 2016 and it will be associated with, the sponsor of the Special Event.  In Missouri we will have four stations operating.  W6N sponsored by the Joplin ARC, W6O, Sponsored by the Lebanon ARC, W6R, Springfield sponsored by the Southwest MO ARC, W6P, St. Louis, MO sponsored by the St. Louis ARC. Their QSL information along with all of those of all the other stations participating in the event is on the W6JBT website.

          The Macon County ARC, special event station honoring the genius of Missouri Author Lester Dent.  Mr. Dent was a pulp fiction writer that created the first Super Hero known as Doc Savage.  They will be operating from Mr. Dent’s home town of La Plata, MO in Macon County, MO. This is the 4 year for this Special Event and will have its own unique certificate that can be obtained by having a QSO with W0D, sending a SASE to P.O. Box 13  Macon, MO 63552. More information about the Special event is on the ARRL Website and under W0D on

          The Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club is known for its service to children in need.  Their motto is “We Talk so They can Walk”.  Joe Russell, K0WVU, a Noble in the Ararat Shrine has taken on the task of informing members about Amateur Radio and how the Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club serves the greater mission of the Ararat Shrine.  Joe has done a great job education those whom are not as well informed about all aspects of Amateur Radio.  The Ararat Shrine sponsors what is probably the largest Hamfest in the Kansas City area and has generously allowed the Ararat Shrine facility to be utilized by the Raytown ARC to hold their outstanding Hamfest.  Amateur Radio is fortunate to have the Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club and its great contributions to Amateur Radio in the Kansas City area.


                 SECTION ARES REPORT FOR AUGUST 2016

                             JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                                  

Total  # ARES Members                 1254

Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       326

Number of Ham Hours                 2707.65

Number of Public Service Events    19

Number of Ham Hours                   227

Number of Emergency Operations   10

Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    41

Total ARES Operations this month   355

Total Ham Hours                              2975.65

8 out of 9 districts reporting



MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 29 QNI 109  QTC 21  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV

MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 31 QNI 1203 QTC 208 Net Mgr. K0RWL

MESN  Sessions  5  QNI 119 QTC 14  Net Mgr.  K0VET

Lebanon ARES  Sessions 5  QNI 50  QTC 5  Net Mgr. KF4MXF

Callaway Co CARL Sessions 5  QNI 84  QTC 5  Net Mgr. KC0LYA

Boone Co CMRA  Session 5   QNI 84  QTC 4  Net Mgr. KC0HSB

Jackson County Sessions  4 QNI 97 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA

Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  5   QNI 70  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY

Rolla RRARS  Sessions 31 QNI 420  QTC 13  Net Mgr. KE0ARR

WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 100 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV

Texas Co  Sessions 31  QNI 457 QTC 28 Net Mgr. N0TPE

Randolph Co ARES Sessions 2 QNI 11 QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY

Mid-MO ARC Sessions  5 QNI 56   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G

KC ARES Digital Sessions  4 QNI 50  QTC 7 Net Mgr.  K0KEX

Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 65  QTC 0  Net Mgr. AD0OI

Northland ARES Sessions 5 QNI 87  QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0KEX

Tri-County ARC  Sessions 3  QNI 20  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY

District E ARES  Sessions 9   QNI 37  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC

Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 142 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4  QNI 46  QTC  5  Net Mgr. N0AJI

KC0YNS-1 Liaison   Sessions 1   QNI 1  QTC 302  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

AARC   Sessions  6    QNI 77    QTC  1  Net Mgr. KD0QCN

KD0HHN-1 liaison  Sessions 1  QNI  1  QTC 7 Net Mgr. KD0HHN

Columbia Simplex   Sessions 4  QNI 65  QTC 1  Net Mgr. AB0SE

Howard Co Simplex  Sessions 4  QNI 70  QTC 1    Net Mgr. WD6BGN

Region 10 Cycle 1  Sessions 14   QNI 0   QTC 61  Net Mgr. KC0YNS

10th Region CW   Sessions 53   QNI 0  QTC 121  Net Mgr. W0SS

Totals         Sessions 282      QNI 3733       QTC 812




Missouri Officials

  • Cecil Higgins

    Section Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Cecil B. Higgins AC0HA

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  • Glenn Schulz

    Technical Coordinator

    Glenn B. Schulz W9IQ

  • Curtis Roach

    Assistant Section Manager

    Curtis J. Roach WB4NMG

  • Mark Biernacki

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Mark J. Biernacki KB5YZY

  • Norman Lampton

    State Government Liaison

    Norman W. Lampton KC0FNA

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  • William Coby

    Assistant Section Manager

    William A. Coby KB0MWG

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  • Dale Bagley

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dale C. Bagley K0KY

  • Jeffrey Young

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jeffrey L. Young KB3HF

  • H Haye

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    H Keith Haye WE0G

  • Larry Wilson

    Section Traffic Manager

    Larry G. Wilson K0RWL

  • Larry Ballew

    Assistant Section Manager

    Larry D. Ballew AB0HP

  • Rod Kittleman

    Public Info Coordinator

    Rod A. Kittleman K0ADI