JANUARY 2015 MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
DALE BAGLEY, K0KY MO SM
Best wishes for a wonderful New Year. The turning of the calendar to a new year is a time for us to do a review of the past and develop plans for the future. I would encourage all of us to make a resolution to become a mentor to a new amateur radio operator or help an inactive ham get more involved in some phase of radio operating.
I sure hope you got all the Amateur Radio gear that you were expecting Santa would bring. If you didn’t, you might take matters in your own hands and attend the St. Louis Suburban Radio Club Winterfest in Collinsville, IL. I am confident that there will be almost anything radio that you would want at Winterfest 2015.
I would like to thank all those that sent news items to for the Section News and I encourage individual Hams and MO Section Radio Clubs to send news items, newsletters to either Dale Bagley, K0KY at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Section Affiliated Club Coordinator Keith Haye, WE0G, email@example.com . The news we receive will insure that all of the good works of an Amateur Radio Club can be publicized and that other Radio Clubs can be inspired to take on some new Amateur Radio projects.
On December 24th, 2014, Marshall “Mac: McClure, N0HXT, joined the Silent Keys. I know that many of us have had the pleasure of knowing Mac for what seems like forever. For many years, Mac was at all the Hamfest in the Kansas City Area with a large smile on his face and a sign with big red lettering proudly announcing the MARS table. He passed that honor on several years ago, but he was always a great ambassador for MARS and Amateur Radio.
JANUARY HAMFESTS 2015
January 3rd, The Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio Group held their annual Hamfest at the Brighton, MO Assembly of God Church. Attendance was good and with commercial vendors like WB0W, D and L Accessories, and Associated Radio, there wasn’t much you couldn’t get at this year’s exceptional Hamfest. As usual, the OMAR group did a fine job with this year’s Hamfest and the food at the Hamfest was excellent. There was a plate of tasty Biscuits and Gravy and rolls were available at breakfast. At lunch there were Pulled Pork BBQ, Philadelphia cheese and ¼ pound Hot Dog sandwiches. Thanks to Mike Ballantyne, KC5MNP, and the rest of the OMAR group for their wonderful hospitality.
The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, Winterfest 2015 will be held January 24, 2015, 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. If you sign up for a table, there will only be one chair/table, if necessary, you will need to bring an additional chair. To get more information about the 2015 Winterfest, check out the website at http://SLSRC.org . The talk-in is on 146.760. Bill Coby, KB0MWG, is the SLSRC Winterfest contact person. You can contact Bill by mail at P.O. Box 2233 St. Louis, MO 63139, at his Phone 314-504-1104 or his e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
Rick Barron, N0NFS, the MVDX/CC Secretary reported that The Mississippi Valley DX/Contest Club (MVDX/CC) held its annual election at its December meeting. John Yodis-K2VV was reelected as President and Rick Barron was reelected as Secretary. Udo Heinze- NI0G was elected as Vice President and Bill Wiley-WA0BSW was elected as treasurer. The MVDX/CC has made financial donations to the 3 DXpeditions in 2014 - KP1/Navassa, EP6T/Iran and FT4TA/Tromilin. Over the past 4 years the club has made a total of $4,300 in donations to the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) and 16 different DXpeditions. The MVDX/CC is also the sponsoring club for the W0 QSL Bureau.
The Nixa Amateur Radio Club’s, Technical Committee has a couple of new members this year to help with the club’s repeaters and projects. Along with Jeremy Tannehill, KC0UJZ, and James Adkins, KB0NHX, the committee welcomed Mark West, KB0TPZ, and Bill Kastler, KF0IQ to the group. During December, James, KB0NHX, was able to do the preventative maintenance checkups (PMI’s) on the Stockton Lake 444.975 and Granby 145.390 repeaters. The NARC Tech Committee is still awaiting a tower climber to fix the jumper at the 147.015. The cost to hire a climber is $1,500.00 and if you would like to donate toward the repairs it is 100% tax deductible. Ground work for the Branson SMLRS repeater addition is slated for January 2015, tower work date is still to be determined.
The St. Louis Suburban Radio Club held its annual Labor Day 2 Meter Simplex Sprint. A station could operate from home, portable from a high location or mobile to get as many entries in the log as possible. There were once again 3 categories based on power output (all use FM mode): 10 watts and under; more than 10 watts and 50 watts or less; and 100 watts and under. Using more than 100 watts did not award any points. The exchange was call sign, zip code and contact sequence number from your log sheet.
There were 41 HAMs who participated making 250 contacts. They were located in 40 different zip codes, 26 in Missouri and 14 in Illinois. There were 13 logs entered in the contest.
Paul Chambers III, N0BBD, the EC of Franklin County announced that the Franklin County ARES group will be holding a Technicians Class at the Union Fire House #1 which is located at 1401 W. Springfield, Union, MO. The Classes will begin on January 21st and continue weekly until March 25th with the FCC Exam. The classes start at 7:00 pm and last about 2 hours. The Classes are free, but the exam has a $15.00 fee. For more information contact Paul at 636-239-1282 or paulc@;yhti.net .
SECTION ARES REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2014
JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.
Total # ARES Members 1334
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc. 238
Number of Ham Hours 1605.16
Number of Public Service Events 28
Number of Ham Hours 1046
Number of Emergency Operations 0
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op. 0
Total ARES Operations this month 266
Total Ham Hours 2651.16
During 2014 there was a total of 3173 total operations, 29,004 hours of service. Of this total there were 121 Emergency Ops with 1518 hours of service
9 out of 9 districts reporting
For the latest updates in appointments and ARES activities please go to the Missouri ARES website. http://www.ares-mo.org/.
SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS DECEMBER 2014 LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 17 QNI 63 QTC 21 Net Mgr. K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET Sessions 31 QNI 1441 QTC 172 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN Sessions 4 QNI 204 QTC 4 Net Mgr. K0VET
Lebanon ARES Sessions 5 QNI 35 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KD0PLS
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4 QNI 62 QTC 4 Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA Session 3 QNI 46 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KC0WGB
AARC Sessions 4 QNI 27 QTC 1 Net Mgr KB0KWC
TLARC Sessions 1 QNI 2 QTC 466 Net Mgr. KB0OFD
Jackson County Sessions 4 QNI 182 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES Sessions 5 QNI 72 QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS Sessions 31 QNI 374 QTC 3 Net Mgr. KD0WQW
WAARCI Sessions 4 QNI 117 QTC 0 Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co Sessions 31 QNI 596 QTC 29 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Mid-MO ARC Sessions 5 QNI 68 QTC 0 Net Mgr. WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 6 QNI 44 QTC 14 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 10 QNI 55 QTC 3 Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 46 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC Sessions 3 QNI 23 QTC 0 Net Mgr. N0AUY
District A ARES Sessions 1 QNI 24 QTC 1 Net Mgr. N4RZB
District E ARES Sessions 8 QNI 49 QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0RIC
Hannibal ARES Sessions 5 QNI 146 QTC 2 Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 4 QNI 31 QTC 5 Net Mgr. N0AJI
10th Region CW Sessions 62 QNI 0 QTC 138 Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region SSB Sessions22 QNI 0 QTC 97 Net Mgr. K0VTT
Totals Sessions 274 QNI 3607 QTC 965
10th Region Participation CW 68% K9ZTV, ND0N, W0SJS, W0FCE
Net Mgr. W0SS
10th Region Participation SSB 100% NA0OO, KB0OFD, KB0GWY
Net Mgr. K0VTT
Section ManagerDale C. Bagley K0KY
Official Observer CoordinatorMark J. Biernacki KB5YZY
State Government LiaisonNorman W. Lampton KC0FNA
Section Emergency CoordinatorJeffrey L. Young KB3HF
Assistant Section ManagerCurtis J. Roach WB4NMG
Affiliated Club CoordinatorH Keith Haye WE0G
Assistant Section ManagerLarry D. Ballew AB0HP
Section Traffic ManagerLarry G. Wilson K0RWL
Public Info CoordinatorDennis John McCarthy AA0A
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam A. Coby KB0MWG
Technical CoordinatorWayland N. Mc Kenzie K4CHS
Assistant Section ManagerCecil B. Higgins AC0HA