MARCH 2016 MISSOURI SECTION ARRL NEWS March 16, 2016 14:17

MARCH 2016 
MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
Cecil Higgins MO SM

           I want to thank all the volunteers that are continuing to
serve the ARRL Missouri Section in their appointed positions for the
Section. You are a great group and I really appreciate you all. 
         Don’t forget that the Missouri QSO Party, sponsored by the
Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society, will be April 2nd and 3rd. You
can check out all the information about the MOQP at the BEARS website
by using the link http://w0ma.org/index.php/missouri-qso-party.  Look
over the whole site and use the links about the rules and other
information that will prove quite valuable. 
          Missouri House Bill 1951 has made it out of committee. Thanks
for all the support to get it out of committee and on to the next part
of the process. Please contact your local Representative and urge them
to vote for the Bill. This Bill is the one that that we are trying to
get enacted in the Missouri Legislature, NOT the Federal Bill being
supported by the ARRL at the National level. Both of these Bills will
make it possible for Amateur Radio Operators to negotiate to have
outside antenna in areas controlled by Homeowners Associations.  

         I know you don’t need a reminder, but we are getting closer
to sever storm season so it is important that we get our gear ready and
serviced so we are able to respond should the need arise. 
         I will be at the OARS Hamfest is March 26th the Doors open at
8:00 AM and the Hamfest will be open until 1:00 PM. I look forward to
seeing everyone there.

MARCH 2016 HAMFEST
         The Ozark Amateur Radio Society will be having their annual
Springtime Hamfest at the Mount Vernon Arts and Recreation Center on
March 26th The Center is located at 822 West Mount Vernon Blvd Mount
Vernon, MO 65712.  To learn more about the Hamfest check out their
website http://w0oar.com.  You can also contact Mike Sanders, K0AZ,
18169 Highway 174 Mount Vernon, MO 65712 his Phone is 417-466-0401 or
by e-mail at k0az@centurytel.net.  Talk in will be on 146.970 (PL
162.2)

APRIL 2016 HAMFEST
          OzarkCon 2016 will be held on April 1st and 2nd at the Stone
Castle Hotel and Conference Center 3050 Green Mountain Road in Branson,
MO. OzarkCon is sponsored by the Four States QRP Group. To sign up to
attend the Convention, you need to go to the website:
http://www.ozarkcon.com and follow the directions there. The event is
currently awaiting ARRL Executive Committee approval to be an ARRL
Convention. Talk-In: 7040 KHz CW. The OzarkCon contact person is Ed
Meyer, WG5F, 1350 South 99th East Avenue Tulsa, OK 74128 Phone:
918-232-5194 (cell) or Email: ed@meyertribe.com.  OzarkCon agenda
includes kit building hosted by the Midwest Homebrewers and QRP group.
There is a dinner banquet on the first evening with an after Dinner
Speaker. The Ozark flavor will continue with a variety of country music
presentations each evening.  There will be vendor tables, swapfest
tables that are tailored to QRP operations. There will be programs and
lots of door prizes. There will be much, much more for those that
attend.
 
          The Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring the 2016
Hambash that will be held April 16th at the Ararat Shrine located just
off I-435, at 5100 Ararat Drive in Kansas City, MO 64101.  The contact
person for the Hambash is David Hinkley, KA0SOG, 1221 SE 11th Street,
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081.  His phone number is 816-525-4826 or his
e-mail KA0SOG@arrl.net. The website: http://hambash.com/. This will be
a good place to get more information.  This is a great Hamfest with
lots of Flea Market vendors and Commercial Vendors.  Several clubs use
this Hamfest to sell equipment that have been donated to help support
their program.  The ARRL Forum is usually held in the Truman Room at
around 9:30 a.m. 

AFFILIATED CLUB NEWS    KEITH HAYE, WE0G, ACC
          The Bootheel Amateur Radio Club on March 10th conducted an
Amateur Radio open house in Kennett, MO.  The BARC invited the
community to the Ely Walker Building to learn more about Amateur radio
by viewing demonstrations related to Amateur Radio operations, learning
about the Amateur Radio Emergency Services and a testing sessions was
held for those wanting to get a license or upgrade.  Curtis Rouch,
WB4NMG, The Boothill Amateur Radio Club President and Bill Piatt,
N0JHW, BARC V-P were the coordinators for this year’s event.
Hopefully other Missouri ARC will consider a similar activity in their
area.           

           The Hannibal Amateur Radio Club held their yearly club get
together dinner at the Golden Corral this year. There was an
outstanding number of people, and lots of good food. This meeting was
not a business meeting and those attending were there to share the
fellowship of Amateur Radio. The only business was the presentation of
‘Member of the Year Award, to Don Vary, KDØHHN.  Don was presented
the award by Ed Turner, NØWNV.  Mr. Vary was very appreciative of the
honor and he didn’t expect the award.  The HARC has completed its
move to their new permanent meeting location at the Marion County
Ambulance Building at 142 Jaycee Drive in Hannibal, MO. 
         The St Louis and Suburban Radio Club will be holding an
Amateur Radio Extra Class License Class April 8-10.  Cliff Rozan,
KC0SDV, the SLSRC Education Chairman can be contacted at
KC0SDV@SLSRC.ORG for more information and to register for the class. 
This will be an opportunity to prepare for the Extra Class Examination
before the current Extra Class Pool expires on June 30, 2016.  The
classes will begin Friday evening and continue on Saturday and Sunday.
There is no charge for the class, but pre-registration is required.
This is a review session, so prior studying is strongly recommended.
Study guides are available. 

 SECTION ARES REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2015 
 JEFF YOUNG, KB3HF, SEC.                                               
   
Total  # ARES Members                 1289
Number of Drills, Testing, Etc.       262
Number of Ham Hours                 1944.03
Number of Public Service Events    43 
Number of Ham Hours                     205
Number of Emergency Operations   3
Number of Ham hours Emer. Op.    8
Total ARES Operations this month   286 
Total Ham Hours                            2157.03
9 out of 9 districts reporting

SECTION TRAFFIC REPORTS NOVEMBER 2015      LARRY WILSON, K0RWL
MO SECTION NET (MON) Sessions 31 QNI 101  QTC 32  Net Mgr.  K9ZTV
MO TRAFFIC NET  Sessions 28 QNI 1388 QTC 182 Net Mgr. K0RWL
MESN  Sessions  5  QNI 208 QTC 3  Net Mgr.  K0VET
Lebanon ARES  Sessions 4  QNI 30  QTC 1  Net Mgr. KF4MXF
Callaway Co CARL Sessions 4  QNI 48  QTC 6  Net Mgr. KC0LYA
Boone Co CMRA  Session 4   QNI 68  QTC 2  Net Mgr. KC0HSB
STLARES Sessions 12  QNI 98  QTC 6  Net Mgr. KB0H
Jackson County Sessions  4 QNI 81 QTC 0  Net Mgr. K0UAA
Macon Cnty ARES  Sessions  4   QNI 68  QTC 0 Net Mgr. K0KY
Rolla RRARS  Sessions 29 QNI 379  QTC 2  Net Mgr. KD0WQW
WAARCI  Sessions 4 QNI 122 QTC  1  Net Mgr. KB0HV
Texas Co  Sessions 29  QNI 440 QTC 25 Net Mgr. N0TPE
Randolph Co ARESS Sessions 4 QNI 31 QTC  0  Net Mgr.  N0AUY
Mid-MO ARC Sessions  4 QNI 57   QTC  0 Net Mgr.  WW0G
KC ARES Digital Sessions 4 QNI 37  QTC 1 Net Mgr.  K0KEX
Franklin Co ARES Sessions 6 QNI 52  QTC 1  Net Mgr. WA0ZUG
Northland ARES Sessions 4 QNI 65  QTC 1 Net Mgr. K0KEX
Tri-County ARC  Sessions 4  QNI 54  QTC 0  Net Mgr  N0AUY
District E ARES  Sessions 7   QNI 30  QTC 1   Net Mgr. K0RIC 
Hannibal ARES Sessions 6 QNI 147 QTC 3  Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Jackson Co ARES Dig Sessions 3  QNI 33  QTC  6  Net Mgr. N0AJI
KC0YNS-1 Liaison   Sessions 1   QNI 1  QTC 191  Net Mgr. KC0YNS
AARC    Sessions 4  QNI 4   QTC  61  Net Mgr. KD0QCN
10th Region CW   Sessions 53   QNI 0  QTC 107  Net Mgr. W0SS
KD0HHN-1 Liaison Sessions 1  QNI 1  QTC 11  Net Mgr. KD0HHN
Totals         Sessions 230      QNI 3630       QTC 582

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Section Manager: Cecil B Higgins, AC0HA
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