If you’ve never been to the Dayton Hamvention, this might be just the year to attend the largest Hamfest in the United States. This year’s event will include at least 10 ARRL-sponsored forums and activities will highlight the ARRL’s 2005 National Convention, which is being held in conjunction with Dayton Hamvention Friday through Sunday, May 20-22.  According to the ARRL Website, even more informative forums are in the planning stages. This will be a great year for all ARRL Members in the Missouri Section to attend the Dayton Hamvention.  It has been my experience that Dayton Hamvention is even bigger and better when the ARRL National Convention is part of the mix.  Good luck finding a room near the Hara Arena and if you camp in a tent don’t camp next to a small stream, they have a habit of getting bigger during the Hamvention.
       The Missouri QSO Party is almost upon us. The Boeing Amateur Radio Employees Society of St. Louis are sponsoring this year’s Missouri QSO Party.  .  Jim Kinser, NØAJ will be leading the B.E.A.R.S. sponsorship of the QSO Party and you can contact him at nØ[email protected]   Those interested in operating this year need to mark your calendar for April 2nd and 3rd.   Categories include Fixed, MO Mobile, or MO Rover and there are points for contacting WØMA, the B.E.A.R.S. Club station plus several other important rules.   For more information go toØma  or checkout the write-up in the April Issue of QST on page 99.  This is a wonderful time for all Missouri Amateurs to get on the air and make some contacts. 


   On Saturday April 16, 2005 the Ararat Amateur Radio Shrine Club will be hosting their  HAMBASH 2005.  This year they will be featuring a new series of seminars on the latest Communications Techniques.  Demonstrations on Digital Communcation, APRS, Win-link, and others.  Seminars will start at 9:00 a.m. for the latest information check out their  The admission cost is $3.00 each at the door and 3 for $5.00 in advance.  Tables go for $15.00 each including 3 admission tickets. There will be a commercial exhibit area in addition to the large flea market.   Contact Steve Dowdy, WJØI  at 816-941-3392 or [email protected] tables or information.  Contact Ray Pautz, NØRP at 660-747-5002  or [email protected]
How can you to get to the Hambash? Drive on I-435 (South of I-70) until you can exit onto Eastwood Trafficway. Go west on Eastwood to Ararat Drive and then north to the Ararat Shrine.  If you get lost try the talk in frequency of 145.13- .

The 2005 Joplin Amateur Radio club Hamfest will be held Friday evening, and all day Saturday April 29th and 30th at the John Q. Hammon's Trade Center located east of South Rangeline in Joplin MO.  The Hamfest features interesting forums, volunteer exams and about 200 flea market tables.  This is always a great Hamfest because it draws vendors and Amateurs from Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.  The tables have been sold out the past several years, so get your request in soon to Mark Mitchelson, NØZPD, at 620-856-2531 [email protected]  For more information about the Joplin Hamfest check out

Electronic builders and low power enthusiast might want to consider attending the Four State QRP Group’s OzarkCon convention that will be held on the same weekend as the Joplin Hamfest.  The Four State QRP Group’s headquarters and their convention will be the Ramada Inn at 3320 Range Line in Joplin.  The Group has set aside times for their Convention attendees to go to the Hamfest.   Sounds like a fun weekend for any active QRPer or Ham Radio Operator.  For more information check out their website for this year’s event at  Last years event was a great success and the Hams I’ve talked to are looking forward to this years OzarkCon.

   For a more or less complete list of Missouri Section Hamfest, you can log on to the following link Missouri Hamfest 2005  Some of those listed are my best guess as to when they will be held based on past years.  If you have a listed Hamfest, it is a good idea to get the event sanctioned ASAP so it will be listed on the ARRL Website.

   The Kansas City DX Club is one of the many active groups in the Kansas City area.  Their Newsletter is Edited by Mike Crabtree, ABØX, and is filled with lots of funny stuff in addition to great DX information and updates. A recent issue honored Johnny Marshall, WØJM, a well known KCDXC member that has celebrated his 92 birthday.  Johnny is still regularly attending club meetings and sharing jokes and DX tips.
   The Central Bible College ARC W5CBC in Springfield, MO has moved into its new Club Radio Shack in the Patterson Science Center. Rick Woolverton, KIØBS is currently the Club’s Trustee and Advisor.  This club won the ARRL 2000 College School Club first place award.
   When it comes to being involved in their communities, Kimberling ARC is probably near the top of heap. In addition to their many public spirited projects, the Kimberling ARC owns and operates a Two-Meter Repeater, KØEI on 147.345Mhz and also operates a 440 repeater on 444.300Mhz. A Two-Meter Packet Node "KFQ" on 145.09Mhz is also available along with a BBS, NØKFQ, in Branson, MO.  KARC owns an Emergency Mobile Unit, "Old Faithful", equipped with both HF and VHF stations as well as a complete PACKET station. The Emergency Management Agency has provided a station so that our unit can be in communication   with their mobile rig. 
   The Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society has its second AL-82 Amplifier operational.  Mark Grimes, WAØTOP, has been working on getting the Amplifier up and running for the past couple of weeks.  Dave Propper, K2DP, carried out the smoke test and the unit was able to get over 1,200 watts with 100 watts of drive. Irv Feldman, wrote in the BEARS newsletter a nice little article about using industrial Velcro to hold a footswitch in place during operating events like Field Day. 

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Total # of ARES members: 869  Change since last month: +33
Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 89    Man hours: 406
Number of public service events this month: 5    Man hours: 251
Number of emergency operations this month: 1   Man hours:  4
Total number of ARES operations this month: 95    Total Man hours: 661
Comments:  7 of 9 districts reporting.  

MON - CW           Sessions  26    QNI   51      QTC  40    NM K9ZTV -  (January)
MO Phone           Sessions  28    QNI  523     QTC  51    NM KØDAT  -
MESN                 Sessions    4    QNI  122     QTC   0     NM  AEØS  -
Audrain AARC      Sessions    4    QNI    72     QTC   0     NM KBØKWC  - 
Callaway CARL     Sessions    3    QNI    15     QTC   0     NM  WBØHKN  -
Boone Co             Sessions    4    QNI    54     QTC   1     NM  WMØH -
Jackson Co           Sessions    4    QNI    62     QTC   0     NM  KØUAA    -
Rolla RRARS       Sessions  28    QNI  505     QTC  12    NM NAØV  -
St Louis Co           Sessions    4    QNI    54     QTC    1    NM KBØH  -
WAARCI            Sessions    4    QNI  117     QTC    0    NM WSØG -           

   The State Emergency Management Agency is hosting their Annual Crisis Communications Conference at Tan Tar A  On Feburary 10th through February 12, 2005.  Roger Volk, KØGOB and George Schindler, WBØIIS will be presenting a program on Emergency Radio Service on Friday Feb. 11th at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Their program follows Jim Kramper, of the St. Louis National Weather Service that starts at 3:00 p.m.
On Saturday Kevin Brown, KBØSTN, Cole County ARES and Susan Green of the Cole County EMD have a program on Coordination between Emergency Management and Communications Volunteers at 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.  The Conference is very informative and a great chance to get together with many Amateur Radio Operators who are active in ARES, and       SKYWARN.
   It is 2005 and time for all affiliated clubs to update their club information. This can simply be done by going to  and selecting Missouri, finding your club (which will be listed alphabetically by city) and at the bottom of the club data there is a hyperlink for a club officer to update the club information. Note:  If by chance your club has been dropped because it has not updated its information in the past 3 years then in addition to selecting Missouri you will need to select inactive club to get the information about your group.  Fill out the new President, and etc and submit.  This should get the club back on the active Affiliated Club Roster.  If you have some problems, contact the Section Manager for assistance.

   I don’t like to repeat information in the Section News, and since there are no Hamfest in Missouri during February to let the membership know about, I decided to reprint the information about the two great Hamfest that will be held in January after the Missouri Section News has been posted and e-mailed..
   The 15th annual Northwest Missouri Winter Hamfest, sponsored by the Missouri Valley ARC and the Ray-Clay ARC, will be held January 15, 2005 at the Ramada Inn in St. Joseph, MO.  To get to the Hamfest, take exit 47 off I-29 and go west to the Ramada Inn.  Parking is limited at the motel, but there is a very efficient shuttle bus that will transport folks from the Parking lot near Sears in the East Hills Mall. Advanced Admission will be $3.00 each or two for $5.00.  At the door the admission is $3.50 each or 2 for $6.00.  Tables with two chairs are $15.00 each. There is a limited number of tables with electricity available, so it is important to reserve a table early.  For Advanced tickets and tables, send your request to the Northwest MO Winter Hamfest P.O. Box 1533 St. Joseph, MO 64502.  If you need more info, feel free to contact Neal Makawski, WBØHNO or Carlene Makawski, KAØIKS by phone at (816) 279-3406 or e-mail  [email protected]  . There will be License Exams at 10:00 a.m. and as in the past expect to have the opportunity to attend some interesting forums.
   Winterfest 2005 sponsored by the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, Inc. will be held January 22, 2005 in the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois.  The suggested route to get to the Hamfest is to go 11 miles east of the St. Louis Arch and go south at Exit #11 from I-55 / I-70 east. There are 300 exhibitor tables with new and used Ham gear, Computers and Software.  Tables will cost $20.00 without electricity and $25.00 with electricity, while advanced tickets are $5.00 each ($6.00 at the door.)  For more information about the Winterfest, contact Jim Glascock at his e-mail address [email protected] or by phone at (636) 584-8888.  You can Mail for information to St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club  P.O. Box 51  Union, MO 63084.  Winterfest is one of the largest Hamfest held in the St. Louis area, so it's always worth the effort to attend.

       The Boeing Amateur Radio Employees Society of St. Louis is again sponsoring the Missouri QSO Party.  This event gets better and better each year.  Jim Kinser, NØAJ will be leading the B.E.A.R.S. sponsorship of the QSO Party.   Those interested in operating this year need to mark your calendar for April 2nd and 3rd.   Categories include Fixed, MO Mobile, or MO Rover.  For more information go toØma
   The Howell County Amateur Radio Club became an affiliated club with the ARRL in 2004. HCARC President Larry Wilson, KØRWL, reports that the club entered two floats in annual Christmas Parade City of West Plains, Missouri. The first float was a trailer housing their 10 KW generator, field day antennas and electrical supplies.  A banner each side of the trailer stated; "Howell County Amateur Radio Club--When disaster strikes, amateur radio (hams) keep the lights of communication open--hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, fires."  Behind the first float was our #2 unit, a flat bed trailer decorated with garland and lights.  Mounted on the trailer was a section of Rohn 25G complete with a operating rotor and 7 element 2 meter beam with Christmas lights attached.  Also mounted was a table with operating position and straight key.  Their newest ham, KC0TCX manned the table and rotated the beam approximately every 2-3 minutes and using a straight key he made the lights on the beam flash. The creativity of the float resulted in the club entry winning a $300.00 prize. The funds will be used to purchase a local repeater.  Those participating are: AAØWX, NØWJH, KCØRRQ, KCØRXR, KCØQFA, KCØTCX and KØRWL.  Congratulations to the Howell County ARC for winning the prize and for the excellent public relations effort they made.
       I was sorry to learn from Donn Hornberger, President of the Jefferson Barracks ARC, that the JBARC club would be dissolved and their website taken down as of January 8, 2005.  The JBARC has been in existence for 55 years, but with membership at a level that could not sustain pertinent activities they decided to call it quits.  The July 20, 2005 Hamfest that JBARC was sponsoring has been canceled.
      Kimberling ARC elected new officers for 2005.  Dean KØPHI is the new Pres.  Gary, KØJGS is the VP, Bob AAØHE is the Sec. and Harvey, WBØQKE is the Treas.Harvey, K9MVY, is stepping down as the editor of Squelch Tale the KARC Newsletter and I know that everyone appreciated his excellent efforts.
      FYI: ARRL Affiliated Clubs receive a commission for every new ARRL membership and renewal they submit to ARRL Headquarters. Under the ARRL Club Commission Membership Recruitment Program, clubs retain $15 for each NEW membership and $2 for each renewal submitted (regular and senior memberships only). A NEW MEMBER is defined as any individual who has never been a member of ARRL or any individual who has not retained a membership for two or more calendar years prior to the application submission. A RENEWING MEMBER can renew at anytime, even before their current membership term expires. This is a good way for a club to maintain the ARRL membership base.   For more info, go to the  ARRL Website and click on this link .

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Total # of ARES members: 917          Change since last month: +12
Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 113  Man hours: 622.5
Number of public service events this month: 3    Man hours: 29
Number of emergency operations this month: 6    Man hours:  218
Total number of ARES operations this month: 122    Total Man hours: 869.5
8 of 9 districts reporting.  
MON - CW           Sessions  25   QNI  28       QTC  43    NM K9ZTV  
MO Phone           Sessions  31   QNI  593     QTC  69    NM KØDAT
MESN                 Sessions   4    QNI  157     QTC   0     NM    AEØS
Audrain AARC      Sessions    5   QNI    73      QTC  0    NM KBØKWC   
Callaway CARL      Sessions  43   QNI    51      QTC  0  NM  WBØHKN
Cass Co  SET      Sessions    1   QNI    12      QTC  6  NM  WB7VQH  
Boone Co             Sessions    5   QNI    64      QTC  2     NM   WMØH
Hickory Co            Sessions    8    QNI   45      QTC   0     NM KCØFDF *         
Jackson Co           Sessions    4    QNI   56      QTC  1  MN KØUAA               
Rolla RRARS       Sessions   31   QNI  566     QTC  8    NM KFØXQ
St Louis Co           Sessions    5    QNI    47     QTC 10  NM KBØH
District C Net             Sessions    1    QNI      5     QTC   0   NM WØMTP
WAARCI            Sessions    4    QNI   100    QTC  0    NM NØVJ               
10th Reg            Sessions  62    QNI   376    QTC   MO 31 %  with K9ZTV  NM


   The month of November is the month of Thanksgiving.  I thought perhaps in addition to dealing with the many concerns of the Amateur Radio Service, it would be a good time to think about what we have to be thankful for. I personally am thankful for all of the talented Amateur Radio Ops in Missouri that have volunteered to be ARRL appointees and a special thanks to those that have accepted the additional responsibilities of being a Section Cabinet member. We can be thankful for all of the Amateurs that volunteer their time, equipment and sometimes even safety to help their fellow citizens in times of emergencies as members of ARES, SATURN and SKYWARN.  Amateurs and all citizens can be thankful for all of the innovations and inventions that have been brought into the world by Hams.  All Amateurs can be thankful for families that either tolorate or sharing in our love of electronic communication.  We are thankful for all of the MARS operators that have and continue to assist our troops by handling messages to and from home. All Amateurs need to be thankful for Hiram Percy Maxim and the other visionaries that founded the ARRL. Because without the efforts of the ARRL and that of the Amateur Radio operators that have supported the ARRL, Amateur Radio would look far different than it does today.  You've probably got the message by now, we Amateurs have lots of things to be thankful for and it is impossible to make a complete list. If you have some suggestions, pass them on, I would be interested in reading about some of the things for which you are thankful.
    Ken Ralls, NØAUZ, from Clarence, MO has written a book about adventure in the South Pacific called McKay's Island.  The book is a fun read and suitable for everyone in the family.  The story is based on the experiences of U.S. Navy Captain Dan McKay, along with his family and a small Navy crew, occupies an uninhabited island near the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. Soon after their arrival they enlist the aid of a native family from a neighboring island to help in buildings construction while the Navy crew clears the island of hazards from its use as Navy bombing practice. There are many unexpected twists on McKays Island, from a sleeping volcano to human skeletons from World War II found in a sea cave. With the help of amateur radio and a Piper J-3 Cub airplane, the McKay family is always having adventures on McKays Island.  To find out more about this book, go to the following internet site.

   The Southwest Missouri ARC Hamfest in Springfield, MO was a rousing success.  Patrick Boyle, KØJPB, ARRL MO ASM hosted the ARRL booth.  Patrick did his usual great job in representing the ARRL and sharing his knowledge with those that attended. Patrick reports that there were 17+ that participated in the License exam at the Hamfest. SMARC President Lance Riffle, KCØKBL and Roger Grable, N7IXL, did a fine job organizing the Hamfest.  I was sorry to miss the SMARC Hamfest this year (because it was on the same date as the St. Louis ARC Hamfest in Kirkwood), but I am looking forward to seeing everyone there in 2005.
   The St. Louis ARC Hamfest in Kirkwood, Missouri or as it is usually described the "Halloween Hamfest" was excellent. There were more commercial exhibitors, more flea marketeers, more Hams in attendance and more children helping themselves to the candy at the ARRL Booth than in the past.  All the tables were filled with an interesting assortment of Flea Market goodies and the day seemed to fly by.  Steve Welton, WØSLW, and the group deserve a big pat on the back for doing such an excellent job this year.  If you live in the St. Louis region and didn't attend, you missed a good one.
   There are no more Hamfest or Conventions scheduled for the remainder of 2004. It's not too early to begin the process of registering your club's hamfest as an ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest in 2005.   The application can be filled out on line and e-mailed to Wade Walstrom, WØEJ, the Midwest Director for his approval. Next month's Section News will highlight the January Hamfest and have a "Hypothetical Hamfest Calendar" put together for 2005.


   The St. Charles ARC Garble reports that the club provided communications for the annual St. Louis Scottish Games held in October.  There were some great photos provided to the newsletter by David Livingston,WBØRAB, Linda Carr,KCØQAJ, and Jim Templeton, NØTPN.
   The Mississippi Valley DX and Contest Club newsletter "THE DX HOG" reports that Jim Glasscock, WØFF, has finally got four large holes dug at his new QTH.  Jim says that he has two of them formed up ready to plant some towers.  Joe Duerbusch, KØBX, the "THE DX HOG" editor does a great job with the newsletter.  It looks great and is fun to read. 
   Tom Tosh, KØRGT, Emergency manager for Douglas County told Patrick Boyle, KØJPB that they have tested 26 new Hams in the Ava, MO area and now have their repeater back in operation.
   The Hannibal ARC and the Western IL ARC are working together to operate the Special Events Station K9C "Christmas Lights in Morman Park"  The event under the leadership of Bob Mitchell, AB9DU, will be from Dec 3rd to Dec. 12th.  Bob is organizing another special events station K9E that is known as "On the Mississippi with the Eagles", but the date of this operating activity has not been set at this time.
   The Southwest Missouri ARC had Jon Fitzpatrick, KNØX share his experiences with "Radio-Over-Internet" with the membership at a recent meeting.  Jon uses EQSO and ECHOLINK and enjoys sharing his knowledge that is the result of his long time operation using this mode.
   Just for fun I read through the Field Day results and checked out the top Field Day Operations in each of the listed categories.  I appologize in advance if I messed up on some of these, but I've made a good faith effort.  Thanks to all the individuals and clubs that made such an outstanding effort for the 2004 Field Day Operation.  It is valuable training for actual emergency operations.
1st place 1A            Brady Amatgeur Radio Network NØEAT
1st place 1A commerical    St Louis DX & Contest Club AAØA
1st place 2A            Raytown ARC KØGQ with ABØWA
1st place 2A commerical    Callaway Amateur Radio League  KSØB
1st place 2A battery        Every Amateur Radio Society  KØERS
1st place 3A             Central MO Radio Assn.  KØSI with NØEG
1st place 3A commercial    Macon County ARC    NØPR
1st place 4A             Boeing Employees ARS   WØMA with KCØQFU
1st place 4A battery        St. Louis QRP    NFØR
1st place 5A            Hannibal ARC/Western IL ARC  WØKEM
1st place 1B battery Single Op.   W7KU
1st place 1B             Single Op.  WB8EJN
1st place 1B            TwoOp      NØEW
1st place 2b battery  Two Op   KCØDEB
1st place 1C mobile        WØMRM
1st place 1D commercial    KØLWV
1st place 1E home emergency power  KØKL
1st place 2F Emergency Op Center  Heart of Americal ARC  WØRR


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Total # of ARES members: 832     Change since last month: -12
Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 92      Man hours: 382
Number of public service events this month: 4      Man hours: 16
Number of emergency operations this month: 4     Man hours:  85
Total number of ARES operations this month: 100     Total Man hours: 483
7 of 9 districts reporting.    The ARES® Winlink 2000 PMBO in central Missouri continues to get some usage from locals.  It currently has VHF and UHF ports available and an SCS HF modem has now been acquired.  The sponsoring club hopes to have the HF capability running before the end of the year.
MON - CW       Sessions      33    QNI    49    QTC    21    NM K9ZTV 
MO Phone       Sessions       31   QNI   598    QTC    62    NM KØDAT 
MESN             Sessions       5     QNI   139    QTC     1     NM   AEØS
Audrain AARC  Sessions         5     QNI     54    QTC     1     NM KBØKWC   
Callaway CARL  Sessions         3     QNI     24    QTC     0     NM  WBØHKN
Boone Co         Sessions        4     QNI     59    QTC     2     NM   WMØH  
Hickory Co        Sessions       10   QNI     68    QTC     2     NM KCØFDF  
Jackson Co       Sessions         5     QNI     78   QTC      1     NM KØUAA     
St. Louis Co      Sessions     4     QNI     38   QTC      0     NM     KBØH    (NEW)
Rolla RRARS   Sessions       31   QNI   574   QTC    12     NM KFØXQ   
Vernon Co ARES Sessions     3     QNI     11   QTC      0     NM WØHL     
WAARCI        Sessions       5    QNI   135   QTC      0     NM NØVJ         
10th Reg        Sessions     62   QNI   QTC 265  MO  50%  with W7FB, K9ZTV,  NM WØSS

JULY 2004 

       Check out Patrick Boyles, KØJPB, information about the Earthquake Exercise in the ARES section of the MO Section News. You might be interested in participating or just listening in on the activity.  Last year it was wall to wall activity.
       Field Day 2004 was fantastic.  The weather was reasonable, if a little cool at times, and QRN was down significantly when compared to Field Day 2003.  This year you could even make a significant number of contacts on 10 meters and 15 meters.  A large number of Field Day operations sent Field Day reports to the MO Section Manager utilizing the Missouri Section Traffic Net.
       Edwin Karl, KØKL, has moved from San Rafael, CA to Warrenton, MO.  Ed has transfered his OO appointment to the Missouri Section.  Jim Harrell, MO Section OOC has approved his transfer and appointment as an OO in Missouri. 
       FYI, The Lewis and Clark expedition will have a special event operation from July 30 through August 4.  The station, WØL, will operate from Fort Atkinson State Park North of Omaha, NE. A commerative QSL card for a contact will be available with an SASE sent to event QSL, manager KTØK.  The operation will be CW 35 KHz from the bottom of the band and on Phone near, 28.350, 21,350, 14.250, 7.250 or 3.95 SSB from 8:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. each day.  For a special 8.5 x 11 certificate, work WØL  on 3 bands/modes.  If you want to help operate, contact Reynolds Davis KØGND at [email protected]

       The effort to add the tower pre-emption of PRB-1 of the FCC regulations has been successful. On June 24, 2004 Governor Bob Holden signed the bill and it will become effective August 28, 2004.
We need to send a "Thank You" e-mail to Blaine Luetkenmeyer ([email protected]) and Harold Selby, ([email protected]) two of the cosponsors of this legislation. If you go to the  Thanks to the efforts of Missouri ARRL Section leaders,  John Baremore, KCØCRO and all of Amateur Radio operators that contacted their State Senators and Representatives, Missouri Amateurs Radio operators now have another level of protection for their rights to have towers.

       The Warrensburg Hamfest will be held on Saturday July 17, 2004 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds about a mile or so west of Warrensburg on Hwy 50. The event has always had a sell-out of vendor tables since it moved to the new larger Hamfest Site.  For more information about this Hamfest contact Keith Raihala, NØVJ  via  nØ[email protected] or phone 660-422-7273.
        The 42nd Annual Zero Beaters ARC Hamfest will be Sunday July 18, 2004 at Hillerman Park in Washington, MO. This Hamfest is the number one outdoor Hamfest in Missouri.  If  need more info about this Hamfest, contact Jim Glasscock, WØFF (636) 584-8888 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

       The Kimberling ARC newsletter reminded amateurs in the area that the Packet Workshop by K.O. NØKFQ is holding their Packet workshop from 1400 hours to 1600 hours on the first Saturday of each month.
       The Heart of Americal Radio Club will be providing safety communications for the Shawnee Mission Triathlon on Sunday, July 11th. Mike Bellinger, KØUAA, is coordination this effort.  They are also working with the New Ham Expo sponsored by the Salvation Army on July 24, 2004 from 1300 hours to 1700 hours in Olathe, KS.  Dan Miller, K3UFG, from ARRL HQ and June Jeffers, KBØWEQ, will be conducting a Communications Seminar at the event.
       Steve Schmitz, WØSJS, has taken on the responsibility for the 2004 Bike Tour Communications for Gateway Area Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Bike Tour will be held on September 11th and 12th and will start and finish near Columbia, MO. Steve could use some assistance  from the Missouri Amateur Radio Community.  If you would like to volunteer please e-mail him at [email protected] and he has some information about registration & etc to pass on.
       The St. Charles ARC will be holding their 10 meter SSB net on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. instead of the previous time.  They are also going to hold a "Homebrew Contest" in October.  We'll hear more about this at a later date.

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       Patrick Boyle, KØJPB, the Missouri ARES coordinator for the July 2004 CUSEC Earthquake Communications Exercise announced the scenario for the Missouri portion of the exercise: 
A 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake has struck SE Missouri.  Bridges, communications (TV, cable, telephone, Internet, cellphones), and utilities (electricity, water, gas) have been heavily damaged.  The effects of a 7.0 Richter Scale earthquake defined as: "Major earthquake. Such an earthquake can cause serious damage over larger areas.  Some damage has been sustained as far away as St. Louis, Memphis, and Paducah.  Ham Radio operators are of great help during the first few days after the earthquake since they are able to assist their Served Agencies with communications for the recovery efforts.  Of course, other organizations have been planning for such an occurrence.  The Missouri National Guard, SEMA, MoDOT, Missouri Highway Patrol also have extraordinary communications abilities.  Check the MO ARES website for the proposed Time Line for the exercise.


   As part of the effort to provide training for Amateur Radio Response to Emergencies, Traffic Handling and other Homeland Security issues Amateur Radio operators are urged to participate on Traffic Nets.
MON-CW Net  meets daily on  3.585 Mhz with sessions at 7:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
NM Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
MO-SSB Net    meets daily on 3.963 Mhz with a session at 5:45 p.m. 
NM  Phil Uroqioia, KØZTV
  MON - CW       Sessions       14     QNI       20      QTC  32      NM K9ZTV 
  MO Phone           Sessions      3 0     QNI    4 33      QTC  79      NM KØDAT  
  MESN                 Sessions       4     QNI       12      QTC   0     NM   AEØS 
  Audrain AARC     Sessions         4     QNI       43      QTC   0     NM KBØKWC    
  Callaway CARL     Sessions        4     QNI       39      QTC   0     NM  WBØHKN  
  Boone Co             Sessions       5     QNI       53      QTC   1     NM   WMØH   
  Johnson Co       Sessions         6     QNI     118      QTC   1     NM KØUAA       
  Rolla RRARS       Sessions       30   QNI     503      QTC  19    NM KFØXQ        
  Sullivan ARC      Sessions       5     QNI       12      QTC  0      NM  NØNCU     
  WAARCI            Sessions        4     QNI       78      QTC  0      NM NØVJ          
  10th Reg            Sessions      60   QNI   2126      QTC MO 37%  K9ZTV  NM WØSS



P.O. BOX 13   MACON, MO 63552
  K0KY's Web Page
To view the job description of the SM, CLICK ON THIS LINK


    The Missouri Section of the ARRL is dedicated to the task of improving the level of communication within the State.  The MO Section Manager can assist the membership in many ways.  The SM should attend as many of the Hamfests as possible and talk to those individuals that have questions or suggestions about the ARRL and Amateur Radio in general.  It is impossible to have all the answers to every question, but the SM will make every effort to determine where the answer may be found.

    The Section Manager will assist the Section Cabinet Appointees with their efforts to serve the membership and the Amateur Radio Community.   Dedicated Amateur Radio operators that have accepted state wide appointments and the active local Hams are the ones that make it possible for Amateur Radio to be recognized for its contributions to our state and communities.  As a Section we will continue to promote a positive image of Amateur Radio.

William "Bill" Coby, KB0MWG
4946 Pernod Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
John Seals, WR0R
7814 NE San Rafael Rd
Kansas City, MO 64119
Larry Ballew, ABØHP
31993 Knolwood PL
Macon, MO  63552

Patrick Boyle, KØJPB
3948 E. Linwood Ter.
Springfield, MO 65809
[email protected]

    The Assistant Section Managers help the Section Manager carryout the duties related to that position.  The ASM may represent the Missouri ARRL at Hamfests, Club meetings and special events that an ARRL representation would be important.  The Assistant Section Managers act as listening post for the ARRL in various parts of the Section.  They collect and forward information to the Section Manager and provide advice related to the Missouri Section.

Keith Haye, WE0G
  1826 NW 530
Kingsville, MO  64061
For the job description of the ACC  CLICK ON THIS LINK

The Affiliated Club Coordinator is the Missouri Sections contact person for Radio Club support.      There are currently 52 ARRL Affiliated Clubs in the Missouri Section. If you belong to a club that is interested in becoming affiliated with the ARRL, we are interested in getting your application. The requirements are simple.  The Radio Club must have at least 51% of its voting membership be full  or associate members of the ARRL.

    A list of Missouri Section Affiliated Clubs can be reached using the following link.  BIG CLUB LIST

    A neat list of Missouri Section Radio Club web pages is on the QRZ Web Site.  MISSOURI CLUB WEB PAGES

Brian Smith, KI0MB
108 Northgate
Monett, MO 65708

To See Bulletin Manager job description 

The Bulletin Manager is responsible for the recruiting, appointing and supervising a team of Official Bulletin Stations.
The Bulletin Manager is appointed by the Section Manager.  With the authority delegated to him by the Section Manager can appoint Official Bulletin Stations that can pass ARRL Bulletins to Amateur Radio operators in a defined area and other information related to Amateur Radio that will be of interest to operators in that area.

To learn more about the Official Bulletin Stations CLICK ON THIS LINK!

Mike Musick, N0QBF
P.O. Box 8469
Ollivette, MO  63132
To see the job description of the OOC CLICK ON THIS LINK

    The Official Observer Coordinator ( OOC ) is an ARRL section-level leadership official, appointed by the Section Manager. The principle duties of the OOC is to supervise the maintenance monitoring work of the section Official Observers and to coordinate special Amateur Auxiliary efforts with Headquarters and the SM.  In addition to the requirements listed for being appointed an OO in the Missouri section is a requirement of two letters of recommendation by ARRL members that have knowledge of the applicant.

The duties of the Official Observer can be view by CLICKING ON THIS LINK

Dennis McCarthy, AA0A
5022 Lansdowne Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
To see the job description of the PIC CLICK ON THIS LINK .

The Public Information Coordinator ( PIC) is a section-level official appointed by and reporting to the Section Manager.  The PIC acts as the section's expert on public information and public relations matters.  The PIC is responsible for organizing, training, guiding and coordinating the activities of the Public Information Officers ( PIOs ) within the section.   The Section Manager can delegate to the PIC the authority to appoint Public Information Officers to serve within the section.

The duties of the Public Information Officer can be viewed by  CLICKING ON THIS LINK .


                              DON MOORE, KMØR                                          8825 West Shady Oak Lane                                      COLUMBIA, MO 65202                                  kmØ[email protected]

To see the job description
     of  the   SEC,

   The Section Emergency Coordinator is the assistant to the Section Manager for emergency        preparedness.  The SEC is appointed by the SM to take care of all matters pertaining to  emergency      communications and  the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) on a Statewide basis.  The SEC    post is one of top  importance in  the section  and  the individual appointed to it should  devote all    possible energy and effort to this one challenging organizational program    for Amateur Radio. The  SEC   makes appoints the District Emergency Coordinators, (DECs),  the Emergency Coordinators, (ECs)  and the  Official  Emergency    Stations, (OES). We are  fortunate to have an individual with  the qualifications  and dedication of Don Moore, KMØR  serving  the  Missouri Section in this position.

   ARES Web Page for the Missouri Section.                              

    The duties of the District Emergency coordinator can be viewed by  CLICKING ON THIS LINK .

    The duties of the Emergency Coordinator can be viewed by  CLICKING ON THIS LINK

    The duties of the Official Emergency Stations can be viewed by  CLICKING ON THIS LINK


  COLUMBIA, MO 65203

aeØ[email protected]
To see job description of STM,  CLICK ON THIS LINK

   The Section Traffic Manager, (STM) is appointed by the Section Manager to supervise traffic handling organization at the Section level. The STM will coordinate all traffic efforts within the section, regardless   of mode or NTS affiliation, so that routing within the   section and   connections with other     networks    and digital  traffic nodes will result in orderly and efficient flow traffic flow.    The STM will at the  SM's discretion, appoint Net Managers, (NM) and Official Relay Stations, (ORS). The position of STM  is one of the most demanding and important of all section appointments.         

    To go to the Section Traffic Managers web page, CLICK ON THIS LINK

3.963 Mhz
3.585 Mhz
7:00  PM - 7:30 PM  LOCAL TIME
9:45 PM - 10:15 PM  LOCAL TIME

    The duties of the Net Managers can be viewed by  CLICKING ON THIS LINK

    The duties of the Official Relay Station can be viewed by  CLICKING ON THIS LINK


Ernest DeCamp, KD0UD
605 E. Woodland
Springfield, MO 65807
For the complete job description of the SGL, CLICK ON THIS LINK

The State Government Liaison (SGL) is an Amateur Radio operator who is cognizant of state legislative proposals that have the potential to affect Amateur Radio without creating a conflict of interest.  The SGL may also include working with the state legislature and other concerned Amateur operators on proposals that will benefit the Amateur Radio operators of the section.

    Each Amateur Radio Club in the State should consider encouraging a qualified member to serve as a LOCAL GOVERNMENT LIAISON (LGL).  This individual serves as a liaison with city, county or other government entities to represent the interest of Amateur Radio Operators in these jurisdictions

    The duties of the Local Government Liaison can be viewed by  CLICKING ON THIS LINK

Wayland "Mac" McKenzie, K4CHS
8000 South Barry Road
Columbia, MO 65201
                                                               [email protected]
For a complete job description of the Technical Coordinator, CLICK HERE

    The ARRL Technical Coordinator (TC) is a section-level official appointed by the Section Manager to Coordinate all technical activities within the section.  We are fortunate to have "Mac" McKenzie, K4CHS to serve in this position.   "Mac" is also on the board of the Missouri Repeater Council (MRC).  The MRC coordinates the repeaters in the Missouri Section and is a part of the larger repeater coordination group the Mid-America Coordinating Council (MACC).  Under the authority delegated to the Technical Coordinator, they can appoint Technical Specialist that help the section succeed in the advancement the radio art.

    The duties of the Technical Specialist can be viewed by  CLICKING ON THIS LINK



Dale Bagley, K0KY
Dennis McCarthy, AA0A
  William Bill Coby, KB0MWG
Don Moore, KM0R                                      
John Seals, WR0R

  Dale Huffington AE0S                                    
Keith Haye, WE0G
Ernest DeCamp, KD0UD
  Brian Smith, KI0MB
Wayland "Mac" McKenzie, K4CHS
Mike Musick, N0QBF
  Cliff Ahrens, K0CA


Larry Ballew, AB0HP


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