5/5/2014 - St. Louis Metro ARES Simplex Exercise

St. Louis Metro ARES conducted a successful simplex exercise for Zone 3 (south of I44) on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

The Zone 2 portion will be Thursday May 8, 2014 at 7:30pm. Frequency for the net is 147.435 (HVTAC12).

The Zone 1 portion will be Sunday May 11, 2014 at 3:30pm. Frequency for the net is 146.415 (HVTAC11).

Please note: ARES policy is to transmit a 100 hz CTCSS tone but not (normally) require one for receive. In the case of interference, the receive tone would be available as a filter. Since no tone is required for receive, if you're not preprogrammed and or not comfortable putting the PL Tone in your radio for the exercise, you should be o.k. but we encourage everyone to visit the District C Emergency Operations Plan at: and preprogram your radio(s) in accordance with pages 10 and 11.

Ron Elliott

1/20/2014 Just a note to say we haven't  forgotten about the web page. Hope to do a better job going forward. Bear with us and sned us those announcements so we can post them here!  r.e.

12/23/2013 The St. Louis and Surburban Radio Club (SLSRC) is once again sponsoring "Winterfest". Yep, a Winter Hamfest on January 25, 2014. Details can be found at their website here:





12/16/2013: Another Week of Growth! We had 14 check ins this week, 8 of them via repeater. There were 3 repeaters online representing District A (KC), District C (STL) and district F (Booneville). Thanks for your participation! And Thanks for the use of the repeaters!!



Jim (N0AJI) had 2 announcements for the net:

1. KC HARN is purchasing signalink devices for all of their participating hospitals and establishing FLDIGI capabilities at all of those locations. (HRO has Singalinks on sale!)

2. There is a FLDIGI HF net every Thursday at 8pm on 80 meters - Upper Side Band - 3.585.5 - mode MFSK. Net control is KD0EMB.



Below is a link to the schedule for 2014 for eastern MO and west central IL. The classes will be conducted by Jim Kramper n0lsx, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service. The information will be updated from time to time via email (, or click on


SLSRC is hosting a breakfast for hams, or those who want to the Denny's on Hampton. Same place as the last several months. 7 AM....Hope you can join us.

We will start changing locations after the first of the year...maybe back to West County...and possible North and South County.

ST LOUIS, MO 63139

For any of you on Facebook, there's an open group for Hams (mainly the St. Louis Area) at AND Jackson County ARES has a page dedicated to digital information and training at


Jeremy was true to his word and brought up the WB0YRG link in the kansas City area! Freq is 442.55 plus offset and pl of 186.2. Hope we get some use out of it!


Jim talked about an HF Digital net on Thursday evenings at 8pm central using mfsk32 centered at 1500 hz on the waterfall - freq 3.584.5 usb. The Missouri/Kansas Digital net is a traffic net.



12/13/10: Lee, N9NJS, has 2 Yahoo groups for us to check out...they are

midwesthamfests and foxamateurradionews

Access these via Yahoo (or by clicking the links above) and check them out today!

08/23/10: Cliff, KC0SDV, announces that hams are needed for the MS150 bike ride in Columbia, MO, on the weekend of September 11th and 12th.  More information can be found by visiting or by emailing

03/08/2010: Bill, N0TWE, announces there will be a weather spotter class in Moberly on April 8th.  More information to follow.  Contact Bill with questions.

01/18/2010: Winterfest Hamfest will be held January 30, 2010 at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville (#1 Gateway Drive), Illinois just 11 miles east of the St. Louis Gateway Arch at I-70 and Illinois Exit #11; more info at:

It was also noted that EchoLink conference *IRESC* was carrying Haiti related traffic.

11/30/2009: This year's Skywarn Appreciation Event will take place from 6:00pm THIS Friday, 12/4/09 until 6:00pm THIS Saturday, 12/5/09. The event honors amateur radio operators for their support of Skywarn and the National Weather Service. The event is not a contest. It is simply a casual event for making contacts on a number of different modes.

The Missouri Voice over IP net will participate in the event. Plan on connecting your node into the *MISSOURI* conference server for all or part of the event to allow stations from across the region to talk with the Nation Weather Service offices around the state. We plan on starting up special Missouri Voice over IP net this Saturday morning at 9:30am. After we've taken check-ins from around the state; we're going to bridge the MISSOURI conference over to the national conference on the *WX_TALK* conference server for a national link between various weather service offices and those participating in the activity.

11/09/09: Skywarn Appreciation Day is December 5th. Cliff, KC0SDV, invites amateurs to visit the NWS office in Weldon Springs, MO. Also, in conjuction with this event, we will have a special session of the MO VoIP net on that morning. Please stay tuned for further details.

Winterfest hamfest in Collinsville, IL on January 30th, 2010. Very good hamfest and is indoors.

10/12/2009: The Missouri VoIP team is looking for qualified individuals with a desire to join our Net Control team. If you are interested in this, or know someone who is, use the contact form on this site to let us know.

Also, don't forget about the Halloween Hamfest. This is a great gathering of hams and vendors alike in Kirkwood, MO (suburb of St. Louis). This year, the hamfest is on Saturday, October 31. Click here to be taken to their site for more information.

The MO VoIP net would like to thank and welcome Henry, KB0ROX, as our Net Manager. Henry is a great asset to have on our team and we appreciate his willingness to jump in and help!

As always, if anyone has any suggestions for the net, please let us know. We're looking for ideas regarding activation procedures, features you'd like to see on the net, etc.

10/05/2009: The Missouri VoIP team is looking for qualified individuals with a desire to join our Net Control team. If you are interested in this, or know someone who is, use the contact form on this site to let us know.

9/22/09: For those repeater and link nodes that wish to do so, we can configure the *MISSOURI* conference server to automatically connect to your node just before the net starts each Monday evening. You will still be able to disconnect in the same manner as before...but this allows you to not have to remember to connect up to the net each Monday. Contact us if you'd like to utilize this feature.

9/21/09: KCØNRO invites all link administrators (those of you who run a node on a simplex frequency) to leave your node connected to the *MISSOURI* conference server full-time if so desired. This will facilitate wide area communications on a full time basis.

9/14/09: NØUAM invites all interested parties to join in on the VoIP Weather net. This net meets weekly at 00:00Z Sunday (which is Saturday night 7pm Central during Daylight Savings, 6pm Central Standard) on the WX-TALK conference server. For more information, please visit