By Dennis J. McCarthy, AAØA
Thirty-four years ago, the City of St. Louis had specific ordinances for the erection of ham antennas and towers. I found this out when I tried to erect an antenna again in the city last year, this time at a new address. There were no HOA or other restrictions. First, I applied for a ham antenna permit. A mistake, I later learned.
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Welcome to the 2M FM Simplex Sprint Contest Info Page!
The 2M FM Simplex Sprint Contest is back this fall! Mark your calendars for April 22nd 7 to 10pm CDT!
The objective is to make as many contacts in different zip codes as possible with only 2M FM simplex using 100W or less. To locate boundries of zip codes, the following webpage can be of use : http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm. There are also many smart phone apps out to tell you which zip code your located in.
This is a great contest to help conquer mic fright, test out a new antenna, learn how to program your radio and make new friends. The contest is open to all hams to participate and join in on the fun. You don't have to be an SLSRC member to compete in this, so spread the word!
Starting at 6:30pm the night of the contest, we will hold a pre-contest net on the 146.94 (141.3) repeater to take check ins, host a Q&A session and discuss contest tips and tricks.
Download the rules below.
How to submit a spreadsheet via Google Sheets (preferred method, plus bonus points too!)
The Fall 2016 2m Simplex Sprint Contest are in. Here are the winners. Be looking for the certificate via email in the coming months.
3rd Place - Bill Florich KD0WAN with 658 points
2nd Place - Scott Young ND9E with 4882 points
1st Place - Bill Carroll KC9CIK with 23400 points
3rd Place - Sterling Coffey N0SSC with 756 points
2nd Place - Steve Cole KE0DWB with 1760 points
1st Place - Dolores Guittar KD0CIV with 1980 points
Thanks who participated. SLSRC will sponsor another one in April 2017.
The Cliff Cave VE Team administers Ham License Examinations for all interested parties on a regular schedule.
Location: CLIFF CAVE LIBRARY, 5430 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129 (see map below)
Sessions are available weekly by appointment.
WALK-INS WELCOME. Please call ahead, if possible.
THE CLIFF CAVE VE TEAM will be giving the exams and study assistance.
The 2017 testing dates through June are:
Doors open at testing begins shortly there after.for each session...
GODFREY – After its 30th anniversary ride last weekend, the Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride will be leaving Columbia, MO and coming to the St. Louis area.
On Sept. 6-7, more than 2,500 cyclists participated in Bike MS in Columbia, MO for the last time. “We are so grateful to the Mid Missouri area, and proud of the nearly 50,000 riders who have supported the fight against multiple sclerosis by riding in Bike MS over the last 30 years,” said Chris Houston, Senior Vice President of Operations for Express Scripts and Bike MS Gateway Getaway event chair. “We’re excited to bring the Gateway Getaway to the St. Louis area, where we’ll build on our past success to create new traditions.”
The two-day ride, which will take place Sept. 12-13, 2015, will start and finish both days at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. The beautiful, historic campus will also provide a home to the charity event’s festival area and camping accommodations. “We are thrilled to partner with Lewis and Clark Community College and the Metro-East community.” Houston said. “The route will take cyclists along the river bluffs, over the Mississippi River into Missouri, and wind back into Illinois. Whether you’ve biked this area once in your life, or once every weekend, you’re going to find something new along your ride while supporting a great cause.”
Lewis and Clark Community College President Dale Chapman said the college is looking forward to hosting this well-respected and established event. “It is part of our mission as a community college to attract events to the region that will create a positive economic impact on the region,” Chapman said. “We are so grateful to Monica Bristow of the River Bend Growth Association for connecting this event to our campus. It will be one of the largest events we’ve ever hosted, and we are looking forward to sharing our campus with all of the new guests from the St. Louis area and from around the country who will experience the Lewis and Clark Godfrey Campus for the first time.”
River Bend Growth Association President Monica Bristow said she was pleased to connect the event with the college in the hopes of positively impacting the River Bend Area. “I was approached by Randy Adler, a key coordinator for Bike MS who is originally from Godfrey. He was very familiar with the area and wanted to bring the event to his hometown. I immediately thought of the Lewis and Clark campus as a location that would be sized right for the event, and will offer Bike MS access to numerous routes to give these riders a true view of our amazing communities in the River Bend Area,” Bristow said.
The new location will not change the purpose of the impactful ride, but will bring the event closer to home for many participants who live in the St. Louis metro area. “People ride in Bike MS because they have a personal connection and commitment to fighting MS, and we’re giving them the opportunity to express their support as we always have. While the route will be different, the goal is the same: a world free of multiple sclerosis,” Houston said.
“This is an amazing cause and it so well supported, as noted by the $2.3 million it will raise with this year’s ride,” Chapman said. “I am just so pleased that the River Bend Area is getting the chance to showcase itself to these riders from all over the country. I know this region will feel the positive impacts of this event, but most importantly, it’s great to know that this region stands to impact the MS Society in its fight for a world free of MS.”
For more information about Bike MS, visit www.gatewayMSbikeride.org or call 1-800-344-4867.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 7,100 individuals in the Gateway Area Chapter and 2.3 million people worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2013 alone, the Society invested an estimated $48 million to support 380 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867. You may also contact your local Gateway Area Chapter at www.gatewayMSsociety.org or 314-781-9020.
Additional news about the move can be found at:
(All times are St. Louis local time - CST/CDT)
|1900||145.110||Belleville-Shiloh Net||Unknown Status|
|2000||146.925||Ancient Modulators Net||Linked Repeaters|
|2100||147.060||BEARS Net||Unknown Status|
|2100||147.165||Okaw Valley ARC Net|
|1900||145.210||World Friendship Net||Echolink Net|
|2000||145.230||Lewis and Clark ARC Net|
|2000||147.075||Jefferson County ARC Net|
|2000||147.030||Eastern Ozarks ARC Net|
|2000||147.240||Franklin County ARES Net|
|2000||146.850||Missouri VOIP Net||Linked Repeaters|
|2030||145.490||Saint Charles County ARES Net|
|2030||146.820||W9VEY Memorial Net|
|1900||147.120||Saint Clair Illinois ARES Net|
|1930||146.850||Saint Louis and Suburban Radio Club Net|
|2000||146.625||Sainte Genevieve County ARES Net|
|2000||146.790||Egyptian Radio Club Net|
|1900||147.150||Telephone Pioneers/QCWA Net|
|1930||146.850||Saint Louis Metro ARES Net|
|1930||145.290||Southwest Illinois Multi-County ARES Net|
|2000||28.650||Gateway 10-10 Net|
|2000||147.270||Centralia Wireless Association Net|
|1900||145.330||Saint Charles County Rapid Response Team Net|
|1900||147.360||Saint Louis County SKYWARN Net||Monthly Net - 1st Thursday|
|1930||145.190||Lincoln County ARES|
|2000||28.360||BEARS Saint Louis 10 Meter Net|
|2000||28.375||Unnamed 10 Meter Net||Not an official net|
|2000||146.610||Carondelet Amateur Radio Society|
Please send updates, additions or corrections to the SLSRC Webmaster using our contact form.
Special Thanks to Max Slover, KØAZV for compiling this list. List was originally posted on the STL Hams Facebook Group.
Have you ever checked in to the Missouri Voice Over Internet Protocol Net (Missouri VOIP Net) on Echolink?
The NET is looking for check-ins from counties in northern and southwestern Missouri, as well as the Ozarks region, as well as the metro areas.
Emergency Coordinators from all Missouri counties are encouraged utilize this net each week.
Check-ins are encouraged from ARES members from other states, in the counties that border Missouri.
Several repeaters are linked to the net as well.
Here is how to locate the Missouri VOIP Net on Echolink. From the ECHOLINK screen:
Hope to hear you on Monday evening at 8:00 p.m. local on the Missouri VOIP Net.