Saint Louis Halloween Hamfest 2019

28th Annual

Sponsored by Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club

Saturday October 26, 2019
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S Geyer Road Kirkwood, Missouri

7:30 A.M. to Main prize
drawing at 12:00 P.M.

Talk in 147.75/147.15
Thanks to the Telephone Employees ARC

GPS Coordinates are   38.34.848N by 090.25.004W

Plenty of FREE Parking
2 Rooms FULL of Swap Tables and Vendors
Hourly Door Prizes
VE Exams

The Best Hamfest FOOD around
Breakfast made to order

Raffle Prize for 2018
Over $1500 in prizes to give away

Door prize every 30 minutes
1st – $300.00
2nd – $200.00
3rd – $100.00
4th - TBA
 Need not be present to win

We wish to thank our sponsors  and exhibitors who make the hamfest possable;

Exhibitors this year are;

Click on vendor to see their web page.

Associated Radio
 D&L Antenna Supply
 Mosley Electronics

Gold Medal Ideas

Sponsors who contribute are:

Click o the sponsor to see their web page.

Gateway Electronics

 DX Engineering
Fluid Motion, Inc. (StepperIR)

RT Systems
West Mountain Radio

Universal Radio

Ham Radio Delux

Easy Way Hambooks

 for their support of this event..

Children under 12 free

Tickets in Advance $4 each or 3 for $10
Tickets at the Door $7 each or 2 for $12
Your Admission ticket is a prize ticket

Click here for table and ticket order form


Vendor and Swap Tables
$15.00 for each Private Table
$15.00 for Commercial
Electric hookup is $15.00 limit one per vendor
Click here for ticket order form or contact
Phone: Janelle Brisbine at 563-726-3860
E-Mail: N0MTI

For information contact Steve Welton WØSLW
(314) 941-8500 or E-Mail: WØSLW

VE Exams begin at 8:30 AM Sharp!
for more information call 314-941-8500


SLSRC Technician License Class October 12-13, 2019

SLSRC has scheduled a Technician License Class for the weekend of October 12-13. This is the entry level license to Amateur Radio and will get you started on the road to a great hobby.

The class will be held at Missouri Baptist Hospital and registration is required. License testing will be held on the last day of the class. There is no charge for the class but there is a $15 charge for the license testing.

All of the possible test questions will be covered in the class and study guides will be sent upon registration.

For additional information and/or to register, contact Cliff KCØSDV at

Winterfest 2020

Winterfest 2020


Winterfest 2020 has been selected as the ARRL Midwest Conference!

Contest College 2020 January 25th

SLSRC is excited to announce Contest College at Winterfest 2020.  Contest College will start at 1 p.m. with 10+ hours of forums, presentations, Q&A and contesting discussion for the new and seasoned contester. 

Contest College Info

Saturday, January 25th 8 AM - 4 PM
Gateway Convention Center
Collinsville, IL 62234


ARRL HF Band Planning Committee Reactivated to Address Spectrum Issues

ARRL HF Band Planning Committee Reactivated to Address Spectrum Issues


In an effort to more effectively address HF digital technology issues, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has reactivated the ARRL Board of Directors’ HF Band Planning Committee. The six-member panel, chaired by First Vice President Greg Widin, K0GW, will primarily focus on spectrum allocation issues that have gained increased visibility with discussions on accommodating automatically controlled digital stations (ACDS) — many employing Winlink email. The committee will also discuss operating frequencies for FT4, FT8, and other digital modes. Widin says the committee will meet next week to chart its course. Reactivation of the HF Band Planning Committee came out of discussions during the July 2019 ARRL Board meeting.

Full story by the ARRL

Department of Defense Message Prompts Listeners to Take WWV/WWVH Survey


Through Saturday, August 24, WWV and WWVH will transmit a US Department of Defense (DOD) message in conjunction with the COMEX 19-3 interoperability exercise in Tennessee. The broadcast also urges listeners to complete a surveyon WWV/WWVH listenership and listening habits. The messages are broadcast on WWV at 10 minutes past the hour and on WWVH at 50 minutes past the hour. WWV and WWVH transmit on 2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 MHz.

Following a proof of concept this year, DOD anticipates making use of the WWV/WWVH broadcast time slot full time, all year.

Concern arose in 2018 after WWV and WWVH were included on a list of proposed cuts in the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for NIST.

Department of Defense Message Prompts Listeners to Take WWV/WWVH Survey.

Excerpt from the ARRL.

W2IXY Back of the Mike February 09 1941

Dorothy Hall - W2IXY

In a dramatic recreation, Dorothy Hall, W2IXY tells of the exciting QSO with an Amateur Radio operator in Mexico. Dorothy had the sad duty of informing the Mexican people of the death of a heroic aviator.

The recording is from a radio show titled: Back of the Mike, first broadcast on February 9, 1941

Dorothy was the second district chairman of Young Ladies Radio League. She was a long time NYFD fire dispatcher and staff instructor.

Dorothy assisted in dispatching and training for the NYFD. In the 1951 call book she still resided at in Springfield, L.I., New York, the place was called Springfield Gardens. The old home had a dorm in the upper floors and they could accommodate several visitors at a time, they usually had friends and station visitors staying over with them.

Tribute to Dorothy Hall:
Behind the Mike episodes:

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Orson Wells and Dorothy Hall, W2IXY

Orson Wells and Dorothy Hall, W2IXY

In 1938 the residents of Pitcairn Island faced an epidemic. Amateur radio operators sounded the alarm and mobilized the world to save the descendants of Fletcher Christian’s mutiny from almost certain starvation.

On January 13, 1939, Orson Wells produced “Mutiny on the Bounty,” sponsored by Campbell’s Soup. The story of Captain Bligh and the men of "The Bounty" during a visit to Tahiti. At the end of the program, Orson Welles read an eloquent tribute ham radio operators. His guest was Dorothy Hall, W2IXY, a ham radio operator, and FDNY Dispatcher who helped the residents of Pitcairn Island during an epidemic. Original air date, January 13, 1939

More on Dorothy Hall at:

The full recording of Mutiny on the Bounty is available online:…1939-01-13

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90th anniversary of the Egyptian Radio Club

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Egyptian Radio Club, in Granite City, Illinois. Founded in 1929, we are the third oldest club in the USA. The ERC will be on the following frequencies, 14.245, 7.035, & 3.535 on these dates and times; Sept 7th, 14th , 21st & 28th from 1400Z to 0200Z (9am to 9pm CDST). You can request a certificate commemorating your contact with our station, W9AIU, by mailing the following;


c/o Bob Evans

PO Box 13

St. Jacob IL 62281



c/o Egyptian Radio Club

PO Box 562

Granite City IL 62040-0562

or request an electronic copy to print at;


Please join us on the air at the above dates and times to help us celebrate the 90th anniversary of our club. Be sure to request the certificate!!!

Introduction to Auxcomm 2019


Instructors: Jim Pitchford N9LQF and Bob Evans AA9FQ
ICS Courses 100 and 700 are STRONGLY encouraged as prerequisites for the Introduction to Auxcomm course
Courses are free and available online at:

For the Train the Trainer you must of successfully completed the full 20 hour Auxcomm course and be willing to teach a section of the Intro course along with two other instructors.

Courses are free and available online at:
To Register Contact Bob Evans AA9FQ@ARRL.NET

The following information is required:
Which course date and location you want to register for.
Amateur radio license class callsign expiration
Name address cell phone number email
Class type Intro or Train the Trainer
If you have completed the ICS 100 and 700 we need to know what dates you completed those.
Served Agency affiliation if any
ARES County membership group if any
for the TTT what was the date you completed the full 20 hour Auxcomm course