The Missouri QSO Party is this weekend!

The Missouri QSO Party is this weekend – this annual event is our
chance to put Missouri in the spotlight! I encourage your

This year’s event includes 18 1×1 callsigns on the air throughout the
state of Missouri, dozens of mobile stations ensuring that all the
Missouri counties are put on the air, at least 2 – maybe 3 expedition
class stations, and a new special event station – K0H, hosted by the
Raytown Amateur Radio Club for a one-time bonus of 100 points. W0MA
will be on the air from St. Louis also providing 100 points.

The Missouri QSO Party website is located at: and contains
information (rules, special operating notes, links, etc) that will help
you make the most out of the event. We encourage you to register how
you will operate before the contest at:

Of particular interest, there are over 200 participants in a Missouri
QSO Party Facebook group at: we discuss the rules,
any last minute information, and answer questions where we can on this

You can use repeaters, internet postings, phone calls, anything to let
people know where you are operating and on what frequency during the
contest. One of the ways we’d like to encourage is this website:

Many of you have already sponsored the plaques for the winners – thank
you! Several awards need a sponsor, however. The sponsor has a line on
the plaque If you are interested in sponsoring a plaque, please check
the list at the website:

I look forward to hearing you on the air during the Missouri QSO Party!

ARRL Missouri Section
Section Manager: Cecil B Higgins, AC0HA

Author: Samantha Henley

I serve as the Deputy Director of the Benton County, MO Emergency Management Agency, as well as the Emergency Coordinator for the BC ARES. I have completed FEMA's IS-100b, IS-120, IS-200b, IS-230, IS-235, IS-240b, IS-317, 700a, and 800b. I have also completed the ARRL EC-001 course and Tactical Storm Spotter training. I manage the website ( and Facebook page for the Benton County, MO Emergency Management Agency and for the BC ARES ( and FB @bentoncountyares). I recently completed Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training with Camden County, MO and I manage their FB page (@CamdenMoCERT). I serve as the net control for the Region A Healthcare monthly net and the BC ARES weekly net (on occasion). I obtained my General Class License (KEØLMY) in October 2017. You can learn more about me at AirSho and QRZ!