Missouri Section Activity Report – April 2015

April is the start of severe weather season. There have been a number of storm spotting sessions throughout the month. Remember to be aware of your surroundings and have a safe place to move to if the storm suddenly arrives at your location.

District News:

District A:

Carroll & Livingston Counties – ARES members joined forces to provide Technician Class training and examination session at the Chillicothe FD with 9 new Technicians and 3 new General Class Amateurs.

Jackson County: ARES leadership staffed an ARES Information Booth at the Aratat Shrine ARC Hambash.

Pettis County: ARES members provided communications for the Trails End Parade.

 

Monthly Reported Activity report follows:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :         APR 2015       SECTION   YR to DATE
DISTRICT

A

B C D E F G H I TOTAL

 
# Counties

13

16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6

115

   
# Reporting

8

7 6 9 6 3 2 2 4

47

   
# Members

306

107 293 241 71 86 47 37 130

1318

   
Plus / Minus

0

0 4 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3  

 

# Training Drills

44

19 41 75 28 1 5 11 11 235  

998

Hours

572

91.93 341.4 708 29 37 31.5 131.5 20 1962.33   8312.87
# Public Svc

9

0 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 20  

78

Hours

84

0 0 23 0 0 0 0 18 125  

1645

# Emer Ops

5

0 0 9 1 1 0 0 1 17  

34

Hours

48

0 0 86 14 1 0 0 8 157  

347.5

# Total Ops

58

19 41 94 29 2 5 11 13 272  

1110

Total Hours

704

91.93 341.4 817 43 38 31.5 131.5 46 2244.33   10305.37

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

Missouri Section Activity Report – March 2015

Winter has finally left us here in Missouri and Spring has shown us that it still can have a bite. Severe weather has hit numerous areas of the state with huge hail and tornadoes. From the information provided by the DECs this month many ARES organizations attended Spotter Training from the NWS. The statewide tornado drill was also exercised early in March to remind everyone that its severe weather time. Remember, when you are spotting, always have a safe place for shelter or a quick exit.

District News:

District A: Carroll County continues to work on the MOSWIN service and now has re-titled the user guide as the “EZ-OP USER GUIDE”. ARES members also attended spotter training during the month. Cass County members also attended spotter training and then did an exercise to test  communications both through their repeater and also simplex. Jackson County had 40 members attend spotter training and staffed a public table to disseminate ARRL/ARES materials to gain new members. Johnson County participated in NWS training and the statewide tornado drill. Northland conducted a seminar for newly licensed hams which include numerous presentation on ham organizations and net training. A video excerpt can by viewed at https://vimeo.com/122215762.

District F: Boone County ARES provided communications for Froze Toes Race and held a demo session in Cosmo Park to demonstrate go-kits and portable antennas.

District G: Carter County participated in two public service events, Carter County COAD and the 5th Annual Current River Outdoor Show where ARES materials and info were presented. Douglas County held a severe weather drill and attended storm spotting class.

Great job by everyone to keep up the training. We may be Amateur Operators but we are definitely skilled communicators.

Activity definitely increased in the month of March as shown below in the activity report.

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : MAR 2015 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL  
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115  
# Reporting 8 6 4 11 8 3 3 2 4 49  
# Members 306 107 289 241 72 86 47 37 130 1315  
Plus / Minus 0 0 -1 16 1 0 0 6 0 22  
# Training Drills 57 18 44 81 37 1 14 15 10 277 763
Hours 744 128.5 351 874 39 39 72.5 51.5 16 2315.52 6350.54
# Public Svc 2 0 0 23 0 2 2 0 0 29 58
Hours 372 0 0 497 0 92 28 0 0 989 1520
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 2 10 17
Hours 0 0 0 58 17 0 3 0 36 114 190.5
# Total Ops 59 18 44 109 39 3 17 15 12 316 838
Total Hours 1116 128.5 351 1429 56 131 103.5 51.5 52 3418.52 8061.04

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

Missouri Section Activity Report -February 2015

February continued as an active month as winter shows us that it was not done yet. Hopefully with spring upon us now, we are in for some better weather. Remember though, spring means severe weather time for us in Missouri. Take the winter items out of your go kits and replace them with season appropriate gear. Be aware of the weather and if you are spotting, do so from safe areas where you have cover or a quick exit route. Weather spotting is a valuable resource for the National Weather Service. Be safe.

District News –

District A: Carroll County completed the “How-To” quick reference guide for MOSWIN  in a “pre-release” condition and presented to health care organizations in the rural counties of Troop A. District A hospitals participated in a quarterly test with DHSS utilizing MOSWIN. Carroll County ARES has contacted Livingston County ARES for participation in joint training and testing in Livingston County. Northland ARES reports they have partnered with KC Hamlink for another Ham 101. Ray County is discussing ways to improve their repeater communications and is planning to visit the newly elected Presiding ommisioner on how ARES can help develop a county disaster response plan.

District E: Dave, K4WWV reports a solid uptick in interest with legacy packet, WinLink and repeater linking in the district. District E is now exploring the SEMA WebEOC Amateur Radio Boards with authorized users in three counties.

District F: Howard and Boone Counties were planning on participating in the “Froze Toes” event but it was postponed.

District G: Carter County had to postpone their Technician Class due to the winter weather. Carter County ARES and the Current River ARC are reprsenting amateur radio in the 5th Annual Current River Outdoor show.

Here is the activity report for the month of February for the Section:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : FEB 2015 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL  
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115  
# Reporting 8 6 6 11 7 2 3 1 0 44  
# Members 306 107 290 225 71 86 47 31 0 1163  
Plus / Minus 27 0 0 -16 -1 0 0 0 0 10  
# Training Drills 48 17 48 85 30 5 9 2 0 244 486
Hours 449 66.35 410.2 761 46 42 42 7 0 1823.55 4035.02
# Public Svc 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 10 29
Hours 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 2 0 35 531
# Emer Ops 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 7
Hours 14 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 42 76.5
# Total Ops 49 17 48 96 30 5 9 3 0 257 522
Total Hours 463 66.35 410.2 822 46 42 42 9 0 1900.55 4642.52

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

Missouri Section Activity Report – January 2015

Winter hasn’t been much of a season so far this year but as I write this report I am waiting for the 5″- 8″ of snow forecasted for the St. Louis area. Hopefully, everyone’s Go Kit is ready for the weather change.

District News:

District A:

Bates County ARES held a license class for new hams. Carroll County continues to work on a “How-to” guide f or common MOSWIN communications in the County and Region A. Cass County supported crowd and traffic control for the funeral of Fire Chief C. Tindal. The situation turned out to be very fluid and was put together in a very short time. Lafayette County ARES conducted an antenna building seminar. Northland ARES moved their monthly meeting to the 1st Thursday at 7:00 PM and the weekly net to Tuesday at 7:00 PM.

District C:

Metro St. Louis ARES has a packet ARES/RACES bulletin board up and running on 145.07 MHz either direct or via MEPN  MSTL packet system. Information on the board isavailable at N0MTH.com.

District G:

Carter County ARES will how a Technician Class in the month of February with Current River ARC and Carter County COAD. Douglas County ARES member KJ4MHE helped with getting emergency information about a job site injury when amateur radio was the only available communications.

There was lots of activity in January throughout the Section.

Below is the activity report for January.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section Emergency Coordinator

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JAN 2015 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 10 8 6 11 7 2 3 0 4 51
# Members 279 107 290 241 72 86 47 31 130 1283
Plus / Minus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
# Training Drills 46 18 44 79 31 2 14 0 8 240 240
Hours 481 76.47 480 990 56 36 79 0 13 2175.47 2175.47
# Public Svc 1 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 19 19
Hours 25 0 0 471 0 0 0 0 0 496 496
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 4
Hours 0 0 0 34 0 0 0.5 0 0 34.5 34.5
# Total Ops 47 18 44 100 31 2 15 0 8 263 263
Total Hours 506 76.47 480 1495 56 36 79.5 0 13 2705.97 2705.97