Missouri Section – Activity Report March 2016

The weather in Missouri continues to confuse as the seasons so far seem to have forgotten where they normally belong. April is the beginning of severe weather season for us, so be sure you are ready to support our weather spotting efforts in a safe manner. Remember, Always have an escape route if you see severe weather coming in your directions.

Activity in the districts continues to grow as there are 2716 man ours reported for March. Thanks to all who are supporting the ARES programs in your county/district.

District News:

District A: Carroll COo. continues to work with KCHEART in developing a single, common net to include both KC Metro and Rural District A participants. Jackson Co. members attended NWS severe  storms symposium. Planning is beginning for the NLE 2016 mass care exercise in August. Northland ARES presented  HAM101 on March 19th with great attendence. Clay & Platte Co. Sheriff EM were represented as well as SATERN, KCHEART, BSA Radio Scouting, MARS, Near Space Adventures and Bridge Comm radio group.

District B: ARES members attended NWS Spotter Training Classes.

District F: Camden Co. now has a a NEW EC. Boone Co. held a number of training and exercises in March.

District G: Douglas Co. held a test session in March with another tech class amateur added to the rolls. Wright Co. working on go bags for call outs. CArter Co. working with the Sheriff’s Department to arrange a license class for Deputies.

Below is the consolidated activity report March.

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : MAR 2016 SECTION YEAR
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL  
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115  
# Reporting 7 7 4 12 8 6 5 0 4 53  
# Members 231 108 316 250 80 96 53 32 125 1291  
Plus / Minus 0 1 1 -2 0 2 0 0 0 2  
# Training Drills 54 26 34 81 31 44 19 0 10 299 849
Hours 660 88.81 446 541 50 297.8 134.3 0 16 2233.81 5429.35
# Public Svc 1 2 1 12 0 0 3 0 0 19 62
Hours 366 4 16 37 0 0 10.5 0 0 433.5 907.5
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 28
Hours 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 49 745
# Total Ops 55 28 35 100 31 44 22 0 10 325 939
Total Hours 1026 92.81 462 627 50 297.8 144.8 0 16 2716.31 7081.85

Thanks again for all the support in the Missouri ARES program. Any questions or problems, don’t hesitate to contact me or Cecil AC0HA.

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section Emergency Coordinaor

Missouri Section Activity Report – February 2016

February was a relatively quiet month with most of the eastern section flood activities wrapping up. Ste. Genevieve County ARES had a nice PR piece in the ARRL newsletter describing their flood support efforts to Ste. Genevieve County.

As we move into March, we are at the beginning of our severe weather season. March 14-18 is Severe Weather Awareness Week sponsored by NWS. March 15th is scheduled as drill day with NWS offices issuing Tornado Warnings as a test of the system. This is the time for ARES to call their severe weather nets and practice communications for Skywarn activities. Take advantage of this time to hold your local nets.

District News:

District A: Carroll Co. ARES is sponsoring Technician Reviews and exam sessions wth hams from Lafayette , Ray, and Saline Counties. Cass County members attended Storm Spotter Training. Jackson County updated their member contacts information for emergency alerting. Northland continues to develop digital communications using FSQCall. Successful testing was held during the month with the MESN and SEMA.

District B: The district is gearing up to support Bikes Across Missouri.

District F: Boone County ARES supported the Froze Toes Bike Race. Additional efforts are under to develop new ARES groups in Camden, Cooper and Howard Counties.

District G: Douglas County held a license test session on February 2nd. Wright County continues to develop their organization.

 

Below is the compilation of the activities and man hours for the Missouri Section during February:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : FEB 2016 SECTION YEAR
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 5 12 8 5 5 2 4 56  
# Members 231 107 315 252 80 94 53 32 125 1289  
Plus / Minus 0 0 0 1 2 6 7 1 -2 15  
# Training Drills 45 25 35 81 20 24 18 6 8 262 550
Hours 454 110.8 290 801 29 119.5 108.8 17 14 1944.03 3195.54
# Public Svc 1 3 1 11 0 3 0 2 0 21 43
Hours 16 32 15 47 0 70 0 25 0 205 474
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 21
Hours 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 696
# Total Ops 46 28 36 95 20 27 18 8 8 286 614
Total Hours 470 142.8 305 856 29 189.5 108.8 42 14 2157.03 4365.54

 

Thanks for all of your efforts and support of the ARES program in Missouri.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC

Missouri Section Activity Report – January 2106

The new year has started with a lot of activity. Flooding support continued early in the month with communications being provide for a number of flood incidents. 688 man hours were reported in support of emergency activiations. Winterfest added a chance for a break and see how much yu could lighten your wallet with the new gooodies for the year.

District News:

District A: ARES member in a number of counties were busy with training and developing amateur radio classes. District members are continuing to develop FSQCall.

District G: Wright and Ozark counties continue to develop plans for ARES in their counties. Ozark County Gainesville repeater was unfortunately struck by lightning.

Below are the statistics for the month of January.

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JAN 2016 SECTION YEAR
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 6 6 7 12 8 5 5 1 4 54
# Members 231 107 315 251 78 85 46 31 127 1271
Plus / Minus 0 0 -7 -10 0 -1 0 0 0 -18
# Training Drills 45 22 29 81 17 62 20 4 8 288 288
Hours 431 85.01 55 410 24 76 148.5 8 14 1251.51 1251.51
# Public Svc 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 1 0 22 22
Hours 0 0 1 168 0 0 0 100 0 269 269
# Emer Ops 0 0 5 7 1 5 0 0 0 18 18
Hours 0 0 590 72 5 21 0 0 0 688 688
# Total Ops 45 22 35 108 18 67 20 5 8 328 328
Total Hours 431 85.01 646 650 29 97 148.5 108 14 2208.51 2208.51

Thanks for all of the support in January.

73,

Jeff Young KB3HF

Missouri Section EC