Missouri Section Activity Report – October 2014

October continued as a busy month with the hours volunteered by ARES members just down slightly from September.Membership in ARES continues to remain strong. New leadership personnel are in the process of being appointed and will be announced as soon as the “paperwork” is completed.

News reported by District:

District A, Carroll Co. continues to be active with a webinar on the operation of the MOSWIN system. Hospital support continues to expand with new radios and software being installed. Jackson Co. participated with the County Health Dept. in a POD Exercise and the Clay CO. EOC radio installation and testing has been competed.

District E reports participating in the Army MARS national level communications exercise on October 27th.

District F is starting a district wide net on the Linn 145.390 repeater on Tuesday evenings at 20:00 hours.

District G Carter Co. ARES personel teamed up with Current River ARC members to particpate in the “I Am a Survivor” event which included the Sheriffs Departent, Van Buren FD, Red Cross, and other vendors of emergency gear.

District H supported Walk for HD and Missouri Days.

Colder weather is coming so check those Grab & Go kits for proper seasonal wear and equipment. As the holidays as fast approaching, I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

 

The Volunteer Hours for the Missouri Section ARES® are as below.

 

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : OCT 2014 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 9 7 6 11 7 3 3 2 4 52
# Members 309 115 290 241 77 87 39 31 131 1320
Plus / Minus 3 0 3 -10 0 0 -2 0 0 -6
# Training Drills 55 13 38 76 28 10 11 7 8 246 2284
Hours

766

49.98 329 577 22 57 42 45.5 14 1902.48

18772.28

# Public Svc

2

7 2 13 2 0 1 2 0 29

295.5

Hours

44

101.5 138 244 6 0 10 44 0 587.5

3591

# Emer Ops

3

0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 7

115

Hours

19

0 0 19 5 0 0 0 0 43

1502.2

# Total Ops

60

20 40 92 31 10 12 9 8 282

2635

Total Hours

829

151.48 467 840 33 57 52 89.5 14 2532.98

23865.48

 

Thanks to All for the many hours contributed in public service.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section Emergency Coordinator

Missouri Section Activity Report – September 2014

September was active with 2873 hours reported by the various districts in the section. Some highlights reported:

District A:

Carroll Co. ARES® participated in three regional nets during September.Mapping systems at Caroll County Memorial Hospital have been upgraded. Lafayette Co. supported the Higginsville 5K and the County Fair. Clay County has new EOC at the Smithville Fire Station #2.

District C:

St. Charles Co. held a CPR class for the ARES members with nine operators being certified in CPR.

District G:

Carter Co. sponsored a Technician training class and Douglas Co. held a Special Event called Fox trotters with 18 states and 67 ham operators.

October is Simulated Emergency Test month. If your organization holds a SET, don’t forget to file the SET report with me and ARRL headquarters.

As the seasons begin to change, don’t forget to review your  go kits for proper attire given the lower temperatures. Replace perishables and protect your gear from freezing temperatures.

Below are the reported activities and manhours for the month of September.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :

SEP

2014 SECTION

YR to DATE

DISTRICT

A

B C D E F G H I TOTAL

TOTAL

# Counties

13

16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6

115

 
# Reporting

8

6 4 11 7 3 3 1 4

47

 
# Members

306

115 287 251 77 87 41 31 131

1326

 
Plus / Minus

-16

0 -11 6 0 1 2 0 0

-18

 
# Training Drills

32

19 19 84 16 5 12 5 10 202

2038

Hours

469

66.48 198 834 28 12.3 47.5 20 15 1690.28

16869.8

# Public Svc

2

0 2 53 2 2 3 0 0 64

266.5

Hours 58 0 282 510 24 162 105.5 0 0 1141.5 3003.5
# Emer Ops 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 108
Hours 0 0 23 18 0 0 0 0 0 41 1459.2
# Total Ops 34 19 22 139 18 7 15 5 10 269 2353
Total Hours 527 66.48 503 1362 52 174.3 153 20 15 2872.78 21332.5

New Missouri Section Appointment – October 7, 2014

District C – St. Charles County

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Humbertson, W0KAH as AEC – Digital Operations for St. Charles County. Ken has an extensive background in digital communications. He is active ARRL Instructor and VEC. Please welcome Ken into the ARES® leadership

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

New Missouri Sections Appointments – October 3, 2014

District F – DEC Appointment

I am pleased to announce the appointment of William Hudson IV, W0WFH as DEC for District F effective October 3, 2014. Bill has an extensive background in communications and is also the current EC for Osage County. Please welcome Bill as DEC for District F.

District D – Jasper County – EC and AEC Appointments

Andy Gabbert, KA0TUD has been appointed EC for Jasper County effective October 3, 2014. Andy is a past EC and is active in Skywarn and CERT.

Joining Andy as AECs for Jasper Co. are Thomas Zeller, KB0ORZ and Ray Brown, KB0STN. Both of these appointments are also effective as of October 3, 2014. Both of these gentlemen are active hams and along with Andy form a strong leadership group for the Jasper County ARES®. Please welcome Andy, Thomas and Ray into the Jasper County leadership.

District D – Greene County - AEC appointment

Mike Hoffman, KD0IWW is joining the Greene County ARES® leadership as AEC effective October 3, 2014. Mike will strengthen the already existing program in Greene Co. Please welcome Mike.

Thanks to all for stepping up to accept leadership positions in the Section leadership.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC