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

Missouri Section Activity Report – December 2014

As you can see in the numbers below, we had an outstanding year of volunteerism with 29,004 hours reported in ARES activities in the Section. This shows the dedication of our membership in supporting communications in our communities. Great job, everyone. May 2015 be even a better year. Let’s increase the hours in training and public service events and reduce the hours in emergency operations. Mother Nature, please note.

 

District Happenings:

District A:

Northland ARES is changing their monthly meetings to the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Smithville, MO. Fire Station #2. The weekly voice net moves to Tuesdays at 7:00 PM on the 146.79 repeater.

Carroll County is working on a “How-to” guide for common MOSWIN communications in Region A.

District D:

Cecil AC0HA reports many meetings and training sessions were held in the district during the month of December.

District G:

Carter Co. reports that their ARES group combined meetings with the Current River ARC and the Carter County COAD for a potluck meet and eat. The amateur community was well represented. (Free Food?).

Douglas Co. ARES did the communications for the Ava Christmas Parade.

I hope everyone had a prosperous and safe holiday. Let’s keep up the good work in the section. Again, I thank everyone for the great support of ARES in 2014.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

 

December Activity Report follows:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : DEC 2014 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL TOTALS
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115  
# Reporting 8 8 6 11 7 1 3 1 4 49  
# Members 309 115 301 241 77 87 42 31 131 1334  
Plus / Minus 0 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 13  
# Training Drills 33 15 41 77 42 5 14 1 10 238 2767
Hours 308 58.16 320 784 47 19 49.5 2.5 17 1605.16 22442
# Public Svc 1 1 0 25 0 0 1 0 0 28 345
Hours 8 6 0 1012 0 0 20 0 0 1046 5044
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 121
Hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1518
# Total Ops 34 16 41 102 42 5 15 1 10 266 3173
Total Hours 316 64.16 320 1796 47 19 69.5 2.5 17 2651.16 29004

Missouri Section Activity Report – November 2014

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and the new year is about on us. This year has been a busy year in the Missouri Section and a lot of volunteer hours have been given supporting severe weather events, public service events and training. May your holidays be joyous for you and your families.

Around the Section:

District A – Bates county is planning on offering ham radio classes to bolster the ranks.

District D – Polk County ARES is meeting the first Thursday of the month at 6:30PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Bolivar.

District F – Osage County has new EC. Jim Cleveland, KD0HXG was appointed effective November 24th. Congratulations on your appointment, Jim.

District I – Laclede County provided communications support for the L-Life Hunger Games to raise funds for the Laclede Food Pantry.

73 and Happy Holidays,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

 

The activity hours for the month of November are listed below.

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :

NOV

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

6

7 6 11 7 5 3 2 4

51

 
# Members

309

115 290 241 77 87 40 31 131

1321

 
Plus / Minus

0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

1

 
# Training Drills

37

13 32 94 36 7 10 8 8 245

2529

Hours

393

60.9 287 729 45 65 420 53 12 2064.9

20837.18

# Public Svc

0

1 0 18 1 0 0 0 1 21

316.5

Hours

0

6 0 371 2 0 0 0 27.5 406.5

3997.5

# Emer Ops

0

0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6

121

Hours

0

0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 16

1518.2

# Total Ops

37

14 32 118 37 7 10 8 9 272

2907

Total Hours

393

66.9 287 1116 47 65 420 53 39.5 2487.4 26352.88