Missouri Section – Activity Report April 2016

April has started to ramp up the activities for the summer. Weather net operations are increasing as the spring weather continues to produce severe weather. Field Day is coming in a month and a half. Don’t forget to start your plans early and turn in your hours at Field Day as training. The Dayton Hamvention is coming next week. If you haven’t been to Dayton, it’s worth the trip for the experience. If you need any particular equipment, it is probably available at Dayton.

District News:

District A: Carroll Co. ARES continues to work on a common net to include both KC Metro and Rural District A participants. THe VA repeater has been upgraded to provide the required support for necessary operation and user control.Cass, Jackson and Pettis Counties reported emergency operations for storm spotting. Jackson Co. continued meetings with KCVOAD and other groups preparing for the National Mass Care Exercise on August 24th.

Distrtict C: St.Louis Metro ARES held on ham radio demonstration at Forest Park for Earth Day activites.

District F: J.D. Simmons, WA0BER, conducted an ARES presentation at the Quincy, IL. tristate weather seminar.

District G: Carter Co. is working with the Sheriff’s Department to arrange a license class for deputies. Texas Co. is preparing for a demonstration of amateur radio at Spring Fever Day in Ellington, MO.

District H: Planning continues for communications support for the Big BAM bike ride in June. The ride lasts a full week and several EOC’s and a MACC will be active during the ride. Operators are still needed from Districts B & H for support.

District I: Work continues on developing FSQcall-MO net. The project involves improving the ARQ message handling with the FLdigi NBEMS suite of programs.

The activities and man hours report follows:

      APR 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

6 7 12 8 0 5 2 4

51

   
# Members

231

108 326 258 81 96 55 32 126

1313

   
Plus / Minus

0

0 10 7 1 0 2 0 1

21

   
# Training Drills

47

23 35 112 34 22 17 7 9

306

 

1155

Hours

435

80.45 324 834 46 169.8 106.5 18 66 2079.7  

7509.05

# Public Svc

2 0 0 27 1 1 0 2 0 33  

95

Hours

37

0 0 131 53 2 0 44 0 267  

1174.5

# Emer Ops

4 0 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 17  

45

Hours 32 0 30 61 0 0 0 0 0 123  

868

# Total Ops

53 23 38 149 35 23 17 9 9 356  

1295

Total Hours

504 80.45 354 1026 99 171.8 106.5 62 66 2469.7  

9551.55

Thanks for all of the support of ARES in the Missouri Section.
73

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

Dave Colvett, K4WWV – SK

It is with sadness that I wish to note that Dave Colvett, K4WWV, District E DEC has passed suddenly Saturday. Dave’s obituary is below.

DAVID PITTMAN COLVETT, age 63, a resident of Bertrand, died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston. Jimmy Colvett will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston under the direction of the McMikle Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com

Please fell free to send your condolences at the above website.

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section SEC

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