SEMA Contact Information via Amateur Radio

Please check the following document for information on contacting SEMA via amateur radio. J.D. Simmons, WA0BER, put together this information to help clarify methods of  contacting SEMA via radio and sending Resource Request forms from EOCs. Click on the following link to download the pdf document.

SEMA Amateur Radio Connectivity 2016

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Jeff KB3HF

Missouri SEC

ARRL Form C Annual Report

For those ECs that have not filed your Form C Annual Report, I have added a fillable PDF form to the website. You can download the form here. Form C EC Annual 2015 Form

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Jeff KB3HF

SEC

Missouri Section Activity Report – December 2015

Another year has come and gone. 2015 was a busy year for the Section as we supported communications in various severe weather events and public service opportunities. The year ended very badly for the District C area as 10 inches of rain fell in 3 days, inundating may cities and roads. District C supported the American Red Cross with shelter communications in St. Louis, St. Charles, and Jefferson Counties.

A number if ICS-217 forms are now posted on the website detailing the communications plans for various counties. If your county is not listed yet, please send your ICS-217 to me. If you need another Excel sheet to enter your information, contact me.

Another heading page has also been added to the website giving emergency contact information for the District Leadership. It became evident in some of the latest incidents that the information for contacting ARES for communication support is not readily available. Now the DECs in each area can be contacted and can funnel the support requests to the appropriate county EC. The page is still under construction, awaiting some final information but most of the information is available.

District News:

District A: Johnson County has a new RMS gateway for WinLink. The call is WJ0EMA-10 on 145.07 MHz. Northland is developing FSQcall VHF operation. A demo was held at the December meeting which was also a social event.

District C: The St. Charles County ARES December meeting was a social event and certificates of appreciation was awarded to member by the St. Charles County Division of Emergency Management. The group also responded to the ARC shelter at Francis Howell North High School and provided communications for the duration of the shelter operation. Windshield damage assessments were also contacted for SCC DEM. St. Francois County assisted Ste. Genevieve  County on levee patrols. KD0ZIK became an SK from St. Francois County.

District F: Jeffrey Carlyle, KD0QCN was appointed EC for Audrain County. Audrain County supported their EMA with storm spotting during the month.

District G: Douglas County was on standby to support flooding in the county.

District H: Livingston County is developing a private BPQ32 mail system for the District.

 

The following the operation and man-hour report for the month of December, 2015

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : DEC 2015 SECTION YEAR
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL TOTALS
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 6 7 6 12 8 5 5 1 4 54
# Members 306 107 321 237 78 77 46 28 127 1327
Plus / Minus 0 0 2 -24 3 0 -1 0 0 -20
# Training Drills 30 22 32 78 22 24 19 4 10 241 2988
Hours 26 48.13 261 389 16 339 88.25 8 17 1192.38 25282
# Public Svc 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 296
Hours 0 0 0 90 0 0 0 80 0 170 5770
# Emer Ops 0 1 7 5 2 1 0 0 0 16 193
Hours 0 1.2 780 45 23 5 0 0 0 854.2 2946
# Total Ops 30 23 39 95 24 25 19 5 10 270 3477
Total Hours 26 49.33 1041 524 39 344 88.25 88 17 2216.58 33998

I thank everyone for their support of the Section ARES program. May 2016  be a safe and prosperous year for everyone.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC

MIssouri Section Activity Report – November 2015

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. The ICS-217 Communications Resources forms for the Section are starting to be submitted. You will find the resource forms on the main page header “ICS-217 Forms”. This information is intended to be used by ARES members to find the frequencies that are used in a county for ARES communications. As more forms are submitted, they will appear on the ICS-217 forms page.

District News:

District A: Carroll County ARES members assisted in the relocation of amateur and MOSWIN antennas at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. Johnson County has a new RMS Gateway coming online for Winlink with the call WJ0EMA-10 of 145.07 MHz. Northland ARES is providing training for FLdigi/FSQ and FSQcall and using these modes on a weekly Sunday Net at 8:00PM on the 147.33 repeater.

District D: District 6 Meter net has been started and is going well. Lots of training was held throughout the district.

District F: Boone County held a SET in November in conjunction with Cole County. Howard County EC also supported the SET by standing up ops at Cooper County EMA.

District G: Carter County experienced a 3 hour area wide power outage. Lessons learned from the 3 hour outage was have backup power for your station and the repeater sites and a plan to to respond to that type of situation. Power was restored after about 3 hours and full group activation was cancelled. Douglas County held a license testing session on November 21st. Wright County held their first ARES meeting.

District I: Phelps County ARES supported the Ozark Trails 100 Foot Race held on November 7th & 8th. This was a 100 mile foot race through the Mark Twain National Forest. 2M vocie and packet communications was used. Photos and a summary of the race can be seen at http://www.rollanet.org/~rrars/pictures/110715_OT100/.

 

Below is the monthly report of activities and manhours volunteered for ARES activities in the Section:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : NOV 2015 SECTION YEAR
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 5 7 6 11 8 4 5 2 4 52
# Members 306 107 319 261 75 77 45 28 127 1345
Plus / Minus 0 0 0 4 2 3 1 0 0 10
# Training Drills 39 22 32 79 23 13 22 7 8 245 2747
Hours 428 60.47 227 392 60 221.6 120 20 14 1543.07 24089.32
# Public Svc 0 0 1 18 0 0 0 1 1 21 283
Hours 0 0 2 64 0 0 0 40 86 192 5600
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 177
Hours 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 2091.8
# Total Ops 39 22 33 100 23 13 22 8 9 269 3207
Total Hours 428 60.47 229 479 60 221.6 120 60 100 1758.07 31781.12

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a very safe holiday season.

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC