Missouri Section – Activity Report May 2106

May was once again an active month for the Missouri Section. 2822 hours were expended support drill, training, public service events, and emergency operations. Thanks to all who gave there time to support the various served agencies in their area.

District News:

District A:

Jackson County continues their planning for SET 2016. They are planning on participating in the National Mass Care Exercise on August 25th.

Northland is expanding the FSQcall VHF network to include 6 meters on 52.790 MHz More info is on www.kcnortharea.org.

District C:

Paul Chambers is resigning as EC effective July 1. Thanks to Paul for all of his work. Stacy Landers is replacing Paul as Franklin Co. EC.

St. Louis Metro held a net control boot camp on May 7th and training 13 individuals how to be effective net control operators. Metro’s Packet BBS N0ARS-1 is on the MEPN frequency for NTS traffic.

District E:

With the untimely death of Dave Colvett, K4WWV, as new DEC is needed for the District. Bob Gosnell, N0DAN is filling for now until someone wishes to fill the position.

District F:

Audrain Co. reports tremendous coverage with their 147.255 repeater which covers a significant portion of Sistrict F.

Cole Co. conducted a gathering  to set up and operate amateur gear using emergency battery and solar power. Membes of the local Boy Scout Troop visited the demostration.

Howard Co. is preparing for the Big BAM event.

Osage Co. EC Jim Clevand KD0HXG has resigned. Thanks to Jim for his service.

District G:

Carter Co. ARES attended “Spring Fever Days” in Ellington, MO. and demostrated VHF & HF radio. The demo resulted in two new members for ARES

Here are the stats for the month of May for the Missouri Section ARES:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : MAY 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

5

6 6 11 8 6 5 1 4

52

   
# Members

231

108 327 257 81 99 57 32 126

1318

   
Plus / Minus

0

0 1 -1 0 3 2 0 0 5

 
# Training Drills

41

28 28 148 35 33 16 4 10

343

1498

Hours

410

106 373 871 48 325 104 8 14 2258.99  

9768.04

# Public Svc

0

0 0 39 0 1 0 2 0 42  

137

Hours

0

0 0 356 0 12 0 25 0 393  

1567.5

# Emer Ops

1

0 5 21 4 0 0 0 0 31  

76

Hours

13

0 40 110 7 0 0 0 0 170  

1038

# Total Ops

42

28 33 208 39 34 16 6 10 416  

1711

Total Hours

423

106 413 1337 55 337 104 33 14 2821.99  

12373.54

73,

Jeff KB3HF

SEC

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