Missouri Section Activity Report – June 2014

June has been a busy month with participation in Field Day and Capstone 2014. Districts A, C, and F reported participation in Capstone 2014 exercise. All Districts had participation in Field Day. The Lebanon Club didn’t hold Field Day this year as their site was preempted by a funeral for a Sheriff’s Deputy and they participated in communications, planning and traffic control for the funeral. Sometimes more important things come first. Good job, Lebanon. Severe weather continues to demand attention by many Districts and June was no exception. As summer heats up, I am sure we will be seeing more severe weather and flooding.

The activity report for Missouri Section is below.

Have a safe summer & 73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JUN 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 9 1 2 2 4 48
# Members 283 114 295 231 79 86 37 31 133 1289
Plus / Minus -4 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
# Training Drills 33 24 43 71 36 5 7 13 9 241 1354
Hours 560 756.1 479 958 100 151.5 7 139 92 3242.55 11447.07
# Public Svc 0 0 1 23 1 0 49.5 0 1 75.5 168.5
Hours 0 0 16 234 1 0 0 0 20 271 1376
# Emer Ops 5 0 2 9 0 0 3 1 0 20 90
Hours 36 0 15 103 0 0 72 20 0 246 1288.2
# Total Ops 38 24 46 103 37 5 0 14 10 277 1553
Total Hours 596 756.1 510 1295 101 151.5 79 159 112 3759.55 14111.27

Missouri Section Activity Report – May 2014

May was an active weather month in District A. Ray County reports a tornado in Orrick, MO. on May 10th that did significant damage in the town. Ray County Amateur Radio Emergency Services team was activated to respond to the cleanup efforts in Orrick. Richmond, Hardin, and Norborne, MO. also had power outages but no significant damage. Storm spotters captured the tornado on video which is posted on Youtube.com under Orrick Tornado. Great job by all involved in this severe weather incident.

Here are the activity numbers for the month of May.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : MAY 2014 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 9 6 6 11 10 2 3 2 4 53
# Members 287 114 290 231 0 86 37 31 133 1209
Plus / Minus -30 0 0 -5 0 0 0 0 -2 -37
# Training Drills 52 30 43 58 0 4 14 6 8 215 1113
Hours 467 71.5 406.4 661 0 4.3 58 19 11 1698.2 8204.52
# Public Svc 0 0 1 15 0 0 3 0 0 19 93
Hours 0 0 56 115 0 0 46 0 0 217 1105
# Emer Ops 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 13 70
Hours 27 20 46.2 6 0 0 19 0 12 130.2 1042.2
# Total Ops 55 32 46 74 0 4 19 6 11 247 1276
Total Hours 494 91.5 508.6 782 0 4.3 123 19 23 2045.4 10351.72

Missouri Section Activity Report – April 2014

April has been severe weather month so far with 42 emergency operations reported by the districts with 725 manhours contributed. Districts A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & I all reported emergency operations in support of severe weather and Skywarn weather spotting activity.

District A reports that Northland, Jackson & Johnson Co. ARES groups had info booths and displays at the Ararat Shrine Hambash hamfest. District D still has ARES members deployed in support of CERT teams in Oklahoma.

St. Louis County and St. Louis City ARES have been merged into the St. Louis Metro ARES. This merger creates a more efficient organization to support the metro area and both the St. Louis City and County EOCs. Steven Wooten, KC0QMU remains as EC for Metro ARES.

Appointments in the month of April:

 District E:

Bob Gosnell, N0DAN –  EC for Stoddard County

Mark Hastings, KC0SHD  – EC for Butler County

Curtis Roach, WB4NMG – EC for Dunklin County

Ernie Childs, W0RMS – EC for Cape Girardeau County

DanRussell, KD0IXM – AEC for Cape Girardeau County

Barry Doyle, AC0WL, AEC for Cape Girardeau County.

Section Activity Report follows:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : APR 2014 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 9 7 6 8 11 2 3 2 4 52
# Members 317 114 290 236 78 86 37 31 135 1324
Plus / Minus -5 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
# Training Drills 59 19 46 51 2 8 12 7 9 213 898
Hours 417 66.15 436 456 124 35.7 50 25.5 13 1623.35 6506.32
# Public Svc 4 0 2 9 0 0 3 1 0 19 74
Hours 127 0 15 45 0 0 25 28 0 240 888
# Emer Ops 16 1 5 11 3 1 2 0 3 42 57
Hours 307 3 168 102 28 5 19 0 93 725 912
# Total Ops 79 20 53 71 5 9 17 8 12 274 1029
Total Hours 851 69.15 619 603 152 40.7 94 53.5 106 2588.35 8306.32

I want thank all of the ARES personnel and the leadership for the continued support of your local organizations and the Skywarn programs. NWS depends on our reporting of “Ground Truth” during severe weather events.  Remember to have a safety plan to protect yourself when weather spotting. Ending up as part of the statisics is not one of our goals.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

District F – Boone County AEC Appointment

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Casler, KC0WGB as AEC for Bonne County, District F effective April 2, 2014. Joe is currently President of Boone Co. ARES. Joe will be working with Bill McFarland, N0AXZ EC for Boone County. Please welcome Joe into the ARES leadership for Boone County.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC