Missouri Section Activity Report – September 2014

September was active with 2873 hours reported by the various districts in the section. Some highlights reported:

District A:

Carroll Co. ARES® participated in three regional nets during September.Mapping systems at Caroll County Memorial Hospital have been upgraded. Lafayette Co. supported the Higginsville 5K and the County Fair. Clay County has new EOC at the Smithville Fire Station #2.

District C:

St. Charles Co. held a CPR class for the ARES members with nine operators being certified in CPR.

District G:

Carter Co. sponsored a Technician training class and Douglas Co. held a Special Event called Fox trotters with 18 states and 67 ham operators.

October is Simulated Emergency Test month. If your organization holds a SET, don’t forget to file the SET report with me and ARRL headquarters.

As the seasons begin to change, don’t forget to review your  go kits for proper attire given the lower temperatures. Replace perishables and protect your gear from freezing temperatures.

Below are the reported activities and manhours for the month of September.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :

SEP

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

8

6 4 11 7 3 3 1 4

47

 
# Members

306

115 287 251 77 87 41 31 131

1326

 
Plus / Minus

-16

0 -11 6 0 1 2 0 0

-18

 
# Training Drills

32

19 19 84 16 5 12 5 10 202

2038

Hours

469

66.48 198 834 28 12.3 47.5 20 15 1690.28

16869.8

# Public Svc

2

0 2 53 2 2 3 0 0 64

266.5

Hours 58 0 282 510 24 162 105.5 0 0 1141.5 3003.5
# Emer Ops 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 108
Hours 0 0 23 18 0 0 0 0 0 41 1459.2
# Total Ops 34 19 22 139 18 7 15 5 10 269 2353
Total Hours 527 66.48 503 1362 52 174.3 153 20 15 2872.78 21332.5

New Missouri Section Appointment – October 7, 2014

District C – St. Charles County

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Humbertson, W0KAH as AEC – Digital Operations for St. Charles County. Ken has an extensive background in digital communications. He is active ARRL Instructor and VEC. Please welcome Ken into the ARES® leadership

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

New Missouri Sections Appointments – October 3, 2014

District F – DEC Appointment

I am pleased to announce the appointment of William Hudson IV, W0WFH as DEC for District F effective October 3, 2014. Bill has an extensive background in communications and is also the current EC for Osage County. Please welcome Bill as DEC for District F.

District D – Jasper County – EC and AEC Appointments

Andy Gabbert, KA0TUD has been appointed EC for Jasper County effective October 3, 2014. Andy is a past EC and is active in Skywarn and CERT.

Joining Andy as AECs for Jasper Co. are Thomas Zeller, KB0ORZ and Ray Brown, KB0STN. Both of these appointments are also effective as of October 3, 2014. Both of these gentlemen are active hams and along with Andy form a strong leadership group for the Jasper County ARES®. Please welcome Andy, Thomas and Ray into the Jasper County leadership.

District D – Greene County - AEC appointment

Mike Hoffman, KD0IWW is joining the Greene County ARES® leadership as AEC effective October 3, 2014. Mike will strengthen the already existing program in Greene Co. Please welcome Mike.

Thanks to all for stepping up to accept leadership positions in the Section leadership.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

 

Missouri Section Activity Report – August 2014

We have just completed the last “official” month of summer. Activity in the section continues to be high.

District A counties of Carroll, Henry and Jackson held numerous training sessions or had members attend training from served agencies. Pettis County provided communications in Sedalia for the Missouri State Fair parade.

District D reports starting a 6 Meter project for regional network communications on the 6M band.

District G Carter County is co-sponsoring a Technician License and Training class. N5WNF is the lead instructor.

As October is just a short few weeks away, I hope that most counties are planning to do a Simulated Emergency Test. A well planned exercise takes time and effort. Don’t forget to file the SET report if you do hold an exercise.

 

Below is the reported activity for the month of August.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section Emergency Coordinator

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :

AUG

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

10

6 5 10 7 3 3 2 4

50

 
# Members

322

115 298 245 77 86 39 31 131

1344

 
Plus / Minus

34

0 0 6 0 0 0 0 -2

38

 
# Training Drills

53

26 45 58 11 7 10 6 8 224

1836

Hours

510

63.95 440 747 18 22 49.25 22.5 14 1886.7

15179.52

# Public Svc

2

0 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 19

202.5

Hours

26

0 210 21 0 0 0 0 0 257

1862

# Emer Ops

2

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3

105

Hours

33

0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 35

1418.2

# Total Ops

57

26 49 71 12 7 10 6 8 246

2084

Total Hours

569

63.95 650 768 20 22 49.25 22.5 14 2178.7

18459.72