Missouri Section Activity Report – March 2015

Winter has finally left us here in Missouri and Spring has shown us that it still can have a bite. Severe weather has hit numerous areas of the state with huge hail and tornadoes. From the information provided by the DECs this month many ARES organizations attended Spotter Training from the NWS. The statewide tornado drill was also exercised early in March to remind everyone that its severe weather time. Remember, when you are spotting, always have a safe place for shelter or a quick exit.

District News:

District A: Carroll County continues to work on the MOSWIN service and now has re-titled the user guide as the “EZ-OP USER GUIDE”. ARES members also attended spotter training during the month. Cass County members also attended spotter training and then did an exercise to test  communications both through their repeater and also simplex. Jackson County had 40 members attend spotter training and staffed a public table to disseminate ARRL/ARES materials to gain new members. Johnson County participated in NWS training and the statewide tornado drill. Northland conducted a seminar for newly licensed hams which include numerous presentation on ham organizations and net training. A video excerpt can by viewed at https://vimeo.com/122215762.

District F: Boone County ARES provided communications for Froze Toes Race and held a demo session in Cosmo Park to demonstrate go-kits and portable antennas.

District G: Carter County participated in two public service events, Carter County COAD and the 5th Annual Current River Outdoor Show where ARES materials and info were presented. Douglas County held a severe weather drill and attended storm spotting class.

Great job by everyone to keep up the training. We may be Amateur Operators but we are definitely skilled communicators.

Activity definitely increased in the month of March as shown below in the activity report.

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : MAR 2015 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 8 6 4 11 8 3 3 2 4 49  
# Members 306 107 289 241 72 86 47 37 130 1315  
Plus / Minus 0 0 -1 16 1 0 0 6 0 22  
# Training Drills 57 18 44 81 37 1 14 15 10 277 763
Hours 744 128.5 351 874 39 39 72.5 51.5 16 2315.52 6350.54
# Public Svc 2 0 0 23 0 2 2 0 0 29 58
Hours 372 0 0 497 0 92 28 0 0 989 1520
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 2 10 17
Hours 0 0 0 58 17 0 3 0 36 114 190.5
# Total Ops 59 18 44 109 39 3 17 15 12 316 838
Total Hours 1116 128.5 351 1429 56 131 103.5 51.5 52 3418.52 8061.04

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC