Missouri Section – Activity Report July 2016

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is only a little over 2 weeks away. Summer has been passing quickly. July was a hot month with a lot of thunderstorms and Skywarn activity around the section but there was little severe weather damage which is good. Flash flooding did occur in some areas. A lot of groups are planning their SET activity for October. SET is a great exercise to¬†brush up on your communication skills and check out your equipment.

District News:

District A:

Carroll County ARES continues to support activities at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Discussions continue regarding the design details for the new ECC at the facility. Jackson County continues to plan for the Mass Care Exercise on August 24th. The ARES website is back up. Northland WX net on July 13th tracked storms across Northland with 60 mph winds and hail. FSQcall continues development with nets being held when HF conditions allow.

District C:

St. Louis Metro ARES held a city/county wide simplex net to test communications without using repeaters. Communications covered from North County to South County and the City of St. Louis.

District F:

Planning also continues for the Mass Care Exercise. Attempting to identify ARES or other amateur radio actitivity statewide. A SSTV presentation and demo was held at the Macon ARC.

District G:

Carter, Douglas, Texas and Wright counties participated in a Region G tabletop exercise. ARES coordinators along with ADEC attended the Region G Emergency Respite Site.

The following is the report of ARES activities and man-hours for the month of July. Total hours of participation were 2, 489.91 hours which represents a lot of hard work and dedication by the section ARES members.

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JUL 2016 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 8 6 6 12 2 6 5 0 4 49
# Members 235 107 299 257 17 105 59 0 128 1207
Plus / Minus 4 -1 -15 0 -11 0 0 0 2 -21
# Training Drills 54 22 38 73 1 34 13 0 8 243 1984
Hours 663.4 79.51 493 456 1 237.5 99 0 12 2041.41 15678.23
# Public Svc 0 0 0 17 0 0 3 0 0 20 192
Hours 0 0 0 284 0 0 38 0 0 322 3106.5
# Emer Ops 6 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 15 99
Hours 35.5 4 20 60 7 0 0 0 0 126.5 1206.5
# Total Ops 60 23 39 95 3 34 16 0 8 278 2275
Total Hours 698.9 83.51 513 800 8 237.5 137 0 12 2489.91 19991.23

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC