Missouri Section June 2017 Activity Report

Field Day 2017 has come and gone. From the number of training hours reported this month, it looks like attendance was good at the various Field Day operations around the Section. I received a couple of FD messages. Thanks to all that participated in this annual event.

The next big event on the calendar for some of the ARES groups in the Section is the Total Eclipse on August 21st. The eclispe will enter the state around St. Joseph and exit north of Perryville in Perry County. Large numbers of people are expected to visit the State and stress the infrastructure as far a travel & lodging. Many places along the path of the eclipse have hotels that are totally booked. ECs in th path might want to contact your local served agencies to determine if amatuer support is needed for the event. SEMA will be standing up that day for the event and many other Emergency Management organizations are doing the same. If your interested in more information on the eclipse, Eclipse2017.org is a good site for information and the site has an interactive map the displays the times of the eclipse and length of darkness for any location along the map. Check it out, it is interesting. The URL is http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/in_the_path.htm

District Notes:

District A: Mike Bellinger K0UAA DEC

Johnson Co. – Region A healthcare net July 19th 9:30 AM on 146.880 MHz. Working on expanding the AREDN Mesh network in the county for viewing cameras for storm spotting and also emergency operations. Two SKYWARN operations.
Northland (Clay & Platte) – meeting 46 hours, Voice Net 25 hours, Digital Net 26 hours Four WX nets 77 hours Pettis – Six SKYWARN operations.

Distrtict E: Larry Ford N0RIC DEC

Dist E ARES Net, Sess-9, QNI-24, QTC-0, Dur-24m

District F: J.D. Simmons WA0BER DEC

DEC and SEMA Comm Officer Mike Thayer KM0S visited Field Day sites in Cooper, Howard, Audrain, Callaway and Boone counties on Saturday, June 24.

District G: Ron Tost K0RGT DEC

Douglas County held Field Day in Ava and had over 30 folks stop by and also handed out 2 Tech Books and 1 General. We had one of our County Commissioners stop by and was excited to see what we can do and how we setup and operated our equipment. We made contact with 48 States this year. We had ham operators from Ozark and Wright County working stations.

The following is the reported activity for the Missouri Section during the month of June:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JUN 2017 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 5 7 5 11 8 6 4 1 4 51
# Members 296 109 262 276 32 98 49 20 120 1262
Plus / Minus -1 -2 1 1 0 0 0 0 -5 -6
# Training Drills 28 7 4 51 13 37 14 4 1 159 1236
Hours 306 492 158 1122 33 1318 76 8 10 3523 13819
# Public Svc 0 0 3 13 0 1 1 1 0 19 134
Hours 0 0 43 405 0 20 132 32 0 632 1963
# Emer Ops 0 1 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 13 134
Hours 0 9 23 48 0 0 0 0 0 80 1251
# Skywarn Ops 12 0 0 4 0 6 1 0 0 23 55
Hours 137 0 0 226 0 18 4 0 0 385 823
# Total Ops 40 8 10 77 13 44 16 5 1 214 1559
Total Hours 443 501 224 1801 33 1356 212 40 10 4620 17856

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. It looks like it’s going to be a hot one.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC