This month’s posting is a little late as I helped support the St.Louis MS Society along with 50+ amateurs this last weekend with the BikeMS communications. The 2 day event went well as the amateur community showed their expretise and professionalism in doing a great job providing safety for 2000+ riding fund raisers.
October is about on us and that is the offical month for the annual Simulated Emergency Test (SET). I hope you group is planning an event as it is a great way to exercise your equipment and communications skills. If you do hold SET, don’t forget to submit your results to me and headquarters.
District Comments from August:
District A: Mike Bellinger K0UAA
Carroll Co. – Ran or participated in 23 regional nets during the reporting period. Developed and implemented Rural Region-A MOSWIN monthly net for health care facilities in support of ongoing MARC activities. Mobilized emergency operations for Emergency Communications support for Eclipse activities on August 21. Coordinated HF and VHF operations between Carroll, Livingston and Saline Counties. Coordinated ‘Net-Control Manager’ web logging details and program revisions for MESN.
Jackson Co. – Have a new repeater available for ARES use on 146.820 MHz.
Northland (Clay & Platte Co.) – Reported 1 public service event which was communications support during the August 21 solar eclipse.
Pettis Co. – Public service was local weather support with the NWS for the Missouri State Fair. Reported 7 SKYWARN operations to include weather reporting during the solar eclipse.
District B: Dale Bagley K0KY
Flash Flood event in Macon County
District E: Larry Ford N0RIC
We used the eclipse as an ARES training exercise. We helped retrieve the two NASA balloons that were sent up. One was recovered by us, the other by others. We had a search and rescue when a fellow HAM got in trouble in the woods. He was found andtaken to safety. Total hours for eclipse was 101.5.
District G: Ron Tost K0RGT
Carter Co. – This has been a slow month for ARES Operations, But at the August 12 meeting of the Current River Amateur Radio Club, the club contacted Kirk Majors to set up Sky Warning training Classes for all club meetings.
The following is the numberof activities for themonth of August along with the number of manhours donated in support of the activities:
|MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :||AUG||2017||SECTION||YEAR|
|Plus / Minus||3||1||-6||14||-1||6||4||0||-3||18|
|# Training Drills||55||5||12||96||3||36||42||0||42||291||1723|
|# Public Svc||2||2||0||28||0||0||1||0||1||34||190|
|# Emer Ops||1||1||1||11||0||0||0||0||0||14||153|
|# Skywarn Ops||7||0||0||3||0||0||5||0||5||20||85|
|# Total Ops||65||8||13||138||3||36||48||0||48||359||2151|
Jeff Young, KB3HF
Missouri Section EC