Missouri Section October Activity Report

October has been a busy month with numerous Simulated Emergency Tests exercises completed. I have received a number of reports for the ARES groups around the Section and I thank you for them. Boone County BCARES submitted an excellent article on their SET. It is available to read at this link on the website and details their exercise. BCARES 2017 Simulated Emergency Test  

I regretfully need to announce that Trevor Black, KC0QLU has resigned as DEC for District H. Trevor has held the position since 2008 and I thank Trevor for his 9 years for service as DEC for District H.

As winter is approaching now, keep in mind the changes required in your Grab & Go kits. Make sure that you have sufficient apparel for cold weather and make sure you have the necessary survival items in your vehicle.

District Comments & Information:

District A: Mike Bellinger K0UAA

Benton Co. – Rick Wade KDØCNC has resigned as EC. He is succeeded by Samantha Henley, KEØLMY. Thanks to Rick for his contribution of time, energy and money. Rick continues as MEPN manager.

Jackson Co. – Participated with other regional entities in ARRL SET 2017. Had one SKYWARN operation

Pettis Co. – Had two SKYWARN operations. Supported Sedalia Police with Halloween Witch Watch for a public service operation.

Northland – SET operations included Voice, Digital, and WinLink coordination between three county EOCs. Digital and WinLink traffic to SEMA confirmed.

District B: Dale Bagley K0KY

Participation in Simulated Emergency Test, Black Swan Exercise and other deployments that practiced ARES operations.

District F: J.D. Simmons WA0BER

Montogmery Co. – New EC K2HT this month bringing with him 8 additional or previously unidentified ARES members.

District G: Ron Tost K0RGT

Carter Co. – Held a Skywarn Class on Oct. 12, 2017

Douglas Co. – Was part of the Earthquake drill on Oct. 10th, and invited our areas to check into our net on the Norwood Repeater. Teresa our OES traveled to Licking Mo. to talk with SCCC Corrections and Law Enforcement on Amateur Radio and ARES® on how easy it is for us to setup and support them in a disaster or event. They will be contact Teresa or Ron to work on setting up an exercise with our Region.

Oregon Co. – Thank you Nick Catrow for being the County EC. You will be missed good luck in your new job in Pulaski County.

Wright Co. – Worked Hartville MO fall fest. Set up booth and gave out flyers and info on Amateur Radio and ARES.

District H: Trevor Black KC0QLU

Monthly meeting, SHARES work and SHARES nets

The following are the stats for the month of October contributed to the ARES mission in the Missouri Section:

OCT 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 6 7 12 7 7 6 1 2 53
# Members 297 109 257 282 29 115 61 12 125 1287
Plus / Minus 0 0 -2 26 -1 8 0 -8 0 23
# Training Drills 34 6 0 91 18 39 15 10 1 214 2104
Hours 729.8 263.2 173 527 46.5 303 160.5 20 13 2235.94 20672.04
# Public Svc 1 0 4 44 0 0 3 0 0 52 263
Hours 18 0 26 394 0 0 20 0 0 458 4302.95
# Emer Ops 1 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 10 163
Hours 60 0 3 40 2.75 0 0 0 0 105.75 1629.1
# Skywarn Ops 3 0 0 4 0 1 4 0 0 12 108
Hours 22.2 0 0 14 0 3.3 8 0 0 47.5 1312
# Total Ops 39 6 5 146 19 40 22 10 1 288 2638
Total Hours 830 263.2 202 975 49.25 306.3 188.5 20 13 2847.19 27916.09

 

Thanks again for all of the support shown for ARES in Missouri. I hope everyone has a safe and joyous Thanksgiving.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC