Category Archives: Missouri ARES

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

Bob Foard, N5WNF SK

I am sad to announce that Bob Foard, N5WNF, EC for Carter County has passed. Bob’s obituary follows:

Bobby Dale Foard
(November 4, 1940 – July 29, 2016)
Bobby Dale Foard, son of the late James Robert Foard and Thelma P. (Hines) Foard was born November 4, 1940 in Summersville, MO., and departed this life on July 29, 2016 at his residence in Van Buren, MO., with his wife by his side. He had attained the age of seventy-five years, eight months, and twenty-five days. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Online condolences may be made at www.mcspaddenfh.com

MIssouri Section – Activity Report June 2016

June was a busy month the the Section. Bicycles Across Missouri and Field Day contributed to a hugh amount of manhours contributed to support these activities. Field Day participation was tremendous with most districts reporting activity. I look forward to seeing the annual Field Day report in December. Missouri will be well represented.

District News:

District A: FSQCall continues to be developed as a method of passing digital traffic. Check www.kcnorthares.org for more information and daily operations times and frequencies. Cass Co.  and Johnson Co. reported operating in Field Day . Jackson Co. continues planning  for the National Mass Care Exercise on AUgust 24th and for SET in September.

District B:  District B Counties reported 810 hours supporting the BigBAM and Field Day operations.

District C: St. Louis Metro ARES held Field Day in Jefferson Barracks Park. The Mayor of St. LOuis and St. Louis Cunty Executive issued proclamations for amateur radio week. Training was also held for 21 operators on packet and NTS messages. St. Charles Co. held Field Day at the St. Charles Co. Police Dept. and used the new 60′ tower trailer acquired by  SCC Emergency Management .

District F: Camden, Cole, Boone, and Callaway Couties reported participation in Field Day. Operators from Howard Co. supported the BigBAM event.

District G:  Douglas Co. held a test session with new Technicians added to their ranks and some General and Extra upgrades earned. Field Day had 25 partipants.

Districts H: ARES groups supported to BigBAM passing through their district . Livingston Co. held Field Day.

District I: Reported operations in Field Day.

Here is the June summary of the Missouri Section Activity Operations and Manhours:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JUN 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 6 6 7 12 0 6 5 2 4 48    
# Members 231 108 314 257 28 105 59 32 126 1260    
Plus / Minus 0 0 -13 0 1 6 2 0 0 -4    
# Training Drills 28 30 40 65 9 35 19 7 10 243   1741
Hours 663 811 571 466 2 918 79 283 77 3869   13637
# Public Svc 0 5 2 25 1 1 1 0 0 35   172
Hours 0 64 144 677 68 8 256 0 0 1217   2785
# Emer Ops 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8   84
Hours 32 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 42   1080
# Total Ops 34 35 42 92 10 36 20 7 10 286   1997
Total Hours 695 875 715 1153 70 926 335 283 77 5128   17501

Thanks for all of the hard work during the month of June.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC

 

Missouri Section – Activity Report May 2106

May was once again an active month for the Missouri Section. 2822 hours were expended support drill, training, public service events, and emergency operations. Thanks to all who gave there time to support the various served agencies in their area.

District News:

District A:

Jackson County continues their planning for SET 2016. They are planning on participating in the National Mass Care Exercise on August 25th.

Northland is expanding the FSQcall VHF network to include 6 meters on 52.790 MHz More info is on www.kcnortharea.org.

District C:

Paul Chambers is resigning as EC effective July 1. Thanks to Paul for all of his work. Stacy Landers is replacing Paul as Franklin Co. EC.

St. Louis Metro held a net control boot camp on May 7th and training 13 individuals how to be effective net control operators. Metro’s Packet BBS N0ARS-1 is on the MEPN frequency for NTS traffic.

District E:

With the untimely death of Dave Colvett, K4WWV, as new DEC is needed for the District. Bob Gosnell, N0DAN is filling for now until someone wishes to fill the position.

District F:

Audrain Co. reports tremendous coverage with their 147.255 repeater which covers a significant portion of Sistrict F.

Cole Co. conducted a gathering  to set up and operate amateur gear using emergency battery and solar power. Membes of the local Boy Scout Troop visited the demostration.

Howard Co. is preparing for the Big BAM event.

Osage Co. EC Jim Clevand KD0HXG has resigned. Thanks to Jim for his service.

District G:

Carter Co. ARES attended “Spring Fever Days” in Ellington, MO. and demostrated VHF & HF radio. The demo resulted in two new members for ARES

Here are the stats for the month of May for the Missouri Section ARES:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : MAY 2016       SECTION   YEAR
DISTRICT

A

B C D E F G H I

TOTAL

   
# Counties

13

16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6

115

   
# Reporting

5

6 6 11 8 6 5 1 4

52

   
# Members

231

108 327 257 81 99 57 32 126

1318

   
Plus / Minus

0

0 1 -1 0 3 2 0 0 5

 
# Training Drills

41

28 28 148 35 33 16 4 10

343

1498

Hours

410

106 373 871 48 325 104 8 14 2258.99  

9768.04

# Public Svc

0

0 0 39 0 1 0 2 0 42  

137

Hours

0

0 0 356 0 12 0 25 0 393  

1567.5

# Emer Ops

1

0 5 21 4 0 0 0 0 31  

76

Hours

13

0 40 110 7 0 0 0 0 170  

1038

# Total Ops

42

28 33 208 39 34 16 6 10 416  

1711

Total Hours

423

106 413 1337 55 337 104 33 14 2821.99  

12373.54

73,

Jeff KB3HF

SEC