Archive for category Missouri ARES

New Missouri Section Appointment – October 7, 2014

District C – St. Charles County

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Humbertson, W0KAH as AEC – Digital Operations for St. Charles County. Ken has an extensive background in digital communications. He is active ARRL Instructor and VEC. Please welcome Ken into the ARES® leadership

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

New Missouri Sections Appointments – October 3, 2014

District F – DEC Appointment

I am pleased to announce the appointment of William Hudson IV, W0WFH as DEC for District F effective October 3, 2014. Bill has an extensive background in communications and is also the current EC for Osage County. Please welcome Bill as DEC for District F.

District D – Jasper County – EC and AEC Appointments

Andy Gabbert, KA0TUD has been appointed EC for Jasper County effective October 3, 2014. Andy is a past EC and is active in Skywarn and CERT.

Joining Andy as AECs for Jasper Co. are Thomas Zeller, KB0ORZ and Ray Brown, KB0STN. Both of these appointments are also effective as of October 3, 2014. Both of these gentlemen are active hams and along with Andy form a strong leadership group for the Jasper County ARES®. Please welcome Andy, Thomas and Ray into the Jasper County leadership.

District D – Greene County - AEC appointment

Mike Hoffman, KD0IWW is joining the Greene County ARES® leadership as AEC effective October 3, 2014. Mike will strengthen the already existing program in Greene Co. Please welcome Mike.

Thanks to all for stepping up to accept leadership positions in the Section leadership.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

 

Missouri Section Activity Report – August 2014

We have just completed the last “official” month of summer. Activity in the section continues to be high.

District A counties of Carroll, Henry and Jackson held numerous training sessions or had members attend training from served agencies. Pettis County provided communications in Sedalia for the Missouri State Fair parade.

District D reports starting a 6 Meter project for regional network communications on the 6M band.

District G Carter County is co-sponsoring a Technician License and Training class. N5WNF is the lead instructor.

As October is just a short few weeks away, I hope that most counties are planning to do a Simulated Emergency Test. A well planned exercise takes time and effort. Don’t forget to file the SET report if you do hold an exercise.

 

Below is the reported activity for the month of August.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section Emergency Coordinator

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :

AUG

2014 SECTION

YR to DATE

DISTRICT

A

B C D E F G H I TOTAL

TOTAL

# Counties

13

16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6

115

 
# Reporting

10

6 5 10 7 3 3 2 4

50

 
# Members

322

115 298 245 77 86 39 31 131

1344

 
Plus / Minus

34

0 0 6 0 0 0 0 -2

38

 
# Training Drills

53

26 45 58 11 7 10 6 8 224

1836

Hours

510

63.95 440 747 18 22 49.25 22.5 14 1886.7

15179.52

# Public Svc

2

0 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 19

202.5

Hours

26

0 210 21 0 0 0 0 0 257

1862

# Emer Ops

2

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3

105

Hours

33

0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 35

1418.2

# Total Ops

57

26 49 71 12 7 10 6 8 246

2084

Total Hours

569

63.95 650 768 20 22 49.25 22.5 14 2178.7

18459.72

Missouri Section Activity Report – July 2014

The Section was active in July putting in more than 2100 man-hours to various ARES functions. Besides 258 drills and training opportunities, the Section had 15 public service events and 12 emergency ops reported this month.

District A reported lots of activity including Bates Co. working on Mobile Communications Units, Carroll Co. members supervising the installation of a MOSWIN in the emergency communications room at CCMH hospital, and Jackson Co. participating in a Red Cross disaster assessment course.

District B held a small SET with Macon and Adair Counties that went well. District D reported doing two exercises. Carter Co., in District D continued to support the Pikes Creek Flood Event. As you can read, ARES is active in our Section. Keep up the great work and support of your served agencies.

Below is the summary of activity for the month of July:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :        

JUL

2014       SECTION  

YR to DATE

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

7 5 10 7 1 3 2 4

47

   
# Members

288

115 298 239 77 86 39 31 133

1306

   
Plus / Minus

5

1 3 8 -2 0 2 0 0 17

 

 
# Training Drills

55

28 47 77 17 5 11 8 10 258  

1612

Hours

431

142.5 438 729 24 5.3 49 13 14 1845.75  

13292.82

# Public Svc

1

1 0 11 0 0 1 1 0 15  

183.5

Hours

18

5 0 184 0 0 6 16 0 229  

1605

# Emer Ops

3

0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 12  

102

Hours

21

0 0 62 0 0 12 0 0 95  

1383.2

# Total Ops

59

29 47 96 17 5 13 9 10 285  

1838

Total Hours

470

147.5 438 975 24 5.3 67 29 14 2169.75  

16281.02

 

Thanks to all of the Section members that contributed your valuable time to supporting these activities.

Remember that October is Simulated Emergency Test month. Start planning your exercise now.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC