Archive for category Missouri ARES

District F – Boone County AEC Appointment

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Casler, KC0WGB as AEC for Bonne County, District F effective April 2, 2014. Joe is currently President of Boone Co. ARES. Joe will be working with Bill McFarland, N0AXZ EC for Boone County. Please welcome Joe into the ARES leadership for Boone County.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

Missouri Section Activity Report – March 2014

March has been an active month around the Section. District A reports a number of storm activations due to NWS tornado watches and warnings. District A counties have held a number of training sessions and Skywarn spotter training. District C had members attend spotter training sessions. District E has been actively recruiting ADECs, ECs, and AECs in the District. An announcement will be forthcoming when the appointments are finalized. District F reports holding weather net training. District G ARES members attended a County COAD meeting to represent Amateur Radio. Keep up the great work and training.

An updated copy of the Missouri Section Emergency Operations Plan is now available of the website. Please check it out.

Below are the reported activities and man hours for the month of March.

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : MAR 2014 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 9 7 6 11 10 3 3 2 4 55
# Members 322 114 284 236 77 86 37 31 135 1322
Plus / Minus -1 0 4 21 0 0 0 0 2 26
# Training Drills 50 22 42 68 25 8 11 6 8 240 685
Hours 679 75.97 463 629 46 12.5 39 21 12 1977.47 4882.97
# Public Svc 1 2 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 18 55
Hours 2 8 6 125 40 0 0 0 0 181 648
# Emer Ops 6 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 12 15
Hours 143 0 0 29 0 7 0 0 0 179 187
# Total Ops 57 24 43 85 26 10 11 6 8 270 755
Total Hours 824 83.97 469 783 86 19.5 39 21 12 2337.47 5717.97

We are now coming into the active weather months for Missouri. Make sure your go kits are ready and stocked. Remember, you may be own your own for the first 72 hours of a major incident before emergency resources may be available to assist you and your family. If you are supporting a large incident with communications be sure you, your family and home are safe before venturing out to help others.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

February 2014 Missouri Section Activity Report

February has been an active month despite the winter weather around the state. Numerous ECs in many of the Districts have reported weather spotting training being held and a number of public service events presenting Amateur Radio and ARES. Other reports describe organizational meetings being held to promote ARES. Thanks to all of the ECs and DECs for committing to these activities and keeping ARES active in your Districts/Counties.

I  wish to announce the appointment of Don Nutt, N6TDM as AEC for Cass County effective February 26, 2014. Don brings an experienced communications background to the Cass County ARES group. Please welcome Don to the ARES leadership.

The following is the February Activity Report for our Section:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : FEB 2014 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 10 7 6 11 7 4 3 2 4 54
# Members 323 114 280 215 77 86 37 31 133 1296
Plus / Minus 0 0 4 -21 0 0 0 0 1 -16
# Training Drills 46 19 38 58 35 9 10 5 8 228 445
Hours 405 82.2 380 367 94 13.6 48 37.5 12 1439.3 2905.5
# Public Svc 0 1 0 12 0 1 0 4 3 21 37
Hours 0 2 0 179 0 42 0 36 77 336 467
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 3
Hours 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 8 8
# Total Ops 46 20 38 70 36 12 10 9 11 252 485
Total Hours 405 84.2 380 546 100 57.6 48 73.5 89 1783.3 3380.5

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section Emergency Coordinator

District E – ADEC Appointment

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Gosnell, N0DAN as ADEC for District E working with Dave Colvett, K4WWV. Bob’s appointment is effective February 10, 2014. Bob has a background in law enforcement communications and has worked as the EMA Director for the City of Bernie. Bob is also a member of Army Mars. Please welcome Bob into the ARES leadership for District E.

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section Emergency Coordinator