Missouri Section Activity Report – June 2015

Severe weather and copious amounts of rain continued to fall on Missouri in June as can be evidenced by the number of emergency operations reported this month. Most of the Districts reported activation for severe weather support. As the July heat arrives now, remember to plan for extra water and appropriate clothing when working outside with radio activities. I hope everyone who held Field Day had a rewarding and educational event as we participated in the annual national exercise for setting up our communications equipment if the field. I look forward to the December issue of QST to review the results.

District News:

District A:

Benton Co. ARES provided communications for a mountain bike race. Benton, Lafayette, Northland, and Pettis Co. ARES groups reported activations for storm watches.

District B:

Storm watch operations were held for storms and flooding around Hannibal.

District C:

8 storms activations were called during the month for storm and flooding communications. Arthur Ellegood, N0CYF was appointed EC for Jefferson County, replacing Bill Wallace, W0WHW, who has retired from the position. Thank you, Bill, for your hard work as Jefferson Co. EC.

District D:

19 emergency operations for storm related activities. Many lakes in the region are at critical flood levels.

District E:

Ernie Chiles, W0RMS, has been appointed EC, along with Barry Doyle, AC0WL, appointed AEC for Bollinger Co. These positions were established in order to provide leadership to start an ARES group in Bollinger Co. Please support Ernie and Barry in their endeavor to improve ARES is District E.

District F:

Cole Co. ARES supported the MS 5K Walk//Run.

District G:

Carter Co. reported all is well, no incidents this month requiring communications. SOmething different for a change. Douglas Co. held a Special Event for the county hams and public.

District I:

Dave Boucher reports not as band as last month. Not sure what that means but improvement in conditions is a welcome event.

Thanks to all of the Districts that submitted comments for the month.

 

Below is the report for the Section for this month. 5600 hours of amateur activity reported. This was a busy month.

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JUN 2015 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 7 6 9 7 4 3 2 4 50  
# Members 306 107 300 237 71 89 47 29 129 1315  
Plus / Minus 0 0 6 1 0 3 0 2 -1 11  
# Training Drills 25 25 45 143 16 12 13 13 10 302 1562
Hours 531 489 458 1573 81 499 52 40 17 3739 14232
# Public Svc 2 0 0 45 0 1 3 2 0 53 149
Hours 68 0 0 1091 0 15 47 67 0 1288 3080
# Emer Ops 8 2 8 19 0 6 0 0 2 45 116
Hours 76 9 100 314 0 62 0 0 16 577 1347
# Total Ops 35 27 53 207 16 19 16 15 12 400 1827
Total Hours 675 498 558 2978 81 576 99 107 33 5604 18660

 

I hope everyone had a safe and great 4th of July.

73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC