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.
Benton Co. ARES provided communications for a mountain bike race. Benton, Lafayette, Northland, and Pettis Co. ARES groups reported activations for storm watches.
Storm watch operations were held for storms and flooding around Hannibal.
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.
19 emergency operations for storm related activities. Many lakes in the region are at critical flood levels.
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.
Cole Co. ARES supported the MS 5K Walk//Run.
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.
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|
|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|
|# Public Svc||2||0||0||45||0||1||3||2||0||53||149|
|# Emer Ops||8||2||8||19||0||6||0||0||2||45||116|
|# Total Ops||35||27||53||207||16||19||16||15||12||400||1827|
I hope everyone had a safe and great 4th of July.
Missouri Section EC