Missouri Section Activity Report – July 2015

The severe weather has given us a break this month but torrential rains have caused flash flooding in some areas of the state and amateur radio was there assisting. Hopefully, August will just besummer without all of the excitement.

District News:

District A:  Carroll County EC, Bill Sweeney W0WTS participated as an exercise team member at the Carroll Co. Hospital tabletop exercise – 2015 Spring Tornado. Bill also completed IC-300. Congratulations. Cass County reports having two Skywarn activations during the month, Jackson County had one activation, Lafayette County had two activations, and Pettis County reported one activation for severe weather. Northland provided communications for the WIN KC Women’s Triathlon. Storms and flooding leading up to the event might have caused cancellation but the Smithville Lake receded enough to allow the  event to continue. Clay County had to deal with four tornadoes on July 6th along  with flash flooding and hail. 24 operators participated in the two weather nets.

District D reports a quieter month for a change.

District G: Carter County now has Echolink available for use on the Van Buren Repeater. They have used it on their weekly nets to aid in distant checkins. Good tool now for emergencies, also. Douglas County held their first functional communications exercise on July 1st. Radio traffic was passed from remote locations, the command post and net control. A hot wash was held afterwards to discuss what worked and improvements needed.

District I: Amateur radio provided communications and other assistance at the Laclede County Fair.

Below is the activity report for the month of July. 2397 hours were reported for the Section.

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JUL 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 8 0 3 2 4 47
# Members 306 107 294 230 73 70 47 29 129 1285
Plus / Minus 0 0 -1 -2 2 6 0 0 0 5
# Training Drills 40 22 37 66 17 4 11 9 8 214 1776
Hours 487 74.46 327.3 641 13 50.7 75 27 15 1710.46 15942.81
# Public Svc 2 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 19 168
Hours 143 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 244 3324
# Emer Ops 10 1 5 19 2 0 0 0 0 37 153
Hours 266 5 45 112 15 0 0 0 0 443 1790.3
# Total Ops 52 23 42 102 19 4 11 9 8 270 2097
Total Hours 896 79.46 372.3 854 28 50.7 75 27 15 2397.46 21057.11

Thanks again to all who have participated in the various severe weather activations and public service events. You continued dedication to ARES is a vital help to many served agencies.

Have a great August. and 73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC