Missouri Section Activity Report – October 2015

October was a quiet month for ARES as far as Emergency Ops. No emergency ops were reported and that a good thing for a change. Remember, as we enter November, there is a history of severe weather as the seasons change. I have received one IC-217 report so far from the Section. I hope that all of the Counties will participate in this effort to document our operational frequencies around the Section. Don’t forget to send your SET reports to me and the ARRL.

 

District News

District A: Cass ARES held an HF exercise and a SET exercise during the month. Members learned how to use antenna tuners and NVIS antennas. Northland ARES has been using a digital information net using FLdigi/FSQ. Operators are testing various bands to determine simplex coverage in the area.

District C: St. Louis County and St. Charles County held SETs during the month.

District D: Dist D is preparing to launch a 6 meters net. More to follow.

District F: Planning continues for holding a SET on November 14th.

District G: DCAR ARES was pat of the Shakeout on October 17th. Douglas, Ozark and Wright Counties set up in Mountain Grove for the Boy Scout Jamboree. Scout Troup 50 made contacts on HF and worked on learning CW.

District H: The district supported two 5K walks in Trenton during Missouri Days.

Below are the activity operations and hours reported for the month of October:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : OCT 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 7 6 6 10 8 3 5 2 4 51
# Members 306 107 319 257 73 87 44 28 127 1348
Plus / Minus 0 0 3 18 0 0 -2 -1 0 18
# Training Drills 46 19 36 81 16 17 18 11 8 252 2502
Hours 633 139.4 336 1248 27 137 66 33 13 2632.39 22546.25
# Public Svc 0 2 2 15 2 1 3 5 0 30 262
Hours 0 23 244 264 18 30 43 123 0 745 5408
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174
Hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2068.8
# Total Ops 46 21 38 96 18 18 21 16 8 282 2938
Total Hours 633 162.4 580 1512 45 167 109 156 13 3377.39 30023.05

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and I look for to the SET reports and IC-217 forms.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missosuri SEC