Missouri Section Activity Report – February 2016

February was a relatively quiet month with most of the eastern section flood activities wrapping up. Ste. Genevieve County ARES had a nice PR piece in the ARRL newsletter describing their flood support efforts to Ste. Genevieve County.

As we move into March, we are at the beginning of our severe weather season. March 14-18 is Severe Weather Awareness Week sponsored by NWS. March 15th is scheduled as drill day with NWS offices issuing Tornado Warnings as a test of the system. This is the time for ARES to call their severe weather nets and practice communications for Skywarn activities. Take advantage of this time to hold your local nets.

District News:

District A: Carroll Co. ARES is sponsoring Technician Reviews and exam sessions wth hams from Lafayette , Ray, and Saline Counties. Cass County members attended Storm Spotter Training. Jackson County updated their member contacts information for emergency alerting. Northland continues to develop digital communications using FSQCall. Successful testing was held during the month with the MESN and SEMA.

District B: The district is gearing up to support Bikes Across Missouri.

District F: Boone County ARES supported the Froze Toes Bike Race. Additional efforts are under to develop new ARES groups in Camden, Cooper and Howard Counties.

District G: Douglas County held a license test session on February 2nd. Wright County continues to develop their organization.

 

Below is the compilation of the activities and man hours for the Missouri Section during February:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : FEB 2016 SECTION YEAR
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL  
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115  
# Reporting 8 7 5 12 8 5 5 2 4 56  
# Members 231 107 315 252 80 94 53 32 125 1289  
Plus / Minus 0 0 0 1 2 6 7 1 -2 15  
# Training Drills 45 25 35 81 20 24 18 6 8 262 550
Hours 454 110.8 290 801 29 119.5 108.8 17 14 1944.03 3195.54
# Public Svc 1 3 1 11 0 3 0 2 0 21 43
Hours 16 32 15 47 0 70 0 25 0 205 474
# Emer Ops 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 21
Hours 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 696
# Total Ops 46 28 36 95 20 27 18 8 8 286 614
Total Hours 470 142.8 305 856 29 189.5 108.8 42 14 2157.03 4365.54

 

Thanks for all of your efforts and support of the ARES program in Missouri.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC