Missouri Section – Activity Report April 2016

April has started to ramp up the activities for the summer. Weather net operations are increasing as the spring weather continues to produce severe weather. Field Day is coming in a month and a half. Don’t forget to start your plans early and turn in your hours at Field Day as training. The Dayton Hamvention is coming next week. If you haven’t been to Dayton, it’s worth the trip for the experience. If you need any particular equipment, it is probably available at Dayton.

District News:

District A: Carroll Co. ARES continues to work on a common net to include both KC Metro and Rural District A participants. THe VA repeater has been upgraded to provide the required support for necessary operation and user control.Cass, Jackson and Pettis Counties reported emergency operations for storm spotting. Jackson Co. continued meetings with KCVOAD and other groups preparing for the National Mass Care Exercise on August 24th.

Distrtict C: St.Louis Metro ARES held on ham radio demonstration at Forest Park for Earth Day activites.

District F: J.D. Simmons, WA0BER, conducted an ARES presentation at the Quincy, IL. tristate weather seminar.

District G: Carter Co. is working with the Sheriff’s Department to arrange a license class for deputies. Texas Co. is preparing for a demonstration of amateur radio at Spring Fever Day in Ellington, MO.

District H: Planning continues for communications support for the Big BAM bike ride in June. The ride lasts a full week and several EOC’s and a MACC will be active during the ride. Operators are still needed from Districts B & H for support.

District I: Work continues on developing FSQcall-MO net. The project involves improving the ARQ message handling with the FLdigi NBEMS suite of programs.

The activities and man hours report follows:

      APR 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

7

6 7 12 8 0 5 2 4

51

   
# Members

231

108 326 258 81 96 55 32 126

1313

   
Plus / Minus

0

0 10 7 1 0 2 0 1

21

   
# Training Drills

47

23 35 112 34 22 17 7 9

306

 

1155

Hours

435

80.45 324 834 46 169.8 106.5 18 66 2079.7  

7509.05

# Public Svc

2 0 0 27 1 1 0 2 0 33  

95

Hours

37

0 0 131 53 2 0 44 0 267  

1174.5

# Emer Ops

4 0 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 17  

45

Hours 32 0 30 61 0 0 0 0 0 123  

868

# Total Ops

53 23 38 149 35 23 17 9 9 356  

1295

Total Hours

504 80.45 354 1026 99 171.8 106.5 62 66 2469.7  

9551.55

Thanks for all of the support of ARES in the Missouri Section.
73

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC