It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is only a little over 2 weeks away. Summer has been passing quickly. July was a hot month with a lot of thunderstorms and Skywarn activity around the section but there was little severe weather damage which is good. Flash flooding did occur in some areas. A lot of groups are planning their SET activity for October. SET is a great exercise to brush up on your communication skills and check out your equipment.
Carroll County ARES continues to support activities at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Discussions continue regarding the design details for the new ECC at the facility. Jackson County continues to plan for the Mass Care Exercise on August 24th. The ARES website is back up. Northland WX net on July 13th tracked storms across Northland with 60 mph winds and hail. FSQcall continues development with nets being held when HF conditions allow.
St. Louis Metro ARES held a city/county wide simplex net to test communications without using repeaters. Communications covered from North County to South County and the City of St. Louis.
Planning also continues for the Mass Care Exercise. Attempting to identify ARES or other amateur radio actitivity statewide. A SSTV presentation and demo was held at the Macon ARC.
Carter, Douglas, Texas and Wright counties participated in a Region G tabletop exercise. ARES coordinators along with ADEC attended the Region G Emergency Respite Site.
The following is the report of ARES activities and man-hours for the month of July. Total hours of participation were 2, 489.91 hours which represents a lot of hard work and dedication by the section ARES members.
|MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :||JUL||2016||SECTION||YEAR|
|Plus / Minus||4||-1||-15||0||-11||0||0||0||2||-21|
|# Training Drills||54||22||38||73||1||34||13||0||8||243||1984|
|# Public Svc||0||0||0||17||0||0||3||0||0||20||192|
|# Emer Ops||6||1||1||5||2||0||0||0||0||15||99|
|# Total Ops||60||23||39||95||3||34||16||0||8||278||2275|
Jeff Young, KB3HF