Activity levels are down slightly for the month of September as some ECs did not submit reports. Those that did report continued to show great support for the various public and private service organizations. Events supported included the MS Society’s Bike MS ride on both sides of the state. District H Livingston Co. EC, Mike Council reported that the Livingston Co. EOC now has a SHARES station that supports RMS messaging. See more detailed info in the district reports below.
October is Simulated Emergency Test month and I hope your organizations have held or are planning to hold SET drills. Please be sure to report your results to me and ARRL Hdgts. using the SET forward distributed the other week to the DECs.
District A: Mike Bellinger K0UAA
Carroll Co. – Participated in 20 regional nets during the reporting period, including MO. Traffic Net, MESN, Carroll Co ARES, KCHEART, Region-A, MOSWIN Health Care Net, Region-A VHF Health Care Net, FSQCall Net. Provided operator training and net oversight at 2 facilities for Rural Region-A MOSWIN monthly net for health care facilities in support of MARC. Provided backup communications mobilization for hospital exercise at CCMH on 09-26-17. Tested radio equipment and advised on communication systems at Lafayette Co EMA on 09-27-17.
Johnson Co. – Members helped with Burgfest and Run the Burg for all of the public service operations.
Northland (Clay and Platte) – FSQcall-Missouri Digital net operation on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am CDT, 3.598 MHz & 7.099 MHz has been productive. Check-ins number from 10 to 15 stations from across the Northwest and Central sections of Missouri. Stations with FSQcall capability are encouraged to join the net. Information on procedures can be seen on the home page www.kcnorthares.org and selecting the FSQ-CALL link.
Pettis Co. – Members supported a number of SKYWARN operations this month.
District D: Cecil Higgins, AC0HA
Greene Co. – ARES supported Bike MS ride.
Jasper Co. – Members supported the Red Shoe 5K/15K run, Bike MS and the Boy Scout Jamboree.
Polk Co. – Members began teaching an Extra License class with 10 individuals. The monthly meeting was a table top exercise. Members supported the Bike MS ride, Healthcare Coalition HF communications test, and the Health Department multi-county VHF/UHF radio communications test with adjoining county health departments.
District G: Ron Tost, K0RGT
Douglas Co. – DCAR nets are on Norwood repeater did simplex one net
District H: Trevor Black, KC0QLU
Livingston Co. – Mike Council, WU0G, reports that the Livingston Co. EOC now has a SHARES station running on HF and serves as an RMS station that covers a large area the Midwest with HF. The SHAred RESources (SHARES) HF Radio Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Coordinating Center for Communications. There are more than 1400 HF radio stations representing 104 federal, state and industry organizations located in all 50 states. Membership in the SHARES program is voluntary. Mike suggests that your group approach your county EOC and propose that they get involved in the SHARES program which provides an additional means of communicating in an emergency. For more information, visit the DHS SHARES website or contact Mike Council, WU0G.
The following are the monthly reported statisics for the Section activity:
|MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :||SEP||2017||SECTION||YEAR|
|Plus / Minus||-3||-1||1||-8||0||2||1||0||0||-8|
|# Training Drills||45||5||13||41||11||26||22||4||0||167||1890|
|# Public Svc||2||2||0||12||0||0||4||1||0||21||211|
|# Emer Ops||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||153|
|# Skywarn Ops||2||0||0||3||0||0||6||0||0||11||96|
|# Total Ops||49||7||13||56||11||26||32||5||0||199||2350|
Jeff Young, KB3HF
Missouri Section EC