Missouri Section July Activity Report

I has been brought to my attention that there have been some strange issues with the online EmComm Courses. As you work through your course and complete the required material online, be sure to save a copy of your work using screen prints or Windows Snipping Tool. On some occasions, the online system has lost the course work and those that have lost the course work found out that the system is not backed up. The work was lost and no credit was granted for the work. The system may have been improved since then but keeping a backup of your work is a wise decision.

District News:

District A – Mike Bellinger, K0UAA

Benton Co. – Throughout the month, the Benton County ARES had 4 nets with a total of 48 check-ins. The Emergency Coordinator also ran the Region A Healthcare Net on July 17th with 34 check-ins. The BC ARES provided communications and traffic control with the Benton County, MO Community Emergency Response Team for the Lincoln 150th 4th of July Celebration from the 4th to the 6th. On July 11th, BC ARES members went out to Lincoln to train the July 2019 CERT class in emergency communications and message passing. Thanks to the recommendations of that class, the Em Comm training was updated and improved.
On July 13th, the BC ARES held their monthly meeting. They welcomed two new members, Terry and Sandy Crane. Sandy expressed interest in becoming a VE through the ARRL. The EC presented AEC Kellee Bell with her AEC certificate. The Member Spotlight was brought back and awarded to Rex Green. Certificates were handed out to the members who participated in the Lincoln 4th of July celebration and Warsaw Jubilee Days. On July 17th, the EC announced that the BC ARES would be participating in a county-wide exercise in August, operating the Benton County Em Comm trailer and the radio room located at the Benton County EMA/Central Dispatch. On July 25th, members of the BC ARES went out to help ARES member Rex Green take down and move a radio tower. On July 29th, the current EC declared that the BC ARES MIGHT have a new EC on Halloween Day, 2019, with her official two year appointment concluding at that time. Further information on the group’s activities can be found at bentoncountyares.org.

Carroll Co. – Rescheduled the July meeting from the 20th to the 13th in order to not conflict with the Warrensburg Hamfest.

Northland (Clay and Platte) – The July meeting covered upcoming events for the remainder of 2019, in addition, a review of workday results and system procedures. A discussion on UHF vs N type antenna connectors with emphasize on testing and replacement when required. The August meeting will provide training on the proper installation of UHF & N type connectors and when to use one over the other. Community event was the Win4KC Women’s Triathlon/Duathlon at Smithville Lake. The Clay County mobile command unit was the center of the operation located at sailboat cove recreation area. Fourteen operators provided communications for the 500-meter swim, bike, and running events. Hundreds of women completed the event. Dennis Carpenter, KAØSXY coordinated the communications support with the Win4KC leadership. Jerry Kerns, K6FN supported the 500-meter swim event from his pontoon boat. A UHF repeater provided by Steve KCØYSY and VHF simplex was used to cover the event. Our thanks to all for supporting the Win4KC event.

District G – Ron Tost,K0RGT

Carter Co. –  The Current Amateur Radio Club’s Carter County ARES Traffic Net is being moved to Wednesday Nights at 7:30 P M starting August 7, 2019, to allow frequency room for the Second Butler County ARES Traffic Net on Monday nights.

 

The following are the ARES statistics for the month of July:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JUL 2019 MONTH YEAR
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTALS
Total Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
Total Reporting 6 7 5 7 6 6 2 2 0 41
Members 321 108 197 172 48 123 15 47 0 1031
Plus / Minus 1 0 4 -39 5 0 -31 0 -128 -188
Training Ops 57 23 8 27 13 36 3 1 0 168 1391
Svc Hours 694 79.7 90 431 55 177 12 7 0 1545.7 13598
Public Svc Ops 1 0 1 53 0 0 5 0 0 60 300
Svc Hours 84 0 2 449 0 0 10 0 0 545 3164.22
Emergency Ops 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 0 9 93
Svc Hours 0 0 0 61 0 0 17.5 0 0 78.5 831.5
Skywarn Ops 0 0 6 4 1 8 0 0 0 19 243
Svc Hours 0 0 37 12 15.5 15 0 0 0 79.5 1283.25
Total Operations 58 23 15 90 14 44 11 1 0 256 2027
Total Svc Hours 778 79.7 129 953 70.5 192 39.5 7 0 2248.7 18877

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC