Activity in the Section continues at a good pace. Even though some reporting has dropped, the hours contributed in the month of September increased over the month of August. Public service events were strong in September and training was on the same level as August. October is Simulated Emergency Test month. If your group holds SET don’t forget to file an report with me and the ARRL.
District A – Mike Bellinger, K0UAA
Benton Co. – Throughout the month, the Benton County ARES had 4 nets with a total of 111 check-ins. The Emergency Coordinator also ran the Region A Healthcare Net for September with 31 check-ins, 16 of which were from healthcare facilities. Members of the group participated in area, regional, and statewide nets to promote the blue-sky partnerships they are building and maintaining.
September brought quite a few public outreach and opportunities for members of the BC ARES to get involved in activities in the county! Among our activities were co-hosting a Technician class/testing session with the Sedalia-Pettis Amateur Radio Klub and the Mid-America Regional Council, assisting with Em Comm training for an advanced BC MO CERT class, increased weekly net activity thanks to the restoration of EchoLink to the Warsaw repeater, attending a Region A Healthcare meeting to participate in a tabletop exercise for the New Madrid Earthquake scenario, continuing with the build on the county’s Em Comm trailer, and Benton County Community Appreciation Day! Information on those events can be found on our website bentoncountyares.org and on FB @bentoncountyares for those interested.
We are moving forward with plans to increase our training, both as a group and as partners with the BC MO CERT under the Benton County Emergency Management Agency. Our active members have either completed all required FEMA IS courses or they are in the process of doing so. Upcoming training for both groups includes training on deploying and setting up the Em Comm trailer, which also serves as the base for field operations for the BC MO CERT; increased training on our SOG and IAP; as well as training in traffic control with served agencies in each of the cities in the county. We will also have additional opportunities in October for the groups to work together during our Simulated Emergency Test on October 12, Warsaw Pioneer Heritage Days on October 19-20, and hosting our first Technician class/testing session on October 26.
Northland (Clay and Platte Cos.) – FSQ-MO net 3.985 MHz Thursday 10:00 am CDT. Five sessions QNI 44 QTC 4 Net operations include a SEMA supported conference number (573) 693-7466 Access #2663 members share current STREPS with the net participants. Net requirements, FLdigi-FSQ for net interaction. New members are welcome. NCS is KA0OTL Jeff, Net mgr.
District B – Dale Bagley, K0KY
The EC for Adair County house was destroyed by fire down last month. All radios, computers and etc. were destroyed by the lightning that started the fire.
District D – Tom Simmons, NOCSA
Several Bike rides by Green and Jasper counties
District G – Ron Tost, K0RGT
Carter Co. – We Moved the Current River Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting to the Southtown Baptist Church on Big Spring Hill. The next monthly meeting is October 12,2019 at 5:00 P M.
Douglas Co. – DCAR Club received grant to purchase books, supplies needed for teach ham classes new classes should start in Nov or Dec.
The following are the events and hours of service reported for the month of September:
Thanks again for of the support each and every group gives in service to the Section. Have a great October and god luck with your SETs.
Missouri Section Emergency Coordinator