May and Memorial Day are gone and now we are in the month of June and that means Field Day. This is a great activity to get in the field and exercise your HF skills while having a social event with other ARES members. If your group doesn’t want to get together yet, the rule that you can operate Class D in your home or other venue by yourself is still valid this year. When you submit you log, you can designate a club name and the scores of the individual club members will be combined for the final report of scores. Have fun and enjoy Field Day 2021.
District A: Richard Fretwell, W0KRF DEC
Benton Co. – BC ARES Members participated in the following nets: MTN, MESN, ARES, Region A Healthcare, and various club nets. KE0LMZ ran the Region A Healthcare Net on the 19th. There were 23 check-ins, with 12 being from healthcare facilities. Three members of the Benton County ARES were onsite to provide radio communications for the Green Space Dinner in Lincoln, Missouri, KE0LMZ, KE0LMY and KE0YGT. Three members of the Benton County ARES were onsite to provide radio communications for the Green Space 5 K run in Lincoln, Missouri, KE0LMZ, KE0LMY and KF6DRH. In June there are two events that ARES will be providing radio communications: Jubilee days and field day. The work on the Benton County MCOM trailer is continuing.
Clay/Platte Co. – Northland ARES “NLARES” . The May meeting was held at the Smithville Fire Station #2. This date marked the First “In person” gathering since March 2020. The program on the “KC MESH System” presented by Bill Gery “KA2FNK” provided insight on system ops and equipment required for operation. Additional info may be seen at https://groups.io/g/KCmesh/topics
MAY 2021 “MODES” “Missouri Digital Emergency Service”. MODES 3.985 MHz Thursday 10:00 am CST. FOUR sessions QNI 54 QTC 11 30 hours. ZOOM Mtg for Technical Discussion. NCS utilized FSQcall trigger “#” / “@” to expedite responses from participating stations. Additional “MODES” info at https://modes.groups.io/g/main/topics. FLdigi-FSQ or FSQcall for net interaction. New members are welcome. NCS KA0OTL Jeff, Net mgr.
The following are the hours and activity reported for the Missouri Section in the month of May:
Thanks for all of the support for ARES in the Missouri Section.
Jeff Young, KB3HF
Misouri Section EC