It looks like the holidays are upon us. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. As we approach the end of the year, I would like to ask that the Counties that are not reporting each month to please start reporting your activities. It doesn’t take long to compile your data and send it to your DEC. Some DECs are using JotForm for reporting and that makes it easy to report your group’s activity. We had only 33 Counties reporting in November.
Another issue that happened recently was a publication of Version 2 of the ARES Plan from Newington. The plan was not to be released yet and will change in nature so if your wanting information on the current ARES Plan, it is posted on the ARRL website under ARES.
District A: Richard Fretwell, W0KRF, DEC
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 in November. There were 17 check-ins with 8 being from Healthcare facilities. W0YQG, Kelly Stanfield, a sight-impaired member of Benton County ARES gave a demonstration of the equipment she uses while conducting nets.
KC Northland ARES (W0KCN) Monthly meeting November 19. Net operation training was the subject with a focus on NCS station functions.
2021 Annual Dinner
NO BUSINESS JUST ENJOYING EACH OTHERS COMPANY AND GOOD FOOD
WHEN: Thursday, December 9 Starting at 5:30 PM for Fellowship and 6:30 PM for Food
WHERE: Trago Bar & Tapas
9261 NE 83rd Terrace
Kansas City Mo 64158
Date: 12/09/2021 (Thu.)
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm CDT
NOVEMBER 2021 “MODES” “Missouri Digital Emergency Service”.
MODES 3.985 MHz Thursday 10:00 am CDT. THREE sessions QNI 48 QTC 8 33 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
Note: An evening FSQ-FSQCall evening net is being implemented on a trail basis beginning today 11-4-21. Frequency: 3598usb FSQcall – FLdigi/FSQ mode.
Type: Self check-in Check in format: Name/time/callsign/district
Day: Thursdays Hours: 6:30pm to 8pm Local Central time.
NCS: KA0OTL (where to direct yourself check-in using the # syntax) KA0OTL will be unattended.
Purpose: To capture stations that cannot participate during the regular daytime net. FLdigi-FSQ or FSQcall for net interaction. New members are welcome.
NCS KA0OTL Jeff, Net mgr.
Merry Christmas for all of the Section DECs.
The following are the activity and hours reported for the Missouri Section:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All. Be safe and have a great holiday.
Missouri Section EC