As I type this entry, we are in the latter part of the Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week. It’s a great reminder to prepare for our severe weather in Missouri and attending a spotter class if you can. As always, be safe when you are doing weather spotting and have an alternate route of exit if you become part of the storm or damage occurs in your area and wire are down or roads are blocked. If you participate in a weather spotting net, always let net control know your location and when you have returned back home.
February’s participation hours are down slightly from January, the the severe weather event hours are up a we had more severe weather in February.
The following are the comments or news from various districts:
Districit 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. KR1STL ran the Region A Healthcare Net in February with KE0LMZ as back up operator. There were 17 check ins with 6 being from healthcare facilities. BC ARES had a joint virtual training session with the Camden County ARES and CERT.
- Clay/Platte Cos.
KC Northland ARES http://www.kcnorthares.org/
February 23, The annual Platte county NWS SKYWARN® Spotter Training provided members new information along with training scenarios that heightened spotter awareness to handle the spring Severe Weather as it occurs. ARES Monthly Meeting February 24th, The program “Radar Interpretation” presented by Dan Carter N0RJC. Dan’s information provided insight into the current technology available. This information along with the NWS Spotter Training has prepared members with the tools for the upcoming Storm season.
- FEBRUARY 2022 “MODES” “Missouri Digital Emergency Service” MODES 3.985 MHz Thursday 10:00 am CST.
FOUR sessions QNI 61 QTC 7 21 hours. ZOOM Mtg for Technical Discussion.
NCS utilizes FSQcall triggers 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.
District F: J. D. Simmons, WA0BER, DEC
- Audrain Co:
Wx nets held during ice and snow storms.
- Boone Co:
Boone County ARES providedWinlink training to members of District F.
- Cole Co:
Cole County UHF repeater coverage check-in net. Wx nets were held during ice and snow storms.
- Camden Co:
Camden County EMA new call sign KA0EMA
District G: Harold Hoffman, KA0SAB, DEC
- Planning starting for training Sessions for Weather
- Livingston Co: – Group held Winter Weather Warning net.
District I: Linda Lathrop, KF4MXF, DEC
- RRARS website updated.
- 119 query e-mails sent covering 6 counties; 5 responses.
- Made Initial contact with Salvation Army, Lebanon.
Below are the volunteer hours reported for the month of February:
Jeff Young, KB3HF