May 2021 Meeting

Greetings, all!

Sam here!

Thank you to the BC ARES members (and guests) who attended the May meeting.

We were able to line up the calendar with upcoming events, discuss the new website, and then it was on to training.

This month, with both ARES AECs present, it was time to get down to the nitty gritty of the report all ARES ECs are responsible for providing to the ARES DEC each month. We had a written breakdown of what goes in each box and then we went extremely in-depth into how the hours are tallied.

Another new practice is the resurrection of an old practice: At the end of the weekly net on Sunday evenings, I read off a question in ARRL Radiogram form which any operator can copy, answer, and the next week relay that answer back to me in ARRL Radiogram form. This gives us a chance to practice passing real messages so we will be prepared to do so in when we are activated for a large-scale emergency.

Once again, thank you to the volunteers who give me a slice of their time for such a worthwhile effort and group!

NOTE: We will NOT have a JUNE 2021 meeting, as it falls on the same day as Jubilee Days. We will be working from the Em Comm trailer in Warsaw! We will be having a meeting about Jubilee Days before the event, so stay tuned for updates!

Published by Sam Henley

Hi! My name is Sam! I serve as the Deputy Director of the Benton County, MO Emergency Management. I maintain the BC MO EM FB Page: @bcmoem and website: https://bcmoem.com/. I am the callsign trustee for the BC MO EM. Our callsign is WB0EM. I was appointed the Emergency Coordinator for our local Benton County, MO ARES (Missouri, U.S.A.) on October 31, 2017. I earned my general class amateur radio license (KE0LMY) on October 14, 2017. I run the BC ARES net every few Sunday nights (alternating with other group members) at 7 PM CST on 146.925 (–) PL 107.2. I maintain the Benton County, MO ARES Facebook page: @bentoncountyares and website: http://www.bentoncountyares.org/. I am the president of D.A.R.K. Dam Amateur Radio Klub (KE0TGG), a special events club which supports the BC ARES. You can find more information about D.A.R.K. at damark.org or on the Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/damark/ I volunteer as the Public Information Officer for the Warsaw Fire Protection District, maintaining their Facebook page @wfpd65355 and their website wfpd65355.com, updating both with current information regularly. I also manage the Warsaw Christian Church website warsawchristian.church, updating it weekly with a blog from Pastor Richard Bowman, as well as his sermon. I completed Community Emergency Response Team training with the Camden County, MO CERT and the Benton County, MO CERT and became a team member on March 26, 2018. I volunteer as the Benton County, MO CERT's Public Information Officer. I manage the BC MO CERT FB group, FB page @bcmocert and webpage. I volunteer as Camden County, MO CERT's Social Media Manager and manage their website www.ccmocert.com and Facebook page @CamdenMOCERT. I am one of the certified G428 certified CERT trainers for Benton County, MO. I serve as the Net Control Manager for the Region A Healthcare Net. This is a net which tests the amateur radio backup communications system for healthcare facilities in MO Region A once per month. I have completed both online and in-seat SKYWARN training, as well as Radar Fundamentals and I am Spotter #4 for the Lake Area Storm Spotters. I hold the following FEMA certifications: IS 029, IS 042, IS 100b, IS 101c, IS 102c, IS 120a, IS 130a, IS 139a, G191, IS 200b, IS 201, IS 230d, IS 235c, IS240b, IS241b, IS242b, IS244b, IS 247a, IS 248, IS 288a, G 251, G 300, IS 315, IS 317, PER 334, PER 343, G 400, IS 700a, IS 775, and IS 800c, IS 907, IS 2200, G 2300. I have completed the ARRL EC-001, EC-016, and PR-101 courses and completed CPR/AED/First Aid training for adults/children/infants on March 3, 2018. I have also completed L146 HSEEP training, MO126 WebEOC training, MO127 WebEOC Train the Trainer training, Damage Assessment training, MO146 Emergency Management Director's Academy, and most recently G449 Incident Command System Train the Trainer through MO SEMA. You can find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sammhenley on twitter @ke0lmy

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