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Presentations at meetings

2017
  • March 13, 2017 - Presentation on severe weather and the local Skywarn program, given by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU.
2016
  • May 9, 2016 - Presentation on the MOUs (Memoranda Of Understanding) between St. Louis Metro ARES and local agencies and organozations, given by Gary Hoffman, KB0H
  • April 11, 2016 - Presentation about using a Raspberry Pi to provide email service at the scene of a disaster, given by Mark Griffith, KD0QYN
  • March 14, 2016 - Presentation on WebEOC, given by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
2015
  • July 13, 2015 - Analysis of St. Louis Metro ARES Field Day activities by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH (Microsoft Powerpoint format)1
  • May 11, 2015 - Presentation on SATERN, the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network, given by Marty Rueter, who is the Salvation Army Midland Division Emergency Disaster Services Operations Manager.
  • April 13, 2015 - Digital National Traffic System presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • March 9, 2015 - Packet BBS presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • February 9, 2015 - County-Wide Simplex Exercise description and instructions presented by Bob Gale, WA4GDX
  • January 12, 2015 - St. Louis Metro ARES Basic Emergency Operations Plan presented by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
2014 2013
  • October 14, 2013 - Volunteering to help at public service events, by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
  • August 12, 2013 -
    VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) presentation given by Chuck Healy, W0CEH (Microsoft Powerpoint format)1
    VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) presentation given by Chuck Healy, W0CEH (Adobe Acrobat format)1
  • July 8, 2013 - Basic electrical safety, presented by Bob Gale, WA4GDX
  • June 10, 2013 - Missouri ARES SEC Jeff Young, KB3HF talked about statewide ARES issues.
  • March 11, 2013 - WinDRM, a fast digital data transfer program, presented by Craig Hirsh, K0CMH, and Craig Klimczak, K4LSU
  • February 11, 2013 - ARES® Digital Plan presented by Gary Hoffman, KB0H (Microsoft Powerpoint format)1
  • January 14, 2013 - St. Louis City ARES and NBEMS by Teak Phillips, W0TLP and Brian Moore, KD0QCT
2012
  • October 8, 2012 - QRP (low power operations) by Lou Harken, W0TQ and Dave Gauding, NF0R from the St. Louis QRP Society
  • August 13, 2012 - ARES® 2 Tone Alert System presented by Jeff Young, KB3HF
  • March 12, 2012 - Programming your amateur radio transceiver by Rob Robinson, KC0VPL
  • January 9, 2012 - Overview of the ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication course by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
2011
  • November 14, 2011 - Anderson Powerpole demonstration and workshop by Rob Robinson, KC0VPL (pictures)
  • October 10, 2011 - Deployment to Joplin, Missouri presented by Charlie Troxell, KH2OP
  • August 8, 2011 - "Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS)" presented by Jeff Coval, AC0SC and Rick Crockett, W0PC
  • July 11, 2011 - An overview of NBEMS, by Chuck Healy, W0CEH (Adobe Acrobat format)1
    Tabletop multi-net exercise, by Bob Gale, Wa4GDX
  • June 13, 2011 - Tabletop message handling exercise, directed by Craig Klimczak, K4LSU
  • April 11, 2011 - "Solar Power, part 2" given by Joseph Wozniak, KD0EFW
  • March 14, 2011 - "Solar Power, part 1" given by Joseph Wozniak, KD0EFW
  • February 14, 2011 - "Near-Vertical Incident Skywave (NVIS)" given by Dr. Craig Klimczak, K4LSU
2010
  • November 8, 2010 - "Depiction" mapping software demonstration given by Jon Slough, KB9ATR
  • June 14, 2010 - High Speed Multimedia Radio deomnstration by Bill Wallace, KC0TGY
  • April 12, 2010 - Learning Unit 9 of the ARECC Level 1 course at general meeting (Powerpoint format)1
2009 2008
  • November 10, 2008 - "Station portability", by Ed Harris, KC0UKR
  • October 13, 2008 - Missouri Emergency Packet Network, by Craig Klimczak, K4LSU (Powerpoint format)1
  • September 8, 2008 - "WinLink", by Craig Klimczak, K4LSU
  • August 11, 2008 - "High-speed CW", by Lou Harken, WA0CW
  • July 14, 2008 - "Soldering", by Jim Conley, N0OBG
  • June 9, 2008 - "Course available through FEMA and SEMA", by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
  • May 12, 2008 - Missouri Emergency Packet Network, by George Schindler, WB0IIS (Powerpoint format)1
  • April 14, 2008 - "APRS", by Max Slover, K0AZV
  • March 10, 2008 - "Digital modes: PSK31", by Craig Hirsh, K0CMH
  • January 14, 2008 - "Short course on the Icom IC-2720", by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
2007
  • November 12, 2007 - "Short course on the Icom IC-2720", by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
  • September 10, 2007 - "How to Take the Online FEMA Courses", by Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
  • August 13, 2007 - "How Antennas Work", by Craig Hirsh, K0CMH
  • July 9, 2007 - "Winlink", by Craig Klimczak, K4LSU
  • January 8, 2007 - "Global Positioning Satellites", by Jim Conley, N0OBG
2006
  • November 13, 2006 - "Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions", by Eric Bueneman, N0UIH
  • November 13, 2006 - Demonstration of digital modes, by Craig Hirsh, K0CMH
  • October 9, 2006 - "Station grounding", by Roger Volk, K0GOB
  • September 11, 2006 - "QRP operations", by Lou Harken, WA0CW
  • August 14, 2006 - "Field stations", by Ed Harris, KC0UKR
  • July 10, 2006 - "Antenna construction", by Craig Hirsh, K0CMH
  • June 12, 2006 - "RF Safety", by Jim Conley, N0OBG
  • May 8, 2006 - "District C Rapid Response Team", by Art Goodall, KC0KNU
  • April 10, 2006 - "Incident Command System and National Incident Management System", by Chuck Wehking, KC0QKS
  • March 13, 2006 - "Propagation", by Eric Bueneman, N0UIH
  • February 13, 2006 - "Net Procedures", by Craig Hirsh, K0CMH
  • January 9, 2006 - "Written messages, Part 2", by Craig Hirsh, K0CMH
2005
  • November 21, 2005 - "Radio Direction Finding", by Chuck Wehking, KC0QKS
  • November 21, 2005 - "Written messages, Part 1", by Craig Hirsh, K0CMH
  • October 17, 2005 - "Working communications in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina", by Ben Shipman, W0BEN
  • July 18, 2005 - "Missouri Emergency Packet Network", by Roger Volk, K0GOB
  • June 20, 2005 - "APRS", Rick Crockett, W0PC
  • May 16, 2005 - Installation of Anderson Powerpoles, N0OBG
  • April 18, 2005 - "NVIS", Craig Klimczak, K4LSU
  • March 21, 2005 - "DC power", Jim Conley, N0OBG
  • February 21, 2005 - Talk on District-C and St. Louis County ARES®, by Fred Langeneckert, W0UX
2004
  • November 11, 2004 - "Missouri Emergency Packet Network", by Roger Volk, K0GOB, and George Schindler, WB0IIS
  • August 16, 2004 - "Message handling", by Roland Kramer, W0RL
  • July 19, 2004 - "Small, portable antennas", by Chuck Wehking, KC0QKS
  • May 17, 2004 - "Go bags", by Bob Ernst, KC0NRK
  • May 17, 2004 - "Preparedness", by John Weis, N0UFB

Other training classes, seminars, demonstrations, etcetera

  • May 6, 2017 - Basic/Advanced Winlink class presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • Four Saturdays in March 2017 - Introduction to Emergency Communication class presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • September 17, 2016 - Advanced Winlink Training class presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • June 11, 2016 - Basic Packet Radio Training class presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • May 7, 2016 - NCO (Net Control Operator) Boot Camp presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • Four Saturdays in March 2016 - Introduction to Emergency Communication class presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • February 27, 2016 - Winlink / RMS Express class presented by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH
  • July 24, 2015 - Steve Wooten's presentation to the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club about ARES, RACES, and HARN
  • Four Saturdays in May 2015 - Introduction to Emergency Communication class
  • Four Saturdays in November 2014 - Introduction to Emergency Communication class
  • April 6, 2013 - ARES Two-Tone Alert Box kit-building session
  • October 10, 2009 - Field Station Demonstration and Simulated Emergency Test at Queeny Park
  • October 4, 2008 - Field Station Demonstration and Simulated Emergency Test at Queeny Park
  • April 26, 2008 - Practical workshop on using digital modes
  • April 5, 2008 - Practical workshop on using digital modes
  • October 13, 2007 - Field Station Demonstration and Simulated Emergency Test at Queeny Park
  • February 10, 2007 - Practical workshop on using digital modes
  • December 16, 2006 - Practical workshop on using digital modes
  • May 8, 2006 - parking lot demonstration of field stations, by Bruce Hemming, KC0VIF; Craig Hirsh, K0CMH; and Ed Harris, KC0UKR
  • March/April 2006 - Emergency communications facilitated self-study seminar

Exercises

2017
  • April 29, 2017 - County-wide UHF simplex exercise
  • February 18, 2017 - Multi-faceted exercise
2016
  • October 1, 2016 - Simulated Emergency Test
  • July 23, 2016 - County-Wide Simplex Exercise
  • April 2, 2016 - County-Wide Simplex Exercise
  • February 20, 2016 - Repeater Switching Exercise
2015
  • October 10, 2015 - Simulated Emergency Test
  • February 21, 2015 - County-Wide Simplex Exercise
2014
  • October 11, 2014 - Simulated Emergency Test
  • August 16, 2014 - Message Handling exercise
  • May 11, 2014 - Zone 1 Simplex Exercise
  • May 8, 2014 - Zone 2 Simplex Exercise
  • May 4, 2014 - Zone 3 Simplex Exercise
  • April 19, 2014 - Frequency Switching Exercise
  • April 16, 2014 - Frequency Switching Exercise
2013
  • October 19, 2013 - Simulated Emergency Test
  • July 27, 2013 - County-wide simplex exercise
  • May 1, 2013 - Show-Me Intertie linked repeater exercise
  • February 23, 2013 - Message Handling Exercise
2012
  • October 13, 2012 - Simulated Emergency Test (pictures)
  • September 14, 2012 - V.A.M.C. Simulated Emergency Test
  • June 13, 2012 - Simplex multi-zone exercise
  • April 25, 2012 - Show-Me Intertie linked repeater exercise
2011
  • October 15, 2011 - Simulated Emergency Test at fire stations dispatched by Central County Emergency 911 (pictures)
  • March 30, 2011 - Show-Me Intertie linked repeater exercise
2010
  • September 26, 2010 - Exercise/Demonstration with CCE911 (pictures)
  • April 14, 2010 - Unannounced "repeater failure" drill durring weekly voice net
  • March 3, 2010 - Show-Me Intertie linked repeater exercise
2009
  • September 16, 2009 - Simplex multi-zone exercise
  • August 13, 2009 - Unannounced readiness check-in net
  • May 2, 2009 - Deployment exercise (pictures)
  • February 28, 2009 - "Aftershock" .. simulated emergency traffic exercise
2008
  • September 26-27, 2008 - Digital 'mini field day' exercise
  • August 28, 2008 - UHF Simplex exercise
  • March 29, 2008 - Simplex multi-zone exercise
2007
  • October 13, 2007 - Field Station Demonstration and Simulated Emergency Test (pictures)
  • June 2, 2007 - SEMA communications drill
  • April 21, 2007 - Multi-net simplex exercise
2006
  • October 14, 2006 - Simulated Emergency Test .. deployment and traffic handling demonstration for V.A.M.C.
  • August 27, 2006 - "You Write the Messages" .. traffic handling exercise
  • June 3, 2006 - "The Day the Repeaters Died" .. simplex communications exercise
  • February 18, 2006 - "Aftershock" .. simulated emergency traffic exercise
2005
  • October 1, 2005 - "Resource Evaluation Test" .. simplex field exercise
  • March 20, 2005 - "VHF-to-HF Relay Test" .. VHF net, followed by District HF net
2004
  • October 2, 2004 - "Resource Evaluation Test" .. simplex field exercise
  • July 25, 2004 - CUSEC drill .. VHF net, followed by multi-state HF nets
Additional documents for the exercises can be found on the Planning Committee archives page.

Repeater Tests

  • Multi-repeater test on February 20, 2016.
  • Test on 147.360 (K0DO), Monsanto Amateur Radio Association) on April 27, 2011. 23 participants.
  • Test on 443.550 (K0GOB, Roger Volk) on August 27, 2008. 16 participants.
  • Test on 443.450 (Northwest Amateur Radio & Electronics Association) on August 13, 2007. 11 participants.
  • Test on 146.910 (St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club, N0TYZ trustee) on February 7, 2007. 12 participants.
  • Test on 443.550 (K0GOB, Roger Volk) on January 10, 2007. 11 participants.
  • Test on 147.210 (K9KE, William Preis) on May 10, 2006. 16 participants.
  • Test on 145.130 (K9KE, William Preis) on April 26, 2006. 20 participants.
  • Test on 147.060 (Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society) on September 21, 2005. 18 participants.
  • Test on 146.925 (Ancient Modulators Club) on August 24, 2005. 18 participants.
  • Test on 145.210 (WB0QXW, Robert Garavaglia) on July 20, 2005. 16 participants.
  • Test on 147.285 (Washington University) on July 8, 2005. 13 participants.

Articles mentioning St. Louis Metro ARES®

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Participation by St. Louis Metro ARES® in other events
(excluding hamfests)

  • September 22, 2016 - St. Louis Metro ARES had an information/demonstration table at the American Red Cross Preparedness Academy.
    Pictures from the event
  • April 26, 2016 - St. Louis Metro ARES participated in a STARRS hospital exercise
  • April 24, 2016 - St. Louis Metro ARES had a table at St. Louis Earth Day
  • March 10, 2016 - St. Louis Metro ARES had a table at the Red Cross Preparedness Academy
  • October 16-17, 2015 - SAVE exercise: St. Louis Metro ARES participated in a Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation earthquake exercise held at the Jefferson Barracks military facility.
  • June 27-28, 2015 - Field Day: St. Louis Metro ARES set up its first Field Day site at Jefferson Barracks Park. It also had an information table and digital station at the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club site. Analysis of activities at the ARES site (Microsoft Powerpoint format)1
  • June 25, 2014 - Field Day: Special digital station operated at St. Louis & Suburban Amateur Radio Club site
  • June 14, 2014 - Get Outdoors Under the Arch event
  • May 2-4, 2014 - Spirit Airshow and STEM Expo
  • August 14, 2013 - Maryland Heights CERT Safety Expo
  • June 22, 2013 - Field Day: Special digital station operated at St. Louis & Suburban Amateur Radio Club site
  • September 16, 2012 - Emergency Communications Public Awareness Day sponsored by the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club
  • June 23, 2012 - Field Day: Special digital station operated at St. Louis & Suburban Amateur Radio Club site
  • September 17, 2010 - Emergency Communications Public Awareness Day sponsored by the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club
  • January 26-27, 2011 - SEMA communications exercise
    Pictures from the event
  • September 18, 2010 - Emergency Communications Public Awareness Day sponsored by the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club
  • June 26, 2010 - Field Day: Special digital station operated at St. Louis & Suburban Amateur Radio Club site
  • September 19, 2009 - Grove Fest urban street party: Disaster preparedness booths organized by the Zombie Squad
  • September 19, 2009 - Emergency Communications Public Awareness Day sponsored by the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club
  • June 27, 2009 - Field Day: Special digital station operated at St. Louis & Suburban Amateur Radio Club site
  • January 12, 2009 - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod 2nd Annual District Disaster Coordinators' Conference - Provided communications during Incident Command Structure desktop exercise
  • September 21, 2008 - Grove Fest urban street party: Disaster preparedness booths organized by the Zombie Squad
  • September 12, 2008 - Disaster preparedness presentations at the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club meeting
  • August 5, 2008 - National Night Out: Special event stations set up at Neighborhood Watch block parties
  • June 28, 2008 - Field Day: Special stations accepting formal traffic at St. Louis & Suburban Amateur Radio Club site and St. Louis Amateur Radio Club site
  • July 21, 2007 - Disaster Awareness Fair sponsored by the Zombie Squad

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Miscellaneous

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