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Get Involved

There is a vast amount of work involved in maintaining and improving the St. Louis Metro ARES organization. You can help in the following ways:

Vacant Officer / Assistant Emergency Coordinator Positions
  • Training Coordinator

If you are interested or just want more details, please contact Steve Wooten, KC0QMU at [email protected]

Net Control Operators

This is an excellent training opportunity. There is no telling what might happen during a call-out. You may be the first person on the air, the one most people can reach, or simply the one with the coolest head. Who knows? As such, you might be in the best position to keep exeryone calm and try to get them organized. In short, you've become the Net Control Coperator.

If you'd like to try running a net, you are always welcome to be the Net Control Operator for one of the two weekly St. Louis Metro ARES weekly nets. Do it just once. If you find the experience to be useful or enjoyable, you can always come back and do it again.

If you are interested or just want more details, please contact Gary Hoffman, KB0H at [email protected]

Join a Planning & Development sub-committee

Financial ** needs volunteers **
Work under EC
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Propose methods of obtaining operating funds, such as grants, donations and so forth. (Funds themselves will be handled by EC and STLCARES.)
  • Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
Membership coordination ** needs volunteers **
Work under EC & PIO
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Recruitment
- Stay in regular contact. Ask for suggestions and comments.
- Keep database up to date
- Keep participation lists up to date
  • Bill Switzer, K0OMD
  • Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
Public Information & Publicity -- can use more assistance --
Work under PIO
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Have promo kits, make sure material is at all events. This would include our event schedule flyers.
- Take EC-015
- Be able to make presentations to clubs or outside groups in absence of EC or PIO
  • Jeff Lloyd, KD0WVJ
  • Wilfred Sauer, KE5FDZ
  • Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
  • Dolores Guittar, KD0CIV
Exercise Planning & Development ** needs volunteers **
Work under AEC - Exercises
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Help find sites.
- Suggest various exercises and help develop those that are chosen.
- Help find other needed resources.
- Create and send certificates to participants
  • Bob Gale, WA4GDX
  • Ed Berkel, AE0EB
Asset Management ** needs volunteers **
Work under EC
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Keep track of assets (database space will be provided).
- Store or find storage for assets.
- Work with EC to determine which assets to keep and which to sell.
- Make sure salable assets get to hamfests. Any that are sold should be noted as such in database.
- Make sure that unsold items are returned to storage.
  • Jeff Greenwood, N0JSG
  • Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
HF Operations
Work under AEC - Operation
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Help develop HF operations plans.
- Help develop regular HF nets.
- Develop regular regional HF contacts.
- Help develop Metro area intra-zone HF plan
  • Jeffrey Jacks, AD0XX
  • Gary Hoffman, KB0H
  • Joe Fleagle, W0FY
  • Art Lewis, K8ALL
  • Pete Fornek, WH7IR
  • Robert Evans, AA9FQ
  • Ed Berkel, AE0EB
  • George Siede, KD0PMW
  • Jeff Greenwood, N0JSG
  • Eric Johnson, AE0JE
  • Louis Harken, W0TQ
  • Dwayne Young, K0DY
Archives Team ** needs volunteers **
Work under EC & AECs
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Act as recording secretary for meetings. Put minutes taken into on-line archives.
- Make sure event photos are archived on-line.
- Make sure exercise and event materials are archived on-line.
- Make sure received QSL cards are archived on-line
  • Gary Hoffman, KB0H
Repeater Team -- can use more assistance --
Work under EC
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Maintain the group's repeaters. Repair, replace, improve as needed.
  • Joe Fleagle, W0FY
  • Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
  • Eric Johnson, AE0JE
Mobile Assets Team -- can use more assistance --
Work under EC
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Clean up and assemble a working communication center from available asset(s) (currently a trailer).
- Maintain the mobile assets (gas up, charge batteries, test equipment, etcetera).
- Help transport asset(s) to events or deployment sites.
  • Bill Switzer, K0OMD
  • Art Lewis, K8ALL
  • Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
Digital Team -- can use more assistance --
Work under AEC - Digital Operations
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Assist in build-out of digital networks.
- Help maintain existing digital infrastructure (such as APRS or Winlink RMS sites).
- Help install and maintain MEPN MSTL node.
- Keep abreast of local and regional digital efforts and help determine which may be of interest to us (such as AREDN, VARA FM).
  • Jeffrey Berry, K0JOA
  • Brian Oester, KE0EYA
  • Dwayne Young, K0DY
  • Eric Johnson, AE0JE
  • George Siede, KD0PMW
Message & Traffic Handling Team ** needs volunteers **
Work under EC
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Along with training coordinator and net managers, help develop protocols, training, and schedules for handling formal traffic.
- Handle formal traffic received by St. Louis Metro ARES.
  • Steve Wooten, KC0QMU
  • Eric Johnson, AE0JE
  • Dolores Guittar, KD0CIV
Website ** needs volunteers **
Work under AEC - Operations
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Create new website pages using HTML, PHP, Javascript and/or Perl
- Maintain or update pages using the same code as above
- Maintain the St. Louis Metro ARES database using MySQL
- Periodically scan the web pages and note obsolete or incorrect information and broken links
  • Dolores Guittar, KD0CIV
  • Gary Hoffman, KB0H
  • Art Lewis, K8ALL
Field Station Team ** needs volunteers **
Work under EC
A sub-committee member should handle one or more of the following tasks:
- Develop field stations from our asset equipment
- Be knowledgeable about equipment and ancillary items needed, and to be able to help others develop their own field stations
- Research what other ARES teams are doing or have done in the past with regards to working in the field
- Have field station(s) to set up at events and demos, when needed
  • Steve Wooten, KC0QMU

Please contact Steve Wooten, KC0QMU if you are interested or have questions.

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