Order your BC ARES shirt/vest today!

Hi, everyone!

KEØLMY here!

If you missed the last BC ARES meeting and you wish to have a polo shirt and/or emergency vest made, please send us a message through the contact us page.

The polo shirts are blue with a pocket. They will feature the ARES logo on or above the pocket (left to the discretion of the embroiderer) and your first name and callsign on the opposite side of the chest. The total cost (for sizes up to XL) is $35.00 each. Size increases are available beyond XL for an additional $2.00 per size increase.

The emergency vests will either be safety orange or safety green, have two pockets (on the bottom front), will have the ARES logo embroidered across the back and will have your first name and callsign on the front. The total cost (for sizes up to XL) is $29.00 each. Size increases are available for an additional $2.00 per size increase.

When ordering, please include your preferred item (polo, vest or both), size, method of payment, your callsign and your first name as it should appear on the item. This will make the ordering process smoother and easier.

Very successful October BC ARES meeting!

Hello, everyone!

KEØLMY here!

We would first like to thank all of the Hams who attended the October Benton County, MO ARES meeting: KDØCNC, WØYGH, KDØWXT, KDØIWM, KEØLMY, KEØLMZ, NØPCT, KDØAFI, KDØAFJ, KAØDXU, WA5ICX, KBØLW, KEØNIL, and KJ5ZW.

It was quite a turnout and we look forward to welcoming you all back and hope to see more faces at our November meeting!

We covered a long list of topics.

-The group voted to have both polo shirts and emergency vests made with the ARES logo and their names/callsigns.

-We discussed running KD0CNC’s emergency trailer at Drake Harbor for Warsaw’s Pioneer Heritage Days festival on October 21-22, 2017. We currently have five volunteers arranged for Saturday and Sunday to man the trailer and we have at least five to monitor the 146.925 repeater so we can make third party contacts. We are still looking for volunteers for both, so feel free to use the Contact Us section if you wish to help with this great opportunity of sharing our hobby with the public! We will be bringing a J-Pole antenna to show and we would love to have someone bring a “tape measure” antenna for fox hunting.

-W0YGH discussed everyone taking the required ICS training. If there is enough interest, we may do a group training at an upcoming meeting.

-KA0DXU discussed CW training. If there is enough interest, we may do a group training at an upcoming meeting.

-We will now have a Member Spotlight section on the website where we will spotlight a member, including their license, what they use ham radio for, who they are and their interests. We’re interested in our members! Stay tuned for details!

-Having interacted with the BSoA, we will be reaching out to the Girl Scouts of America and the local FFAs to offer our service, teaching, and interaction. Our goal is to get more young people involved!

-Also on our networking list, we are going to contact the cities of Lincoln and Cole Camp to connect the BC ARES resource/website to both if possible.

-Our next meeting will be on November 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Benton County Health Department. A list of topics will follow in a later post.

Congratulations to KDØIWM on passing her General!

Hello there, everyone!

KEØLMY here!

We would like to congratulate Miss Kelly Stanfield KDØIWM on passing her General Class test! She is the newest addition to the Generals we currently have in our group! Kelly took part in a General training course in Independence, MO over the weekend and was able to pass her test.

Kelly comes to us from Leavenworth, KS and is visually impaired. We are happy to welcome her to our group and look forward to learning how she can lend her expertise to us!

Upcoming changes to the BC ARES webpage

Some of you may have noticed the layout/look of the website has changed. We are trying out various layouts to pin down which one works the best for our website.

In the coming months, the webpage will be overhauled and new content will be posted. Some of the new content will include emergency numbers, resources, and information.

We are open to suggestions if you have any helpful information to contribute and we welcome all input and constructive criticism.