January meeting topics

Hello, everyone!

KEØLMY here!

As usual, our meeting is lining up to be a very active, busy time. Below you will find my highlights list. As we work to make our group more active, interactive and welcoming, I look forward to hearing ideas and opinions from each of you. I hope you are able to join us on January 13 at 9 a.m. at the Benton County Health Department.

Remember, you do not have to be a member of ARES or licensed in amateur radio to attend our meeting. We welcome members of law enforcement, EMTs, volunteers, people who have an interest in our hobby or emergency communications, and we are a kid-friendly group (teens make good couriers for messages if they aren’t licensed hams themselves)!

We hope to see you there!


-Welcome Packets
-Tabletop training
-FEMA certifications
-Phone tree
-Volunteers to run the weekly net
-Next month’s meeting at the 911 center to complete setup of Radio Room
-Winter Field Day
-Checking into other area nets
-Testing repeater coverage for the Feb meeting
-Newspapers distributed
-changes coming to ARES
-Group activities
-School and club outreach
-Existing Amateur outreach

Author: Samantha Henley

I serve as the Deputy Director of the Benton County, MO Emergency Management Agency, as well as the Emergency Coordinator for the BC ARES. I have completed FEMA's IS-100b, IS-120, 200b, IS-230, IS-317, 700a, and 800b. I have also completed the ARRL EC-001 course and Tactical Storm Spotter training. I manage the website (bcmoem.com) and Facebook page for the Benton County Emergency Management Agency and for the BC ARES (bentoncountyares.org) and I serve as the net control for the Region A Healthcare monthly net and the BC ARES weekly net (on occasion). I obtained my General Class License (KEØLMY) in October 2017. You can learn more about me at AirSho and QRZ!