D.A.R.K. Continues its Journey!

Hello, everyone!

After some setbacks, we are back on track to attaining ARRL affiliation!  The movement has picked up on our application and I believe we will have some news very shortly!

I am very excited to announce at our September 2018 club meeting, it was voted that we should go ahead and launch our website!  It will take some time to really make this the go-to site which correlates a lot of up-to-date amateur radio information in one place, but I am sure we can do it! 

This means I need your help.  One person cannot possibly know all of the things we need to put on our site; nor know everything about each subject.  I have some great assignments I will list below and if you would like to volunteer with helping in any of the areas, please leave a comment or message me directly!

Technical Researcher/Writer-the person responsible for these articles will be free to either personally write the article or bring information to our members/website about other helpful articles which have been written (giving full credit to the author/group).

Dam Information Researcher-the person responsible for gathering information about dams in our area or in areas our members travel to on vacation/business/etc.  This person will assist Sam in creating the official certificates/QSL cards for special events held at said dams.

Graphics Manager-the person responsible for creating graphics to use on the website, at events, on publications, etc.  If you have a talent for making eye-catching graphics, we would love your help!  Right now, our graphics are created at canva.com.

Public Information Officer-the person responsible for providing a public face for our club.  This person must be well-spoken, properly groomed, and be willing to attend different functions and events to get the word out about the club and its goals.  This person must also undergo PIO training overseen by the Club President.

Club Recruiter-the person responsible for actively seeking out existing or future ham radio operators to increase the membership of the club.  This is not a high-pressure position, but it is an important position for a very self-motivated individual.  The more members we have, the more active we can be!

Club Elmers-the people responsible for helping new hams get adjusted to the world of ham radio.  These people will be responsible for helping new hams get their radios programmed, teach them how to do radiograms/ICS213s, teach them how to ID and talk on the radio, answer their questions, etc.  This is one of the MOST important positions in the group.  WE NEED YOU!

We will be seeking more individuals for positions as the club grows, but for now, those are the ones we need to help get us off the ground!


Sam (KE0LMY)

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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 and at AirSho as http://www.airsho.com/united-states/edwards/ham-radio-amateur/ke0lmy-samantha-henley

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