September Meeting Update

Hello, my D.A.R.K.lings!!!

Sam here!

D.A.R.K.’s September meeting was jam-packed full of fun activity plans and encouraging progress! Of course, the meeting minutes will be posted, but I want to hit the highlights.

We had to wait for additional time for the certificates to be completed for the Truman Dam event. Those will go out Monday. Here is the proof for the QSL card for the SE:

We made a few minor changes to the back (because I forgot to include info in the original email), and we should receive information on the cards shortly.

Roger brought up partnering with Handi-Hams, since we have restored EchoLink to the Benton County repeater. Kelly Stanfield W0YQG is going to be our liaison for that!

The first round of D.A.R.K. T-shirts have been ordered. I’ll let everyone know when they should come in and how much each shirt will be once I have that info.

We are working on putting our VE Team and our Elmer/Elmira Team together and getting those two projects up and running.

We are in the planning stages for the next Special Event for the club which will be held at Pomme de Terre Dam during the week of November 16-23. Working out the details with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Once that is locked in, we will commence with the fun part of planning the event. We also discussed what logging program/method we want to use since we are hoping for more operators on this one! We plan to operate Phone and CW so far. Digital will be offered if it becomes available during that week. Stay tuned for more details!

Stay tuned for more updates!

73,

Sam Henley KE0LMY

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Sam Henley

Hi! My name is Sam! I am the Deputy Director of the Benton County, MO Emergency Management Agency. I maintain the BC MO EM FB Page: @bcmoem and website: https://bcmoem.com/. I am the callsign trustee for the BC MO EM. Their 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 Social Media Manager for the Warsaw Fire Protection District, maintaining their Facebook page @WarsawFireProtectionDistrict 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 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 Camden County, MO CERT's Public Information Officer and manage their website www.ccmocert.com and Facebook page @CamdenMOCERT. I am one of the certified (G428) CERT trainers for Benton County, MO. I manage the BC MO CERT FB group and webpage. 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, IS130a, IS-139a, IS-200b, IS-230d, IS-235c, IS-240b, IS-241b, IS-242b, IS-244b, IS-247a, IS-288a, G-251, G-300, IS-317, G-400, IS-700a, and IS-800b. I have completed the ARRL EC-001 course and completed CPR/AED/First Aid training for adults/children/infants on March 3, 2018. I have also completed Social Media Engagement Strategies, WebEOC training, MO-127 WebEOC Train the Trainer training, Damage Assessment training, and the Emergency Management Director's Academy 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