Team

Emergency Coordinator:Art Ellegood

Amateur Background:

Art first licensed in 1970’s as WDøGNH as a Novice after 1 year and half upgraded to Technician. In 1986 Art upgraded to his current license of General and obtained the NøCYF call. He enjoys HF and UHF/VHF. Voice and all of the Digital modes strong interest in JT65

Professional Background:

In a support role since 1970-2009, all operating systems from os-2 to Macintosh. Including but not limited to os2, 0s2-warp, Windows dos thru windows 10, Mac OS 10.0 up to Lion, Novell and Windows Server. He used several different web creation software package’s and is currently using Sandvox.

Volunteering:

He is a member of the Moolah Shrine and volunteer’s for Hospital transportation.

Having helped in communications for weather emergencies and has an active weather spotter registration from the national weather service. He has participated in several ARES Drills from different locations.

Assistant Emergency Coordinator: Wayne Shirk

I was first licensed in April 1992 as a Technician with the call sign of NØSAW. Shortly thereafter I advanced to Tech Plus, then General, then Advanced, with the new call sign of AAØNQ. After becoming an Extra Class, I applied for a vanity call sign and picked up the call sign of my Dad, WØCLK who had passed away several years earlier. I presently serve as a Volunteer Examiner for both the ARRL and W5YI. Favorite mode, QRP using portable antenna.

I have spent my entire career involved in emergency response. I have worked in the emergency medical service as an EMT in Raytown. Law enforcement as a reserve police officer with the Carrollton Police Dept. Fire service as a Captain with the Raytown Fire Department, then Chief of the Carrollton Fire Department and Carrollton Fire Protection District. Appointed by the county commissioners of Carroll County as Emergency Management Director and tasked with writing and implementing the county’s Emergency Management Plan. Directed the county’s efforts during the flood of 1993. Retired from the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office in 2013.

Presently I am a member of the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club, the Eastern Ozark Amateur Radio Club, and the Ancient Modulators Radio Club. I volunteer as a member of the Herculaneum CERT team, Saline Valley CERT team, National Weather Service Volunteer Severe Weather Spotter and a member of the Salvation Army Central Territorial SATERN Team. I have served as a volunteer for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation “Ride For Kids” for 14 years. And, most recently have served as a SAG driver and radio operator for the “MS 150 Bike Ride” I have also served in the past as a volunteer with the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and the Salvation Army as both an instructor and canteen operator.

Assistant Emergency Coordinator: John Wayne Tucker

B.A. Missouri Baptist University,M.A. Webster University
Additional 45 graduate hours Truman State University and Southwest Baptist University
Teacher in the Mehlville School District 1979 to 1985
Administrator at Bryan Institute Computer Department
Teacher in Mehlville School District 1986 to 2007
Adjunct professor UMSL and Missouri Baptist University
Ham Radio licensee since 1975. General Class since 1975
Member City of Arnold Board of Planning and Zoning

Assistant Emergency Coordinator: Kevin LaFata

Amateur radio: Extra class, licensed in July 2014. B.S. in Computer Science from UM-St. Louis, self-employed as a Software Engineer. Expert in data communications and protocols. APRS, PSK31, RTTY, PACTOR. Special projects include: software that interfaces with Central County 911 (St. Louis, MO) and sends GCM (cloud messaging) messages to authorized smartphones. APRS based tracking software to notify/page users when vehicles enter/exit defined boundaries on a map.