Posted 4/13/2018

W8OAK DMR Repeater now operating on 444.4625 MHz

As of 1:00 PM on Friday, April 13, the W8OAK DMR repeater is up and running on a frequency of 444.4625 MHz. The only thing that has changed on the repeater is the frequency. Color Code and authorized talkgroups remain the same as they were before.

Posted 4/10/2018

W8OAK DMR Machine moving to 444.4625 on Friday, April 13.

As many of you know, the Michigan Area Repeater Council approached us back in late February regarding an interference complaint from a repeater in Canada. That repeater is located approximately 60 miles east of our repeater site and shares the 444.325MHz frequency of our DMR repeater.

This complaint does not involve the W8OAK 146.900MHz VHF repeater in any way.

After some email exchanges, it was determined that the best way to resolve this interference complaint would be to re-coordinate our repeater on a new frequency.

We received our provisional coordination on Sunday, April 8 for the frequency 444.4625. We now have 3 months to change the repeater frequency or lose this coordination.

We're not going to wait that long!

The repeater is currently scheduled to be re-tuned to the new frequency on Friday, April 13 starting around noon. The changeover is expected to be completed by around 1:00 PM.

The only change to the repeater will be the frequency. Talkgroup IDs for 63ARPSC1 and 63ARPSC2 and the Color Code will remain at their current values. Here are the new details:

Call Sign: W8OAK
Frequency: 444.4625
Input Freq: 449.4625
Color Code: 1

63ARPSC1: 8901, Slot 1
63ARPSC2: 8902, Slot 2

These are the only talkgroups allowed on this repeater without prior written authorization..

Posted 8/14/2017

DMR Code Plug for MD-380 (Version 1.1) Now Available

The TYT MD-380 code plug is now available. Right-Click here and select Save Target or Link As... to save the file to your hard drive for use in the TYT Loader software.

Upcoming ARPSC Events

Weekly Net 8:00 PM.
Net is conducted on 146.900 MHz with a 100 Hz PL
Hospital Net 7:30 PM.
Closed Net on 146.9 MHz. Contact Patrick White N8CPW to participate
Monthly Meeting 7:00 PM.
Meeting at the EOC
Weekly Net 8:00 PM.
Net is conducted on 146.900 MHz with a 100 Hz PL

Oakland County Homeland Security

No National Weather Service advisories for Oakland County Michigan as of 4/23/2018 02:32

Who We Are

The Oakland County Amateur Radio Public Service Corps (ARPSC) is an organization of public service minded Amateur Radio operators dedicated to serving our community in a time of need.

Our primary mission is to provide essential emergency communications in the event of a failure of existing public safety systems or in times where the magnitude of an event may overwhelm the capacity of traditional communication platforms. The ARPSC is the umbrella organization for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) in Oakland County. The group operates under the jurisdiction, control, direction and authority of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Leadership of the ARPSC is determined by the ARRL's State Management which appoints a leader for the County organization with the title of Emergency Coordinator/Chief Radio Officer. The Emergency Coordinator in turn appoints Assistant Emergency Coordinators to assist in a variety of command and support functions. The ARPSC headquarters is located at Oakland County's Emergency Operations Center.

The ARPSC works directly with various agencies serving the County. These include Oakland County's Homeland Security Division, the National Weather Service, hospitals in or serving Oakland County, the County's Incident Management Team / Communications Support Team, local municipalities, CERT teams and other County departments.

Our services range from providing backup communications capabilities to assisting at community events such as the Woodward Dream Cruise and the Brooksie Way Half Marathon.

Membership is open to all Amateur Radio Operators in good standing over 18 years of age living in or near Oakland County. No membership fees or dues are required. To join the ARPSC simply complete, print, and sign the online application, download and complete the Background Check document and fax it to 248.858.5550 or mail it to:

Oakland County Homeland Security Division
1200 N Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI

Your application and Sheriff's Department background check will be processed within 30 days.

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