Brooksie Way Signup Available
The Brooksie Way Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, September 23. The ARPSC will again be providing extra course monitors and communications support for this event.
Check-in for the event will be at 6:00 AM at the McDonalds on the South-East corner of University and Adams Road. All operators will then head to their post after a quick briefing at that location. Operators early in the course will be released first, with the last operators released around noon.
We will be using the W8OAK DMR machine for this event.
If you are interested in participating, please sign up on-line at the following location. If your plans change, please update your sign-up information through that site.
Schedules and assignments for the event will be made available as soon as possible (probably about a week before the event).
W8OAK DMR Machine Planned Downtime
As we did last year, the W8OAK DMR repeater will be removed from it's normal location in Pontiac on Friday, August 17 and returned to normal operation on Monday, August 20.
The repeater will be moved to a temporary location in the Berkley/Royal Oak area to support the Oakland County ARPSC support of the Berkley Parade of Cars on August 17, and Woodward Dream Cruise on August 18.
The repeater will be operating at a much lower height, so coverage will be limited during this time. 63ARPSC1 will be used for primary operations, with 63ARPCS2 used for any incidents that might occur. 63ARPSC2 will be available for use for other operators with priority given to Parade of Cars and Dream Cruise support.
Link to sign up for TexCom
To sign up for the TexCom account, go to www.TexCom.com. Use 697040 as the organization access code. Please enter your call sign in all caps in the Title field when signing up. Once you are approved, log into your new account with a computer or use the Full Site option on your mobile device and be sure to fill in the Cell Phone and Text number.
2018 Woodward Dream Cruise and Berkley Parade of Cars
We are accepting sign-ups for the ARPSC support of the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise and Berkley Parade of Cars events. An on-line page has been created and is available now at:
Even if you signed up for the event at the June ARPSC meeting, we request that you visit this page and complete the form so that we can get the additional information that was not included on the sign-up sheets that were passed around the room. Specifically we're looking for your availability as well as equipment needs.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Upcoming ARPSC Events
| Aug |
| Weekly Net 8:00 PM. |
Net is conducted on 146.900 MHz with a 100 Hz PL
| Aug |
| Activation 4:30 PM. |
Dream Cruise-Berkley Parade of Cars
| Aug |
| Activation 9:00 PM. |
Dream Cruise - Saturday AM Shift
| Aug |
| Activation 2:00 PM. |
Dream Cruise PM Shift
Oakland County Homeland Security
No National Weather Service advisories for Oakland County Michigan as of 8/15/2018 01:17
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
Your application and Sheriff's Department background check will be processed within 30 days.