MSPOTA/CQWW DX Contest Event Sign-Up
The Oakland County Amateur Radio Service Corps will be participating in the Michigan State Parks On the AIR (MSPOTA) and CQWW DX Contest event at Bald Mountain Recreation area in Oakland County.
This event has a single operational period from 10:00 AM until approximately 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 27th. Multiple stations will be on the air for the event from a shelter in the park. Food will be provided for participants. Please note that a valid state park pass will be required for entry into the park.
We're asking anyone interested in participating in this event to sign up on-line so that we can get a count of how many people to expect (and get enough food for all) and what equipment may be coming. Signup for the event is at https://www.arpsc.com/mspota.
W8OAK DMR Repeater Down
Due to some damage to the antenna for the W8OAK 2m repeater, it was necessary to take the W8OAK DMR Machine off line and connect the 2m repeater to that antenna. Our 2 meter machine is our primary frequency for emergency operations in the county, so it was necessary to make this change until the other antenna can be repaired or replaced. There is no timeframe available at this time for the repair to be completed.
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).
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.
Upcoming ARPSC Events
| Sep |
| Activation 6:30 PM. |
11th Annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon
| Sep |
| Weekly Net 8:00 PM. |
Net is conducted on 146.900 MHz with a 100 Hz PL
| Sep |
| Hospital Net 7:30 PM. |
Closed Net on 146.9 MHz. Contact Patrick White N8CPW to participate
| Oct |
| Monthly Meeting 7:00 PM. |
Meeting at the EOC
Oakland County Homeland Security
No National Weather Service advisories for Oakland County Michigan as of 9/21/2018 14:37
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.