Posted 8/16/2018

W8OAK DMR Repeater


The W8OAK DMR Repeater will be taken off-line around 9:00 AM on Friday, August 17, 2018. It will return to it's normal Pontiac location on Monday, August 20.

The repeater will temporarily installed in the Oakland County Communications Support Team (CST) Trailer to support the ARPSC operations for the Woodward Dream Cruise in Saturday, August 18. The trailer will be deployed to the Woodward corridor early Saturday morning and remain until operations complete at the event.

Operators in the areas that are not participating in ARPSC Dream Cruise operations are asked to avoid use of 63ARPSC1 during the weekend. This talkgroup will be used for primary operations in the event. 63ARPSC2 will be available for operators in the area to use, however should conditions at the event require a second channel, you may be asked to vacate the talkgroup. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Posted 8/9/2018

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).

Posted 7/11/2018

Link to sign up for TexCom

To sign up for the TexCom account, go to 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

Activation 4:30 PM.
Dream Cruise-Berkley Parade of Cars
Activation 9:00 PM.
Dream Cruise - Saturday AM Shift
Activation 2:00 PM.
Dream Cruise PM Shift
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 8/17/2018 16:11

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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