Posted 9/5/2018

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

Posted 8/31/2018

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.

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

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 9/24/2018 03:10

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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