Benzie County: Amateur Radio Public Service Corps (ARPSC)

 H e l l o   and   W e l c o m e   



This site supports the efforts of amateur

Radio   ARES/RACES  operators in Benzie

County by  providing a link and in-sight of

 public service, communications  and

disaster preparedness.




04 on the Mountain






















Benzie County running Fusion C4FM












Thanks to everyone that has supported and contributed to the repeater fund over the years.  Benzie County repeater system is running  Fusion digital /analog on 147.040 pl 114.8 (Crystal Mountain) and 442.600 (Benzonia)  pl 100.0.   A special Thanks to the Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for Grants to complete this upgrade.

     Read more about Yaesu fusion. 



Alternate Power



 Check out the Alternate Power Page click here.  We will expand this page with donations from those with knowledge of the subjects.









  Not a Amateur radio operator or you have your amateur license but not your ARES/RACES certifications.  Find out how to earn your  license and certifications from the ARRL link above under training and join the Benzie County ARES/RACES team.  Get Started here.






The Benzie County office of Emergency Management’s  FaceBook Page Link  click here 

 The Benzie County office of Emergency Management’s WebPage  click here






Greg, K8GL Cherryland 17

Cherryland 17











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W8QQQ Area Hamfests   click here  

Cherryland Hamfest 

Apr 6 Cadillac  ARC 

May 19-21  Xenia Hamventioncl hr

Sep    Adrian ARC           

NOV     Fort Wayne







Fusion repeaters


The photo on right shows all the fusion repeaters so  far in the U.S.A. As of FEBRUARY 9, 2016 there are 1373 









 The map to the left shows the 40 fusion systems now in Michigan.  Now 147.040 and 442.600 in Benzie County. The 146.86 and 444.400 in Traverse City,  444.725 Empire and 146.780 in Manistee are on the air with Fusion. 








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