Benzie County: Amateur Radio Public Service Corps (ARPSC)
Hello and Welcome
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.
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.
Spring is coming and with it, severe weather season. In preparation for this, NWS Gaylord has scheduled a number of Skywarn Spotter Training Classes across the area. These classes are free and usually last about 90 minutes. There is no need to pre-register. click here to see locations
Thanks to all that have supported and contributed to the fund over the years. The 2 meter system is running Digital and Analog on 147.040 pl 114.8. Turn on your Receiver PL / tone squelch so you don’t have to listen to the digital traffic. If you do hear the digital and wish to talk just id the system will bring the digital users over to FM.
Thanks to a donation from KI8KR- Don, we have been approved for another fusion repeater. This will go into service on 440 and will back up the 2 meter if need be. We expect due to back orders about May before we see the system.
We have receive new digital user equipment compliments of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Their grant will allow us to equip the EOC, POMH and the COMM VAN. It will also give 10 of our 17 members equipment. Read more about fusion.
This photo shows all the fusion repeaters so far in the U.S.A. As of March 25, 2015 there are 283 listed.
Remember BARF has a FACE BOOK page. Just search in face book and ask to join or click here .
Just another February morning in Benzie County
Rob W8REJ has been doing research and has found a way to convert to LP or Natural Gas and stop gasoline build up problems in generators. Check it out.
The Benzie County office of Emergency Management’s FaceBook Page Link click here
The Benzie County office of Emergency Management’s WebPage click here
2 0 1 5 A r e a H a m f e s t s
Cadillac ARC May 2 click here
Dayton May 15-17 click here
IRA MI LINK June 6 click here
Findlay Sep click here
Adrian ARC Sep 20 click here
Ft Wayne Nov click here