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.




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N8CG has gone SK.  May are hearts be warmed by the glow Gene shared with our group.  To read more click here








Christmas Dinner  was held for 2016.




04 on the Mountain




























F I E L D    D A Y     2016











2016 Field Day with W8REJ, KD8RTE and K8VY setting up Day of.  Check out all the pictures in the photo tab.







BRSBR 2016










Many thank you’s from the organizer’s of the 2016 Benzie Sunrise Rotary Bike Ride.  From AA4R, Bill thank you for your contiuned support of this fun event.  Thanks to W8REJ, Rob / N8QVQ, Justin / KD8ZTM, Dennis/  W8TVC, Dave/ K8RCT, Ernie/ KJ4KFJ, Dave/ KD8RTE, Deb/ KG8CW, Mike/AA4R, Bill and Frank Post, Benzie OEM, for the use of the Comm Van.

















KG8CW, Mike (above left) installing new antenna at the Benzie Bus Garage/ Warming shelter.  A fine job of building a cabinet/desk by AA4R, Bill.  (Above right) shows the installed equipment.  Also helping was KJ4KFJ, Dave and  KD8QYE, Dick.


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











2 0 1 7  A r e a   H a m f e s t s



W8QQQ Area Hamfests   click here  

Apr 6 Cadillac  ARC click here

May 19-21  Xenia Hamvention cl hr

Sep    Adrian ARC click here          

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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Thanks for all you Do.