Benzie County: Amateur Radio Public Service Corps (ARPSC)
H e l l o a n d 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.
Estate Sale KG8ZA SK after the BARF breakfast April 30, 2016. Details to follow.
Find out more about this year long event honoring the National Parks in the United States of America. Read More
Remember wide coverage link system for Michigan has the current footprint. Traverse city link works very well for the tri-county area.
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 (Beulah) and 442.200 (Frankfort) both use pl 114.8.
The Benzie County ARES/RACES has received a grant in 2016 to finish the digital upgrade of users started in 2015. We would like to thank The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for this grant. These grants have allowed Benzie County ARES/RACES to equip the EOC, POMH, COMM VAN, Benzie Bus garage and its active users with fusion equipment. Read more about Yaesu fusion.
Congratulations to Dave KJ4KFJ
whom was selected the Volunteer of the year Award for the State of Michigan. See the Well wishers during the presentation Tues Oct 13, 2015 at the Benzie County Board of Commissioners meeting.
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.
Remember BARF has a FACE BOOK page. Just search in face book and ask to join or click 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
2 0 1 6 A r e a H a m f e s t s
May 7 Cadillac Hamfest click here
May 20 Dayton MegaFest click here
June 4 IRA Grand Rapids click here
Sep 18 Adrain ARC Swap click here
Oct 8 Straits Area ARC click here
Nov 12 Ft Wayne Hamfest click here
The photo on right shows all the fusion repeaters so far in the U.S.A. As of March 3, 2016 there are 956 listed.
The map to the left shows the 35 fusion systems now in Michigan. Now 147.040 and 442.200 in Benzie County. The 146.86 in Traverse City and 444.725 Empire are on the air with Fusion.