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.







Wires X or VOIP is now up and running.  FM or Analog will still stay for local traffic only.  By linking to Americanlnk can provide for world wide Qso’s.  You need not do anything if there is an active room you can work them on DN just like chatting local.  If you wish to change the room you can do that via the X button on Fusion Radio’s.    We will default the link after 30 min to the Michigan ARPSC room.  Anyone else connecting to our room can chat with us on DN.  For More Info Contact Dave KJ4KFJ.





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Success was sweet this year.  Little rain and cool temperatures were in store for those that came out to BARF FD 17.  See the full list (as received) of Photos under pictures or Click here.






















Benzie Rotary Sunrise Bike Ride

Was held June 3, 2017 and the weather was perfect.  Big Thanks to Bill AA4R for his expert dedication as Chairman for B.A.R.F., for this event.


























147.040 on the Mountain with C4FM

























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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
















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W8QQQ Area Hamfests   click here  

 Feb                  Cherryland Hamfest 

May 6             Cadillac  ARC 

May 19-21     Xenia Hamvention

Sep 9                Finlay Hamfest

Sep 17              Adrian ARC           

Nov 18-19        Fort Wayne






Thanks for all you Do.




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