Subject: Michigan Section News for October 2017

Greetings to the hams of Michigan:

Winter has begun to settle in and even here in the extreme southern part
of the state, we have had some snow flurries. Buckle up, my friends….
its another Michigan winter. (and spring is only about 4 months away!)

GLHamCon Update

The GLHamCon crew is in the final stages of decompression and are
already working on GLHamCon Ver 2.0 which will be held on October 6 &7,
2018.

At our inaugural event we had between 1100 and 1200 guests present and
we are hard at work on the 2018 event.

Changing of the Guard

As recently mentioned to the MI ARRL Section Staff in an email, I have
decided that after 6 years as your Section Manager that it is time to
hang up my spurs. Effective December 31, 2017, I will officially retire
as Michigan Section Manager.

I am very pleased to announce that James (Jim) Kvochick, K8JK from
Brighton will become our next Section Manager. Jim will begin his duties
on January 1, 2018.

Jim was first licensed in 1968, and has been continuously involved in
amateur radio since that time. He enjoys many facets that our hobby
offers, including public service, experimenting, and equipment
restoration.
He is also serving the hobby by being a part of the ARRL Official
Observer program, Assistant EC, and Volunteer Examiner (VE), as well as
serving as President, Newsletter Editor, and Technical Director for the
Livingston Amateur Radio Klub.

His educational experience includes degrees in Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science, and he is employed as a Technical Architect for a
major telecommunications company.

Please make Jim welcome as he begins his new duties.

Hospitality Acknowledgements

Thanks to these organizations and clubs for their outstanding
hospitality shown to the MI ARRL staff:

Oct 21, 2017 Muskegon Hamfest, Muskegon, MI – WB8R
Oct 22, 2017 Kalamazoo Swap & Shop – WB8R
Oct 29, 2017 USECA Swap, Madison Hgts, MI – WB8R
Nov 10, 2017 Central MI ARC Meeting, Mason, MI – WB8R

Michigan Hamfest Schedule

Dec 3, 2017 L’Anse Creuse Swap, Madison Hgts – WB8R
Jan 27, 2018 Hazel Park ARC, Madison Hgts
Feb 3, 2018 HARA Swap, Negaunee
Feb 10, 2018 Cherryland Swap, Traverse City
Feb 18, 2018 Livonia Swap, Livonia
Apr 29, 2018 GMARC Swap, Madison Hgts **New Swap!
May 5, 2018 Cadillac Hamfest, Cadillac

Michigan Public Service Activities

Michigan Section Traffic/ARPSC Nets (all times local)

Please note that time adjustments may be necessary due to propagation
changes. Contact your net manager for alternate frequencies and/or
times.

MACS – MI Amateur Communications System 3.952 1000 Daily

UPN – Upper Peninsula Net 3.921 1700 Daily; Noon Sun

MIARPSC – MI Amateur Radio Public Service Corps 3.932 1700 Sun

QMN – The Michigan Net 3.563 1830 and 2200 Daily

MITN – MI Traffic Net 3.952 1900 Daily

MIDTN – MI Digital Traffic Net 3.583 (Olivia 8/500) 2000 Tu, Th, Sat

MIADS – MI ARES D-Star Net Reflector 24A Mon 2000

D8EN – District 8 Emergency Net 3.909 Wed 2000

GLETN – Great Lakes Emergency and Traffic Net 3.932 2000 Daily

MVTN – MI VHF Traffic Net IRA Link System 2100 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

NLEUP – Northern Lower Eastern UP Net 146.64- 18:30 Daily

SEMTN – SE MI Traffic Net 146.76- 2215 Daily

TMMTN – Thumb Mid-Michigan Traffic Net 147.30+ 2130 Mon – Sat

Michigan Amateur Radio Public Service Corps (ARPSC) Activities for
October 2017

Station Activity Reports (SAR) for October 2017:

WB8WKQ 291, WB8TQZ 227, N5MKY 142, K8ED 112, K8RDN 64, K8BKM 60, WD8USA
42, WD8MWD 42, KE8CEH 39, WB8RCR 28, KC8NFN 11, KE8BYC 10, N8UN 4

Total SAR reported: 1072

Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) for October 2017:

KC8YVF 288, WB8RCR 188, WD8USA 170, WD8MWD 110, WB8TQZ 110, KE8CEH 107,
N5MKY 105, K8ED 105, WB8WKQ 90, K8RDN 90, KC8NFN 51, KE8BYC 29.

Brass Pounder’s League (BPL): None

Net traffic for October 2017:

The Michigan Net (QMN) 138, Michigan Traffic Net 112, Southeastern
Michigan Traffic Net 90, Michigan Amateur Communications System 70,
Great Lakes Emergency and Traffic Net 47, Upper Peninsula Net 36,
Northern Lower Eastern Upper Peninsula Net 25, Michigan Digital Traffic
Net 10, Michigan VHF Traffic Net 9, Michigan Amateur Radio Public
Service Corps 3, District 3 ARPSC Net 3, District 5 Hospital Net 1,
Genesee County ARPSC Traffic and Training Net , Red Cross Net of Greater
Grand Rapids , Branch County Emergency Net , Michigan ARES D-Star net ,
District 8 Emergency Net , Luce County ARES Net .

Total net traffic reported: 544

October Volunteer Hours Dollar Value:

ARPSC: $ 216,952

NTS: $ 34,285

Total Volunteer Dollar Value for October 2017: $251,237

More information is available at http://nts-mi.org/. Come join us on our
traffic and public service nets.

A hearty thanks to the hundreds of volunteers across the State of
Michigan who work hard as volunteers to hone their skills month after
month to make sure they are ready for any situation that may arise. Our
ARPSC and NTS programs are an integral part of AuxComm, which in turn is
an integral part of the Michigan State Police Homeland Security
Division.

73 until next month,

Larry, WB8R

Updated: November 14, 2017 — 6:53 pm

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