Michigan Section News for December 2017

Greetings to the Hams of Michigan,

This is the 72nd time that I have taken the proverbial pen in hand to
write the monthly Section News Column. This column will be my last as I
will be passing the torch to my successor, Jim Kvochick, K8JK who is
taking the reigns as MI Section Manager on January 1, 2018.

Jim is a very knowledgeable, experienced ham who will do an excellent
job of representing and guiding the Michigan section. I am confident
that I am leaving the section in good hands and that we as a section
will continue to move forward. Please give Jim your full support.

Made in Michigan Website

A website has been established that is intended to highlight amateur
radio products that are manufactured here in Michigan. This listing will
highlight made in Michigan products in an effort to make folks aware of

Thanks to Tom Bosscher, K8TB for taking this step. You can find his
information here:


Hospitality Acknowledgements

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

Dec 3, 2017 L’Anse Creuse Swap, Madison Hgts

Michigan ARRL Section Staff Travel Plans

Jan 28, 2018 Hazel Park Swap & Shop, Madison Hgts, Mi – K8JK
Feb 3, 2018 HARA Shop & Swap – Negaunee, MI – K8JK
Feb 10, 2018 Traverse City Hamfest – K8JK
Feb 18, 2018 Livonia ARC Swap & Shop – (WA8EFK)
Mar 17, 2018 Crossroads Hamfest, Kalamazoo, MI – K8JK
Apr 28, 2018 Chassell Hamfest, Chassell, MI – K8JK
Apr 29, 2018 GMARC 1st Annual Hamfest, Madison Hgts, MI – K8JK
May 5, 2018 Cadillac Hamfest, Cadillac, MI – K8JK

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

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
November 2017

Station Activity Reports (SAR) for November 2017:

WB8WKQ 224, WB8TQZ 166, N5MKY 114, K8ED 101, K8RDN 90, K8BKM 59, KE8CEH
54, WD8USA 53, WD8MWD 28, WB8RCR 9, KC8NFN 6.

Total SAR reported: 904

Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) for November 2017:

WB8RCR 284, WD8USA 155, K8RDN 133, KC8YVF 116, WD8MWD 113, KE8CEH 113,
WB8TQZ 110, N5MKY 105, WB8WKQ 90, K8ED 90, KC8NFN 46.

Brass Pounder’s League (BPL): None

Net traffic for November 2017:

Michigan Amateur Communications System 114, Southeastern Michigan
Traffic Net 63, Michigan Traffic Net 59, Upper Peninsula Net 37, Great
Lakes Emergency and Traffic Net 26, Michigan Digital Traffic Net 9,
Saginaw County ARES Net 5, Michigan VHF Traffic Net 5, Northern Lower
Eastern Upper Peninsula Net 4, District 3 ARPSC Net 3, Michigan Amateur
Radio Public Service Corps 2, Red Cross Net of Greater Grand Rapids 1,
District 5 Hospital Net 1, Bay Area Regional Traffic System , Branch
County Emergency Net , Chelsea ARC Net , Genesee County ARPSC Traffic
and Training Net , District 8 Emergency Net , Luce County ARES Net ,
Michigan ARES D-Star net.

Total net traffic reported: 329

November Volunteer Hours Dollar Value:

ARPSC: $ 190,510
NTS: $ 36,921

Total Volunteer Dollar Value for November 2017: $ 227,431

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

Final Final…….

I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the members of the Michigan
ARRL Section Staff for your efforts and assistance over the past 6

Assistant Section Managers: Dan, KB6NU and Jay, WB8TKL; Section
Emergency Coordinator John WB8RCR; Section Traffic Manager Mark Shaw,
K8ED; Affiliated Club Coordinator Joe, KJ8O; Public Information
Coordinator Pat KC8RTW; Official Observer Coordinator Ken N8KC; Section
Technical Coordinator Wallace KE8HR; Section Youth Coordinator Gordon,
W8CT; and State Government Liaison Ed WA8QJE.

In addition, I would like to say thank you to all the hams of Michigan
who made my job always interesting, sometimes amusing, and very

As the holidays approach, Diane and I wish everyone the blessings of the
holiday season and the upcoming new year. May your holidays be pleasant
and filled with good times with family and friends and our best wishes
for a successful and prosperous new year.

Updated: December 15, 2017 — 4:01 pm

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