July 2020 Michigan Section Report

Greetings to all the Amateurs of Michigan,

I’m hopeful you all had a chance to participate in the 2020 Field Day Exercise – perhaps a bit different than previous years, but still fun! Summer is flying by; I hope you get the opportunity to enjoy some of the sun!



I’ve heard from several new amateurs who are just hoping more experienced hams will reach out to help them. A great summertime project would to begin that process, even if it has to be while practicing social distance. Our hobby has become very complex and trying to embrace this without a community.


Michigan ARRL Section Staff Travel Plans


There just isn’t any (physical or virtual) currently to report. Again, if your group is holding virtual meetings, and you would like any of the Section staff to attend, please let us know.


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 June 2020


Station Activity Reports (SAR) for June 2020


WB8WKQ 497, K8ED 155, WB8TQZ 152, K8BKM 123, N5MKY 111, ND8W 85, WD8USA 64, K8RDN 58, KE8KOC 40, KB8RCR 37, KE8CEH 33, KD8ZCM 28, W8MSK 20, KE8BYC 6, WB8R 5


Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) for June 2020:


KE8BYC 272, KE8KOC 265,ND8W 255, WD8USA 145 , KB8RCR 137, N5MKY 135, WB8TQZ 110,KD8ZCM 108, KC8YVF 105, K8ED 100, WB8WKQ 90, K8RDN 88, , WB8R 80, KE8CEH 62

Brass Pounder’s League (BPL): No reports this month

Net traffic for June 2020:



Michigan Amateur Communications System 131

Michigan Traffic Net 84

The Michigan Net 77

Southeastern Michigan Traffic Net 69

Great Lakes Emergency and Traffic Net 59

Michigan VHF Traffic Net 59

Upper Peninsula Net 39

Michigan Digital Traffic Net 20

Northern Lower Eastern Upper Peninsula Net 6

Saginaw County ARES Net 5

District 3 ARPSC Net 2

Branch County Emergency Net 1

Luce County ARES Net 1


NTS person-hour Value for June 2020: $ 41885


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. Public service is in the DNA of Amateur Radio, one of many reasons we enjoy so many radio frequencies to utilize, experiment with, and enjoy.

Final Thoughts

I am hopeful you are all staying home, staying healthful, and staying hopeful. Our current global conditions are testing the mettle and resolve of simply everyone, everywhere. The warm bright days hopefully will not lure you into dropping your guard.

Visit the ARRL Lifelong Learning Center on the web.

Thanks to all the radio amateurs who continue to make the hobby great! Get Active, Get Involved, and Get On The Air!



Jim K8JK

Updated: July 17, 2020 — 2:00 am

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