January 2021 Michigan Section Report

Greetings to all the Amateurs of Michigan,

Welcome to 2021, which will hopefully be an improvement over 2020! Looking forward to attending your next virtual meeting of online clinic.


Branch County Radio Club 2021 Officers

Here’s are the new slate of Officers and Board of directors for the Branch County Amateur Radio Club for 2021:

President:                    Larry Camp, WB8R

Sec’y/Treasurer:          Ted Hadfield, KU8F

Board of Directors      Arnold Hayward, NS8T

Board of directors       James Voss, WV0SS

Board of Directors      Robert Daney, Jr, WD8LIC

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.  It is important to note that many clubs meet on the same day and time each month. We’ll do our best to accommodate.

Additionally, I have attended a few meetings being held online via video conference bridging. This is a great way to stay in touch.

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 December 2020


Station Activity Reports (SAR) for December 2020


WB8WKQ 399, K8ED 294, N5MKY 171, KB8RCR 141, ND8W 111, KD8ZCM 103, WD8USA 95, WB8TQZ 88, KE8KOC 67, K8BKM 48, K8RDN 38, KE8BYC 26, W8MSK 26, KB8PGW 22, KE8CEH 18, WB8R 4


Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) for December 2020:

KE8BYC 408, KE8KOC 345, ND8W 270, WD8USA 240, W8DW 163, KB8RCR 154, N5MKY 125, KD8ZCM 125, KC8YVF 115, WB8TQZ 110, K8BKM 110, K8ED 90, WB8WKQ 90, K8RDN 88, WB8R 79, KB8PGW 72, KE8CEH 38

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


Net traffic for December 2020:

Michigan Amateur Communications System 172

The Michigan Net 109

Michigan Traffic Net 78

Southeastern Michigan Traffic Net 62

Michigan VHF Traffic Net 55

Upper Peninsula Net 38

Great Lakes Emergency & Traffic Net 32

Michigan Digital Traffic Net 16


Luce County ARES Net 7

Northern Lower Eastern Upper Peninsula Net 4

Saginaw County ARES Net 3

District 3 ARPSC Net 2

Monroe County ARPSC Net 1


NTS person-hour Value for December 2020: $ 62009








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

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: January 16, 2021 — 2:16 am


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  1. Hello,

    I am interested in participating, or at least signing up with the MI ARES group. I live in Monroe, but have been supporting the US military here in South Korea for a couple of years. I will be returning back to Monroe this or next year. I would like to jump right in when I get back. So, I am taking all the required FEMA courses now, and can submit my application within a couple of weeks if you would let me join.

    I am an amateur extra [KN6EYQ]. My address is.

    Mark White
    PSC 333 Box 5723
    APO AP 96251-0058

    1. Please reach out to the local radio club in Monroe…

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