Posted 8/18/2017

W8OAK DMR Repeater off the air

The W8OAK DMR Repeater is currently off the air at its normal location. It has been temporarily removed from the site for use with the events surrounding the Woodward Dream Cruise. It should be returned to the main site on the morning of Monday, August 21st.

Posted 8/14/2017

DMR Code Plug for MD-380 (Version 1.1) Now Available

Just in time for our activation in support of the Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend, the TYT MD-380 code plug is now available. Right-Click here and select Save Target (or Link) As... to save the file to your hard drive for use in the TYT Loader software. For the Dream Cruise we will be using the ARPSC1 Channel.

Posted 8/7/2017

Support The Amateur Radio Parity Act

Please support the Amateur Radio Parity Act as it makes its way through the Senate. The ARRL has provided an easy way to send letters to Senators Stabenow and Peters. Simply click on this link

Click Here

You will be taken to the League's page where your personalized letters will be prepared and sent to the Senators.

The entire process only takes about a minute to complete.

Jim, AB8JR

Posted 8/6/2017

Main Transmit Site Antenna Replacement

The antennas at the main transmit site are scheduled to be replaced on Monday, August 7, 2017. While this work is being done both repeaters, W8OAK VHF analog and W8OAK UHF DMR will be off the air. The work should be completed sometime during the afternoon. You may check back here for any updates. Jim, AB8JR Emergency Coordinator Oakland County ARPSC (Updated 8/16/17)

Upcoming ARPSC Events

Weekly Net 8:00 PM.
Net is conducted on 146.900
Weekly Net 8:00 PM.
Net is conducted on 146.900
Hospital Net 7:30 PM.
Closed Net on 146.9 MHz. To find out about parti...
Siren Test 1:00 PM.
Sirens are tested the first Saturday of each month

Oakland County Homeland Security

No National Weather Service advisories for Oakland County Michigan as of 8/20/2017 19:55

Who We Are

The Oakland County Amateur Radio Public Service Corps (ARPSC) is an organization of public service minded Amateur Radio operators dedicated to serving our community in a time of need.

Our primary mission is to provide essential emergency communications in the event of a failure of existing public safety systems or in times where the magnitude of an event may overwhelm the capacity of traditional communication platforms. The ARPSC is the umbrella organization for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) in Oakland County. The group operates under the jurisdiction, control, direction and authority of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Leadership of the ARPSC is determined by the ARRL's State Management which appoints a leader for the County organization with the title of Emergency Coordinator/Chief Radio Officer. The Emergency Coordinator in turn appoints Assistant Emergency Coordinators to assist in a variety of command and support functions. The ARPSC headquarters is located at Oakland County's Emergency Operations Center.

The ARPSC works directly with various agencies serving the County. These include Oakland County's Homeland Security Division, the National Weather Service, hospitals in or serving Oakland County, the County's Incident Management Team / Communications Support Team, local municipalities, CERT teams and other County departments.

Our services range from providing backup communications capabilities to assisting at community events such as the Woodward Dream Cruise and the Brooksie Way Half Marathon.

Membership is open to all Amateur Radio Operators in good standing over 18 years of age living in or near Oakland County. No membership fees or dues are required. To join the ARPSC simply complete, print, and sign the online application, download and complete the Background Check document and fax it to 248.858.5550 or mail it to:

Oakland County Homeland Security Division
Building 47
1200 N Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI

Your application and Sheriff's Department background check will be processed within 30 days.

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