ARPSC Meeting Minutes Monday April 16, 2012


4-16-12 Meeting Minutes @ Ingham EOC

Lansing Marathon Sunday 4-22-12 – Sheet passed around with locations. Make sure that you have your radio listed if you are working this event (so that your manual will be available). Emails will be coming for those volunteering. 145.39 repeater will be used (146.94 as backup), where 146.70 will be used for traffic between stations. 146.58 will be used for simplex, and 146.47. Jeremiah Sevrey is the contact person for any questions at Race should be over by 3pm. There is no central location for meeting. Volunteers should check in with net control when they arrive at their location. We will be dispatching CERT volunteers throughout the Marathon as well as communication for the water / First Aid stations.

Holt Festival 8-25-12 – 5K race and parade communication support requested.

EOC – Trailer is near field readiness.

Demonstration – Monday 4-23-12: Penn + Jerome – protest/demonstration 7:15-7:45am. 1 ATV camera and EOC will be in operation.

Green and White game – Following Saturday 4-28-12 – 2-3 ATV cameras have been requested.

ATV - Kits have been groomed. Caution urged when using the ATV kits to help them operate successfully. Make sure that net control knows if a kit is having issues. It is imperative to know of any problems so that the kits can be fixed quickly.

Skywarn Training – 171 spotters were trained. In depth local weather and radar analysis requested.

Skywarn Groups – Net Control groups are setup to make the call for Skywarn nets for severe weather events. CodeSpear message sent from lead member when a weather net will be needed. Nets will start asking for spotters to verify that spotters checking in have been trained within the last three years. Spotters will be asked for their spotter numbers when checking into a Skywarn net.

EOC Operators – Members requested for EOC stations so that there are enough people to cover a weather or service net.

Service Events 4-28-12 – March of Dimes + Green and White game. Visit for more information.

ARPSC Training Net – Not many people signed up for the nets. Nets have been moved to the 1st Monday of the month.  The next nets will be May 7, June 4, and July 9.