Spring 2010 Exercise

The Section will have an exercise on April 10, 2010. The exercise will exploit the National Traffic System as well as the communications plans within the Districts.

The exercise will take quite a bit of planning on the part of the DECs and especially on the part of the VHF Net Managers.

On February 25, an online meeting was held with the District Emergency Coordinators to roll out the plans for the exercise. The slides used in that meeting are available here. (PDF 772k)

A detailed manual has been prepared for the DECs. That manual, in HTML form, is available here. A version of the manual focused on the needs of NTS Net Managers is available here.

The exercise will expect the District to contact each of the individual counties and get a response before returning a summarized response to the State EOC. There is plenty of time for individual counties to engage in activities needed within their jurisdiction.

Communication between the VHF nets and the Districts will be via FM simplex. This will require DECs and Net Managers to arrange simplex relays, in some cases, perhaps many simplex relays.

While the Districts may also use FM simplex to communicate with their constituent counties, and in fact are encouraged to do so, Districts may wish to use the opportunity to exploit other channels.

Contact Section Leaders

Section Manager
Larry Camp, WB8R
71 Oakdale Lane
Coldwater, MI 49036
517-278-0406
517-617-4883

ASM Training
Daniel M Romanchik, KB6NU
1325 Orkney Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-2966
734-930-6564

Section Youth Coordinator
Gordon L Baldwin, W8CT
121 North Al Moses Rd
Lake City, MI 49651
231-839-6690

ASM Digital
John J. Nugent, WB8TKL
1316 Oak Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
734-484-5105

Affiliated Club Coordinator
Joseph B. Miller, KJ8O
6928 Forest Park Ct.
Troy, MI 48098
248-828-0616

Official Observer Coordinator
Ken Coughlin, N8KC
53762 Kristin Ct
Shelby Twp., MI 48316
248-652-1187

Public Information Coordinator
Patrick W. Mullet, KC8RTW
171 E. Orchard Ave.
Shepherd, MI 48883
989-695-0136

Section Emergency Coordinator
John J Mc Donough, WB8RCR
2211 Laurel Ln
Midland, MI 48642-3820
989-430-4855
989-631-0178

Section Traffic Manager
Mark Shaw, K8ED
2829 Dorchester
Birmingham, MI 48009
248-672-8225

State Government Liaison
Edward L Hude, WA8QJE
114 S College Rd
Mason, MI 48854-9786

Technical Coordinator
W Wallace Murray, KE8HR
1403 S Hill Rd
Milford, MI 48381-2854