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
Les Butler, W8MSP
PO Box 237
Gregory, MI 48137

Larry Camp, WB8R
71 Oakdale Lane
Coldwater, MI 49036

Affiliated Club Coordinator
Sean Fleming, K8KHZ
PO BOX 71733
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Official Observer Coordinator
Ken Coughlin, N8KC
53762 Kristin Ct
Shelby Twp., MI 48316

Public Information Coordinator
Ralph Katz, AA8RK
605 Skydale
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Section Emergency Coordinator
Max Schneider, KE8DON
1309 Marriet Ct
Midland, MI 48640
+1 989 859 4288

Section Traffic Manager
Mark Shaw, K8ED
2135 Vinsetta Blvd
Royal Oak, MI 48073

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