Organized in 1997, primarily to meet emergency communications needs of Alcona County and immediate surrounding areas. Since its inception, it has grown from 12 members to more than 50 active amateurs – mostly new licensees. the group now includes all aspects of emergency and community communication services including ARES, RACES, and the National Weather Service (NWS) SKYWARN® Spotters. All of our operating expenses are covered by community donations or various county agencies.
The primary purpose of the Genesee County Amateur Radio Public Service Corps. is to provide communications for public service in time of need. The role of GC-ARPSC is not to replace, but to augment existing communications systems. A communications emergency is said to exist when “customary communications” are interrupted or overloaded. GC-ARPSC will, to the best of its ability, provided needed communications for governmental and private agencies on request. All activities and communications are conducted under Part 97 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and Regulations.
The Lansing Area SKYWARN® group covers Ingham, Clinton and parts of Eaton county/Delta Township.