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State of Michigan Emergency Operations Center

On February 16th 2018, six of us traveled to the State of Michigan Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Lansing. Present were Mike N8MRC, Robert KD8TOV, John KD8WZH, Del W8WDW, Jay K8DC, and Liz K8DCL. The SEOC is where state, local and federal agencies coordinate the response to a disaster, emergency or terrorist event. The governor, state director of emergency management and homeland security and other agencies direct all state resources at this center when responding to and recovering from an event. We met with Don Bouffard, Engineering Specialist, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and he graciously gave us a tour. Don was involved in the design and construction of the facility and is very knowledgeable about how the various systems work together. As ARES/RACES members we were of course interested in the Auxiliary Communication (AUXCOMM) systems. Below is a gallery of photos taken during our visit.

Police Headquarters Entrance

K8DC and wA8rrA make the October 2017 Issue of QST !

Jay, K8DC has detailed his method of producing club badges from circuit boards and had his article published in the October ’17 issue of QST.

Please read Jay’s article, featuring a picture of a wA8rrA “Riverside Radio Amateurs” name badge.  You may find the article in your Oct. ’17 QST issue in the Hints & Hacks section on page 73.

Congratulations Jay, on your QST article, and thank you for the club publicity and for making our great looking club badges!!