ARRL Michigan Section
Digital Radio Group
a.k.a. "DRG"
a Michigan Section organization

District Representatives of the DRG:


NOTE: The .ampr.org email addresses below are ONLY reachable if you are originating the email from
      within the AMPR.org network.  These addresses are NOT reachable from the Public Internet.


Permanent seats on the DRG:
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Great Lakes Division Director        - Dale Williams    WA8EFK   wa8efk@arrl.org
                                                                 wa8efk@wa8efk.ampr.org
                                                                 (734)529-3232 /home

Section Manager [SM]                 - Jim Kvochick     KBJK     K8JK@outlook.com
                                                                 (810)220-2098

Assistant Section Manager [ASM]      - Jay Nugent       WB8TKL   wb8tkl@arrl.net
for Digital Technologies                                         wb8tkl@hamgate.washtenaw.ampr.org
                                                                 (734)484-5105 /home
                                                                 (734)649-0850 /cell 

Section Emergency Coordinator [SEC]  - John McDonough   WB8RCR   wb8rcr@arrl.net
                                                                 wb8rcr@wb8rcr.ampr.org

Section Traffic Manager [STM]        - Mark Shaw        K8ED     k8ed@netzero.com
                                                                 (248)672-8225

QMN Net                              - Ron Schubot      N8CML    N8CML@arrl.net   


Appointed District Representatives:
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District 1
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 PRI-   Jeff Frank         N8HEE    n8hee@n8hee.com
                                    Day Phone: (517)543-8200
                                    Night Phone: (517)543-2643
                                    Cell Phone: (517)667-3015

 SEC-   Fred Moses         W8FSM    fred@moses.bz


District 2
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 PRI-   Jay Nugent         WB8TKL   jjn@nuge.com
                                    wb8tkl@hamgate.washtenaw.ampr.org
                                    (734)484-5105 /home  (734)649-0850 /cell

 SEC-   Randy Love         WF5X     wf5x@arrl.net
                                    Day Phone: (248)601-6406
                                    Night Phone: (586) 803-1967
                                    Cell Phone: (248)343-8567


District 3
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 PRI-   Jim Smith          N8AVX    js.lanshark@gmail.com
                                    (989)335-0373

 SEC-   Bob Winchester     W8LSS    w8lss@arrl.net


District 5
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 PRI-   Shane Feek         KC8BRO   kc8bro@yahoo.com
                                    (269)271-4564 /cell

 SEC-   Dennis Furrenes    KB8OAK   kb8oak@sbcglobal.net
                                    (517)629-8410


District 6
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 PRI-   Dave Lamer         WA8RSA   wa8rsa@charter.net
                                    (616)836-1214/cell

 SEC-   Tom Bosscher       K8TB     k8tb@bosscher.org
                                    (xxx)xxx-xxxx


District 7
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 PRI-   Rick Mark          WZ8N     rickwz8n@gmail.com

 SEC-   --none--


District 8
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 PRI-   --none--

 SEC-   --none--


Duties of the Representatives:

Two District Representatives are appointed by the District EC (DEC) of each of the 7 districts in the state of Michigan. These representatives represent the Packet Radio interests of the counties within their district and therefore MUST have a good understanding of all Packet activity within their region. A solid understanding of AX.25 Packet, NetROM, and a strong understanding of TCP/IP protocols, routing, and methods of Internet-style communications is highly desired. Familiarity with tools such as OutPost, FLMSG, FLDIGI, WinLink, AREDN/Mesh, and how to pass ICS form data are desirable. The candidate should also be open to mixed protocol use in homogenous networks.

Should the DEC fail to appoint representatives to the DRG, or if the candidate proves to not meet the requirements in the view of the Chair, the DRG Chair reserves the right to fill these posititions with persons who he deems are qualified for the job. We give the DEC first dibs, but the Chair will fill these positions regardless.

Duties of the District Representative are:



General Membership in the DRG:

There is no "General Membership" with the exeception that anyone with a sincere interest in Packet Radio and RF Networking is welcome to join the DRG Mailing List.

DRG Organizational Meetings are attended by any of the Michigan Section Staff and two representatives from each State District (as appointed by that district's DEC). Meetings are NOT open to the public, however, non-members may be asked to attend by invitation for the purpose of presenting specific information or training to the DRG staff. Contact Jay Nugent WB8TKL, DRG Chair, if you would like to request permission to attend an organizational meeting. Meetings are NOT the place to ask "What is Packet Radio" or "What is a TNC". These meetings are for networking level personnel. But we encourage your participation on the mailing list.