Contacting the State EOC

Whenever the State EOC is fully activated, the State EOC station, KD8MTL, will be operational. This includes statewide drills and exercises, as well as incidents and emergencies.

The station may be activated to support local or District exercises by arrangement with the station manager.

If an actual emergency or incident requires support from the SEOC station and the SEOC has not been activated by the State Police, notify the SEC of the need, ideally via E-Team notification. If the SEOC has been fully activated, the Station Manager and SEC will be notified by the Michigan State Police.

HF Operation

Unless arranged otherwise, the SEOC will monitor 3.932 MHz LSB and 3.563 MHz CW when operational. Other modes are possible by prearrangement. The station is capable of simultaneous operation on these two modes.

When the F2 Critical Frequency (F0) rises above 8 MHz, 7.232 MHz and 7.063 MHz will be used. If the critical frequency falls below 3.5 MHz, 1.932 MHz and 1.812 MHz will be used.

It should be noted that marginal F0 values (between 3.5 and 4 or between 7 and 8) or high Kp values may preclude the use of HF phone. Local EOCs should endeavor to have CW operators available. If the county EOC is not HF-capable, the EC should arrange to have a local strong HF station relay.

In times of adverse conditions, HF digital modes such as Olivia or MT-63 can be effective. Although in most circumstances, MT-63 is preferred, be alert for thunderstorms at either end of the circuit as this can disrupt MT-63. In these cases, Olivia is preferred. Defaults are MT-63 1K/64 and Olivia 8/500.

VHF FM Operation

The station at the State EOC is capable of monitoring local repeaters including the CMEN and IRA link systems. There are both IRLP and Echolink nodes nearby, but neither are reliably available. VHF operations must be planned in advance, although the station will typically monitor any repeater that may make sense for the event.

CMEN frequencies are available here and a coverage map here. The IRA coverage map which includes frequencies and tones is available here.

When available, the IRLP node is 7930 (N8HEE). Possible echolink nodes are 289654 (N8HEE) and 114032 (W8MSU).

VHF Packet Operation

The SEOC may be reached at seoc@seoc.ampr.org on the statewide packet system. When active, the station monitors channel 911 on the CONVerse bridge or the channel of the affected county or District.

Liaison with the Military Affiliate Radio Service is generally through VHF packet. ECs should consider developing relationships with local MARS members as potential alternate circuits.

MPSCS Operation

As a general rule, the MPSCS (800 MHz) system is not used. However, if necessary because other circuits are not available, or if desired for a test, arrangements can be made.

MICIMS

When the State EOC is fully activated for a statewide exercise or incident, the station will maintain a situation report in MICIMS (WebEOC). Under partial activations, the SEC will closely monitor MICIMS.

All ECs should make sure that their status is kept current in MICIMS.

Telephone

There are two telephones at the station operating positions:

The numbers for the AuxComm desk at the State EOC are:

The SEC or his alternate will be manning this desk whenever the SEOC is fully activated.

Each EOC should have these numbers available for reference.

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