Contacting the State EOC

Whenever the State EOC is fully activated, the State EOC station, WS8EOC, 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 3.9320 MHz LSB and 3.5630 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, 7.2320 MHz and 7.0630 MHz will be used. If the critical frequency falls below 3.5 MHz, 1.9320 MHz and 1.8120 MHz will be used.

When conditions are too noisy for 80, and troublesome on 40, the SEOC will monitor 60 meters channel 2 (5.34650 MHz). SEOC CW operations, although not common on 60, will be on channel 1 (5.3465 MHz).

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 1KL 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. VHF analog operations must be planned in advance, although the station will typically monitor any repeater that may make sense for the event.

When the SEOC is activated, the digital voice circuits REF024A on D-STAR and STATEW1 on Mi5 are als monitored.

VHF Packet Operation

The SEOC may be reached at 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. The SEOC station, WS8EOC, transmits on 145.7600 MHz and has a large footprint.

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.


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.


There are two telephones at the station operating positions:

The number for the AuxComm desk at the State EOC is:

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

Each EOC should have these numbers available on paper for reference.

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