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: ----------------------------------------------------- Great Lakes Division Director - Dale Williams WA8EFK email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (734)529-3232 /home Section Manager [SM] - Jim Kvochick KBJK K8JK@outlook.com (810)220-2098 Assistant Section Manager [ASM] - Jay Nugent WB8TKL email@example.com for Digital Technologies firstname.lastname@example.org (734)484-5105 /home (734)649-0850 /cell Section Emergency Coordinator [SEC] - John McDonough WB8RCR email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Section Traffic Manager [STM] - Mark Shaw K8ED email@example.com (248)672-8225 QMN Net - Ron Schubot N8CML N8CML@arrl.net Appointed District Representatives: ----------------------------------------------------- District 1 ========== PRI- Jeff Frank N8HEE firstname.lastname@example.org Day Phone: (517)543-8200 Night Phone: (517)543-2643 Cell Phone: (517)667-3015 SEC- Fred Moses W8FSM email@example.com District 2 ========== PRI- Jay Nugent WB8TKL firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (734)484-5105 /home (734)649-0850 /cell SEC- Randy Love WF5X firstname.lastname@example.org Day Phone: (248)601-6406 Night Phone: (586) 803-1967 Cell Phone: (248)343-8567 District 3 ========== PRI- Jim Smith N8AVX email@example.com (989)335-0373 SEC- Bob Winchester W8LSS firstname.lastname@example.org District 5 ========== PRI- Shane Feek KC8BRO email@example.com (269)271-4564 /cell SEC- Dennis Furrenes KB8OAK firstname.lastname@example.org (517)629-8410 District 6 ========== PRI- Dave Lamer WA8RSA email@example.com (616)836-1214/cell SEC- Tom Bosscher K8TB firstname.lastname@example.org (xxx)xxx-xxxx District 7 ========== PRI- Rick Mark WZ8N email@example.com SEC- --none-- District 8 ========== 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:
- Be in touch with what is happening with regard to Packet and RF Data Comm in their District.
- Attend Packet meetings and ARES/RACES/ARPSC meetings within their District on a regular basis.
- Have a good understanding of AX.25 Packet. An understanding of TCP/IP and NetROM are an added bonus.
- Attend quarterly DRG staff meetings to represent Packet activity in their District.
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.