2016 Training Schedule
All training sessions will be held in the conference room in the new terminal building at Harry Browne Airport, 4821 Janes Rd, Saginaw, MI. (unless other wise noted).

Training Attendance
Date Topic Presenter Time
January 28 Traffic Handling w/exercise N8ERL 7:00 PM
February 25 DMR Basics - CANCELLED KC8YVF 7:00 PM
March 24 SAR communications NX8A/NO8U 7:00 PM
April 28 Hospital Packet / Country Exercise Prep N8ERL/KC8YVF 7:00 PM
May 26 DMR Basics/Fusion Repeater/HT operation KC8YVF/W8DW 7:00 PM
June 23 Direction Finding exercise
(Randle Wicks park)
July 28 No training - -
August 25 Picnic and Movie Night KC8YVF/N8ERL 6:00 PM
September 22 Outpost and Packet Radio KC8YVF/N8ERL 7:00 PM
October 27 Get your Hands on Outpost KC8YVF 7:00 PM
November 17 Training at 911, Skywarn KC8YVF 7:00 PM
December 10 Holiday Breakfast - 9:00 AM


Training Description:

  • January - Traffic Handling w/exercise - review radiograms, ICS forms, traffic exercise
  • February - Cancelled do to winter storm
  • March - Midland Search and Rescue Radio - search communications
  • April - Hospital Packet system - review hospital packet system operation with hands-on exercise. Prep for the May 11 county exercise.
  • May - DMR Basics and Fusion Repeater/HT Operation - intro to the DMR and Fusion radio/repeater and HT programming and operation, county exercise debrief
  • June - Direction finding exercise - fox hunt exercise using teams in Randle Wicks park
  • July - N/A
  • August - For the picnic, please bring a dish to pass and a chair for the movie
  • September - Using Outpost Packet Manager on the county packet system. This easy to use software package will replace the current Hyperterminal software. Simple as sending eMail.
  • October - Get your hands on Outpost - hands on exercise using Outpost packet manager
  • November - Training at 911 conference room, Cass Street in Saginaw. Report by 6:45 for entrance into the building. The topic will be Skywarn activations, procedures, protocols and tabletop exercise.
  • December - IHop on Tittabawassee Rd near I-675

Directions: (from North or South)
Exit I-75 at E. Holland Ave (M-46) and travel East to N. Towerline Road.  Turn left
and travel North to Janes Road.  Turn right and travel East.  The airport will be on
your left.  Enter the main entrance.  The Pilots Lounge is located in the large hanger

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Revised 01/17/21