On Thursday May 12, 2022 members of the Saginaw County ARES group participated in the Saginaw County and MBS Airport simulated emergency exercise.   

On the morning of May 12, 2022, the sun is shining and the community is preparing for a promising summer of warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. At approximately 0900 hours, 911 received multiple calls that there was a plane crash at MBS Airport. The initial reports are that it appears as though a plane is burning. There are multiple victums and EMS and the hocal hospitals have been alerted. At approximately 09:05 MBS declares an emergency and the aircraft is confirmed to be a commercial passenger jet with unknown number of passengers. 

Our Objectives:

Pass information from scene to local operators and state authorities 

  1. Test call up procedure and staging operations (operators meet before call up)
  2. Test 2-meter communications utilizing the 147.24 and 145.33 repeaters from incident scene to 911, portable station locations
  3. Test Winlink system including incident scene, 911, portable station
  4. Test DMR HT communications from incident scene, 911 (event 1)
  5. Test mobile communications trailer functionality, including generator runtime and systems functionality (radios, packet, computers and printer).
  6. Test portable station (Winlink)

Thank you to all operators that participated in this years exercise.  The objectives were accomplished and everyone had a good time.

Gordy, KC8YVD
Chris, KB8UIH
Pat, N8LNO
Mike, KD8MMH
Renee, KE8MYJ
Loren, KF8F
Rick, KC8VOA
Tom, N8EUI
Jack, K8GTG
Dusty, K1DLT






Revised 12/06/22