2023 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 26 County radio operation KC8YVF 7:00 PM
February 23 No training - -
March 23 Skywarn Training and tabletop KC8YVF 7:00 PM
April 27 911 Radio Room KC8YVF 7:00 PM
May 25 County Trailer Operation KC8YVF 7:00 PM
June 22 Direction Finding exercise
(Harvey Randall Wicks park) Fox Hunt
KC8YVF 6:00 PM
July 27 No training - -
August 24 Picnic and Movie Night KC8YVF 6:00 PM
September 26 ARRL/Local SET prep KC8YVF 7:00 PM
October 26 SET review KC8YVF 7:00 PM
November 16 Winlink Advance Features KC8YVF 7:00 PM
December 2 Holiday Breakfast - 8:30 AM


Training Description:

  • January - This month we will learn how to operate the Alinco radios that are install in our county, hospital and portable locations. You will learn general operation, how to switch between VFO and memory modes, setting the radio for simplex and other features.
  • FebruaryThere will be no training this month.
  • March - This training will be in preperation for severe weather season with Skywarn nets, conditions and reporting.
    This training will also include a tabletop exercise.
  • April - This training will take place at the 911 radio room. Everyone will learn how to activate, operate and secure the station for an activation
  • May -  This training will be on set up and operation of the county communications trailer. Everyone will learn how to set up, operate and secure the trailer for an activation. This training will be held at the county hanger at Harry Browne Airport.
  • June - Direction finding exercise - fox hunt exercise using teams in Harvey Randall Wicks park
  • July - N/A
  • August - Movie and picnic night, For the picnic, please bring a dish to pass and a chair for the movie
  • September - We will be preparing for the ARRL/Local/State SET planned for October 7.
  • October - SET review  
  • November - This month we will add additional skills and practice with a tabletop exercise using Winlink.  
  • December - Annual joint breakfast with SVARA, Sullivan's Restaurant, 5235 Gratiot Rd, Saginaw. Awards will be given out in several categories.

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 12/05/23