Oakland County ARPSC Dream Cruise and Parade of Cars Sign-Up

The Oakland County Amateur Radio Service Corps has been requested by Berkley and Royal Oak to act as extra eyes and ears for the 2018 Berkley Cruisefest Parade of Cars and the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise. The Oakland County ARPSC is an organization of amateur radio operators dedicated to providing organized communications in a time of need.

These events are conducted in three operational periods. The Berkley Parade of Cars, The Woodward Dream Cruise AM shift, and Woodward Dream Cruise PM shift. More Information on each operation period is below.

Operators will need to have a DMR capable UHF radio for this event as all operations will be conducted on the Oakland Count ARPSC DMR repeater. The repeater will be relocated for this event to ensure coverage. A limited number of loaner radios may be available for operators that do not have one.

Berkley Cruisefest Parade of Cars

Date and Time: Friday, August 17, 6-9pm (Dinner served at 5)
Check-in Time: Friday, August 17, 4:30-5pm
Check-in Location: Berkley Public Safety, 12 Mile east of Coolege
Description: Check-in starts at 4:30pm. A briefing and dinner will be provided at 5pm after which operators will make their way to their assigned locations. 12 Mile Road will be closed from Woodward to Greenfield road around 6:30pm, with the parade starting at 7pm.

Woodward Dream Cruise

Date and Time: Saturday, August 18
Morning Shift: 10am-3pm
Afternoon Shift: 3pm-8pm
Check-in Time: Morning Shift: 9am
Afternoon Shift: 2pm
Check-in Location: Berkley Public Safety, 12 Mile east of Coolege
Description: Check-in starts 1 hour before your assigned shift. A briefing will be held 30 minutes before the start of the shift. Operators will then make their way to their assigned locations.




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