Who We Are

The Oakland County Amateur Radio Public Service Corps (ARPSC) is an organization of public service minded Amateur Radio operators dedicated to serving our community in a time of need.

Our primary mission is to provide essential emergency communications in the event of a failure of existing public safety systems or in times where the magnitude of an event may overwhelm the capacity of traditional communication platforms. The ARPSC is the umbrella organization for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) in Oakland County. The group operates under the jurisdiction, control, direction and authority of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Leadership of the ARPSC is determined by the ARRL's State Management which appoints a leader for the County organization with the title of Emergency Coordinator/Chief Radio Officer. The Emergency Coordinator in turn appoints Assistant Emergency Coordinators to assist in a variety of command and support functions. The ARPSC headquarters is located at Oakland County's Emergency Operations Center.

The ARPSC works directly with various agencies serving the County. These include Oakland County's Homeland Security Division, the National Weather Service, hospitals in or serving Oakland County, the County's Incident Management Team / Communications Support Team, local municipalities, CERT teams and other County departments.

Our services range from providing backup communications capabilities to assisting at community events such as the Woodward Dream Cruise and Berkley parade of cars.

The Board positions are listed in the roster below. Contact the AEC or Specialty Officer of the area you are interested in to find out more, or how to get involved. We can always use more help, and it is a great way to get involved. You can always just come to a meeting and offer your assistance!


Position Name Call
ARPSC Emergency Coordinator Jim Richards AB8JR
Assistant Emergency Coordinators
Position Name Call
AEC-Administration Frederick Czubak WE8P
AEC-Digital Communications Systems Kenneth Pearce N4KCD
AEC-Digital Data Systems Del Beauchamp WW2MI
AEC-Education and Training Kevin Scheid KS8KS
AEC-Hospital Emergency Team Coordinator Brad Maney KD8QPF
AEC-Incident Command System Compliance Roberta Beauchamp K8NET
AEC-Nets, Communications, and Website Michael Vander Veer KD8ATK
AEC-Skywarn Operations Theodore Davis N8ZSA
Specialty Officers
Position Name Call
Specialty Officer-National Traffic System Liaison Mark Shaw K8ED