ARRL Michigan Section
Digital Radio Group
a.k.a. "DRG"
a Michigan Section organization

DRG Contact Information:

    The DRG Chair is Jay Nugent WB8TKL and can be reached at the following:

       Jay Nugent - WB8TKL
       1316 Oak Street
       Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198
       jjn@nuge.com or wb8tkl@ARRL.Net
       WB8TKL@Hamgate.Washtenaw.AMPR.Org - Only from within the AMPRnet network
       (734)484-5105 /Home POTS
       (734)649-0850 /Cellphone

    Two District Representatives are appointed by the District EC (DEC) of each of the 7 districts in the state of Michigan. These representatives represent the Packet Radio interests of the counties within their district and therefore MUST have a good understanding of all Packet activity within their region. A solid understanding of AX.25 Packet and a strong understanding of TCP/IP protocols, routing, and methods of Internet-style communications is highly desired.

    Should the DEC fail to appoint representatives to the DRG, the DRG Chair reserves the right to fill these posititions with persons who he deems are qualified for the job. We give the DEC first dibs, but the Chair will fill these positions regardless.

    Duties of the District Representative are:



DRG District Representative - Contact Information:

    It is imperitive that District Reps be easy to contact. Hence, their name, callsign, address, email, and phone numbers are listed here. End users should always be able to easily identify and reach their District Rep whenever they have questions or concerns about the AMPRnet network or Packet Operations within their County or District. Easy contact and fluid communications *are* what keeps this organization running smoothly. Our goal is to allow everyone a VOICE in how the network grows. We want as many people as possible to have skin in the game and feel that they are a piece of the process!

Permanent seats on the DRG:
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Great Lakes Division Director            - Dale Williams  WA8EFK   wa8efk@arrl.org   wa8efk@wa8efk.ampr.org   (734)529-3232 /home
Section Manager [SM]                     - Jim Kvochick   K8JK     k8jk@arrl.org 
Assistant SM, Digital Technologies [ASM] - Jay Nugent     WB8TKL   wb8tkl@arrl.net   wb8tkl@hamgate.washtenaw.ampr.org  (734)484-5105 /home 
Section Traffic Manager [STM]            - Mark Shaw      K8ED     k8ed@arrl.net   
Section Emergency Coordinator [SEC]      - John McDonough WB8RCR   wb8rcr@arrl.net   wb8rcr@wb8rcr.ampr.org
QMN Net                                  - Ron Schubot    N8CML    N8CML@arrl.net    


ALL Hamgate Sysops are members of the DRG, since they provide the backbone of the network(s).

The Digital Radio Group District Representatives:


Michigan District


First District Rep


Second District Rep


District-1

Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot,
Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson,
Lenewee, Livingston, Siawassee

Dennis Boone - KB8ZQZ
AEC Ingham County
(517)202-5611
drb@msu.edu

Patrick Shannon - W8LNO
AEC Livingston County
(810)923-4447
w8lno@att.net


District-2

Macomb, Monroe, Oakland,
St.Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne

Jay Nugent - WB8TKL
1316 Oak Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
wb8tkl@arrl.net
wb8tkl@hamgate.washtenaw
(734)484-5105 /home
(734)649-0850 /cell

---- yet to be determined ----


District-3

Alcona, Arenac, Bay,
Genesee, Gladwin, Huron,
Iosco, Lapear, Midland,
Ogemaw, Oscoda, Saginaw,
Sanilac, Tuscola

---- yet to be determined ----

---- yet to be determined ----


District-5

Allegan, Barry, Battle Creek,
Berrien, Branch, Calhoun,
Cass, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, Van Buren

Ron Schubot - N8CML
(269)350-0682
ronald.schubot@wmich.edu

---- yet to be determined ---


District-6

Clare, Ionia, Isabella,
Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta,
Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo,
Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa

---- yet to be determined ----

---- yet to be determined ----


District-7

Alpena, Antrim, Benzie,
Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford,
Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska,
Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee,
Montmorency, Otsego, Presqu Isle,
Roscommon, Wexford

Red Duggan - WA8RLI
wa8rli@arrl.net
(989)275-2443 /home
(989)253-3247 /pager

Ed Bassett - N8FVM
e_bassett@hotmail.com


District-8

Alger, Baraga, Chippewa,
Delta, Dickinsen, Gogebic,
Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce,
Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee,
Ontonagon, Schoolcraft

---- yet to be determined ----

---- yet to be determined ----



Hamgate System Operators - Contact Information:

    Hamgate Sysops hold an automatic position on the DRG Staff since they provide the backbone of the Network and deserve a strong voice in its operation.

The Hamgate System Operators:


HAMGATE


SUBNETS/COUNTIES SERVED


SYSOP CONTACT INFO


Hamgate.Washtenaw
44.102.1.1
Telnet: ampr.nuge.com 23.115.92.204

Washtenaw 44.102.1/24
Wayne 44.102.48/24
Monroe 44.102.56/24

Jay Nugent - WB8TKL
1316 Oak Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
wb8tkl@arrl.net
wb8tkl@hamgate.washtenaw
(734)484-5105 /home
(734)649-0850 /cell


Hamgate.Livingston
44.102.24.1
Telnet: 75.134.184.102

Livingston 44.102.24/24

Rick Green - N8BJX


Hamgate.Eaton
44.102.100.1
Telnet: 75.75.220.86

Eaton 44.102.100/24
Ingham 44.102.104/24

Jeff Frank - N8HEE


Hamgate.Kent
44.102.128.1

Kent 44.102.128/24

UNDER CONSTRUCTION
NOT IN ENCAP


Hamgate.Ottawa
44.102.132.1
Telnet: 97.84.0.85

Ottawa 44.102.132/24

Dave Lamer - WA8RSA


Hamgate.Antrim
44.102.168.1

Antrim 44.102.168/24
Kalkaska 44.102.166/24


UNKNOWN
STATUS


MIGATE
44.102.172.3

Charlevoix 44.102.170/23
Emmet 44.102.172/22
Cheboygan 44.102.216/23

Dave Wright - N8IT


Hamgate.Midland
44.102.200.1

Midland 44.102.200/22

John McDonald - WB8RCR


Hamgate.Crawford
44.102.212.1

Crawford 44.102.212/24

NOT IN ENCAP


Hamgate.Alcona
44.102.238.1
Telnet: 75.133.38.102

Alcona 44.102.238/24

Jim Smith - N8AVX


Hamgate.Lapeer
44.102.240.1

Lapeer 44.102.240/24


UNDER CONSTRUCTION
NOT IN ENCAP

Ray Larabee, Jr. - KB8ILD
kb8ild@gmail.com