Welcome to the Central Michigan Emergency Network

Central Michigan Emergency Network is focused on creating, operating, coordinating and maintaining free communications networks. These networks are used for:

1. Emergency Communications when other systems go down
2. Research and development in the realm of communications networks
3. A means of free communication for anyone who is or becomes a licensed radio amateur
4. An educational resource in spreading the knowledge of how to create, operate and use such networks
5. To enhance the state of the art in radio communications.
6. To promote organization activities which involve the public regardless of age, race, or sex.
7. To promote emergency and public service communications.

Our main goal is to have a reliable system to talk on and for every one to enjoy and use, that covers Michigan. Please use the system, it’s there for everyone to enjoy.

Latest News

  • 2022 November/October Project Update
    Apologies for the lack of posting the past few weeks but we haven’t been idle. Going to give a post here on the items that we have completed at a number of existing and new sites on the network.  The snow and cold haven’t stopped us, but weather delays have already hampered some plans a few times now.  The following items have been completed from the last half of October and all of November and are in no specific order. Replaced/Upgraded the microwave link from the Holly site to the NWS(WhiteLake) office. 10.2 Miles Installed a new PDU at …
  • New Lansing Site Online – Lansing Work Party 2022-10-08
    We are announcing that we have brought a new site online in the Lansing area. Lansing Collins is located on top of the new McLaren Greater Lansing campus building. The site currently has 5.9Ghz PtMP Sectors and 2.397ghz PtMP Omni online for client radios to connect to. This site is also serving as a hub linking the SEOC, Williamston, Dansville, Lansing David, and Lansing Woodlawn sites with PtP links in the 10ghz and 5ghz frequencies range. While most of the work was done at the Collins site a team also visited our other Lansing sites to install new PtP …
  • One Down Fifty-Nine To Go – Mi6WAN ARDC Grant
    On Sunday, September 18, 2022, members and directors of Central Michigan Emergency Network visited the first site in a project that has been in the works for over a year and a half and will continue for the next 18 months.  That project is to replace all 3.4ghz Point-to-Point links in our network with 10/11ghz equipment.  Add additional Point to Point links between sites. Bring newly secured sites online and existing sites into our network. We are also bringing online new 2ghz and 5.9ghz Part97 Point to Multipoint Access Points to over 70% of our sites. And to help …
  • Mi5 HAK Site Online
    We have some news about our northern Mi5 Network. With the help of the guys at Ccecpsco we have moved the equipment for Stutsmanville to the Hackleburg site which is in southern Cheboygan county east of I75 / Indian River. The repeater is currently running at 500′ AGL at the site on the same pair as Stuts, 442.08750 +5 CC1. This is the same pair as our Lansing repeater so if your radio was programed for ether site you should be good to go. Our standard TG’s apply as listed on our website. We welcome coverage reports and enjoy …
  • Bay City APRS Digi/Igate Installed – Frankenmuth APRS Repaired
    We have installed a new APRS Digi/Igate at our Bay City tower location on Sunday October 3rd 2021.   BAYCTY is currently running 40 watts from a folded dipole antenna that is 165′ agl located in downtown Bay City. The digi is configured as a fill-in style where it will only repeat packets heard directly that have yet to be repeated.  The digi does however send all packets heard to the APRS-IS stream via our on network arpsc server that all our APRS systems connect to.  Thanks to those members who assembled the parts to bring the unit online and …