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

  • New Mi5 Site Pinconning Online
    Happy New Year from all of us here at W8CMN, but we just couldn’t let the year end without a bang so Jeff and Paul went on Saturday, December 31st to install the new Mi5 Pinconning DMR repeater at our new site.  The repeater is on 444.6250+ or the same pair as our BYN repeater.   The antenna is mounted at 340’ AGL and early range checks prove great coverage.   We had planned on working on a new site here today on Sunday but mother nature had other plans so we scrubbed due to inclement weather.  Here is the …
  • Christmas came early with new Mi5 and Mi6 sites online – 2022-12-12
    It was cold and snowy this past Saturday with Sunday being just plain cold but the teams assembled and accomplished a lot.    Saturday we all gathered at the new Midland tower site which is just southwest of the city of Midland.  When the crews had finished for the day they installed three x 2’ Dishes, one x 2.397Ghz PtMP AP, 5.9Ghz PtMP AP, PTZ Camera, Routers, and Mi5 DMR repeater.  The first three dishes were installed at 275’ and are pointing to our Saginaw/Harris site ( 19.146 Miles ), Pinconning site (26.183 Miles), and Shepherd site (18.84 Miles).  As …
  • 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 …