Welcome to the Who Cares Amateur Radio Group! Founded in the Spring of 2023, We are a group of amateur radio enthusiasts in the Detroit Area! We hang out primarily on Allstar Node 594950.
The origin of our name is simple. When talking on the radio many of us usually have a second radio in the background we are monitoring another frequency with. When one of us would become long winded on an explaination or subject, someone would try to distrupt the other by yelling "WHO CARES!" on the other frequency. This usually worked and became an inside joke and common prank. The name sticked, we decided to form a group get a callsign WC8MI and here we are today.
If you want to learn more, connect to the reflector and say hello!
Throughout the summer and early Fall, our group pairs up with USECA to have gatherings in our local metro parks to have meet and greet and play radio. Here are two of our larks.
On Saturday, September 30, 2023, the Who Cares Amateur radio group was out at Stoney Creek Metropark along with members from USECA. Captain Don (W8CPT) demostrated making contacts with other hams through the International Space Station (ISS) repeater.
Dave and Greg met up at K-3333 Wetzel State Recreation Area near New Haven, Michigan. We found a spot in the parking lot area that had a field nearby. We made about 25 contacts. Including to Greg himself as he remote controlled his station at his house to us.
We met up at River Bends Park in Shelby Township, Michigan. There was a group of about 10 of us. We had two stations on the air with two ground mounted verticals. We made a few contacts to various POTA stations around. Taking turns and passing the mic to all the Generals+ in the group to also make contact.
All in all it was a success and got to put faces to the voices. And we hope to have more in the future!