About Tom VanderMel
Tom VanderMel lives in Norton Shores,
Michigan which is in Muskegon County, one of the many counties in Michigan's 6th
District. Licensed in 1994, Tom has been continually active in amateur
radio since. He is the District's Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator, or
DEC. Each county in the district has their own Emergency Coordinator, or
EC, whose contact information you can find here.
Tom's function is to oversee the
duties of the EC's and act as a liaison to the State Emergency Coordinator, or
SEC. Those duties include ARES/RACES operations, public service events,
Skywarn and NWS responses and other activities the individual counties may
decide to participate in.
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