The primary purpose of the Genesee County Amateur Radio Public Service Corps. is to provide communications for public service in time of need. The role of GC-ARPSC is not to replace, but to augment existing communications systems. A communications emergency is said to exist when “customary communications” are interrupted or overloaded. GC-ARPSC will, to the best of its ability, provided needed communications for governmental and private agencies on request. All activities and communications are conducted under Part 97 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and Regulations.