Lansing's Common Ground Festival


Each year since 2006 the Lansing ARPSC group has assisted the City of Lansing and the Common Ground festival by offering live Amateur TV video feeds of the crowds by placing ATV operators at strategic spots throughout the festival. This service has been provided by the Lansing ARPSC group free of charge to the City and Common Ground.

If you are an amateur radio operator and ever wanted to operate Amateur TV, this is your chance to do so! The Lansing ARPSC group supplies the equipment with the city-owned ATV kits, and will supply training to anyone willing to learn. If you want to learn how to operate ATV, and be part of a fun event, then you'll want to sign up for Common Ground.


Riverfront Park in Downtown Lansing, MI. We typically meet up at Lansing Fire Department Firestation #1 on the corner of Grand and Shiawassee for a short briefing before hitting the festival. Typically these briefings are around 1730 localtime, although sometimes it is requested we get setup a bit earlier if they are anticipating bigger crowds.

How do I get involved?

Go ahead and sign up on the Event Signup page. If you are unfamiliar with the ATV (Amateur Television) equipment, please let us know in the comments section so that we may arrange a time to give you a brief how-to with the ATV equipment beforehand. (This brief how-to usually takes between 10 and 30 minutes. All of the equipment is color coded, so it's pretty easy to put together)a