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In the event of a significant emergency affecting communications across the Sunshine Coast, all amateur radio operators should:
It is unlikely that VE7SCE will use HF for local communications on the Sunshine Coast, however relays may be required for another station on frequency and operators should monitor EMBC or BCPSN HF frequencies if able to do so.
The following will be broadcast from VE7SCE on VE7RXZ 147.220 MHz +0.6 T100.0 and/or on simplex frequencies:
† As we share a frequency with W7AVM on Whidbey Island in Washington State, the full SCRD name and location will be used initially to avoid any confusion should our traffic be heard south of the border.
|EMBC 80m Primary Night||3.735||LSB Phone|
|EMBC 80m Secondary Night||3.745||LSB Phone|
|EMBC 40m Primary Day||7.060||LSB Phone|
|EMBC 40m Secondary Day||7.070||LSB Phone|
|EMBC DATA||3.613.50||USB DATA|
|EMBC DATA||7.089.50||USB DATA|
|VE7SWF South West EMBC PREOC||14.135||USB Phone|
|VE7SWF South West EMBC PREOC||21.120||USB Phone|
|VE7KAZ Kamloops EMBC PREOC RMS||5.371.50||USB DATA‡|
|VE7RBH Smithers, BC Winlink RMS||3.623.50 / 7.063||USB DATA‡|
|WASHST 01 Washington State||3.985||LSB Phone|
|WASHST 02 Washington State||3.994||LSB Phone|
|WASHST 03 Washington State||7.245||LSB Phone|
|BCPSN: BC Public Service Net||3.729||LSB Phone|
|ALASKA Emergency Net||14.292||USB Phone|
|EMCOM A||3.675||LSB Phone|
|EMCOM B||7.135||LSB Phone|
|EMCOM C||14.135||USB Phone|
|EMCOM D||18.135||USB Phone|
|EMCOM E||21.235||USB Phone|
|EMCOM F||28.235||USB Phone|
The following frequencies and modes have been pre-determined for suggested use of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service during a declared emergency, or a disaster declared or otherwise, occurring anywhere in Canada. These frequencies have been registered with the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) for its listings of Canadian national emergency frequencies in IARU Region 2.
These are suggested frequencies and should not be construed as meaning that other HF frequencies may not be considered for Emcomm operations.
No Amateur Radio operator or group has exclusive ownership of any particular frequency on any band and, while common sense and courtesy logically would dictate that other Radio Amateurs should keep clear of frequencies being used for emergency or disaster operations, the affected ARES Net Control Station (NCS) must be prepared to move up or down from the pre-determined frequency, as required, in order to conduct operations. Entering into an on-air argument must be avoided.
|80 M||3.675 MHz LSB||Alfa||3.535 MHz||Golf||3.596 MHz||Mike|
|40 M||7.135 MHz LSB||Bravo||7.035 MHz||Hotel||7.096 MHz||November|
|20 M||14.135 MHz USB||Charlie||14.035 MHz||India||14.096 MHz||Oscar|
|17 M||18.135 MHz USB||Delta||18.075 MHz||Juliet||18.096 MHz||Papa|
|15 M||21.235 MHz USB||Echo||21.035 MHz||Kilo||21.096 MHz||Quebec|
|10 M||28.235 MHz USB||Foxtrot||28.035 MHz||Lima||28.096 MHz||Romeo|
|Alaska Emergency Net||Mon ‒ Fri||09:30 LT||14.292 MHz|
|Canadian Red Cross Net: Ottawa Station||Sundays||11:00 PST |
|BC Public Service Net||Daily||17:30 PST |
|VE7PEP SimplexΔ||Wednesdays||18:30 ‒ 19:10 LT||147.570 MHz|
|VE7PEP HF||Wednesdays||19:00 LT||3.735 MHz|
|VE7PEP ITS★||Wednesdays||19:15 ‒ 19:40 LT||Island Trunk System|
|BC and Yukon NTS Net||Daily||19:30 LT||3.716 MHz|
Δ The purpose of the net is to make contact with EOCs in the Capital Regional District.
★ The purpose of the net is to make contact with EOCs in the Vancouver Island Region (VIR) as well as interested amateurs in the VIR. Each of the Regional Districts in the VIR are called in sequence.
The ITS has two main interconnected nodes: Sayward, and Nanaimo. The other repeaters are connected to either one of these two nodes.
|→ Port McNeill||146.940||-||VE7RNI|
|→ Woss Lake||146.880||-||VE7RWV|
|→ Campbell River||146.820||-||141.3||VE7RVR|
|→ Mt Benson||444.725||+||141.3||VA7ITS|
|→ Port Alberni||147.150||+||141.3||VE7RPA|
|→ Mt Brenton||146.680||-||141.3||VE7AQW|
|→ Mt Brenton||442.600||+||141.3||VE7AQW|
|Data/Comms Position 1||Kenwood TM-D710GA VHF/UHF|
|Data/Comms Position 2||Kenwood TM-D710GA VHF/UHF|
|Comms/Pactor Position 1||Kenwood TM-D710GA VHF/UHF
Kenwood TS480HX 200W HF
SCS DR7400 Pactor
LDG 200 PRO II Auto Antenna Tuner
|Comms/Data Position 2||Kenwood TM-D710GA VHF/UHF|
|SCRD Trunk Radio||Installed on Buses/SCRD Service & Parks Vehicles.
Repeater on Mt. Benson & VE7RXZ as SCA 147.220 MHz is programmed into all SCRD Trunk radio
SCEP 6 is the dedicated Emergency Program channel