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The BC Forest Service Radio Communication Network

The radioreference.com site lists the BC Forest Fire Frequencies with very little explanation.

Fortunately, the BC Provincial Natural Resource page links to the Radio Communication Field Handbook: a 56-page pdf that includes pretty much everything about the system.

The Network comprises of:

  • 331 mountain top repeater sites arranged into district systems
  • 100 base stations
  • 6 regional fire centres (each with multiple dispatch stations)

The information on pages 40-41, and 45 is summarized here:

Repeaters (require a district tone)

Frequency Offset Description Mode Label Tone [Hz]
163.935 -0.870 RED (RD) FMN T1 114.8
163.965 -0.870 PURPLE (PU) FMN T2 123.0
163.995 -0.870 GREEN (GN) FMN T3 131.8
164.055 -0.870 PINK (PK) FMN T4 141.3
164.085 -0.870 BLUE (BL) FMN T51) 151.4
164.145 -0.870 ORANGE (OR) FMN T6 162.2
164.175 -0.870 BROWN (BR) FMN T7 173.8
164.205 -0.870 YELLOW (YL) FMN T8 186.2
164.235 -0.870 GREY (GY) FMN T9 192.8
164.265 -0.870 BLACK (BK) FMN
162.585 +0.945 WHITE (WH) FMN
164.115 -0.870 MAROON (MG) FMN
166.335 -1.500 LIME (LM) FMN
159.465 -4.500 NAVY (NV) FMN
167.670 -4.740 Fire A1 FMN
166.710 -4.020 Fire A2 FMN
168.885 -4.980 Fire A3 FMN

Simplex (no tone)

Frequency Description Mode
163.830 GOLD FMN
163.890 SILVER FMN
164.910 COPPER FMN
159.270 NICKEL FMN
163.980 BRONZE FMN
169.950 FIRE B1 FMN
171.030 FIRE B2 FMN
172.050 FIRE B3 FMN
155.460 Fire Com FMN

Air - Ground Frequencies

Frequency Description Mode
122.050 1 Project Fires – Rotary AM
122.400 2 Project Fires – Rotary AM
122.850 3 Project Fires – Rotary AM
122.900 4 Project Fires – Rotary AM

Resource Road and Highway Channels

It's also probably worth mentioning that the Resource Road and Highway Channels are explained on pp. 18‒21 of the Handbook but the frequencies are not listed there. BC Resource Road Radio Channel Maps can also be found on the government website.

Freq Tag Mode Freq Tag Mode
150.080 RR-01 FMN 150.830 RR-20 FMN
150.110 RR-02 FMN 151.010 RR-21 FMN
150.140 RR-03 FMN 151.130 RR-22 FMN
150.185 RR-04 FMN 151.190 RR-23 FMN
150.200 RR-05 FMN 151.220 RR-24 FMN
150.245 RR-06 FMN 151.310 RR-25 FMN
150.260 RR-07 FMN 151.340 RR-26 FMN
150.320 RR-08 FMN 151.370 RR-27 FMN
150.365 RR-09 FMN 151.430 RR-28 FMN
150.410 RR-10 FMN 151.460 RR-29 FMN
150.440 RR-11 FMN 151.490 RR-30 FMN
150.500 RR-12 FMN 151.520 RR-31 FMN
150.530 RR-13 FMN 151.580 RR-32 FMN
150.545 RR-14 FMN 151.610 RR-33 FMN
150.560 RR-15 FMN 151.640 RR-34 FMN
150.590 RR-16 FMN 151.670 RR-35 FMN
150.680 RR-17 FMN
150.710 RR-18 FMN
150.770 RR-19 FMN
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references/bc_forest_service.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/07 13:03 (external edit)