Headquarters

Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre and Vancouver Island Region PREOC
Radio Room Telephone: 250-952-5571 or 250-952-5572
Block A, 2261 Keating Cross Road, Victoria, BC
Callsign: VE7PEP

VE7PEP supports the Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre (PECC) and the Vancouver Island Region Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre (PREOC).

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How to reach VE7PEP

The preferred method to reach the radio room is data rather than voice. There are major advantages to digital messaging (data) including efficiency (speed to send a lengthy message via data versus sending it by voice) , error-correction, and the ability to handle large amounts of data. The preferred method of digital messaging is using Winlink CMS rather than peer-to-peer. There are major advantages to using Winlink CMS with the main one being the ability to send one message to multiple stations with one connection. There are also hundreds of Winlink CMS connections all over the world versus a single point of failure if you are trying to connect to one station peer-to-peer (the path may not be good or the station may be busy). Finally, if the PREOC is uninhabitable, all messages sent via Winlink CMS can still be retrieved from anywhere that the PREOC is established whereas any peer-to-peer messages will not be retrievable until the building has been deemed to be safe for occupants.

Incident Radio Communications Plan (ICS 205)

Function Channel Name Assignment RX Freq RX Tone TX Freq TX Tone Mode Remarks
Primary Data to/from EOCs Winlink CMS Multiple Multiple All EOCs
Secondary Data to/from EOCs Logistics – VHF Data 3 145.050 Wide 145.650 Wide South Island EOCs/PREOC and PREOCs/PECC
Primary Voice to/from EOCs-day 7.060 LSB 7.060 LSB All EOCs
Primary Voice to/from EOCs-night 3.735 LSB 3.735 LSB All EOCs
Primary Voice to/from CRD EOCs PREOC 147.570 Logistics – VHF Voice 1 147.570 Wide 147.570 Wide FM CRD EOC/PREOC
Primary Voice to/from CRD EOCs PEPEP1 148.685 Logistics – VHF Voice 5 148.685 Wide 148.685 Wide FM CRD EOC/PREOC
Secondary Voice to/from CRD EOCs VE7RYF 444.925 Logistics – UHF Voice 4 444.925 Wide 100 449.925 Wide 100 FM CRD EOC/PREOC (Survey Mtn)
Alternate Voice to/from CRD EOCs VIC 23x2m Logistics – D-Star 1291.500 D-Star 1271.500 D-Star Digital Voice CRD EOC/PREOC
145.080 D-Star 145.680 D-Star Digital Voice CRD EOC/PREOC
Linked Repeaters
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs VE7RNA 146.680 Logistics – VHF Voice 2 146.680 Wide 141.3 146.080 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-South Island
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 442.600 Wide 141.3 447.600 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-South Island
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 145.430 Wide 141.3 144.830 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Nanaimo Area
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 444.725 Wide 141.3 449.725 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Nanaimo Area
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 147.150 Wide 141.3 147.650 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Port Alberni Area – Must enter 15* to bring up link, 16* to drop
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 146.880 Wide 141.3 146.280 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Tofino Area
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 443.700 Wide 141.3 448.700 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Courtenay Area
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 146.820 Wide 141.3 146.220 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Campbell River Area
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 146.700 Wide 141.3 146.100 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Sayward Area
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 146.880 Wide 141.3 146.280 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Woss Lake Area
Primary Voice to/from VIR EOCs 146.940 Wide 141.3 146.340 Wide 141.3 FM VIR EOC/PREOC-Port McNeill Area
Primary Voice to/from Washington WA7ZUS 444.500 Logistics – UHF Voice 2 444.500 Wide 103.5 449.500 Wide 103.5 FM Camp Murray/PECC
Primary Voice to/from SWE PREOC BRUCE 452.2375 Logistics – UHF Voice 1 452.2375 Narrow 173.8 457.2375 Narrow 173.8 FM SWE PREOC/PECC
Secondary Voice to/from SWE PREOC VE7TEL 145.170 Logistics – VHF Voice 4 145.170 Wide 144.570 Wide FM SWE PREOC/PECC/ECOMM
Alternate Voice to/from SWE PREOC VE7RPT 443.525 Logistics – UHF Voice 3 443.525 Wide 448.525 Wide FM SWE PREOC/PECC

 

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Nets

Every Wednesday evening at 19:15 local time, VE7PEP is the Net Control Station on the Vancouver Island Trunk Repeater System. 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.

On the first and last Wednesday evening from 18:30 – 19:15, VE7PEP is the Net Control Station for EOCs in the Capital Regional District. The frequency is 147.570 simplex.

 

Team Members

The Headquarters amateur radio group consists of two teams. Alpha Team is the core volunteer group. Bravo Team consists of amateur radio operators that are dedicated to other local authority emergency programs in the region but have received training on the procedures and use of the radio equpment at EMBC HQ.

Bravo Team’s primary response is to their local authority first and will assist EMBC only if their local authority is not involved in an event. A Letter of Understanding has been signed between EMBC HQ and the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization (PEMO) to provide PEMO members on a mutual aid basis.