VE7PEP supports the Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre (PECC) and the Vancouver Island Region Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre (PREOC).
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|
|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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Every Wednesday evening from 18:30 – 19:10 local time, VE7PEP holds an emergency radio net on 147.570 MHz simplex. The purpose of the net is to make contact with EOCs in the Capital Regional District.
Every Wednesday evening at 19:15 – 19:40 local time, VE7PEP holds an emergency radio net 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.
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.