The Mission of the South County Emergency Volunteer Corps Communications Team is to provide the Community with communications during an emergency. The geographic area supported encompasses the boundaries of the Nestucca Rural Fire District. There are 2 classes of users supported; 1) Licensed Hams 2) Community members utilizing the GMRS band of frequencies. Because of the size of the S. County district, County Ham Repeaters located on Mount Hebo are used to link together our community of users.
The Goals of the scEVC Communications Team are to
- Deliver situational reports
- Request resources
- Provide Health and Welfare Checks
Hub and Spoke Communications Design
Because of the size of the district, the scEVC Communications Teams has adopted a hub and spoke communications design. Communication zones are being setup within the District, targeted for our GMRS community of users. Our GMRS distributed community radios are the communication spokes within a zone. Hams radio operators will act as the hub, anchoring each zone.
Ham operators will be used for communications across zones, to the EOC, and out of area. For a complete communications build out of the S. County District, multiple Ham operators and GMRS Community users will need to be established for each zone
A Mount Hebo Tillamook County emergency management repeater, identified in the Emergency band plan for the county, is targeted for S. County use. There is also a S. County simplex channel already identified on the County’s Emergency Management Band Plan