Welcome to the home of the Frontenac County Emcomm GroupThe Frontenac County Emcomm Group is responsible
for emergency communications within North Frontenac, Central Frontenac,
South Frontenac and Frontenac Islands municipalities.
Frontenac Emcomm operates using VHF repeater VE3FRG 146.805MHz (-) (tone 203.5Hz) located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
April 2015: ITU Region 2 has asked that 7.050, 14.250, and 3.738 be kept clear of
traffic, until further notice, due to Chilean Emcomm stations using
those frequencies because of the Calico volcano eruption.
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (Emcomm)
consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their
qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public
service when disaster strikes.
Every licensed amateur is eligible for membership in Emcomm. The
only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license,
is a sincere desire to serve. Because Emcomm is an amateur service, only
amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of
emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for
disaster strikes (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, etc.)
Radio Amateurs are quick to offer
their expertise, experience, equipment, and, most of all, time to
provide emergency communications when normal means of communications are
inoperative, unavailable or overloaded. No matter what it takes, "hams"
will find a way to
get the message through.
This is all done by volunteers, as it is illegal to accept
compensation for communications via Amateur Radio. This is the "service"
aspect of Amateur Radio.