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 and has deployed multiple digital nodes for use in an emergency.
(A description of our role
appears on page one of May 26, 2015's Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper.)
May 2015: ARRL and RAC have requested 14.135, 7.135, and
3.675 MHz be kept open for emergency response to fires in the
Lesser Slave River area of Alberta.
April 2015: ITU Region 2 has asked that 7.050, 14.250, and 3.738 be kept clear of
traffic for Chilean Emcomm stations responding to the Calico volcano eruption
. IARU Region 3 reports emergency nets in operation on 14.310, 14.210, and 7.100 for the Nepal earthquake.
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
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.