RAC Field Services Announces HF Emcomm Frequencies
As the result of extensive research, a list of designated Canadian
HF Emergency Communications frequencies has been created.
Radio Amateurs of Canada National Emergency Coordinator Ken
Oelke VE6AFO, National Traffic System Coordinator Hew Lines
VA7HU, National Amateur Radio Emergency Database Manager Drew
Watson VA7DR and Special Advisor Pierre Mainville VA3PM, worked
in consultation with RAC Section Managers to compile the list.
Frequencies and modes of operation have been pre-determined for use
of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) during an emergency
or disaster occurring anywhere in Canada. The list may be viewed
online at http:/%www.rac.ca/fieldorg/racaresfreqs.htm.
The RAC Field Services Organization reminds all operators that
no Amateur Radio station or group has exclusive ownership of
any frequency, although common sense and courtesy dictates that
other stations would keep clear of frequencies being used for
communications related to emergency or disaster operations anywhere
in the world.
Bob Cooke VE3BDB
RAC Vice President for Field Services