The Amateur Radio Unit is activated by
GCEM Staff to provide local and statewide backup and/or
alternate communications during times of emergency -
when other methods or modes are overloaded or disrupted.
During times of
prolonged emergency when existing communications
links are overloaded or in danger of failing due to
human or equipment fatigue.
disasters when normal communications links are
communication difficulties arise beyond the scope of
existing systems, such as, an incident in a
communications 'black spot' or a system failure.
To enable radio
communication between different Emergency Services.
This Unit utilizes HF, VHF, UHF, and
Digital Modes to provide communications between county
and state emergency management offices, as required.
The Grant County EOCīs Amateur Radio
call sign is WA7GC.