FRS/GMRS Channel 3 - 462.6125 Mhz
MURS Channel 3 - 151.940 Mhz
Ham Radio (simplex) - 146.520 Mhz
Since the average citizen is NOT an Amateur Radio operator, we want a standardized method of being able to communicate with one another. Many people already have radios that do not require licensing to operate, such as FRS/GMRS, or MURS radios. Because this emergency protocol is being distributed among our communities, users have a high probability of linking up with someone. The purpose can be either for relaying important or emergency communications or simply conversing with community members as a block watch program.
This project does not take the place of calling 911 in the event of an emergency if you are able to do so. This is an information service when cell or landline communications are out of service during a declared
emergency by Pend Oreille County Emergency Management
To use the system, simply monitor one of the above frequencies: Once communications is established on these channels, Important information will be distributed on the threes of a clock, 12PM, 3PM, 6PM, 9PM, Etc. in the event of an emergency. Etiquette dictates that if we simply use these frequencies for monitoring and calling others, we can keep the chatter to a minimum and people will be able to monitor these frequencies 24/7 in case of emergencies for important information.
To learn more about radio communications in our area
PEND OREILLE COUNTY RADIO GROUP (POCRG), INC. pocrg.org
PO BOX 121, NEWPORT, WA 99156 509-596-1