EMERGENCY RADIO POLICY
USE OF NON HAMS DURING EMERGENCY
SITUATIONS WHEN THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT HAM OPERATORS
STEPPING UP TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION
OPERATIONS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH SER
POLICY AND FCC RULES, NON HAMS MAY USE THE 760 HAM
REPEATER AND 505 SIMPLEX HAM FREQUENCY FOR EMERGENCY
COMMUNICATIONS ONLY. GO HERE
INCLUDE (WHEN NO HAMS ARE AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS
ASSISTANCE FOR THE TASK: WILD LAND FIRES,
EVACUATIONS, NEIGHBORHOODS TRAPPED - ROADS BLOCKED BY
FALLEN TREES, ETC...). POLICY IS IN
COMPLIANCE WITH FCC RULES IN OPINION OF SER LEGAL
COUNSEL. COMMUNICATIONS WITH FCC ON THIS MATTER
ARE PROCEEDING. (BACKGROUND IS BELOW).
it appears that Section 97.111 authorizes an amateur
station to engage in "two-way communications"
"necessary to exchange messages with a station in
another FCC-regulated service while providing emergency
communications". Thus, it would appear that
"Murs" (another FCC regulated service)
stations are permitted to use amateur frequencies while
providing such two-way emergency
communications. The "exception"
would not be needed if we were merely discussing usng
Murs frequencies because a license is not required (but
the FCC still regulates the service). FCC
communications on this matter still in process.
- PROPOSED ALERTING
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION RECEIVED FROM OFFICE OF EMERGENCY
SERVICES - SHASTA COUNTY. WHAT HAMS
AND NON HAMS
ARE TO DO.
SER POLICY IS
SER POLICY REGARDING USE OF
REPORTS BY NON HAMS ON HAM FREQUENCY FOR EMBER
REPORTS - QWA PROCEDURE, UNDER EMERGENCY