Communication Assets

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North Carolina Deployable
Communication Assets
Communication Assets
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Communication Unit Leaders (ComL)
Communications Unit Technicians (ComT)
AUXCOMM
SatCom Trailer
High Frequency/WinLink Drop Kit
VIPER Mobile Towers
Radio Trailers (RT)
Radio Caches
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Communication Unit Leader (ComL)
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Attends a 3 day DHS approved ComL training class
Certified DHS ComL instructor
NC AHIMT Type 3 credentialed through SIEC credentialing process
Increasing NC AHIMT Type 3 ComL cadre thru credentialing process
Approved by SIEC, SWIC and Branch Managers
NIMS compliant
Background in public safety and/or communications
Deployed to Branch Offices, incident site and/or local jurisdictions if
requested for disasters or exercises
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Communication Unit Leader (ComL) Responsibilities
• Planning and managing technical and operational aspects of the
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communication function
Preparing ICS-205
Establishing needed capabilities
Requesting personnel and equipment
Responsible for subordinate positions until those duties are delegated
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Communication Unit Technician (ComT)
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Attends a 5 day DHS approved ComT training class
Certified DHS ComT instructor
NC AHIMT Type 3 credentialed through SIEC credentialing process
Increasing NC AHIMT Type 3 ComL cadre thru credentialing process
Approved by SIEC, SWIC and Branch Managers
NIMS compliant
Background in public safety and/or communications
Deployed to Branch Offices, incident site and/or local jurisdictions if
requested for disasters or exercises
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Communication Unit Technician (ComT)
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Supports the technical activities of the Communications Unit
Radio/System coverage
Radio programming
Maintenance and repair
Gateway management
Cache management
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Auxiliary Communication (AUXCOMM)
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RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service)
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MARS (Military Auxiliary Radios System)
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ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)
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Auxiliary Communication (AUXCOMM)
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POC is NC AUXCOMM Coordinator
Over 600 members statewide (all NIMS compliant)
Staff NC EOC during disasters and exercises
Deployed to Branch Offices during disasters
Deployed to local jurisdiction if requested
Provide intra-state and interstate communications
HF Communications to FEMA over FNARS (FEMA National Radio
System)
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Auxiliary Communication (AUXCOMM)
• UHF (Ultra High Frequency)
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Usually line of sight communications (blocked by hills or large buildings)
• VHF (Very High Frequency)
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Long range communications (several counties)
• HF (high frequency)
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Very long range communication (across continents)
• WinLink (HF non-internet email)
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Email data sent over HF (send email from NC to CA using radio)
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NCEM Satellite Communications Trailer
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NC Satellite Communications Trailer Capabilities
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.98 meter auto acquiring satellite dish
One mounted wireless data access point
Two portable wireless data access point (extends coverage)
One 24 point Ethernet switch for wired connection to data network
One VoIP telephone server with five wired and 5 wireless phones
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NC Satellite Communications Trailer
• Deployable for disasters/exercises
• Preferred if requests made through Area Coordinator/Branch Office
• Request can be made to NC EOC to facilitate quick deployment
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High Frequency/WinLink Drop Kits
• Portable voice and data capabilities
• High Frequency (HF) transmission only
• Deployed in the field for disaster/exercises
• Utilized during Hurricane Arthur on Ocracoke Island
• Voice and data information sent back to RCC-E and the NC EOC
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VIPER Mobile Towers
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VIPER Mobile Towers
• 5 VIPER Mobiles Towers across the state
• Stand alone system (does not expand VIPER network)
• VHF
• UHF
• ACU-1000 (Gateway to connect disparate radios)
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VIPER Mobile Towers
• Deployable for disasters and/or exercises
• Requires special towing equipment
• Requires VIPER technician to set up
• Contact NC EOC to request
• Provides own Talkgroup assigned to the tower
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Radio Trailers (RT)
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Radio Trailers (RT)
• Each Domestic Preparedness Region has an assigned “host” county for
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the RT
Typically deployed for planned events but can be assigned during a
disaster to supplement response communication operations at the local
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Request for an RT can be made to the NC EOC
Requesting agency and host agency work out pick-up and drop-off
details
RT 7, Charlotte UASI, is an F250 loaded to the gill with comms
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Radio Trailer’s (RT)
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44 VIPER radios
20 VHF radios
20 UHF radios
20 Family service radios
Tactical ACU-1000 (connects disparate radio)
Batteries for all radios
Honda 6.5 kw portable generator
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DPR 7 Radio Truck
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100 portable 800 MHz radios
30 VHF radios
30 UHF radios
Portable Sat Phone
VHF repeater
UHF repeater
Batteries for radios
700/800 repeater
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Radio Caches
• Each NCEM Branch Office has a 30 radio (800 MHz) cache that can be
utilized for disaster and/or exercises to supplement operations
communications
• Requests for these caches can be made to your NCEM Area Coordinator
or the NC EOC
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Questions?
Jeffrey Alan Childs
NC Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
[email protected]
919-825-2262
North Carolina Emergency Management

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