Emergency Communication Equipment & Trainings

Battery Powered Radio

Find out what’s going on

Broadcast may be late but important information and may inform if emergency warning signal is activated

2-Way Radios

Communicate with family

FRS Radios – very short range $15-$30 0.5 to 2W, fixed antenna. Various brands with 22 channels

Default setting to Chanel 1 unless directed otherwise by an exercise or evacuation order.

Scanners

Find out what’s going on

Smart phone app – Broadcastify – all fire and police

Suggested Radio Scanners:

  • Base BC355N $90
  • Mobile BCT15X $150
  • Hand Held BC125AT $100

Ham Radio

Communicate in the greater Sherwood area

Brooktrails (SFC) Weekly Net: Mondays, 8 PM 145.130 MHz Repeater

Alternate 146.580 MHz Simplex

Tactical as required, same frequencies unless repeater restricted as below.

County-wide Weekly Net: Wednesdays 7:30 PM, 147.390 MHz Repeater

The same during county-wide emergencies plus 145.130 MHz Repeater

World Wide chat unless restricted to local use:

147.120 MHz Repeater

Ham Radio Training

To receive your amateur radio license you need to get 26 answers correct on a 35 question multiple choice test (from a 400 question pool) Cost is $20-30 for study materials and $15 to take the test. Classes are available.

CERT Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERTprogram educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The first rule is to help you and your family before going to assist others.

For more information about ham radio, email to w6fqx@comcast.net.

When all else fails in an emergency, ham radios provide communication, as well as requesting and coordinating resources and responses from different agencies. Join SFC to receive information on trainings and support for programming your radio equipment.

Neighbors working together to create a safer community