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City/Agency Emergency Operations Center Equipment

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Summary

Each city/agency Emergency Operations Center (EOC) [or Department Operations Center (DOC)] will need some basic equipment for amateur radio communications with the county EOC and with field locations within the city. The following recommendations for voice and data communications equipment are provided to help cities/agencies build a compatible, effective and efficient EOC radio room operating environment.

A summary of the nets that EOCs are expected to monitor can be found here: City/Agency Emergency Operations Center Nets

 

Essential Equipment

The following equipment is considered the minimum equipment necessary for efficient and effective communications via amateur radio.

 

Recommended Equipment

Line of Sight

If the EOC has a line of sight to one of the county data network hub locations, then a high-speed TCP/IP connection over WiFi can be made to the county network. An additional lower speed TCP/IP connection may be possible over UHF radio, which could provide some backup if the WiFi link fails.

 

No Line of Sight

If the EOC has no line of sight to one of the county data network hub locations, then a lower speed TCP/IP connection may be possible using UHF radio.


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