I2 — Search and Rescue (SAR) in the Province of British Columbia

Radio apparatus must be certified for use in Canada.

The use of amateur and/or front programmable radio equipment is not permitted.

The following frequencies may ONLY be used when working within the area of operation specified for that frequency.

Frequencies and Conditions
TX Frequency (MHz) RX Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth and Emission Power Freq. Conditions / Area of Operation
* PEP = Provincial Emergency Program (now called Emergency Management BC) Coord. 1 = Coordination channel 1
** EP 1 = Emergency Program channel 1
148.6550 148.6550 16F3EJN 30 watts Authorized Stations (PEP Coord. 1)*
148.6850 148.6850 16F3EJN 30 watts Authorized Stations (EP 1)**
148.7500 143.8200 11F3EJN 30 watts Authorized Repeaters (Province-wide Search and Rescue Repeater Allocation)
149.0800 149.0800 16F3EJN 30 watts Authorized SAR Stations
149.4950 149.4950 16F3EJN 30 watts Authorized Stations (PEP SAR 1)
149.5250 149.5250 16F3EJN 30 watts Authorized Stations (PEP SAR 2)
143.0250 143.0250 11F3EJN 30 watts Central Caribou Search and Rescue
Williams Lake Area
Talk around Channel
143.0700 143.0700 16F3EJN 30 watts Comox Valley Search and Rescue
Comox Valley, British Columbia
Talk Around Channel
143.2050 143.2050 11F3EJN 30 watts Central Caribou Search and Rescue, Williams Lake Area
Talk Around Channel
143.5800 148.6850 16F3EJN 30 watts Campbell River Search and Rescue
via Repeater VDI865
Campbell River, British Columbia
148.0450 143.0250 11F3EJN 30 watts Central Caribou Search and Rescue
via Repeater VDR293
Williams Lake Area
148.1350 143.2050 11F3EJN 30 watts Central Caribou Search and Rescue
via Repeater CFI829
Williams Lake Area
148.3450 143.0700 16F3EJN 30 watts Comox Valley Search and Rescue
via Repeater VAQ 241
Comox Valley, British Columbia
148.3450 149.4950 16F3EJN 30 watts Elk Valley SAR Society
via Repeater VDR600
Sparwood / Elk Valley, British Columbia
148.6550 149.5250 16F3EJN 30 watts Fernie and District SAR
via Repeater VBY325
Fernie, British Columbia Area
148.6550 149.4950 16F3EJN 30 watts Authorized Stations via Provincial Emergency Program
Repeater XMA902
Tabor Mountain Area
149.5250 156.7650 11F3EJN 30 watts Keremeos & District Emergency
via Repeater VEJ548
Stations: Keremeos
150.3650 148.6550 16F3EJN 30 watts Vernon Search and Rescue via Repeater VAQ445 North Okanagan Area
150.8150 153.2600 16F3EJN 30 watts Cowichan Valley Regional District
via Repeater CFR770
Duncan, British Columbia  Area
151.1750 151.1750 16F3EJN 30 watts Authorized Barriere SAR Stations
Barriere British Columbia Area
Talk Around Channel
153.9500 149.4950 16F3EJN 30 watts Vernon Search and Rescue
Authorized Stations via repeater VBD702
North Okanagan Area
154.8300 149.4950 16F3EJN 30 watts District of Logan Lake
via Repeater VBI942
Logan Lake Area
159.1350 154.0550 16F3EJN 30 watts City of Castlegar SAR
via Repeater CFG502
Castlegar, British Columbia Area
167.4300 167.4300 16F3EJN 5 watts Cowichan Valley Regional District
SAR Group: Duncan, British Columbia
167.7750 162.1800 11F3EJN 30 watts North Shore Search and Rescue
via Authorized Repeaters
North Shore Mountains
167.9550 163.2900 11F3EJN 30 watts North Shore Search and Rescue
via Repeater VFR506
North Shore Mountains
169.0800 169.0800 16F3EJN 30 watts Town of Osoyoos Authorized
Stations: South Okanagan, British Columbia
169.4850 166.5150 11F3EJN 30 watts Regional District of Central
Kootenay via Repeater XKH533
Blewett-Beasley, British Columbia Area

Date of last revision: January 20, 2012.

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