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Island Tower "Emergency Auxiliary Radio Communication Opertors/EARCO", is a group of licensed professional citizen radio operators, who volunteer private stations and radio communications when required to do so. To be active "onair ready" stations in "standy emergency auxiliary radio communications mode" to transmit emergency alert, warning information to the public entities and EMS teams before, during, after incidents and disasters, who recognizes, supports and participated in professional expertise. Island Tower is a clearinghouse for Emergency Communications Radio Operators.

The Emergency Alert System/EAS is a national public warning system that utilizes TV and radio broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service providers, direct broadcast satellite service providers and wireline video service providers to communications capability to address the American public during a national emergency. Emergency Alert System may be used by state EMD-EOC and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER/Missing Children Alerts, SILVER/Missing Elderly Senior Citizen Alerts and emergency weather information targeted to a specific area.

Primary Entry Point Stations/PEP are private, amateur/ham radio stations or commercial radio broadcast stations that cooperatively participate with FEMA to provide emergency alert and warning information to the public before, during, and after incidents and disasters. The FEMA PEP stations also serve as the primary source of initial broadcast for a National Emergency Alert Notification/EAN. PEP stations are equipped with various types of radio equipment additional radio equipment for backup communications, including solar, wind power generators, designed to enable them to continue broadcasting information to the public during and after an event. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System/IPAWS Program Management Office/PMO is expanding the number of participating broadcast stations across the nation to directly cover over 90 percent of the U.S. population. PEP station expansion will help ensure that under all conditions can alert and warn the public.

Military Auxiliary Radio System/MARS is a Department of Defense sponsored emergency communications on a local, national, and international basis. MARS major mission has had to handle morale, welfare, and official record and voice communications traffic for Armed Forces and authorized U.S. Government civilian personnel stationed throughout the world. MARS establishes programs to create civilian armed forces emergency radio communications operation, recruit qualified emergency radio communications volunteers operators, and provides training in military communications, techniques, and procedures. MARS also provides auxiliary communications for military entities.

State Emergencies, within the Emergency Management Division/EMD manages the State Emergency Operations Center/EOC is designated as the central location for intelligence gathering, disaster analysis, and response coordination. Other state agencies with emergency roles may come to the EON to help coordinate the state response. Federal government agencies, along with state and local volunteer organizations, also may provide representation.





It is the policy of Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications, in order to protect lives and property, and in cooperation and coordination with other international-national-regional-statewide and local neighborhoods, communities, within governmental agencies to carry out emergency preparedness, radio communication planning, training exercises and mitigation activities, for intent to respond to natural, man-made and disasters emergencies, including participating radio communication coordination activities for recovery efforts.

Salvation Army Disaster
Department of Interior
TX-AMU: Hazardous Reduction
Red Cross
Disaster Relief Agencies
READY: Disaster Business Readiness
CDC-NIOSH: Business Preparedness
RED CROSS: Workplace Preparedness
KCDEM: Community Preparedness
KCH: Public Heath EMS Preparedness
WA-MIL: Emergency Management
WA-MIL: Emergency Preparedness
WA-MIL: Search And Rescue Program
WA-SAR-VAC: Units By County
Seattle Mountain Rescue
WA-EMA: Pacific County
WA-ARES: Pierce County
FEMA: Urban Search & Rescue
National Emergency Communications Plan
NOSA: National Hurricane Center
DERA: Emergency Resources
FEMA: Amtrak Preparedness & Readiness
FRA: Railroad Emergency Preparedness
KITSAP DEM: Volunteer Opportunities
CERT: Community Emergency Response
FEMA: Emergency Agencies Directory
ARMY-MARS" Facebook
WA-MIL: EMS Training & Exercise Plan




NOAA: Pacific Northwest Weather
NOAA-WA: Weather By City
National Weathers Services
Western Washington Watches and Warnings
Storm Alerts
WSDOT: Puget Sound Weather
NOAA: Storm Prediction Center
Puget Sound Weather
NOAA-WA: Weather Radio Frequencies
NOAA-Weather Radio Coverage Directory
NOAA: Seattle Broadcast Weather


Upon request by authorized emergency management authorities and governmental agencies involved in emergency response, under Code of Federal Regulations\CFR Title 47, part 97, Subpart E, Section 97.407,the designated RACES/Island Tower Emergency Radio communications/EMC" Members or active radio EMC Operators will report to the EOC and activate the required emergency radio networks using the frequencies necesary to achieve the emergency radio communication response.

In the event that Island Tower "Emergency Radio communications/EMC" Members or active radio EMC Operators not residing within the immediate area to offered emergency radio communications assistance, they will contact the EOC on the previously established frequencies for assignment and dispatch.

At the cessation of the emergency, authorized officials initiate roll call from the EOC using any one or more of the previously established frequencies. Island Tower "Emergency Radio communications/EMC" Members or active radio EMC Operators will then acknowledge and confirm receipt of termination message.

Island Tower "Emergency Radio communications/EMC" Members or active radio EMC Operators, will return to operational readiness-standby, by active sky/space frequency monitoring for emergency communications for help, testing radio communication operational readiness-standby radio-links with other members and RACES.

Pacific Disaster Center
Wester Disaster Center
RBCS: Occupational Safety
Operation Lifesaver
RBCS: Railway Police Contacts
NAVSEA MIL: Emergency Information
Law Enforcement Directory
USACOPS: National Police Directory
Fire Department Directory


Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications intent is to participate in and provide coordinated operation between government emergency management agencies and officials, including RACES/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Organizations during times when there are extraordinary threats to the safety of life and/or property.

Maximum benefits of active and reactive emergency radio communications between all emergency organizations through planning and training exercise which identifies the organizations, agencies, and active radio operators having capacity to reactive radio communications with a definitive role.

Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Operators enables agencies and EMS organizations to rapidly access onair radio reactive operators having emergency expertise and professional responsibilities for any international-national-regional-statewide and local community emergency radio communications response.

RBCS: Railroad Radio Frequencies
RBCS: Railroad Radio Information
WA State Railroad Radio Network
ARRL: Amateur Radio Emergency Service
USRACES: Radio Civil Emergency
ARRL: Public Services
Puget Sound EMS Radio Network
Salvation Army Team EMS Radio Network
NWS-NOAA Weather Radio Hazard Alert
WA-MIL: State EMS Radio System
WA State ARES/RACES
WA Amateur Radio Traffic System
WA State Radio Repeaters
WAMIL: State EMS Telecommunications
DXZONE: WA Amateur Radio Clubs
Emergency Radio Frequencies
American Red Cross Radio Frequencies
QLS: Amateur Radio EMS Communications
Disaster Relief Radio Network
Naval MARS
MARS Information
Army MARS
HF Military Communications
Radio Scanner Guide
Common Military Frequencies
Kitsap County WA Radio Frequencies
WA Natural Resources Radio Frequencies
Frequencies for WA State Intercept
KCACS: Alternative Communications
FCC: Amateur Wireless
WAMIL: Civil Emergency Radio Services
Bainbridge Fire Dept Frequencies
Kitsap Cencom 911
MIL: Radio Handbook
MIL: Tactical Radio Operations
USMC: Radio Operator's Handbook
MIL: Radio Operators Handbook
MIL: Tactical Radio Techniques
CB: Radio Frequencies
CB TERMS: Trucker slang
CB: Codes
MIL: Radio Telephone
OR-ARRG: Amateur Radio Relay Group
Worldwide Radio Repeater Directory
AMSAT: Amateur Radio Satellite
WA-Seattle: Auxiliary Communications
WA-Cowlitz: Auxiliary Communications
WA-Blaine: Auxiliary Communication
WA-Snohomish: Auxiliary Communication
WA-Shoreline: Auxiliary Communications
ARRL: Field Guide/Manual
ARRL-ARES: Publis Services
FFC-FEMA: Emergency Alert System
Emergency Operations Center
Radio Over IP
ALLSTAR: Node List
IRLP: Internet Radio Linking
FCC: Amateur Radio Services
Echo Link
FEMA: Primary Entry Point Stations
FCC: Emergency Alert System
WA-EMD: Web EOC
ARMY: Radio Study Guide


ESRI Mapping
NASA EOS Terra Data
FEMA: Disaster Declarations
NOAA: Imagery
USACE: Military Resources
USACE: Emergency Operations
USACE: Offices and Units
DHS: Disaster Response Recovery
DHS: Prepare For Disaster
GOVBOOKTALK: Two Radios
Morse Code Study
Morse Code Translator
WA-EMD: Emergency Management Division


CB: Radio Magazine
CQ: Amateur Radio
ARRL: QST Magazine
International Radio Magazines
American Radio History
AWA Journal
Electric Radio
AFCES: Signal
Emergency Management
9-1-1 Magazine
Journal of Emergency Management
Hazards Periodicals
Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Mission Critical Magazine
National Communications Magazine
Fire Engineering
READY: Publications
National Contest Journal
ARRL: QEX
Global Military Communications
COMSOC: Military Communications
Police Magazine
Police Chief Magazine
RACES: Resource Library


North Cascade CB Club
National Club Directory
Antique Wireless Radio Clubs
WA: Kitsap County ARC
WA: Mason County ARC
WA: Snohomish County ARC
WA: Kitsap Alternate Communications


Field Day stresses emergency axillary radio preparedness for entire Island Tower Radio Emergency Operators to get involved with International, national regional, statewide and local emergency management services by assembling a remote emergency radio operators station in: field, shelters, urban setting, recreational area, specialized vehicles such as automobiles, PV Railcars, aircraft or office planned training exercises.

Island Tower Emergency Axillary Radio Field Day is a working relations with public safety emergency management services used to attract significant publicity for public emergency management services awareness, leadership organizations and emergency axillary radio operators, to simultaneously demonstrate technologies including single sideband voice, Morse code, digital modes, such as RTTY, PSK31, and Winlink, among others communication via antenna and satellite connectivity.

Field Day History
ARRL: Field Day Locator
ARRL: Field Day Rules
ARRL FIELD DAY: June 27-28, 2015


National Search Dogs
National Search And Rescue
Mountain Rescue
National Emergency Management
National Emergency Number
National Emergency Medicine
National Emergency Services
National Emergency Medical Technicians
ARRL: Radio Emergency Communication
DERA: Preparedness and Response
ARRL-ARES: Western Washington
ARRL-ARES: Eastern Washington


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Island Tower is committed to Comprehensive Training Goals to minimizing the impact of disasters on our communities, property, economy and environment. Comprehensive Training and Exercise Programs are essential to ensure that first responders, emergency managers, government leaders, non-governmental partners, private citizens and emergency radio communications operators have the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform key tasks when a disaster strikes.

Regional Emergencies such as an earthquake, our communications systemsócell phones, land lines, and Internet, could or are likely will fail. Communications and power could be out for 10 days or more, as communities and first responders survey for casualties and damage, communicating with members of our neighborhood disaster response team is essential.

The Gulf of Mexico Storm "Katrina" and other disasters taught the value of Amateur/Ham Emergency Radio Communications. President Bush needed to get a message to Mayor Nagin in New Orleans. Amateur Radio was the only means of communications to get the message through.

Amateur/Ham Emergency Radio Communications has been saving lives and aiding federal, state and local governments for 100 years.

  • Responders Tip-1:
    Becoming informed and educated about the incident once the first altert is Issued or responders arrives on the scene;

  • Responders Tip-2:
    Incident commander to execute command and control activities;

  • Responders Tip-3:
    Officers and responders deployed to tactical assignments in the hazard area to communicate their observations and progress to the IC and to receive updated orders;

  • Responders Tip-4:
    Responders in a hazard area to radio to the IC should there be a Mayday event.

    Island Tower is a clearinghouse for Emergency Communications Radio Operators Readiness.

  • CSX: Emergency Planning Training
    NTSB: Training Center
    DRC: EMS Railroad Video
    ICDO: Railway Accidents Training
    ARRL: Communications Training
    WA-MIL: Training & Excurcise
    ESCAL: Training Opportunities
    REDCROSS: Classes
    FEMA: ISP Courses
    FEMA: Incident Management/NIMS Courses
    FEMA: ISP/Professional Dev. Courses
    FEMA: Infrastructure Security-Resilience
    FEMA: EMI Curriculum
    BLM: Basic Communication Skill
    USFA: Radio Communications Guide
    NIFC: Fire Center Training
    CMC: Rescue School
    ERS: Online ER Courses
    Specialized Rescue
    TEEX-NERRTC: Rescue Training Cntr
    AMU: Military Traing
    FAS-ARMY: TACTICAL RADIO TECH
    PROWARD: Army Study Guide
    Communications Academy
    STAHAG6001: Radio Rules
    Emergency Communications Course
    Morse Code Translator


    Opportunity to test two way communications between Amateurs Radio Station Operators, with Emergency Radio Systems as authorized in 47 CFR 97.111, provides traditional cross band SSB voice, Morse Code, practice using legacy interoperability waveforms. Including an opportunity for Emergency Radio Communication Station Operators to utilize more modern communications modes such as MIL-STD Serial PSK and Automatic Link Establishment/ALE.

    These tests give Emergency Radio Communication Operators and Short Wave Listeners an opportunity to demonstrate individual technical Radio Communication skills, and to receive recognition from the appropriate Emergency Radio Communication Services for their proven expertise.

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    2m 145.43 repeater Sunday 7:30pm
    Crossband Military Base
    Auxiliary Radio Communication Test


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    Island Tower establish an emergency communications reserve primarily supported by volunteers:

  • Licensed Amateur Radio Operators,
  • Citizen Band Radio Operators, and
  • Support Personnel.

    It shall be an "Island Tower Volunteer Emergency Radio Communications", supported by and part of the Island Tower and directly responsible to this Island Tower under the direction of the Island Tower communications coordinator, who shall be management oriented, rather than technically.

    Island Tower personnel are volunteer Emergency Radio Communications Operators of the Island Tower Registry for Disaster and Emergency Radio Communications Service Team.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Support any and all government public service communications systems in event of failure, overload or other problems that might jeopardize Emergency Response usefulness and purpose, including monitoring airwaves, as a listen post, keeping communication active and ready.

    This shall include "but not be limited to" the following systems and Governmental Agencies: 9-1-1 communication, fire agencies, sheriff-police-secuirity, public works, transportation railways-aviation-highways, search-resue, FEMA, DHS and weather-natural earth events:

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Provide access to FCC Amateur Radio Service frequencies during times of emergencies.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Maintain communications equipment in an on-going state of readiness and conduct weekly communications tests.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Set up and staff at government locations as specified in the current operations plan.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: "Weather and Earth Watch" during unusual weather such as tornadoes, hurricanes, heavy rains and other disasters or emergency responses.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Provide word processing and computer skills to support Emergency Response Record Keeping in times of unusual need, such as during and following and emergency.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Perform crowd surveillance by the use of ATV/Amateur Television at the scene of an emergency or large public special event, but not limited too.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Activate a minimum level of augmentation whenever alerted to a potential or existing emergency; minimum level being at least one Emergency Radio Communications Volunteer on duty.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Provide operators for all necessary positions to sustain radio Communication operations as long as the Emergency is activated.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Handle message, information, command and liaison 'radio communications traffic' as is required for any communications needed by "Emergency Response Jurisdiction" in an emergency or threat of an emergency.

  • Island Tower Emergency Radio Communications Teams: Conduct such training and familiarization with Emergency events and requirement as shall accomplish all of the above.


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