Activation and Operation

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A C T I V A T I O N  P R O C E D U R E S

The following activation level definitions will allow for a unified structure response to emergency situations in Wilson County.  

“We Do More with Less”

LEVEL 4 – STANDBY: This level is to raise awareness of the Wilson County AuxComm Team members and to provide advance notice regarding possible severe weather. Team Members should check their radios and monitor the 444.900 (179.9) repeater, 146.520 and 146.550 (simplex).

LEVEL 3 -MINIMAL DEPLOYMENT: At this level of activation the emergency manager shall request AuxComm to assess the need for volunteers. The AuxComm Coordinator may contact a minimal number of team members to gather availability and scheduling information. There is no requirement for a NET to be established at level 3. Equipment testing should be conducted and members should monitor their radios.

LEVEL 2 -MODERATE DEPLOYMENT: At this level of activation at least one AuxComm team member shall be deployed at the EOC. Contact  AuxComm team members to establish a work schedule. A  Net is to be established and strict Net protocols should be observed. AuxComm team members should monitor their radios and be ready to react to calls for service at the EOC or elsewhere.

LEVEL 1 -MASSIVE DEPLOYMENT: At this level of activation AuxComm team members schedules are updated to fulfill operator and Net Control requirements. All AuxComm resources shall be available to support the EOC. AuxComm team members shall ensure that their families are secure before volunteering for the emergency. The first AuxComm Team member to arrive at the EOC will activate  the Net and record call signs and availability status of  AuxComm team members. The  444.900 repeater will be the primary source of information. If the repeater goes down, immediately go to simplex. When you hear the 444.900 re-set and the repeater ID, go back to the repeater operation.

Frequencies to monitor

  • 444.900                (179.9)  Repeater
  • 146.550                Simplex
  • 446.100                Simplex
  • 146.520                Nat’l Simplex
  • 145.210                Sky Warn
  • 3.923                    State EOC    
  • 7.232                    State EOC
  • 1.983                    State EOC
  • 154.980                Wilson Co. Fire
  • Wilson  EOC:     252-237-8300  #2249     

O P E R A T I O N A L   P R O C E D U R E S

If contacted by another served agency, or group, requesting AuxComm support to cover the event or emergency communications backup, notify the Wilson County Emergency Manager of the request. AuxComm will not fill any requests from other agencies without the approval of the Emergency Manager. 

Our frequencies may be monitored during an emergency by the public, served agencies and the news media. All AuxComm operations should be conducted as friendly, courteously and professionally as possible. Radios should be loaded with repeaters frequencies for our area, as well as some of the wide area repeaters outside the area. Test your radio equipment weekly and try to activate various repeaters. Determine your station’s simplex range. Remember, radio range will be determined by terrain, antenna heights/gains and radio output power.

Due to the possibility of many agencies requesting communications support and the limited number of, AuxComm personal, it may not be able to provide the support.  Some areas may be restricted unless you are authorized to enter. 

Wilson Co. Auxiliary Emergency Communications Radio Room is located in the Emergency Operations Center. The (EOC), responds to crises that can occur in our community. Weather-related events that have affected the county have given impetus to the creation of an EOC. The EOC brings together resources and personnel to make decisions and coordinate the flow of information and formulate strategies for dealing with emergencies. Representatives from various agencies and organizations are present at the EOC, depending upon the severity and nature of the emergency.

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