High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
I've recently moved the the East Kootenays and have seen the signs on the FS roads for different radio bands. I've just started to scratch the complicated surface of the bc.gov pages (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/i...s/channel-maps
What are folks out there using for a radio and what tips do you have for learning this system for someone that's a complete newb at radio communications.
In the past decade the BC forest service along with the federal government and the mine's department etc have worked on cleaning up the forest and mining road access frequencies. At one time they were a complete hodgepodge of provincial frequencies private frequencies and corporate frequencies. Now most of them have reverted to RR frequencies which are numbered (RR-1...RR-34 etc.). You have to have a radio that is programmed by a radio shop to get those frequencies.
Some of us by virtue of our professional work have our own Private industry Canada frequencies for two-way communication. You have to pay for these get a license for them. I have an icom 7-watt handheld radio with all of the RR frequencies in them plus many old corporate frequencies, Marine search and rescue, Weat Channel 16 etc. I had this all done at a radio shop