WC0HC.ORG 

Serving :

  • Hennepin County Emergency Management
  • Auxiliary Communications Team.

The HCEM AUXCOMM Team and the HCSO-CRT work together as the official RACES organization for Hennepin County.

  • Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Communications Response Team (formerly MARC)
  • Skywarn: National Weather Service
  • Amateur emergency communications needs throughout the Twin Cities Metro Region.


Location
Programming Name
Frequency
CTCSS
Use
Status
WC0HC Repeater List
Minneapolis
WC0HC-VM
146.700 (-)
127.3

Emergency/Training traffic only

We are also testing Echolink on this repeater on a temporary basis

Enabled
Plymouth
WC0HC-VP
146.700 (-)
127.3 (Tx)/118.8 (Rx)
Backup to Minneapolis repeater
Disabled
Edina
WC0HC-VE
145.430 (-)
127.3
General Use
Enabled
Golden Valley
WC0HC-UG
444.175 (+)
127.3
General Use
Enabled
Edina
WC0HC-UE
444.200 (+)
127.3
General Use
Enabled


Affiliations:

Upcoming Events

1/23/2018

The WC0HC Emergency Repeater System will be in use by Hennepin County Emergency Management for Auxiliary Emergency Communications during the 10-day SB LII period, starting Jan. 26 and ending Feb. 5.

We will be conducting a directed and closed Command Net on WC0HC-UG (444.175) during hours that the Minneapolis EOC and the Hennepin EOC are staffed. We will be passing routine traffic and EOC accountability reports (EAR) to maintain constant contact between the facilities in the event that Primary Communications (ARMER, phones, email) fail. Other EOCs may also be checking in from time to time, depending on their activation status.

Please do not contact Net Control unless you are staffing an active EOC in the Metro, or unless you have emergency or priority traffic to pass. We need to keep the repeater open for possible emergency traffic among Metro EOCs. Stations violating this will be asked to leave, and further actions will be taken if offending stations do not comply.

The downtown Minneapolis repeater, 146.700 (WC0HC-VM) will remain open until such a time that it needs to be commandeered by Hennepin County Emergency Management. However, by Standard Operating Procedure this repeater is for emergency and training use only.

Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support of the WC0HC Repeater System.

Latest News

8/30/2017
We are suggesting that Auxiliary Emergency Communicators who wish to program the WC0HC repeaters into their radios use the suggested Alphanumeric Programming Names (see above). This will make interoperability easier.


10/29/2016

P25 functionality is now disabled.


3/29/2016

  • We are testing the use of Echolink on the Minneapolis repeater. This is simply for testing and is to be considered temporary at this time. We will also be we can use Echolink on this repeater during emergency situations.
  • We are still investigating the functionality of the P25 side of the Minneapolis repeater

Hennepin County Emergency Repeater System
146.700 MHz Repeater System Organization

The Minneapolis Repeater is for Emergency/Training traffic only, and is reserved for RACES/ARES, SKYWARN, and Metro Hospital Compact use. Please follow the established protocol when using this repeater.