Resource Road Radio Channels



UPDATE JUNE 30, 2017

This is an update on the Resource Road Radio Communications implemented in the
Chilliwack Natural Resource District in Fall 2015.

Due to unforeseen cross channel interference, three existing Resource Road Radio (RR) channels in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District have been re-assigned: Mystery FSR, Mount Woodside FSR and Harrison East FSR.

Effective July 17, 2017, all traffic on the Mystery FSR and Mount Woodside FSR will switch from the current RR channels to the new RR channels:

  • Mystery FSR: from RR-4 to RR-8

  • Mount Woodside FSR: from RR-28 to RR-1

Effective January 15, 2018, all traffic on the Harrison East FSR will switch from the current RR channel the new RR channel:

  • Harrison East FSR: from RR-19 to RR-18

For more detailed information see the District Manager Information Notice:
NOTICE

It is recommended to share this information with other parties that may be impacted by these changes.  

Visit our interactive map to find the RR-channel for a specific Forest Service Road: http://bcgov03.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0f792275b1b2417a8579998255dd6195

A geo-referenced map of the Chilliwack Natural Resource District and the RR-channels can be found Here


Regardless of what is contained in the maps, drivers using mobile radios must call according to the posted channels and call protocols.  If there are conflicts between the maps and the field postings, call according to what is posted in the field.

It is recommended to share this information with other parties that may be impacted by these changes.

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***NOTICE OF IMPLEMENTATION*** 

RESOURCE ROAD RADIO CHANNEL IMPLEMENTATION IN THE
CHILLIWACK NATURAL RESOURCE  DISTRICT. 

The Chilliwack Natural Resource District will be implementing the resource road radio channels later this autumn and would like to inform you about the process and steps that will occur over the next 3 months in order to achieve this objective.  

The Chilliwack Natural Resource District is now divided into 66 polygons and each polygon has an assigned road radio (RR) channel. Different criteria such as topography, historical operating areas, watersheds and road networks were used for creating the polygons. The interactive map and the resource radio road channels and frequencies are available on the below sections on this website. 

From mid-September to the end of October 2015, we will install the RR Road Channel signs and temporary signs indicating the effective date or start of the RR channel usage. These will be affixed to the existing Forest Service Road sign posts.  

The Effective Date for the Resource Road Channel Implementation in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District is November 16, 2015. 

After the November 16, 2015 effective date, temporary signs and old radio frequency signs shall be removed to avoid confusion and potential safety issues on the forest service roads. 

We take the opportunity to remind you that all road users are responsible for having their radios programmed with the new road radio (RR) channels before the implementation takes place in our District, and we encourage you to pass this information along to other radio users to ensure a smooth transition as possible. Road radio (RR) channels may be programmed at any time as the frequencies and channels are a provincial initiative and will not change. 

The Questions and Answers section is available for all the public members to submit questions or comments in regards to the resource road channel implementation.

PDF Map

PDF map is available Here

If you would like more information about the Resource Road Radio Channels implementation Contact the Engineering Department at 604-702-5700

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Resource Road Radio Channels - Chilliwack Natural Resource District

Why is it necessary to have a standard radio use protocol within our District?

To reduce incidences of motor vehicle accidents on Forest Service Roads caused by using the wrong radio channel, and to ensure that the radio user has the right radio channel no matter where they are in the province.

Some of the common safety issues on Forest Service Roads are increased traffic, too many channels, confusion about correct frequencies and call procedures, interference with other licensed radio users or operations, and excessive chatter.

The Resource Road Channel implementation includes three strategy components:

1) Standardized Signage, 2) Standardized Call Procedure, and 3) Standardized Channel.

The Standardized Signage addresses:

 
Resource Road Orientation
 
Km Marker
 
Road Channel Identification

The Standardized Call Procedure includes:

  Must Call at road junctions and Km markers
 
Caution signs that would be installed in high hazard areas
 
Call order: Road - Kilometre - Direction - Vehicle Type

The Standardized Channels are:

  Uniform channels for use on RR's
 
 35 'Resouce Roads' or 'RR' channels to be used for radio assisted traffic control
 
5 'Loading' or 'LD' channels to be used for coordination of temporary site specific field work

CTCSS Tones will no longer be used, instead 40 unique channels will replace the tones. The output power for channels will be standardized to a maximum of 30 watts, and the naming will be standardized to RR-1 through RR-35, LD-1 through LD-5 (see table below).
The Resource Road Radio Channel implementation within the Chilliwack Natural Resource District will take place in Fall 2015.


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