Course Catalogue

E-Comm Radio Recurrent Training

E-Comm Radio Recurrent Training

E-Comm Wide Area Radio Network is the largest multi-jurisdictional, tri-service emergency radio system in lower mainland British Columbia, supporting all municipal police and RCMP detachments in its catchment area, as well as the majority of career fire departments and BC Emergency Health Services. This system enables these agencies to communicate directly with emergency services within and beyond their own municipalities. As a key piece of equipment, it’s important that public safety members are trained in the proficient operation of the radio system.

E-Comm Radio Recurrent Training is designed to provide users with a better understanding of the tool’s functionality and limitations. This course covers a variety of topics including coverage zones, agencies that use the Network, radio modes, factors affecting radio coverage, and best practices for getting the most from a portable radio.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recall the coverage zones of E-Comm network
  • Recall the original design and roll out of the E-Comm Wide Area voice radio network
  • Identify the agencies that use the E-Comm network
  • Differentiate between conventional simplex mode and conventional repeater mode
  • Describe trunking mode
  • Describe how trunking works in the E-Comm wide area network
  • Identify the role of the central switch
  • Recall how a radio locates the best signal when roaming
  • Recall the features of the Enhanced Digital Access Communication System (EDACS)
  • Recall the basic elements and capacities of the E-Comm network
  • Identify how an emergency call takes priority in the E-Comm network
  • Identify the factors that affect radio coverage
  • Recall when not to use a portable radio
  • Identify the features of a portable radio
  • Describe how to use a portable radio
  • Identify the features of the remote microphone
  • Recognize the function of the mobile control head
  • Identify the abbreviations that appear in the display
  • Describe generic talkgroup naming conventions


Target Audience

This training is designed for public safety members in British Columbia that use the E-Comm Wide Area Radio Network.


Content Provider

Content for this course was provided by E-Comm 9-1-1 in partnership with the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Price: $10 (for BC Public Safety members)

Content Provider: E-Comm 911

Language: English

Length: 1 hour

Release Date: 2015-10-29