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Who is Wood County Emergency Communications?

Wood County Emergency Communications Inc. (WCEC) is an all-volunteer Non-Profit organization, created to provide back-up and overload communications to all Public Safety agencies in Wood County, West Virginia and the surrounding counties in WV and OH. Read more in our Mission Statement to see what we do. For more information on Emergency Communicators and Amateur Radio read the “Who is WCEC” article.

Field Day 2024

This event held annually across the United States and Canada on the fourth weekend of June will test WCEC’s ability to operate at a remote location using solar power and batteries.
This contest challenges “Ham” radio operators to contact as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10-Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.
This year’s event (June 22-23) will be held on the Hendershot Farm, 164 Hendershot farm drive, Walker, off of Laurel Creek Road. https://maps.app.goo.gl/xifCLt5u7fZzicnU8

Capabilities

  • Mobile communications command center setup
  • Skywarn operating under the National Weather Service
  • Digital Communications statewide via D.A.R.E.N.
  • Voice Communications via handheld and mobile radio and in house wired and wireless telephone systems.
  • Both fixed and mobile voice repeater setups are available.
  • Long range WIFI internet available at site