EHPC COMU (Communication Unit)

If you need assistance with a communication outage or degradation – please complete the EHPC Facility Disruption Form:

EHPC Facility Disruption Alert-

• EHPC SMAT is capable of supporting mission critical communication needs on a local, regional and statewide basis. The unit consists of North Carolina credentialed AHIMT Communication Unit Leader and Communication Unit Technician positions. The team is capable of deploying for a minimum of seventy two hours in the support of IMT/incident/planned event support. The unit is equipped for all modes in a variety of portable platforms

• Communication Unit establishment with all ICS document support
• Establishment of 800MHz, 700MHz, VHF, UHF and HF networks
• Satellite data (VSAT) and two way MSAT modes available
• Dual quad carrier cellular network with load sharing capability
• Cache of VHF,UHF,700/800MHz radios
• Gateway capability (Fixed or portable). All mode including aviation linking
• Long range WIFI and data bridging (Up to 25 miles)
• Cellular MIFI and network connectivity
• Field programming capable for Viper, VHF and UHF
• DHS SHARES HF WINLINK for data and voice relay
• VHF, UHF and 800MHz repeaters available with remote setup capability
• Cache of laptop and CPU equipment for reprogramming and data needs
• PBX Cisco phone system with wifi phones, Elevated WIFI access point
• Repair cache of service monitors, connectors
• Vector Network antenna analyzer for antenna analysis
• Aviation capable
• AUXCOMM capable including DMR with Regional Network Backup

NIFOG 2.0 (Also an app)

AUXFOG (Auxiliary Communications)

North Carolina Multi-Hazard Threat Database

EHPC (NC4ES) DMR Radio Network Dashboards:




EHPC COMU offers a variety of training related to communications. In person review of VIPER, SATCOM, AUXCOMM and other topics are frequently provided. EHPC assists with numerous aviation related partners across FEMA Region 4 with technical programming. EHPC COMU credentialed training is usually offered on an annual basis and as TA (Technical Assistance) offerings from the NC SWIC and ECD/ICTAP. A wide variety of online training is available which can be found in the Virtual Training Section. If you require specific training or reference material, please contact


EHPC coordinates a radio message server that operates 24x7x365 from a secure location. The station operates on the military HF ALE spectrum and is available as a reach back point from the field. On average, the station relays over 300 messages per month into the internet.

National security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) personnel need to transmit critical messages to coordinate emergency operations even when traditional means of communicating via landlines and cellphones are damaged or destroyed. The SHAred RESources (SHARES) High Frequency (HF) Radio Program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC), provides an additional means for users with a NS/EP mission to communicate when landline and cellular communications are unavailable.

SHARES members use existing HF radio resources of government, critical infrastructure, and disaster response organizations to coordinate and transmit emergency messages. SHARES users rely on HF radio communications to perform critical functions, including those areas related to leadership, safety, maintenance of law and order, finance, and public health. This program also provides the emergency response community with a single interagency emergency message handling and frequency sharing system. SHARES promotes interoperability between HF radio systems and promotes awareness of applicable regulatory, procedural, and technical issues.