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Communications

Col Mike Nimmo

Wing Director of Communications

Col. Mike Nimmo

wnimmo@wvcap.net

Assistant Wing Director of Communications

LtCol. Robert Cook

  rcook@wvcap.net

 

Assistant Wing Director of Communications

Capt. David Erwin

  derwin@wvcap.net

 

Net Control Officer

LtCol. James Perry

 jperry@wvcap.net

 

Communications Technician

Maj D. Logan Wheatcraft

 

 lwheatcraft@wvcap.net

 

 

The system operates in support of all CAP missions, including Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and the CAP Cadet Program. The focus of the CAP system is tactical communications, including air to ground, ground team to ground team, and communication with mission base.

 

Civil Air Patrol regulation 100-1, Purpose of CAP Communications:

“1-2. Purpose. The primary purpose of CAP communications is to provide internal communications capabilities; to provide commanders with the means to conduct the missions of CAP both during normal conditions and when commercial infrastructure is unavailable or unsuitable. The CAP communications system provides a continuity of operations capability when commercial infrastructure fails, such as allowing commanders, at each echelon, the ability to communicate with superior and subordinate commanders.”

 

CAP Communications Assets, Nationally:

Communications assets vary from month to month, but typical assets include:

        HF Radio (Fixed) 775

       HF Radio (Vehicle/Mobile) 281

       HF Radio (Transportable) 339

       Fixed Repeaters 457

       Portable Repeaters 46

       Airborne Repeaters 40

       VHF Radio (Fixed) 25

       VHF Radio (Mobile) 3,820

       VHF Radio (Portable) 654

       Generators 252

       Communications Vehicles 84

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