Silicon Valley Regional Communications System
SVRCS is a NAPCO Project 25-complaint trunked digital communications system using 700 MHz frequency spectrum, currently in use in Santa Clara County. This 30-site system uses a mix of existing government radio sites with some new sites developed to ensure coverage through nearly all of the SVRIA operational area.
Radio sites and dispatch centers are connected through the SVRIA EComm. While SVRCS has been working in limited coverage for several years the final completion of the last phase of the SVRCS was completed in June of 2020 and final acceptance was signed off by SVRIA with the installation vendor completed in September of 2020.
Members and participants of SVRIA have access to the SVRCS for their day-to-day land mobile radio (LMR) needs and the system provides interoperable communications to thousands of public safety and public government users and interoperable communications for mutual aid events, to tens of thousands more in other counties in the San Francisco Bay Area Region.
Mutal Aid Interoperability Partners
As of January 31, 2022
East Bay Regional Communications Authority
San Mateo County Public Communications System
San Francisco Interoperable Communications System
Marin Emergency Radio Authority
Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications Systems Authority (BayRICS)
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire)
California Highway Patrol (CHP)
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
United States Marshal’s Service
Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations
NASA/Ames Protective Services