Band Conditions

30 December 2018

COMINT - What I Program In My Radios

  • Local FD.
  • Local PD.
  • 2 local state police troops (QTH is on the border between 2 troop boundaries).
  • Immediate surrounding PDs.
  • FD dispatch channels out to 10 miles from QTH location.
  • EnCon/DEP.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (several USACE dams nearby).
  • Regional mutual-aid and interoperability channels.
  • Immediate ARTCC and major airport (within 30 miles) app/dep control aircraft frequencies.
  • Local RR frequencies.
  • AmRRON CH3 frequencies.
  • Common amateur radio simplex frequencies (nationwide and local).
Two scanners are used: one P25/trunked and one analog. Since immediate local frequencies are all analog and of primary interest, analog scanner covers those. P25/trunked scanner covers P25 and trunked system users and secondary interest users. Additionally, a NOAA "all hazards" radio remains on in stand-by mode, a 2 meter base station remains on local VHF/UHF repeater network frequency, and a 6m SSB radio on 50.125 MHz.

2 comments:

  1. I also include the county & town freqs for the public works folks use, especially inter-vehicle. The traffic can be very illuminating (if not time-saving) during times of heavy rains-->flooding, or heavy snow fall. Many times they have more sets of eyes out on lesser-travelled county roads than the Sheriff's office.

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    1. Public Works is useful monitoring during natural disasters and heavy weather. Also, many PD's use the public works channel after normal business hours.

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