Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Allegheny County DPW

Allegheny County DPW - 471.2625 - PL 156.7 - Simplex

Allegheny County is paving Sussex Ave. traffic on 471.2625 PL 156.7 simplex, related to traffic control and operations.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Allegheny County LZ TAC

Allegheny County LZ TAC - 453.5375 - PL 186.2 - Simplex

This is the frequency to be used at all LZ in the county for Life Flight and STAT. This is the main frequency Allegheny County will give to the Helos for ground contact. This is being used more frequently mow, and is being implemented countywide.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Allegheny County Oakmont Command is also using 494.800 PL 141.3. I have heard other 494 freqs being used, but very little.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

UPMC McKeesport

UPMC - McKeesport - 464.375 - PL 156.7 - Repeater


472.5875 PL 146.2 is being used by Open Command by police for traffic control around the course.

Looks like they are giving the new East Freqs a good testing at the Open.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Special TRMA Meeting

Thursday, July 8, 1900 hours at the Waterfront at Homestead will be a meeting with Chris Parris. Chris writes the Fed Files column for Monitoring Files.

Its always nice to see Chris when he is in town and talk radios.

Whitaker VFD

Whitaker VFD is on East Fire 159.270 repeater. They are no longer dispatched on 154.220.


LPGA Open starts tomorrow and runs through the 11th. There was some testing of EMS units on 471.3125 PL 146.2 this morning. This is likely to be the EMS channel during the event.

Friday, July 2, 2010

PACER Paramedic Responsse

I received an email about a new response service available to the East Zone. PACER Paramedic Response station 290. I will post frequency and tones when I get them.

There will be changes to the East and South zones, likely in August. Expect to see new police EMS, and fire freqs for both zones. Looks as if some South Zone freqs will be reallocated to East. From what I've heard the new South police channel comes in nice and strong.

The single frequency multicast with multiple transmitter sites are sounding good. The reallocation of the countywide Tac freqs with zones, users, and uses for certain Tac channels is good to see. I will post more as these come on air and are confirmed. Overall a more efficient, and organized system.