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Old 04-21-2014, 12:15 AM
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Default Casa Grande Fire Channel 3?

Hello all,

I know its a longshot here - but Casa Grande Fire Dept has recently switched there main dispatch channel to their "Channel 3". This may be a temporary thing and I was lucky to just happen to catch them on their Channel 1 (their old main dispatch channel) making an announcement for all units to switch to this Channel 3 last week....

Anyway, like I said - this may be temporary since CG is doing some upgrading at their comm center.

Problem is - I cant find any reference here or elsewhere to a CGFD Channel 3 so I cant get the frequency?

Any ideas where I might find this freq?
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I don't find anything definitive, but it looks like Casa Grande Fire has 8 frequencies. You might plug some/all of these in and see if you can catch anything:

All 463.xxx

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Phoenix,

Thanks - I did see those and I will try - but as far as I know they and the PD are working on VHF still.....?

Worth a shot though....
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I don't know, but it looks like the UHF license was new (or maybe updated) last year. Maybe they're migrating from VHF to UHF? Maybe tomorrow some of the smarter folks will give us better answers!
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If I'm not mistaken those are the Med channels 1-8 with 462.950 and 975 being 9 and 10.
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oooh, I believe you are right. OK, I'll shut up now. I knew someone smarter would come along.
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Hello all,

I know its a longshot here - but Casa Grande Fire Dept has recently switched there main dispatch channel to their "Channel 3". This may be a temporary thing and I was lucky to just happen to catch them on their Channel 1 (their old main dispatch channel) making an announcement for all units to switch to this Channel 3 last week....

Anyway, like I said - this may be temporary since CG is doing some upgrading at their comm center.

Problem is - I cant find any reference here or elsewhere to a CGFD Channel 3 so I cant get the frequency?

Any ideas where I might find this freq?
There is a good chance Channel 3 is simplex on the Channel 1 repeater output frequency (154.445). It would make sense to use a simplex frequency during repeater repair work, for example. Of course, you'd have to be closer to CG to hear units on a simplex frequency to confirm.

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Dan,

Thanks - Im not hearing anything on their Channel 1 or 2 (channel 2 is/was used for fireground traffic), I ve never heard of a Channel 3 mentioned until I happened to hear that broadcast last week.

Im in CG and think I would hear at least the tone outs - even on simplex. But nothing so far.....

Im going to try and see if I can catch a BC sitting somewhere and ask about it - Im going to the City Council meeting tonight on a different issue and there is usually someone from FD at those meetings.....
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Default Casa Grande Fire Channel 3?

Have you tried all the frequencies in the licenses below? These are all the freqs licensed to the City of Casa Grande. 155.550 is another FD repeater that is not listed in the DB.

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/d...allsign=KON259
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/d...allsign=KOE288
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/d...allsign=KEX251
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I would also try the frequencies without any PL tones set too, just in case...



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Dan,

Thanks - Im not hearing anything on their Channel 1 or 2 (channel 2 is/was used for fireground traffic), I ve never heard of a Channel 3 mentioned until I happened to hear that broadcast last week.

Im in CG and think I would hear at least the tone outs - even on simplex. But nothing so far.....

Im going to try and see if I can catch a BC sitting somewhere and ask about it - Im going to the City Council meeting tonight on a different issue and there is usually someone from FD at those meetings.....
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Default Casa Grande Fire Channel 3?

I just confirmed 155.550 114.8 PL. Casa Grande FD is paging on this freq and referring to it as channel 3. It is weak, but readable from Ahwatukee.
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Cellphone - THANKS! I spoke with the Fire Chief tonight at this City Council session I attended - and he confirmed this is temporary due to some technical issues they are having with their paging system and that system apparently is working better on this Channel 3 - but he didn't have the frequency (wouldn't really expect the Chief to have that technical knowledge at hand).

I was just going to email the Communications Director, but you saved me that trouble! Plus its temporary so....thanks!
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Thanks again all and especially cell - confirmed from here in CG all loud and clear.
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Old 04-22-2014, 5:28 PM
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Glad to help out!

On a somewhat related unknown frequency topic for Casa Grande, there are two repeaters that are on the PD license that are not in the DB

155.130
155.535

If you like to listen to PD, you might punch these in and see if they are active, and see if you can ID the channel numbers. They might be rarely used TAC channels... I'll see if I can hear anything from Ahwatukee. If you can ID these, it would help us keep the DB up to date.
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I get the Pinal county Sheriff Department from here
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