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Were do they come from like what is there home base ? i started to look in to it but got confused can anyone help me out
 

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now say a car crash in jerseyville IL wich is 45 mins away form st. louis and arch was need were would they come from >> ?<<
 

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Do a little bit of investigating. Here is where I would start if I knew nothing of the local area.

Check out the local hospitals. Are they capable of handling severe trauma patients, stroke, NICU, cardiovascular events? If so then look at the freqs for the hospital emergency dept, security etc. What is the closest airport to said hospital. Chopper will have to refuel, pilot will probably check in with the airport. Check out the local ambulance service also. The chopper may use some of the same freqs.

EDIT-Just checked out the link from wb0wao. It is good, it will get you started. Do follow up as I mentioned above. There is more to be heard if you just investigate a little more.
 
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jerseyville hospital is not able to handle that its a small town hospital we have about 12.000 people that live here . and there is a small air port but wouldnt they use the own landing pad at the hospital... ?
 

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I am sure the exact set up for each hospital varies greatly. Where I work the chopper lands on one of two rooftop landing pads. They will then fly to a local, private airport to refuel or when the weather is bad. Carle hospital to Frasca Field.

While visiting my grandfather in Evansville IN I saw that the hospital down there has a small landing pad a short distance from the hospital. Not sure if they fueled up there or if they would stay there during bad weather.

Maybe I need to talk with some of the Airlife people at my hospital for more information on the inner workings of the system.
 

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ARCH 'CAN' come from anywhere...... depending on where the current units are... if they are at base, at a hospital, or en route home to base.

Jersey County, they can come from St Louis Hospitals, Granite City or the Litchfield base.

Macoupin/Montgomery, usually come from the Litchfield base.

MetroEast (Bond, St Clair, Madison, Clinton and beyond) are often from the Granite City base, but in some cases the Litchfield chopper may be able to get there quicker.

Simply listen to 155.055 for LZ ops, Landing Zone ops or the local Fire or EMS repeaters. ARCH in the past has used QEMs 151.31, Jersey County 155.805, but is usually going to I-REACH (155.055) or IFERN (154.265) on most calls in Illinois.

Dispatch is now from "AIRCOM" which is connected to outer based repeaters via telephone/internet/satellite connections

As already given below.... I've already compiled all this information from my years of listening AND from some people on the inside.

Also see the WIKI article at:
Medical Helicopters / EMS Agencies (Area Wide) (MO) - The RadioReference Wiki

There is also information on the IL Medical Helicopter Database page;

EMS / Ambulance / Medical Helicopters / IDPH Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference

If I were you, program in
155.055 CSQ
154.265 CSQ and/or 210.7 PL
462.525 192.8
467.525 192.8 (input)
462.075 107.2
467.075 107.2 (input)

Just for interest sake, AirEvac an serve any part of the area too, depending on subscribers (paid members) and needs. You can often hear these aircraft talking from far away, and most of the dispatch centers come in pretty good in the Metro East IL area.

151.50500 158.40000 WPYR891 RM AEvac Itin*R Nationwide Itinerant Repeater FMN EMS Dispatch
152.99750 WPYF285 BM 051 DPL AEvac JeffL1 Dispatch Hospitals & EMS (Jefferson County) FMN EMS Dispatch
173.37500 WQBD500 BM 032 DPL AEvac JefIL2 Dispatch (Bluford - Jefferson County IL) FMN EMS Dispatch
159.96750 WPWS479 BM 032 DPL AEvac MtStIL Dispatch (Mt. Sterling - Brown County IL) (Heard in St. Louis) FMN EMS Dispatch
152.99750 WPRL740 BM 032 DPL AEvac Cuba Dispatch (Cuba-Crawford County) FMN EMS Dispatch
159.70500 WPWS479 BM 032 DPL AEvac Cape Dispatch: heard AirEvac 35 calling "Cape" (@ Mt. Sterling - Brown Co IL) FMN EMS Dispatch
151.50500 158.40000 WPYR891 RM 072 DPL AEvac SpfldI Dispatch (Pawnee/Springfield IL) FMN Deprecated
159.69000 WQIF745 BM 072 DPL AEvac SpfdIL Dispatch (Springfield-Sangamon IL) (heard CSQ 2/10/08) FMN EMS Dispatch
159.67500 WQIA711 BM AEvac Quincy Dispatch (Quincy-Adams Co IL) FMN EMS Dispatch
151.50500 158.40000 WPYR891 RM 047 DPL AEvac Efnghm Dispatch (Effingham) FMN Deprecated
153.08000 WQIA711 BM 073 DPL AEvac TroyMO Dispatch (Troy-Lincoln Co MO) FMN EMS Dispatch
153.09500 WQIF745 BM 073 DPL AEvac OflnMO Dispatch (O'Fallon-St Charles MO) FMN EMS Dispatch
153.35000 158.14500 WQIA712 RM AEvac OzrkMO Dispatch (Gainesville-Ozark Co MO) FMN EMS Dispatch
153.51500 WQIF745 BM AEvac IndyIN Dispatch (Indianapolis-Marion IN) FMN EMS Dispatch
151.85000 159.84000 WQLD588 RM 047 DPL AEvacGreenup Dispatch (Greenup-Cumberland) FMN EMS Dispatch
 

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thanks guys now i kinda have a starting point .. terry the or IFERN (154.265) on most calls in Illinois isnt this also used by the state police ?

and im also new jw what the 154.265 CSQ and/or 210.7 PL<< csq and .pl Are

I have a Radio Shack Digital Tracking pro - 197 scanner
 

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If I were you, program in
155.055 CSQ
154.265 CSQ and/or 210.7 PL
462.525 192.8
467.525 192.8 (input)
462.075 107.2
467.075 107.2 (input)
Terry,

The database page lists 461.525 as dispatch, is the DB the correct and this one is a typo?
Where is the GC base located? I didn't know about it.
 

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i for got some stuff..

thanks guys now i kinda have a starting point .. terry the or IFERN (154.265) on most calls in Illinois isnt this also used by the state police ?

and im also new jw what the 154.265 CSQ and/or 210.7 PL<< csq and .pl Are

I have a Radio Shack Digital Tracking pro - 197 scanner

what does it mean input


were can i learn about scanner words

like input. csq, pl etc
 

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Research any scanning term on GOOGLE or the Radio Reference wiki....

Main Page - The RadioReference Wiki

On the right side of the above page:

Links for Newcomers
If you're just starting out, these links are recommended reading:

Scanning 101
Trunking Basics
Scanning Q&A
Glossary
Scanner Programming FAQ
Programming FAQs and Tips
Connecting scanners via USB
Common Conventional Programming Questions
Common Trunking Programming Questions
 

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i for got some stuff..

thanks guys now i kinda have a starting point .. terry the or IFERN (154.265) on most calls in Illinois isnt this also used by the state police ?

and im also new jw what the 154.265 CSQ and/or 210.7 PL<< csq and .pl Are

I have a Radio Shack Digital Tracking pro - 197 scanner

what does it mean input


were can i learn about scanner words

like input. csq, pl etc
Csq = Carrier squelch

Pl = Private line or CTCSS


73,
n9zas
 
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