Originally Posted by mkescan
8-TAC is Fireground frequecies used by all Fire Depts on 800mhz.
8-TAC RED 851.4500 (156.7) MABAS Red
8-TAC WHITE 851.9500 (156.7) MABAS White
8-TAC BLUE 852.4500 (156.7) MABAS Blue
Point of clarification:
The 800 "color" channels are not MABAS channels. They are a set of six 800 MHz interoperability channels for use within Wisconsin and can be used with mobile/portable radios under the State's license.
Use of these and the other conventional (non-WISCOM) interoperable radio channels by public safety is governed by the Mutual Aid Frequency Coordinating Group (MFCG) and the channels are part of the published statewide mutual aid frequency plan (aka Annex K). Fire and EMS are given preferred use of these channels over law, EM, etc but all disciplines can use them if needed.
The MABAS system does not control or override use of these channels, and it's been a bad habit by the fire service to call these "MABAS xxx". The only dedicated channels for MABAS in Wisconsin are IFERN, IFERN2 and MABAS1/MABAS2 on WISCOM. The names of these channels are standardized and should only be referred to as:
Note the lack of spaces, dashes etc.