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Old 11-10-2018, 5:06 PM
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Default News helicopter frequencies?

Does anyone know what frequencies the news. Helicopters use in the Upstate South Carolina? I am in occone county theres no news stations in my county and I don't know what towns and countys the local news is based out of like Channel 4 I think it's WYFF. Where do I look in the database to get these frequencies? Thanks
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:48 PM
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And search 450-451 MHz and 455-456 MHz.

A common helicopter air-air channel is 123.025. You may hear media, law enforcement, and/or medical helicopter pilots announcing their movements to each other, both generally as well as over incident scenes. (This frequency may vary in some areas, and it may not be 123.025.)

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Old 11-11-2018, 1:04 AM
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saboken - Try 450 MHz and 161 MHz in a SEARCH bank with FM and search the VHF Air band for Helos taking off.
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Old 11-11-2018, 8:51 AM
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What you are looking for may not be in the database, yet, if you find any freqs you can verify please submit the information so it can be added. Here's some to try, from the FCC License search...

WYFF - ULS License - Industrial/Business Pool, Conventional License - WPMP753 - WYFF Hearst Television Inc. (also in the GA database)
WLOS - ULS License - Industrial/Business Pool, Conventional License - WPRZ846 - WLOS LICENSEE LLC

The other stations don't seem to have anything listed in the FCC database. As a side note, in Raleigh you almost never hear radio traffic with reporters, almost all conversations are over the cellphone. The helicopters in the Raleigh area do use radios (450 and 455mhz), and coordinate with other aircraft/between themselves on 123.050.
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Old 11-11-2018, 1:22 PM
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WYFF4 is the only local TV station in the upstate with a helicopter. WSPA in Spartanburg got rid of there's a few years ago.

I've monitored 463.900 (that's the frequency licensed by WYFF on WPMP753) a long time and I've never heard anything on it.

This system has a site in Greenville that's operated by the local Motorola deal, Communication Service Center. You might find WYFF on this system, but I don't know that for certain.
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