They have been on MARCS for quite a while now, check the Ohio MARCS Data Base for Tghey guys did Careflight switch to marcs ???? also do any one know the dispatch freq for UC Aircare out of cincinnati ???? i have not been able to hear both for quit a while
That sums it up pretty well - I would suggest programming the following (this is what I put in my scanner):Careflight Air and Ground have moved to MARCS for statewide coverage. They simulcast Carecomm (dispatch) on 462.95. Locally they use several UHF frequencies including Carecomm and operations freqs in the hospitals. All RN's, Medics and Drivers carry UHF portables. I'm sitting at the south base now but alas, not with a scanner to find the ops freqs. I will have it posted when I do!
Careflight occasionally backs Air Care up when they're shorthanded, since they have four helicopters instead of Air Care's two. Other medical helicopters make frequent stops in Cincinnati; I've noted PHI 5, AIR EVAC 39, and AIR EVAC 76 within the past month.I've heard UC aircare for sure on 462.950, but out of my past week of scanning I've only heard them once. So I'm probably just tuning in at the wrong at the times.
Great info, I've put a lot of that in my notes to check for in the future. Are they looking to retire one of the older helicopters soon? I recall reading that the new one would be a replacement eventually - just wondering when that is.Careflight 1 is N625CF and is the ONLY Air unit that has the new color scheme, which is blue.
Careflight 2 N164CF
Careflight 3 N63CF -and-
Careflight 4 N520CF are all identical in the Red Color Scheme.
1, 2 and 4 have MARCS radios and can be heard on CARE AIR frequently.
Careflight 3 does not have a MARCS radio, and although it's been a while since I've talked to anyone from there, it wasn't slated to get one.
I've posted (in the last few months) all of their radio i.d. information in regards to MARCS. The only number which is new is Careflight 1's MARCS Radio I.D. which is 39836. (Uniden users add a 7 to the front of that)
There was earlier mention of 123.05 as a unicom frequency. It should be noted that CareComm has this frequency in their center and use it frequently with other air units that come to MVH. They have also provided flight following help to EMS Helicopters as they transition through the Dayton Area.