Associated Ambulance, like any privately contracted ambulance service providing emergency pre-hospital care, utilizes AFRRCS. They would be using the North Communication Centre talkgroups, and are encrypted, except for NCC MA11->MA-14.If they're working for the 911 system, they will be on the AHS part of the AFRRCS trunk system, which is mostly encrypted in terms of ambulance operations. There are a few channels which are in the clear, but they're used mainly for interoperability for working between Fire & EMS, Police & EMS, etc.
I did look in the federal license data for Associated Ambulance, but nothing came up - that means either they're not licensed under that name, or they are and have masked their data from public view.
Hinton is in the AHS North Zone, so look for "AHS - North Communication Centre Talkgroups" on this page. Be aware that AHS NCC covers a gigantic part of the province from about Jasper all the way around to Cold Lake and everything north of that, so those channels may carry traffic that's way far away from Hinton at any given moment.
That’s odd. They ONLY carry those garbage BK 7/800MHz portables now. I haven’t seen a VHF portable on an AA employee since AHS moved to AFRRCS. Even the local VHF repeater is now off the air.I still hear Ambulances coming into Edmonton on SATCOM 158.760 Tone 100.0. So in Hinton also try that one. I have heard Associated units on the clear MA groups as well as the Emergency Alert channel 945.
How are they using a VHF based extender if they don’t have VHF portables?I had SATCOM down here on a 700 MHz freq some time ago but knew that they were using Provincial in some locales too. Maybe if the trucks had VHF mobiles originally they got a Prov Amb based SATCOM channel?
Good question. I have to plead ignorance as I don't have a lot of experience with extenders/VRs but as you say, there's no point in sending a VHF signal out from a satellite link extender if you don't have a VHF radio to use with it.How are they using a VHF based extender if they don’t have VHF portables?