I'm up here this weekend in Jackson County and there is a pretty big concert going on right now. They keep mentioning WEM (Wisconsin Emergency Management?) UHF 2 as the go to. Nothing on UCALL/UTAC. Any ideas?
I am speculating that "WEM UHF 2" is either old nomenclature or their slang for one of the interop channels. It could be anything. Many non-radio savvy public safety personnel use the term "UHF" for anything other than their normal system (so it could be digital, trunked, etc.)
Try searching the closest WISCOM tower sites and see if any of the interop/tactical talkgroups pop up.
I would also put in all of these (including VHF) and take a listen
THX! A few weeks back one of the WI OEM 'Sites on Wheels" was being used in Kenosha Co. for Country Thunder with a VTAC repeater in operation. Glad to see these systems get used for planned events! Great real-world interop experience for the public safety personnel working the events.
On another note, a trusted source tells me that the mysterious WEM UHF channels are some of the national UHF MED frequencies that have been re-branded / re-named