I've never heard anyone use the national Med channels. EMS, public and pirvate, use other frequencies. EBR EMS uses talkgroups on the City of Baton Rouge TRS. Acadian Ambulance uses channes in the 155MHz range. I'm told the Medcom channels got some use after Katrinia but I didn't personally here any traffic.X1536 said:Has anyone ever seen an EMS company (not private) on anything but the med channels?
EMSA (the EMS provider for Tulsa and OKC) was on them for sometime untill the last couple years; EMSA-Tulsa is now operating on the state wide 800 TRS (digital/encrypted) and Oklahoma City is still operating on the UHF meds and switching over anytime to the same system.X1536 said:Has anyone ever seen an EMS company (not private) on anything but the med channels?
Med 1 through Med 8 in my area are unit-to-hospital with biomedical/telemetry if needed. I've never heard much activity on Med 9, and Med 10 is our hailing channel where units sign on/status/off and request patches/med control to the hospitals.X1536 said:Where I live 1-8 are hospital - ems if they tx on 468 and rx on 463 then no one can hear 468 except the hospital right? if another lifesquad was on that freq they could only hear 463 and not 468 right?