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Help finding a Radio Freq

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I am looking to find the frequency and PL tones for the Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department located some of Tucson. Can anyone help me out? I hear them say switch to channel 1 but can find where they are talking at. Thanks~Kos
 

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Maybe listed under the county or a fire assn.

Channel 1 may also be simplex so little might be heard if you're not nearby.
 

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Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
2111 West Dove Way
Amado, AZ 85645
(520) 398-9806

Hello. I had some ideas that since this PDF ( http://tinyurl.com/jtkbz ) shows the Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is a part of PCWIN, that maybe they are on this TRS:
http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=TRSDB&sid=2341

If not, maybe they share channels with other Fire Agencies in Pima County:


WPTG350
GREEN VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT
1285 W CAMINO ENCANTO
GREEN VALLEY, AZ 85614
Control Points:
1. 1285 W CAMINO ENCANTO, PIMA, GREEN VALLEY, AZ
P: (520)625-9400
2. 555 N LA CANADA, PIMA, GREEN VALLEY, AZ
P: (520)625-4744
3. 6950 S BEEHIVE, PIMA, TUSCON, AZ
P: (520)883-4190
150.805
155.355
155.775
158.895

KSQ330
R/M Management Co., Inc.
9221 E Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Transmitter Address /Area of Operation:
1. 2.5 MI NW OF MOUNT HOPKINS 24 MI N
NOGALES, AZ PIMA County
2. 555 N LA CANADA
GREEN VALLEY, AZ PIMA County
3. 19.0 km radius around centerpoint
NOGALES, AZ PIMA County
153.905
154.325
154.370
 

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While the Elephant Head VFD will be part of a some-day, future, PCWIN system, the reference to the TRS system will not be fruitful. The system only exists in theory, discussions, and frequencies on paper that will likely change. None of the frequencies mentioned for the PCWIN TRS are active.

Per the SouthWest Frequency Directory, volume 9, they are dispatched by Rural Metro on F7. Rural-Metro's F1 is 154.37mhz, PL 151.4, simplex. You might give that a try.

I've never heard Elephant Head VFD, but then I typically do not listen to R-M.

John
SE of Tucson
 

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deja vu

I'm seeing double!

"It won't give you the PL tone, but depending on what scanner you have, you can set the scanner to find the tone for you."

cristisphoto said:
Best of my knowleldge:
They don't list PL tones only the frequencies.
:roll: Crista
 

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If you live in Arizona, have a scanner and need frequency info then you need to buy the book that is linked below this post :)


 

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Seeing Double....

Mick said:
I'm seeing double!

"It won't give you the PL tone, but depending on what scanner you have, you can set the scanner to find the tone for you."
YEah my bad!! :roll:

I couldn't get into the Edit as usua soo
I said what the hec,k and posted anyways..;)

Crista
 

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Lots of variables to look at, but you won't need a PL tone to hear anything, since you have not a selected pl to listen to. In other words, you should hear all transmitted conversations on any given channel, without difficulty. Your typical sacnner cannot be programmed to lock out PL tones anyway. Do you use an outside antenna? Raise one about 20-50 feet, and you won't miss much but what's in your wallet!
 
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