thanks! will give it a try! I miss the old VHF stuff!! Ex USFS FF!They may have switched to the new allocation where the downlink is supposed to be in the 406 to 406.1125 and the uplink in the 411.9875 to 419.9875 range. You then would have to do a limit search in the 406 through 411 range to find the new frequencies being used. This will be difficult because the traffic on it is limited and is only transmitted occasionally. A good time to listen is when someone down there breaks a new fire that is escaping initial attack and resources are being ordered for it.
In addition they may not be following the above allocations. Recently I found a downlink installed in the last year that moved from 417.025 to 415.075. It doesn't follow the above allocation mandated by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the equivalent of the FCC for the federal government use of the frequency ranges set aside for federal agencies.
I would sure like to know if the system frequencies have been changed and what they are. I haven't picked up anything on the 415 frequencies in the limited time I have to scan on my trips down there.
The South Zone system used to have VHF links off Frazier, the hub of the system. The 2005 directive I cited called for the elimination of VHF links. I'm not sure if that has been accomplished.thanks! will give it a try! I miss the old VHF stuff!! Ex USFS FF!