Lane County Fire Freqs

southradio

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While in the Eugene area recently, I noticed that 154.355 was coming up with a CTCSS tone of 123.0 which appeared to be only on the dispatch side and that the mobiles were coming across with what I believe was 186.2. Is that correct (it was a busy weekday so there was lots of activity on multiple freqs)? I don't see any tones shown for METRO 1 in the DB so perhaps those living in the area can confirm what I believe I spotted in occasional glances at the scanner while driving. I can understand why they'd want to avoid interference with Tillamook County in particular on that frequency.
 

rcluster

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Yep, you have the tones correct. If you put either one in most scanners you will only hear one side of the conversation. I just leave mine with no tone set so I can receive both sides. They used to have a tone on the dispatcher side only with mobiles set to no tone. I don't know why they changed and I don't understand the reason behind either method.

Ron in Eugene
 

OregonScanner

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They do split tones on 154.20500 Lane 15 also. Mobiles/portables transmit different tones than dispatch. One side is 186.2 PL the other transmits 146.2 PL.
 

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That odd, 186.2 PL Firecom 1 and units transmit , could be error with scanners. I have scanned freqs on a scanner that have no RX tone and 67.0 or random PL's would come up. Firecom from what I understand and my lists, there no tone on RX for Firecom 1 or lane 15, they have transmit the right PL to get in Coburg simplex repeaters for Firecom 1 and Lane 15.
 
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OregonScanner

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I've noticed the 123.0 PL tone on Firecom 1 dispatch side ever since they patched the VHF freq to the trunked system. Before patching to the trunked system it was dispatch CSQ mobiles 186.2 PL.
 

southradio

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Well, it appears that changes have indeed occurred. Thanks, everyone, for the comments. Since nothing was shown in the Radio Reference database for a PL on Firecom 1, I figured the locals might know for sure and they do.
 

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Fire is VHF analog but they patch a few of the Firecom frequencies to the trunked system probably for interoperability with police on the system.
 
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