Lifeflight Portland

Fielder3

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Anyone know what frequencies Lifeflight is now using for their ground hospital to hospital fleet? They have added a bunch of vans into service. I'm not sure if they are using Aurora as a base or something closer in to the metro area.
 

radiotweester

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As there's no new in FCC ULS for Oregon, my guess would be the BOEC and WCCCA Trunked HEAR talkgroups. I saw one of the vans at St V a few weeks back, but wasn't quick enough to see the antennas. You might also try the 2 LifeFlight TGs on BOEC, but I'd guess those are still aircraft only.
 

V_A_R_I_A_B_L_E

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Saw this today and remembered this post so I snapped some pics for ya....It's kinda looking like maybe they don't use radios at all?

There's what appears to be an AM/FM whip near the hood, and a small shark fin on the roof. Pics of 2020 Ford Transit vans online make it seem as though these are probably both stock from the factory. The rest of the roof looks slick, nothing aftermarket besides lighting.
 

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radiotweester

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I've not heard any HEAR traffic on either BOEC or WCCCA besides the helos, so I'm guessing maybe they are back to using phones and got away from contracting with AMR and MetroWest aircraft/hospital transfers? I'll try to check next time a fixedwing transfer comes in to HIO.
 

jasone234

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I work for lifeflight we use Verizon phones for dispatching push to talk.
We are bls non emergency and wheelchair vans.mostly pt transport from hospital to care centers or rehab facilities.
 

KE7JFF

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I work for lifeflight we use Verizon phones for dispatching push to talk.
We are bls non emergency and wheelchair vans.mostly pt transport from hospital to care centers or rehab facilities.
I think the PANDAs have a VHF radio still....at least on the last one I had to do a jump start on at OHSU...
 
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