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jbeal18

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Hello every, Wondering if anyone has a list of emergency freqs or good to have freqs for the national parks. Mostly looking for Badlands, Glacier, Yellowstone and Tetons. I know cell service is very bad in these areas, so just like to have them incase of an emergency or if we come across someone that needs help. Any help would be grateful!
 

kf8yk

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Just visited some of those parks a month ago, cell service in Grand Teton & Badlands wasn't terrible, Yellowstone was limited, mostly confined to areas around the lodges.

My Zoleo device worked everywhere in all the parks. If you can't justify purchasing a satellite communicator several places offer short term rentals with the service included, just Google 'Inreach rental' or 'satellite messenger rental'.
 

Ravenfalls

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Unless you have a mutual aid agreement in writing. Doubtful, if a ranking official for that park verbally says it OK no matter what the situation is.

Using federal Freq. Unlikely, but you could face federal charges?

Garmin two way. Or a PLB.

PLB edit your profile. As you visit parks. Add the dispatch # for local sheriff in your area. @ night occasionally the sheriff will take calls.

ACQ PLB AMAZON
 

chrismol1

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It's going to be sad:LOL: next year when new androids get satellite capability(with iphones already) and there won't be much of any real excuse to duke it out over out of cell range 'SHTF' 'EMCOMM' "load up the baofeng with police and fire fire freqs JUST IN CASE"
 

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Hello every, Wondering if anyone has a list of emergency freqs or good to have freqs for the national parks. Mostly looking for Badlands, Glacier, Yellowstone and Tetons. I know cell service is very bad in these areas, so just like to have them incase of an emergency or if we come across someone that needs help. Any help would be grateful!
Badlands has no simplex or even P25 frequencies, they operate exclusively on the SD Statewide P25 type II system on the Pennington County Sheriff main dispatch channel PCSO 1. They used to have a P25 repeater in the park but it is gone.
 

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Plus in the Badlands besides the new Statewide P25 system , there is the VHF backup system still in use in some parts around Hill City and Keystone. I had a friend who traveled out that way about a month ago and was monitoring they state system and vhf and he told me that he talked to one of the dept chiefs of the fire dept and they still use the vhf in some spots because the p25 just will not work well so if you travel out to SD make sure you have the VHF not only for Pennington County but Custer and Lawrence County as well. FYI if a medic unit from Rapid City is responding to the Black Hills on mutual aid , they will tell dispatch that they are switching from Rapid fire over to Black Hill fire channel to make contact with the units in that area as well.
 
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