New Calfire statewide frequencies?

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jt1331

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155.1750 .2050 .2200 156.2950 fbt/mo 100 w erp. Statewide. Pw/aashto.
 

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These were posted on the Nor Cal APCO frequency log, and it looks like they were recently approved. Not surprising you haven't seen them at Cal Fire yet. It'll take a while to trickle down.

http://www.napco.org/freqlogs/140627fl.pdf about half way down on the first page.

They are listed as FBT/MO and don't appear to be "paired", so I'd suspect they are new TAC channels.
 

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155.1750, 155.2050, and 155.2200 are licensed to several ambulance companies, schools and the State of California Office of Emergency Services for statewide EMS operations. 156.2950 is not licensed to anyone in California.
 

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The FCC approved a modification to KNCE436 on 6/17/14 to increase the number of temp base stations (now 10) and mobiles (from 40 to 10,000) and add frequencies 155.175, 155.205, 155.220, 155.235, 155.265, & 155.295 to the existing 155.160, 155.280, and 155.340. [I believe the "156.295" listing was a typo on NAPCO's part.]

The state EMS Authority has been working on developing communications plans for Ambulance Strike Teams; the new frequencies on this license would indicate progress in that regards, and we may be seeing some or all of the new channels being included in future updates of CalFire and other first responder frequency loads.

Some State licenses are agency specific, while other licenses are multi-agency (KG3310 comes to immediate mind, with OES, CDCR, Food & Ag and CSU having shared two frequencies in the 153 MHz range) so I don't put a lot of trust in the 'CalFire' designation in the NAPCO log listing.
 

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155.1750, 155.2050, and 155.2200 are licensed to several ambulance companies, schools and the State of California Office of Emergency Services for statewide EMS operations. 156.2950 is not licensed to anyone in California.
Bryan is correct on all counts. Based upon that fact alone, I do not think these channels are going to be part of CAL FIRE's standard channel lineup for fire operations. They are already imbedded statewide with multiple agencies as EMS channels. I would suspect they will be earmarked for some sort of EMS interop...just my .02
 

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155. 2050 has a lot of activity on it here in Palm Springs, but it doesn't sound like Ambulance Traffic. More like Police Traffic, but as all the PSPD traffic out here is encrypted, that is somewhat impossible. :p
 

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The FCC approved a modification to KNCE436 on 6/17/14 to increase the number of temp base stations (now 10) and mobiles (from 40 to 10,000) and add frequencies 155.175, 155.205, 155.220, 155.235, 155.265, & 155.295 to the existing 155.160, 155.280, and 155.340. [I believe the "156.295" listing was a typo on NAPCO's part.]...
Except for 155.3400 mHz, which is V-MED 28 out of National Interoperability Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference, you're listing SAR frequencies out of the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide.

Wonder what they're doing with SAR freqs... ?
 

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Since these don't appear to be CALFIRE specific and are more mutual aid /interoperability purpose, and that they aren't in use, I'm going to close out this 2 year old thread
 
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