- Sep 6, 2003
- Allendale, Michigan
Still looking for Ottawa VHF fireground frequencies rx/tx/pl. Please help
Yes they use VHF I am a ham radio operator and we work parades in Springlake and we use their fireground 9 which is vhf. They also dispatch both on 800 mhz and vhf Their fireground vhf go to 1-10Are you certain they're VHF? Direct from the database...
Ottawa County Central Dispatch AuthorityFireground operations use 800 MHz national interopability frequences.
Recent Ottawa County Dispatch meeting minutes said that migration to 800mhz paging was being left up to the fire chiefs, and would not currently be directed by the Dispatch Authority.Ottawa County replaced VHF equipment on towers for fire paging at the same time they built towers for 800MHz. Currently the Fire North and Fire South VHF frequencies are active for the paging system. At some point when they feel like it, they'll switch to 800MHz paging, especially since every boarder county is strictly on the digital system.
I'd suggest searching the FCC ULS database for VHF/UHF frequencies in the PW service group. It should help narrow down the search for what is and isn't active regarding local frequencies.Is there a list of the actual frequencies available (either VHS or 800 MHz) that can be matched up to the various Fireground channels that are used in Ottawa County (Fireground 6, Fireground 7, Fireground 8, Fireground 9, etc.).
Are some of the older VHS Fireground frequencies still in use for fighting fires or are those used strictly for non-critical events (one member mentioned here that the Spring Lake VHS fireground frequency was used for a parade)?