Question about Air Evac!!

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BC2001

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Hi, I am wondering if the air evac coverage is statewide in Kentucky?
I live in Bell County, Kentucky to be specific.. Very mountainous area.
Also, I am wondering if the Air Evac frequencies can be heard over long distances? Thanks in advance!!
 

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Best as I can tell, there are at least two air evac services in Kentucky. One is Air Methods and the other is PHI. Wouldn't be surprised if someone in West Virginia may also operate in Kentucky.

I'll hear both Air Methods (mostly) and PHI (rarely) calling in to University of Louisville hospital.

I think they use different towers throughout the state on different frequencies.

See: https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=1219

I imagine the helicopter/base comms go a pretty good distance with the helos being in the air, but hearing them via scanner is iffy. Whenever I hear them call into U of L, they are about 10 minutes out and are staticy.
 

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Are you referring to the air transport service Air Evac Lifeteam?

For their response area, see this page:
https://lifeteam.net/service-area/

They have bases all over Kentucky. In Tennessee, they use simplex communications with their base.
Yes, I am referring to Air Evac Lifeteam!
Also, when you say they have bases all over Kentucky, I am wondering if that means I should be able to hear them in Bell county?
 

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And, while I am here, I was also wondering if Air Evac will ever go P25 Digital?
 

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You can hear aircraft in flight at long distances depending on their altitude.
Some Air Evac Lifeteam frequencies might not be in the database.
Sometimes they move or shut down operations and the dtatabase listings might not be used any longer.
Check the wiki article and see if it agrees with the database for the ones in your area.
https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Air_Evac_Lifeteam_(US_Nationwide)
 
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Tom the Message board dropped the ) from the end of your URL

For the OP, here is the complete URL
https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Air_Evac_Lifeteam_(US_Nationwide)
You can hear aircraft in flight at long distances depending on their altitude.
Some Air Evac Lifeteam frequencies might not be in the database.
Sometimes they move or shut down operations and the dtatabase listings might not be used any longer.
Check the wiki article and see if it agrees with the database for the ones in your area.
https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Air_Evac_Lifeteam_(US_Nationwide)
 

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https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=1219


153.66500 WQJQ331 RM 331 DPL Air Evac 79 Air Evac Lifeteam 79 Operations-Whitley County FMN EMS Dispatch
173.32500 WPYH503 BM 032 DPL Air Evac 88 Air Evac Lifeteam 88 Operations-Harlan County FMN EMS Dispatch
463.55000 468.55000 WQAR241 F 141.3 PL Air Evac 88 Air Evac Lifeteam 88 Operations-Harlan County FMN EMS Dispatch
155.20500 WPVT614 BM 186.2 PL AirMthdsKLOZ Air Methods London Tower FM EMS Dispatch
155.35500 WQOP355 BM 110.9 PL AirMthds-Drt Air Methods Dorton Tower (Pike) FMN EMS Dispatch
152.39750 157.65750 WQLX627 RM 151.4 PL AirMthds-Drt Air Methods Repeater-Dorton (Pike) FMN EMS Dispatch
155.28000 WPYI677 BM 151.4 PL KY-9/HN VII KY-9 (Air Methods) and Health Net VII Joint Operations-Prestonsburg (Debord) FM Deprecated
453.50000 WNSU573 BM 123.0 PL St. Joe-Old St. Joseph Hospital (Air Methods)-Clover Bottom Tower FM Deprecated
 

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I doubt they will ever go p25, however our radios in the aircraft can be programmed on p25 channels. They are currently trying to program all base radios in pager mode to allow us to start being dispatched 24/7 over the radio, that is why they put the double 2 tones for dispatching. They are wanting pager mode so that we can leave the radios on at night and not be disturbed by other aircraft on that tower. Currently flight request are dispatched by phone from 10pm to 8 am. Some bases have started doing the 24/7 radio dispatch so your area may already. Hope this helps
 
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I doubt they will ever go p25, however our radios in the aircraft can be programmed on p25 channels. They are currently trying to program all base radios in pager mode to allow us to start being dispatched 24/7 over the radio, that is why they put the double 2 tones for dispatching. They are wanting pager mode so that we can leave the radios on at night and not be disturbed by other aircraft on that tower. Currently flight request are dispatched by phone from 10pm to 8 am. Some bases have started doing the 24/7 radio dispatch so your area may already. Hope this helps
They seem to be using pager mode here (AirEvac 39, Brazil IN airport, 158.400 DCS 155). I hear the double 2-tone go off in the wee hours if I'm up. They use the Safe-T P25 TSYS for LZ ground contact when possible, but some Departments are still on VHF analog; they're usually very accommodating about tuning the frequency and mode required. I've always enjoyed working with them.
 
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