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RX FREQ RX CTCSS TX FREQ TX CTCSS PWR W/N DISPLAY NOTES
172.3750 0.0 169.9500 0.0 H N 78 FS ANF USFS Angeles NF
171.4750 0.0 169.8750 0.0 H N 79 FS BDF USFS San Bernardino NF
168.7500 0.0 171.4250 0.0 H N 80 FS CNF USFS Cleveland NF *
171.5250 0.0 169.9500 0.0 H N 81 FS ENF USFS El Dorado NF
168.1250 0.0 173.8000 0.0 H N 82 FS INF USFS Inyo NF
164.1750 0.0 164.9750 0.0 H N 83 FS KNF USFS Klamath NF
172.2250 0.0 171.4750 0.0 H N 84 FS LNF USFS Lassen NF
170.5500 0.0 169.9000 0.0 H N 85 FS LPF USFS Los Padres NF
168.7500 0.0 170.1750 0.0 H N 86 FS MDF USFS Modoc NF
169.1750 0.0 169.9750 0.0 H N 87 FS MNF USFS Mendocino NF
170.5500 0.0 169.9000 0.0 H N 88 FS PNF USFS Plumas NF
171.5750 0.0 169.1000 0.0 H N 89 FS SHF USFS Shasta-Trinity NF
172.2250 0.0 169.9250 0.0 H N 90 FS SNF USFS Sierra NF
168.7250 0.0 170.1250 0.0 H N 91 FS SRF USFS Six Rivers NF
168.7500 0.0 170.5000 0.0 H N 92 FS STF USFS Stanislaus NF
168.7750 0.0 170.6000 0.0 H N 93 FS SQF USFS Sequoia NF
172.3750 0.0 171.5750 0.0 H N 94 FS TMU USFS Lake Tahoe Mgmt Unit
168.7750 0.0 170.5750 0.0 H N 95 FS TNF USFS Tahoe NF
169.8750 0.0 170.4750 0.0 H N 96 FS TOF USFS Toiyabe NF
168.3000 0.0 168.3000 0.0 H N 98 BLM SOA BLM SCENE OF ACTION
173.9125 0.0 173.9125 0.0 L N 106 FSR5 T4 USFS RGN 5 TAC 4
173.9625 0.0 173.9625 0.0 L N 107 FSR5 T5 USFS RGN 5 TAC 5
173.9875 0.0 173.9875 0.0 L N 108 FSR5 T6 USFS RGN 5 TAC 6
166.7500 0.0 172.7250 0.0 H N 116 BLM LAW BLM LAW NET
166.3750 0.0 166.9750 0.0 H N 117 BLM ADM BLM ADMIN NET
166.4875 0.0 167.0750 0.0 H N 118 BLMFIRE BLM FIRE NET
168.3500 0.0 168.3500 0.0 L N 119 168.350 USFS Common User 1
163.1000 0.0 163.1000 0.0 L N 120 163.100 USFS Common User 2
170.0125 0.0 170.0125 0.0 L N 121 170.0125 FEDERAL IR-6
170.4125 0.0 170.4125 0.0 L N 122 170.4125 FEDERAL IR-7
170.6875 0.0 170.6875 0.0 L N 123 170.6875 FEDERAL IR-8
173.0375 0.0 173.0375 0.0 L N 124 173.0375 FEDERAL IR-9
168.5500 0.0 168.5500 0.0 L N 125 168.550 USFS NIMS Calling Channel
151.2200 0.0 151.2200 0.0 L N 126 CDF A/G CDF Air to Ground NET
167.9500 0.0 167.9500 0.0 L N 127 BLM A/G BLM Air to Ground NET
170.0000 0.0 170.0000 0.0 L N 128 FS A/G USFS Air to Ground NET
168.6250 0.0 168.6250 110.9 L N 138 GUARD AIR GUARD - emerg. use only

CTCSS TONES:
T1=110.9 Hz T9=100.0 Hz
T2=123.0 Hz T10=107.2 Hz
T3=131.8 Hz T11=114.8 Hz
T4=136.5 Hz T12=127.3 Hz
T5=146.2 Hz T13=141.3 Hz
T6=156.7 Hz T14=151.4 Hz
T7=167.9 Hz T15=162.2 Hz
T8=103.5 Hz T16=192.8 Hz
 

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Hello Trooperdude:

Looks like a good list, as I have zeroed in on the USFS Air Tanker traffic, for a few months now. Great listening!

I use two scanners, one scanner scans the known published frequencies, and the second scanner searches the top of the VHF band, 162 to 174 MHz, and I have caught quit a few unknown frequencies this way. The best is the Aircraft Tactical Commander (Air to Air) that calls all the aircraft onto the fire for the drops. As new frequencies are found they are programmed into the first scanner and locked out of the second scanner.

Several years ago we had a big forest fire here in the Antelope Valley here, we have a few that talk on the VHF MURs channels, (151.82 151.88 151.94 154.6 and 154.57) we were hearing fire traffic on one of these VHF Frequencies. But because the fire fighters traffic was emergency traffic we didn't talk but listened in. But after a day or so the Fire Chief said he could go some cold drinks and Pizza. Well one of our guys answers the Fire Chief wanting to know what all he needs as he would bring it to him.
The Fire Chief thought it was one of his fire fighters spoofing him. And wanted to know who was answering him on a fire frequency???!!!!.

Our guy explained the MURs Radio Service, and again offered to bring cold drinks and Pizza. Others came on the radio and said yes it’s worth a try. Long story short,.... Our guy was given directions and authority to bring up the cold drinks and Pizza. We all got a kick out of all this and offered to pay for it all. The Fire Fighter group out of N. California also enjoyed it all. We found out that when they got there they re-programmed there radios for that frequency since many other frequencies were being used. And it apperaed there wasn't much radio coordination going on.

Point of all this, ya need to search around the frequencies when a fire happens.

Jay in the Mojave Desert.
 

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Great story Jay! Programming in a MURS frequency for communications within a crew is prohibited by policy of both the Forest Service and the federal government. Some radio techs would be upset by such an occurrence. However, I think these guys used some good thinking in light of the strong direction not to use simplex frequencies programmed into the radio for their home unit when traveling away from it. I have a couple of stories of my own of the problems created by using home unit simplex frequencies for chit chat when away. These guys just didn't want to go through the procedure to come up with an intra-squad frequency so they probably picked a MURS one on purpose. I can assure you that there was good radio and frequency coordination going on but that these guys were "flying under the radar" so they could chit chat among themselves.

The lack of a sufficient number of intra-squad frequencies was highlighted in a study done by NIFC some years back. They had some crews use digital with NAC talkgroups on a couple of the National Cache tactical frequencies for a one or two year period. Because of the need for nationally approved tactical frequencies (Tacs 6 and 7 were used in this study) I don't think any further work was done, but with the advent of narrow banding, I'm not sure that some work is being done to establish a number of frequencies for this use. This is another good reason for people to take the opportunity, as you have, to keep a scanner on search when there is a large incident within shouting distance.
 

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Thanks for the list... Anybody know if the 116, 117, 118 BLM freqs would ever be active in the LA County area?

Dave
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Hello Exsmokey:

I don't think anyone cared if they used a MURs frequency, there was so much traffic on the radios monitoring was fun as most all the channels were being used as ther were fires all over. We didn't mind we just listened in. And stayed out of the way radio wise.

Well I am glad to hear that the boys had the frequencies coordinated. I've been in deployed situtions were we throw the book out.

I hope they can get more frequencies. With digital technology hopefuly in the near further this may not be a big problem.

Jay in the Mojave Desert
 

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anyone listening to the NocalFire feed? FWIW I have heard them talking about CESRS and "NIFC 26". And the LAFD and Berdoo strike teams
 

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anyone listening to the NocalFire feed? FWIW I have heard them talking about CESRS and "NIFC 26". And the LAFD and Berdoo strike teams
CESRS is the new simplex travel channel, and it's in the NorCal load out on the
PCR1000, (BTW I provide the NorCal feed to scannerbuff.net) :D

Yes I know I need to do some antenna work when the air temperature drops below the surface of the sun's.
 
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