Re: Del Norte County Fire frequencies question
- Here in Humboldt it's done pretty similarly to what you're saying, Jake.
Any combined CalFire + Locals incident will be dispatched on both the
HUU 151.25R and the 154.07R "County Net," with both the tactical
(simplex) frequency and the command freq generally assigned at the time
of dispatch. Unless things are really hopping, "Command" will be one of
the two dispatch freqs (depending on who the incident belongs to), but
it tends to be only traffic between the IC and Fortuna Dispatch
Most responding units will acknowledge on whichever (repeated) freq
they're dispatched, but from then on MOST of the comms is on the simplex
In Humboldt County the 154.07 is the only repeated county fire freq,
with multi sites, but even still it has a lot of dead spots. Perhaps Del
Norte has a similar problem and they have to rely on simplex when
repeaters would be "better."
OTOH of course, once you're on-scene, fireground ops is almost always
better using simplex. You needn't worry about getting into a repeater 5
or 10 or 20 miles away when you're only talking to people within a few
hundred feet from you.
On 5/20/2011 10:29, Jake H wrote:
> I've been seeing more Units trying the dual frequency idea of dispatch happening on local net and response occurs on a county or local command net of some sort. It's a boon for very busy Units that have dispatch after dispatch, keeps the channel clear. However it does require a mirrored infrastructure of repeaters etc to accomplish. With some homeland security grants I'm sure that was cheap or free. But Del Norte I can't imagine being busy on local net. So find some countywide repeater freq that is licensed to del norte and see if you hear responses on that.