San Diego County, The Mountain Empire
Scanner Frequencies
Updated July 6, 2014

Scanner frequencies for the Mountain Empire Area of San Diego East County. Provided for residents who are interested in monitoring fire frequencies using Trunk Tracker scanners on the San Diego County 800 Mhz frequencies and State and Federal agencies on VHF. Also see our Emergency acronyms and definitions page.

NOTE: For additional areas and frequencies and help setting up your scanner see RadioReference at http://www.radioreference.com

San Diego County, RCS, 800 Mhz Trunking System, Transmitter Site

The tables below are the tower frequencies and talkgroups for the Analog Heartland Fire Frequencies. The same tower frequencies work on digital scanners using digital talk groups. See the instructions for your scanner on programming these frequencies. Basically you need to enter the site frequencies, use the sites in bold for the Mountain Empire area, and then enter the Talkgroup numbers. With most new APCO25 scanners you only need to enter the control channels.

Click on this link to open an Adobe PDF file of the County RCS transmitter sites.

Red* are Primary Control Channels, Blue* are alternate control channels

Site

Name

Freqs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

001

South Zone

866.03750

866.13750

866.41250

866.43750

866.63750

866.88750

866.91250

867.06250

867.13750

 

 

867.38750

867.41250

867.61250

867.63750

867.91250a

868.07500a

868.13750a

868.41250c

868.43750

 

 

868.60000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

002

North Zone

856.17500

856.20000

857.17500

857.20000

858.17500

858.20000

859.20000

860.17500

860.20000

 

 

860.22500

861.00000

861.15000

861.20000a

861.50000

862.15000a

862.20000a

863.15000c

864.25000

 

 

865.00000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

003

East Zone

858.15000

860.15000

866.06250

866.08750

866.57500

867.58750

867.95000a

868.37500a

868.55000a

 

 

868.92500c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

004

Northeast Zone

866.66250

866.68750

866.83750

867.16250

867.33750

867.66250

867.83750a

868.16250a

868.18750c

 

 

868.33750a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

005

Boucher Hill (NE)

866.30000

867.05000

867.58750

868.45000c

 

 

 

 

 

010

Harmony Hill (N)

866.27500

866.80000

867.30000

867.75000c

 

 

 

 

 

011

Hendrix Peak (E)

857.17500

858.17500

861.20000c

863.05000

867.05000

 

 

 

 

012

Jojoba Hill (N)

867.06250

867.16250

868.66250c

 

 

 

 

 

 

018

Rams Hill (NE)

866.86250

867.36250

868.86250c

 

 

 

 

 

 

019

Sierra Rojo (NE)

866.60000

867.18750

867.68750

868.33750

868.83750c

 

 

 

 

021

Superstition Mtn (I)

856.42500

859.00000

861.25000

862.25000

863.25000c

 

 

 

 

024

San Onofre (N)

867.07500

867.56250

867.95000

868.07500

868.47500c

 

 

 

 

025

Black Mtn (I)

856.20000

858.20000c

859.25000

864.10000

865.10000a

 

 

 

 

026

Felicity (I)

856.10000

857.10000a

861.10000

862.05000c

 

 

 

 

 

027

Hubbard Hill (N)

862.25000

863.25000

864.25000

865.25000c

 

 

 

 

 

030

El Centro (I)

857.02500

857.20000

858.02500

858.07500

859.02500

860.02500

864.05000a

865.05000a

865.25000c

031

Salton City (I)

856.22500

857.22500c

858.22500a

866.13750

 

 

 

 

 

032

Brawley (I)

856.07500

857.07500

858.05000

859.05000

859.07500

860.20000c

861.05000

863.10000a

864.25000a

034

Banner Ranch (E)

867.27500

867.77500c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From http://www.radioreference.com
As of 4/5/2009


Talkgroups, Heartland Inland Fire, Monta Vista (Cal Fire) ( San Diego, Mountain Empire )

April 2009 update. Most East County Fire units are now being dispatched on the MVU (CF)Talkgroups listed below. As of July 1 2008, Campo Fire, Boulevard Fire, Laguna Fire and Palomar Fire have also moved to MV Dispatch. Below is the latest information on the CF Zone Talk Groups

California Department of Forestry Talkgroups April 2009

DEC  HEX  Mode   Alpha Tag Description
10384 289 A 10A-MVU DISP Dispatch 10 A
28048 6d9 A 10B-MVU ADM Administration 10B
10320 285 A 10C-MVU CMD Command 10C
10416 28b A 10D-MVU TAC Tac 1O D 
28112 6dd A 10E-MVU TAC Tac 10 E 
10352 287 A 10F-MVU CMD Command 10F 
28080 6db A 10G-MVU TAC Tac 10G 
28144 6df A 10H-MVU TAC Tac 10H 
28208 6.00E+03 A 10I-MVU CMD Command 10 I 
28176 6.00E+01 A 10J-MVU TAC Tac 10 J
2288 08f A 10K-MVU TAC Tac 10 K
2320 91 A 10L-MVU TRVL Travel 10 L
7056 1b9 A 10L-MVU FAIR FireAir 10 L
10448 28d A 10O-MVU Tac Tac 10 O
Note: Colum labeled DEC is the Trunk Tracker code for trunking scanners

State (CDF) and Federal (USFS) Fire, VHF Frequencies

2014 update. The frequencies below are the most used in San Diego County

RX FREQ RX CTCSS DISPLAY NOTES
151.1900 131.8 1 MVU L CDF MVU LOCAL NET
151.3550 103.5 2 CDF C1 CDF COMMAND 1
151.2650 103.5 3 CDF C2 CDF COMMAND 2
151.3400 103.5 4 CDF C3 CDF COMMAND 3
151.2200 0.0 5 CDF A/G CDF AIR TO GROUND
151.2500 192.8 6 CDF T5 CDF TAC 5
151.3700 192.8 7 CDF T8 CDF TAC 8
151.4600 192.8 8 CDF T12 CDF TAC 12
151.4750 192.8 9 CDF T13 CDF TAC 13
153.9950 110.9 10 XSD BCMD BORDER COMMAND
168.7500 103.5 11 FS CNF CNF FOREST NET
168.1500 103.5 12 CNF ADMIN FS ADMIN NET
168.2000 0.0 13 NIFC T2 NIFC TAC 2
166.5500 0.0 14 R5 T4 FS R5 TAC 4
167.1125 0.0 15 R5 T5 FS R5 TAC 5
168.2375 0.0 16 R5 T6 FS R5 TAC 6
164.1250 0.0 17 SERVICE CNF SERVICE NET
169.1125 0.0 18 R5 AG-59 FS AIR/GROUND PRI CA04
168.4875 0.0 19 R5 AG-53 FS AIR/GROUND SEC CA04
169.8125 0.0 20 US FWS US FISH & WILDLIFE
154.1750 103.5 21 XSD CMD1 T8 CO WIDE/T7 SAN ONOFRE
154.1750 103.5 21A XSDC1NEW Sept.2014 T8 Co Wide/T7 San Onofre
155.0850 0.0 22 XSD TAC 1 XSD TAC 1
154.4300 103.5 23 XSD TAC 2 XSD TAC 2
153.8900 0.0 24 XSD N CMD XSD NORTH COMMAND
154.0250 131.8 25 OCS V6 R N ZONE WEST: T3 OCS/T5 DEL MAR
154.2350 0.0 26 GREEN 1 N ZONE EAST: T1 RED/T4 PAL. MT
154.3250 103.5 27 ESC GREEN ESCONDIDO VHF INTEROP
154.0250 110.9 28 OCS V9 PR PORTABLE REPEATER
153.8150 0.0 29 BROWN R FALLBROOK
154.2500 0.0 30 NCF TAC 1 NORTH COUNTY TAC 1
154.4150 0.0 31 NCF TAC 3 NORTH COUNTY TAC 3
154.3550 0.0 32 GREY SAN DIEGO COUNTY GREY
154.3850 0.0 33 GREEN 2 NORTH ZONE
159.1650 0.0 34 OCS V7 NORTH ZONE
156.0150 0.0 35 OCS V8 NORTH ZONE
158.9700 103.5 36 SND CMD SAN DIEGO COMMAND
154.1450 103.5 37 SND TAC 1 SAN DIEGO TAC 1
154.3100 103.5 38 SND TAC 2 SAN DIEGO TAC 2
154.8150 103.5 39 CHV CHULA VISTA VHF INTEROP
154.2650 156.7 40 VFIRE 22 VFIRE 22
154.2950 156.7 41 VFIRE 23 VFIRE 23
156.0750 156.7 42 CALCORD CALCORD
153.7550 192.8 43 CESRS CESRS CA TRAVEL NET

Scanner Software

Freescan Free scanner software for the Uniden SC230, BC246T, UBC3500XLT, BR330T, BCD396T, BC346XT, BCD396XT, BCT15X, BCD996XT, BCT15 and BCD996T

Reference. The Scannerstuff, Southern California Frequency directory book is an excellent reference for scanners in general and a complete list of frequencies used in Southern California. Their website is at www.californiascanner.com. The book is available in San Diego at the Ham Radio Outlet. Manuals. If you are missing a manual for your scanner try this site.


Note: In the Mountain Empire the CHP has switched to the RCS digital system with the SDSO. See RadioReference for Talk Groups.

My favorite Iphone and android application to monitor on line scanners is Scanner Radio Delux by Gordon Edwards

Information courtesy of various Internet websites below.

www.sandiegoscan.com
The Radio Reference
Radio Scanner Guide

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