San Diego County, The Mountain Empire
Scanner Frequencies
Updated July 6 2012

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.

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

Ch Frequency Name
1 151.1900 MONTA VISTA
2 151.3550 MV COMMAND 1
3 151.2650 MV COMMAND 2
4 151.3400 MV COMMAND 3
5 151.2200 CDF AIR TO GROUND
6 151.2500 CDF T5
7 151.3700 CDF T8
8 151.4600 CDFT12
9 151.4750 CDFT13
10 153.9950 BORDER COMMAND
11 156.0750 CALCORD
12 154.1750 XSD COMMAND
13 155.0850 XSD TAC 1
14 154.3550 SD COUNTY GREY
15 151.1375 VTAC 11
16 154.4525 VTAC 12
17 158.7375 VTAC 13
18 159.4725 VTAC 14
19 154.2350 GREEN
20 153.8150 BROWN
21 154.2800 WHITE 1
22 154.2650 VFIRE 22
23 154.2950 VFIRE 23
24 168.7500 CNF DISPATCH
25 168.1500 CNF ADMIN
26 166.5500 FS TAC 4
27 167.1125 FS TAC 5
28 168.2375 FS TAC 6
29 164.1250 CNF SERVICE
30 169.1125 FS AIR/GROUND
31 168.2000 NIFC TAC 2
32 169.8125 FISH & WILDLIFE
33 153.7550 CESRS CA TRAVEL

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. To monitor these frequencies you need a digital scanner! Follow this link to the strong signals website for an extensive list of analog and digital scanners.

Information courtesy of various Internet websites below.

www.scandiego.com
www.sandiegoscan.com
The Radio Reference
Radio Scanner Guide

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