San Diego County, The Mountain Empire
Scanner Frequencies
Updated August 2015

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 8/12/2016


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

August 2016 update. Most East County Fire units are dispatched on the MVU ( SD County Fire ) Talkgroups listed below.
Dispatch on 10A is simulcast on the Cal Fire Vhf dispatch frequency of 151.195.
After dispatch Command and Tactical channels will be assigned. Example Command 11F, Tac 11G. ( Campo, Lake Morena east = Zone 4 )

Generally Wildland fires are handled on VHF frequencies. All other on 800 Frequencies.

San Diego County fire. East County Talkgroups august 2016
DEC  HEX    Alpha Tag Description
10384 289   10A-MVU DISP Dispatch 10 A
28048 6d9   10B-MVU ADM Administration 10B
10320 285   10C-MVU CMD Command 10C
10416 28b   10D-MVU TAC Tac 1O D 
28112 6dd   10E-MVU TAC Tac 10 E 
10352 287   10F-MVU CMD Command 10F 
28080 6db   10G-MVU TAC Tac 10G 
28144 6df   10H-MVU TAC Tac 10H 
28208 6.00E+03   10I-MVU CMD Command 10 I 
28176 6.00E+01   10J-MVU TAC Tac 10 J
2288 08f   10K-MVU TAC Tac 10 K
2320 91   10L-MVU TRVL Travel 10 L
7056 1b9   10L-MVU FAIR FireAir 10 L
10448 28d   10O-MVU Tac Tac 10 O
DEC  HEX    Alpha Tag Description
624 27 CFA 11A TRVL Travel 11A (Countywide) 
656 29 CFA 11B Tac 11B 
688 02b CFA 11C Command 11C - Battalion 2/6 
720 02d CFA 11D Tac 11D - Battalion 2/6 
752 02f CFA 11E Tac 11E 
784 31 CFA 11F Command 11F - Battalion 3/4 
1520 05f CFA 11G Tac 11G - Battalion 3/4 
1552 61 CFA 11H Tac 11H 
1584 63 CFA 11I Command 11I - Incident 
1680 69 CFA 11J Tac 11J - Incident 
1712 06b CFA 11K Tac 11K 
1744 06d CFA 11L Command 11L - Incident 
1776 06f CFA 11M Tac 11M - Incident 
2128 85 CFA 11N Training/Misc 11N 
Note: Colum labeled DEC is the Trunk Tracker code for trunking scanners

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

2016 update. The frequencies below are the most used in San Diego County

San Diego County Fire      
RX FREQ RX CTCSS DISPLAY NOTES
151.1900 131.8 1 MVU 01 CDF MVU LOCAL NET 1
151.3325 131.8 2 MVU 02 CDF MVU LOCAL NET 2
168.7500 103.5 3 FS CNF CNF FOREST NET Until November
171.1375 103.5 4 CNF ADMIN FS ADMIN NET New Cng as of April 16
169.8125 0.0 5 US FWS US FISH & WILDLIFE
151.3550 103.5 6 CDF C1 CDF COMMAND 1
151.2650 103.5 7 CDF C2 CDF COMMAND 2
151.3400 103.5 8 CDF C3 CDF COMMAND 3
154.1750 103.5 9 XSD CMD 1 Tone 8 Co Wide/Tone 7 San Onofre
156.2250 107.2 10 XSD CMD 2 HCFA
153.9950 110.9 11 XSD CMD 3 S. D. CO. BRDR CMD TECATE T1
158.9700 103.5 12 XSD CMD 4 SAN DIEGO OLD SND CMD
153.8900 0.0 13 XSD CMD 5 OLD NORTH CMD
154.0250 131.8 14 XSD CMD 6 N ZONE WEST
154.2350 0.0 15 XSD CMD 7 N ZONE EAST
154.8150 103.5 16 XSD CMD10 CHULA VISTA VHF INTEROP
153.8150 0.0 17 XSD CMD21 FALLBROOK
151.2575 192.8 18 CDF T1 CDF TAC 1
151.2500 192.8 19 CDF T5 CDF TAC 5
151.3700 192.8 20 CDF T8 CDF TAC 8
155.0850 0.0 21 XSD TAC 1 XSD TAC 1
154.4300 103.5 22 XSD TAC 2 XSD TAC 2
154.1450 103.5 23 XSD TAC 3 SAN DIEGO TAC 1
154.3100 103.5 24 XSD TAC 4 SAN DIEGO TAC 2
154.2500 0.0 25 XSD TAC 5 NORTH COUNTY TAC 1
154.4150 0.0 26 XSD TAC 6 NORTH COUNTY TAC 3
159.1650 0.0 27 XSD TAC 7 NORTH ZONE
154.3550 0.0 28 XSD TAC 8 SAN DIEGO COUNTY GREY
156.0150 0.0 29 XSD TAC 9 NORTH ZONE
155.5650 0.0 30 XSD TAC10 OCS
154.3850 0.0 31 XSD TAC13 NORTH ZONE
154.3250 103.5 32 XSD TAC22 ESCONDIDO VHF INTEROP
166.5500 0.0 33 R5 T4 FS R5 TAC 4
167.1125 0.0 34 R5 T5 FS R5 TAC 5
168.2375 0.0 35 R5 T6 FS R5 TAC 6
154.2650 156.7 37 VFIRE 22 VFIRE 22
154.2950 156.7 38 VFIRE 23 VFIRE 23
151.2200 192.8 40 CDF A/G 1 CDF Air to Ground 1
159.2625 192.8 41 CDF A/G 2 CDF Air to Ground 2
156.1650 107.2 42 XSD A/G SAN DIEGO CO. AIR to GROUND
168.4875 0.0 43 AG-53 FS AIR/GROUND 53
169.1125 0.0 44 AG-59 FS AIR/GROUND 59
171.4250 103.5 45FS CNF NEW CNF FOREST NET After November 16

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.

Iphone and Android Devices

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

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Information courtesy of various Internet websites below.

www.sandiegoscan.com
The Radio Reference
Radio Scanner Guide

This page is at http://www.craigwilliams.com/radio/scanner/heartland.htm

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