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State Law Enforcement Agency Allocations

(From the July "Service Search" column by Larry Van Horn, MT Assistant Editor)

Whether you are aware of it or not, there is a quiet revolution going on in the VHF/UHF frequency spectrum. Instead of being assigned frequencies from those set aside for each separate license classification, license applicants now draw from a frequency pool. The entire radio spectrum coordinated by the private land mobile service is separated into only two pools: public safety/public service and industrial/business.

Service Search will be taking an in-depth look at all the new public safety allocations and the frequency spacing plans currently being licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Scanner listeners should be listening for newly allocated splinter channels (VHF 7.5 kHz/UHF 6.25 kHz) to become active in their areas.

Over the summer, many families take to the road, so in this month's column we will cover the frequencies coordinated for highway patrol and other state law enforcement agencies (FCC service code "PP State"). Next to each frequency are listed the states which are licensed to operate there, based on current FCC database information. We have also included the National Law Enforcement channels (NLEC) 155.475 and 155.4875 -- a new frequency created with the new channel spacing.

State Law Enforcement Agency Allocations
Freq    Class of Stn    States Licensed/Pending and notes
42.02   Base or mobile  AK CA GA MS MO WV
42.04   Base or mobile  CT FL NE NY WI WV
42.06   Base or mobile  MO SC TX WV
42.08   Base or mobile  CA MS OH SC 
42.10   Base or mobile  SC WV
42.12   Base or mobile  CA IN ME MO MS SC WV
42.14   Base or mobile  ME NY SC WI
42.16   Base or mobile  CA IN MS PA
42.18   Mobile  CA CT GA MI MS NE
42.20   Mobile  CA CT IN MS NE
42.22   Mobile  MO NC WI
42.24   Mobile  CA CT ID MI MS 
42.26   Mobile  IA ND SC TN WV
42.28   Mobile  CA MI NE TN
42.30   Mobile  CA CT MI MS NE NY
42.32   Base or mobile  GA MO OK
42.34   Base or mobile  CA IL MA NE SC
42.36   Base or mobile  CA CT IL NY TN
42.38   Base or mobile  MA MO NC ND WI
42.40   Base or mobile  CA IN MA
42.42   Base or mobile  CA IN MA TN
42.44   Base or mobile  CA IL MA NH OR
42.46   Base or mobile  CA IL MA NE
42.48   Base or mobile  CA CT MI NE NY
42.50   Base or mobile  CA IL MA NC NV
42.52   Base or mobile  CA CT IL NC NY PA
42.54   Base or mobile  CA ID IL MA
42.56   Base or mobile  CA IL MN NC ND NV OH OR PA TN
42.58   Base or mobile  CT MI MO NC NV 
42.60   Base or mobile  CA IL NC OK PA
42.62   Base or mobile  CA IL NC PA RI
42.64   Base or mobile  CA CT MI NC
42.66   Mobile  CA IL NC OH WY
42.68   Mobile  CA CT IL MI NC
42.70   Mobile  CA IL NC NV
42.72   Mobile  CA IL NC OH
42.74   Mobile  CA MI NC NV OH TN
42.76   Mobile  CA IL NC
42.78   Mobile  CA MO MN NC NV OH OR PA
42.80   Base or mobile  One way paging to mobiles only
                IL MI MS NC NV TX
42.82   Base or mobile  CA MN NC OR WY
42.84   Base or mobile  CA IL MS NC
42.86   Base or mobile  FL MI MN NC OR VA VT
42.88   Base or mobile  CA IL ID NC NV OR UT WY
42.90   Base or mobile  FL IL NC NV OR TX
42.92   Base or mobile  CA FL NC OR VA
42.94   Base or mobile  MI NC NV OR UT
44.62   Base or mobile  AL AR KY NY
44.66   Base or mobile  AR AZ FL IL
44.70   Base or mobile  IL OK
44.74   Base or mobile  AR FL MA MD OH
44.78   Base or mobile  AL AR FL KY 
44.82   Base or mobile  AZ KS NH OH
44.86   Base or mobile  CT DE NH OH
44.90   Mobile  MA MD OH OK
44.94   Base or mobile  FL KS NH OH
44.98   Base or mobile  KS NH OH
45.02   Base or mobile  CA CT DE NH OH OK
45.06   Base or mobile  FL IL OH TX
154.665 Base or mobile  AZ CA CO CT DE FL IA IL KY MA ME MI MN MS MT NC NH NJ NM NV NY OK OR PA PR RI SC TN TX UT VA WA WI WV
154.6725        Base or mobile  No licenses currently issued or pending (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
154.680 Base or mobile  AK AZ CA CO DC DE FL GA IL KS ME MI MN MT NC ND NJ NY NV OH OK OR PA PR RI TN TX UT VA VI WA WI WV WY
154.6875        Base or mobile  CT (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
154.695 Base or mobile  AK AZ CA CO CT DE FL IL IN ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NJ NY NV OK PA PR RI SC TN TX UT VA WA WI
154.7025        Base or mobile  CT ME (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
154.905 Base or mobile  AK AZ CA CO GA IA IL KS ME MI MN MS MT NC ND NJ NM NY NV OK OR PA PR RI TN TX UT VA WA WI WV
154.9125        Base or mobile  ME (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
154.920 Base or mobile  AK AL AZ CA CO DC FL IA IL IN KS KY ME MI MN MO MT NC NJ NM NV NY OK OR PA SC TX UT VI WA WI WV
154.9275        Base or mobile  No licenses currently issued or pending (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
154.935 Base or mobile  AK AZ CA CO DE FL GA IL ME MI MN MS MT NC ND NH NJ NM NY OH OK OR PR RI TN UT VA WA WI
154.9425        Base or mobile  No licenses currently issued or pending (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
155.445 Base or mobile  AL AZ CA CO FL GA IA IL IN KS ME MI MN MO MT NC NJ NY OH OK OR PA RI SC TX UT VA WA WI WY
155.4525        Base or mobile  No licenses currently issued or pending (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
155.460 Base or mobile  AK AZ CA CO FL GA IA IL IN KS ME MI MN MS MT NC NJ NY OH OK OR PA PR SC TX UT VA WA WI WV
155.4675        Base or mobile  ME (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
155.475 Base or mobile  Nationwide Police Emergency Communications Net
155.4825        Base or mobile  Nationwide Police Emergency Communications Net: No licenses currently issued or pending (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)
155.505 Base or mobile  AK AL AZ CA CO FL GA IA IL IN ME MI MN MO MT NC ND NJ NM NY NV OR PA PR RI TN TX UT VA VI WA WI WV WY
155.5125        Base or mobile  No licenses currently issued or pending (Bandwidth not to exceed 11.25 kHz)


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