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Champaign County (IL) Events


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Annual Events

University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football and Basketball games

For sporting events, concerts, etc. at Memorial Stadium or State Farm Center (Assembly Hall), see the U of I Athletics section.

IHSA Football - Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)

From VERY brief monitoring during the 2008 8A football game, here is what was heard from the stadium:

  • 451.3500 (071 DPL) Memorial Stadium
  • 452.6250 (043 DPL) Memorial Stadium
  • 464.6000 (532 DPL) Memorial Stadium
  • 464.3750 (072 DPL) Memorial Stadium

For other possible frequencies, see the U of I Athletics section.

Illinois Marathon

April 27-28, 2018
Talkgroups logged - Friday – 5K

Confirmed frequencies - Saturday 10K, Half, Full Marathon

  • MDICE TRS 22503 Incident 4 - Police
  • MDICE TRS 22502 Incident 3 - EMS
  • MDICE TRS 22705 Public Works Urbana
  • MDICE TRS 22701 Public Works Champaign
  • 146.760 (162.2) Illinois Marathon Net Control
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses Primary - source about the street closures.
  • MDICE TRS 21201 EMA OPS1
  • MDICE TRS 22717 Illini EMS
  • 451.350 DMR - Memorial Stadium
  • 452.225 DMR - Memorial Stadium
    • Note: MDICE TRS TGs 22714 Urbana Parking and 22712 ALL PW logged overnight.

April 21-22, 2017
Confirmed frequencies - Friday – 5K

Confirmed frequencies - Saturday 10K, Half, Full Marathon

  • MDICE TRS 22503 Incident 4 - Police
  • MDICE TRS 22502 Incident 3 - EMS
  • MDICE TRS 22705 Public Works Urbana
  • 146.760 (162.2) Illinois Marathon Net Control
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses Primary - source about the street closures.
  • MDICE TRS 21201 EMA OPS1 (shelters)
  • MDICE TRS 22717 Illini EMS

April 28-29, 2016
Confirmed frequencies - Friday – 5K

  • MDICE TRS 22503 Incident 4 - Police
  • MDICE TRS 22502 Incident 3 - EMS
  • MDICE TRS 22717 Illini EMS
  • MDICE TRS 22701 Champaign Public Works Ops1
  • 451.3500 MOTOTRBO Memorial Stadium operations

Confirmed frequencies - Saturday 10K, Half, Full Marathon

  • MDICE TRS 22503 Incident 4 - Police
  • MDICE TRS 22502 Incident 3 - EMS
  • MDICE TRS 22705 Public Works Urbana
  • MDICE TRS 22701 Champaign Public Works Ops1
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses Primary - source about the street closures.
  • 451.3500 MOTOTRBO Memorial Stadium operations
  • Starcom21 30324 Starcom21 Lincoln Weather Link
  • MDICE TRS 21201 EMA OPS1
  • MDICE TRS 22717 Illini EMS
  • 444.100 (162.2) Ham Radio - shelter staff
  • 453.2250 (131.8) MTD buses Secondary
  • MDICE TRS TG 22000 - FIRE OPS 1 (fire responses in Champaign-Urbana)

April 24-25, 2015

Confirmed frequencies - Friday – 5K

  • MDICE TRS 22701 Public Works Ops1 called for flashing lights turned on at 5:10 P.M.
  • MDICE TRS 22502 Incident 3 EOD Unit stationed at south Garage. Also handling minor race injury transport after 5k.
  • Starcom21 30324 Starcom21 Lincoln Weather Link also good tor Saturday race
  • MDICE TRS 22717 Illini EMS Stationed at North Garage
  • 464.4250 Arrow Ops2
  • MDICE TRS 21501 Patrol 2
  • 155.3400 (186.2) MERCI – Ambulance to hospital communications


Confirmed frequencies - Saturday 10K, Half, Full Marathon (this year’s event was cut short due to lightning)
[note: these are frequencies heard Saturday that weren’t listed above for Friday]

  • Starcom21 30324 Starcom21 Lincoln Weather Link
  • MDICE TRS 22503 Incident 3 main channel and command post also use after race cancelled to pick up runners . this was the busiest channel I heard all day.

April 25-26, 2014
Confirmed frequencies - Saturday 10K, Half, Full Marathon:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 - INCIDENT 4 (police units including ISP)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 - INCIDENT 3 (EMS units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22701 - PW 1 Champaign Public Works (course set-up)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22705 - Urbana PW (set-up and tear down)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22717 - UCSD (IEMS)
  • 463.3500 DCS506 Assembly Hall Security providing security at Meorial Stadium
  • 451.3500 MOTOTRBO Memorial Stadium operations
  • 452.2250 MOTOTRBO Memorial Stadium operations
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses was as always an interesting source about the street closures.

Confirmed frequencies - 5K Friday night:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 - INCIDENT 4 (police units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 - INCIDENT 3 (EMS units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22717 - UCSD (IEMS)
  • 463.350 DCS506 Assembly Hall Security

April 26-27, 2013
Confirmed frequencies - Saturday 10K, Half, Full Marathon:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 - INCIDENT 4 (police units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 - INCIDENT 3 (EMS units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22701 - PW 1 Champaign Public Works (course tear-down)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22705 - Urbana PW (set-up and tear-down)
  • 451.3500 DCS071 Memorial Stadium operations
  • 463.3500 DCS506 Assembly Hall Security providing security at Meorial Stadium
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses was as always an interesting source about the street closures and re-openings. The "control" dispatcher was simulcasting his side on CUMTD ch 2 453.225.

April 27-28, 2012
Confirmed frequencies - Saturday 10K, Half, Full Marathon:

I was volunteering on Saturday and didn't get a chance to actively log/search for radio data. More were likely in use than what is listed. See previous years for more info.
  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 - INCIDENT 4 (police units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 - INCIDENT 3 (EMS units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22701 - PW 1 Champaign Public Works (course set-up)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22712 - ALL PW (public works units)
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses was an interesting source about the street closures

April 29-30, 2011
Confirmed frequencies - Saturday 10K, Half, Full Marathon:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 - INCIDENT 4 (METCAD police units) patched to Starcom21 - ISP D10 Detail A (ISP units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 - INCIDENT 3 (EMS units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22000 - FIRE OPS 1 (fire units) - used unless there is a working fire
  • 451.450 DCS131 volunteer coordination on Saturday
  • MDICE TRS TG 22701 - PW 1 Champaign Public Works (course set-up)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22705 - PW 5 Urbana Public Works (course set-up)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22712 - ALL PW (public works units) - CPW ch 6a, UPW ch 5
  • Starcom21 - TG 4001 "IEMA" - briefly heard helicopter coordinating with it's base prior to the marathon start
  • 123.0250 briefly heard mention about the marathon
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses was an interesting source about the street closures

Confirmed frequencies - Friday's 5K:

  • 451.4500 DCS131 volunteer coordination on Friday
  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 - INCIDENT 4 (METCAD police and medical)
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses was an interesting source about the street closures
  • MDICE TRS TG 22701 - PW 1 Champaign Public Works (course work)

Related links:

May 1, 2010 confirmed frequencies
Radioreference.com Forum Thread: "Illinois Marathon 2010"

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 - INCIDENT 4 (METCAD police units) patched to Starcom21 - ISP D10 Detail A (ISP units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 - INCIDENT 3 (EMS units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22000 - FIRE OPS 1 (fire units) - not very active with marathon related issues
  • 451.450 (DCS131) Illini EMS - working first aid stations
  • MDICE TRS TG 22701 - PW 1 Champaign Public Works (course set-up)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22705 - PW 5 Urbana Public Works (course set-up)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22712 - ALL PW (public works units)
  • 451.3500 (DCS071) Memorial Stadium channel - volunteer and event coordination
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses was an interesting source about the street closures

April 11, 2009 confirmed frequencies
Radioreference Forum Thread: "Illinois Marathon: Champaign-Urbana"

  • Starcom21 - ISP D10 Detail A (ISP units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 - INCIDENT 4 (METCAD police units)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 - INCIDENT 3 (EMS units)
  • 451.3500 (DCS071) Memorial Stadium channel
  • 451.4500 (DCS131) Illini EMS
  • Marathon staff at Memorial Stadium were seen carrying Motorola Saber radios with 800 MHz stubby antenna. Unknown what system or talkgroup they were on. Nothing noted in the 800 MHz band via Uniden Close Call except the MDICE TRS inputs.
  • MDICE TRS TG 22712 - ALL PW (public works units)
  • 453.7750 (131.8) MTD buses was an interesting source about the street closures

Related Links

Fourth of July

Champaign 4th of July Celebration website
2017 Champaign County Freedom Celebration - on U of I campus

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail during the parade and 5K
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - EMS detail during during the parade and 5K
  • MDICE TRS TG 22705 PW 5 - Urbana Public Works (street closures)

2014 Champaign County Freedom Celebration - on U of I campus

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail during the fireworks
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - Fire/EMS detail during the fireworks

Freedom Fest 2014 - Champaign County Forest Preserve Mahomet

  • 155.8650 (131.8) [simplex] Mahomet ESDA
  • 151.1450 (79.7) [simplex] Lake of the Woods - Champaign County Forest Preserve
  • traffic after the fireworks was on MDICE TG 21501 PATROL 2

2013 frequencies

Fireworks
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail (which was patched to Starcom21 TRS, Site 203 - TG 13020 "D10 DETAIL A" for the state troopers to contact the Champaign Co officers)
  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - EMS detail
Parade
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail
  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - EMS detail
  • 460.1750 (131.8) CUMTD mentioned being near the Assembly Hall.

2012 frequencies

Fireworks (at Parkland College/Dodds Park)
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail
Parade
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail
  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - EMS detail
  • 460.1750 (131.8) CUMTD mentioning a float. Bus service was on holiday so they must have had a float in the parade.

2008 frequencies - Parkland College/Dodds Park

I would expect the frequencies to be the same as 2007 with the following exceptions:
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 instead of 453.250
  • MDICE TG 21505 instead of 453.825
  • MDICE TG 21500 instead of 453.400
Consider also:
  • 453.5750 (151.4) Parkland College Maintenance
  • 856.7375 (various PL) Champaign Park District [repeater]

2008 parade frequencies

  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4
  • 453.5250 (118.8) Urbana Public Works (setting up barricades)

2007 frequencies - Parkland College/Dodds Park

  • 453.2500 (118.8) METCAD CH 5 - EVENTS (also used by Parkland College PD "S" units)
  • 453.8250 DCS364 Parkland College PD
  • 92.5 THE CHIEF - FM broadcast of the music corresponding to the fireworks display [the remote broadcast channel was 450.1500 CSQ]
  • 453.4000 (118.8) Champaign PD (some activity for perimeter calls for beat cars)
  • 154.5700 Melrose Pyrotechnics Company (I wasn't close enough to verify if this was used)
  • 154.6000 Melrose Pyrotechnics Company (I wasn't close enough to verify if this was used)

Unofficial St. Patrick's Day - U of I

Each year around the first weekend of March, many college students celebrate an 'unofficial' drinking holiday called "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day". Police are out in full force handling anything from 10-38s, 10-92s, 10-10s, disorderly subjects, public consumption, public urination, throwing objects, falls, etc. For a discussion of the scanning during the event, see the "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" - Radioreference.com Forum Thread.

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2018
This year Unofficial is taking place on March 2, 2017.

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail and CFD 116
  • MDICE TRS 22018 Pro Ops 1 (medical calls)
  • MDICE TRS TG 21719 - U of I dorm security

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2017
This year Unofficial is taking place on March 3, 2017.

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22018 PRO OPS 1 - Pro handling medical calls around campus
  • MDICE TRS TG 22719 - U of I residential housing security "Mary" units

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2016
This year Unofficial is taking place on March 4, 2016.

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - police detail, Champaign Fire Car 104, UIPD, Shf dept
  • Fire/EMS paging is on 155.040 (131.8) which can also be heard on MDICE TRS TG 22012 paging intoxicated subject calls
  • MDICE TRS TG 22018 PRO OPS 1 - Pro handling medical calls around campus

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2015
This year Unofficial is taking place on March 6, 2015.

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Champaign PD, Urbana PD, U of I PD, County Sheriff and ISP detail
  • Starcom21 TG 4553 - briefly heard, presumably Unofficial related

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2014
This year Unofficial is taking place on March 7, 2014.

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - U of I PD, Champaign PD, Champaign Fire (occupancy checks), and IL State Police on the detail
  • Fire/EMS paging is on 154.2500 (131.8) which can also be heard on MDICE TRS TG 22012 paging intoxicated subject calls
  • MDICE TRS TG 22000 FIRE OPS 1 (fire/ems responses in Champaign-Urbana) for intoxicated subjects
  • MDICE TRS TG 22018 PRO OPS 1 - Pro handling medical calls around campus
  • 155.3400 MERCI - hospital<>ambulance transporting victims
  • MDICE TRS TG 21502 PATROL 3 - U of I student patrol and dorm patrol
  • Starcom21 TG 4552 - used briefly talking about bars
  • MDICE TRS TG 22505 INCIDENT 6 (encrypted) - used briefly by units at Unofficial

Possible systems:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22016 Arrow Ambulance Ops 1
  • 151.3475 (CSQ) Arrow Ambulance paging (simulcast of Arrow pages by METCAD on 154.250)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22714 Urbana Parking Enforcement
  • 453.6000 173.8 U of I Housing RAs
  • MDICE TRS TG 22714 Urbana Parking Enforcement
  • MDICE TRS TG 22713 Champaign Parking Enforcement
  • 453.7500 (123.0) U of I Parking - towing and ticketing illegally parked vehicles, especially in the early morning
  • Assembly Hall staff has in the past provided security to the larger lecture halls. Security uses 463.350 DCS506 at the Assembly Hall.
  • Starcom21 TG 4551 and TG 13021 have been used by IL Dept of Revenue in years past
  • 155.3400 (210.7) MERCI - hospital<>ambulance transporting victims
  • 461.6250 (DCS624) Provena Covenant Hospital Security

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2013
This year Unofficial is taking place on March 1, 2013.

  • MDICE TRS INCIDENT 4 - U of I PD, Champaign PD, County Sheriff, IL State Police on the detail
  • Fire/EMS paging is on 154.250 (131.8) which can also be heard on MDICE TRS TG 22012 paging intoxicated subject calls
  • MDICE TRS TG 22000 FIRE OPS 1 (fire/ems responses in Champaign-Urbana) for intoxicated subjects
  • MDICE TRS TG 22018 PRO OPS 1 - Pro handling medical calls around campus
  • On Thursday, heard some activity on Starcom21 TG 4552 and TG 13020 which may have been related. Again the Young units were heard on TG 4552 during Unofficial which the newspaper said they were IL Dept of Revenue's Liquor Control Commission members doing underage alcohol compliance checks
  • MDICE TRS TG 21502 PATROL 3 - U of I dorm security (1-Mary units). Also heard some 1-Mary units using INCIDENT 4
  • MDICE TRS PATROL 2- UPD responding to events related to Unofficial in addition to the main activity on INCIDENT 4
  • MDICE TRS PATROL 1 - CPD responding to events related to Unofficial in addition to the main activity on INCIDENT 4
  • Starcom21 TG 13007 - ISP with an occasional traffic stop related to Unofficial in addition to the main activity on INCIDENT 4

At 2:07am Saturday, all units were advised to switch back to their primary dispatch channels
Possible systems:

Some encrypted talkgroups were observed and it's unknown if these were related:

  • MDICE TRS TG 21512 Special Ops 1 - frequently used during the day
  • MDICE TRS TG 22505 INCIDENT 6 briefly heard transmission. Possibly INCIDENT 5 and INCIDENT 8 were also briefly used
  • MDICE TRS TG 22021 briefly heard. Have no idea what this TG is but likely EMS since the radio ids match PRO's sequence.

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2012
This year Unofficial is taking place on March 2, 2012.
Confirmed usage:

  • MDICE TRS INCIDENT 4 - Champaign, Urbana, UIPD, County Sheriff, Parkland PD and IL State Police activity (starting at 9:00am) as well as Champaign Fire inspectors. Not simulcast with Starcom like in years past--ISP communicates directly on MDICE Incident 4.
  • Fire/EMS paging is on 154.250 (131.8) which can also be heard on MDICE TRS TG 22012
  • MDICE TRS TG 22000 FIRE OPS 1 (fire/ems responses in Champaign-Urbana)
  • 453.750 (123.0) U of I Parking - towing and ticketing illegally parked vehicles, especially in the early morning
  • MDICE TRS TG 22713 Champaign Parking Enforcement
  • MDICE TRS TG 21502 PATROL 3 U of I dorm security (1-Mary units)
  • On Thursday, the Department of Revenue was active on Starcom21 TG 4551 and 4552, with most ops being on TG 13020. They mentioned using TG 13021 but nothing was heard. On Friday, they used TG 4551 while checking bars for compliance.

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2011
This year Unofficial is taking place on March 4, 2011.

Daily Illini Unofficial Live Updates

Confirmed usage:

  • MDICE TRS INCIDENT 4 - METCAD and ISP police units and CFD fire investigators (simulcast with Starcom21 ISP D10 DETAIL A)
    • U of I PD switched to INCIDENT 4 at 8:30am
  • Fire/EMS paging is on 154.2500 (131.8) which can also be heard on MDICE TRS TG 22012
  • MDICE TRS TG 22000 FIRE OPS 1 (fire/ems responses in Champaign-Urbana)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22018 Pro Ambulance
  • MDICE TRS TG 22714 Urbana Parking Enforcement
  • 453.7500 (123.0) U of I Parking - towing and ticketing illegally parked vehicles, especially in the early morning
  • Assembly Hall staff will be providing security to the larger lecture halls. Security uses 463.350 DCS506 at the Assembly Hall.
  • 155.3400 (210.7) MERCI - hospital<>ambulance transporting victims
  • Starcom21 TG 4551 Illinois Department of Revenue. Very likely related to Unofficial (mentioned a convenience store that's on Green St).

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2010
This year Unofficial is taking place March 5, 2010.

  • MDICE TRS INCIDENT 4 - police and fire inspectors in the campustown area. INCIDENT 4 was simulcast with Starcom21 ISP D10 DETAIL A.
  • 155.3400 MERCI ambulance<>hospital communications
  • Thursday night police activities related to Unofficial were on MDICE TRS INCIDENT 1

Other possibilities:

  • Tatman's Towing was removing some of the illegally parked vehicles. Their ops are on Cleartalk TG 34064.

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2009
This year Unofficial is taking place March 6, 2009.

  • 10:00am - PD on the detail are using MDICE TRS INCIDENT 4 at Unofficial. Prior to 10am, units were using their primary channel. Champaign Fire had some units doing occupancy checks as well on INCIDENT 4.
  • 2:45am - command post terminated and all units returned back to their primary channels.
  • 462.9500 (186.2) PRO Ambulance - responding to drunk subjects
  • 155.3400 (186.2) MERCI - hospital<>ambulance communications

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2008
This year Unofficial is taking place over two days: February 29 - March 1. Security from the Assembly Hall will be helping campus police this year (source), so monitoring 463.350 (DCS506) might be worthwhile (this freq had 139 hits on Friday according to Arc246's log, unknown if it was Unofficial related). ISP will also be assisting patrol Unofficial (source). Some activity on Starcom21 TG 13020 'D10 DETAIL A' was noted on 2/29/08 and probably related to Unofficial. For coordination between ISP and METCAD agencies, I'd expect it to be on 155.055 IREACH (at least one transmission was heard on IREACH that could have been related). A News-Gazette article reported that Illini EMS provided medical assistance. They use 451.4500 (DCS 131) but it's unknown if there was any Unofficial radio traffic on there. I forgot to monitor to the City of Champaign TRS to see if any of their departments were using it. No activity has been noted on the old 453 MHz repeaters during the 2008 event.

  • CPD, UIPD, CFD inspectors and UPD in the campus area are using MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 and have been doing so since 10am on 2/29/08 until after the bars closed. This is the most active and most worthwhile channel to monitor.
  • 154.0700 (131.8) METRO FIRE DISP {medical dispatches}
  • Both PRO and Arrow have been handling various medical calls and I didn't pay close attention to which ones were responding to campus area calls (I know PRO was handling campus calls). Both ambulance companies use MERCI 155.340 to call the hospitals on a regular basis so it's assumed they are using MERCI over Unofficial weekend.
  • MDICE TG's: 22504, 21515, 21526 were all recorded by Pro96com on 2/29/08 but since these TG's are encrypted it's unknown if these were related to the detail or not.

Unofficial St Patrick's Day 2007
Champaign PD used 453.4000 (campustown bars and off-campus parties)
U of I PD was on 453.2500 during the day, but at 4:30pm they switched back to 453.9000 (campus area calls)
Champaign/Urbana Fire (and medical paging) 154.070
Urbana PD used 453.9000 (very little "Unofficial" related activity compared to 453.4000 or 453.2500 - I locked out 453.9000 until U of I switched back to this channel)
Try also:
155.3400 MERCI
462.9750 Arrow Ambulance
462.9500 Pro Ambulance

Champaign Christmas Parade

2017 frequencies:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" - Champaign PD detail

2010 frequencies:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" - Champaign PD detail
  • 462.9750 179.9 Arrow Ambulance - heard clearing the parade
  • other simplex freqs may have been in use, not close enough to verify

2009 frequencies:

  • 158.4000 (627 DPL) simplex - Parade of Lights (Champaign Park District) workers
  • MDICE TRS TG 22501 "INCIDENT 2" - Champaign PD detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22701 "PW OPS 1" - Champaign Public Works route set-up
  • MDICE TRS TG 21500 "PATROL 1" - Champaign PD prior to switching to INCIDENT 2

2008 frequencies:

  • 856.7375 (77.0) [repeater] Champaign Park District - Parade of Lights operations
  • Champaign TRS TG 16 - public works closing streets
  • 453.7750 (131.8) CUMTD buses (excellent source for updated road closure information)

2006 frequencies:

  • Champaign PD used 453.2500 (118.8) for the 2006 Christmas Parade while the Champaign Parks and Rec used TG 4016 on the Champaign TRS. The 2007 parade was canceled due to weather.

Champaign County Fair

Champaign County Fair website
2017 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22507 INCIDENT 8 - police at the fairgrounds (encrypted)
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - fire personnel at the fairgrounds.
  • MDICE TG 22016 ARROW OPS 1 - ambulance corresponding with dispatch when additional medical units needed.
  • 464.5500 DCS516 POWRi Midgets Raceiver channel 7/21/17
  • 469.8125 DCS412 concessions

2016 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22507 INCIDENT 8 - police at the fairgrounds (encrypted)
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Arrow Ambulance and fire personnel at the fairgrounds.
  • MDICE TG 22016 ARROW OPS 1 - ambulance corresponding with dispatch when additional medical units needed.
  • 464.5500 DCS516 POWRi Midgets Raceiver channel 7/22/16
  • 467.7500 CSQ Motorcycle track officials 7/28/16
  • 464.5000 DCS532 Tractor Pull staff 7/30/16

2015 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - Champaign County Sheriff's Department deputies
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Arrow Ambulance personnel and fire personnel at the fairgrounds.
  • 467.7500 CSQ Motorcycle track officials 7/29/15
  • 154.5700 DCS032 race track officials 7/24/15
  • 469.5500 CSQ race operations 7/24/15
  • MDICE TG 22016 ARROW OPS 1 - ambulance referenced being at the fairgrounds but also switched over to INCIDENT 4

2014 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Champaign County Sheriff's Department deputies
  • 467.7500 CSQ motorcycle race officials 7/23/14
  • 469.8125 DCS412 concessions
  • MDICE TG 22016 ARROW OPS 1 - ambulance referenced the grandstand and being at the track
  • 155.3400 (186.2) MERCI - ambulance calling hospital transporting a person from the motorcycle race

2013 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Champaign County Sheriff's Department deputies
  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - Arrow Ambulance personnel and Eastern Prairie Fire Department at the fairgrounds. Cornbelt FPD and Savoy Fire were there for the motorcycle race. Cornbelt was also there for the tractor pull.
  • 464.5000 DCS265 Fair Staff - first few days
  • 464.5500 DCS265 Fair Staff - used later in the week instead of 464.500
  • 467.7500 CSQ motorcycle race officials 7/24/13
  • MDICE TG 22016 ARROW OPS 1 - ambulance referenced on here being at the fairgrounds on 7/24/15
  • MDICE TG 22006 FIREGROUND 5 - fire units contacting talking on the way to the fairground or on the way back to the shed
  • 464.5000 DCS532 Tractor Pull staff 7/27/13

2012 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Champaign County Sheriff's Department deputies and Arrow medical personnel. Arrow wasn't heard too often on here and does also use Arrow Ops 1 (see below)
  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - Eastern Prairie Fire Department at the fairgrounds. During the motorcycle race on 7/25/12 Thomasboro FD and Savoy FD were also on hand.
  • 467.8500 DCS265 Fair Staff. Also mentioned switching to ch 3 to communicate with the PA announcer duing the tractor pulls but ch 3 was not found during searching/scanning.
  • 451.8000 DCS754 audio technicians 7/23/12 during the talent show...this freq is used at the Sweetcorn Festival for the same purpose
  • 469.8125 DCS412 concessions
  • 151.8650 (203.5) O'Brien's Food Service
  • 464.6250 DCS343 repeater talking about letting people in. Rptr input heard near fairgrounds. This was before the country music concert Friday 7/20/12
  • 467.7500 CSQ motorcycle race officials 7/25/12
  • 151.3475 CSQ Arrow Ambulance paging - paging of a transport unit to the fairgrounds...otherwise not worth monitoring
  • MDICE TG 22016 ARROW OPS 1 - used by Arrow transport unit responding to the track to talk to AMSEC and units on scene
  • MDICE TG 22006 FIREGROUND 5 - fire units contacting METCAD to let them know they're returning to their shed. Not really interesting unless you're a completest
  • 469.0750 DCS271 Hall Brothers Racing - Ramunition and Raminator monster truck teams 7/27/12
  • 464.5000 DCS532 Tractor Pull staff - main channel 7/28/12
  • 469.5000 DCS532 Tractor Pull staff 7/28/12

2011 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Champaign County Sheriff's Department deputies and Arrow Medical at fairgrounds.
  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - Eastern Prairie Fire units at fairgrounds
  • 464.5000 (79.7) Fair carnival ride workers
  • 469.8125 DCS412 concessions
  • 151.8650 (203.5) O'Brien's Food Service
  • 462.5625 gate workers
  • MDICE ARROW OPS 1 TG 22016 used briefly by Arrow Ambulance to tell AMSEC base that they would be switching to INCIDENT 4 and that the base must contact them on there.
  • MDICE TG 21501 PATROL 2 - active Friday night 7/22/11 when people were leaving the fairgrounds at closing time
  • 469.0750 DCS271 Hall Brothers Racing - Ramunition and Raminator monster truck teams 7/24/11
  • 467.7500 CSQ motorcycle race officials 7/27/11

2010 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Champaign County Sheriff's Department deputies and Arrow Medical at fairgrounds. PD doing "local checks" are advised to use PATROL 2.
  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - Eastern Prairie Fire units at fairgrounds
  • 462.5625 85.4 gate workers and office
  • 462.5625 CSQ carnival worker family with mention of Fury ride
  • 469.8125 DCS412 concessions (mentioned "hoagie buns, sausage stand")
  • 151.8650 (203.5) O'Brien's Food Service
  • MDICE TG 21501 PATROL 2 - very active Friday night as people were walking home from the fairgrounds and causing trouble.
  • 462.5625 (97.4) probably security again this year
  • 462.9750 (179.9) Arrow Ambulance (repeater and simplex)
  • 469.0750 DCS271 Hall Brothers Racing - Ramunition and Raminator monster truck teams
  • 462.6125 67.0 - Tractor Pull staff 7/31/10
  • 464.500 DCS532 Tractor Pull staff 7/31/10
  • lots of activity on the FRS and GMRS frequencies by fair staff, vendors, etc.

2009 confirmed frequencies:

  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - Champaign County Sheriff's Department deputies and Arrow Medical at fairgrounds.
  • MDICE TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - Eastern Prairie Fire units at fairgrounds
  • 462.975 (179.9) Arrow Ambulance (repeater)
  • 462.5625 (67.0) Fair gate workers
  • 462.5625 (97.4) Fair security
  • 467.6125 (CSQ) Fair Staff/Security?
  • 469.8125 DCS412 concessions
  • when beat cars are needed (ex. especially after the fair lets out), they use MDICE TG 21501 PATROL 2
  • 151.865 (203.5) O'Brien's Food Service
  • 469.075 DCS271 Hall Brothers Racing RAMINATOR truck team (possibly RAMUNITION uses this same channel as well?). Note no confirmed usage of 464.325 for the show officials as was the case in years past.
  • 466.425 DCS271 heard some monster truck related comms. Either the show officials or an alternate freq used by the Hall Brothers Racing team (also searched and found 466.200 DCS271 but that may have been an image of one of the other above listed freqs)
  • 451.125 DCS411 AMA Pro/AM Motorcycle Races - Track Officials 7/29/09
  • 154.600 CSQ Track Enterprises - race track promoter for motorcycle race
  • 467.5625 CSQ - lots of activity related to the motorcycle race
  • 462.6125 (67.0) - Tractor Pull staff 8/1/09
  • lots of activity on the FRS frequencies by fair staff, vendors, etc.

2008 confirmed frequencies:

  • 462.5625 (67.0) gate ops
  • MDICE TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 - deputies at fairgrounds
  • 154.250 (131.8) Eastern Prairie Fire (arriving/departing from the fairgrounds)
  • 154.265 (CSQ) MABAS IFERN
  • 462.975 (179.9) Arrow Ambulance
  • 464.325 (186.2) Prarieland Monster Truck Nationals Show officials 7/20/08
  • 469.075 DCS271 Monster Truck team
  • 451.125 DCS411 AMA Pro/AM Motorcycle Races - Track Officials 7/23/08
  • 464.500 (79.7) Fair carnival ride workers?
  • 467.5625 (CSQ) Fair Staff/Security?
  • 469.500 DCS532 Tractor Pull staff
  • 469.8125 DCS412 mentioned "funnel cake batter"
  • 462.7125 (110.9) food vendor (corn dog stand?)
  • lots of activity on the FRS frequencies

2007 confirmed frequencies:

  • 453.250 (118.8) Deputies at the Fairgrounds
  • 462.975 (179.9) Arrow Ambulance (some usage is on their talk-around Ch2 in simplex mode)
  • 462.5625 (67.0) gate ops
  • 154.250 (131.8) and 153.830 (CSQ) -- see below
  • 464.325 (186.2) Prarieland Monster Truck Nationals Show officials 7/22/07
  • 469.075 DCS271 Monster Truck team
  • 462.6875 (85.4) hot air balloons that were flying around the city
  • 462.950 (186.2) Pro Ambulance
  • 464.300 (118.8) hot air balloons flying around
  • 468.3625 DCS162 possibly related to the fair or monster truck show
  • 464.500 DCS165 AMA Pro/AM Motorcycle Races - Track Officials 7/25/07

The fairgrounds is unincorporated, so monitor the following for fire department activity (Eastern Prairie FPD):

  • 154.250 (131.8) County Rural Fire (ch 1) "FIRE COMMAND"
  • 154.265 (CSQ) MABAS IFERN (ch 2)
  • 153.830 (CSQ) MABAS Fireground red (ch 3) {most active fire freq at the fair}

(I also heard Carroll FPD Engine 61 mention that he was out at the fairgrounds)

2006 confirmed frequencies:

  • 453.250 (118.8) Champaign County Sheriff's Department
  • 462.5625 (67.0) gate ops
  • 462.6125 (250.3) tractor pull

2005 confirmed frequencies:

  • 453.250 (118.8) Champaign County Sheriff's Department
  • 154.250 (131.8) Eastern Prairie Fire at the fair
  • 154.265 (CSQ) MABAS Fire - some fair related activity heard

Sweetcorn Festival - Urbana, IL

Event website
2017 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:

  • MDICE TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • MDICE TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - police units at the event
  • 451.8000 DCS026 Festival staff
  • 456.8125 DCS306 Festival staff
  • 461.0875 DCS606 Festival staff

2016 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:

  • MDICE TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • MDICE TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - police units at the event
  • 456.8125 DCS306 Festival staff - pop, ice, beer stands
  • 451.8000 DCS026 Festival staff
  • 461.0875 DCS606 Festival staff
  • 461.2375 DCS445 Festival staff - wrist bands
  • 461.3125 DCS054 Festival staff

2015 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:

  • MDICE TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • MDICE TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - police units at the event
  • 451.8000 DCS026 Festival staff
  • 456.8125 DCS306 Festival staff
  • 461.0875 DCS606 Festival staff
  • 461.2375 DCS445 Festival staff

2014 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:
Public works/Public safety:

  • MDICE TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • MDICE TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" Urbana PD at the event and Pro Ambulance

Event staff:

  • 451.8000 DCS026 Festival staff - main/busiest channel
  • 456.8125 DCS306 Festival staff
  • 461.0875 DCS606 Festival staff - security?
  • 461.2375 DCS445 Festival staff - beer stand and wrist bands mentioned
  • 462.7625 DCS315
  • 461.3125 DCS054 Festival staff

2013 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:
Public works/Public safety:

  • MDICE TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (initial set-up and tear-down)
  • MDICE TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" police at the event, including Urbana PD and CCSO. Also Arrow Ambulance EMS detail at the event.

Event staff:
Staff uses Kenwood handheld radios.

  • 451.8000 DCS026 Festival staff
  • 456.8125 DCS306 Festival staff
  • 461.0875 DCS606 Festival staff - security
  • 461.1625 DCS116 Festival staff
  • 461.2375 DCS445 Festival staff
  • 461.3125 DCS054 Festival staff
  • 462.7625 didn't catch tone, probably DCS315
  • 462.725 DCS743 seemed to be related, possibly a family or vendor

2012 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:
Public works/Public safety:

  • MDICE TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • MDICE TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" County Sheriff and Urbana PD at the event and Pro Ambulance

Event staff:

Note a reference to ch 9 was made so it seems they have at least 9 channels. The channels they use matches another source so check those to find other possible ones used by the Urbana Business Association during the Sweetcorn Festival.
  • 451.8000 DCS026 Festival staff - main ops
  • 461.1625 DCS116 Festival staff
  • 462.7625 DCS315 Festival staff
  • 461.0875 DCS606 Festival staff - vendor channel/ice requests
  • 464.5000 DCS546 Festival staff
  • 456.8125 DCS306 Festival staff
  • 461.4375 DCS445 Festival staff
  • 461.3625 DCS054 Festival staff
  • 462.7625 DCS315 Festival staff

2011 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:

  • MDICE TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" County Sheriff and Urbana PD at the event
  • 451.8000 DCS026 Festival staff
  • 462.8875 DCS073 Festival staff
  • 461.1625 DCS116 Festival staff
  • 462.7625 DCS315 Festival staff
  • 461.0875 DCS606 Festival staff
  • 451.8000 DCS754 Music audio-techs set-up

2010 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:
Public works/Public safety:

  • MDICE TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • MDICE TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" County Sheriff, Urbana PD, Pro EMS at the event

Event staff:
Event staff have 8 channel radios according to the paper on the front. Each channel has a specific usage. The following were found via Uniden Close Call. The majority of the activity takes place on the first two channels listed below. Note they use less common itinerant frequencies, so I'd expect the rest of their frequencies to be as well:

  • 451.800 DCS026 main operations
  • 462.8875 DCS073 tickets
  • 461.1625 [no tone found by Uniden Close Call] security?
  • 462.7625 DCS315

Other:

  • 451.800 (DCS754) Music audio-techs set-up

2009 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:

  • MDICE TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • MDICE TG 22714 Urbana Parking Enforcement
  • MDICE TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" County Sheriff, Urbana PD, Arrow EMS at the event
  • 464.125 (100.0) Sweetcorn Festival Staff -- event director
  • 464.675 DCS627 Sweetcorn Festival Staff -- ticket sales/money
  • 469.725 71.9 SweetCorn Festival -- mentioned VIP tent
  • 451.800 (DCS754) Music audio-techs set-up (I think this was from the festival)
  • 469.400 (DCS306) security mentioned

2008 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:

  • 453.525 (118.8) Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • MDICE TG 22501 "INCIDENT 2" Urbana PD, County Sheriff, and Urbana Fire at the event
  • 151.955 (DCS023) Sweetcorn Festival Staff (Urbana Business Association)
  • 462.950 (186.2) Pro Ambulance (has unit at the event and Uniden Close Call found 467.950 (186.2))
  • 451.800 (DCS754) Music audio-techs set-up (I think this was from the festival)--very active
  • 469.550 (DCS754) Music audio-techs set-up (I think this was from the festival)--only heard once
  • 469.5375 (no tone detected) found by Uniden Close Call--could have been a false hit for 469.550 which was audio techs

2007 Scanner frequencies for the annual Urbana Sweet Corn Festival:

  • 464.500 (DCS364) Sweetcorn Festival Staff (Urbana Business Association)
  • 469.500 (DCS364) Sweetcorn Festival Staff (Urbana Business Association)
  • 453.250 (118.8)/MDICE TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" Urbana PD
  • 154.070 (131.8) Urbana Fire (has personnel at the event who were observed monitoring this frequency)
  • 453.525 (118.8) Urbana Public Works (initial set-up)
  • 462.950 (186.2) Pro Ambulance (responded to a call at the event)

Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

2014:

  • 466.0625 (131.8) mentioned "gold lot" so I believe this is the event personnel. Freq/tone also heard in 2013 when the event was held
  • 463.350 DCS506 State Farm Center security
  • 464.525 (100.0) golf cart rental
  • 451.525 (100.0) State Farm Center staff related to the Gold show

2013:

  • MDICE INCIDENT 4 - Gold Tour parade control
  • All the State Farm Center frequencies were in use:
Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
463.33750  468.33750   WQMN619   RM  331 DPL  SFC Ops/EMS Operations / Medical  FMN  Schools 
462.16250  467.16250   WQMN619   RM  423 DPL  SFC Securty Security  FMN  Security 
451.52500  456.52500   WQMN619   RM  125 DPL  SFC Maintnce Maintenance / Custodial   FMN  Schools 


Blues Brews and BBQ Festival - Champaign, IL

Festival website
2014 report:

  • 461.0375 (136.5) Blues Brews and BBQ staff (Friday setting up)
  • heard something briefly on 461.1625 but didn't catch a tone, possibly related

2013 report:

  • 461.0375 (136.5) Blues Brews and BBQ staff (Friday)
  • 464.5625 (136.5) Blues Brews and BBQ staff (Saturday)
  • MDICE TG 21500 "PATROL 1" Champaign PD at the event 6/28/13
  • 466.0625 asking about ice for vendors Friday, didn’t catch tone. Saturday heard (131.8) talking about how many spots were available in a lot (edit: believe this was the Corvette Show which was also going on that same weekend)

2012 report:

  • 467.925 (123.0) Blues, Brews and BBQ staff
  • MDICE TG 21500 "PATROL 1" Champaign PD at the event 6/29/12
  • MDICE TG 22016 "Arrow Ops 1" Arrow Ambulance at the event 6/29/12
Note: Prior to 2012, the event was held in Downtown Urbana

2011 report:

  • 462.6875 (67.0) event staff
  • MDICE TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" Urbana PD at the event 6/24/11
  • 451.800 DCS754 audio crew

2009 report:

  • MDICE TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" Urbana PD and County Sheriff at the event 6/26/09
  • Uniden Close Call caught 451.800 which is probably the 451.800 (754) audio techs heard last year at the Sweet Corn Festival. No other Uniden Close Call hits or definitive radio usage noted.
  • I would image initial set-up by Urbana Public Works would have been on MDICE TG 22705 "Urbana Public Works" talkgroup although I didn't monitor for that

Tolono Fun Day

2017:

  • MDICE TRS INCIDENT 4 TG 22503 - Tolono Fire (heard Fri 6/23/17 and Sat 6/24/17)

2014:

  • MDICE TRS INCIDENT 4 TG 22503 - Tolono Fire (heard Fri 6/27/14 and Sat 6/28/14)

2013:

  • MDICE TRS INCIDENT 3 TG 22502 - Tolono Fire and Tolono PD

Taste of Champaign-Urbana - Champaign, IL

2017 scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • Champaign PD on MDICE TRS PATROL 1 TG 21500
  • PRO Ambulance on MDICE TRS PRO OPS 1 TG 22018

2016 scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • 467.6125 DCS073 event security
  • Champaign Police, Fire and Pro Ambulance all had personnel on scene

2015 scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • Champaign PD provided the police presence
  • Pro Ambulance had personnel at the event. Didn't hear anything from them on the radio.
  • Park District staff had VHF radios

2013 scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • MDICE TRS PATROL 1 TG 21500 used by Champaign PD for the detail on Sunday.
  • Pro Ambulance had personnel at the event. Didn't hear anything from them on the radio.
  • only 1 staff member had a radio that could have been VHF or UHF with a speaker mic. The park districts VHF channels and 800 MHz channel were not used prior to or during the event. Uniden Close Call found nothing in use on Sunday.

2012 scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

I was out of town during most of the event and had limited monitoring opportunity. No VHF simplex was noted in a brief stop Friday evening.
  • 856.7375 (77.0) generator talk -- may have been event related

2011 scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • 158.400 (627 DPL) simplex - Taste of Champaign workers
  • 856.7375 (77.0) [repeater] Champaign Park District - possibly in use for Taste of C-U set-up. Heard on Friday before event but nothing heard could positively confirm it was Taste set-up related.

2010 confirmed scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • 856.7375 (77.0) [repeater] Champaign Park District - Taste of C-U set-up and technical maintenance
  • 158.400 (627 DPL) simplex - Taste of Champaign workers (heard via Uniden Close Call).
  • MDICE TRS INCIDENT 4 TG 22503 used by Champaign PD for the detail on Friday and Saturday.
  • MDICE TRS PATROL 1 TG 21500 used by Champaign PD for the detail on Sunday.
  • MDICE TRS ARROW OPS 1 TG 22016 used briefly by Arrow Ambulance for the detail on Sunday.

2009 confirmed scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • 856.7375 (77.0) [repeater] Champaign Park District - Taste of C-U set-up/administrative operations (referred to as "ch 3" or "ch 2" in some newer radios)
  • 158.400 (627 DPL) simplex - Taste of Champaign workers (heard via Uniden Close Call). Believe these are the Mag One Motorola BPR40 radios that the park district has been observed using. More of these radios were seen at the 2009 event compared to the 800 MHz radios seen at past Taste of Champaigns.
  • Champaign PD uses the MDICE TRS PATROL 1 TG 21500
  • Arrow Ambulance had personnel at the event

2008 confirmed scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • 856.7375 (67.0) [repeater] Champaign Park District - Taste of C-U operations
  • Champaign PD uses the MDICE TRS PATROL 1 TG 21500
  • Arrow Ambulance was at the event. They'd be on 462.975 (179.9) either in simplex or repeater.

2007 confirmed scanner frequencies for the annual Taste of C-U held at Westside Park:

  • Champaign Park District uses TG 4016 on the City of Champaign Public Works TRS to coordinate The Taste activities
  • Champaign PD uses their regular dispatch channel 453.400 (118.8) while at the event
  • Uniden Close Call found 151.090 (67.0) which is probably C-U Public Health's 151.0925 simplex channel since I did see some of their people at The Taste
  • Uniden Close Call also got a hit on 467.975 (179.9) which is Arrow Ambulance's repeater input. Arrow does have an ambulance staged there

U of I Homecoming Parade - Urbana, IL

Homecoming Parade website
2017 - 150th Anniversary Homecoming Parade

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - police detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22717 "Illini EMS"
  • 453.775 (131.8) CUMTD buses (great source of info for streets that are closed and where the parade beginning and end is at)

2016

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - police detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22717 "Illini EMS"
  • 453.775 (131.8) CUMTD buses (great source of info for streets that are closed and where the parade beginning and end is at)

2015

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - police detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22717 "Illini EMS"
  • 453.775 (131.8) CUMTD buses (great source of info for streets that are closed and where the parade beginning and end is at)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22701 "PW OPS 1" - Champaign Public Works (street sweepers)

2014

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - police detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22717 "Illini EMS"
  • 453.775 (131.8) CUMTD buses (great source of info for streets that are closed and where the parade beginning and end is at)

2011

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - police detail

2010

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - U of I and Champaign PD
  • 453.775 (131.8) CUMTD buses (great source of info for streets that are closed and where the parade beginning and end is at)
  • 451.450 (DCS131) Illini EMS

2008

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - U of I and Champaign PD
  • 453.775 (131.8) CUMTD buses (great source of info for streets that are closed and where the parade beginning and end is at)
  • 451.450 (DCS131) Illini EMS (covered both the parade and the pep-rally on the quad)
  • Champaign TRS TG 16 Public Works (street sweepers)
  • saw Urbana PW street sweepers but didn't hear anything on their MDICE TRS talkgroups
  • FRS used by pep-rally personnel

2007

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - U of I PD
  • 453.525 (118.8) Urbana Public Works (street sweepers)

U of I Move-In Day - Champaign and Urbana, IL (U of I)

Lots of traffic around U of I as the freshmen move in to the dorms.
Map of streets closed/re-routed.
2017 confirmed frequencies

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control

2016 confirmed frequencies

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control

2015 confirmed frequencies

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control

2014 confirmed frequencies

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control

2013 confirmed frequencies

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control
  • 453.750 (123.0) U of I parking
  • 453.775 (131.8) mtd was taling about re-routes

2012 confirmed frequencies

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control
  • 453.750 (123.0) University Parking
  • 453.775 (131.8) CUMTD - some talk about roads barricaded for move-in
  • News-Gazette photo showed an I-Guide with an FRS radio on her belt.

Possible frequencies 2010 and 2011 confirmed frequencies

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control
  • 453.750 (123.0) University Parking

2008 confirmed frequencies

  • MDICE TRS TG 22500 'INCIDENT 1' - UIPD traffic control
  • 453.600 (173.8) University Housing
  • MDICE TRS TG 22713 Champaign Parking Enforcement
  • MDICE TRS TG 22714 Urbana Parking Enforcement
  • MDICE TRS TG 21502 'PATROL 3' - UI Dorm Security (Mary units)
  • 451.450 (DCS131) Illini EMS
  • 453.775 (131.8) CUMTD - for road closure and traffic updates

U of I Commencement

Identified May 2018:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control
  • 451.350 TRBO - Memorial Stadium
  • 452.225 TRBO - Memorial Stadium

Identified May 2013:

  • 463.38750 Krannert repeater TRBO
  • 464.91250 Krannert repeater TRBO
  • 452.11250 Krannert simplex TRBO
  • 463.350 DCS506 Assembly Hall Security
  • 464.525 (100.0) Assembly Hall Operations
  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' - UIPD traffic control

Champaign Music Festival - Downtown Champaign

-July 9-10, 2010-

  • Arrow Ambulance on 462.975 (179.9)
  • CPD on MDICE TRS Patrol 1 TG 21500

Ellnora Guitar Festival at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

2013

  • 464.9125 MOTOTRBO repeater
  • 463.3875 MOTOTRBO repeater
  • 452.0875 MOTOTRBO simplex

Half Century of Progress farm show (Rantoul)

Event website
2017

  • MDICE TRS TG 22501 INCIDENT 2 - tractor parade detail (8/24/17)
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 INCIDENT 3 - traffic control (8/24/17, 8/25/17)

2014:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 Incident 3 - sheriff's department closing roads for the tractor ride (parade)
  • on Fri on MDICE TRS TG 22018 Pro Ops 1 they mentioned they needed a unit at I & I

Car X Crazy K

Race website
Held at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.
2014:

  • 464.550 dcs134 - possibly used by race staff

2013:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 Incident 3 - units dealing with medical issues
  • 467.900 DCS132 course set-up talk

Illini Triathlon

Event website
2017:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 Incident 4 - UIPD units doing traffic control
  • MDICE TRS 22717 Illini EMS

2013:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 Incident 4 - UIPD units doing traffic control

E-FEST

Event website - model airplane show held at the U of I Armory
2010:

  • 467.650 CSQ

Sangamon River Music Festival (Mahomet)

Event website
2017 confirmed:

2014 confirmed:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - Mahomet PD and Cornbelt FPD

Urbana High School Homecoming

2014

  • MDICE TRS TG 22705 Urbana Public Works (street closure work during the parade)
  • 461.100 DMR repeater - probably Urbana High School
  • 453.775 (131.8) some talk about re-routes due to closed streets during the parade

Sidney Fun Daze

7/29/2017

One Time Events

This section of the page is for special one time events or defunct events. Events will be listed in chronological order with the newest at the top.

Color Run 5K (near Market Place Mall)

Event website
Sept 27, 2014

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 INCIDENT 4 – police detail
  • 451.300 (107.2) likely would be used since the race took place on the roads around the mall

Gifford EF-3 Tornado - November 17, 2013

First day

  • STARCOM21 TRS TG 30324 "ITTF REG 7B" - initial weather updates from Lincoln Wx service to the EOCs and the EOCs back to Lincoln
  • MDICE TRS TG 21204 "WEATHER" - initial weather spotter reports to EOC, EMA personnel after the tornado
  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - County sheriff’s dept blocking roads
  • MDICE TRS MDICE TRS] TG 22002 "FIREGROUND 1" - Fire Response
  • MDICE TRS TG 22013 "FIRE COMMAND 1" - infrequently used to talk about damage
  • MDICE TRS TG 22708 "CO HWY 1" - briefly used to talk about blocking roads
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" - medical talk about responding to Gifford briefly heard
  • STARCOM21 TRS TG 13007 “ISP D10 A” - ISP dispatch with some traffic about the tornado
  • STARCOM21 TRS TG 13047 “ISP D10 A car-car” - ISP car-car with some traffic about the tornado

Second Day:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - Main coordination channel which included county sheriff and Illinois State Police along with fire

Day 3

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" - Main police coordination channel again
  • STARCOM21 TRS TG 4250 presumably Ameren crews from out-of-town
  • STARCOM21 TRS TG 4257 Ameren crews from Macomb (line trucks mentioned)
  • STARCOM21 TRS TG 30330 "MABAS" - units arriving and departing Gifford notifying Red Center
  • 153.830 (69.3) "Fireground Red" - unit mentioned Mt Zion FD unit would be on this channel in the evening hours

Day 4

Day 5

2013 Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championship (U of I Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex)

These are University of Illinois repeaters and will not be used at future tennis championships at other venues.

  • 451.3500 DCS071 - Ch 1 Main U of I staff coordination channel
  • 452.6250 DCS043 - Ch 2 chair umpires reporting scoring and requests for athletic trainers, requests for ice, court reassignments due to rain delays
  • 452.2250 DCS115 - Ch 3 main parking channel
  • 451.4500 DCS131 - Ch 4 parking used this briefly

WWE Smackdown

visited Assembly Hall Feb 20, 2013

  • 461.8000 127.3 PL WWE shirt vendors

Harlem Globetrotters

visited Assembly Hall Jan 10, 2013

  • 451.5375 67.0 Printroom photography for Globetrotters

Carson and Barnes Circus

2014

  • 151.7150 (67.0) only Spanish heard on 6/27/14

2012

  • was in town August 21 and 22, 2012. No radio activity heard. Scanned 151.6250 and 151.7150 which were their frequencies before their FCC license expired along with other itinerants.

Cirque du Soleil - Quidam

notes from Assembly Hall visit March 21, 2012

  • 451.8000 DCS032
  • 456.8000 DCS071
  • the 3 Assembly Hall frequencies in the database were used as is common at all shows at the Assembly Hall

Cirque du Soleil - Alegría

notes from Assembly Hall visit March 21, 2010
Other than the main Assembly Hall frequencies 464.5250 and 463.3500 which were in use, I listened during the last half hour of the final show as well as after the show when the crews where tearing down the equipment (there was more radio traffic after than during the show):

  • 456.8000 155 Main operations
  • 451.8000 023 Stage deconstruction
  • 462.7250 186.2 heard during stage deconstruction. Definitely show related
  • 451.5750 186.2 heard briefly, not sure if show related

East Central Illinois Business Expo - U of I Assembly Hall (Champaign, IL)

Frequencies for the East Central Illinois Business Expo:

2009

  • 464.5250 (100.0) Assembly Hall - Operations
  • 463.3500 (DCS506) Assembly Hall - Security
  • Staff were seen carrying FRS/GRMS radios (unknown freq/tone combo)

Chautauqua - Urbana, IL

Event website

2007 frequencies:

  • Urbana PD used MDICE TG 22502 'INCIDENT 3'
  • 151.2950 (DCS506) Urbana Park District

Other frequencies to consider monitoring:

  • 458.5000 (118.8) Urbana Park District
  • 453.5250 (118.8) Urbana Public Works
  • 464.8000 (151.4) Carle Hospital Security
  • 464.4250 (DCS226) Carle Hospital Shuttle Buses (heard them talking about the fireworks display 10/10/07)
  • 464.5000 (DCS364) Urbana Business Association
  • 469.5000 (DCS364) Urbana Business Association




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