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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The University of Illinois has an enrollment of over 40,000 students and is located in Urbana and Champaign Illinois.

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Public Safety

U of I Police and Fire

As of August 24, 2007, U of I PD is using MDICE for all their operations.
They are dispatched by METCAD on talkgroup TG 21502 'PATROL 3' (previously used PATROL 2 prior to 7/8/14). For emergencies or car-car, the units will use TG 21508 PATROL OPS 3 (which is encrypted). During sporting events, concerts, and parades, U of I PD use MDICE TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' while at events. Some details will use one of the encrypted INCIDENT talkgroups (INCIDENT 5-8).
PATROL 3 is shared with Urbana PD (300s and 400s). 100s are U of I patrol officers, 200s are U of I supervisors.
Fire dispatch is provided by Champaign and Urbana Fire Dept's on MDICE with pages simulcast on 154.250 (131.8).

NOTE: testing on 453.900 (118.8) was heard 12/15/2010 and occasionally in 2011. This repeater is still active but not in daily use.
Also, note that on MDICE TG 22719 is the U of I dorm security (1-Mary-#s) and student patrol (SP units).

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Sports

University of Illinois - Athletics

Illini Football

Memorial Stadium (link)

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
451.35000  456.35000   WQRC309   RM    UIMS GameOp1 Memorial Stadium: Operations (TRBO)  DMR  Schools 
452.22500  457.22500   WQRC309   RM    UIMS Conces3 Memorial Stadium: Operations (TRBO)  DMR  Schools 
452.62500  457.62500   WQRC309   RM    UIMS GstSvc2 Memorial Stadium: Operations (TRBO)  DMR  Schools 
464.82500        411 DPL  UIMS LuxFood Memorial Stadium: Luxury Suites - Food Service [Ch 13] (still in
use 2013) 
FM  Schools 
464.37500        072 DPL  UIMS LuxMntc Memorial: Luxury Suites - Maintenance [Ch 12?] (still in use
2013) 
FM  Schools 

Gameday Related Operations
2014 Confirmed usage:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" police detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" Fire/EMS Detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22717 IEMS - Illini EMS
  • the main stadium repeaters are still MOTOTRBO: 451.350, 452.225, 452.625 and 451.450
  • 453.750 (123.0) U of I Parking (bulk of the parking appears to be on the TRBO channels)
  • 464.825 DCS411 still used
  • 464.375 DCS072 still used
  • 461.2125 (67.0) Illini Productions videography

2013 Confirmed usage:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" METCAD Police (UIPD), Rantoul and Illinois State Police working the game detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" Fire/EMS Detail - only Arrow or Pro EMS (whichever was assigned to the detail) and the fire units
  • 453.750 (123.0) U of I Parking - covers a few lots although DIA parking handles the majority and they are no longer heard on UHF analog repeaters
  • the main stadium repeaters are now MOTOTRBO: 451.350, 452.225, 452.625 and 451.450
  • 464.825 DCS411 still used for the suites
  • 464.375 DCS072 still used for the suites

2012 Confirmed usage:

  • MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" METCAD Police and Illinois State Police
  • Starcom21 TRS, Site 203 - TG 13047 "D10 CAR-CAR" occasionally used by Illinois State Police for car-car before and after the game for their traffic detail
  • MDICE TRS TG 22502 "INCIDENT 3" Fire/EMS Detail - only Arrow EMS was on this channel 9/1/12
  • 451.450 DCS131 Illini Emergency Medical Services
  • 461.2125 (67.0) video recording. Have heard this since November 2011
  • 453.750 (123.0) U of I Parking - first time I've heard this used related to games was 9/22/12. Still, 453.600 (85.4) was also used
  • 464.650 DCS047 was used for fireworks 9/22/12 after not being heard used much in recent seasons.
  • 464.625 DCS632 as of 10/27/12 now hearing parking operations on this repeater instead of 453.600 (85.4)

2011 Confirmed usage (not heard in later seasons):

  • Starcom21 TRS, Site 203 - TG 13020 "D10 DETAIL A" Illinois State Police Detail
    • DETAIL A and INCIDENT 4 are not patched in 2011 like they were in 2009 and 2010. ISP uses INCIDENT 4 on MDICE.
    • when PRO would do transports, they would switch over to PRO OPS 1 until they returned back to the stadium
    • when Arrow would contact their dispatch, it'd be on ARROW OPS 1. Arrow dispatch also monitors Incident 3
  • the stadium fireworks channel isn't used as often as in previous seasons. They don't countdown to firing them off anymore
  • haven't been hearing the press box to band leader on 464.625 DCS031 as in years past

2010 Confirmed usage (not heard in later seasons):

  • MDICE TRS TG 22016 "ARROW OPS 1" Arrow units at the stadium (10/3/09 and 10/23/10) . At one point units at the stadium were told to switch to TG 22017 "ARROW OPS 2" which is encrypted.


Possibly used or not heard recently:

  • MDICE TRS TG 24975 Weather announcement talkgroup. Severe weather warning statements will be broadcast here.
  • MDICE TRS TG 21204 Champaign County severe weather spotters
  • 158.865 CSQ Illini Emergency Medical Service "talkabout" (Illini EMS carries both VHF and UHF radios)
  • Starcom21 TRS, Site 203 - TG 30332 "ITTF INCIDENT 1" Illinois State Police Helicopter flying over the stadium (2008 season. haven't heard since)
  • 155.340 210.7 MERCI (ambulance to hospital)
  • 155.340 186.2 MERCI (ambulance to hospital)
  • MDICE TRS TG 21006 "911" heard mention of "stadium command" after the game (9/13/08)

For additional information about scanning U of I football games, see this forum thread

Television coverage

  • if the game is on the Big Ten Network, check the Big Ten Network page for their frequencies.

Maps
Here are some helpful maps to view while monitoring U of I football games:

Illini Basketball

State Farm Center (Assembly Hall) (link):
Note: new license for State Farm Center as of 5/8/14 WQMN619 with frequencies licensed for TRBO and analog. Current usage is analog on those frequencies, as noted below (which are new for 2014-2015).
Confirmed frequencies (as of fall 2014):

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 
  • Since Fall 2007, U of I PD exclusively uses MDICE TRS TG 22503 "INCIDENT 4" for events at the State Farm Center. Best to scan INCIDENT 1-4 because on a few occasions the basketball detail has been on INCIDENT 1 and once on INCIDENT 3.
  • 463.3375 DCS331 general stadium operations along with medical staff. If there is a serious medical situation, they will hold all non-medical radio traffic on 463.3375 until the situation is resolved.
  • 451.5250 DCS125 maintenance/custodial
  • 462.1625 DCS423 State Farm Center Security (X units, 2150 is head of security)
  • 462.6625 (79.7) State Farm Center - parking
  • 72.100 WFM - Assisted Listening Devices
  • If fire needs to respond, they are paged on MDICE TRS TG 22012 / 154.250 (131.8) and would respond on TG 22000 FIRE OPS 1 unless it's a major fire or FIRE OPS 1 is overloaded and FIREGROUND 1 could be used.
Note: if you see references to 464.525 or 463.350, these were the stadium and security repeaters respectively before the 2014-2015 season.

Television coverage:

  • if the game is on the Big Ten Network, check the Big Ten Network page for their frequencies.

Illini - Other Sports

Huff Hall (link):

  • Since 2010, due to the increased attendance, DIA now assists with event parking. Usually they will use the DIA/Memorial Stadium ch 2 452.625 DCS043 but sometimes are heard on 451.350 DCS071.
  • Illini EMS has been observed at the games. Arrow or Pro will have an ambulance and staff at the event.
  • Big Ten Network was heard briefly using 462.1375 DCS244 during a game they covered (10/22/08).
  • MDICE TRS TG 21501 PATROL 2 - U of I PD providing traffic control after the game, if needed

Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium (link):

  • One of the Memorial Stadium frequencies will be used occasionally. It varies game to game which channel they choose to use.
  • If WDWS is carrying the game, listen for them on 161.670 CSQ (heard 2008-present).
  • IL EMS was at the game. They would be on 451.450 DCS131 (8/24/10). Also, Arrow or Pro will have an ambulance staged at the game. Interesting on 11/6/10 the stadium staff were using this channel for scoreboard operations.
  • Big Ten Network was heard briefly using 462.1375 DCS244 during a game they covered (10/31/08).

Eichelberger Field (link):

  • No radios observed in use at the softball game. ILEMS might have been at the game as well as PRO ambulance was there. The Big Ten Network used radios however and those frequencies are listed here.(4/16/08)

Illinois Field (link):

  • No radios observed in use at the baseball game. (2008 and 2011)

Ice Arena (link):

  • 453.600 (114.8) Ice Arena repeater believe they are now using this frequencies in TRBO mode since 2014.
  • 451.450 (DCS131) Illini EMS repeater
  • 450.925 (CSQ) WPGU 107.1 FM remote broadcast
  • 169.100 (CSQ) WPGU 107.1 FM wireless mic
  • UIPD has a unit on scene and I believe they monitor PATROL 2 on MDICE TRS

Golf
Home matches are played at Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana. The course repeater is 462.8625 (79.7). Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was using 451.350 DCS071 repeater at the tournament April 16, 2011 announcing scores, but the following day was using cell phones for the same purpose. An NCAA staff member was sighted carrying a UHF radio. 467.900 69.3 PL was heard at the course and was likely used by NCAA or Big Ten staff as the Big Ten has license WPUP497 for several itinerant frequencies including 467.900.

For possible frequencies used at the U of I orange and blue course in Savoy, see below on this page.

Entertainment

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Traditionally Krannert had used a variety of tones on 452.850 and 457.850 both simplex, however in late 2009 they purchased Motorola XPR MOTOTRBO capable radios and many of the old frequency/tone pairs have fallen silent. The following is their current radio usage:

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
463.38750  468.38750   WQKZ473   RM  KCPA 4633875 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  DMR  Schools 
464.91250  469.91250   WQKZ473   RM  KCPA 4649125 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  DMR  Schools 
452.11250      WQKZ473   KCPA 4521125 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  DMR  Schools 
452.08750      WQKZ473   KCPA 4520875 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  DMR  Schools 

XPR radios were observed in November 2009 and noticeably less activity is taking place on the old frequencies listed below. They have a new license: WQKZ473 for MOTOTRBO on new frequencies (both simplex and repeater). Both repeaters are now active (Sept 2011).

  • Since 11/12/09, of the old frequencies and prior to the two repeaters becoming active, only 457.850 (146.2) {for parking} and 453.600 (136.5) {for maintenance} have been confirmed to be still used (both still used March 2011). 452.850 (127.3), a new find, was logged in autosearch mode (but it's undetermined if this was a false hit). Both 452.850 and 457.850 sometimes have an unidentified choppy data/static sound on them in simplex mode that doesn't sound like the traditional loud raw MotoTRBO audio. 457.850 (146.2) still in use as of 10/22/10.

Old radio frequencies - prior to 2010:

452.85000  WPPW738  M   127.3 PL  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  FM   
452.85000  WPPW738  M	179.9 PL  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  FM   
452.85000  WPPW738  M	167.9 PL  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  FM   
452.85000  WPPW738  M	131.8 PL  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  FM   
452.85000  WPPW738  M	141.3 PL  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  FM   
457.85000  WPPW738  M	136.5 PL  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  FM

When Illini EMS is needed, they will be using the 451.450 DCS131 repeater.

Facilities and Services

Buildings and Maintenance

As of the 2012-2013 school year, the 453.325 and 453.450 repeaters switched from having various or no PL tones to both using 051 DPL but are now (2014) DMR. The repeater on 453.600 appears to be in DMR mode now, unconfirmed so far but probably the same users. F&S staff have been seen carrying Hytera DMR radios.

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
453.75000  458.75000   WNKT448   RM  123.0 PL  UIUC Parking Parking Services   FM  Schools 
453.36250      WPUF853     UI GPS Data GPS Data (CSQ)  Telm  Data 
462.82500      KZQ889   CSQ  UI Paging Paging (Physcology Building)  FM  Data 
456.58750      WQGD238   051 DPL  UI Alumni Alumni Assocation Ops (Portables)  FMN  Schools 
460.96250  465.96250     RM  1 CC  AbbottPower Abbott Power Plant [No license] (voice?)  DMR  Schools 
453.60000  458.60000   KIA514   RM  127.3 PL  UI MailPrint Facilities and Services: Printing Department; Campus Mail
Services 
FM  Schools 
459.08750        141.3 PL  I Hotel I Hotel - Conference Center  FMN  Schools 
465.60000      WNLI696   CSQ  IFireSI Ops3 Illinois Fire Service Institute  FM  Schools 
465.52500      WNLI696   031 DPL  IFireSI Ops2 Illinois Fire Service Institute  FMN  Schools 
460.52500      WNLI696   023 DPL  IFireSI Ops1 Illinois Fire Service Institute  FMN  Schools 
461.81250  466.81250   WQOC881   RM  145 DPL  UI Beckman Beckman Institute  FMN  Schools 
452.05000  457.05000   WPYT628   RM  225.7 PL  NewmanFndtn Newman Foundation - Student Housing (some comm. simplex)  FMN  Schools 
453.60000  458.60000   KIA514   RM  1 CC  UI DMR Ops C Operations (voice decode/unidentified users*)  DMR  Schools 
453.65000  458.65000   KIA514   RM  1 CC  UI DMR Ops D Operations (voice decode/unidentified users*)  DMR  Schools 
453.32500  458.32500   KIA514   RM  1 CC  UI DMR OpsA1 Operations (voice decode)  DMR  Schools 
453.45000  458.45000   KIA514   RM  1 CC  UI DMR Ops B Operations (voice?, unidentified users*)  DMR  Schools 
453.32500  458.32500   KIA514   RM  2 CC  UI DMR OpsA2 Operations (ERR3, Data only?)  DMR  Schools 
461.83750  466.83750   WQTZ312   RM    Ilini Union Illini Union  DMR  Schools 

The U of I Utilities has two talkgroups available on the MDICE TRS. Testing occurs the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. September 2010 - TG 22900 is being used for operations, not just testing.

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
22717  58bd  Illini EMS  Illini Emergency Medical Services 
22718  58be  WillardMaint  U of I Willard Airport - Maintenance (Snow Removal) 
22719  58bf  UI H/L Sec  UI Housing and Library: Security / Student Patrol 
22900  5974  UI Utility 1  University of Illinois - Utilities Operations 1 [UTIL1] 
22901  5975  UI Utility 2  University of Illinois - Utilities Operations 2 [UTIL2] 

Campus Recreation

Both the ARC and CRCE now use Motorola DTR radios. Prior to 2009, CRCE used 460.950 (110.9).

The Ice Arena previously used 453.600 (114.8). Unknown what they use as of 2013-2014.

Golf

University of Illinois Golf Course - unconfirmed if in use:

467.33750  	WQJX243   	M  	  	U of I Golf (@ Savoy)  	FMN  	
456.88750  	WQJX243   	M  	  	U of I Golf (@ Savoy)  	FMN  	
466.73750  	WQJX243   	M  	  	U of I Golf (@ Savoy)  	FMN  	
462.23750  	WQJX243   	M  	  	U of I Golf (@ Savoy)  	FMN  	

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