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Winnebago County (IL)


Winnebago County

Winnebago County 911/ETSB

The new 911 center at 4511 N. Main St., Rockford (near River Bluff Nursing Home), will dispatch for basically every police department in the county other than the City of Rockford, which will continue to dispatch from the existing 911 center. The new center is prepared to dispatch for fire departments as well. (Opened in October 2006) News Story

Winnebago County Sheriff's Department

2740.000  WQEY410  F  Winb SD Bomb Sheriff: Bomb Unit (Remote Control Robot Bomb Disposal)

Winnebago County Operations

465.000  WQFS761  BP    RB NrsHome River Bluff Nursing Home: Paging (@ Rockford)  

ESDA / Amateur Radio


Regional Medical Center Information

Rockford has three major regional trauma centers with two medical helicopters serving all of the following Northern Illinois Counties: Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. All UHF Med Channels are also used for inbound patient reports by Rockford City FD and Helicopters along with below.

St. Anthony's Medical Center (Rockford)

OSF Medical Center

163.25000     KNIG642  B   Paging  Telm  Data  
460.88750     WNVI339  M   SAMC Data Data (Multiple Frequencies)  Telm  Data  

Swedish American Hospital & Medical Center

  • Central and Downtown
462.75000     WNZL333  B   SAMC Paging Paging  FM  Data  

Rockford Memorial Hospital (Rockford Health System)

  • Website
  • WQMM715 - 464.95 RM 11K for Hospital Ops/Disaster
  • KUX800 - 462.925 Repeater (11K)

EMS Agencies

ATS Medical (Rockford)

  • 155.34000 WQDC352 M MERCI-1 First Responder for regional trauma center

FHN Memorial Hospital (Freeport)

Lifeline Ambulance (Rockford)

  • KNNN798 licensed to St. Anthony Medical Center

Mercy Ambulance Service Inc. (Rockford)

  • 155.34000 WQJI784 M MERCI1 Ambulance-to-Hospital Comms

Metro Medical Services, Inc (Ambulance)

  • 463.00000 468.00000 WNSA631 M All MED Channels

Municipalities and Districts

Greater Rockford Airport Authority

Cherry Valley

Cherry Valley Fire Protection District

Hillcrest (Village)

  • WQPP748 956.25625 SENSUS Water Data 12K (at New Milford)

Lake Summerset Association

  • Website
  • Police by Winnebago County Sheriff; Fire by Durand FPD

New Milford

  • Police by Winnebago County Sheriff

New Milford Fire Protection District

North Park

North Park Public Water District

  • WPUX891 952.01875 8K85A1D / 2K00A2D (at Machesney Park)

North Park Fire Protection District Remote Receive/Transmit Links (RF)

  • Main Repeater - link os 460.5875 and 465.5875 out. Located at the water tower in Loves park.
  • Backup Repeater - link is 460.625 in and 465.625 out and is located at NPFD 600 wood ave. Machesney.
  • Both Repeaters Receive 154.325 and retransmit on either repeater output

(465.5875 or 465.625) to St Anthony hospital in Rockford IL and is controlled by St Anthonys.

So at all times .."MedCom" at St Anthonys can hear 154.325 on either tower sight by listening to 465.5875 or 465.625 and respond using 460.5875 or 460.625 to output 154.325.

Dispatch is located a few miles away from the fire district therefore.. A UHF link is needed for dispatch. They have 2 Receive sights for redundancy.

Northwest Fire Protection District

  • Serves an unicorporated area around Rockford

Pecatonica (City)

Rockford (City)

Rockford Park District Davis Park at Founders Landing is a seven-acre outdoor venue along the Rock River that is owned by the City of Rockford and is maintained by the Rockford Park District, operated by Centre Events

Rockford Police Department

  • Looking to upgrade to using Starcom21 radios News Article
  • 8/10/09 - Rockford PD will be switching to Starcom21 digital radios this week More Info

Rockford Fire Department

  • Dec. 2009 - Rockford Fire reportedly using Rockford PD's old 151.175 and 155.850
  • Source


  • Village Website
  • WQOY887 - 155.0925 Base/Mobile (11K) for Village Maintenance, Streets, Snow Removal

West Suburban Fire Protection District

  • Serves an unicorporated area around Rockford

School and Colleges

Lena Winslow CUSD 202

  • Website
  • KNES413 - 155.235 Base/Mobile NFM

Pecatonica School District 321

  • Website
  • 9/12 FCC App 0005395628 for 451.6 Repeater 911K)

Rockford Schools

Rockford Board of Education

  • 154.515 Repeater with 160.125 input, 159.81 Mobiles (11K at Eisenhower Middle School)

Rock Valley College (Rockford)

Legacy Academy (Rockford Private School)

  • 151.745 Mobiles (MOTOTRBO at Winnebago) WQNC392

Codes and Unit Lists

Fire Paging Tones

  • Loves Park FD, 154.430; TONE A 568.7, TONE B 788.2
  • Harlem-Roscoe FD, 155.4375; TONE A 524.1, TONE B 787.5
  • South Beloit FD; TONE A 1512.5, TONE B 1471.5 (DB: Winnebago County)
  • Cherry Valley FD; TONE A 1554.5, TONE B 1513.0 (DB: Winnebago County)

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