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Texas Statewide Communications Interoperability Coordinator

Current Channel Plan (July, 2019)

  • The national interoperability channels were removed from the Texas Common/Shared RadioReference database page leaving the Texas-only interoperability channels. The tables below contain all TSICP frequencies.
  • NIFOG VHF Low Band channels LLAW1-LFIRE4D and VHF High Band channel VSAR16 are not included in the TSICP.
  • TSICP channels TXCALL1D, TXCALL2D, 8TAC95D, 8TAC96D and 8TAC97D are not NIFOG nationwide channels.

VHF High Band

VHF TSICP Interoperability Channels
  • End user radios should transmit PL 136.5 and receive PL 156.7 on VTAC33 - VTAC38.
  • Repeaters should transmit PL 156.7 and receive PL 136.5 on VTAC33 - VTAC38.
  • VTAC17 and VTAC17D are VHF marine channels and their use is limited to certain counties specified in the TSICP, TxCFOG and NIFOG.
  • Bold text indicates recommended 16 channel short list.
  • FCC license WQBC290
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
155.7525 BM 156.7 VCALL10 Calling Channel FMN
151.1375 BM 156.7 VTAC11 General Public Safety Tactical FMN
154.4525 BM 156.7 VTAC12 General Public Safety Tactical FMN
158.7375 BM 156.7 VTAC13 General Public Safety Tactical FMN
159.4725 BM 156.7 VTAC14 General Public Safety Tactical FMN
161.8500 157.2500 RM 156.7 VTAC17 Tactical Repeater (only availble in certain counties) FMN
161.8500 BM 156.7 VTAC17D Tactical (only availble in certain counties) FMN
154.2800 BM 156.7 VFIRE21 Fire Tactical FMN
154.2650 BM 156.7 VFIRE22 Fire Tactical FMN
154.2950 BM 156.7 VFIRE23 Fire Tactical FMN
154.2725 BM 156.7 VFIRE24 Tactical FMN
154.2875 BM 156.7 VFIRE25 Tactical FMN
154.3025 BM 156.7 VFIRE26 Fire Tactical and Air-to-Ground with state/federal aircraft ONLY FMN
155.3400 BM 156.7 VMED28 Medical Tactical and Air-to-Ground use with medical aircraft FMN
155.3475 BM 156.7 VMED29 Medical Tactical FMN
155.4750 BM 156.7 VLAW31 Law Enforcement Tactical FMN
155.4825 BM 156.7 VLAW32 Law Enforcement Tactical FMN
159.4725 151.1375 RM 156.7 VTAC33 Tactical Repeater (Secondary 1) FMN
158.7375 154.4525 RM 156.7 VTAC34 Tactical Repeater (Secondary 2) FMN
159.4725 158.7375 RM 156.7 VTAC35 Tactical Repeater (Secondary 3) FMN
151.1375 159.4725 RM 156.7 VTAC36 Tactical Repeater (Preferred 1) FMN
154.4525 158.7375 RM 156.7 VTAC37 Tactical Repeater (Preferred 2) FMN
158.7375 159.4725 RM 156.7 VTAC38 Tactical Repeater (Preferred 3) FMN
154.9500 BM 156.7 TXCALL1D Generic Mobile Calling Channel FMN
155.3700 BM 156.7 TXCALL2D Primary: Flight following between State and Federal aircraft
Secondary: Air-to-Ground for State/Federal Aircraft, and UAS Pilot to UAS Pilot coordination
FMN


VHF Federal Incident Response Interoperability Channels
  • Federal interoperability channels may NOT be used for State-to-State, State-to-Local, or Local-to-Local interoperability. A federal entity must be involved when these channels are used.
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
169.5375 164.7125 RM 167.9 PL NC 1 Incident Calling FMN
170.0125 165.2500 RM 167.9 PL IR 1 Incident Command FMN
170.4125 165.9625 RM 167.9 PL IR 2 Medical Evacuation Control FMN
170.6875 166.5750 RM 167.9 PL IR 3 Logistics Control FMN
173.0375 167.3250 RM 167.9 PL IR 4 Interagency Convoy FMN
169.5375 BM 167.9 PL IR 5 Incident Calling - Direct for NC 1CALL FMN
170.0125 BM 167.9 PL IR 6 Incident Command Direct for IR 1 FMN
170.4125 BM 167.9 PL IR 7 Medical Evacuation Control - Direct for IR 2 FMN
170.6875 BM 167.9 PL IR 8 Logistics Control - Direct for IR 3 FMN
173.0375 BM 167.9 PL IR 9 Interagency Convoy - Direct for IR 4 FMN


VHF Federal Law Enforcement Interoperability Channels
  • Federal interoperability channels may NOT be used for State-to-State, State-to-Local, or Local-to-Local interoperability. A federal entity must be involved when these channels are used.
  • FCC license WRCD309
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
167.0875 BM 167.9 PL LE A Calling FMN
167.0875 162.0875 RM 167.9 PL LE 1 Tactical FMN
167.2500 162.2625 RM 68F NAC LE 2 Tactical P25
167.7500 162.8375 RM 68F NAC LE 3 Tactical P25
168.1125 163.2875 RM 68F NAC LE 4 Tactical P25
168.4625 163.4250 RM 68F NAC LE 5 Tactical P25
167.2500 BM 68F NAC LE 6 Direct for LE 2 P25
167.7500 BM 68F NAC LE 7 Direct for LE 3 P25
168.1125 BM 68F NAC LE 8 Direct for LE 4 P25
168.4625 BM 68F NAC LE 9 Direct for LE 5 P25

UHF

UHF TSICP Interoperability Channels
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
453.2125 458.2125 RM 156.7 PL UCALL40 Calling – Repeater FMN
453.2125 BM 156.7 PL UCALL40D Calling – Direct FMN
453.4625 458.4625 RM 156.7 PL UTAC41 Tactical – Repeater FMN
453.4625 BM 156.7 PL UTAC41D Tactical – Direct FMN
453.7125 458.7125 RM 156.7 PL UTAC42 Tactical – Repeater FMN
453.7125 BM 156.7 PL UTAC42D Tactical – Direct FMN
453.8625 458.8625 RM 156.7 PL UTAC43 Tactical – Repeater FMN
453.8625 BM 156.7 PL UTAC43D UAS Pilot to UAS Pilot Coordination – Direct FMN


UHF Federal Incident Response Interoperability Channels
  • Federal interoperability channels may NOT be used for State-to-State, State-to-Local, or Local-to-Local interoperability. A federal entity must be involved when these channels are used.
  • FCC license WRCD309
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
410.2375 419.2375 RM 167.9 PL NC 2 Incident Calling FMN
410.4375 419.4375 RM 167.9 PL IR 10 Ad hoc assignment FMN
410.6375 419.6375 RM 167.9 PL IR 11 Ad hoc assignment FMN
410.8375 419.8375 RM 167.9 PL IR 12 SAR Incident Command FMN
413.1875 BM 167.9 PL IR 13 Ad hoc assignment FMN
413.2125 BM 167.9 PL IR 14 Interagency Convoy FMN
410.2375 BM 167.9 PL IR 15 Incident Calling - Direct for NC 2 FMN
410.4375 BM 167.9 PL IR 16 Ad hoc assignment - Direct for IR 10 FMN
410.6375 BM 167.9 PL IR 17 Ad hoc assignment - Direct for IR 11 FMN
410.8375 BM 167.9 PL IR 18 SAR Incident Command - Direct for IR 12 FMN


UHF Federal Law Enforcement Interoperability Channels
  • Federal interoperability channels may NOT be used for State-to-State, State-to-Local, or Local-to-Local interoperability. A federal entity must be involved when these channels are used.
  • FCC license WRCD309
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
414.0375 BM 167.9 PL LE B Calling FMN
409.9875 418.9875 RM 167.9 PL LE 10 Tactical FMN
410.1875 419.1875 RM 68F NAC LE 11 Tactical P25
410.6125 419.6125 RM 68F NAC LE 12 Tactical P25
414.0625 BM 68F NAC LE 13 Tactical P25
414.3125 BM 68F NAC LE 14 Tactical P25
414.3375 BM 68F NAC LE 15 Tactical P25
409.9875 BM 167.9 PL LE 16 Direct for LE 10 P25
410.1875 BM 68F NAC LE 17 Direct for LE 11 P25
410.6125 BM 68F NAC LE 18 Direct for LE 12 P25


700 MHz

700 MHz TSICP Interoperability Channels
  • Bold text indicates recommended 16 channel short list.
  • Red text indicates channels that should not be used within 70 miles of the Mexican border.
  • FCC license WPTZ776
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
769.24375 799.24375 RM 293 NAC 7CALL50 Calling – Repeater P25
769.24375 BM 293 NAC 7CALL50D Calling – Direct P25
769.14375 799.14375 RM 293 NAC 7TAC51 Tactical – Repeater P25
769.14375 BM 293 NAC 7TAC51D Tactical – Direct P25
769.64375 799.64375 RM 293 NAC 7TAC52 Tactical – Repeater P25
769.64375 BM 293 NAC 7TAC52D Tactical – Direct P25
770.14375 800.14375 RM 293 NAC 7TAC53 Tactical – Repeater P25
770.14375 BM 293 NAC 7TAC53D Tactical – Direct P25
770.64375 800.64375 RM 293 NAC 7TAC54 Tactical – Repeater P25
770.64375 BM 293 NAC 7TAC54D Tactical – Direct P25
769.74375 799.74375 RM 293 NAC 7TAC55 Tactical – Repeater P25
769.74375 BM 293 NAC 7TAC55D Tactical – Direct P25
770.24375 800.24375 RM 293 NAC 7TAC56 Tactical – Repeater P25
770.24375 BM 293 NAC 7TAC56D Tactical – Direct P25
770.99375 800.99375 RM 293 NAC 7GTAC57 Tactical – Repeater P25
770.99375 BM 293 NAC 7GTAC57D Tactical – Direct P25
770.89375 800.89375 RM 293 NAC 7MOB59 Tactical – Repeater P25
770.89375 BM 293 NAC 7MOB59D Tactical – Direct P25
770.39375 800.39375 RM 293 NAC 7LAW61 Tactical – Repeater P25
770.39375 BM 293 NAC 7LAW61D Tactical – Direct P25
770.49375 800.49375 RM 293 NAC 7LAW62 Tactical – Repeater P25
770.49375 BM 293 NAC 7LAW62D Tactical – Direct P25
769.89375 799.89375 RM 293 NAC 7FIRE63 Tactical – Repeater P25
769.89375 BM 293 NAC 7FIRE63D Tactical – Direct P25
769.99375 799.99375 RM 293 NAC 7FIRE64 Tactical – Repeater P25
769.99375 BM 293 NAC 7FIRE64D Tactical – Direct P25
769.39375 799.39375 RM 293 NAC 7MED65 Tactical – Repeater P25
769.39375 BM 293 NAC 7MED65D Tactical – Direct P25
769.49375 799.49375 RM 293 NAC 7MED66 Tactical – Repeater P25
769.49375 BM 293 NAC 7MED66D Tactical – Direct P25
770.74375 800.74375 RM 293 NAC 7DATA69 Tactical – Repeater P25
770.74375 BM 293 NAC 7DATA69D Tactical – Direct P25
773.25625 803.25625 RM 293 NAC 7CALL70 Calling – Repeater P25
773.25625 BM 293 NAC 7CALL70D Calling – Direct P25
773.10625 803.10625 RM 293 NAC 7TAC71 Tactical – Repeater P25
773.10625 BM 293 NAC 7TAC71D Tactical – Direct P25
773.60625 803.60625 RM 293 NAC 7TAC72 Tactical – Repeater P25
773.60625 BM 293 NAC 7TAC72D Tactical – Direct P25
774.10625 804.10625 RM 293 NAC 7TAC73 Tactical – Repeater P25
774.10625 BM 293 NAC 7TAC73D Tactical – Direct P25
774.60625 804.60625 RM 293 NAC 7TAC74 Tactical – Repeater P25
774.60625 BM 293 NAC 7TAC74D Tactical – Direct P25
773.75625 803.75625 RM 293 NAC 7TAC75 Tactical – Repeater P25
773.75625 BM 293 NAC 7TAC75D Tactical – Direct P25
774.25625 804.25625 RM 293 NAC 7TAC76 Tactical – Repeater P25
774.25625 BM 293 NAC 7TAC76D Tactical – Direct P25
774.85625 804.85625 RM 293 NAC 7GTAC77 Tactical – Repeater P25
774.85625 BM 293 NAC 7GTAC77D Tactical – Direct P25
774.50625 804.50625 RM 293 NAC 7MOB79 Tactical – Repeater P25
774.50625 BM 293 NAC 7MOB79D Tactical – Direct P25
774.00625 804.00625 RM 293 NAC 7LAW81 Tactical – Repeater P25
774.00625 BM 293 NAC 7LAW81D Tactical – Direct P25
774.35625 804.35625 RM 293 NAC 7LAW82 Tactical – Repeater P25
774.35625 BM 293 NAC 7LAW82D Tactical – Direct P25
773.50625 803.50625 RM 293 NAC 7FIRE83 Tactical – Repeater P25
773.50625 BM 293 NAC 7FIRE83D Tactical – Direct P25
773.85625 803.85625 RM 293 NAC 7FIRE84 Tactical – Repeater P25
773.85625 BM 293 NAC 7FIRE84D Tactical – Direct P25
773.00625 803.00625 RM 293 NAC 7MED86 Tactical – Repeater P25
773.00625 BM 293 NAC 7MED86D Tactical – Direct P25
773.35625 803.35625 RM 293 NAC 7MED87 Tactical – Repeater P25
773.35625 BM 293 NAC 7MED87D Tactical – Direct P25
774.75625 804.75625 RM 293 NAC 7DATA89 Tactical – Repeater P25
774.75625 BM 293 NAC 7DATA89D Tactical – Direct P25


700 MHz Air-to-Ground Interoperability Channels
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
769.13125 799.13125 RM 293 NAC 7AG58 Air-Ground P25
769.13125 BM 293 NAC 7AG58D Air-Ground P25
769.63125 799.63125 RM 293 NAC 7AG60 Air-Ground P25
769.63125 BM 293 NAC 7AG60D Air-Ground P25
770.13125 800.13125 RM 293 NAC 7AG67 Air-Ground P25
770.13125 BM 293 NAC 7AG67D Air-Ground P25
770.63125 800.63125 RM 293 NAC 7AG68 Air-Ground P25
770.63125 BM 293 NAC 7AG68D UAS Pilot to UAS Pilot Coordination P25
773.11875 803.11875 RM 293 NAC 7AG78 Air-Ground P25
773.11875 BM 293 NAC 7AG78D Air-Ground P25
773.61875 799.13125 RM 293 NAC 7AG80 Air-Ground P25
773.61875 BM 293 NAC 7AG80D Air-Ground P25
774.11875 804.11875 RM 293 NAC 7AG85 Air-Ground P25
774.11875 BM 293 NAC 7AG85D Air-Ground P25
774.61875 804.61875 RM 293 NAC 7AG88 Air-Ground P25
774.61875 BM 293 NAC 7AG88D Air-Ground Landing Zone P25


800 MHz

800 MHz TSICP Interoperability Channels
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
851.0125 806.0125 RM 156.7 PL 8CALL90 Calling – Repeater FM
851.0125 BM 156.7 PL 8CALL90D Calling – Direct FM
851.5125 806.5125 RM 156.7 PL 8TAC91 Tactical – Repeater FM
851.5125 BM 156.7 PL 8TAC91D Tactical – Direct FM
852.0125 807.0125 RM 156.7 PL 8TAC92 Tactical – Repeater FM
852.0125 BM 156.7 PL 8TAC92D Tactical – Direct FM
852.5125 807.5125 RM 156.7 PL 8TAC93 Tactical – Repeater FM
852.5125 BM 156.7 PL 8TAC93D Tactical – Direct FM
853.0125 808.0125 RM 156.7 PL 8TAC94 Tactical – Repeater FM
853.0125 BM 156.7 PL 8TAC94D Tactical, UAS Pilot to UAS Pilot Coordination – Direct FM
851.5500 M 156.7 PL 8TAC95D Incident Control – Direct FM
853.0500 M 156.7 PL 8TAC96D Incident Control – Direct FM
853.3500 M 156.7 PL 8TAC97D Incident Controll – Direct FM


800 MHz TSICP Interoperability Channels - Border Area Only
Frequency Input Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode
866.0125 821.0125 RM 156.7 PL ICALL/8CALL Calling – Repeater (Pre-rebanding) FM
866.0125 BM 156.7 PL ICALLD/8CALLD Calling – Direct (Pre-rebanding) FM
866.5125 821.5125 RM 156.7 PL ITAC1/8TAC1 Tactical – Repeater (Pre-rebanding) FM
866.5125 BM 156.7 PL ITAC1D/8TAC1D Tactical – Direct (Pre-rebanding) FM
867.0125 822.0125 RM 156.7 PL ITAC2/8TAC2 Tactical – Repeater (Pre-rebanding) FM
867.0125 BM 156.7 PL ITAC2D/8TAC2D Tactical – Direct (Pre-rebanding) FM
867.5125 822.5125 RM 156.7 PL ITAC3/8TAC3 Tactical – Repeater (Pre-rebanding) FM
867.5125 BM 156.7 PL ITAC3D/8TAC3D Tactical – Direct (Pre-rebanding) FM
868.0125 823.0125 RM 156.7 PL ITAC4/8TAC4 Tactical – Repeater (Pre-rebanding) FM
868.0125 BM 156.7 PL ITAC4D/TAC4D Tactical – Direct (Pre-rebanding) FM

Related Wiki Articles

Related Links

Regional Councils of Government

The following are radio interoperability related pages found on some of the regional council web sites.

Regional Plans

In an effort to consolidate information about the implementation of future radio systems, specific to certain areas, this section will be open for revision, citing information from documents linked above and external sources, in order to better guide discussion.

When posting information, please relate it to the specific area (City, County, Multi-County or Council of Gov't), and reference where the information was found.

Fort Worth Regional Radio System Master Plan

Eventually the current trunked systems in Fort Worth, Northeast Tarrant, Arlington, Grand Prairie and Mansfield are planned to become part of this system. It will cover most of Tarrant and Johnson Counties and be interoperable with the NCTCOG P25 Overlay and City of Dallas P25 systems.

Harris County Regional Radio System, HCRRS

HCRRS is implementing a Motorola SmartZone 7.X, P25 compliant 700/800 MHz wide area trunking system. The Disaster Recovery Site in Conroe, Texas, serves as the Emergency Operations Center. This trunking system will serve a 13 county area, within FCC's Region 51 planning zone. These counties are: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, & Wharton. The implementation is broken down in to four phases, outlined below:

  • Phase 1- Add microwave link radio connectivity to all existing SmartZone 4.1 Sites and ASTRO P25 Repeater Sites.
  • Phase 2- Implementation in Counties:
    • Brazoria County (Multicast/Simulcast)
    • Chambers County (Multicast)
    • Fort Bend County (Simulcast)
    • Galveston County (Multicast/Simulcast)
    • Harris County (Multicast/Simulcast)
    • Waller County (Multicast)
  • Phase 3- Implementation in Counties:
    • Liberty County (Multicast)
    • Montgomery County (Simulcast)
    • Walker County (Multicast)
  • Phase 4- Implementation in Counties:
    • Austin County (Multicast)
    • Colorado County (Multicast)
    • Matagorda County (Multicast)
    • Wharton County (Multicast)

Houston Urban Area Security Initiative

According to Texas PSIC Grant Awards as of September 30, 2008, (page 4), Houston will be migrating to a 700/800MHz P25 trunking system, incorporating 10 sites with repeaters and simulcast equipment. This will support full interoprability with Harris County Regional Radio System.

San Antonio Urban Area Security Initiative

According to the AACOG grant worksheets linked above, San Antonio will be implementing a P25 700MHz overlay, capable of interoperability with Texas DPS, the future 700MHz I-37 Corridor Project to Corpus Christi, the future 700MHz I-35S Corridor Project to Laredo, the future 700MHz LCRA overlay and the Live Oak P25 800MHz trunked system. By interconnecting with LCRA through a 700MHz overlay, San Antonio plans to achieve interoprability with Austin, and through Austin, HCRRS and ETMC.


Old Channel Plans

2003 to 2012

Texas Immediate Interoperability Plan Wideband Channels (2003-2012)
Frequency Type Tone Name Description Mode
154.9500 M CSQ TEXAS LAW 1 Public Safety Tactical (Mobile-to-Mobile) FM
154.9500 M 127.3 PL TEXAS LAW 2 Public Safety Calling (Mobile-to-Base, tone on mobile tx only) FM
155.3700 B CSQ TEXAS LAW 2 Public Safety Calling (Base-to-Mobile, Base-to-Base) FM
155.4750 BM 127.3 PL TEXAS LAW 3 Public Safety Tactical FM
154.2800 BM 127.3 PL TEXAS FIRE 1 Public Safety Tactical FM
154.2650 BM 127.3 PL TEXAS FIRE 2 Public Safety Tactical FM
154.2950 BM 127.3 PL TEXAS FIRE 3 Public Safety Tactical FM
155.3400 BM 127.3 PL TEXAS MED 1 Public Safety Tactical FM
151.3850 BM 127.3 PL TEXAS AIR 2 Public Safety Air-to-Ground with state and federal aircraft only FM
  • FCC license WPYI930
  • Due to the FCC Narrowbanding order, these channels cannot be used after 12/31/2012.
  • In 2004 the national narrowband VHF, narrowband UHF, 700 MHz and 800 MHz interoperability channels were added to the original plan.
  • In 2009-2010 the national interoperability channel names were changed to reflect the APCO/NPSTC standard channel names.

Before 2003

Intercity and Mutual Aid Channels
Frequency Type Tone Name Description Mode
154.9500 M CSQ INTERCITY MOBILE (CH 3) Law Enforcement Tactical (Mobile-to-Mobile) FM
154.9500 M CSQ INTERCITY BASE (CH 4) Law Enforcement Mobile-to-Base FM
155.3700 B CSQ INTERCITY BASE (CH 4) Law Enforcement Base-to-Mobile, Base-to-Base FM
155.4750 M CSQ NATIONAL (USA) National Law Enforcement Mutual Aid (rarely used in Texas) FM
154.2800 BM CSQ FIRE INTERCITY National Fire Mutual Aid FM
155.3400 BM CSQ HEAR National Ambulance-to-Hospital FM
  • Typically until the late 1990's or so, the first four channels in most state and local law enforcement agency radios were configured as follows:
    • Channel 1 - Primary dispatch
    • Channel 2 - Talkaround or alternate dispatch
    • Channel 3 - Intercity Mobile
    • Channel 4 - Intercity Base
  • DTMF selective calling was used by law enforcement base stations in some areas on 155.3700.
  • DTMF or rotary pulse dial selective calling was used by ambulances and hospitals in some areas on 155.3400.



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