Covington City (VA)
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PRESENT COMMUNICATIONS FREQUENCIES
Repeater Mobile Location Band City Users 453.21250 458.21250 Covington, Virginia UHF CRS 453.78750 458.78750 Covington, Virginia UHF CPW 460.11250 465.11250 Covington, Virginia UHF CPD 460.20000 465.20000 Covington, Virginia UHF CFD 460.47500 465.47500 Covington, Virginia UHF CES These repeaters are located at High Acres Trailer Park inside Covington.
453.40000 458.40000 Covington, Virginia UHF Peter's Mtn (all city) This repeater is located on Peter's Mountain, West of Covington in Alleghany County.
City Tactical Channels
465.06250 465.06250 Covington, Virginia UHF Tac 1 465.16250 465.16250 Covington, Virginia UHF Tac 2 465.28750 465.28750 Covington, Virginia UHF Tac 3 465.33750 465.33750 Covington, Virginia UHF Tac 4 465.36250 465.36250 Covington, Virginia UHF Tac 5 465.38750 465.38750 Covington, Virginia UHF Tac 6 The tactical channels are shared among all City agencies.
Special Use Channels
462.95000 467.95000 Bald Knob - Hot Springs UHF Med 9 Ambulance to Hospital 462.97500 467.97500 Horse Mountain - Alleghany Co.UHF Med 10 Ambulance to Hospital
Mutual Aid Channels
155.20500 155.20500 Rescue Squad Mutual Aid VHF 155.47500 155.47500 Law Enforcement Mutual Aid VHF 856.73750 811.73750 Covington, Virginia 800 CFD/CRS - Mutual Aid This repeater is located on a Mead/Westvaco Tower in Alleghany County.
All City VHF-Low Band channels are out of service at the present time, but are still licensed and programmed in City low band radios:
45.64 MHz - public works (LICENSE TERMINATED - 05/24/2003). 45.56 MHz - emergency management 45.32 MHz - fire & rescue 2 45.42 MHz - police 46.06 MHz - fire & rescue 1
These locally used low band channels are still in service in City mobile radios.
39.50000 MHz - Alleghany County Fire & Rescue 39.54000 MHz - SIRS 45.92000 MHz - Westvaco Rescue Squad
1970s - The City used three VHF - Low Band frequencies:
39.76 MHz - Police 39.54 MHz - SIRS (law enforcement mutual aid) 45.32 MHz - Animal Control / Public Works / Fire & Rescue
1980s - The City acquired a new VHF - Low Band frequency (45.64 MHz) for Public Works. This gave fire and rescue a separate frequency.
1990s - The City acquired additional VHF - Low Band frequencies and gave each agency a separate frequency.
45.56 MHz - emergency management 45.42 MHz - police 46.06 MHz - fire & rescue 1
1990s - 2000s
The City acquired UHF Repeater Pairs for All City agencies:
453.21250 458.21250 Covington, Virginia UHF CRS 453.78750 458.78750 Covington, Virginia UHF CPW 460.11250 465.11250 Covington, Virginia UHF CPD 460.20000 465.20000 Covington, Virginia UHF CFD 460.47500 465.47500 Covington, Virginia UHF CES
During this time, all City agencies converted to UHF - 450 MHz communications. The police were first, followed by public works. Then as more funds became available, fire and rescue was moved to UHF. The paging for fire & rescue continued on VHF - Low Band and UHF for a period of time when multiple channel, narrow band pagers became available. After all members of both agencies were outfitted with new pagers and the old VHF - Low Band transmitter started to malfunction, paging was completely moved to UHF.
THERE IS NO SIMULCASTING DONE ON CITY FREQUENCIES EXCEPT FOR FREQUENCIES WHICH ARE LINKED FROM ONE OF THE 450 MHZ TACTICAL CHANNELS TO THE CITY 800 MHZ CHANNEL ON THE MEADWESTVACO TOWER!!!