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Hamilton Fleetnet Tower

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Hamilton Fleetnet Tower

Location: This tower is located in the city of Hamilton in the downtown core on Charlton Street, near St Joseph Hospital on top of one of the cities tallest buildings.

Coverage: To the east it is strong along the QEW until the Oakville/Burlington border using a rubber duck. You might want to switch to Welland/Fonthill or Mississauga in these areas. To the north this tower works well in Flamborough but a switch to either of Guelph’s towers is in order in the further northern regions of the city.

This tower works well along the QEW thru Grimsby but drops off shortly thereafter, switch to Welland/Fonthill at this point.

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
8656  21d  OPP 1OPS38  Aurora 5B -1OPS38 (5A- RHQ ) 
8672  21e  OPP 1OPS39  Burlington 5C - 1OPS39 
8704  220  OPP 1OPS41  Cambridge 5E - 1OPS41 
8720  221  OPP 1OPS42  Toronto 5F - 1OPS42 
8736  222  OPP 1OPS43  Niagara Region 5G - 1OPS43 
8752  223  OPP 1OPS44  Port Credit 5I - 1OPS44 
8768  224  OPP 1OPS45  Whitby 5K - 1OPS45 
8784  225  OPP 1OPS46  Aurora 5L - 1OPS46 Highway 407 ETR 
8800  226  OPP 1OPS47  1OPS47 
8816  227  OPP 1OPS48  1OPS48 
8832  228  OPP 1OPS49  1OPS49 
Notes
  • tgs8672 and 8736 are generally patched. tg8672 covers Halton Region and Hamilton area provincial roads including Highway 5 (west of Hwy 6), Highway 6, 403 as well as the QEW
  • tg8656 is used by Highway 407 units (5 Lima) in addition to Aurora
  • tg8704 and 8752 are patched. tg8704 covers the provincial highways in Waterloo region and 5I units cover the 400 series highways in Peel Region


DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
8192  200  OPP 1HWY 01  London Highway Units - 1HWY01 
8512  214  OPP 1HWY 02  GTR Highway Units - 1HWY02 
8848  229  OPP 1CHATHAM  Chatham - 1CHATHAM 
8864  22a  OPP 1LONDON  London - 1LONDON 
8880  22b  OPP 1MT FOREST  Mount Forest - 1MT FOREST 
8896  22c  OPP 1GTR  Greater Toronto Region - 1GTR 
8912  22d  OPP 1BARRIE  Barrie - 1BARRIE 
9536  254  OPP 1RED SW  Remote Emergency Dispatch - 1RED SW 
Notes
  • tg8896 used for Prisoner Transports (10-92) in and around the region. Quite active mornings/afternoons


DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
8208  201  OPP 1OPS01  Brant County 6B - 1OPS01 
8224  202  OPP 1OPS02  Bruce County 6R - 1OPS02 
8240  203  OPP 1OPS03  Chatham-Kent 6D - 1OPS03 
8256  204  OPP 1OPS04  Elgin County 6P - 1OPS04 
8272  205  OPP 1OPS05  Essex County 6E - 1OPS05 
8288  206  OPP 1OPS06  Haldimand County 6C -1OPS06 (6Q First Nations) 
8304  207  OPP 1OPS07  Huron County 6G - 1OPS07 
8320  208  OPP 1OPS08  Lambton County 6M - 1OPS08 
8336  209  OPP 1OPS09  Middlesex County 6J - 1OPS09 
8352  20a  OPP 1OPS10  North Grey 6L - 1OPS10 
8368  20b  OPP 1OPS11  Oxford County 6S - 1OPS11 
8384  20c  OPP 1OPS12  Perth County 6N - 1OPS12 
8400  20d  OPP 1OPS13  South Bruce 6I - 1OPS13 
8416  20e  OPP 1OPS14  Wellington County 6T - 1OPS14 
8432  20f  OPP 1OPS15  Norfolk County 6O - 1OPS15 
8448  210  OPP 1OPS16  Spare (Future Use) 1OPS16 
8464  211  OPP 1OPS17  Spare (Future Use) 1OPS17 
8480  212  OPP 1OPS18  Spare (Future Use) 1OPS18 
8496  213  OPP 1BNPD  Bruce Nuclear Power Plant - 1BNPD 
Notes
  • tg8416 Occasional activity


2) MOH Hamilton CACC

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
35584  8b0  Hamilton CACC  CACC 
35600  8b1  Ham City East  City East 
35616  8b2  Ham Niagara N  Niagara North 
35632  8b3  Simcoe Norfolk  Simcoe Norfolk  
35648  8b4  Hamilton TAC 1  Tactical 1 
35664  8b5  Hamilton TAC 2  Tactical 2 
35680  8b6  Hamilton TAC 3  Tactical 3 
35696  8b7  Hamilton TAC 4  Tactical 4 
35712  8b8  Ham City West  City West 
35728  8b9  Ham Niagara S  Niagara South 
Notes
  • Hamilton City East 35600 handles Hamilton city EMS calls.
  • Units switch over to Tac 4 35696 upon arrival and for patches to hospitals.
  • Simcoe 35632 is the talk group for EMS units in Norfolk, Haldimand and Brant Counties. Generally patches to area hospitals are not heard on this tower.


Mississauga CACC

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
35744  8ba  MIS CACC  Mississauga CACC 
35760  8bb  Peel N Patch  Hospital Patch - Peel North 
35776  8bc  Peel S Patch  Hospital Patch - Peel South 
35792  8bd  Halton EMS  Halton Region 
35808  8be  MIS TAC 1 SW  Tactical 1 - Peel South West 
35824  8bf  MIS TAC 2 SE  Tactical 2 - Peel South East 
35840  8c0  MIS TAC 3 HL  Tactical 3 - Halton - Hospital Patch  
35856  8c1  MIS TAC 4 NE  Tactical 4 - Peel North East 
35872  8c2  MIS TAC 5 NW  Tactical 5 - Peel North West 
35888  8c3  MIS Spare  Spare 
37504  928  MIS TAC 6  Tactical 6 
Notes
  • EMS units in Halton Region are busy on 35792. Hospital patches to Joseph Brant (JB) and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial (OTMH) are heard on Tac 3. Occasionally Mississauga city units are heard on Peel South 35776.


Niagara CACC

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
37648  931  Niagara ACS  Ambulance Communications Services  
37664  932  Niagara N  North 
37680  933  Niagara S  South 
37696  934  Niagara TAC 1  Tactical 1 
37712  935  Niagara TAC 2  Tactical 2 
37728  936  Niagara TAC 3  Tactical 3 
Notes
  • Niagara CACC are often heard off Hamilton Tower.


MOH Common Talkgroups

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
32800  802  1PC AMB  Common 
34976  88a  MOH ZONE 1  Southwest Zone Common 
34992  88b  1 REG 1 COM  Region 1 Common 
35008  88c  1 REG 2 COM  Region 2 Common 
35024  88d  1 REG 3 COM  Region 3 Common 
37776  939  1 RED  Remote Emergency Dispatch 
Notes
  • Since Hamilton General is a base hospital you will hear a lot of activity on MOHZN1 34976. Units from Cambridge, Mississauga and Niagara can also be heard on 35008 Reg 2 & 35024 Reg. Further west Region 1 units from London’s dispatch can be heard on 34992 on occasion.


3) MTO

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
38048  94a  MTO COM  MTO Common 
38144  950  MTO38144  Maintenance 
38512  967  MTO38512  Maintenance 
38528  968  MTO38528  Maintenance 
38624  96e  MTO38624  Maintenance 
38656  970  MTO38656  Maintenance 
38672  971  MTO38672  Maintenance 
38688  972  MTO38688  MTO Spare 
38704  973  MTO38704  Maintenance 
38720  974  SPR 1  Spare 1 
38768  977  MTO38768  Maintenance 
38784  978  MTO38784  MTO 
38832  97b  MTO38832  MTO 
38848  97c  MTO38848  Maintenance 
39136  98e  MTO39136  Maintenance 
Notes
  • In the winter time, punch in tgs 38464, 38480 and 38496
  • Morriston seems to be the t/g for Halton West and Mississauga along Hwy 401.
  • Burlington will cover the provincial highways such as Highway 5 (West of Hwy 6), the 403 & QEW and Highway 6. Niagara comes alive during snow squalls covering the QEW and other provincial Highways (420, 406) in the said region.