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4/7/08 - From a StarCom21 yahoogroup member: McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and 9 Police Agencies they dispatch for are going to Starcom 21. The fire agencies are staying on there frequency, for many reasons, all of which are good. I can also tell you that the dispatchers are getting trained in next couple of weeks on how to use the system, so I would think that the migration over to Starcom will be pretty soon.

McHenry County

McHenry County Sheriff's Office

  • Dispatches for Police: Bull Valley x49s, Hebron x40s, Holiday Hills x46s, Prairie Grove x31s, Richmond x41s, Spring Grove x54s
  • 7/12 - KSB272 - all frequencies deleted except 155.37 Base
  • 155.79000 KSB272 M 146.2 PL McHC Sheriff Sheriff: Car-to-Car [Direct, Ch 2]
  • 159.21000 KSB272 BM 146.2 PL McHC Law C/W Sheriff: Countywide Simplex [Ch 3] FM
  • 155.07000 /apps/db/?fccCallsign=M 146.2 PL McHC SD T/F Sheriff: Task Force FM
  • 155.52000 154.65000 KSB272 RM 146.2 PL McHC SD Jail Sheriff: Jail Operations FM
  • (Former) 155.025 BM 192.8 PL Animal Control (now using SC21 TG 1127) Deprecated

McHenry County County Conservation District

McHenry Co Public Safety Units #'s

MCSO uses a 3 digit radio ID. The first digit indicates the shift (1 = Days, 2 = Afternoons, 3 = Midnights)
The second digit (“D”) indicates Patrol and the third indicates the patrol area as listed below. Units with
two areas (like “1/2”) are cover cars.
“David 1” Nunda Township “David 5” Harvard/Alden area
“David 2” Algonquin Township “David 6” Wonder Lake/Greenwood area
“David 3” Woodstock/Huntley area “David 7” Wonder Lake area
“David 4” Marengo/Union area “David 8” McHenry, Spring Grove, Richmond area
Local PD’s dispatched by the SO:
Prairie Grove Hebron Richmond Lakemoor Holiday Hills Bull Valley
Spring Grove Wonder Lake McHenry County Conservation Dist PD.
Unit numbers are formatted:
X-Y-Z (“1-Lakemoor-3”)
X Shift (1, 2, 3) Y Agency Z Patrol Area
501 Sheriff 520-599 Patrol Deputies
502 Under-Sheriff 539,566 K-9 Units
503 Captain of Support Services 601-603 Motorcycle Units
504 Captain of Patrol 670 Training Division Sergeant
505-507 Patrol Lieutenants 690-699 Marine Units
508-519 Patrol Sergeants 700-707 Jail Units
516 Communications Division Sergeant Ida 1-12 Detective Division
Ida 15-16 Evidence Division
“Station Numbers: (Often heard on County and local channels)
01 Algonquin
05 Sheriff
26 Woodstock
27 Crystal Lk Park Dist
29 McHenry City
30 Harvard
31 Prairie Grove
32 Wonder Lake
34 Cary
35 Fox River Grove
36 Lakewood
37 Lakemoor
38 Algonquin
40 Hebron
41 Richmond
42 Island Lake
43 Lake In The Hills
45 Johnsburg
46 Holiday Hills
47 McCullom Lake
48 Marengo
49 Bull Valley
50 Union
54



Harvard Fire Protection District
701 Base Station
702 Chief
703 Deputy Chief
704 Captain
705 Captain
706 Asst. Chief
707 Lt.
708 Lt.
738 Command Vehicle
739 Command Vehicle
741 Engine
747 Rescue Engine
751 Ambulance
752 Ambulance
753 Ambulance
754 Heavy Rescue
761 Utility Vehicle
762 Brush Truck
763 Brush Truck
778 Tanker
779 Tanker
783 Ladder Truck (55')

Law Enforcement

  • Johnsburg PD - x JOHN y (x=shift, y=patrol area or assignment) - dispatched by McHenry City PD on STARCOM21 talkgroup 3451 (10/13)
  • McCullom Lake PD - 147 (1 squad car and it's radio ID and Unit ID is 147), dispatched by McHenry City PD on STARCOM21 talkgroup 3451 (10/13)
  • McHenry City PD - x MARY y (x=shift, y=patrol area or assignment)

Hospitals

C entegra Hospital-Huntley

  • MERCI 400 155.400(D155) 1/13/17
  • Website

Memorial Medical Center (Woodstock)

Mercy Harvard Hospital

  • formerly Harvard Memorial Hospital?
  • Website

Northern Illinois Medical Center (McHenry)

  • Centegra Health System
  • Website has Heliport

Consolidated Dispatch Centers

Southeast Emergency Communications Center (SEECOMM)

  • Crystal Lake Regional Dispatch System Website
  • Dispatches for: Algonquin PD, Alith FPD, Cary PD, Crystal Lake PD/FD, Crystal Lake Park PD, Huntley FPD, Lakewood PD, Oakwood Hills PD
  • Fire (154.25) - Cary FPD, Fox River Grove FPD, Lakewood FD, Nunda FPD
  • Police (857.2375): Cary Police, Oakwood Hills Police
  • Police (155.7): Crystal Lake Park District Police, Lakewood Police

The Fox River Grove, Cary, Nunda Rural and Lakewood fire departments hope to update their radio systems.

  • 6/9/11 - from the NorthwestHerald
  • The project has two parts:
    • The first is a move away from an overcrowded radio frequency. The frequency the departments use now is shared by 15 departments in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, according to the grant application filed in 2009. There is “constant interference,” and “firefighter safety and accountability is constantly in jeopardy,” the application said. As part of their new system, the departments will use two new “clean frequencies,” Kreher explained. “We were told [by the FCC] there is not a lot of traffic on them in our area.”
    • The second part of the project includes installing new transmitters. The company Chicago Communications will put new equipment up this summer on water towers in Cary, Fox River Grove and Lakewood, Kreher said.


Municipalities and Districts

Townships and Water Districts

Nunda Township (Crystal Lake)

Nunda Rural Fire Protection District

  • Serves parts of Crystal Lake and ???; dispatched on 154.25 CSQ by SEECOM

Alden

  • Police patrolled by McHenry County Sheriff, Fire by Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District

Algonquin

Algonquin-Lake in The Hills Fire Protection District

Barrington Hills

  • See Cook County

Bull Valley

  • Police dispatch by Sheriff; Fire by Woodstock Fire-Rescue (or McHenry Township Fire Protection District?)

Cary

  • Police dispatched by SEECOM on STARCOM21 talkgroup 34102. Fire Protection District dispatched by NERCOM on 155.790 77.0 (Fire South).
  • Village Website
  • WQMQ989 Cary Park District 458.225 M

Cary Fire Protection District

Crystal Lake

  • [ Village Website]
  • 11/13 - WPCT596 - CANCEL license - 464.1625, 465.1875 1-2wt WFM
  • 9/12 - WPEP862 Cancel License, 465.4375, 465.4625 1-2wt 20K (Police)
  • 3/12 - KWB623 Modification, change 155.7 to Repeater (with 151.0175 input?)
  • 11/11 - KWB623 Modification, deleting bases on 155.37, 155.7 base/mobile; ADD 159.21 Base/Mobile, 159.21 Mobile Extenders, 151.0175 mobiles (keep 155.79 mobile)

Crystal Lake Fire Protection District Crystal Lake Park District

Fox Lake

  • See Lake County

Fox River Grove

  • Police (FOX 8xx units) dispatched by NERCOM on STARCOM21 talkgroup 3451.
  • Fox River Grove Fire Protection District (600-series units) dispatched by NERCOM, possibly on the 155.790 (77.0 PL) "Fire South" repeater.

Greenwood

  • Police patrol by McHenry County Sheriff, Fire by Hebron-Alden-Greenwood FPD

Harvard

  • Harvard Police ("Robert" units) and Fire Protection District are both dispatched by NERCOM.

Harvard Fire Protection District

Hebron

  • 155.01000 159.01500 WPPY969 RM Police: Local Alternate [Expired 3/05]
  • 154.77000 WNUN590 M Police: Mobiles [Expired]
  • 155.17500 KNAD848 BM CSQ Rescue Squad [Expired 12/00]

Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District

  • Website
  • Serves: Alden, rural Greenwood Township, Hebron
  • Dispatched on County North Quad 151.2575 100.0

Holiday Hills

  • Police DB: Sheriff; Fire by McHenry Township FPD (DB: McHenry City PD)

Huntley

  • 9/18 - Police - dispatched on STARCOM21 TG 34103.
  • 12/11 - WPPC452 add 155.7625R (ITAC freq; with 153.9725 current input) (7K, 8K, 11K)
  • 467.82500 WPFK497 M Park District - Pincrest Golf Club: Course Ops
  • 467.92500 WPFK497 M Park District - Pincrest Golf Club: Course Ops
  • 151.46000 M Park District [No License] FMN
  • 46.58000 KNIT447 BM 110.9 PL Public Works - Old

Huntley Fire Protection District

Island Lake

  • Located partially in Lake County.
  • Fire by Wauconda FPD (Island Lake Station) and Lake Zurich Fire on 159.1425, 127.3 PL

Johnsburg

  • Police dispatched on STARCOM21 TG 3451 by McHenry City Police
  • Fire by McHenry Township FPD (154.25 CsQ, 154.385 146.2)

Lake in The Hills

  • Police still use 155.1075 for events like Rockin Ribfest (No SC21 Patch)
  • 155.43R/158.9025 WNSA288 156 DPL Police: New [Freq 1] (was D143) Deprecated
  • Fire by Algonquin-Lake in The Hills Fire Protection District

Lakemoor

  • Police dispatched by FoxComm on STARCOM21 talkgroup 2452.
  • Fire/EMS coverage by McHenry Township FPD.
  • (OLD?) 12/1/2011 - Lakemoor PD Dispatch is now handled by Wauconda Police. Unit ID's are as follows, 8100-Wauconda Police, 8400-Tower Lakes Police, 8500-Lakemoor Police units.
  • 453.10000 M Lkmr PubWrks Public Works FMN
  • 451.61250 F Lakemoor WDD Water Distribution Data Telm

Lakewood

  • Village Website
  • Phone calls are handled by the Crystal Lake Regional Dispatch System. Police Dispatch on SEECOMM 155.7 146.2 PL. During the summer months, the department also operates the boat patrol on Crystal Lake. The Village contracts with the City of Crystal Lake for fire and ambulance service.
  • From CARMA: As of Jan 1 a new fire department will be operating in Division 5. Lakewood will run out of their public works garage with 2 engines 2 ambulances 1 tanker and 1 brush truck the will be dispatched by SEECOM. Link (Previously with Crystal Lake FD, 156.165 146.2 PL DB: SeeComm)

McCullom Lake

  • Police dispatched on STARCOM21 TG 3451 by McHenry City Police
  • Fire/EMS Dispatched by McHenry Township FPD.

McHenry (City)

  • McHenry Police are dispatched by NERCOM on STARCOM21 talkgroup 3451.
  • 159.09R/156.09 WKQP509 RM 205 DPL Police: Dispatch FMN

McHenry Township Fire Protection District

  • Dispatched by NERCOM on 155.790 77.0 PL (Fire South), 1200-series units.
  • Serves: Bull Valley, Holiday Hills, Johnsburg, Lakemoor, McCullom Lake, McHenry (City), Ringwood and portions of Island Lake and unincorporated McHenry County (Pistakee Highlands?).

Marengo

  • Police, Fire Protection District and Rescue Squad are all dispatched by NERCOM.

Marengo Police

  • 5/12 Modification to KSD534 add 151.2425 Repeater (Possibly to replace 154.785)

Marengo Fire Protection District & Rescue

  • 154.25 is used for Aid with other departments

Nunda Township

Nunda Rural Fire Protection District

  • Dispatched on 154.25 CSQ by SEECOM
  • 460.575 M 131.8 PL Fire: Operations [No License] FMN Deprecated

Oakwood Hills

  • Fire by Cary FPD

Pistakee Highlands

  • Police patrol by McHenry County Sheriff, Fire by McHenry Township FPD

Port Barrington

  • (Formerly Fox River Valley Gardens) Fire by Wauconda FPD
  • 158.73 BM 136.5 PL Police: Dispatch (DB: Island Lake PD) FMN Deprecated

Prairie Grove

  • Police dispatched by Sheriff; Fire by Nunda Rural FPD, Crystal Lake FPD

Richmond

Ringwood

  • Police patrol by McHenry County Sheriff; Fire by McHenry Township FPD

Spring Grove

Spring Grove Fire Protection District

  • Serves Woodstock and Spring Grove (Also see Richmond Township FPD)

Trout Valley

  • Police patrol by McHenry County Sheriff; Fire by Cary FPD

Union

  • Police are dispatched on STARCOM21 talkgroup 3459 by NERCOM..
  • Fire Protection District are dispatched on 155.5725 82.5 PL by NERCOM, Rescue by Marengo Rescue Squad 154.085 192.8 PL
  • KSI512 add 155.5725 Repeater with 156.0075 input (NFM) (3/13)

Wonder Lake

Wonder Lake Fire Protection District

  • Parts of Wonder Lake served by Richmond Townshp FPD (only frequencies used: North Quad 151.2575 100.0 PL; FG Red 153.83)

Woodstock

  • Police ("William" units) dispatched by NERCOM on STARCOM21 talkgroup 3459. Woodstock

Woodstock Fire Protection District

  • Website
  • Fire/Rescue District also dispatched by NERCOM.

School Districts

Special Education District of McHenry County

Algonquin Schools

Community Unit School District 300 (Carpentersville)

  • Website
  • WQQF893 - 452.1 Repeater 97/11K at Harry D Jacobs High School)
    • Mobiles 451.3125, 451.3375, 451.4375, 451.4875, 451.5375, 451.5875, 451.6125, 451.6375, 451.7375, 451.7625, 452.3125, 452.6375

Crystal Lake School Districts 155 & 47

  • WQUI357 - 462.8, 465.0 Base/150 Pagers (NFM Digital)
  • WQMH214 462.875 Base/Pagers for Husmann Elementary School

Crystal Lake CHSD #155

  • WQRL207 - 3 locations in Crystal Lake, 1 in cary - 100-2wt portables on 464.375, 457.6

Crystal Lake School District #47

  • WRBS527 465.000 digital fixed base (Hannah Beardsley Middle School), 462.750 digital fixed base (Canturbury Elememtary School), 464.600 base/mobiles (Indian Prairie Elementary School) - all NFM
  • WQSC782 - 350-5wt mobiles on 451.1875, 451.4375, 451.5875, 451.7625, 452.4125, 452.7125 (NFM) at 13 locations/schools

Prairie Grove Consolidated School District #46

  • WQSC381 - 152.48 Repeater with 157.68 input (TRBO); Mobiles on 151.625 (NFM), 160.08, 159.51, 160.095 (TRBO)

Durham School Services (Harvard)

  • was Jones Bus Service

Fox River Grove School District 3

Frankfort School District

  • WQRS905 - 461.4875 Repeater (NFM) at Grand Prairie Elementary (new 7/13)

McHenry

McHenry Schools

  • WQML765 added DMR 2018
  • WPQF314 - Huntley Consolidated School District 158
  • WPQF314 also has 325-5wt portables on 151.895, 159.81, 159.99, 160.005, 160.05, 160.065, 160.14, 160.2 (NFM)
    • Huntley High School - 154.4825 Repeater with 160.2075 input
    • 650 Academic Dr - Algonquin (Kane) 151.955 Repeater with 159.945 (NFM)
    • Heineman Middle School - LITH - 151.985 Repeater with 158.1525 (NFM)
    • Marlowe Middle School - LITH - 152.3525 Repeater with 157.6125 (NFM)
    • Mackeben? Elementary - Alg - 152.9825 Repeater with 160.125 (NFM)
    • Copley Elementary - Alg - 151.52 Repeater with 159.9825 (NFM)
  • WQML765 McHenry High School District #156, 464.9 R West, 461.05 R East
  • 1/24/11 - School Buses off of VHF, now onto 461.325, only license is for Johnsburg School District
  • 151.895 KBF335 BM 118.8 PL Districts 15 / 156 Buses [No longer in use 1/11]

Community Consolidated School District 15 (McHenry)

  • WQND203 - 470.525R, 470.975R (DMR/NFM)

Fox River Grove School District 3

  • WQMR516 155.22 BM Ops

Harvard CUSD 50

  • WQSC482 - Security/Maintenance Repeaters (NFM) at:
  • 461.8875 - School Admin - 401 Division
  • 463.8625 - Harvard High School (Low Power)
  • 464.8375 - Richard D Crosby Elementary (Low Power)
  • 463.2735 - Harvard Junior High School (Low Power)

Huntley Community School District 158

  • Serves Huntley, Lake In The Hills and Algonquin
  • WPQF314 - DMR added to all frequencies (July 2018)

Marengo Schools

Marengo District 154

Marengo District 134

  • Website
  • 9/10 modifying license to change 464.6 to 464.775

Richmond Schools

  • KNAR354 - 4/13 add 464.4625, 464.5625, 464.875, 469.875 (40-4wt Mobiles NFM)

Wonder Lake Schools

Harrison School District 36

  • WRCW613 452.0875, 452.4875, 456.2375, 457.0875, 457.4875 portables (DMR)

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