RACOM Network

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System Name RACOM
System Type EDACS Standard
System ID ?
Connect Tone ?
Network Access Code ?
DMR Color Code {{{CCode}}}
Band 800 MHz
Ownership Private

RACOM System DB Entry
RACOM Site Map from the RRDB

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Historical System News

News Update Posted on 2011-06-05 11:27:40

Rebanding through most of the network is now complete. A new site, Oakland (Q), near Red Oak was added. The current RACOM System Map shows all of their sites are operating under the new LCN orders, this has yet to be confirmed in the NE/SD regions.

News Update Posted on 2010-10-30 00:06:40

Rebanding is now done thru I-35. All points East of I-35, the Des Moines, West Des Moines, Fort Dodge and Osceola sites are now completed. Points West of I-35 should be rebanded in the next month.

News Update Posted on 2010-07-26 14:11:40

RACOM rebanding is currently done for Eastern Iowa. Almost all sites East of I-35 have been completed with the exception of Ames, Mason City and Pleasant Hill. Reprogramming of sites has started with Marshalltown.

News Update Posted on 2010-02-06 08:32:40

The RACOM system is currently undergoing rebanding. They are working on 1-2 sites per day

News Update Posted on 2009-02-18 08:57:46

Recent application with FCC

Bettendorf IA Racom Site Frequencies: 854.4875, 854.1625, 854.2125 (20K analog)

Police Dept for Racom system

FCC Application 4790248

News Update Posted on 2008-05-21 09:03:09

New Rock Island County IL License Associated Call Sign KNNF757

  • Add 1 - Fixed 935 21st St.--Bettendorf, IA SCOTT County 41-31-38.1 N, 090-30-00.5 W
  • Add 2 - Fixed 6600 34TH AVE--MOLINE, IL ROCK ISLAND County 41-28-29.0 N, 090-26-45.0 W
  • Add 000861.36250000 1 1 1 FB2C 1 100.000 500.000
  • Add 000863.36250000 1 1 2 FB2C 1 100.000 500.000
  • Add 000864.81250000 2 1 1 FB2C 1 100.000 500.000
  • Add 000816.36250000 3 1 1 MO 1450 35.000 35.000
  • Add 000818.36250000 3 1 2 MO 1450 35.000 35.000
  • Add 000819.81250000 4 1 1 MO 1450 35.000 35.000
  • Add 000816.36250000 5 1 1 FX1 1 35.000 50.000
  • Add 000818.36250000 5 1 2 FX1 1 35.000 50.000
  • Add 000819.81250000 5 1 3 FX1 1 35.000 50.000

News Update Posted on 2007-01-14 13:26:31

RACOM has added two channels to their Moline site #5110:

  • LCN 9: 859.2375
  • LCN 10: 860.2375

News Update Posted on 2006-01-14 07:49:05

Madison County, NE

E-911 was voted out by Comissionners Meeting. They took [NPD] took RAYCOMM for E-911 system to help pin-point Cell-Calls are coming from so they can be directed to the right agency in Madison County. But the Radio Frequencies & Talk Groups will remain the same.

News Update Posted on 2005-05-11 07:10:42

Madison Police Chief (Nebraska) said that Madison PD/SO/FD, Battle Creek, Newman Grove, Tilden, and Meadow Grove PD/FD will switch to a trunk system sometime this fall. He said it would be a RACOM system like Norfolk has.

News Update Posted on 2005-04-09 05:37:23

Cable One will be switching to Norfolk,NE site in fall of 2005. Subsequent information received is that this plan has been given up.

News Update Posted on 2005-03-28 03:48:27

Madison Police and Madison County Sheriff (Nebraska) were planning to move to the RACOM this summer or fall. According to Chief Waterbury of the Madison Police, they will not switch to a trunked system until 2006, due to budget cuts. He said when they go to a TRS it will be like the Norfolk system.

News Update Posted on 2003-06-26 15:22:13

RACOM operates an EXTENSIVE EDACS system in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Currently, RACOM has plans to expand this system's coverage with multiple site additions currently pending before the FCC.

User Information

EMS Agencies

Care Ambulance (Iowa City and Waterloo)

UPDATE: In 2015, they opened a second site in Waterloo.

2010-07-29 - Provide EMS services for RAGBRAI. They use the RACOM systems for communication. In 2015, ID:266 UIDs 12XX to 13XX


Lifecom MedEvac

  • 339 LifeCom dispatch (Omaha) uses to communicates with Des Moines LifeFlight.
  • 1905 LifeCom to communicate with our Nebraska LifeNet helicopters.
  • 1906 LifeCom to communicate with our Iowa City AirCare helicopters.
  • 1910 LifeCom to communicate with aircraft inbound to the Iowa City helipad.
    • The RACOM radio is cross-banded to an aircraft radio on a UNICOM channel.

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