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Scanner information regarding the annual Taste of Chicago food festival held around Independence Day. Over 3 million people attend the event every year making it a prime scanner atmosphere.

The CARMA Chicago Groups IO is the best source regarding scanner monitoring in and around Chicago. Scanner listeners planning to attend the event or monitor it should check the CARMA group for the latest Taste of Chicago frequency information each year.
2012 Frequencies

2011 Frequencies

2010 Frequencies

2009 Frequencies

2008 Confirmed frequencies

  • 477.5125 P25 EMS at The Taste
  • 460.5875 (91.5) CPD mounted units
  • 464.9375 DCS532 Beer Tent
  • 460.3000 (131.8) Chicago PD CW 6

July 3rd Downtown Chicago Fireworks

  • 172.2125 (p-25)
  • 478.4625 (p-25) CFD units stationed at Navy Pier

Other area freqs unrelated to Taste included....

  • 451.5875 (D311) - Millenium Park security (rptr)
  • 464.9250 (D251) - Navy Pier security and trolleys (rptr)
  • 151.7000 (67.0) - unknown Navy Pier cruise boat ops (simp)
  • 154.650(tone?) - Odyssey(?) cruise boat ops (simplex)
  • 464.6375(D243) - Navy Pier ferris wheel ops (rptr)

2008 Links/Information sources:

2007 Frequencies

  • Starcom21 TRS TG 30334 was also mentioned being heard used in 2007
  • City of Chicago TRS Marine Units reportedly use this system while police and fire at the event still use their conventional frequencies

Also consider monitoring 477.5125 in P25 mode which has been used by EMS during the Taste of Chicago

Chicago Police

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
460.12500  465.12500   KSJ745   RM  173.8 PL  Chi PD C/W 1 Police: Citywide 1  FMN  Law Tac 
460.17500  465.17500   KSJ745   RM  123.0 PL  Chi PD C/W 2 Police: Citywide 2  FMN  Law Tac 
460.27500  465.27500   KSJ745   RM  141.3 PL  Chi PD C/W 3 Police: Citywide 3   FMN  Law Tac 
460.32500  465.32500   KSJ745   RM  192.8 PL  Chi PD C/W 4 Police: Citywide 4  FMN  Law Tac 
460.35000  465.35000   KNBM249   RM  97.4 PL  Chi PD C/W 5 Police: Citywide 5  FMN  Law Tac 
460.25000  465.25000   KSJ745   RM  162.2 PL  Chi PD C/W 6 Police: Citywide 6  FMN  Law Tac 
460.30000  465.30000   KSJ745   RM  131.8 PL  Chi PD C/W 7 Police: Citywide 7  FMN  Law Tac 
460.47500  465.47500   KAZ998   RM  107.2 PL  ChiPD Zone 1 Police: Dispatch Zone 1 - Districts 16 17  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.05000  465.05000   KAZ996   RM  127.3 PL  ChiPD Zone 2 Police: Dispatch Zone 2 - District 19  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.22500  465.22500   KNBJ580   RM  110.9 PL  ChiPD Zone 3 Police: Dispatch Zone 3 - Districts 12 14  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.15000  465.15000   KSJ745   RM  114.8 PL  ChiPD Zone 4 Police: Dispatch Zone 4 - Districts 1 18   FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.50000  465.50000   KBA201   RM  167.9 PL  ChiPD Zone 5 Police: Dispatch Zone 5 - District 2, CPD HQ  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.40000  465.40000   KBA636   RM  156.7 PL  ChiPD Zone 6 Police: Dispatch Zone 6 - Districts 7 8  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.07500  465.07500   KAZ999   RM  146.2 PL  ChiPD Zone 7 Police: Dispatch Zone 7 - District 3   FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.20000  465.20000   KAZ997   RM  136.5 PL  ChiPD Zone 8 Police: Dispatch Zone 8 - Districts 4 6  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.02500  465.02500   KTO317   RM  91.5 PL  ChiPD Zone 9 Police: Dispatch Zone 9 - Districts 5 22  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.10000  465.10000   KBA200   RM  151.4 PL  ChiPD Zone10 Police: Dispatch Zone 10 - Districts 10 11  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.37500  465.37500   KUN507   RM  186.2 PL  ChiPD Zone11 Police: Dispatch Zone 11 - Districts 20 24  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.42500  465.42500   KAG839   RM  94.8 PL  ChiPD Zone12 Police: Dispatch Zone 12 - Districts 15 25   FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.45000  465.45000   KXV838   RM  103.5 PL  ChiPD Zone13 Police: Dispatch Zone 13 - District 9  FMN  Law Dispatch 
154.65000      KA5489   CSQ  Chi PD VHF F2 Police: Car to Car [Ch 2]  FMN  Law Tac 
460.52500      KA83507   179.9 PL  Chi PD C/W 8 Police: Citywide 8 - Car-to-Car (250-5wt)  FMN  Law Tac 
460.58750      WPMG842   91.5 PL  Chi PD Mnted Police: Mounted Units   FMN  Law Tac 
460.23750  465.23750   WPMG842   RM  173.8 PL  ChiPD A/W 1 Police: Area-Wide-1 (FUTURE)  FMN  Law Tac 
460.46250  465.46250   WPMG842   RM  123.0 PL  ChiPD A/W 2 Police: Area-Wide-2 (FUTURE)  FMN  Law Tac 
460.26250  465.26250   WPMG842   RM  141.3 PL  ChiPD A/W 3 Police: Area-Wide-3 (FUTURE)  FMN  Law Tac 
460.41250  465.41250   WPMG842   RM  91.5 PL  ChiPD A/W 4 Police: Area-Wide-4 (FUTURE)  FMN  Law Tac 
460.21250  465.21250   WPMG842   RM  97.4 PL  ChiPD A/W 5 Police: Area-Wide-5 (FUTURE)  FMN  Law Tac 
460.03750  465.03750   WPMG842   RM  203.5 PL  ChiPD Ch. B10 Police: Marine Unit / Training  FMN  Law Tac 
460.33750  465.33750   WPMG842   RM  103.5 PL  ChiPD Zone14 Police: Zone 14 (FUTURE)  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.43750  465.43750   WPMG842   RM  192.8 PL  ChiPD Zone15 Police: Zone 15 (FUTURE)  FMN  Law Dispatch 
460.38750  465.38750   WPMG842   RM  203.5 PL  ChiPD Zone16 Police: Zone 16 (FUTURE)  FMN  Law Dispatch 


Chicago Fire/EMS

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
154.22000      KSC711   156.7 PL  CFD VHFAdmin Fire: VHF Admin Simplex / Extra Alarm/Incident Notification
[Call-out] 
FMN  Fire-Talk 
470.16250  473.16250   WPSG985   RM  97.4 PL  ChiFire Tac Fire: Tac   FMN  Fire-Tac 
478.50000      WPSG985   103.5 PL  ChiFD SpcEv1 Fire: Special Events 1  FMN  Fire-Tac 
476.28750      WPSG985   69.3 PL  Chi FD Ops8 Fire: Operations 8   FMN  Fire-Tac 
477.66250      WPSG985   79.7 PL  Chi FD Ops10 Fire: Operations 10   FMN  Fire-Tac 
478.46250  481.46250   WQEW220   RM  293 NAC  CFD EMS S EMS: Englewood (South)   P25  EMS Dispatch 
855.86250  810.86250   KDC618   RM    CFD 800 Data Fire: Hard Data (CSQ)  Telm  Data 
477.51250  480.51250   WQEW220   RM  293 NAC  CFD EMS N EMS: Main (North)   P25  EMS Dispatch 
477.78750  480.78750   WQEW220   RM  293 NAC  CFD Main N Fire: Main (North)  P25  Fire Dispatch 
460.06250  465.06250   WPMG842   RM  203.5 PL  CTA Fire Fire: CTA Fire  FMN  Fire-Tac 
477.98750  480.98750   WQEV648   RM  293 NAC  Chi JointOps Joint-Ops Channel (encryption capable) [Ch 12]  P25  Multi-Tac 
478.21250  481.21250   WQEV648   RM  293 NAC  CFD Engwd S Fire: Englewood (South)  P25  Fire Dispatch 
476.68750  479.68750   WQEV648   RM  293 NAC  CFD Citywide Fire: City-Wide [Ch 6]  P25  Fire-Tac 
479.28750      WPGS985   74.4 PL  Chi FD Ops9 Fire: Operations 9   FMN  Fire-Tac 
480.66250      WPGS985   85.4 PL  Chi EMS Ops7 EMS: Operations 7  FMN  EMS-Tac 
481.50000      WPSG985   110.9 PL  ChiFD SpcEv2 Fire: Special Events 2  FMN  Fire-Tac 
462.97500  467.92500   KNFH932   RM  156.7 PL  CFD EMS Cmnd EMS: Command  FMN  EMS-Tac 
458.17500      KXM321   225.7 PL  CFDEMS Admin EMS: Admin  FMN  EMS-Tac 
458.12500      KXM321   218.1 PL  CFD Command Fire: Command  FMN  Fire-Tac 
458.02500      KXM321   203.5 PL  CFD Firegrnd Fireground  FMN  Fire-Tac 
458.07500      KXM321   210.7 PL  CFD Lakefrnt Fire: Lakefront  FMN  Fire-Tac 


Chicago OEMC

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
478.13750  481.13750   WPSG985   RM    Chi478.13750 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
478.15000  481.15000   WPSG985   RM    Chi478.15000 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
477.56250  480.56250   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.56250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
477.76250  480.76250   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.76250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
477.67500  480.67500   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.67500 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
477.70000  480.70000   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.70000 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
478.02500  481.02500   WPSG985   RM    Chi478.02500 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
478.27500  481.27500   WPSG985   RM    Chi478.27500 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
478.32500  481.32500   WPSG985   RM    Chi478.32500 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
478.52500  481.52500   WPSG985   RM    Chi478.52500 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Fire-Tac 
476.01250  479.01250   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.01250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.03750  479.03750   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.03750 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.06250  479.06250   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.06250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.08750  479.08750   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.08750 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.11250  479.11250   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.11250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.16250  479.16250   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.16250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.18750  479.18750   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.18750 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.21250  479.21250   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.21250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.23750  479.23750   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.23750 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
476.26250  479.26250   WPSG985   RM    Chi476.26250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
477.68750  480.68750   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.68750 Operations [Testing]  P25  Interop 
477.73750  480.73750   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.73750 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
477.83750  480.83750   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.83750 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
477.85000  480.85000   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.85000 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
477.86250  480.86250   WPSG985   RM    Chi477.86250 Operations [FUTURE]  P25  Interop 
855.91250  810.91250   WPFY221   RM    OEMC 8559125 Mobile Data Terminals (City)  Telm  Data 
851.21250  811.21250   WPFY221   RM    OEMC 8512125 Mobile Data Terminals (City) (was 866.2125)  Telm  Data 
855.86250  810.86250   WPFY221   RM    OEMC 8558625 Mobile Data Terminals (City)  Telm  Data 
853.82500  858.82500   WPLU656   BM    OEMC 853.825 Mobile Data Terminals (Police) (was 868.825)  Telm  Data 
854.58750  809.58750   WPFY220   RM    OEMC 8545875 Mobile Data Terminals (City)  Telm  Data 
866.58750  821.58750   WPFY220   RM    OEMC 8665875 Mobile Data Terminals (City)  Telm  Data 
867.10000  822.10000   WPFY220   RM    OEMC 8671000 Mobile Data Terminals (City)  Telm  Data 
851.33750  806.33750   WPLU656   RM    OEMC 851.337 Mobile Data Terminals (Police) (was 866.3375)  Telm  Data 
854.58750  809.58750   WPFY221   RM    OEMC 8545875 Mobile Data Terminals (City)  Telm  Data 
856.68750  811.68750   WPFY221   RM    OEMC 8566875 Mobile Data Terminals (City)  Telm  Data 
460.08750  465.08750   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 3 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.11250  465.11250   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 4 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.13750  465.13750   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 5 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.16250  465.16250   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 6 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.18750  465.18750   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 7 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.31250  465.31250   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 11 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.33750  465.33750   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 12 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.36250  465.36250   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 13 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.48750  465.48750   WPMG842   RM    OEMC UHF 18 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
460.58750  465.58750   WPMG842   RM  031 DPL  OEMC UHF 19 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
867.53750  822.53750   WPFY218   RM    OEMC 8675375 Mobile Data Terminals (Police)  Telm  Data 
867.73750  822.73750   WPFY218   RM    OEMC 8677375 Mobile Data Terminals (Police)  Telm  Data 
867.17500  822.17500   WPFY218   RM    OEMC 8671750 Mobile Data Terminals (Police)  Telm  Data 
867.76250  822.76250   WPFY218   RM    OEMC 8677625 Mobile Data Terminals (Police)  Telm  Data 
868.10000  823.10000   WPFY218   RM    OEMC 8681000 Mobile Data Terminals (Police)  Telm  Data 
868.22500  823.22500   WPFY218   RM    OEMC 8682250 Mobile Data Terminals (Police)  Telm  Data 
158.76000      KBW414   BM    OEMC 158.76 Operations  FMN  Emergency Ops 
853.81250  858.81250   WPLU656   RM    OEMC 853.825 Mobile Data Terminals (City) (was 868.8125)  Telm  Data 
854.23750  809.23750   WQKA398   RM    OEMC 8542375 Mobile Data Terminals (City)  Telm  Data 
462.95000  467.95000   KNFH932   RM  203.5 PL  ChiDPH HCRS Public Health: Healthcare Council Radio System (CDPH-HCRS)  FMN  Hospital