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The University of Illinois has an enrollment of over 40,000 students and is located in Urbana and Champaign Illinois.

Public Safety

U of I Police and Fire

As of August 24, 2007, U of I Police is using MDICE for all their operations.
They are dispatched by METCAD on talkgroup TG 21502 'PATROL 3' (previously used PATROL 2 prior to 7/8/14). For emergencies or car-car, the units will use TG 21508 PATROL OPS 3 (which is encrypted). During sporting events, concerts, and parades, U of I PD use MDICE TG 22503 'INCIDENT 4' while at events. Some details will use one of the encrypted INCIDENT talkgroups (INCIDENT 5-8).
PATROL 3 is shared with Urbana Police (300s and 400s). 100s are U of I patrol officers, 200s are U of I supervisors.
Fire dispatch is provided by Champaign and Urbana Fire Dept's on MDICE with pages simulcast on 154.250 (131.8).

NOTE: testing on 453.900 (118.8) was heard 12/15/2010 and occasionally in 2011. This repeater is still active but not in daily use.
Also, note that on MDICE TG 22719 is the U of I dorm security (1-Mary-#s) and student patrol (SP units).

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Sports

Athletics

Illini Football

Memorial Stadium (link)

Gameday Related Operations
2021 Confirmed usage:

Frequency  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
464.82500  411 DPL  UIMS LuxFood Memorial Stadium: Luxury Suites - Food Service [Ch 13] (still in
use 2013) 
FMN  Schools 
464.37500  072 DPL  UIMS LuxMntc Memorial: Luxury Suites - Maintenance [Ch 12?] (still in use
2013) 
FMN  Schools 


U of I Memorial Stadium DMR Capacity Plus
Site info:

SiteNameFreqs   
001 (1) Primary451.350000 451.450000 452.225000 452.625000


Television coverage

  • if the game is on the Big Ten Network, check the Big Ten Network page for their frequencies.

Maps
Here are some helpful maps to view while monitoring U of I football games:

Illini Basketball

State Farm Center (Assembly Hall) (link):
Note: new license for State Farm Center as of 5/8/14 WQMN619 with frequencies licensed for TRBO and analog. Current usage is analog on those frequencies, as noted below (which are new for 2014-2015). Note: the FCC license expired in 2020, but are still in use as of 2021.
Confirmed frequencies (as of fall 2014):

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
463.33750  468.33750   WQMN619   RM  331 DPL  SFC Ops/EMS Operations / Medical [Expired 10/20]  FMN  Schools 
462.16250  467.16250   WQMN619   RM  423 DPL  SFC Securty Security [Expired 10/20]  FMN  Security 
451.52500  456.52500   WQMN619   RM  125 DPL  SFC Maintenance Maintenance / Custodial [Expired 10/20]  FMN  Schools 
  • U of I PD uses MDICE TRS TG 22507 "INCIDENT 8" (ENC) for events at the State Farm Center.
  • 463.3375 DCS331 general stadium operations along with medical staff. If there is a serious medical situation, they will hold all non-medical radio traffic on 463.3375 until the situation is resolved.
  • 451.5250 DCS125 maintenance/custodial
  • 462.1625 DCS423 State Farm Center Security (X units, 2150 is head of security)
  • 462.6625 (79.7) State Farm Center - parking
  • 72.100 WFM - Assisted Listening Devices
  • If fire needs to respond, they are paged on MDICE TRS TG 22012 / 154.250 (131.8) and would respond on TG 22000 FIRE OPS 1 unless it's a major fire or FIRE OPS 1 is overloaded and FIREGROUND 1 could be used.
Note: if you see references to 464.525 or 463.350, these were the stadium and security repeaters respectively before the 2014-2015 season.

Television coverage:

  • if the game is on the Big Ten Network, check the Big Ten Network page for their frequencies.

Other Sports

Huff Hall (link):

  • Since 2010, due to the increased attendance, DIA now assists with event parking. Usually they will use the DIA/Memorial Stadium ch 2 452.625 DCS043 but sometimes are heard on 451.350 DCS071.
  • Illini EMS has been observed at the games. Arrow or Pro will have an ambulance and staff at the event.
  • Big Ten Network was heard briefly using 462.1375 DCS244 during a game they covered (10/22/08).
  • MDICE TRS TG 21501 PATROL 2 - U of I PD providing traffic control after the game, if needed

Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium (link):

  • One of the Memorial Stadium frequencies will be used occasionally. It varies game to game which channel they choose to use.
  • If WDWS is carrying the game, listen for them on 161.670 CSQ (heard 2008-present).
  • IL EMS was at the game. They would be on 451.450 DCS131 (8/24/10). Also, Arrow or Pro will have an ambulance staged at the game. Interesting on 11/6/10 the stadium staff were using this channel for scoreboard operations.
  • Big Ten Network was heard briefly using 462.1375 DCS244 during a game they covered (10/31/08).

Eichelberger Field (link):

  • No radios observed in use at the softball game. ILEMS might have been at the game as well as PRO ambulance was there. The Big Ten Network used radios however and those frequencies are listed here.(4/16/08)

Illinois Field (link):

  • No radios observed in use at the baseball game. (2008 and 2011)

Ice Arena (link):

  • 453.600 (114.8) Ice Arena repeater believe they are now using this frequencies in TRBO mode since 2014.
  • 451.450 (DCS131) Illini EMS repeater
  • 450.925 (CSQ) WPGU 107.1 FM remote broadcast
  • 169.100 (CSQ) WPGU 107.1 FM wireless mic
  • UIPD has a unit on scene and I believe they monitor PATROL 2 on MDICE TRS

Atkins Tennis Center
Note: as of the 2017-2018 season, Atkins Tennis Center used 467.6125 (67.0)

As of 2019, they are licensed (WRCZ540) for simplex analog on
  • 462.2125 simplex
  • 462.3625 simplex
  • 462.4125 simplex

Golf
Home matches are played at Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana. The course repeater is 462.8625 (79.7). Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was using 451.350 DCS071 repeater at the tournament April 16, 2011 announcing scores, but the following day was using cell phones for the same purpose. An NCAA staff member was sighted carrying a UHF radio. 467.900 69.3 PL was heard at the course and was likely used by NCAA or Big Ten staff as the Big Ten has license WPUP497 for several itinerant frequencies including 467.900.

For possible frequencies used at the U of I orange and blue course in Savoy, see below on this page.

Entertainment

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Traditionally Krannert had used a variety of tones on 452.850 and 457.850 both simplex, however in late 2009 they purchased Motorola XPR MOTOTRBO capable radios and many of the old frequency/tone pairs have fallen silent. The following is their current radio usage:

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
463.38750  468.38750   WQKZ473   RM  KCPA 4633875 tg4 Admin / Ops [Expired 11/19]  DMR  Schools 
464.91250  469.91250   WQKZ473   RM  KCPA 4649125 Operations [Expired 11/19]  DMR  Schools 
452.11250      WQKZ473   KCPA 4521125 Operations [Expired 11/19]  DMR  Schools 
452.08750      WQKZ473   KCPA 4520875 Operations [Expired 11/19]  DMR  Schools 
463.55000      WQZC722   KCPA Paging Data (Constant, Paging?)  Telm  Data 

XPR radios were observed in November 2009 and noticeably less activity is taking place on the old frequencies listed below. They have a new license: WQKZ473 for DMR on new frequencies (both simplex and repeater). Both repeaters are now active (Sept 2011).

  • Since 11/12/09, of the old frequencies and prior to the two repeaters becoming active, only 457.850 (146.2) {for parking} and 453.600 (136.5) {for maintenance} have been confirmed to be still used (both still used March 2011). 452.850 (127.3), a new find, was logged in autosearch mode (but it's undetermined if this was a false hit). Both 452.850 and 457.850 sometimes have an unidentified choppy data/static sound on them in simplex mode that doesn't sound like the traditional loud raw DMR audio. 457.850 (146.2) still in use as of 10/22/10.

Old radio frequencies - prior to 2010

  • 452.85000 WPPW738 M 127.3 PL Krannert Center for the Performing Arts FM
  • 452.85000 WPPW738 M 179.9 PL Krannert Center for the Performing Arts FM
  • 452.85000 WPPW738 M 167.9 PL Krannert Center for the Performing Arts FM
  • 452.85000 WPPW738 M 131.8 PL Krannert Center for the Performing Arts FM
  • 452.85000 WPPW738 M 141.3 PL Krannert Center for the Performing Arts FM
  • 457.85000 WPPW738 M 136.5 PL Krannert Center for the Performing Arts FM

When Illini EMS is needed, they will be using the 451.450 DCS131 repeater.

U of I College of Veterinary Medicine

  • 2100 S Goodwin Ave - Urbana
  • 462.75 Base/95 Pagers (NFM Data) [1] FCC Application 2/23 0010407484

Facilities and Services

Buildings and Maintenance

As of the 2012-2013 school year, the 453.325 and 453.450 repeaters switched from having various or no PL tones to both using 051 DPL but are now (2014) DMR. The repeater on 453.600 appears to be in DMR mode now, unconfirmed so far but probably the same users. F&S staff have been seen carrying Hytera DMR radios.

  • (6/17) - DMR comms noted on 453.750 CC1 SL1 TG6014 while in the U of I area. Unknown if this was U of I or not.
Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
453.75000  458.75000   WNKT448   RM    UIUC Parking Parking Services   DMR  Schools 
453.36250      WPUF853     UI GPS Data GPS Data (CSQ)  Telm  Data 
462.82500      KZQ889   CSQ  UI Paging Paging (Physcology Building)  FMN  Data 
456.58750      WQGD238   051 DPL  UI Alumni Assn Alumni Assocation Ops  FMN  Schools 
459.08750        141.3 PL  I Hotel Conf Ctr I Hotel - Conference Center  FMN  Schools 
465.60000      WNLI696   CSQ  IFireSI Ops3 Illinois Fire Service Institute  FMN  Schools 
465.52500      WNLI696   031 DPL  IFireSI Ops2 Illinois Fire Service Institute  FMN  Schools 
460.52500      WNLI696   023 DPL  IFireSI Ops1 Illinois Fire Service Institute  FMN  Schools 
461.81250  466.81250   WQOC881   RM  145 DPL  UI Beckman Beckman Institute [Expired 8/21]  FMN  Schools 
452.05000  457.05000   WPYT628   RM  225.7 PL  NewmanFndtn Newman Foundation - Student Housing [Expired 10/13]  FMN  Schools 
453.60000  458.60000   KIA514   RM    UI DMR 7001 IT / Maintenance  DMR  Schools 
453.65000  458.65000   KIA514   RM    UI DMR B 6000 Operations   DMR  Schools 
453.32500  458.32500   KIA514   RM    UI DMR 5600 BSW Foreman/Morrel Hall: Security  DMR  Schools 
453.45000  458.45000   KIA514   RM    UI DMR A 6000 Ops (zone 1, 2, tunnel)  DMR  Schools 
461.83750  466.83750   WQTZ312   RM    Ilini Union A Illini Union  DMR  Schools 
464.88750  469.88750   WQTZ312   RM    Ilini Union B Illini Union: Data  DMR  Schools 
462.01250  467.01250   WQTZ312   RM    Illini Union C Illini Union   DMR  Schools 
453.65000  458.65000   KIA514   RM    UI DMR B 5000 Operations   DMR  Schools 
453.60000  458.60000   KIA514   RM    UI DMR C 6000 Parking Services / Enforcement  DMR  Schools 
453.75000  458.75000   WNKT448   RM    UI DMR D 5000 Operations   DMR  Schools 
453.65000  458.65000   KIA514   RM    UI DMR 5300 Operations  DMR  Schools 
461.81250  466.81250   WQOC881   RM    UI Beckman DMR Beckman Institute [Expired 8/21]  DMR  Schools 
452.37500  457.37500   KNNK423   RM  311 DPL  UI Coll Transptn College Transportation [Expired 2/01]  FMN  Transportation 

The U of I Utilities has two talkgroups available on the MDICE TRS. Testing occurs the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. September 2010 - TG 22900 is being used for operations, not just testing.

  • (6/17) - DMR comms noted on 453.750 CC1 SL1 TG6014 while in the U of I area. Unknown if this was U of I or not.
DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
22718  58be  WillardMaint  Willard Airport - Maintenance (Snow Removal) 
22719  58bf  UI H/L Sec  Housing and Library: Security / Student Patrol 
22900  5974  UI Utility 1  Utilities Operations 1 [UTIL1] 
22901  5975  UI Utility 2  Utilities Operations 2 [UTIL2] 

Campus Recreation

U of I Campus Rec DMR Capacity Plus
Site info:

SiteNameFreqs 
001 (1) Site 1461.600000 464.200000

SiteNameFreqs 
002 (2) Site 2463.475000 463.762500

Talkgroups:

DEC Mode Alpha Tag Description
171  Sports 171  Recreation Activities 
173  Sports 173  Recreation Activities 
176  Sports 176  Recreation Activities 
178  Sports 178  Recreation Activities 

The Ice Arena previously used 453.600 (114.8). Unknown what they use as of 2013-2014.

University of Illinois Golf Course (Savoy)

  • 462.2375, 467.3375, 456.8875, 466.7375 WQJX243

DMR MotoTurbo Radio Usage

DMR Radio IDs

  • 2608 (on 461.8125 TG101 2021)

DMR Frequencies =

  • 461.81250 CC4 TG101 WQWM647 2021)


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