Thursday, September 06, 2007

FPS Chicago & Other Cities

I have received word that the Federal Protective Service (FPS), a division of the Department of Homeland Security under Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has changed frequencies.

406.7000 MHz, P-25 with no encryption, with an input of 415.7000 MHz, now seems to be the primary FPS channel in Chicago. The old analog repeater on 415.2000 MHz appears to be no longer in use.

UPDATE! - Both Cleveland and Toledo, OH have recently switched from 415.2000 MHz to 407.0000 MHz, P-25. Minneapolis, MN also reports that FPS has changed from 415.2000 MHz to 407.0000 MHz, P-25 within the last month.

Look for additional changes in the UHF federal bands as the NTIA band re-shuffling continues.