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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

When to Call 911

Generally speaking, people are aware that they should call 911 in an emergency, but they are less aware of the circumstances in which they should not call 911. The result is that many calls to 911 do not involve true emergencies, which creates a burden on the system.

911 should only to be used to report emergency situations.

An emergency is defined as any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police/sheriff, the fire department or an ambulance.

If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency you should call 9-1-1. It's better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance.
Good Reasons to call 9-1-1

  • Any threat of harm to personal safety or the safety of others.
  • Any criminal act that is in progress or just occurred.
  • Any situation which escalates from non-emergency to emergency.

911 should not be used for simple questions such as, when will the power come back on, or for reporting that there is a cat up in a tree.

View our 911 Videos for more
Monday, 02 December 2019 10:07

Licensing and Frequency Coordination

UCA offers service or assistance to State, County and City agencies when filing for FCC licensing, frequency coordination, renewals, or other two way radio related forms. 

For more information or assistance, please contact Tice Guymon at (801) 891-3420 or email Tice Guymon

Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00

Region Talk Groups

Region Talkgroup Definition

Region talkgroups are system wide talkgroups that are allowed on every trunked site in the UCA system. Because there are multiple Zones in the system OmniLink Software is required in order to roam seamlessly from one Zone to another. If the radios have Omni Link they will talk from one end of the
system to the other (Nevada to Wyoming and Arizona to Idaho).

The purpose of the Region Talkgroups are

  • To provide a channel that all system users can use to contact public safety dispatch centers without needing local area talkgroups.
  • Transient Vehicle Communication whether the need is to talk back to the home Dispatch Center or to a Dispatch Center in another area. Transient, transportation and administrative units are strongly requested to use these channels as they travel the state, especially those traveling into the more rural areas where the channel capacity is significantly decreased.

The dispatch centers listed should monitor the local area Region Talkgroup, and route or pass information as appropriate. It is recommended that all dispatch agencies locate these six talkgroups in their console so they are easily accessible and monitor at their descretion.

Region Talkgroups are NOT intended to be incident or Event Talkgroups. If a Region Talkgroup was erroneously patched for incident use it would preclude the Talkgroup from being used for its intended purposes for the duration of the incident.

The exception to the no incident policy is;

  • A rapidly moving, short term incident that will, or is likely to involve multiple agencies, areas, and dispatch centers, such as, a pursuit that is going to, or likely to travel into multiple jurisdictions.

The region in which the incident starts determines which Region Talkgroup is used if it appears that the incident is going to cross county boundaries. As an Example; if the incident starts in Weber County, and it appears it is going to go south into Davis County the officers would switch to or be
patched to the North Region talkgroup and stay on that talkgroup even if the incident ended up two or three counties away. The dispatch centers and officers along the way would switch to the North Region and the whole incident would stay on that Talkgroup until resolved.

Note

In boarder areas involving VHF users and 800 MHz users there will need to be protocols developed that will accommodate the users in that specific area. In many cases it will likely involve the use of the Omni Patch tiles that are available on dispatch consoles. If there is
questions regarding this please contact UCA.

If a dispatch center chooses to pass the control of this type of incident from one center to another as the dispatch jurisdiction changes, they can still continue to monitor the incident and track their officers.

The rational for using region talkgroups for stated purpose is;

  1. These talkgroups are normally quiet, low volume talkgroups.
  2. The relative ease of all 800 user officers involved being able to get to their region talkgroup. (Located in either Channel 1 or 16 of Zone/Bank #1)
  3. The wide area coverage these talkgroups provide.
  4. The availability of these talkgroups to all dispatch centers.
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Weber County

150 MHz

*Little Mountain SRS

*VHF Radio Label: LMTSRS
Dispatch Center: Box Elder & Weber
Coverage: Weber County, Northern Davis County, Ogden, I-15 to Southern Box Elder County.

*MCI Hill

*VHF Radio Label: MCI
Dispatch Center: N/A
Coverage: Morgan County, Highway 84 from Mountain Green to Henefer, Highway 66 to Richville towards East Canyon.

*Shepard Peak

*VHF Radio Label: SHEPRD
Dispatch Center: Weber County
Coverage: Weber, Davis and Salt Lake Counties, parts of Morgan County.

*Weber North

*VHF Radio Label: WBR NO
Dispatch Center: Weber
Coverage: Eastern Weber County, Huntsville, Pineview Reservoir and surrounding areas, East Ogden Canyon.

800 MHz

*Huntsville

*Radio Label: St Rptr 1 (Patched to Weber Law 5)
Dispatch Center: Weber
Coverage: Upper Ogden Valley-Huntsville Pine View Area

Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Wayne County

150 MHz

*Copper Ridge

*VHF Radio Label: COPPER
Dispatch Center: Price, Richfield
Coverage: Eastern Wayne County, Highway 95 from Hanksville to the 276 junction, Highway 24 North to I-70, Highway 276 to Bullfrog, Goblin Valley State Park

*Monroe Peak DPS/SRS

*VHF Radio Label: MONDPS/MONSRS
Dispatch Center: Richfield
Coverage: Sevier, Piute and North Garfield Counties, West Wayne County, Richfield, Panquitch, Gunnison, Torrey, Bicknell, Loa, Southern Sanpete County.

*South Creek PS

*VHF Radio Label: SOCRPS
Dispatch Center: Richfield
Coverage: West Slope of Henry Mountains, East Side of the Boulder Mountains, Highway 24 West of Hanksville through Capital Reef.

*Teasdale

*VHF Radio Label: TEASPS
Dispatch Center: Richfield
Coverage: Wayne County, Hanksville to Loa on SR-24, Freemont, Torrey, Bicknell, Loa, Capital Reef.

800 MHz

*Monroe Peak

*800 Mhz Radio Label: 8 TAC94 / ITAC 4
Dispatch Center: Richfield
Coverage: Sevier, Piute and North Garfield Counties, West Wayne County, Richfield, Panquitch, Gunnison, Torrey, Bicknell, Loa, Southern Sanpete County.

Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Washington County

150 MHz

*Utah Hill

*VHF Radio Label: UTHLSR
Dispatch Center: Cedar
Coverage: South West Washington County.

*Virgin River Gorge

*VHF Radio Label: VIRGIN
Dispatch Center: Cedar
Coverage: Washington County from Mesquite to mile marker 42 on I-15, Sand Hollow, Quail Creek State Parks, SR-18 North of St. George.

*Windy Ridge DPS/SRS

*VHF Radio Label: WNDYPS/WNDYSR
Dispatch Center: Cedar
Coverage: Iron County, I-15 from mile marker 42 to 95.

800 MHz

*Toquerville

*Radio Label: 8CALL90 / ICALL
Dispatch Center: None, stand alone repeater
Coverage: South West Washington County.

*Utah Hill

*Radio Label: 8TAC91 / ITAC 1
Dispatch Center: Cedar
Coverage: South West Washington County.

*Webb Hill

*Radio Label: 8TAC94 / ITAC 4
Dispatch Center: St.George
Coverage: St.George, Dixie

Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Wasatch County

150 MHz

*Provo Canyon SRS

*VHF Radio Label: PRVOCN
Dispatch Center: Salt Lake
Coverage: Provo Canyon, Utah, Wasatch Counties.

*Tabby Mountain

*VHF Radio Label: TABSRS
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Duchesne, Eastern Wasatch Counties, Highway 40 from the top of Strawberry to Duchesne, Tabiona, Hanna, Fruitland, Highway 208 and 35, Current Creek Reservoir, sections of Indian Canyon.

*Wasatch County Repeater

*VHF Radio Label: WASRPT
Dispatch Center: Wasatch County
Coverage: Wasatch County, Heber Valley.

800 MHz

*Wolf Creek

*800 Mhz Radio Label: St Rptr 4
Dispatch Center: Wasatch, Summit
Coverage: Highway 35 from Tabiona towards Summit, Eastern Wasatch County, Western Duchesne County.

*Yellow Lake (Soapstone)

*800 Mhz Radio Label: St Rptr 5
Dispatch Center: Wasatch, Summit
Coverage: Wasatch County, Highway 35 from Woodland towards summit, wilderness area.

*Tabby Mountain

*800 Mhz Radio Label: 9TAC93 / ITAC 3
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Duchesne, Eastern Wasatch Counties, Highway 40 from the top of Strawberry to Duchesne, Tabiona, Hanna, Fruitland, Highway 208 and 35, Current Creek Reservoir, sections of Indian Canyon.

Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Utah County

150 MHz

*Lake Mountain

*VHF Radio Label: LK SRS
Dispatch Center: Salt Lake
Coverage: Utah County, Southern Salt Lake County, South Eastern Tooele County.

*Lake Mountain STATEWIDE

*VHF Radio Label: STWD
Dispatch Center: Salt Lake
Coverage: Utah County, Southern Salt Lake County, South Eastern Tooele County.

*Provo Canyon SRS

*VHF Radio Label: PRVOCN
Dispatch Center: Salt Lake
Coverage: Provo Canyon, Utah, Wasatch Counties.

*Teat Peak

*VHF Radio Label: TEATPK
Dispatch Center: Salt Lake, Price
Coverage: Highway 6, Spanish Fork to Soldier Summit.

800 MHz

*West Mountain

*Radio Label: 8TAC93 / ITAC 3
Dispatch Center: None, stand alone repeater
Coverage: Southern Utah County, I-15 in Northern Juab County

Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Uintah County

150 MHz

*Asphalt Ridge

*VHF Radio Label: ASPSRS
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Uintah County, Highway 40 from Roosevelt to Colorado State line, lower Highway 191 towards Flaming Gorge, Vernal, Naples, Jensen, Bonanza.

*Asphalt Ridge STATEWIDE

*VHF Radio Label: ASPSRS
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Uintah County, Highway 40 from Roosevelt to Colorado State line, lower Highway 191 towards Flaming Gorge, Vernal, Naples, Jensen, Bonanza.

*Book Cliffs / McCook Ridge

*VHF Radio Label: BKCLFS
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: North Eastern Grand County, South Eastern Uintah County.

*Bruin

*VHF Radio Label: BRUIN
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Northern Carbon County, Southern Duchesne and Uintah Counties.

*Hoy

*VHF Radio Label: HOYMTN
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: South East Daggett County, Northern Uintah County, Diamond Mountain .

*Little Mountain East

*VHF Radio Label: LTMTNE
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Uintah County, Vernal, Roosevelt, Highway 40 from Roosevelt to Colorado boarder, Steinaker and Red Fleet State Parks, Highway 191 from Vernal to the Summit.

*Little Mountain West

*VHF Radio Label: LTMTNW
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Eastern Duchesne County, Western Uintah County.

800 MHz

*Asphalt Ridge

*800 Mhz Radio Label: 8TAC91 / ITAC 1
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Uintah County, Highway 40 from Roosevelt to Colorado State line, lower Highway 191 towards Flaming Gorge, Vernal, Naples, Jensen, Bonanza.

*Book Cliffs / McCook Ridge

*800 Mhz Radio Label: St, Rptr 1
Dispatch Center: Vernal; patched to Uintah area VHF system.
Coverage: North Eastern Grand County, South Eastern Uintah County.

*Bruin

*800 Mhz Radio Label: 8TAC93 / ITAC 3
Dispatch Center: Vernal; patched to Duchesne area VHF system.
Coverage: Northern Carbon County, Southern Duchesne and Uintah Counties.

*Grizzly Ridge

*800 Mhz Radio Label: 8TAC92 / ITAC 2
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Highway 191 from Vernal towards Flaming Gorge

*Little Mountain

*800 Mhz Radio Label: 8TAC 94 / ITAC 4
Dispatch Center: Vernal
Coverage: Eastern Duchesne County, Western Uintah County.

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