4690.2600 Standards And Radio Frequency Assignments


Published: 2015

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4690.2600 STANDARDS AND RADIO FREQUENCY ASSIGNMENTS.


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Subpart 1.

Communications bases for advanced ambulance services.

Each advanced ambulance service must have the capability of using a communications base that complies with the provisions of subpart 2 or 3.


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Subp. 2.

Ambulances using telemetry.

Ambulances and their communications bases that operate telemetry must have:

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A.

one two-way ultra high frequency (UHF) radio, with continuous tone coded squelch system (CTCSS), capable of operating on ten UHF voice and telemetry radio frequency channels; or


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B.

one two-way UHF radio, with CTCSS, capable of operating on eight UHF voice and telemetry channels and one UHF or one VHF radio, with CTCSS, capable of operating on two dispatching radio frequency channels.



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Subp. 3.

Ambulances not using telemetry.

Ambulances and communications bases that do not operate telemetry shall comply with subpart 2 or part 4690.1900, subparts 1 and 2.


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Subp. 4.

Ambulances using VHF.

Ambulances and communications bases using VHF shall comply with part 4690.1900, subparts 3 to 8.


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Subp. 5.

Ambulances using UHF.

Ambulances and communications bases using UHF for dispatching must have the capability of using the following radio frequencies for such functions:

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A.

462.950 megahertz (MHz) or 467.950 MHz for the mobile radio and 462.950 MHz for the base radio; and


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B.

462.975 MHz or 467.975 MHz for the mobile radio and 462.975 MHz for the base radio.



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Subp. 6.

Radio frequencies for medical control in the UHF band.

Ambulances and communications bases while operating telemetry in the UHF band must use only the following radio frequencies for medical control:

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A.

468.000 MHz or 463.000 MHz for mobile radio and 463.000 MHz for base radio;


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B.

468.025 MHz or 463.025 MHz for mobile radio and 463.025 MHz for base radio;


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C.

468.050 MHz or 463.050 MHz for mobile radio and 463.050 MHz for base radio;


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D.

468.075 MHz or 463.075 MHz for mobile radio and 463.075 MHz for base radio;


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E.

468.100 MHz or 463.100 MHz for mobile radio and 463.100 MHz for base radio;


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F.

468.125 MHz or 463.125 MHz for mobile radio and 463.125 MHz for base radio;


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G.

468.150 MHz or 463.150 MHz for mobile radio and 463.150 MHz for base radio; and


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H.

468.175 MHz or 463.175 MHz for mobile radio and 463.175 MHz for base radio.



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Subp. 7.

Radio frequencies in the VHF band.

Ambulances and communications bases while operating telemetry in the VHF band may use only those radio frequencies that have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.


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Subp. 8.

Capability of statewide VHF radio frequency.

Ambulances and communications bases must have the capability of communicating on the statewide VHF radio frequency specified in part 4690.1900, subpart 5.


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Subp. 9.

Compliance with part 4690.1900.

Ambulances and communications bases must comply with the provisions of part 4690.1900, subparts 4 to 9.