Utilities (Area Wide) (Illinois)

Last Updated: September 5, 2021, 1:58 pm
This page has been created to simplify the process of identifying Utilities that cover or are located in more than one county. This will keep us from having to list each company on every county and update every one as needed. Utilities that cover 1 city or county will remain on their own page, unless they are part of a larger company.



STARCOM21 Statewide Illinois
Project 25 Phase II
All of Ameren's Illinois communications.
AmerenMissouri (P25)
Project 25 Phase I
P25 system in Missouri, Iowa; Separate from STARCOM21
Ameren Generating
Ameren Power Plant - Newton
DMR Motorola Capacity Plus Single Site (TRBO)
Plant operations in South-Eastern Illinois
Ameren - Edwards Generation Plant (DMR)
DMR Motorola Capacity Plus Single Site (TRBO)
Plant Operations
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
451.58750WPWJ307 M AG Venice 1 Operations FMN Utilities
451.63750WPWJ307 M AG Venice 2 Operations FMN Utilities
451.71250WPWJ307 M AG Venice 3 Operations FMN Utilities
451.73750WPWJ307 M AG Venice 4 Operations FMN Utilities
451.76250WPWJ307 M AG Venice 5 Operations FMN Utilities

*See the wiki for additional information

Motorola Type II SmartZone
Southwest IL/Central IL/Southeast IL (St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Madison, Clinton, Jefferson, Fayette, Macoupin, Montgomery, Peoria, Henry, McLean, Knox, Mercer, Henderson, Champaign, LaSalle, Macon, Morgan, Pope, Vermillion, Jasper, Crawford, Jackson)
STARCOM21 Statewide Illinois
Project 25 Phase II
Ameren (Former IP and UE) uses in Central, Southeast and in Southwest Illinois (Metro St Louis).
AmerenMissouri (P25)
Project 25 Phase I
System in use in the St Louis area.
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
452.82500WPNP370 F AmUE Data Al Data (CSQ-Alton-Madison) Telm Utilities
457.82500WPNP370 F AmIP Altn*Da Madison County - Alton - Data (CSQ) Telm Data
464.50000WQBZ514 M Ameren S/W Ameren: Statewide Itinerant FM Utilities
771.01250 M CSQ AmIP MX Mobile Extender or Car-to-Car FMN Utilities
853.48750WPDB586 BM 141.3 PL AmIP Itin Mobile-to-Mobile Ops FM Utilities
853.48750WPDB586 RM 141.3 PL AmIP TreeTrm Tree Trimmers (Itinerant Repeater) FM Utilities
928.40625WNTI540 F AmIP MW T-3 Microwave (Toelle Ln. at US-67) Telm Data
928.68125WNTI540 F AmIP MW T-2 Microwave (Toelle Ln. at US-67) Telm Data
932.33125WNTI540 F AmIP MW T-5 Microwave (Toelle Ln. at US-67) Telm Data
932.43125WQBA907 F AmIP MW T-1 Microwave (Toelle Ln. at US-67) Telm Data
941.31875WQHF846 F AmIP MW Mcn1 Microwave Link (Decatur-Macon County) Telm Data
941.33125WNTI540 F AmIP MW T-6 Microwave (Toelle Ln. at US-67) Telm Data
941.34750WQGL969 F AmIP MW Sang Microwave Link (CSQ, Springfield-Sangamon) Telm Data
941.43125WQBA907 F AmIP MW T-4 Microwave (Toelle Ln. at US-67) Telm Data
942.83125WQHF847 F AmIP MW Knox Microwave Link (Galesburg-Knox County) Telm Data
952.09375WQHF845 F AmIP MW Ford Microwave Link (Sibley-Ford County) Telm Data
952.15625WQHF846 F AmIP MW Mcn2 Microwave Link (Decatur-Macon County) Telm Data

Commonwealth Edison (Northern IL)

Commonwealth Edison - Zone 16
Commonwealth Edison / Exelon (P25)
Project 25 Phase I
All communications
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
936.97500WNRU756 RM 411 DPL CEd MODE 241 Repeater 1 FM Utilities
939.97500WNRU756 RM 411 DPL CEd MODE 242 Repeater 2 FM Utilities
939.98750WNRU756 RM 411 DPL CEd MODE 243 Repeater 3 FM Utilities
936.97500WNRU756 M 411 DPL CEd MODE 244 Conventional FM Utilities
939.97500WNRU756 M 411 DPL CEd MODE 245 Conventional FM Utilities
939.98750WNRU756 M 411 DPL CEd MODE 246 Conventional FM Utilities
937.47500WNRU756 M 411 DPL CEd MODE 247 Conventional FM Utilities
938.93750WNRU756 M 411 DPL CEd MODE 248 Conventional FM Utilities
939.67500WNRU756 M 411 DPL CEd MODE 249 Conventional FM Utilities
939.68750WNRU756 M 411 DPL CEd MODE 250 Conventional FM Utilities
153.53000KA4461 M 411 DPL ComEd Helo/Line Linemen-to-Helicopter Comms FMN Utilities

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

Illinois Cooperative Association/Cleartalk -- Statewide / Misc. Areas
Clear Talk (Connect Plus)
DMR Motorola Connect Plus (TRBO)
Areawide communications for various Electric Co-Ops (and some other users)
Clear Talk (Tier 3)
DMR Tier 3 Standard
Areawide communications for various Electric Co-Ops (and some other users)
Eastern Illinois Electric Cooperative
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
173.30000WNKP742 RM 94.8 PL EIEC Ops R-1 Operations (Multiple Sites) FMN Utilities
160.05000WNKP742 F 141.3 PL EIEC R1 Pxtn Operations (Paxton base to Repeater ) FMN Utilities
160.05000WNKP742 F 162.2 PL EIEC R1 A Operations (??? Base 3/13) FMN Utilities
151.49000WQIN989 RM EIEC Ops R-2 Operations (Iriquois/Vermillion) FMN Utilities
152.94500WQIN989 RM EIEC Ops R-3 Operations (Iriquois/Vermillion) FMN Utilities
451.32500WNKP742 M EIEC MobExtn Mobile Extenders FMN Utilities
451.92500WNKP742 M EIEC Ops M-4 Portables FMN Utilities
452.00000WNKP742 M EIEC Ops M-5 Portables FMN Utilities
453.00000WNKP742 M EIEC Ops M-6 Portables FMN Utilities
456.32500WNKP742 M EIEC Ops M-7 Portables FMN Utilities
456.92500WNKP742 M EIEC Ops M-8 Portables FMN Utilities
458.00000WNKP742 M EIEC Ops M-9 Portables FMN Utilities
Egyptian Electric Coop Association
Egyptian Electric Cooperative (S IL)
DMR Conventional Networked
Utility communications system
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.20000WNFK406 RM 141.3 PL Egyp Elec 1 Operations FMN Utilities
153.46250WRAA308 RM 226 DPL EgypElec Murph Operations (Murphysboro) FMN Utilities
153.69500WNFK406 RM 100.0 PL EgypElec FrvwHts Fairview Heights (141.3 in) FMN Utilities
Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative

Scott, Morgan, Calhoun, Pike Counties

Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative
Operations (as of 2/2010)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
47.78000WQEW611 BM IREC Ops LB Operations (Winchester, New Canton) FM Utilities
154.46375KSA952 F IREC Data Data (3 Locations) Telm Data
MJM Electric Cooperative (Carlinville)

See the TRS Wiki page for more information

MJM Electric Cooperative
DMR Conventional Networked
Reported as Hytera DMR w/AVL (Encrypted), but appears that you can monitor. Used to conduct day to day operations and dispatching for outages.
Norris Electric Cooperative

Serves Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Shelby and Wabash Counties

Norris Electric Cooperative (IL)
DMR Conventional Networked
Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (Auburn)

The co-op has approximately 5,500 members in Montgomery, Sangamon, Morgan, Macoupin and Christian counties.

WirelessUSA (Springfield IL) (Deprecated)
Motorola Type II
Should be the main communications system
Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC)

SIEC covers Union, Johnson, Pulaski, Alexander, Massac, and the southern most portion of Pope county. There is also a VERY small portion of southern Williamson and southern Jackson Counties covered.

Egyptian Electric Cooperative (S IL)
DMR Conventional Networked
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
152.27750WQLJ374 RM SIEC BayCity Operations (Bay City-Pope County) DMR Utilities
152.44250WQLJ374 RM SIEC Gorevil Operations (Goreville Hill-Johnson County) DMR Utilities
158.23500KOL260 RM SIEC Alexndr Operations (Alexander County) DMR Utilities
Southwestern Electric Cooperative
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.50000KSA323 RM 162.2 PL SWEC StElmo Operations (St. Elmo-Fayette) FMN Utilities
153.50000KSA324 RM 162.2 PL SWEC Mville Operations (Maryville-Madison) FMN Utilities
153.50000KSA325 RM 162.2 PL SWEC Grnvl Operations (Greenville-Bond) FMN Utilities
461.27500KNIV904 RM SWEC U-Grnv Operations (Greenville-Bond) FMN Utilities
456.02500KA90243 M SWEC Mobiles Operations FMN Utilities
952.14375WPYK544 F SWEC Data Data (Maryville-Madison) (CSQ) Telm Utilities
Soyland Power Cooperative
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.47125KNHE308 F SPC Data Data (Franklin) FMN Data
154.47125KNHE309 F SPC Data Data (Fairland) FMN Data
154.47125WGZ893 F SPC Data West Ridge Substation (Douglas County) FMN Data
Tri-County Electric Cooperative

Serves Marion, Jefferson, Washington Counties in Southern Illinois. (see the wiki for former and additional frequencies)

Tri-County Electric Cooperative (IL)
DMR Motorola Capacity Plus Single Site (TRBO)
New system (June 2021)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
152.30000KSA240 RM 152 DPL TriCoElec SalemA Dispatch - Simulcast (Salem) FMN Utilities
152.30000KSA240 RM 466 DPL TriCoElec SalemB Dispatch - Simulcast (Salem) FMN Utilities
153.04250KSA200 RM 466 DPL TriCoElec Oakdal Dispatch - Simulcast (Oakdale) FMN Utilities
153.43250KSA200 RM 455 DPL TriCoElec MtVern Dispatch - Simulcast (Mt Vernon) FMN Utilities
469.01250KSA200 F 226 DPL TriCoElec RFLink Dispatch - Simulcast (Mt Vernon) FMN Utilities
452.40000KSA240 F TCE Data Salem Data (Salem-MARION CO) Telm Data
457.40000KSA200 F TCE Data Oakdale Data (CSQ; Oakdale-Washington) Telm Data

Centerpoint Energy (of Louisiana)

MetroEast St. Louis

*See the Wiki for additional information

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
857.88750WQFM737 RM CEM 857.8875 Illinois (St Jacob-Madison, Caseyville-St Clair) FM Utilities
857.88750WQFC677 RM 127.3 PL CEM 857.8875 Illinois Locations (Granite City) (DTMF Tones / CSQ CW-ID) FM Utilities


Illinois-American Water Company (St Clair County)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
451.27500WYG960 RM IAWC ME R1 Operations (Belleville-St Clair) FMN Utilities
451.42500WYG960 RM 225.7 PL IAWC ME R2 Operations (Fairview Heights-St Clair) FMN Utilities
451.62500WYG960 RM IAWC ME R3 Operations (Fairview Heights-St Clair) FMN Utilities
153.59000WYG960 M IAW ME Data Data (CSQ) (156.7 is Elec Coop) Telm Utilities
Rend Lake Conservancy District (Southern IL)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
451.11250WQHU366 F RLCD WDD 1 Water Distribution Data Telm Data
452.87500WQLD277 F RLCD WDD 3 Water Distribution Data Telm Data
456.21250WQHV888 F 411 DPL RLCD WDD 4 Water Distribution Data (Tone Carrier) FMN Data
457.26250WQHV889 F RLCD WDD 6 Water Distribution Data Telm Data
457.73750WQHV890 F RLCD WDD 7 Water Distribution Data (CSQ Carrier) Telm Data

Miscellaneous Utilities

Northern IL Gas Company (Aurora)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
173.35000WNHU776 B NIGC Data 2 Voice/Data (Multiple Locations) FMN Utilities
48.00000KGX921 M NIGC MobEx Mobile Extenders (to... ???) FMN Utilities
173.28750WNHU776 F NIGC Data 1 Data ( Galena - Jo Daviess, Temporary Locations) Telm Data
173.36250WQGY712 F NIGC Data 3 Data (Hudson-McLean) Telm Data
173.39000WNHU776 F NIGC Data 4 Data (Stockton - Jo Daviess) Telm Data