South Dakota Federal (South Dakota)

Last Updated: November 21, 2023, 11:40 am
Several federal agencies also operate on the South Dakota State Radio System


Bureau of Indian Affairs

Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
172.750 RM 118 NAC CheyRiver PD Reservation Police P25 Federal
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
169.775 RM 151.4 PL OgSiouxTr PD Oglala Sioux Tribal Police - Pine Ridge FMN Federal
Standing Rock Reservation
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
173.675 RM 066 NAC StandRock PD Reservation Police P25 Federal

Bureau of Land Management

South Dakota Field Office

The South Dakota Field Office manages over 274,000 surface acres and around 1.7 million acres of subsurface mineral estate in South Dakota. The majority of the surface acres are located west of the Missouri River in 13 counties; mineral estate is found in 32 of the 66 counties. Butte County in western South Dakota has the majority of the surface acres with around 145,000 acres. It is part of the Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
173.825 RM 146.2 PL SLM SD Terry Pk Terry Peak FMN Federal
173.825 RM BLM SD Simplex South Dakota Simplex FMN Federal
169.700 BM BLM Law Simplex Law Enforcement Simplex P25 Federal

Department of Energy

Western Area Power Administration

The Western Area Power Administration - Upper Great Plains Region sells power in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota to wholesale customers such as towns; rural electric cooperatives; public utility and irrigation districts; Federal, state, and military agencies; Native American tribes; investor-owned utilities; power marketers; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers customers

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
164.350 RM 111 NAC WAPA WTN N1 Watertown North 1 P25 Federal
167.850 RM 111 NAC WAPA WTN N2 Watertown North 2 P25 Federal
164.225 RM 111 NAC WAPA WTN S1 Watertown South 1 P25 Federal
167.925 RM 111 NAC WAPA WTN S2 Watertown South 2 P25 Federal
167.925 RM 222 NAC WAPA PIERRE Pierre Area P25 Federal
167.850 RM 555 NAC WAPA RCY Rapid City Area P25 Federal
164.775 M 222 NAC WAPA C2C Car to Car Simplex P25 Federal
167.975 M 111 NAC WAPA RCY C2C Rapid City Area Car to Car P25 Federal
167.875 RM 555 NAC WAPA Hot Spr Hot Springs P25 Federal

Department of Homeland Security

Immigration and Customs Enforcement
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
170.4375 RM 660 NAC ICE RapidCty Rapid City P25 Federal
171.7625 RM 660 NAC ICE Customs Sturgis P25 Federal
Transportation Security Administration
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
172.150 RM 001 NAC TSA RapidCit TSA - Rapid City Regional Airport P25 Federal

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
167.2375 RM 167 NAC FBI Coolidge Mt. Coolidge Repeater P25 Federal
167.2625 RM 167 NAC FBI RapidCt1 Rapid City Repeater P25 Federal
167.3875 RM FBI Terry Pk 1 Terry Peak Repeater 1 P25 Federal
167.5625 BM 167.9 PL FBI Ops Operations FMN Federal
167.675 RM FBI Ops Operations P25 Federal
168.850 RM 167 NAC FBI Ops Operations P25 Federal
170.125 RM FBI Ops Operations P25 Federal
171.975 BM FBI RapidCt2 Rapid City Operations ? P25 Federal
172.300 BM FBI Terry Pk 2 Terry Peak Repeater 2 P25e Federal
United States Marshals Service
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
162.7875 BM USMS SDakota United States Marshals Service P25 Federal

Department of Veterans Affairs

Fort Meade
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
409.4375 RM FtMeade PD Police DMR Law Dispatch
417.425 M CC 1
TG 12
SL 1
FtMeade PD X Police - Mobile Extenders DMR Law Talk
406.1125 RM CC 1
TG 1
SL 1
FtMeade FD Fire DMR Fire Dispatch
407.8375KJN947 RM CC 1
TG 5
SL 1
FtMeade VA Nurs1 Hospital Nursing 1 DMR Hospital
407.8375KJN947 RM CC 1
TG 6
SL 2
FtMeade VA Nurs2 Hospital Nursing 2 DMR Hospital
408.000KEK336 RM CC 1
TG 7
SL 1
FtMeade VA Main1 Hospital Main 1 DMR Hospital
408.000KEK336 RM CC 1
TG 8
SL 2
FtMeade VA Main2 Hospital Main 2 DMR Hospital
419.700 RM CC 1
TG 3
SL 1
FtMeade VA Eng Hospital Engineering DMR Hospital
164.175 BM 118.8 PL FtMeade VA Hospital FMN Hospital
170.375 BM CSQ FtMeade VA Hospital FMN Hospital
167.8625KEK336 B CSQ FtMeade Page Paging FMN Federal
Black Hills National Cemetery
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
166.7125 BM BHNC Maint Maintenance FMN Federal
27.575 F BHNC Carillon Carillon Control Telm Data
Hot Springs
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
409.4375 RM CC 1
TG *
SL 1
HotSpr VA PD Police DMR Law Dispatch
417.425 RM CC 1
TG 12
SL 1
HotSpr VA PD VRS Police Mobile Extender DMR Law Tac
406.1125 RM CC 1
TG 1
SL 1
HotSpr VA Fire Fire DMR Fire Dispatch
409.4375 RM CC 1
TG *
SL 2
HotSpr VA Sec Security DMR Security
164.175 RM 432 DPL HotSpr VA Bat R Battle Mtn. Repeater FMN Federal
164.175 BM 432 DPL HotSpr VA Bat T Battle Mtn. Talkaround FMN Federal
166.0125KJN947 B CSQ HotSpr VA Paging Medical Center Paging FMN Hospital
408.000 RM CC 1
TG 7
SL 1
HotSpr VA Hosp M Hospital Main DMR Hospital
419.700 RM CC 1
TG 3
SL *
HotSpr VA Hosp E Hospital Engineering DMR Hospital

Forest Service

Black Hills National Forest

The Black Hills National Forest is located in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres and is managed by the Forest Service. Forest headquarters are located in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger district offices in Custer, Rapid City, and Spearfish in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
171.475 RM CSQ BHNF N Terry North Zone - Terry Peak FMN Federal
171.475 RM 203.5 PL BHNF N Custr North Zone - Custer Peak FMN Federal
171.475 RM CSQ BHNF N Waren North Zone - Warren Peak WY FMN Federal
171.475 RM 127.3 PL BHNF N Port North Zone - Portable FMN Federal
170.550 RM 103.5 PL BHNF C BearM Central Zone - Bear Mountain FMN Federal
170.550 RM 203.5 PL BHNF C SethB Central Zone - Seth Bullock FMN Federal
170.550 RM 203.5 PL BHNF C Rushm Central Zone - Mount Rushmore FMN Federal
170.550 RM 127.3 PL BHNF C Port Central Zone - Portable FMN Federal
172.375 RM 203.5 PL BHNF S BallH South Zone - Ball Hill FMN Federal
172.375 RM 203.5 PL BHNF S BearM South Zone - Bear Mountain FMN Federal
172.375 RM 203.5 PL BHNF S Cicer South Zone - Cicero Peak FMN Federal
172.375 RM 203.5 PL BHNF S ElkMt South Zone - Elk Mountain FMN Federal
172.375 RM 127.3 PL BHNF S Port South Zone - Portable FMN Federal
169.950 RM 131.8 PL BHNF SOA Scene of Action FM Federal
169.175 BM 103.5 PL BHNF For Net Forest Net FMN Federal
163.7125 BM CSQ BHNF Work Work Channel FMN Federal
168.675 BM CSQ Rapid Tac Rapid City Tactical FM Federal
168.775 BM CSQ BHNF FD Tac Fire Tactical FM Federal
168.750 M CSQ BHNF A-G 25 Air to Ground 25 FMN Federal
169.875 M CSQ BHNF A-G 26 Air to Ground 26 FM Federal
168.650 BM 110.9 PL FlightFollow Flight following FMN Federal
168.625 BM 110.9 PL Air guard Air guard FMN Federal
406.325 BM CSQ BHNF UHF 1 UHF 1 FMN Federal
411.325 BM 131.8 PL BHNF UHF 2 UHF 2 FMN Federal
411.475 F 103.5 PL BHNF Link N Fixed link, repeats 168.65 in North area FMN Federal
412.800 F 110.9 PL BHNF Link TP Fixed link, repeats 169.175 from Terry Peak FMN Federal
119.425 BM CSQ AIR Fire NW Northwestern South Dakota - Zone SD01 AM Aircraft
119.375 BM CSQ AIR Fire SW Southwestern South Dakota - Zone SD02 AM Aircraft
120.125 BM CSQ Hot Springs SEAT Hot Springs Single Engine Air Tanker Base AM Federal
Custer Gallatin National Forest
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
170.4625 RM 146.2 PL CGNF Slim Buttes Slim Buttes FMN Federal
Buffalo Gap National Grassland

The Buffalo Gap National Grassland is a National Grassland located primarily in southwestern South Dakota. It is also the second largest National Grassland. Characteristics of the grasslands include mixed prairie and chalky badlands. The grassland is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and is a division of Nebraska National Forest

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
170.525 RM CSQ BGNG Willow West Zone Repeater FMN Federal
172.325 RM CSQ BGNG Wall East Zone Repeater FMN Federal
172.325 BM 103.5 PL BGNG East East Zone Direct (Wall, Ft. Pierre) FMN Federal
170.525 BM 103.5 PL BGNG FallRiv Fall River Direct FMN Federal
409.1875 BM CSQ BGNG FallRiv 2 Fall River Direct 2 FMN Federal
409.3875 BM 103.5 PL BGNG FallRiv 3 Fall River Direct 3 FMN Federal
Dakota Prairie Grasslands

The Dakota Prairie Grasslands are not solid blocks of National Forest System lands; rather, they are intermingled with other federal, state, and privately owned lands stretching over 1,259,000 acres. The South Dakota portion is in the Grand River Ranger District. Other districts are in North Dakota. Multiple tones are used on their radios.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
164.9375 RM CSQ DPG Shade Hill Shade Hill Repeater (123.0) FMN Federal
164.9375 RM CSQ DPG Portable DPG Portable Repeater (110.0) FMN Federal
164.9375 BM CSQ DPG Direct Direct FMN Federal
171.475 BM CSQ DPG Tac 1 DPG Tac 1 FMN Federal
163.7125 BM CSQ DPG Work DPG Work FMN Federal
Fort Pierre National Grassland

The Fort Pierre National Grasslandis located in central South Dakota, south of the capital city Pierre and its neighbor Fort Pierre. The national grassland is primarily a short grass prairie and has a land area of 115,890 acres located in parts of Lyman, Stanley, and Jones counties.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
172.325 RM Ft.Pierre NG Fort Pierre National Grassland FMN Federal

National Park Service

Badlands National Park

The Badlands National Park is a national park in southwestern South Dakota that protects 242,756 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States


FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
169.400 RM 293 NAC BNP Rangers Rangers P25 Federal
Jewel Cave National Monument
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
170.050 RM 100 NAC Jewel Cave Jewel Cave Repeater P25 Federal
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota and covers 1,278.45 acres


FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
172.625 RM 100 NAC MRNM Rangers Rangers P25 Federal
169.400 BM 103.5 PL MRNM Maint Maintenance FM Federal
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park 10 miles north of the town of Hot Springs in western South Dakota


FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
170.050 RM 064 NAC WCNP Law Rpt Law/Rangers repeater P25 Federal
171.625 BM 100 NAC WCNP Law Dir Law/Rangers direct P25 Federal
170.050 BM 293 NAC WCNP Direct Direct P25 Federal

United States Air Force

Belle Fourche Tactics and Training Range Site
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
381.100 BM Belle Fourche TR Operations AM Military
Civil Air Patrol - South Dakota Wing
South Dakota Civil Air Patrol is based out of Rapid City and operates six operational composite squadrons in the state

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
148.150 RM 107.2 PL CAP R-56 Aberdeen (FMN) FMN Military
148.150 RM 430 NAC CAP R-56 Aberdeen (P25) P25 Military
148.150 RM 118.8 PL CAP R-58 Mount Coolidge (FMN) FMN Military
148.150 RM 4A4 NAC CAP R-58 Mount Coolidge (P25) P25 Military
148.125 RM 118.8 PL CAP R-57 Pierre (FMN) FMN Military
148.125 RM 4A4 NAC CAP R-57 Pierre (P25) P25 Military
148.125 RM 107.2 PL CAP R-25 Rapid City (FMN) FMN Military
148.125 RM 430 NAC CAP R-25 Rapid City (P25) P25 Military
148.650 BM RC MARS Net Rapid City MARS Net FMN Military
148.125 RM 107.2 PL CAP R-25 Sioux Falls (FMN) FMN Military
148.125 RM 430 NAC CAP R-25 Sioux Falls (P25) P25 Military
148.150 RM 107.2 PL CAP R-56 Terry Peak (FMN) FMN Military
148.150 RM 430 NAC CAP R-56 Terry Peak (P25) P25 Military
148.150 RM 118.8 PL CAP R-58 Turkey Ridge (FMN) FMN Military
148.150 RM 4A4 NAC CAP R-58 Turkey Ridge (P25) P25 Military
148.150 RM 136.5 PL CAP R-16 White (FMN) FMN Military
148.150 RM 555 NAC CAP R-16 White (P25) P25 Military
Ellsworth Air Force Base
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
119.500 BM CSQ Elsw AFB A-D Approach/Departure AM Military
120.625 B CSQ Elsw AFB ATIS ATIS broadcast (Mon-Sat) AM Military
121.500 BM CSQ Elsw AFB Emergnt Emergency VHF AM Military
121.800 BM CSQ Elsw AFB Ground Ground Control AM Military
126.050 BM CSQ Elsw AFB Tower A Tower A VHF AM Military
163.000 B 103.5 PL Elsw AFB Siren Base Siren (Giant Voice) FMN Military
233.700 BM Elsw AFB Clear Clearance Delivery AM Military
236.600 BM Elsw AFB Tower A Tower A UHF AM Military
243.000 BM Elsw AFB Emergnt Emergency UHF AM Military
253.500 BM Elsw AFB Tower B Tower B UHF AM Military
259.100 BM Elsw AFB Appr Approach UHF AM Military
269.900 B Elsw AFB ATIS ATIS broadcast (Mon-Sat) AM Military
275.800 BM Elsw AFB Ground Ground Control AM Military
280.400 M Elsw AFB A-A Ref Air To Air Refueling AM Military
284.000 BM Elsw AFB Arrival Arrival 1 AM Military
289.400 BM Elsw AFB Depart Departure UHF AM Military
295.400 M Elsw AFB A-A Ref Air to Air Refueling AM Military
311.000 BM Elsw AFB Combat1 Air Combat Command primary AM Military
318.800 BM Elsw AFB Apr Emg Approach (emergencies) AM Military
321.000 BM Elsw AFB Combat2 Air Combat Command secondary AM Military
372.200 BM Elsw AFB Pilot Pilot to Dispatch AM Military
373.000 BM Elsw AFB Arrival Arrival 2 AM Military
375.775 BM Elsw AFB Weather Pilot to Metro (weather) AM Military
379.975 BM Elsw AFB A/D Emg Approach/Departure Emergencies AM Military
381.300 BM Elsw AFB B-1B B-1B Traffic AM Military
393.000 BM Elsw AFB Radar Radar AM Military

United States Army

Army Aviation Support Facility - Rapid City
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
36.100 BM 151.4 PL ANG 1 RC Air National Guard 1 Helicopters FM Military
41.925 BM ANG 2 RC Air National Guard 2 FM Military
238.375 BM ANG 3 RC Air National Guard 3 AM Military
Army Corps of Engineers
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
163.4125 BM Army Corps 1 Missouri River projects 1 FMN Federal
163.4375 BM Army Corps 2 Missouri River projects 2 FMN Federal