KY Emergency Management / National Guard (Kentucky)Last Updated: December 16, 2020, 6:58 am
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION: The Kentucky Department of Military Affairs Radio System (DMARCS) is a statewide VHF High Band Two Way Radio System designed and operated to provide Direction and Control (Command and Control) communications from any location statewide back to the Kentucky Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The system uses frequencies licensed and awarded by the US Army and the Department of Defense.
DMARCS consists of 53 repeaters statewide organized into 13 Communications Zones and interconnected by the KEWS Microwave Network. KYEM consolidated their operating Regions from 13 to 11 effective 01 September 2009 in reponse to a state government mandate to cut costs. The original 13 Communications Zones appear to be intact and provide 95% mobile radio coverage statewide.
DMARCS was upgraded during 2007 to an APCO 25 Digital Multicast encrypted two-way radio system. DMARCS depends on the KEWS network. To provide emergency communications with the loss of all or part of the KEWS network, all DMARCS VHF Repeaters default to repeater mode allowing for local communications around the repeater.
In addition to the 53 statewide repeaters, DMARCS includes VHF Base Stations at 52 Armories and KYEM Area Offices. All of these sites have or have access to full time emergency power.
To support a New Madrid Earthquake scenario, DMA has worked to create portable point to point VHF links to replace the loss of portions of the KEWS network between Elizabethtown and Wendell H Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) near Greenville, KY and between WHFRTC and far Western KY. DMA and KYEM have successfully tested the use of airborne portable repeaters to conduct voice communications between the EOC and far Western Kentucky. Exercising has identified the need for a 100’+ portable tower for reliable voice communications between WHFRTC and Paducah.
DMARCS can also be augmented with several portable VHF Analog and digital portable repeaters that are easily transportable. All DMARCS portable and mobile radios are programmed with the state mutual aid channels.
REPEATERS ARE LISTED BY EMA DISTRICT RATHER THAN COMMUNICATIONS ZONE.
> System can be keyed to talk directly to the Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort or to use each repeater locally.
> Kentucky Civil Air Patrol has capability to utilize this system
> All licenses for the former Disaster and Emergency Services VHF-Low system have been terminated and the system has been dismantled.
> Unless a specific area is to be monitored, it is recommended that NO NAC be programmed into the scanner load in order to monitor the entire system.
Emergency Management / National Guard
Region 1 - EMA/National Guard
|139.4625||RM||011 NAC||KYEM-37||CLINTON||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.6125||RM||011 NAC||KYEM-64||PADUCAH||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.7625||RM||011 NAC||KYEM-MSU||MURRAY||P25||Emergency Ops|
|460.4875||WPRH487||RM||67.0 PL||KYEM-CBR||WEST VIOLA (Cross Band Repeater)||FM||Emergency Ops|
Region 2 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 2: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, Lyon, Mc Lean, Muhlenberg, Todd, Union, Webster
Region 3 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 3: Allen, Barren, Butler,Edmonton, Grayson, Hancock, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Ohio, Simpson, Warren
|139.5625||RM||041 NAC||KYEM-16||BOWLING GREEN||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.5625||RM||041 NAC||KYEM-29||HORSE CAVE||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.6625||RM||031 NAC||KYEM-46||HARTFORD||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.8625||RM||041 NAC||KYEM-69||RUSSELLVILLE||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.0625||RM||041 NAC||KYEM-75||THOMPKINSVILLE||P25||Emergency Ops|
|460.4875||WPRH487||RM||67.0 PL||KYEM-CBR||KELTNER MELL (Cross Band Repeater)||FMN||Emergency Ops|
Region 4 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 4: Bullitt, Breckenridge, Hardin, Jefferson, Larue, Meade, Nelson
Region 5 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 5: Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Henry, Marion, Mercer, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Washington
|139.6625||RM||061 NAC||KYEM-28||FRANKFORT||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.2125||RM||061 NAC||KYEM-33||JEPTHA KNOB||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.8625||RM||121 NAC||KYEM-34||HARRODSBURG||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.9125||RM||051 NAC||KYEM-74||SPRINGFIELD||P25||Emergency Ops|
|140.625||RM||123.0 PL||FFT MARS||MILITARY AUXILARY RADIO SYSTEM||FMN||Military|
|460.4875||WPRH487||RM||67.0 PL||KYEM-CBR||FRANKFORT (Cross Band Repeater)||FM||Emergency Ops|
Region 6 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 6: Bracken, Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton, Scott
Region 7 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 7: Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Morgan, Montgomery, Robertson, Rowan
Region 8 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 8: Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Perry, Pike, Wolfe
|139.5125||RM||101 NAC||KYEM-12||SIGNAL KNOB||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.9125||RM||101 NAC||KYEM-35||HAZARD||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.7125||RM||101 NAC||KYEM-40||JACKSON||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.6625||RM||091 NAC||KYEM-65||PAINTSVILLE||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.9625||RM||091 NAC||KYEM-88||PIKEVILLE||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.4625||RM||091 NAC||KYEM-SAL||SALYERSVILLE||P25||Emergency Ops|
|460.4875||WPRH487||RM||67.0 PL||KYEM-CBR||PIKEVILLE (Cross Band Repeater)||FM||Emergency Ops|
Region 9 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 9: Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Rockcastle, Whitley
Region 10 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 10: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, Wayne
|139.7125||RM||051 NAC||KYEM-17||SPURLINGTON||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.4625||RM||121 NAC||KYEM-56||MONTICELLO||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.6625||RM||121 NAC||KYEM-70||SOMERSET||P25||Emergency Ops|
Region 11 - EMA/National Guard
KYEM REGION 11: Bourbon, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madson, Nicholas, Powell, Woodford
|139.9625||RM||131 NAC||KYEM-06||ROTTEN POINT||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.6125||RM||131 NAC||KYEM-45||LEXINGTON||P25||Emergency Ops|
|139.5125||RM||131 NAC||KYEM-68||RICHMOND||P25||Emergency Ops|
EMA/National Guard - Analog VHF Repeater System
Although the current KYNG/KYEM Digital System is the primary, the analog system is still in place and in use.
Various freqs have been monitored in analog and digital modes with NACs of 250 and 293 and PL Tones of 162.2 and 186.2.
139.35000 has been monitored in both AM and FM Modes.
National Guard - Digital VHF Operations
148.7500/NAC293 was used as an airborne repeater during the 2011 National Level Exercise.
National Guard - Analog VHF Operations
Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center
Located near Greenville, Kentucky.