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Illinois State Police Troop 

Mississippi River - Commercial traffic uses Marine Ch 13 while recreational uses Ch 9. Ch. 16 is a hailing channel. For more see Database and American Boating Association.   US Army Corp of Engineers control the lock and dams 


Randolph County

Sheriff / E911

See the wiki for pager tone information.

STARCOM21 Statewide Illinois
Project 25 Phase II
MedStar EMS is integrated with County 911 for Emergency Medical Dispatch.
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.785KNBW703 RM 192.8 PL Randolph Sheriff Sheriff: Dispatch/Rural Law Dispatch FMN Law Dispatch
453.6375WPVV761 F 343 DPL Rand Shrf RF1 Remote Receive Link - Sparta (to 158.91) FMN Law Dispatch
453.7875WPVV761 F Rand Shrf RF2 Remote Receive Link - Ruma (to 158.91) FMN Law Dispatch
155.880KBE816 RM 192.8 PL Chester ESDA Weather Spotters - Paging (licensed to Chester) FMN Emergency Ops
156.240WQNY423 BM 85.4 PL Randolph Fire Fire: Countywide Paging / Dispatch FMN Fire Dispatch
453.200WQON422 RM 343 DPL Rand Fire RF Fire: Paging - Links to Remote Towers (Ellis Grove) FMN Fire Dispatch
453.625WPRH418 F PerryCo911RF Remote Link to Perry County 911 Back Up PSAP (Sparta) FMN Fire Dispatch
Randolph County
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
453.500WQNZ797 RM 67.0 PL Rand Road D1 Road District #1 (Sparta) FMN Public Works
453.675WPLW739 RM 654 DPL Rand Road D2 Road District #2 (Chester) FMN Public Works

EMS Agencies and Hospitals

MedStar Ambulance (Sparta)
STARCOM21 Statewide Illinois
Project 25 Phase II
Talkgroups 7252 and 8910-8924 used for all communications (as of 9/21) 900 MHz no longer in use. Dispatch has access to other area county talkgroups
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.515WPMN541 BM 88.5 PL MedStar EMS VHF EMS: Ops (Sparta) FMN EMS-Tac
154.8675WPMN541 RM MedStar EMS VHFR EMS: Ops - New (Chester) FMN EMS-Tac
Chester Memorial Hospital

See the wiki for more freqs/info

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.805KYN923 BM CMH Ops/PG Ops / Paging FMN Business
155.340WRX750 BM 167.9 PL MERCI1 167.9 Patient Reports FMN Hospital
Deaconess Red Bud Regional Hospital
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.340WRB391 B 82.5 PL MERCI-1 82.5 Patient Reports FMN Hospital
155.160WRB391 B 82.5 PL MERCI-3 82.5 Patient Reports FMN Hospital
Sparta Community Hospital
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
151.955KCC823 BM Sparta Hosp Operations FMN Business
155.340KVA233 BM 91.5 PL MERCI-1 91.5 Patient Reports FMN Hospital
155.160KVA233 BM 91.5 PL MERCI-3 91.5 Patient Reports FMN Hospital

Municipalities and Districts


Baldwin Community Fire Protection District

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
159.225KNHS528 BM Baldwin Fire Fire: Local (was 154.31) FMN Fire-Tac
154.310KNHS528 BM Bald Fire Old FIre: Local FMN Fire-Tac
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.595WPDS717 RM 179.9 PL Chester Police Police: Dispatch FMN Law Dispatch
154.145WYX388 BM 123.0 PL Chester Fire Fire: Local FMN Fire-Tac
453.5875WQAP392 F Chester WDD1 Water Distribution Data Telm Data
456.2375WPRK889 F Chester WDD2 Water Distribution Data (CSQ) Telm Data
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.145WQEY476 BM CSQ Coultrv Fire Fire/EMS: Dispatch (Oakdale-Washington) (DB: Sparta "WNVK861") FMN Fire Dispatch
154.430WQKM853 BM Coul FireNew Fire: Future FMN Fire Dispatch
154.980KB65564 BM Cltrv Local City Ops [Expired 12/14; 118.8?] FMN Public Works
Ellis Grove
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.445WNNQ554 BM ElGrov Local Fireground / Local / Police FMN Fire-Tac

154.34 is used by St Francious County MO 167.9 PL

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.340KXX687 BM Evan Police Police: Dispatch FMN Law Dispatch
159.1575KXX687 M Evan Police MX Police: Mobile Extenders FMN Law Tac
456.025WPPZ434 F Evnsvl WDD Water Distribution Data (CSQ) Telm Data
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
156.240WNJH995 BM Percy Local Fireground / Local / Police [Expired 7/22] FMN Fire-Tac
Prairie du Rocher
STARCOM21 Statewide Illinois
Project 25 Phase II
PDR Fire paging is on talkgroup 29007
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.250WNPR855 BM PDR Fireground Fireground / Local FMN Fire-Tac
Red Bud
STARCOM21 Statewide Illinois
Project 25 Phase II
Red Bud Fire paging is on talkgroup 29009.
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
151.3775WQYE499 RM 023 DPL Red Bud Police Police: Dispatch FMN Law Dispatch
159.090KXJ332 BM RdBd Police Old (OLD) Police: Dispatch FMN Law Dispatch
159.0375KXJ332 M RdBd PD MX Police: Mobile Extenders FMN Law Tac
156.2175KSS836 RM 136.5 PL RdBd Firegrd Fireground FMN Fire-Tac
154.310KSS836 BM RedBud Fire Fire: Tone-Outs / Dispatch FMN Fire-Tac
158.820KNBF443 BM RdBd Utility Utility Department FMN Public Works
451.0375WNZK935 F RdBd WDD1 Water Distribution Data (CSQ) Telm Data
456.0375WNZK935 F RdBd WDD2 Water Distribution Data (CSQ) Telm Data
WNVK861 adding 153.92 Rptr/159.12 in Tilden (7/22)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.775WNVK861 RM 664 DPL Sparta Police Police: Dispatch (Voice Inversion capable) FMN Law Dispatch
453.050KNCP311 RM Sparta UHF Police / Fire FMN Multi-Dispatch
154.370WQCU370 BM Sparta PWks Public Works / Fire FMN Public Works
153.710WQBU286 BM Sparta Water Water Department: Ops (Data?) FMN Public Works
153.710WQBU286 F Sparta WDD Water Deparment Data (CSQ) Telm Data
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.850WPKF546 BM 88.5 PL Stvl Police Police: Dispatch - Local FMN Law Dispatch
154.995WXV931 BM 192.8 PL Stvl Fire/PW Fire: Paging/Fireground / Public Works FMN Multi-Dispatch
159.3975WXV931 M Stvl Fire MX Fire: Mobile Extenders FMN Fire-Tac
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.865WNRX408 BM Tilden City City Services FMN Multi-Dispatch

Schools and Colleges

Chester School District

2022 - new frequencies, see wiki

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.205KRR944 BM 186.2 PL EggemeyerBus Buses (Chester) FMN Schools
Evansville School District
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.175WXP597 BM Zwgrt Bus Ev Zweigart Bus Service FMN Schools
Prairie du Rocher School District 1134
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
152.435WPXV831 RM 218.1 PL PDR School Ops / Bus Transportation FMN Schools
Red Bud Community Unit School District 132
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.185WPQK361 RM 243 DPL RedBud School A Maintenance / Security / Buses FMN Schools
152.3825WRCP226 RM RedBud School B Operations FMN Schools
Western Egyptian Headstart Program
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
157.680WPJK796 BM WG HP Buses Buses FMN Schools

Illinois State

Illinois Department of Corrections
Menard Correctional Center - IDOC (Randolph)
Motorola Type II Smartnet


Sparta Community Airport Authority [SAR]

Hunter Field
*125.2 for St Louis Approach/Departure

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
118.375KYH5 BM CSQ SAR AWOS-3 Weather AWOS-3 AM Aircraft