Radio Communications in Nevada

I live in Utah, so my Utah Radio Page contains the most information. Several times a year I travel through Nevada on I-80 or I-15, so I've set up this page to share the results of my research into FCC licenses, and the monitoring I have done while driving.

As with my Utah page, I am doing this is to learn through sharing. I put what I know on the table, other hobbyists do likewise, and we all come away with more complete information than we started with. Any information you could contribute would be greatly appreciated.

465.55 MHz

I noticed this frequency listed on several of the NHP licenses. From monitoring it, I believe it to be used by Mobile Extenders, A.K.A. Vehicular Repeaters. These units take the car's radio, and retransmit the signal to the officer's portable. The portable probably talks back to the extender on 460.55. The California Highway Patrol operates it's Mobile Extenders on 154.905 MHz. One useful thing to keep in mind, the stronger the signal is, the closer the Trooper is!


For NHP and NDOT statewide...

I have online spreadsheets with lan/lon coordinates for both the current 800 MHz system and the Old VHF channels, that may still be there as a backup, or for special operations. Callsigns can be looked up on the FCC database. LCN's usually start with the lowest frequency as 1, the next as 2, and so on. The radioreference.com database may also be useful.


Interstate 80

Updated December 2012

800 MHz Highway Patrol/NDOT frequencies, starting at the Utah state line:

WPRY226, Site 6 - 3 MILE 5 KM WEST OF WEST WENDOVER, NV ELKO County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 0013(hex) 19(dec)
1 855.2125
2 856.2125
3 857.2125
4 858.7125

WPRY226, Site 1 - BALD PEAK VICTORIA 14 KM EAST OF CURRIE, NV ELKO County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 001B(hex) 27(dec)
1 858.2125
2 859.2125
3 860.2125

WPRY226, Site 5 - ROCKY POINT 13 KM NORTHWEST OF OASIS, NV ELKO County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 000F(hex) 15(dec)
1 856.2625
2 857.2625
3 858.2625

WQAB207 - 9.8 KM NORTH OF WELLS, NV ELKO County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 0016(hex) 22(dec)
1 856.4625
2 857.4625
3 858.4625
4 859.2625

WPRY226, Site 2 - ELKO MOUNTAIN 10 KM MORTHEAST OF ELKO, NV ELKO County Changes!
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 0016(hex) 22(dec)
1 856.9625
2 857.9625
3 858.9625
4 855.9625
5 852.725
6 852.4
7 851.225
8 851.7375    control

WPOZ629 - EAST TWIN PK 13KM NW OF ELKO, NV ELKO County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 0011(hex) 17(dec)
1 851.2875
2 851.8625
3 852.425
4 853.125
5 853.6875
6 852.7       control

WPVA511 - 20.4 MILES NORTH WEST OF CARLIN, CARLIN, NV EUREKA County  New!
1 856.4625    control
2 857.4625
3 858.4625
4 859.4625

WPQD805, Site 4 - 6 KM E OF CARLIN CARLIN, NV EUREKA County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 0019(hex) 25(dec)
1 856.7125
2 857.7125    control
3 858.7125
4 859.7125

WPQD805, Site 1 - 24 KM E OF ARGENTA BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NV LANDER County Changes!
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 000A(hex) 10(dec)
1 856.9375
2 857.9375
3 858.9375
4 854.9625    control
5 853.1625

WPQD805, Site 3 - 8 KM SE OF GOLCONDA GOLCONDA, NV HUMBOLDT County Changes!
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 000F(hex) 15(dec)
01 856.2625
02 857.2625
03 858.2625
04 851.4375
05 852.05      control

WPPV258 - 6 KM NW WINNEMUCCA, NV HUMBOLDT County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 000C(hex) 12(dec)
1 851.475
2 851.85
3 852.475
4 853.1625    control

WQLG501 - STAR PEAK I-80 AT IMLAY, NV PERSHING County New!
1 851.1125
2 851.5625
3 852.1125
4 852.85  
5 853.1125
6 853.5625    control

WPQZ376, Site 4 - TOULON PEAK 32KM SW OF LOVELOCK, NV PERSHING County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 0013(hex) 19(dec)
1 858.2125
2 859.2125
3 860.2125
4 860.9875    control

NHP trunkgroups heard: 05-001 05-010 05-101 05-102 05-107
See the radioreference.com database for NDOT and for a more complete NHP list.


From this point, on to the California state line, the NHP uses the Washoe County EDACS system, with a new set of trunkgroups:
05-141 05-143 05-144 05-145 05-146 05-147
(05-142 is Carson City)

WPQZ715, Site 1 - EAGLE RIDGE 12 KM SW OF FERNLEY, NV STOREY County
E Trunker v.3.8.3 SysId: 000B(hex) 11(dec)
1 854.9875
2 856.7625
3 858.7625
4 867.3875
5 867.8625
6 868.1375

WPWC612 - 2.37 MI E PATRICK, NV STOREY County   
1 856.4375
2 857.4375
3 856.7125
4 857.7125
5 858.7125
6 851.5375
7 852.0375
8 852.6375

WPUF364, Reno Metro Simulcast
1 851.275
2 851.575
3 851.9
4 853.25
5 853.5
6 851.3
7 851.625
8 853.2
9 853.45
10 853.7
11 851.325
12 851.6
13 853.175
14 853.425
15 853.9125

WPRX312, Site 3, CHIMNEY PEAK, VERDI, NV WASHOE County   
1 855.2375
2 856.9375
3 857.2625
4 857.9375
5 858.2625
6 859.2625
7 860.2375

Old 150 MHz Highway Patrol frequencies, starting at the Utah state line:

Note - 29 Dec 2008 While traveling across the state on I-80, I found the NHP now using the NSRS 800 MHz EDACS trunked system the entire way. I did hear some some traffic on one of the VHF channels, so I'll leave the list up here on this page.

All NHP operations, including Mobile Extenders, use PL 151.4.

WPXY349, Site 3 - 5.6 KM W WENDOVER NV
154.8075

WPXY349, Site 1 - ROCKY POINT 12 M E OF WELLS NV
154.8225
154.9575

WPXY350, Site 1 - 10 KM NORTH EAST OF ELKO NV
154.8
154.905

WPXY353, Site 2 - GRINDSTONE MOUNTAIN ELKO NV
154.665

WPXY354, Site 1 - MARY'S MOUNTAIN 6 KM EAST OF CARLIN NV
154.6725
154.7925

WPXY354, Site 3 - STONY POINT 6 MILES NORTH OF BATTLE MOUNTAIN NV
155.25
155.4525

WPXY369, Site 1 - GOLCONDA SUMMIT, 8 KM SE OF GOLCONDA (HUMBOLDT COUNTY) NV
154.7325
154.8675

WPXY352, Site 1 - 2 MI NW OF WINNEMUCCA (HUMBOLDT COUNTY) NV
154.8825
155.0475

WPXY357, Site 5 - TOULON PEAK, 20 SW OF LOVELOCK NV
155.145
155.4525

Cities and Counties:

I know these were used in the 1990's, unknown if they are still in use:

155.04    179.9pl               West Wendover PD
156.105   146.2pl               West Wendover PD
158.775                         Wendover City
155.235                         Wendover City voice paging

Heard on I-80 trips, 2003-2012:

Wendover, Utah PD has been disbanded. The Utah side of the city is currently patrolled by the Tooele County Sheriff's Dept.

154.74    NAC:100               West Wendover PD Dispatch (encrypted P-25)
155.925   no pl                 West Wendover Public Works
151.01                          NDOT or Elko County Roads Dept.
155.055   multiple pl's in use  Elko County Sheriff
154.845   156.7pl               Elko PD
                                (Eureka County)
155.895                         Lander County Sheriff
154.845   156.7pl               Humboldt County Sheriff (includes Winnemucca PD and Fire)
155.595   141.3pl               (simulcast of 154.845)
155.31    no pl                 Humboldt County Sheriff ch3
155.01    127.3pl               Humboldt County ?
154.785   NAC:29A               Encrypted P-25, heard in Winnemucca
153.8     NAC:2A0               Encrypted P-25, heard in Winnemucca
155.025   2-tone w/ no pl       Fire page out, Ambulance page out
153.875   167.9                 Units responding to above pages
154.385   2-tone w/ no pl       fire pagers
151.475   no pl                 Nevada State of Division of Wildlife (only hearing dispatcher)
460.925   131.8pl               Winners Casino, Winnemucca
154.965   203.5pl               Pershing County Sheriff Dispatch
155.58                          Lovelock Prison
                                (Churchill County)
                                (Lyon County)
                                (Storey County)
463.225   123.0pl               Boomtown
463.95    D023                  Boomtown

Interstate 15

Highway Patrol frequencies, starting at the Arizona state line:

(Outdated information deleted).


Email is always welcome from those with additional information or questions.


This page was last revised on Thursday, 13 December 2012