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Northwest Frequency Directory

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NWFD10 is the newest and most up to date scanner information resource for Northwestern Oregon & Western Washington.  The all-in-one 320-page directory is organized by county (including 18 Oregon and 20 Washington counties) for easy use and is packed full of information written and edited by local scanner experts!

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Whatcom County, Washington

Scanner Frequencies & Information (Short Sample)

Below is a short sample of the scanner radio frequency and trunked talkgroup information found in the Northwest Frequency Directory. The book includes thousands more frequencies and talkgroups for this county and all of Northwestern Oregon and Western Washington. The book also includes information on businesses, airports, amateur radio, codes, unit designations and radio identifiers, fire station locations and apparatus, detailed narratives explaining local radio usage and more!

This sample frequency list follows the same general format as found in the book:

[Agency Name]

     [Channel] [Description] [PL Tone] [City] [Receive Frequency or Talkgroup] [Transmit Frequency or Trunked System]




Bellingham City Fire: See Whatcom County Fire Departments

Bellingham City Police 

  Police Dispatch  [PL 91.5]  Bellingham  453.2250  458.2250

Blaine City Fire Department: See Whatcom County Fire Departments

Everson Police: See Whatcom County Sheriff

Ferndale Police: See Whatcom County Sheriff

Glacier Fire & Rescue: See Whatcom County Fire Departments

United States Border Patrol  - Blaine Sector

  Ch1  Galbreath Mountain  [PL 100.0]  Blaine  163.6250  Repeater 

  Ch2  Sumas Mountain  Blaine  163.6750  Repeater

  Note:  Blaine, Everson, Lynden and Sumas Police also use USBP Ch1

Washington State Patrol

  Note: Not all WSP units or dispatchers transmit PL tone at all times

District 7:  Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, Island Counties

  Ch17  Districtwide Car to Car  [PL 141.3]  Countywide  154.9350  Simplex

  Ch20  Whatcom County  [PL 141.3]  Bellingham  154.7550  155.2500

Western WA Univ. Police  [PL 100.0]  Bellingham  453.5500  458.5500

Whatcom County Fire Departments 

  F1  Dispatch County & City  [PL 114.8]  Countywide  154.4300  Simplex

  F2  Responses County  [PL 114.8]  Countywide  154.2200  Simplex

  F3  Responses Bellingham  [PL 114.8]  Bellingham  154.3400  Simplex

  F4  Alternate  [PL 114.8]  Countywide  154.3250  Simplex

  F5  Responses Repeater  [PL 114.8]  Countywide  153.6050  160.2000

Whatcom County Sheriff

  Ch1  Sheriff Dispatch  [PL 85.4]  Countywide  453.3250  458.3250

  Ch2  Sheriff East County  Countywide  453.6750  458.6750

See the Northwest Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information.

Miscellaneous / Airports / Amateur Radio

Federal Government / Hotels & Country Clubs / Industries & Manufacturing

Hospitals / News Media / Railroads / Recreation / Utilities / Weather Information

See the Northwest Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information.


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