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Southern California Frequency Directory

Third Edition

The premier Southern California scanner resource, now in its third edition. SCFD3 is the largest and most complete directory for Southern California at 536 pages! The book is organized by county (including 10 Southern California counties) for easy use and is packed full of information written and edited by local scanner experts!

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Orange County, California

Scanner Frequencies & Information (Short Sample)

Below is a short sample of the scanner radio frequency and trunked talkgroup information found in the Southern California Frequency Directory. The book includes thousands more frequencies and talkgroups for this county and all of southern California. 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]

 

 

 

Orange County Coordinated Communications System (CCCS)

 

Primary Simulcast Cell Frequencies (Rotating Control Channels in Bold)

Countywide Cell:  856.7125 857.4625 856.9625 857.2125 857.7125 857.9625

  858.2125 858.4625 858.7125 858.9625 859.2125 859.4625

  859.7125 859.9625 860.2125 860.4625 860.7125 860.9625

  855.7125 856.4625 856.2125

South Cell:  868.6250 868.9250 866.1250 866.1750 866.3750 866.6250

  866.8750 867.1250 867.3750 867.6250 867.8250 867.8750

  868.1250 868.3750 868.6750

North Cell:  868.4000 868.6500 866.1500 866.4000 866.6500 866.6750

  866.9000 867.1500 867.1750 867.4000 867.6500 867.6750

  867.9000 868.1500 868.1750

Northwest Cell:  867.3250 868.7000 866.3250 866.7000 866.8500 867.7000

  867.8500 868.3250

Southwest Cell:  868.3500 868.8250 866.2000 866.3500 866.8250 867.2000

  867.3500 868.2000

Laguna Cell  866.4000 866.6500 866.9000 867.1750 867.6500 867.9000

 

Trunked Radio System – Motorola SmartZone Type 2 Standard Mixed Digital & Analog

Orange County features one major countywide trunked radio system, a vast network shared by many different agencies, including nearly all county agencies equipped with radio communications and most municipalities in the county. Most fire communications in Orange County are analog and can be monitored on any TrunkTracker scanner. Virtually all law enforcement agencies in Orange County (both county and cities) are digital and encrypted and cannot be monitored. The county’s Radio and Microwave Unit maintains the system. The trunked system prime site facility is located at Loma Ridge, with microwave hubs, the dispatcher center, and the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). In addition to the Loma Ridge prime site, the system also includes twenty-five remote tower sites to adequately penetrate the county’s geography.

 

Programming a scanner for use in Orange County should generally start with setting up this trunked radio system. Once this system is set up, add talkgroups by referencing the agency-specific talkgroup lists throughout this section. Each talkgroup operates primarily on a single “Cell” below, and care should be taken to associate desired talkgroups with the correct set of cell frequencies.

 

Important Note concerning Orange County Encryption

Nearly all of the law enforcement communications of Orange County and its municipalities are not only digital, but use encryption, which means they cannot be monitored by scanner listeners. Several modern scanners are capable of monitoring unencrypted digital communications, such as the digital technology used by the Los Angeles Police Department. No scanner can under any circumstances monitor encryption, like that of Orange County law enforcement. Digital modulation is not in itself designed to be secure and only require appropriate technology to monitor the communications. No “key” is required. But systems with encryption capabilities added to their digital modulation scheme require a “key” to decrypt the messages, and this key can be changed frequently as needed. Like encryption used by a financial institution with an internet presence, the “hacking” of encrypted radio systems is both unlawful and technologically impractical. As a result, no scanner capable of decoding encrypted communications can be expected in the future.

 

The Orange County Law Enforcement Red talkgroup (50720) is digital but not encrypted. Major incidents including vehicle pursuits and sigalerts can be monitored on a digital scanner on Red.

 

Digital Encrypted talkgroups (which cannot be monitored) are marked by the indicator [Dig-Enc]. The marking [Dig-P25] indicates APCO P25 digital talkgroups that do not use encryption and can be monitored using an appropriate digital scanner. The marking [Analog] indicates a talkgroup that is neither analog nor encrypted and can be monitored on any TrunkTracker scanner.

See the Southern California Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information, including frequencies, trunked talkgroups and fleetmaps, radio codes (10 codes), background information, PL tones (CTCSS tones), beat maps, zone maps, district maps and more.

Aliso Viejo LAW – Orange County Sheriff

  FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Anaheim Fire Department (“Station 66”)

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  NOR-DSP  2E  MetroNet N Dispatch (ANA/FUL/ORA/GGV)  [Analog]  TG: 3056 OC

  ANA-TAC  2F  Anaheim – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 400  OC

Anaheim Police Department (“Station 26”) 

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 52800  OC

Balboa See Newport Beach

Brea Fire Department (“Station 62”)

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  BRE-DSP  2A  Brea – Dispatch  [Analog]  TG: 496  OC

  BRE-TAC  2B  Brea – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 592  OC

Brea Police Department (“Station 22”) 

  Note:  Brea PD also provides contract service to the City of Yorba Linda

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 52960  OC

Buena Park   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Buena Park Police Department (“Station 23”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 53120  OC

Capistrano Beach – See Dana Point

Costa Mesa Fire Department (“Station 84”)

  South Cell Talkgroups – Use South Cell Frequencies

  COS-DSP  3A  Costa Mesa – Dispatch  [Analog]  TG: 720  OC

  COS-TAC  3B  Costa Mesa – Primary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 752  OC

Costa Mesa Police Department (“Station 44”) 

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 53280  OC

Cypress   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Cypress Police Department (“Station 36”) 

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 53440  OC

Dana Point  FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Eastlake  See Yorba Linda

El Toro See Lake Forest

Fountain Valley Fire Department (“Station 80”)

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  CEN-DSP  3F  MetroNet C Dispatch (FntnV/Hntgtn/Newpt)  [Analog]  TG: 3088 OC

  FVY-TAC  3G  Fountain Valley – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 880  OC

Fountain Valley Police Department (“Station 40”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 53600  OC

Fullerton Fire Department (“Station 64”)

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  NOR-DSP  2E  MetroNet N Dispatch (ANA/FUL/ORA/GGV)  [Analog]  TG: 3056 OC

  FUL-TAC  2G  Fullerton – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1040  OC

Fullerton Police Department (“Station 24”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 53760  OC

Freeway Service Patrol

  North  North (I-5 N of 55; All of 22, 57, 91)  [PL 162.2]  039.8600  R

  South  South (I-5 S of 55; All of 55, 73, 405)  [PL 162.2]  039.5200  R

Garden Grove Fire Department (“Station 72”)

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  NOR-DSP  2E  MetroNet N Dispatch (ANA/FUL/ORA/GGV)  [Analog]  TG: 3056 OC

  GGV-TAC  2H  Garden Grove – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1200  OC

Garden Grove Police Department (“Station 32”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 53920  OC

Huntington Beach Fire Department (“Station 82”)

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  CEN-DSP  3F  MetroNet C Dispatch (FntnV/Hntgtn/Newpt)  [Analog]  TG: 3088 OC

  HTB-TAC  3H  Huntington Beach – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1360  OC

Huntington Beach Lifeguards

  AQUA-1  Primary Operations  [Dig-P25]  TG: 47200  OC

Huntington Beach Police Department (“Station 42”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 54080  OC

Irvine Police Department (“Station 39”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 54240  OC

La Habra Fire Department

  Note:  Now Served by Los Angeles County Fire Department as Stations 191, 192, 193

  Blue 1  County Fire – Response – South (+ Cat Island)  [No PL]  470.5625 R

  Blue 8  County FireDispatch – Countywide  [No PL]  470.5375  R

  TAC 21  County Fire – Fireground  [PL 151.4]  154.0700  S

La Habra Police Department

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 54560  OC

La Palma   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

La Palma Police Department (“Station 37”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 54720  OC

Laguna Beach Fire Department

  Laguna Cell Talkgroups – Use Laguna Cell Frequencies (5H is simulcast on South Cell)

  LAB-DSP  5G  Laguna Beach – Dispatch & Primary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1680 OC

  LAB-TAC  5H  Laguna Beach – Secondary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1712  OC

Laguna Beach Lifeguards

  AQUA-1  Primary Operations  [Dig-P25]  TG: 47232  OC

Laguna Beach Police Department

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 54400  OC

Laguna Niguel   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Las Flores See Rancho Santa Margarita

Los Alamitos   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Los Alamitos Police Department (“Station 48”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 54880  OC

 

MetroNet North – North Cities FIRE DISPATCH

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  BRE-DSP  2A  Brea – Dispatch  [Analog]  TG: 496  OC

  BRE-TAC  2B  Brea – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 592  OC

  LHB-DSP  2C  La Habra – Dispatch & Primary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1520  OC

  NOR-DSP  2E  MetroNet N Dispatch (ANA/FUL/ORA/GGV)  [Analog]  TG: 3056 OC

  ANA-TAC  2F  Anaheim – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 400  OC

  FUL-TAC  2G  Fullerton – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1040  OC

  GGV-TAC  2H  Garden Grove – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1200  OC

  ORG-TAC  2I  Orange – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 2000  OC

See the Southern California Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information, including frequencies, trunked talkgroups and fleetmaps, radio codes (10 codes), background information, PL tones (CTCSS tones), beat maps, zone maps, district maps and more.

MetroNet Central – Central & South Cities FIRE DISPATCH

  South Cell Talkgroups – Use South Cell Frequencies

  COS-DSP  3A  Costa Mesa – Dispatch  [Analog]  TG: 720  OC

  COS-TAC  3B  Costa Mesa – Primary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 752  OC

  STA-DSP  3C  Santa Ana – Dispatch  [Analog]  TG: 2224  OC

  STA-TAC  3D  Santa Ana – Primary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 2256  OC

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  CEN-DSP  3F  MetroNet C Dispatch (FntnV/Hntgtn/Newpt)  [Analog]  TG: 3088 OC

  FVY-TAC  3G  Fountain Valley – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 880  OC

  HTB-TAC  3H  Huntington Beach – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1360  OC

  NPB-TAC  3I  Newport Beach – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1840  OC

  Laguna Cell Talkgroups – Use Laguna Cell Frequencies

  LAB-DSP  5G  Laguna Beach – Dispatch & Primary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1680 OC

  LAB-TAC  5H  Laguna Beach – Secondary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1712  OC

 

Mission Viejo   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Monarch Beach – See Dana Point

Newport Beach Fire Department (“Station 83”)

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  CEN-DSP  3F  MetroNet C Dispatch (FntnV/Hntgtn/Newpt)  [Analog]  TG: 3088 OC

  NPB-TAC  3I  Newport Beach – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 1840  OC

Newport Beach Lifeguards

  AQUA-1  Primary Operations  [Dig-P25]  TG: 47264  OC

Newport Beach Police Department (“Station 43”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 55040  OC

Northwood See Irvine

Olinda  See Brea

Orange (city) Fire Department (“Station 73”)

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  NOR-DSP  2E  MetroNet N Dispatch (ANA/FUL/ORA/GGV)  [Analog]  TG: 3056 OC

  ORG-TAC  2I  Orange – Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 2000  OC

Orange (city) Police Department (“Station 33”)

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 55200  OC

Orange County Lifeguards

  AQUA-1  Primary Operations  [Dig-P25]  TG: 47328  OC

 

Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) XE "Orange County Fire Authority"

  Countywide Cell Talkgroups – Use Countywide Cell Frequencies

  CMD1-4  4C  Command – Divisions 1 & 4  [Analog]  TG: 2704  OC

  DIV-1  4D  Tactical – Division 1 Primary  [Analog]  TG: 2736  OC

  DIV-4  4E  Tactical – Division 4 Primary  [Analog]  TG: 2768  OC

  SEA1-4  4F  Tactical – Divisions 1 & 4 Seasonal  [Analog]  TG: 2800  OC

  AIR-SPT  5A  Air Support  [Analog]  TG: 2832  OC

  ORC-DSP  5B  Fire Dispatch  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

  CMD 2-3  5C  Command – Divisions 2 & 3  [Analog]  TG: 2896  OC

  DIV-2  5D  Tactical – Division 2 Primary  [Analog]  TG: 2928  OC

  DIV-3  5E  Tactical – Division 3 Primary  [Analog]  TG: 2960  OC

See the Southern California Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information, including frequencies, trunked talkgroups and fleetmaps, radio codes (10 codes), background information, PL tones (CTCSS tones), beat maps, zone maps, district maps and more.

 Orange County Sheriff’s Department

  Orange County Sheriff provides law enforcement services to all unincorporated areas of the county. OCSD provides law enforcement services on a contract basis to the following cities:  Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton, Villa Park

 

  Yellow 1  Dispatch – North  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 57600  OC

  Yellow 2  Dispatch – Southwest  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 57632  OC

  Yellow 3  Dispatch – Southeast  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 57664  OC

  Yellow 4  Dispatch – South Coast  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 57696  OC

  Yellow 5  Special Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 57728  OC

  Yellow 6  Dispatch – Harbor Patrol  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 57760  OC

  Yellow 7  Dispatch – John Wayne Airport (SNA)  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 57760  OC

 

Placentia   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Placentia Police Department

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 55360  OC

Portola Hills See Lake Forest

San Clemente   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

San Clemente Lifeguards

  AQUA-1  Primary Operations  [Dig-P25]  TG: 47296  OC

San Juan Capistrano   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Santa Ana Fire Department

  South Cell Talkgroups – Use South Cell Frequencies

  STA-DSP  3C  Santa Ana – Dispatch  [Analog]  TG: 2224  OC

  STA-TAC  3D  Santa Ana – Primary Tactical  [Analog]  TG: 2256  OC

Santa Ana Police Department

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 55520  OC

Seal Beach   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Seal Beach Lifeguards

  AQUA-1  Primary Operations  [Dig-P25]  TG: 47328  OC

Seal Beach Police Department

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 55680  OC

Stanton   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Turtle Rock See Irvine

Tustin   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Tustin Police Department  [PL 103.5]  460.3250

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 55840  OC

Westminster   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Westminster Police Department  [PL 173.8]  460.2500

  Green 1  Dispatch & Primary Operations  [Dig-Enc]  TG: 56000  OC

Woodbridge See Irvine

 

Yorba Linda   FIRE – See Orange County Fire Authority  [Analog]  TG: 2672  OC

Yorba Linda Police Department: Contract with Brea PD

See the Southern California Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information, including frequencies, trunked talkgroups and fleetmaps, radio codes (10 codes), background information, PL tones (CTCSS tones), beat maps, zone maps, district maps and more.

Miscellaneous / Airports / Amateur Radio

Federal Government / Hotels & Country Clubs / Industries & Manufacturing

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

See the Southern California Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information, including frequencies, trunked talkgroups and fleetmaps, radio codes (10 codes), background information, PL tones (CTCSS tones), beat maps, zone maps, district maps and more.



 
 

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