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Dolores County Sheriff and Fire

(((Stereo Feed))) Left = Colorado State DTRS,*** Right = All other frequencies. Includes Dove Creek Fire and EMS, Montezuma County SO and EMS, Cortez PD, San Jaun County (Utah) SO and EMS, SE Utah Highway Patrol, and SW Colorado State Patrol.
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Feed Notes

This feed covers Dolores County Colorado, Montezuma County Colorado, and San Juan County Utah.

This is a stereo feed, with the Colorado State DTRS (800MHz APCO-25 Digital Statewide) in the left channel, and all other frequencies in the right channel. The Digital system is being run by 2 Pro-197 scanners and utilizing Pro96Com as a controller, encryption filter, and prioritizer. The right channel is using yet another Pro-197 scanner, allowing CTCSS filtering and enabling digital decoding on the increasingly common dual-use (FM & Digital) channels.

Here's a mostly complete list of the agencies that you'll be able to hear on this feed: (Also some help with identifying units and such)

DOLORES COUNTY, COLORADO: (Dispatch = Dove Creek)
Dolores County Sheriff (Dolores County 1, Dolores County 2, etc)
Dove Creek Fire (Unit #'s beginning with a 6, i.e. Brush 62 or Fire 600)
Dove Creek Ambulance
Rico Fire & Rescue (Unit numbers beginning in 9)

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO: (Dispatch = Cortez)
Pleasant View Fire & Rescue (Unit numbers beginning in 5)
Lewis-Arriola Fire & Rescue (Unit numbers beginning in 4)
Dolores Fire & Rescue (Unit numbers beginning in 8 )
Cortez Fire & Rescue (Unit numbers beginning in 1)
Mancos Fire & Rescue (Unit numbers beginning in 3)
Montezuma County Sheriff (Unit numbers beginning with "MC")
Cortez City Police (Unit numbers beginning in "Lobo" or "S")
Southwest Ambulance (Medic units)

STATE/FEDERAL AGENCIES:
Colorado State Patrol (mainly 5A, but also 5C & others) (Dispatch = Montrose)
Utah Highway Patrol, SE section (Dispatch = Price, numeric unit numbers)
Colorado Division of Wildlife (Dispatch = Montrose on CSP 5A)
Colorado Department of Transportation (Snowplows) (Alphanumeric unit numbers, like 3J3 or 3J20-01)
US Bureau of Land Management
US Forest Service
Parks - Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, Arches, Canyonlands, Natural Bridges

SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH: (Dispatch = San Juan)
San Juan County Sheriff (Unit numbers under 35 beginning with 1Z, 2Z, and 3Z, ie 1Z12 or 3Z30 )
San Juan County EMS (High 1Z numbers, mainly in the 500's, ie 1Z502)
Monticello Ambulance, Fire, & Rescue
Blanding Ambulance, Fire, & Rescue
Bluff Ambulance, Fire, & Rescue
Montezuma Creek Ambulance, Fire, & Rescue
La Sal Fire & Rescue

There is a wide variety of agencies that come and go on the digital system, but the prioritization through Pro96Com allows those non-local groups to only be active when there is no local traffic. It is common to hear Durango PD and San Miguel SO at various times. Also note that many of the local agencies use BOTH VHF and 800 digital.

Current antenna configuration is as follows: The 800MHz digital system is currently using a 12 element 850MHz tuned Yagi antenna, with an Antronix ARA4-8 drop-amp/splitter, and the other scanner is using a Antennacraft Scantenna.

On occasion, especially during major local events (fires, severe accidents, severe weather), the scanners will get locked on a single channel for better monitoring of the ongoing event.

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