Here’s a list of local emergency frequencies from Radio Shack in Hood River.
Here’s a listing of emergency radio frequencies from RadioReference.com
And from Les Penney:
Here are some frequencies to load into your scanner.
- 159.375 DNR repeater on Mount Defiance
- 154.130 Klickitat County repeater
- 153.770 Klickitat County repeater
These three repeaters should keep you informed but not overloaded.
Radio communications refer to longitude and latitude. This can be plugged into Google Maps. Here are instructions on how to enter longitude and latitude. And here’s an example.
Buying a Scanner
The following information comes from Robert Allen Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management Operations Manager. (2013)
Mr. See, if you are planning to purchase a police scanner for monitoring radio traffic, you need to ensure that the scanner is VHF narrowband (12.5 KHz) capable. Narrowband frequencies will have four digits to the right side of the decimal, wideband frequencies only have 3, 154.1300 is a narrowband frequency and 154.130 is a wideband frequency. The you will be able to receive current wideband (25 KHz) radio frequencies until they are no longer in use. You will also have the capability to pick up the FCC mandated narrowband frequencies that we will be using by year-end, this year.
How To Decode What You Hear
FD3 Husum/Cherry Lane
FD14 High Prairie
FD16 White Salmon