Tahoe National Forest Radio Frequencies
Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol (TBSP) Radios
Order Abbrev. Channel Name and Tones Description BK
CH #
1st TBSP Tahoe NF Local Within a patrol. All areas. 5
2nd GRVAL-T1 Tahoe NF Net [tone 1 at (Mt. Rose]:
USFS dispatcher in Grass Valley, CA.
All normal communications with the Forest 2
3rd GRVAL-T5 Tahoe NF Net [tone 5 at Grouse Ridge]:
USFS dispatcher in Grass Valley
Service by Patrols operating in California 2
4th GRVAL-T6 Tahoe NF Net [tone 6 at Babbit Peak]:
USFS dispatcher in Grass Valley
5th GRVAL-T7 Tahoe NF Net [tone 6 at Squaw Peak] 2
6th MINDN-T1 Humboldt-Toiyabe NF Net [tone 1 at Slide Mt.]:
USFS dispatcher in Minden, NV.
All comm with Forest Service by patrols operating in NV (Tahoe Meadows). 8
7th LTBMU-T6 Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit (LTBMU) Net
[tone 6 at Babbit Peak]
Backup for BK Ch. 8 6
8th GRT_RACE TNSAR - Placer Search and Rescue (SAR) Repeater, Mt. Pluto Other rescue agency 9
9th CDF-T7 CDF Truckee Fire Net
[Tone 7 at Donner Pk]
10th WFIRE-1 White Fire I Other rescue agency, helicopter.
11th WFIRE-2 White Fire II Other rescue agency, helicopter.
12th WFIRE-3 White Fire III Outside rescue agency,helicopter. 11
13th NOAA Weather 14
NU Tahoe NF Fire Net [tones 1,5,6,7] By permission only 1
NU Donner Summit Fire Dept. (DSFD) Net 3
NU Donner Summit Fire Dept. (DSFD) Local 4
NU Calif. Dept. of Forestry (CDF) Net
[tones 6,7]
NU Search and Rescue (SAR)
(Washoe Red)
During SAR missions only. 12
NU Search and Rescue (SAR)
(Washoe Orange/Placer)
During SAR missions only. 13
Abbreviations: NU = Not Used, CP= Castle Peak, TM = Tahoe Meadows, GR = Great Race, BK = Bendix King, TNSAR= Tahoe Nordic, SAR, SAR = Search and Rescue, NF= National Forest
See Also:
US Forest Service Region 5 Frequencies at ScanCal.org
Nevada County Radio Frequency Reference at RadioReference.com
Placer County Radio Frequency Reference at RadioReference.com
California Dept. of Forestry Frequencies
Emergency Services and Law Enforcement telephone numbers
Map with counties

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