The “Standard Load”

What is a "Standard Load"?

The Standard Load is a collection of radio frequencies organized into groups for loading into your radios.  The intention is that you would load the same set of frequencies into the same numbered memory channels in each radio so that you are not fiddling around in an urgent situation trying to figure out what frequency you should be using.

Salt Lake County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) has put together a Standard Load for use within the county.  The list is broken up into sections for ease of use and the most important/most used frequencies are located earlier in the list to support radios with a limited number of memory locations.

What do I do with it?

You should program your radios with the frequencies listed.  You should also print out copies of the list to keep with your "go kit" (if you have one).  Included in the file are a "condensed" version suitable for printing on cards and laminating that can be kept in your glove compartment or somewhere else convenient (it's a good idea to also put together a simplified programming guide for your radio(s) and keep that with the printed out list of frequencies).

What Are the Sections?

The first two sections are "User Defined," indicating that it is for your own individual set of frequencies.  This section is further divided into personal (channels 1-25) and club (26-40) parts.  Each club that is participating will identify their own "club" frequencies.  The third section is defined for the SAFE Neighborhood frequencies (41-71) and is intended to be used in support of that program.  The fourth section (72-75) is for the Salt Lake County ARES designated frequencies.  The fifth section (76-81) includes several local connections to wide-area repeater networks (Intertie, Sinbad).  The sixth section (82-96) defines frequencies for use in each community or city within the county and is intended to support inter-city communications as needed.  The seventh section (97-99)  is for RACES frequencies.  The eighth section (100-105) includes national and state-level frequencies, including the national calling frequencies.  The ninth section (106-111) is a listing of frequencies used by portable repeaters that may be deployed into various locations.  The tenth section (112-119) is for LDS ERC frequencies.  The eleventh section (120-127) lists EOC frequencies for ARES use.  The twelfth section (128) is the NOAA weather frequency and completes the first part of the load, intended for use in radios with a limited number of memory locations (up to 128).

The thirteenth section (129-140) is a collection of hospital frequencies for ARES use.  The fourteenth section (141-150) is for packet radio frequencies.  The fifteenth section (151-155) is a collection of Utah Highway Patrol frequencies (for monitoring only).  The sixteenth section (156-168) is a set of digital frequencies (DSTAR, System Fusion, and DMR).  The seventeenth section (169-180) is for the repeaters in the Intermountain Intertie.  The eighteenth section (181-187) is additional NOAA frequencies for surrounding areas.  The nineteenth and final section (188-217) is for FRS and GMRS frequencies (for monitoring only).

Club Frequencies

MARC has defined several frequencies for the club section.  These include the Ensign Peak repeater that we use for our Sunday nets, the MARC 1.25m repeater, the three frequencies we use for our pre-meeting "check-in" nets (2m simplex, 1.25m simplex, and our club repeater), a simplex frequency assigned for Murray City interaction (used for Murray City events), and several repeaters that are frequently used in the Murray area (the Farnsworth "62" and Intertie machines, Curry and Butterfield Peak repeaters, the Nelson Peak IRLP node typically connected to the Western Reflector, and the Huntsman Center repeater).

How do I Get my Radio Programmed?

As they become available, we will upload files for Chirp, RT Systems, and a DMR Codeplug.  You can also bring your radio and programming cable to a club meeting and someone will help you (it would be a good idea to let us know what radio you have and that you are bringing it... you can do that with the Comment Form).  If you're in a hurry and can't figure it out (or don't have the equipment required), contact the club and we will figure out some way to get your radio programmed.

So Where do I Get It?

  • The Standard Load is distributed as an Excel workbook.
  • There is also a PDF file of the main table.
  • There is also a CSV export of the main table.
  • This is a CHIRP compatible CSV file (read from your radio first [or open an existing image file], then import this file; do not open it directly and try to write it to a radio)

Additional formats will be uploaded here as they become available.

Other Resources

Here are some links to other club's versions of the Standard Load (note, these may be out of date):

SLCo ARES Standard Load Mar 2021 MARC

Salt Lake County ARES Standard Load with Murray Amateur Radio Club additions
March 2021 Edition
26147.160147.760PlusMARC-PRI2mTone127.3Murray Amateur Radio Club 2m PrimaryClub Use
27223.960222.360MinusMARC-FDTone103.5MARC - 220 RPTR MURRAY FD
28146.440146.440MARC-2mSMARC-2m Simplex
29223.440223.440MARC-22SMARC-220 Simplex
30224.640223.040MinusMARC-SamTone156.7Sammie's 220 Repeater
32146.620146.020MinusFarnsworthFarnsworth Peak Repeater
33147.120147.720PlusIntertieTone100Farnsworth Peak Repeater Intertie
34440.???445.???Plusmarc440Tone100MARC 440 REPEATER
35447.900442.900MinusCurry PkTone114.8Curry Peak
36147.140147.740PlusButrfld PkTone127.3Butterfield Peak
37449.425444.425MinusNelsn PkTone100Nelson Peak - Linked to Western Reflector
38146.740146.140MinusHuntsmanTone114.8Huntsman Cancer Inst (Lnked to 448.100)
DO NOT MODIFY!!41438.200438.200SimplexSAF_1NoneAltaSAFE Neighborhood - JIT Kit
42438.150438.150SimplexSAF_2NoneAlta / Big Cottonwood / Copperton Metro Township / Granite (Unicorpporated) / Parley's Canyon Southwest
45145.550145.550SimplexSAF_5NoneCottonwood Heights
46439.325439.325SimplexSAF_6NoneCottonwood Heights
58448.525443.525MinusSAF_18Tone100Salt Lake City / Emigration Canyon
59147.500147.500SimplexSAF_19NoneSalt Lake City / Emigration Canyon
60147.140147.740PlusSAF_20Tone127.3Sandy / Sandy Hills / White City Metro Township / Willow Canyon / Willow Creek
61438.925438.925SimplexSAF_21NoneSandy / Sandy Hills / White City Metro Township / Willow Canyon / Willow Creek
62447.900442.900MinusSAF_22Tone114.8South Jordan
63145.510145.510SimplexSAF_23NoneSouth Jordan
64447.700442.700MinusSAF_24Tone100South Salt Lake
65439.150439.150SimplexSAF_25NoneSouth Salt Lake
68145.730145.730SimplexSAF_28NoneWest Jordan
69147.580147.580SimplexSAF_29NoneWest Jordan / West Valley City
70448.800443.800MinusSAF_30Tone100West Valley City
72146.700146.100MinusARES_1Tone100SLCo ARES Primary (Ensign Peak)SLCo ARES
73146.880146.280MinusARES_2Tone88.5SLCo ARES Secondary (SLCC Redwood)
74147.540147.540SimplexARES_3NoneSLCo ARES Primary Simplex
76146.620146.020Minus62_RptNoneNorthern Utah Communications (Wide Area Monitoring)Misc.
77147.120147.720PlusFrnTieTone100Intertie Farnsworth Peak Linked to 147.180 (Wide Area Monitoring)
78147.180147.780PlusHdnTieTone100Intertie Hidden Peak Linked to 147.120 (Wide Area Monitoring)
79147.080147.680PlusSinbadTone77Sinbad Repeater System Lake Mountain North (Wide Area Monitoring)
80448.150443.150Minus6m LnkTone127.3Farnsworth Peak (Linked to 53.150 MHz optional 146.2 Hz)
81447.525442.525MinusSLCWxTone107.2National Wx Service Repeater (Plays NOAA alerts)
82446.700441.700MinusCITY_1Tone100Bluffdale RepeaterCity
83145.550145.550SimplexCITY_2NoneCottonwood Heights
86146.740146.140MinusCITY_5Tone114.8Millcreek (U of U Hospital Repeater)
87147.160147.760PlusCITY_6Tone127.3Murray City
88223.960222.360MinusCITY_7Tone103.5Murray City
90448.525443.525MinusCITY_9Tone100Salt Lake City
91147.140147.740PlusCITY10Tone127.3Sandy Area
92447.900442.900MinusCITY11Tone114.8South Jordan
93447.700442.700MinusCITY12Tone100South Salt Lake
94146.740146.140MinusCITY13Tone114.8Taylorsville (U of U Hospital Repeater)
95145.730145.730SimplexCITY14West Jordan
96448.800443.800MinusCITY15Tone100West Valley City
97146.940146.340MinusRACES1Tone88.5RACES Primary RepeaterRACES
98147.060147.660PlusRACES2RACES Secondary Repeater
99146.440146.440SimplexRACES3NoneRACES Primary Simplex
100146.520146.520SimplexNAT146NoneNational 2 Meter Calling Freq.Ntnl / State
101223.500223.500SimplexNAT220NoneNational 1.25 Meter Calling Freq.
102446.000446.000SimplexNAT446NoneNational 70 cm Calling Freq.
103144.390144.390SimplexAPRSNoneNational APRS (Simplex)
105447.850447.850SimplexState2NoneStatewide (Wasatch Front)
106448.000443.000MinusPort_1Tone127.3SLCoARES Portable RepeaterPortable
107145.410144.810MinusPort_2Tone100Emergency/Testing Only Non-Protected Tone Required
109447.175442.175MinusPort_4NoneStatewide Port. Reptr (12V DC)
110449.250444.250MinusPort_5Tone100Emergency/Testing Non-Protected Tone Required
112147.520147.520SimplexERC_1NoneERC Sandy LDS StorehouseLDS ERC
113449.725444.725MinusERC_2Tone151.4ERC SLC LDS Storehouse (Butterfield Pk)
114145.450144.850MinusERC_3Tone100LDS Welfare Sq. (Butterfield Peak)
115448.425443.425MinusERC_4Tone100SLCoARES TacNet Downtown
116146.960146.360MinusERC_5Tone100Davis County ERC (Francis Peak)
117448.875443.875MinusERC_6Tone100Lehi Bishop's Storehouse (ERC Link To Utah County)
118147.020147.620PlusERC_7Tone100UTCoARES TacNet (West Mnt) (Link to Utah County ERC)
120145.530145.530SimplexEOC_1NoneSLCo ARESEOC
121147.460147.460SimplexEOC_2NoneSLCo ARES
122438.175438.175SimplexEOC_3NoneSLCo ARES
123449.150444.150MinusEOC_4Tone100SLCo ARES
124449.500444.500MinusEOC_5Tone100SLCo ARES
125445.100445.100SimplexEOC_6NoneMurray 220 Repeater Link (Future)
126448.450443.450MinusEOC_7Tone100Red Cross Net When Activated (Ensign Peak)
128162.550162.550Rx ONLYWxSLCNOAA SLCWx
129145.190144.590MinusHOSP_1Tone123IHC Hosp. Little Farnsworth Pk.Hospital
130448.400443.400MinusHOSP_2NoneIHC Hospital Intermountain Ridge
131448.550443.550MinusHOSP_3Tone100IHC - West Valley Lake Park Blvd
132447.250442.250MinusHOSP_4Tone100SLCoARES IMED TacNet
133146.840146.240MinusHOSP_5NoneSLCoARES Jordan Valley Hosp.
134224.780223.180MinusHOSP_6Tone100Jordan Valley Hosp. Linked to 146.840
135447.025442.025MinusHOSP_7Tone100SLCoARES Alternate Msg Handling
136146.420146.420SimplexHOSP_8NoneSLCoARES Alternate Msg Handling
137146.740146.140MinusHOSP_9Tone114.8U of U Hospital (Linked to 448.100)
138448.100443.100MinusHOSP10Tone114.8U of U Hospital (Linked to 146.740)
ADDITIONAL FREQUENCIES141145.050145.050SimplexPAC_1NonePacket SLCoARES SL CountyPacket Radio
142145.010145.010SimplexPAC_2NonePacket SLCoARES Outside of SLC
143144.910144.910SimplexPAC_3NonePacket Rural Wasatch Front (AZ.25)
144144.950144.950SimplexPAC_4NonePacket SLCo West Valley Node (Also VARA)
145144.970144.970SimplexPAC_5NonePacket Davis Co
146145.030145.030SimplexPAC_6NonePacket Utah Co
147145.070145.070SimplexPAC_7NonePacket Davis Co
148145.090145.090SimplexPAC_8NonePacket Tooele Co
149144.990144.990SimplexPAC_9NoneBackhaul node for SLCoARES (Future)
151154.905Rx OnlyUHPSLCUHP - SLCoUHP
152155.505Rx OnlyUHP 2UHP - Interagency (State Wide)
153155.745Rx OnlyUHPC2CUHP - Car to Car
156145.150145.150SimplexDSTAR1NoneIHC Hosp Murray Mod CDigital
157447.950447.950SimplexDSTAR2NoneIHC Hosp Murray Mod B
158145.125145.125SimplexDSTAR3NoneD-STAR Farns. Pk
159448.075448.075SimplexDSTAR4NoneD-STAR Link to Internet Farns. Pk.
160448.525443.525MinusFUSN_1Tone100Ensign Peak
161146.940146.340MinusFUSN_2Tone88.5Farnsworth Pk.
162447.500442.500MinusFUSN_3Tone110.9Sandy (Need to be verified)
163447.750442.750MinusFUSN_4Tone100W. Jordan (Need to be verified)
164449.150444.150MinusFUSN_5Tone100Farnsworth Pk.
165447.9375442.9375MinusDMR-1Salt Lake DMR (N6DVZ) CC1
166448.2250443.2250MinusDMR-2Taylorsville (KF7KGN) CC1
169147.020147.620PlusBearLkTone100Bear Lake Repeater on Intermountain IntertieIntertie
170146.800146.200MinusBlwhrdPkTone100Blowhard Peak Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
171147.120147.720PlusFrnswthPTone100Farnsworth Peak Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
172146.940146.340MinusFriscoPkTone100Frisco Peak Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
173147.180147.780PlusHiddenPkTone100Hidden Peak Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
174145.270144.670MinusLevan PkTone103.5Levan Peak Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
175146.840146.240MinusMonroePkTone100Monroe Peak Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
176449.650444.650MinusMtPisgahTone100Mt. Pisgah Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
177448.600443.600MinusNavajoMtTone100Navajo Mountain Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
178146.960146.360MinusNavajoMtTone100Navajo Mountain 2nd Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
179145.270144.670MinusScotsHilTone100Scott's Hill Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
180146.820146.220MinusUtahHillTone100Utah Hill Repeater on Intermountain Intertie
184162.500Rx ONLYWxBearLkNOAA Bear Lake
185162.400Rx ONLYWxCdrCtyNOAA Cedar City
186162.475Rx ONLYWxStGrgeNOAA St. George
187162.425Rx ONLYWxMantiNOAA Manti
THESE ARE RX ONLY FREQUENCIES! This is for Informational Purposes ONLY
189462.5875Rx ONLYFR/GM2FRS CH 2 (2W) / GMRS CH 2 (5W) - Rx ONLY!
190462.6125Rx ONLYFR/GM3FRS CH 3 (2W) / GMRS CH 3 (5W) - Rx ONLY!
191462.6375Rx ONLYFR/GM4FRS CH 4 (2W) / GMRS CH 4 (5W) - Rx ONLY!
192462.6625Rx ONLYFR/GM5FRS CH 5 (2W) / GMRS CH 5 (5W) - Rx ONLY!
193462.6875Rx ONLYFR/GM6FRS CH 6 (2W) / GMRS CH 6 (5W) - Rx ONLY!
194462.7125Rx ONLYFR/GM7FRS CH 7 (2W) / GMRS CH 7 (5W) - Rx ONLY!
195467.5625Rx ONLYFR/GM8FRS CH 8 (0.5W) / GMRS CH 8 (0.5W) - Rx ONLY!
196467.5875Rx ONLYFR/GM9FRS CH 9 (0.5W) / GMRS CH 9 (0.5W) - Rx ONLY!
197467.6125Rx ONLYFRGM10FRS CH 10 (0.5W) / GMRS CH 10 (0.5W) - Rx ONLY!
198467.6375Rx ONLYFRGM11FRS CH 11 (0.5W) / GMRS CH 11 (0.5W) - Rx ONLY!
199467.6625Rx ONLYFRGM12FRS CH 12 (0.5W) / GMRS CH 12 (0.5W) - Rx ONLY!
200467.6875Rx ONLYFRGM13FRS CH 13 (0.5W) / GMRS CH 13 (0.5W) - Rx ONLY!
201467.7125Rx ONLYFRGM14FRS CH 14 (0.5W) / GMRS CH 14 (0.5W) - Rx ONLY!
202462.5500Rx ONLYFRGM15FRS CH 15 (2W) / GMRS CH 15 (50W) - Rx ONLY!
203462.5750Rx ONLYFRGM16FRS CH 16 (2W) / GMRS CH 16 (50W) - Rx ONLY!
204462.6000Rx ONLYFRGM17FRS CH 17 (2W) / GMRS CH 17 (50W) - Rx ONLY!
205462.6250Rx ONLYFRGM18FRS CH 18 (2W) / GMRS CH 18 (50W) - Rx ONLY!
206462.6500Rx ONLYFRGM19FRS CH 19 (2W) / GMRS CH 19 (50W) - Rx ONLY!
207462.6750Rx ONLYFRGM20FRS CH 20 (2W) / GMRS CH 20 (50W) - Rx ONLY!
208462.7000Rx ONLYFRGM21FRS CH 21 (2W) / GMRS CH 21 (50W) - Rx ONLY!
209462.7250Rx ONLYFRGM22FRS CH 22 (2W) / GMRS CH 22 (50W) - Rx ONLY!
210467.5500Rx ONLYGMRS23GMRS CH 23 (50W - Repeater Input) - Rx ONLY!
211467.5450Rx ONLYGMRS24GMRS CH 24 (50W - Repeater Input) - Rx ONLY!
212467.6000Rx ONLYGMRS25GMRS CH 25 (50W - Repeater Input) - Rx ONLY!
213467.6250Rx ONLYGMRS26GMRS CH 26 (50W - Repeater Input) - Rx ONLY!
214467.6500Rx ONLYGMRS27GMRS CH 27 (50W - Repeater Input) - Rx ONLY!
215467.6750Rx ONLYGMRS28GMRS CH 28 (50W - Repeater Input) - Rx ONLY!
216467.7000Rx ONLYGMRS29GMRS CH 29 (50W - Repeater Input) - Rx ONLY!
217467.7250Rx ONLYGMRS30GMRS CH 30 (50W - Repeater Input) - Rx ONLY!