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OC Transpo Radio Frequency & Radio Codes

Here is a list radio frequency that OC Transpo uses for their dispatch. Bus operators will only be able to hear from channels 1 through 6. 

Channel Frequency Description
1 411.1250 Main Channel (default channel)
2 412.1500 Booking and Garage Dispatcher Channel
3 410.7875 Select Channel for mainline routes using Rideau St (see Note), Kanata Local, and Pinecrest Garage Rush Hour Trippers.

This channel also include route 105(?).

Note: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7.

4 411.4375 Select Channel for mainline routes using Elgin St (see Note), Ottawa East/Gloucester, Ottawa South/South Keys Local, Merivale Garage Rush Hour Trippers, and standby extras.

This channel also includes routes 306 and 316.

Note: 6, 14, 16, and 18.

5 410.3875 Select Channel for mainline crosstown non-Transitway routes (see Note), Nepean Local, Barrhaven Local, and St. Laurent South Garage Rush Hour Trippers.

This channel also includes route 5

Note: 8, 85, 111, 116, 117, and 118.

6 411.9375 Select Channel for mainline Transitway routes/high speed long-distance routes (see Note),  Orleans local, and St. Laurent North Garage Rush Hour Trippers.

This channel also includes route 180(?).

Note: 87, 95, 96, 97, and 99 (runs that interline with route 152).

7 410.1375 Supervisors Channel
8 410.6375 Service Truck
9 411.6375 Security Channel
10 410.7500 St. Laurent Tunnel
11 411.4875 Para Transpo
12 410.2875 Para Transpo

Radio Codes are used when there are certain situation that is happening. Here are a list that I have heard so far.

Code What for Description
1 Emergency


Operators on their select channel says their run number then code 1 and gives the description of the emergency situation to dispatcher.

3 Breakdown


Operators on their select channel says their run number then code 3 and gives a description about their problem with the vehicle. Code 3 is a no-go condition, if it is minor, the it would be a Code 5

5 Minor-Breadown


Operators on their select channel says their run number then code 3 and gives a description about their problem with the vehicle. Code 5 is used when the is a minor-breadown which the bus can operate without causing a safety concern. Example such as destination sign not working, transfer machine not working or out of paper etc...


6 Information
Operators on their select channel says their run number then code 6. This code is used when a custumer asks how to get to a destination when the bus operator doesn't know the answer. The operator calls in and the person from Trip Planning will try to answer the question with the most convenient route connections

7 Shift Sign-in


When a operator (relief operator) takes over the vehicle, he/she will go to their select channel say their run number and say code 7. After when control responds, the operator will say his operator badge number and their vehicle fleet number.

50 General Announcement


A control will give any announcement when needed. Such as traffic problems, detours etc... Code 50 would be heard on Channel 1 oppose to their select channel.


Sunday, October 17, 2004 07:33:43 PM