Division of Technology

SC Mutual Aid Talkgroups and Channels

To support statewide interoperability, all users of the South Carolina Palmetto 800 Network are required to have all Regional Mutual Aid, Statewide Mutual Aid, Itinerant Tactical (8TAC) and South Carolina Tactical (8SCTAC) talkgroups/channels pre-programmed into their 800 MHz radios. Law Enforcement Agencies should also include the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Talkgroups.

REGIONAL MUTUAL AID TALKGROUPS NAME HP TROOP
CALLING CHANNEL SCCALL Statewide
REGION 1 COMMON
Counties: Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Lee Sumter, Clarendon
REG01 Troop #1
REGION 2 COMMON
Counties: Abbeville, Laurens, Greenwood, Newberry, Saluda, Edgefield, McCormick
REG02 Troop #2
REGION 3 COMMON
Counties: Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee
REG03 Troop #3
REGION 4 COMMON
Counties: York, Cherokee, Union, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield, Chesterfield
REG04 Troop #4
REGION 5 COMMON
Counties: Marlboro, Darlington, Florence, Dillon, Marion, Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg
REG05 Troop #5
REGION 6 COMMON
Counties: Colleton, Jasper, Beaufort, Berkeley, Dorchester, Charleston
REG06 Troop #6
REGION 7 COMMON
Counties: Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale, Hampton, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Calhoun
REG07 Troop #7
REGION 8 COMMON
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with EMD/DTO/Motorola).
REG08 Assignable
REGION 9 COMMON
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with EMD/DTO/Motorola).
REG09 Assignable
REGION 10 COMMON
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with EMD/DTO/Motorola).
REG10 Assignable
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Sites for Regional talkgroups conform to the South Carolina Highway Patrol Troops and monitored by Highway Patrol.

DYNAMIC REGROUPING NAME
DYNAMIC REGROUPING DYN REG

Dyn Reg should be channel 16 in Zone 1 of your radio. Dynamic Regrouping allows Motorola to remotely create or assign any talkgroup to the Dyn Reg channel in your radio. When responding to a regional or statewide emergency, an agency can notify Motorola of the radio IDs it is sending to assist in the emergency and Motorola can then assign the talkgroup being utilized at the emergency to the Dyn Reg channel in the radio. This feature offers tremendous flexibility and interoperability capabilities to our statewide system. It is highly recommended that this feature be programmed in to all radios with access to the statewide system.

STATEWIDE MUTUAL AID TALKGROUPS NAME
SC CALLING CHANNEL
Statewide emergency calling channel, monitored by EMD and SHP.
SCCALL
CHANNEL 1 SCMA01
CHANNEL 2 SCMA02
CHANNEL 3 SCMA03
CHANNEL 4 SCMA04
CHANNEL 5 SCMA05
CHANNEL 6 SCMA06
CHANNEL 7 SCMA07
CHANNEL 8  SCMA08
CHANNEL 9
Pre-assigned to Clemson University home football games.
SCMA09
CHANNEL 10
Pre-assigned to University of South Carolina football and baseball games.
SCMA10
CHANNEL 11 SCMA11
CHANNEL 12 SCMA12
CHANNEL 13 SCMA13
SC AIR TO GROUND – (SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS)
For coordinating air-to-ground search and rescue operations statewide.
SCAIR-GRD
SC AIR TO GROUND 1 – (AIR MEDICAL OPERATIONS)
Upstate and Midlands Counties – Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Union, York.
SC AIR 1
SC AIR TO GROUND 2 – (AIR MEDICAL OPERATIONS)
Pee Dee Counties – Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, Williamsburg.
SC AIR 2
SC AIR TO GROUND 3 – (AIR MEDICAL OPERATIONS)
Low Country Counties – Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, Orangeburg.
SC AIR 3
SEE MAP BELOW  
 
AIR-to-GROUND TALKGROUPS - The primary use of these talkgroups is for coordinating operations between aircraft and units on the ground, helicopter landings and take offs at accident scenes, hospitals and other locations. Secondary use (if the air-to-ground channel is congested) will be for coordination with all types of aircraft conducting search and rescue operations, manhunts, firefighting, aerial surveillance, hurricane evacuations and other events. Effective September 1, 2018, all Palmetto 800 users use these talkgroup to promote a safe and efficient operating environment for these specialized operations. See the table above for specific assigned operational areas.
 
South Carolina Air-to-Ground Talkgroups
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mutual Aid Talkgroups are available for use to support emergencies, special events or any situation where interoperability is needed. The use and assignment of Mutual Aid Channels is coordinated by DTO’s public safety communications staff; contact George Crouch at george.crouch@admin.sc.gov, 803-896-0367 or palmetto800@admin.sc.gov. If you need immediate assistance contact SC Emergency Management at 803-737-8500 and they will coordinate with the DTO staff.
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT MUTUAL AID TALKGROUPS NAME HP TROOP
LAW ENFORCEMENT CALL LECALL Statewide
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 1
Counties: Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Clarendon
LEC01 Troop #1
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 2
Counties: Abbeville, Laurens, Greenwood, Newberry, Saluda, Edgefield, McCormick
LEC02 Troop #2
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 3
Counties: Spartanburg,, Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee
LEC03 Troop #3
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 4
Counties: York, Cherokee, Union, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield, Chesterfield
LEC04 Troop #4
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 5
Counties: Marlboro, Darlington, Florence, Dillon, Marion, Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg
LEC05 Troop #5
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 6
Counties: Colleton, Jasper, Beaufort, Berkeley, Dorchester, Charleston
LEC06 Troop #6
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 7
Counties: Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale, Hampton, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Calhoun
LEC07 Troop #7
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 8
Assigned to the Highway 278 Hurricane evacuation route in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Allendale counties.

LEC08

Special/Assignable
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 9
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with Highway Patrol).
LEC09 Assignable
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 10
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with Highway Patrol).
LEC10 Assignable
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 11
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with Highway Patrol).
LEC11 Assignable
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 12
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with Highway Patrol).
LEC12 Assignable
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 13
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with Highway Patrol).
LEC13 Assignable
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 14 – (Encrypted)
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with Highway Patrol).
LEC14 Assignable
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 15 – (Encrypted)
Assignable for special events/emergencies (coordinate with Highway Patrol).
LEC15 Assignable
* Note: Talkgroup name characters may be limited by radio model.
 
Law Enforcement Talkgroups are monitored by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and distributed to users for special events by Nick Babin at South Carolina Highway Patrol (nababin@scdps.gov), 803-737-7356 / 803-608-4911.
 

POLICY FOR MUTUAL AID TALKGROUPS AND CHANNELS

All agencies should utilize local conventional Mutual Aid Channels as part of their special event and emergency communications planning. If you need assistance with planning, please contact the Division of Technology Operations (DTO) at Palmetto800@admin.sc.gov or George Crouch at 803-896-0367 or 803-309-2372. If you need communications assistance or on scene support during an emergency or disaster and cannot reach DTO staff, contact the State Warning Point at 803-737-8500 and ask them to contact us.
 
All Mutual Aid talkgroups (Regional, Statewide and Law Enforcement) and Mutual Aid conventional repeaters shall not be used for routine daily operations or as ongoing working channels by any agency. These channels shall be reserved for training, special or community events and incidents requiring multi-agency responses.
 
All use of Mutual Aid Talkgroups or Repeaters for special events or emergencies is to be coordinated with the appropriate agencies.
 
Mutual Aid Talkgroups may be reconfigured for the special event or scene to provide only the coverage needed for that incident. If you have difficulty contacting a DTO staff member for assistance on the weekend or after hours, contact EMD at 803-737-8500 or Motorola at 800-353-0101.
 
DYNAMIC REGROUPING – The Dynamic Regrouping feature offers users of the statewide 800 MHz radio system tremendous flexibility and interoperability capabilities. It also allows for the instantaneous addition of a talkgroup not preprogrammed into the radio. This feature can only be activated by the Palmetto 800 NOC. When calling the NOC to have a talkgroup dynamically regrouped you will need to have your radio ID# and the talkgroup name and number (#) “if known” to be added. If you need assistance contact the communications coordinator on scene or DTO staff on the scene if we have been deployed. Note:This feature may not be available on all manufacturer’s radios.
 
SPECIAL EVENT use of an PATCON 800MHz conventional repeater(s) should be coordinated with the agency providing direct control of the Mutual Aid channel. Use of the channel shall not interfere with emergency or disaster situations. If an emergency or disaster situation develops the agency providing direct control of the Mutual Aid channel(s) under its authority may terminate the Special Event Use of the Mutual Aid channel.
 
Plain English will be used at all times on all Mutual Aid Channels. The use of unfamiliar terms, codes or signals is not allowed.
 
The use of ric switches or patching devices are not allowed on any of the Mutual Aid Channels configured in the statewide mode, (all interconnect guidelines and policies must be adhered too).
 
The use of ric switches or patching devices to connect to the Palmetto 800 System must be approved by the 800 MHz Advisory Committee and Motorola, (all interconnect guidelines and policies must be adhered too).
 
Telephone interconnect (i.e. telephone patching) is prohibited on any of the Mutual Aid Channels.
 

AGENCY CONTACTS

TALKGROUPS AGENCIES
Assignable Regional Mutual Aid Talkgroups Coordinate with the Division of Technology Operations
George Crouch: 803-896-0367 or 803-309-2372
Statewide Mutual Aid Talkgroups Coordinate with the Division of Technology Operations
George Crouch: 803-896-0367 or 803-309-2372
Air-to-Ground Talkgroup Coordinate with the Division of Technology Operations
George Crouch: 803-896-0367 or 803-309-2372
Law Enforcement Common Talkgroups Coordinate with the S.C. Highway Patrol
Nick Babin: 803-896-8133
nababin@schp.org
ITAC and SCTAC Conventional Repeaters Local County Dispatch Center

All efforts have been made to keep this information up to date and current. If you have questions or need additional assistance please contact George Crouch, 803-896-0367, george.crouch@admin.sc.gov, Bob Steadman 803-896-4469 robert.steadman@admin.sc.gov, palmetto800@admin.sc.gov or Motorola at 800-353-0101.