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- Blackhawk Fire Department: 159.105
- Boone County FD #1: 154.250
- Boone County FD #3: 150.805
- Cherry Valley Fire Department: 154.220
- Harlem Roscoe Fire Department: 155.4375
- Loves Park Fire Department: 154.430
- New Milford Fire Department: 154.430
- North Park Fire Department: 154.325
- North West Fire Department: 154.190
- Pecatonica Fire Department: 155.820
- Rockford Fire Department: 151.175
- Rockton Fire Department: 154.8525
- South Beloit Fire Department: 154.145
- West Suburban Fire Department: 154.190
- Win Bur Sew Fire Department: 151.190
- Winnebago Fire Department: 154.370
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Please show your local support and use the Rockford Airport!
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Rockford Airport Frequencies:
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- Tower: 118.100
- Approach/Departure East: 121.000
- Approach/Departure West: 126.000
- Ground: 121.900
- Emergency: 121.500
- Military Emergency: 243.0
- Military Approach/Departure: 327.0
- Cottonwood Airport UNICOM: 122.800
- ATIS: 127.6
- Unicom: 122.950
Plane Spotting At The Rockford Airport
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Disclaimer: PlaneSpot at your own risk!
Few rules to plane spotting!
#1 OBEY ALL THE LAWS
#2 Have FUN
#3 Don’t forget your CAMERA
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The Rockford Airport has one of the largest runways in the area.
Runway 7/25: 10,004 feet long and is 150 feet wide!
Which means any type of aircraft is able to land at the Rockford Airport!
The Rockford Airport hosts all different types of customers:
Passenger, Cargo, Military, Federal, Medical, Flight Training, International, etc…
So you just never know what you might see, keep those cameras handy!
The best and safest place to view the airplanes at the Rockford Airport is along Runway 25.
That is on the East end of the airport along Falcon rd.
They have a parking area that is just North of the Rockford Airport tower.
From this location you are off the roadway and in a parking area.
And it has a good viewing of the airport and an excellent spot to
watch the planes take off and arrive on Runway 25.
This should be your spot to go to, if you go plane spotting.
Runway 7 is the most popular arrival runway. Many aircraft use runway 7.
This is located along the south west side of the airport.
There is only really one spot here that is safe to park at.
So be very careful if you spot from this location.
You can watch the planes come in on the ILS arrivals.
Once the planes go over your head, you quickly lose sight of them.
There is a large hill on the airport property which is a part of the runway.
You will get an awesome view of them arriving, but you will not see them land.
This is another spot to view from. It is on the southside of the airport.
With the recent changes at the airport and expansions, the old spots to park, are now gone.
But there are a few spots to safely park at.
This is an excellent spot to watch the Runway 1 arrivals and takeoffs from.
It does have its limitations though.
You are able to see the AAR and Runway 1. Everything else you are not able to see.
We have been told the parking lot just South of the tower/maintenance
is a good spot to watch the arrivals and departures from for runway 1/19
Also to photograph the aircraft at the AAR.
Runway 19 is the worst place to spot from. It is on the north end of the airport.
They reconstructed the area and now there is a round-a-bout
where you used to be able to spot from.
I have noticed a few people parking in the business parking lots along Airport Drive.
If you happen to know of some places to spot from for runway 19, let us know!
The International terminal is located just West of the main terminal.
When you pull into the main parking lot, it is directly in front of you.
Whenever there are International flights, they park here.
A lot of jumbo jets are parked on the ramp, as you come into the main parking lot.
Photography Tip: This is the best spot to get close up photos of the jumbo jets!
AAR: The aircraft maintenance building.
Besides the International terminal.
This is the second best place to get some amazing aircraft photos!
I call this place, the “RRA”
Real Rockford Airshow.
Because the AAR has brought in some extremely rare aircraft at times.
And it truly is like an airshow all year round. I don’t know how much I can say.
But I can say this: You just never know what you might see…
UPS and Amazon: Located on the far West of the airfield.
A lot of the large cargo aircraft are parked on their ramps.
Mostly Boeing 757’s, 767’s and Airbus 300’s and at times you can spot a Tri-jet…
Planespotting notes: Metro Security does patrol the property. And they will stop anyone to investigate them.
That is their job duty, patrolling the airport. Every encounter I have had with them, has been positive.
They understand the community likes to watch airplanes land and takeoff. And they leave you be.
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Search between: 160.000 To 162.000MHz
We have been told the following railroad companies use our area:
CP / CN / UP / BNSF
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- AAR62: 161.0400
- Belvidere: 160.89
- Belvidere: 161.175
- BNSF AAR85. 161.385
- BNSF: 161.160
- Canadian National: AAR72 161.1900
- Canadian National: AAR43 160.75500
- Canadian National: 160.920
- Canadian Pacific: 161.085
- General ops: 161.145
- Harvard: 161.310
Illinois Railway: 161.355
- Rochelle: 161.175
- Union Pacific: 161.175
- Union Pacific: 160.890 MHz Road/Dispatcher – Rockford line.
- Union Pacific: 161.040 MHz Road/Dispatcher – Rochelle line.
- Unknown: 161.160
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The lines in Rockford are the Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific, and Illinois Railway.
The CN and CP are the 2 lines that are run through with CN running 2 scheduled freights a day,
a local from Freeport to Rockford on Tuesday and Thursday,
and extra grain and ethanol movements when needed on their line called the Freeport sub.
CP only runs a local on Monday Wednesday and Friday
from West Yard (South Beloit) to Davis Junction on their Rockford sub.
The UP will run on Tuesday and Friday from Belvidere to Rockford and Loves Park,
and on the run to Loves Park is when they run up and down Madison Street.
The IR is a little regional railroad that also works in Rockford and interchanges with the other railroads in Rockford.
The train symbols for the CN trains are M337 (westbound),
and L561 (turn),
for the scheduled trains, extra ethanol trains will run as either a U703,5,
or 9 for westbound, and U704, 6, 8, and 10 for eastbound,
extra grain trains will either run as a G887, or 889 for Westbound,
and G886 or 888 as eastbound.
The CP local runs as K66 (turn),
The UP local runs as Y-BE51 (turn),
and the IR I believe runs as 103.
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The street departments usually maintain the local streets and properties, water systems, etc…
In the winter time, you can hear the snow plows. And any potential travel hazards.
It is very useful, if you need to learn traveling information on a real time basis.
- Cherry Valley: 155.655
- Chery Valley: 151.130
- County: 155.940
- County: 452.775
- Durand: 155.895
- Harlem: 151.010
- Pecatonica: 154.965
- Rockton: 153.800
- Roscoe: 156.225
- Roscoe: 151.130
- Winnebago: 151.010
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The weekends are always fun at the speedways!
Rockford Speedway hosts weekly events on their .25 mile oval track.
The Rockford Speedway also hosts the National Short Track Championships!
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“Boogity, Boogity, Boogity, Let’s Go Racing” ~ Darrell Waltrip
- Blackhawk Farms: 152.315 & 154.515
- Rockford Speedway Ops: 151.625
- Rockford Speedway Track Officials: 150.860
- Rockford Speedway Security: 151.985
- Rockford Speedway Pits: 151.580
- Rockford Speedway Parking: 152.285
- Rockford Speedway Track Announcer: 208.200
- Raceceiver: 454.000
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You can watch motorcycle and sports car drivers test
their driving abilities along the 1.95 mile 7 turn road course!
Fire Paging Tones
Think of this as a plectron. These tones alert 1st responders
To let them know that they are needed for a call.
Basically a pager, saying get to the station now.
- Loves Park FD: TONE A 568.7, TONE B 788.2
- Harlem-Roscoe FD: TONE A 524.1, TONE B 787.5
- South Beloit FD: TONE A 1512.5, TONE B 1471.5
- Cherry Valley FD: TONE A 1554.5, TONE B 1513.0
- Rockford Fire Back up: TONE A 426.2, TONE B 317.0
Note: Tones have not been verified.
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When you are listening to the first responders.
Most of the time, they will use certain codes.
Instead of clearly saying what happened.
Example: You are listening to the RFD and hear:
Ladder 1 say they are “10-23”
If you do not know the codes are,
then you are probably scratching your head thinking: What is 10-23?
Below we have provided some codes the local FD use.
We now know that “10-23” means that Ladder 1 “arrived on scene”
Note: Some codes may have changed.
ROCKFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT TEN CODES:
10-1 SIGNAL WEAK
10-2 SIGNAL GOOD
10-3 STOP MESSAGE
10-7 OUT OF SERVICE
10-8 IN SERVICE
10-9 REPEAT MESSAGE
10-10 UNDER CONTROL
10-17 ENROUTE TO —
10-19 RETURN TO H.Q.
10-20 LOCATION ?
10-21 CALL POLICE
10-23 AT THE SCENE
10-27 TO SHOPS
10-29 AT DRILL
10-31 CHANGING QUARTERS
10-33 NEED POLICE – EMERGENCY
10-38 REQUESTING MED CHANNEL
10-39 LIGHTS & SIREN RUN
10-40 NO LIGHTS/SIREN NEEDED
10-41 NO MED CHANNEL NEEDED
10-58 REQUESTING TRAFFIC CONTROL
10-65 FIRE INSPECTOR RESPONSE
10-66 CALL INSPECTOR
10-67 CALL INSPECTOR & CORONER
10-68 CALL ARSON INVESTIGATOR
10-69 CALL ARSON AND POLICE
10-70 CAN HANDLE ALONE OR WITH —
10-77 FALSE ALARM
10-80 FIRE, NO EXTRA RESPONSE
10-87 WORKING FIRE, SEND HELP
10-90 HAVE EXTRA CHIEF RESPOND
10-90 HAVE EXTRA CHIEF RESPOND
First 2 numbers identify the agency
- Rochelle FD (Does NOT use the system)
- Rockford FD (Does NOT use the system)
- 01 – Belvidere FD
- 02 – Blackhawk FPD
- 03 – Boone County FPD District 2
- 04 – Byron FD
- 05 – Cherry Valley FPD
- 07 – Harlem Roscoe FPD
- 08 – North Park FD
- 09 – New Milford FPD
- 12 – Northwest FPD
- 17 – Stillman Valley FPD
- 21 – Boone County FPD District 3
- 22 – Boone County FPD District 1
- 24 – Leaf River FPD
- 26 – Monroe Center FPD
- 50 – Lynn – Scott – Rock FPD
- 51 – Ogle – Lee FPD
- 53 – Oregon FD
- 57 – Mount Morris FPD
- 58 – Polo FPD
- 59 – Forreston FPD
– (Unknown first 2 numbers: South Beloit, Win – Bur – Sew, Winnebago Co FPD D#1, Durand, Pecatonica)
The third number identifies the unit type
- 0 – Standard Pumper Engine
- 1 – Engine
- 2 – Engine
- 3 –
- 4 – Squads/Rescues
- 5 – Trucks/Ladders/Quints
- 6 – Brush Rigs
- 7 – Tenders/Tankers
- 8 – Specialty apparatus
- 9 – Chiefs/Officers
Note: Things may have changed
Rockford Fire Department Alarms
The information below, is in reference to what type of units respond to which types of calls.
A normal med run would be an engine or ladder and a medic.
The engine/ladder is for extra manpower, if needed.
- Structure Fires
- 1st Alarm – Residential/Commercial
- 3 Eng
- 1st Alarm – Residential/Commercial
|Automatic Fire Alarms||2 Engines/Ladders|
|Traumatic Medical Calls||Engine, Medic, District Chief|
|Accidents with entrapment||Engine/Ladder, Medic, Extrication Engine, District Chief|
|Water Rescue||2 Engines, 2 Ladders, 1 Medic, 2 District Chiefs, Boat 1, Dive Team, W-1|
|1st Alarm Structure Fire||3 Engines, (1 RIT, 1 Supply, 1 Attack(, 2 Ladders, Medic, 2 District Chiefs (1 Safety, 1 IC)|
|1st Alarm in High Rise||4 Engines (1 RIT, 1 Supply, 2 Fire Attack), 2 Ladders, Medic, 2 District Chiefs (1 Safety, 1 IC)|
|2nd Alarm||1 Engine|
Note: Things may have changed
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