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Revision as of 01:17, 15 February 2020

Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (MARRS)

  • System Type: APCO Project 25 Phase 1 (Phase 2 capable)
  • Status: Active
  • FCC License: Multiple (see below)
  • WACN ID: BEE00
  • System ID: 2B0

System Description

Primary radio system for most government and public safety agencies in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Current and Future System Users

City of Kansas City, Missouri

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
Kansas City, MO Police Department (all operations/divisions) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Kansas City, MO Fire Department (all operations/divisions) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Kansas City, MO Public Works and City Services (most divisions) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Kansas City Dept of Aviation (ARFF, KCI Police, and most support operations) Site 401 Active Phase 1

Cass County, Missouri

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
Cass County Sheriff's Office (all operations/divisions) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Archie Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Belton (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
Central Cass Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Cleveland (Police and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Creighton (Police and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
Creighton Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
Dolan-West Dolan Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Drexel (Police and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
Drexel Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of East Lynne (Police) Site 404 Active Phase 1
East Lynne-Gunn City Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Freeman (Police and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Garden City (Police and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
Garden City Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Harrisonville (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Lake Winnebago (Police) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Peculiar (Police) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Pleasant Hill (Police and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
Pleasant Hill Fire Protection District (some operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Raymore (Police and City Services) Site 404 Active Phase 1
South Metro Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
City of Strasburg (Police) Site 404 Active Phase 1
Western Cass Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1
West Peculiar Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 404 Active Phase 1

Clay County, Missouri

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
Clay County Sheriff's Office (most operations/divisions) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Clay County Parks (Park Rangers) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Village of Birmingham (Fire) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Village of Claycomo (Police and Fire) Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of Excelsior Springs (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 408 Active Phase 1
City of Gladstone (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of Kearney (Police) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Kearney Fire Protection District Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of Liberty (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of North Kansas City (Police and Fire) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Village of Oakview (Police) Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of Pleasant Valley (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of Smithville (Police) Site 403 Active Phase 1
Smithville Area Fire Protection District Site 403 Active Phase 1

Jackson County, Missouri

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
Jackson County Sheriff's Office (all operations/divisions) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
Jackson County Parks (Park Rangers) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
City of Blue Springs (Police and City Services) Site 402 Active Phase 1
City of Buckner (Police) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 402 Active Phase 1
Ft. Osage Fire Protection District (some operations) Site 402 Active Phase 1
City of Grain Valley (Police) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
City of Grandview (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of Greenwood (Police) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
City of Independence (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 402 Active Phase 1
AMR Ambulance (Independence and Sugar Creek) Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of Lake Lotawana (Police) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
Lotawana Fire Protection District To be determined Not Active (future user) Phase 1
City of Lake Tapawingo (Police) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
City of Lee's Summit (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 407 Not Active Phase 1
City of Lone Jack (Police) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
Lone Jack Fire Protection District To be determined Not Active (future user) Phase 1
City of Oak Grove (Police) Sites 401/402/405/406 Active Phase 1
Prairie Township Fire Protection District To be determined Not Active (future user) Phase 1
City of Raytown (Police, EMS, and City Services) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Raytown Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Sni Valley Fire Protection District To be determined Not Active (future user) Phase 1
City of Sugar Creek (Police and Fire) Site 402 Active Phase 1

Platte County, Missouri

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
AMR Ambulance (Southern Platte County) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Platte County Sheriff's Office (most operations/divisions) Sites 401 and 403 Active Phase 1
City of Camden Point (Police) Site 403 Active Phase 1
Camden Point Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 403 Active Phase 1
Central Platte Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 403 Active Phase 1
City of Edgerton (Police) Site 403 Active Phase 1
Edgerton-Trimble Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 403 Active Phase 1
Dearborn Area Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 403 Active Phase 1
Village of Ferrelview (Police) Sites 401/403 Active Phase 1
City of Lake Waukomis (Police) Sites 401/403 Active Phase 1
Northland Regional Ambulance District (all operations) Site 403 Active Phase 1
City of Northmoor (Police) Site 401 Active Phase 1
City of Parkville (Police) Sites 401/403 Active Phase 1
City of Platte City (Police) Site 403 Active Phase 1
City of Platte Woods (Police) Site 401/403 Active Phase 1
City of Riverside (Police, Fire, and City Services) Sites 401 and 403 Active Phase 1
City of Tracy (Police) Site 403 Active Phase 1
City of Weatherby Lake (Police) Sites 401/403 Active Phase 1
City of Weston (Police) Site 403 Active Phase 1
Southern Platte Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 401 Active Phase 1
West Platte Fire Protection District (all operations) Site 403 Active Phase 1

Johnson County, Kansas

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
Johnson County Sheriff's Office (most operations/divisions) Sites 301/303 Active Phase 1
Johnson County Med-Act (all operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Johnson County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (most operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Johnson County Parks and Recreation (Police and most park operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Johnson County Public Works (most operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Johnson County Wastewater (all operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Johnson County Water District 1 (all operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Johnson County Community College (Police) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Desoto (some City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Edgerton (some City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Fairway (Police and most City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Consolidated Fire District 2 of NE Johnson County (all operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Fire District 1 of Johnson County (all operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Gardner (Police and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Johnson County Fire District 2 (all operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Lake Quivira (Police and most City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Leawood (Police, Fire and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Lenexa (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Merriam (Police and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Mission (Police and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Mission Hills (most City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Northwest Consolidated Fire District (all operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Olathe (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Overland Park (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Prairie Village (Police and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Roeland Park (Police and most City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Shawnee (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
Shawnee Mission School District (Police-most operations) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Spring Hill (Police and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1
City of Westwood (Police and City Services) Site 301 Active Phase 1

Miami County, Kansas

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
Miami County EMS (some operations)-primary operations are on KSICS, however, they do have a dispatch talkgroup on the MARRS System Site 301 Active Phase 1

Wyandotte County, Kansas

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
Board of Public Utilities (all operations) Site 302 Active Phase 1
Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office (all operations) Site 302 Active Phase 1
Wyandotte County Emergency Management (most operations) Site 302 Active Phase 1
City of Bonner Springs (Police, Fire, Ambulance, and City Services) Site 302 Active Phase 1
City of Edwardsville (Police, Fire, and City Services) Site 302 Active Phase 1
City of Kansas City, KS (Police and Fire) Site 302 Active Phase 1
Kansas City, KS Community College (Police-most operations) Site 302 Active Phase 1
Kansas City, KS Public Schools (Police-all operations) Site 302 Active Phase 1
Unified Government Public Works (all operations) Site 302 Active Phase 1

System-Wide Users

Agency or User MARRS Site Number(s) Current Status P25 Mode
AMR Ambulance (Johnson County, KS)-primary operations are on KSICS, however, they do have a backup talkgroup on the MARRS System Sites 301/401 Active Phase 1
LifeFlight Eagle Helicopters (some operations) Sites 301/401 Active Phase 1
MARCER Hospital Communications Sites 301/401/402 Active Phase 1
Kansas Highway Patrol (Troop A Operations)-patched from KSICS Sites 301/302 Active Phase 1
Missouri State Highway Patrol (Troop A Operations)-patched in from MOSWIN Sites 401/402/404 Active Phase 1
Missouri Dept of Transportation (KC Scout Motorist Assist Ops) Sites 401/402/404 Active Phase 1
Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVA Police and other hospital ops) Site 401 Active Phase 1
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC Police-all operations) Site 401 Active Phase 1
Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCCKC Police-all operations) Sites 401/402 Active Phase 1

Additional Notes and Information

This is a large P25 digital radio communications network that covers the entire Kansas City Metropolitan area. Due to the simulcast nature of most sites, simulcast/multi-path distortion will cause headaches for most scanner users (especially for those who live extremely close to one of the tower sites-or-those that live in outlying/poor coverage areas). As far as scanner equipment is concerned, there's not much that can be done to improve reception besides repositioning your equipment, or swapping out antennas altogether. 800 MHz scanner antennas have mediocre results, but sharply reduce reception in the UHF/VHF bands.

One solution we highly recommend to avoid the distortion issue is to consider purchasing a Unication P25 receiver (G4 or G5 models). Unication devices are intended to be fire pagers, however, many hobbyists use them as scanners (although they do have limited capabilities). They are passive devices (meaning they don't affiliate or interfere with radio systems, nor do they transmit). I personally own a G4 & G5, and both perform quite well on the MARRS System with no simulcast distortion whatsoever. Unication receivers run in the $565-$660 range.

System Frequencies

MARRS Site 301: Johnson County, KS Simulcast (System ID: 2B0)

FCC Licenses: WQNM 434 | WQNM 438 | WQTK 617 | WQTK 823 | WQTW 788 | WQTW 792

851.2625 851.5375 851.8875 (Control Channel) 852.1375 852.825 853.100 853.350 853.775 (Control Channel)
853.9625 (Control Channel) 855.0375 855.3125 855.4375 855.5125 856.3625 856.9125 856.9625
857.3625 857.9625 857.9875 858.2375 858.9625 859.2375 859.6375 859.9625

Talkgroup information can be found here.

MARRS Site 303: Johnson County, KS In-Building Distributed Antenna System (System ID: 2B0)

  • Only used at the County Courthouse and Jail facilities to improve radio coverage.

FCC License: WQTA 969

855.4125 856.3875 857.3875 858.3875 859.3375

MARRS Site 302: Wyandotte County, KS Simulcast (System ID: 2B0)

FCC Licenses: WQTP 853 | WQTV 767 | WQTR 761 | WQTT 919

854.0875 854.1125 854.2875 854.3375 854.4625 856.0875 856.1125 856.5625
856.6125 856.7625 856.9375 (Control Channel) 857.1875 857.7625 857.9375 (Control Channel) 858.0125 858.7625
858.9375 (Control Channel) 859.7625 859.9375 (Control Channel)

Talkgroup information can be found here.

MARRS Site 401: Kansas City, MO Simulcast (System ID: 2B0)

FCC Licenses: KNJU 810 | WPRJ 502 | WQTT 774 | WQTT 867 | WQTX 415 | WQTM 772

851.050 (Control Channel) 851.325 (Control Channel) 851.4875 851.600 (Control Channel) 851.825 851.8625 (Control Channel) 852.050 852.075
852.175 852.225 852.4125 852.4375 852.5875 852.6625 852.7375 852.875
852.9625 852.9875 853.150 853.2375 853.4875 853.7375 854.1375 854.5875
854.7125 855.6625 856.1625

Talkgroup information can be found here.

MARRS Site 402: East Jackson County Simulcast (System ID: 2B0)

FCC Licenses: WQQB 765 | WQQB 766 | WQRZ 697 | WQSA 428

856.2125 856.4625 856.7375 (Control Channel) 857.2125 857.4625 857.7375 (Control Channel) 858.2125 (Control Channel) 858.4625 (Control Channel)
858.7375

Talkgroup information can be found here.

MARRS Site 403: Platte County, MO Simulcast (System ID: 2B0)

FCC License: WQQB 767

855.4625 856.2625 857.2625 (Control Channel) 857.4375 (Control Channel) 858.2625 (Control Channel) 858.4375 (Control Channel)

Talkgroup information can be found here.

MARRS Site 404: Cass County, MO Simulcast (System ID: 2B0)

FCC License: WQTL 509

851.100 (Control Channel) 851.350 851.5625 (Control Channel) 851.775 (Control Channel) 852.7625 (Control Channel) 852.925 853.4125 853.5875
854.6375 856.0125 856.5125

Talkgroup information can be found here.

MARRS Site 405: Lone Jack, MO Single Site (System ID: 2B0)

FCC License: WQSI 913

772.68125 (Control Channel) 772.93125 (Control Channel) 773.40625 (Control Channel) 773.90625

Talkgroup information can be found here.

MARRS Site 406: Oak Grove, MO Single Site (System ID: 2B0)

FCC License: WQSI 913

771.38125 (Control Channel) 771.68125 (Control Channel) 771.93125 (Control Channel) 772.20625

Talkgroup information can be found here.

MARRS Site 407: Lee's Summit, MO Simulcast (System ID: 2B0)

FCC License: WRFB 804

855.0125 855.3625 855.8375 858.0375 858.8625 859.4875 859.8625 860.7875

Talkgroup information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

MARRS Site 408: Excelsior Springs, MO Single Site (System ID: 2B0)

FCC License: Dismissed by FCC

854.8375 (Control Channel) 855.2875 (Control Channel) 855.5875 (Control Channel) 858.1875 858.5125 859.1875 859.5375

The FCC license application submitted by Excelsior Springs was dismissed on 12/12/19. For now, the above frequencies remain active. We'll keep you posted if something changes.

Talkgroup information can be found here.