RF Testing For ERRCS BDA Systems

The term ERRCS stands for Emergency Responder Radio Communication System. ERRCS is a system used to ensure that first responders, such as police, firefighters, and emergency medical services, have reliable radio communication during emergencies. The specific radio signal frequency ranges used for ERRCS can vary depending on the region and the radio technology in use, but they typically fall within established public safety frequency bands. Here are some common frequency ranges used for ERRCS in the UnitedCommon Radio Frequency Bands for ERRCS Systems:

  1. VHF (Very High Frequency) Band:
    • Low Band: 30-50 MHz
    • High Band: 150-174 MHz
  2. UHF (Ultra High Frequency) Band:
    • 450-512 MHz
  3. 700 MHz Band:
    • 700 MHz band is divided into various segments allocated for public safety use.
  4. 800 MHz Band:
    • 800 MHz band is another commonly used range for public safety communications.
  5. 900 MHz Band:
    • 900 MHz band is sometimes used for specialized public safety communications.


The specific frequency bands and technologies used for ERRCS may change over time due to regulatory updates and advancements in radio communication technology. Therefore, it's essential to consult with local authorities and radio communication experts to determine the precise frequency ranges and technologies used in a particular area. BERK-TEL COMMUNICATIONS offers annual BDA  ERRCS system inspections that meet AHJ requirements.