Canada VHF LADD Channel List



In Canada, the LADD VHF channels were originally intended for trucking, logging, mining, and petroleum. But, due to the wider availability of low cost VHF FM radios, more ordinary users have adopted them to replace CB. For rural Canadians, especially survivalists and preppers, they are an essential communication resource. The LADD Channels (Logging ADministration Dispatch) often refers to the whole band of VHF FM channels, of which LADD1, LADD2, LADD3, LADD4 are the specific open channels most widely used. This RadioMaster Reports article presents a list of the channel frequencies and describes them in detail. In some areas, especially the western provinces, these are the most likely VHF channels for an emergency situation… read more…
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Mobile VHF FM transceiver using the Canadian LADD 1 channel

Mobile VHF FM transceiver using the Canadian LADD 1 channel

Canadian VHF Power Levels and Equipment

Commercial-grade 30 Watt FM radios are standard with most trucks and companies with commercial licenses through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. VHF FM base and remote base stations (up to about 200 watts ERP) may be linked to dispatchers via UHF, ROIP, cellular data, microwave, or satellite. Mobile VHF radios commonly use power levels of 30 Watts (some using up to 200 Watts). Walkie Talkie Handheld Transceivers (HT) at 5 Watts are also very common in the field, especially on LADD1 and LADD2, or the Loading Channels. HTs with linear amplifiers are also utilized, especially by unlicensed users. For mobile operation, a half-wave, 5/8 wave whip, or colinear gain antenna is more efficient for long range communications. Quarterwave whips are also found on mobiles where durability and low profile are required.

Wide Area Frequencies for General Mobile–to–Mobile Operations

LADD CHANNEL LIST

CHAN | FREQ | FM
NAME | MHZ | DEV
LADD1 | 154.10000 | FM
LADD2 | 158.94000 | FM
LADD3 | 154.32500 | FM
LADD4 | 173.37000 | FM

Canada VHF Radio LADD-1

Canada VHF Radio LADD-1

Canada Resource Road Channels

There are a variety of names for this VHF service, such as: LADD or LAD, Trucking Common, Ice Road, Resource Road, or Logging Common channels. Radio Controlled Roads may use LADD channels, Resource Road Channels, or other frequencies; they require vehicles to call out their kilometer positions, providing single lane collision avoidance advance notice to trucks. Many of the channels in the list are known as Resource Road channels (RR01-RR35), which originated in the late 20th century as hundreds of company frequency assignments for specific forestry, mining, oil, logging, or ice roads (such as Ice Road Truckers). They are still utilized for this purpose, but the frequencies also see a lot of unlicensed activity by other travelers in the same areas and roads.  A new process of Radio Protocol is going on, with new assignments of specific RR channels (RR01-RR35 and LD1-LD5) to the roads and areas across the landscape. There are hundreds of channels, and it is difficult to keep track of all of them for the backroads in obscure remote areas. Check local Channel Assignment Maps, forest maps and local knowledge for which channels you should be using on specific backroads.

An example of a Canada road VHF frequency map

An example of a Canada road VHF frequency map

RESOURCE ROAD CHANNEL LIST
CHAN | FREQ | FM
NAME | MHZ |DEVIATION
RR01 | 150.08000 | FMN
RR02 | 150.11000 | FMN
RR03 | 150.14000 | FMN
RR04 | 150.18500 | FMN
RR05 | 150.20000 | FMN
RR06 | 150.24500 | FMN
RR07 | 150.26000 | FMN
RR08 | 150.32000 | FMN
RR09 | 150.36500 | FMN
RR10 | 150.41000 | FMN
RR11 | 150.44000 | FMN
RR12 | 150.50000 | FMN
RR13 | 150.53000 | FMN
RR14 | 150.54500 | FMN
RR15 | 150.56000 | FMN
RR16 | 150.59000 | FMN
RR17 | 150.68000 | FMN
RR18 | 150.71000 | FMN
RR19 | 150.77000 | FMN
RR20 | 150.83000 | FMN
RR21 | 151.01000 | FMN
RR22 | 151.13000 | FMN
RR23 | 151.19000 | FMN
RR24 | 151.22000 | FMN
RR25 | 151.31000 | FMN
RR26 | 151.34000 | FMN
RR27 | 151.37000 | FMN
RR28 | 151.43000 | FMN
RR29 | 151.46000 | FMN
RR30 | 151.49000 | FMN
RR31 | 151.52000 | FMN
RR32 | 151.58000 | FMN
RR33 | 151.61000 | FMN
RR34 | 151.64000 | FMN
RR35 | 151.67000 | FMN

Resource Road Radio Frequency Map Example

Resource Road Radio Frequency Map Example

LOADING CHANNELS (LD Channels)
CHAN – FREQ – FM
NAME – MHZ – DEV
LD1 | 151.70000 | FMN
LD2 | 151.74500 | FMN
LD3 | 151.79000 | FMN
LD4 | 151.80500 | FMN
LD5 | 151.85000 | FMN

FM Squelch and Deviation

Tone squelch (CTCSS or PL) tones are often company-specific or road-specific, but tones are not utilized as much by common users due to incompatibility. Without tones, good old carrier squelch (tone=OFF) is the standard method. LOAD or LD channels (LD1-LD5) are common for loading trucks or working channels. Digital voice and data (DMR, MDS, etc) is also heard. Many of the channels have nicknames that describe the specific road or route. For legacy compatibility, LADD1-LADD4 channels use normal FM (FM is +/-5 kHz deviation, bandwidth 16 kHz, max bandwidth 20 kHz), while most of the other channels increasingly use Narrow NFM (NBFM is +/-2.5 kHz deviation, bandwidth 11 kHz, max bandwidth 11.25 kHz). Normal FM has slightly longer range than Narrow FM (see the RadioMaster article FM versus NFM for Best Radio Communications). If you are using NFM and reception is loud and distorted, try FM instead.

Canada Radio Controlled Road Rules with Sign Switch To VHF Channel Frequency 153.635 MHz

Canada Radio Controlled Road Rules with Sign Switch To VHF Channel Frequency 153.635 MHz

Canadian Radio Controlled Road Etiquette

When entering onto a Radio Controlled Road system in Canada, use the radio frequency posted on the road sign. Switch channels when you see a posted road frequency change sign. On Radio Assisted Roads, be alert for oncoming vehicles without radios. On a Radio Controlled Road, all vehicles should call on the posted frequency when entering and leaving a road system. Call out all posted kilometer signs, or call as otherwise posted on the sign at the entrance of a controlled road system. Traffic calls “Up x km” when traveling in the direction of increasing number of kilometers, “Down x km” for decreasing kilometers, “Both Ways at x km” when meeting oncoming traffic. Call out if you meet a vehicle on the road that doesn’t have a radio. If you are involved in long-winded radio conversation, pull off the road in a safe spot and continue talking on another channel. Drivers should remain on the appropriate road channel while in motion on a Radio Controlled Road.

Canada Radio Controlled Road LADD1

Canada Radio Controlled Road LADD1

Canada VHF Channel List BY FREQUENCY

CHANNEL NAME FREQ MHZ FM DEV
LGRANT1 143.4150 FMN
LGRANT2 148.4350 FMN
TRUCKSNWT 149.8300 FMN
RR01 150.0800 FMN
RR02 150.1100 FMN
RR03 150.1400 FMN
RR04 150.1850 FMN
RR05 150.2000 FMN
WEYHAEU5 150.2150 FMN
RR06 150.2450 FMN
RR07 150.2600 FMN
RR08 150.3200 FMN
RR09 150.3650 FMN
RR10 150.4100 FMN
RR11 150.4400 FMN
RR12 150.5000 FMN
RR13 150.5300 FMN
RR14 150.5450 FMN
RR15 150.5600 FMN
RR16 150.5900 FMN
WEYHAEU2 150.6350 FMN
RR17 150.6800 FMN
RR18 150.7100 FMN
RR19 150.7700 FMN
WEYHAEU6 150.7850 FMN
EMERGEN 150.8150 FMN
RR20 150.8300 FMN
LAKEMILE 150.9550 FMN
RR21 151.0100 FMN
MILLGILL 151.0550 FMN
FFI 151.1150 FMN
RR22 151.1300 FMN
RR23 151.1900 FMN
RR24 151.2200 FMN
SLATTON 151.2650 FMN
TANIZUL 151.2950 FMN
RR25 151.3100 FMN
SUKUNA 151.3250 FMN
RR26 151.3400 FMN
LAKELAND 151.3550 FMN
RR27 151.3700 FMN
RR28 151.4300 FMN
RR29 151.4600 FMN
RR30 151.4900 FMN
RR31 151.5200 FMN
RR32 151.5800 FMN
RR33 151.6100 FMN
BCF 151.6250 FMN
RR34 151.6400 FMN
L&M 151.6550 FMN
RR35 151.6700 FMN
STUARTLK 151.6850 FMN
LD1 151.7000 FMN
COTNWOOD 151.7150 FMN
LD2 151.7450 FMN
LD3 151.7900 FMN
LD4 151.8050 FMN
MURS1 151.8200 FM
LAIRDMNL 151.8350 FMN
BCFDBUSH 151.8350 FMN
LD5 151.8500 FMN
MURS2 151.8800 FM
HAULRD 151.9250 FMN
MURS3 151.9400 FM
POLAR2 151.9850 FMN
CARRIER 151.9950 FMN
BCROAD 152.0300 FMN
LADD32 152.1200 FMN
WHITEFISH 152.1800 FMN
GROUND 152.2700 FMN
KETCHEM 152.3300 FMN
TAKLADISP 152.3600 FMN
WFRASER1 152.3900 FMN
NTAKLA 152.4500 FMN
BOND 152.9750 FMN
CANFORT 152.9900 FMN
HAUSLER 153.0200 FMN
ALCANBS 153.0350 FMN
AB1 153.0500 FMN
ZIEDLER1 153.1000 FMN
TEARDROP 153.1400 FMN
CYNCREEK 153.1700 FMN
BLACKWATE 153.2000 FMN
McDERMID 153.2300 FMN
ATKINSON 153.2900 FMN
PAS 153.3500 FMN
CANFOR 153.3800 FMN
TAKAMA 153.4100 FMN
SWANBER 153.5000 FMN
NAZKO 153.5150 FMN
AB3 153.5300 FMN
LIKELY 153.6350 FMN
ARCTIC 153.6500 FMN
APOLLORD 153.7700 FMN
ANZAC 153.9300 FMN
LADD1 154.1000 FM
LADD3 154.3250 FM
STUARTLAKE 154.3400 FMN
TEMP1 154.4900 FMN
MURS4 154.5700 FM
MURS5 154.6000 FM
WCE 154.8150 FMN
ARROW1 155.1900 FMN
MARINE16 156.8000 FM
KOOTNEY 157.2450 FMN
CTP5 157.4000 FMN
ZIEDLER2 158.1600 FMN
ZIEDLER1 158.4600 FMN
ARROWNOR 158.4900 FMN
RUSTAD 158.7900 FMN
LADD2 158.9400 FM
MONKMAN 159.6000 FMN
BISSELL 159.6300 FMN
BOWRON 159.7200 FMN
GISCOME 159.7500 FMN
CFPBCWIDE 159.9600 FMN
MACGREGOR 160.0800 FMN
CARLISLE 160.1250 FMN
MULLEN 160.1400 FMN
AB2 162.2100 FMN
ARROW2 162.2700 FMN
WEATHER2 162.4000 FMN
WEATHER3 162.4750 FMN
WEATHER1 162.5500 FMN
BTLTRUCK 162.6300 FMN
MPO 162.9600 FMN
BLUPASS 163.0500 FMN
BCHWAY 163.5450 FMN
TWILIGHT 164.0700 FMN
DMI 164.1750 FMN
VANDEXL 164.3100 FMN
SLPULP 164.5650 FMN
MOSTOWI 164.6550 FMN
MULLEN 165.0300 FMN
MULLEN2 165.0300 FMN
MULLEN4 165.4800 FMN
ROAD4K 166.1400 FMN
BLUWET 166.3800 FMN
CANFOR 166.4000 FMN
ZIEDLER2 166.4100 FMN
DMTHWY 166.6200 FMN
MULL 166.9200 FMN
TEMP2 167.7300 FMN
AB6 168.1200 FMN
ARTIKOS 168.6000 FMN
BUCHANA 168.6300 FMN
WEYHAEU 168.8400 FMN
WEYHAEU4 169.1250 FMN
WEYHAEU3 169.5450 FMN
DMI2 169.7250 FMN
DMTYARD 170.2050 FMN
GP 170.7000 FMN
TEMP3 170.9400 FMN
ETARCO 171.0000 FMN
TOLCO 171.3300 FMN
DMIWEY 171.5550 FMN
AINSWORT 172.0350 FMN
MULLENNW 172.8600 FMN
LADD4 173.3700 FM
TRCKNWT2 173.6700 FMN

The LADD list is a work-in-progress. There are hundreds of Canadian VHF channels. The process of research and verification is not yet complete. Corrections, additions and feedback are welcome in the comments section below. A Chirp csv file will be posted after the corrected list has been sufficiently updated and checked.

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