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The ALMR Communications System is a digital, trunked WAN system shared between the DOD, FEA (excluding DOD), State of Alaska, and local government.  The communications transport network, supporting sites, and site support equipment are components of the System.  The fundamental objective is to provide reliable and secure interoperable communications for first responders especially during emergencies, critical situations, and multiple agency responses.  The System is a MotorolaTM ASTRO 25 Digital Trunking WAN SmartZone solution that consists of the System infrastructure and multiple subsystems.  It was designed to provide 95% mobile coverage at the sites along the major roadway system, and portions of Kodiak and the Southeast.

ALMR was originally designed at 105 sites; this included a combination of 90 Department of Defense (DOD) and State of Alaska (SOA) sites, and an additional 15 Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) sites.  One 800MHz site, the two transportable communications systems and Mt Sunny Hay were later added to the list, but the planned sites at Hunter, Grandview Tunnel and Mt Susitna were deleted.  A 700MHz site was also added at Goose Creek.  The Atwood 800MHz site was removed in 2013.  Two new sites were added at Delta and Knik in 2017.

 

 Current DOD and SOA operational sites:  86

Zone 1 - South Zone (61 sites) Zone 2 - North Zone (25 sites)
   

Alcantra

Beaver Creek

 
   

Anchor River

Birch Hill

 
   

Atwood VHF

Black Rapids

 
   

Auke Lake

Canyon Creek

 
   

Bailey Hill

Cathedral Rapids

 
   

Blueberry Hill

Clear AFS

 
   

Byers Creek

Delta  
   

Chulitna

Donnelly Dome

 
   

Cooper Mountain

Dot Lake

 
   

Cottonwood Creek

Ester Dome

 
   

Diamond Ridge

Ft Greely

 
   

Dimond Courthouse

Garner

 
   

Divide

Harding Lake

 
   

Ernestine Mountain

Hill 3265

 
   

Fire Station 12

Independent Ridge

 
   

Girdwood

Money Knob

 
   

Glennallen

Nenana

 
   

Goose Creek Correctional Center (700MHz)

Paxson

 
   

Haines

Peger Road

 
   

Heney Range

Pole Hill

 
   

High Mountain

Quarry Hill

 
   

Honolulu

Reindeer Hills

 
   

Hope

Tok

 
    Hurricane

Trims

 
    Kasilof

Yanert

 
    Kenai

 

 
    Lena Point    
    Lions Head    
    Moose Pass    
    New Knik    
    Nikiski    
    Ninilchik    
    Pillar Mountain    
    Pipeline Hills    
    Portage    
    R1 North    
    Rabbit Creek    
    Saddle Mountain    
    Sawmill    
    Seldovia    
    Seward    
    Silvertip    
    Site Summit    
    Sitka    
    Skagway    
    Ski Hill    
    Sourdough    
    St Paul Island (no reach back - site trunking only)    
    Sterling    
    Summit Lake    
    Sunny Hay Mountain    
    Tahneta Pass    
    Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport    
    Tolsona    
    Tsina    
    Valdez    
    Whittier    
    Willow Creek    
    Willow Mountain    
    Wolcott Mountain    
    Womens Bay    
         
         
   
Transportable Communications System (2 sites)
Transportable Area North (TAN)  - warehoused on Eilson Air Force Base
Transportable Area South (TAS) - warehoused on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
NOTE:  TAN and TAS are available for emergency activation, but not included in the DOD operational site numbers above in Zone 1 or 2.
 
Remaining site buildout SOA:
Installation Unknown:

Gilmore Creek

Hunter

Petersburg

Slana (new rqmt added 2014)

Taylor Mountain (new rqmt added 2014)

 

Current MOA (700MHz) operational sites:  (12 sites)

Phase 1  (Complete) Phase 2 (Complete)

Atwood Building

Dispatch Center Upgrades

Elmore Road & 48th (Tudor & 4800)

 

Fire Station 12

 

ML&P Plant Two

 

Kincaid Park

 

Rabbit Creek

 
   
Phase 3 (Complete)
Anchorage Regional Landfill  
Blueberry Hill  
Latimer Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department  
Hope  
Mat-Su Borough Fire Station 62 (new Knik FS)  
Girdwood  

Coverage Area Map (pdf, 982 Kb)

NOTE:  Due to security reasons, this coverage map represents general overall coverage in the vicinity of the on-line sites.  Some gaps may occur in areas between sites, or as terrain dictates.

 
   

Alaska Land Mobile Radio 5900 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
907-334-2567


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