Starcom21

Interoperability Information

Starcom21 Is The Official Interoperable Communications Platform For The State Of Illinois

As the State of Illinois' interoperable communications platform, STARCOM21 provides interoperable communications to state, local, federal, and approved non-governmental agencies.  The State of Illinois Statewide Communications Interoperabilty Plan or SCIP defines the standard STARCOM21 statewide interoperable radio template and outlines how STARCOM21 is used as the statewide interoperable communications platform.

The SCIP can be downloaded from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)'s website.  In addition IEMA's interoperable communications website has downloadable guides explaining the Statewide Interoperabilty Template and STARCOM21 radio quick start guides.

Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF)

The Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) provided agencies across the State of Illinois with STARCOM21 radios loaded with the standard statewide interoperabilty radio template.  There is no airtime charge to use these radios for the interoperable communications or incident response as the ITTF pre-paid for 5 years of airtime.

Illinois Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS)

STARCOM21 has a statewide MABAS talkgroup as part of the standard STARCOM21 Statewide Interoperabilty Template.

Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS)

ILEAS stays involved with statewide communications activities by representing its members on state level communication committees to include State Interoperable Executive Committee (SIEC), ITTF Communications Committee and STARCOM21 Advisory Sub-Committee.ILEAS has created a series of Radio Quick Start Guides as training materials to help its membership understand the use of STARCOM21 radios and the Statewide Interoperabilty Template.

STARCOM21 Statewide Interoperabilty Template

There is a standard template for ITTF radios with all the statewide interoperable talkgroups. The template has talkgroups for each IEMA region, and specific disciplines. There are two templates in use now, the "current" and the "new" templates.

The IEMA regions correspond to the RGN XA and RGN XB talkgroups

IEMA Regions

The"New" Statewide Interoperabilty Template"

    Zone
    BA BB BC BD BE BF BG BH BI
Mode 1 IESMA RGN 2A 8CALL90D 7CALL50D 7MOB59D 7CALL70D 7MOB79D 7FTAC1D 7MTAC9D
2 ILEAS RGN 2B 8TAC91D 7TAC51D 7MOB59DA 7TAC71D 7MOB79DA 7FTAC2D 7MTAC10D
3 MABAS RGN 3A 8TAC92D 7TAC52D 7LAW61D 7TAC72D 7LAW81D 7FTAC3D 7MTAC11D
4 PUB HLTH RGN 3B 8TAC93D 7TAC53D 7LAW62D 7TAC73D 7LAW82D 7FTAC4D 7MTAC12D
5 IPWMAN RGN 4A 8TAC94D 7TAC54D 7FIRE63D 7TAC74D 7FIRE83D 7FTAC5D 7MTAC9
6 INCDNT 1 RGN 4B 8CALL90 7TAC55D 7FIRE64D 7TAC75D 7FIRE84D 7LTAC6D 7MTAC10
7 INCDNT 2 RGN 6A 8TAC91 7TAC56D 7MED65D 7TAC76D 7FIRE86D 7LTAC7D 7MTAC11
8 INCDNT 3 RGN 6B 8TAC92 7GTAC57D 7MED66D 7GTAC77D 7FIRE87D 7LTAC8D 7MTAC12
9 INCDNT 4 RGN 7A 8TAC93 7CALL50 7MOB59 7CALL70 7FIRE79 7FTAC1  
10 INCDNT 5 RGN 7B 8TAC94 7TAC51 7MOB59A 7TAC71 7FIRE79A 7FTAC2  
11 NORTH A RGN 8A   7TAC52 7LAW61 7TAC72 7LAW81 7FTAC3  
12 NORTH B RGN 8B   7TAC53 7LAW62 7TAC73 7LAW82 7GTAC4  
13 CENTER A RGN 9A   7TAC54 7FIRE63 7TAC74 7FIRE83 7GTAC5  
14 CENTER B RGN 9B   7TAC55 7FIRE64 7TAC75 7FIRE84 7FTAC6  
15 SOUTH A RGN 11A   7TAC56 7MED65 7TAC76 7MED86 7FTAC7  
16 SOUTH B RGN 11B   7GTAC57 7MED66 7GTAC77 7MED87 7FTAC8  
  • IESMA - Illinois Emergency Services Management Association
  • ILEAS - Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System
  • MABAS - Mutual Aid Box Alarm System
  • PUB HLTH - Illinois Public Health
  • IPWMAN - Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network
  • INCDNT X – Statewide incident talkgroups
  • North, Center, South interoperable A and B talkgroups
  • RGN XX Regional A and B talkgroups

Managed NOC

STARCOM Dedicated Number
1-866-297-6342
  • Option 9 – System or Service Emergencies
  • Option 1 – Add/Change/Delete Subscriber Requests
  • Option 2 – Vendor or Payment Inquiries
  • Option 3 – Invoice or Billing Inquiries
  • Option 7 – Return Authorization (RA)
  • Option 0 – For ALL Other Support

ALL requests and service issues will be handled through the new number and phone tree or you can email to: starcom@motorolasolutions.com

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