Metro Standards

The standards listed on this page govern the Metropolitan Region only of the ARMER system. State system-wide standards are available on the ARMER system website:  https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ecn/programs/armer/Pages/armer-standards.aspx


1.5.2 - Revisions & Changes
1.5.3 - Variances & Waivers
1.8.0 - Moves, Additions, Changes
1.8.1 - BDA Systems
1.10.1 - Requesting Participation 
2.9.1 - Subsystem Roaming 
3.8.0 - LE & IR Nationwide Channels for Interoperability
3.9.0 - VHF and UHF Nationwide Interoperability Channels
3.10.0 - Interop Channels and Talkgroups for Government Radios  
3.11.0 - FEDCOM VHF Interoperability with Government Agencies
3.13.0 - 800MHz Conventional Nationwide Interop Channels - amended 7.12.17
3.14.0 - Metro ME TACs - amended 12.21.16
3.17.4 - Metro Event & Exercise Communications Planning
3.17.5 - Incident Tactical Dispatcher (INTD) Certification - approved 5.10.17
3.17.6 - Radio Operator (RADO) Certification - approved 5.10.17
3.17.7 - Incident Communication Center Manager (INCM) Certification - approved 5.10.17
3.20.0 - Metro METPHs 
3.21.0 - Initial Communications Plan for Large Scale Events
3.22.0 - Use of Mobile/Portable Gateways  
3.23.0 - Interoperability with ARMER and Conventional Systems - deleted 7.12.17
3.24.0 - Metro Use of Control Stations 
3.27.0 - Metro MRCC Talkgroups  
3.28.1 - Metro Emergency Management Talkgroup - METEM
3.30.0 - Metro METCOM
3.31.0 - Metro StatusBoard Standard
3.33.2 - Metro STR Transportable Tower/Repeater
3.34.0 - Metro Cache Radio Standard Programming
3.35.0 - Metro National Weather Service Radio
3.42.0 - Metro Use of Water Patrol Talkgroups-ME RVR HAIL/OPS
5.2.0 - Disaster Organization Access  
5.3.0 - Regional Hospital Compact Access
5.4.0 - Hospital Access
5.5.0 - Non-Governmental Use of Emergency Coordination
6.2.0 - User Fees
6.3.0 - Site Lease and Utilities
6.4.0 - Entry Costs for new full Participants
6.5.0 - Prioritizing Capital Spending
6.6.0 - Aid and Grant to Local Units of Government
7.2.0 - Non-Compliance
7.3.0 - Appeals Process
Appendix 2 - Definitions and Acronyms
Appendix 3 - Master Fleetmap Matrix Example
Appendix B - Standards Template
Appendix C - Talkgroup Permission Letter Template

Any questions or clarifications to the Metro ARMER standards, please contact:

Troy P. Tretter, MESB Radio Services Coordinator, at: 651-643-8398 or ttretter@mn-mesb.org