FD tone out frequencies. 4/06 Al Neal has submitted a nice list of additions for tone outs!
03/19/2013 Cape rebanding update: After a month of 855.5375 as Zone 4 control, it switched today to 854.3625. Zone 11 in Wellfleet still not rebanded.
02/21/2013 Rebanding is underway on Cape Cod. As of today, Zone IV (the main Cape system) has switched data channels to 859.2125. A new voice channel has been confirmed as 854.7375. It appears Zone VI (Trur) has been updated but not Zone XI (Wellfleet). Stay tuned for updates.
13/31/2012 Happy New Year…several things to report on EMS (CMED) side
Boston EMS Dispatch 462.975 using D-072 (I believe this is now Tac 1)
Boston EMS Tactical 462.950 using D-143 (I believe this is now Tac 3)
Barnstable CMED narrowband PL 114.8
Plymouth CMED narrowband PL 103.5
12/08/2011 Wellfleet Fire now active on 453.1875 114.8
12/01/2011 Orleans Fire now active on 453.125 114.8
Eastham Fire now active on 453.800 114.8 (Windsor CT also uses this PL)
11/29/2011 Brewster Fire now active on 453.550 114.8
08/06/2011 Pan-Mass Challenge 2011 ops on BAPERN 4 470.5625 131.8
Local PS 7 (36528) on Saturday, Local PS 5 (36464) on Sunday
Also talkgroups 32816 and 32848 (All on MSP system)
07/17/2011 Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills MA fire new frequencies:
453.7375 192.8 F1, 460.6375 167.9 F2 (M/A) (corrected)
Cotuit MA Fire new frequency 453.3875 173.8 (corrected)
Yarmouth MA Fire added 854.9625 146.2 with 453.150 167.9
08/02/2009 Pan-Mass Challenge temp repeater in Provincetown 453.000 D-503
08/01/2009 Eastham Fire new frequency 453.450
06/13/2009 Cape Cod Community College has licensed 855.7125
08/11/2008 Chatham, MA Fire activated UHF repeater on 453.375 103.5
08/03/2008 New (temporary) MSP site is up and running in Wellfleet
Zone 36 866.200, 866.375, 867.3125, 868.475, 868.6375 (data)
Also Pan Mass Challenge came into Ptown today. What is apparently a temporary
Repeater was carrying ops on
464.375 123.0. A ch 2 was referenced but not confirmed.
06/01/2008 Hyannis fire has rebanded their conventional freq from 868.2125 to 853.2125 203.5
02/06/2007 Milton, MA fire using 482.075 131.8
12/18/2007 Feature story: FM bandscan on Cape Cod
It’s becoming increasingly crowded on the FM broadcast band on Cape Cod
And it has nothing to do with Boston or Providence stations. A Christian
Organization has started operating several low power stations across the Cape
Updated as of this 9/28/2010 FM stations on the Cape are:
89.5 WNCK Nantucket NPR (WGBH)
90.1 WRYP Wellfleet Christian
90.1 WCAI Woods Hole NPR (WGBH)
90.3 WCCT Harwich Cape Cod Tech (WBUR)
90.7 WKKL West Barnstable Cape Cod Community College
91.1 WNAN Nantucket NPR (WGBH)
91.3 WFMR Orleans Community Radio (repeats WOMR)
91.5 WSDH Sandwich Sandwich High School (WBUR)
91.9 WFMB Falmouth Relay of WUMB (UMass Boston)
92.1 WOMR Provincetown Community Radio
92.7 WMVY Tisbury
93.5 WFQR Harwich
93.9 WRYP Centerville Christian
94.3 WZAI Brewster NPR
95.1 WXTK West Yarmouth News/Talk
96.3 WEII Dennis Sports (repeats WEEI Boston)
99.5 WRYP Sandwich Christian
99.9 WQRC Barnstable
101.1 WFRQ Mashpee
101.9 WCIB Falmouth
102.3 WGTX Truro
102.9 WPXC Hyannis
103.9 WKPE South Yarmouth
104.7 WOCN Orleans
106.1 WCOD Hyannis
106.5 * Barnstable Christian (WRYP) W293BN
107.5 WFCC Chatham
107.9 * Vineyard Haven NPR (WGBH) W300BE
Several other applications are pending with the FCC
11/25/2007 Dennis MA Fire simulcasting on 453.325 151.4
09/01/2007 MSP Troop D7 (Bourne) has moved to D-Ptl-3 (34032) on MSP 800 system
Worcester MA FD simulcasting on 460.050 D-051
10/24/2006 Cambridge trunk dropping 853.2625. FD Dispatch simulcast switching to 471.3125
Fireground F14 switching to 855.5625
They must be programmed in order. Talkgroups remain the same.
8/01/2006 Boston Fire has joining the PD in moving to DPL as follows:
F1 483.1625 D-174 Operations
F2 483.1875 D-265 Fireground 1
F3 483.2125 D-612 Special ops/Fireground 2
F4 483.2375 D-712 Evacuations/Fireground 3
F5 453.650 131.8 Station dispatch (no change)
The following are simplex (non repeated) narrowband channels:
F6 483.150 D-114 Fire academy
F7 483.175 D-125 Fire academy
F8 483.200 D-143 Fire academy
F9 483.225 D-311 Fire academy
F10 483.250 D-411 Fire alarm construction
F11 486.150 D-532 Special ops command
F12 486.175 D-175 Tactical
F13 486.200 D-243 Tactical
F14 486.225 D-026 Tactical
F15 486.250 D-051 Tactical
The change will be taking place before the end of July…
Major skip opening overnight lots of stations coming in…on 154.325 I am getting
a P-25 signal. Heard ambulance transporting to Charlton Hospital which is in
Fall River. Only nearby license on this frequency is
Channel 2 (460.450) DPL331 Area A
Channel 3 (460.225) DPL343 Area B
Channel 4 (460.400) DPL346 Area E
Channel 5 (460.500) DPL351 Area D
Channel 6 (460.175) DPL365 Area C
Channel 7 (460.300) DPL365 Car to Car
Channel 8 (460.125) DPL371 Records/Tows
Channel 9 (460.075) DPL411 Detectives
Channel 10 (460.250) DPL412 Detectives/Command
Channel 11 (460.375) DVP Detectives (scrambled)
Channel 12 (460.050) DPL464 Special Operations
Channel 13 (460.150) DPL465 Investigations
Channel 14 (460.275) DPL466 Interagency Ops
Channel 15 (460.475) DVP Command (scrambled)
Channel 16 (460.025 DPL506 Radio shop
5/11/2006 New Sandwich, MA FD simulcast 484.825 186.2 New Seekonk MA PD 470.8125 D-351
05/09/2006 New Northern Worcester County Fire frequencies:
453.750 123.0 Phillipston, 453.750 192.8 Harvard, 453.750 131.8
Tactical F1 453.9125, F2 453,9875, F3 458.9625, F4 460.5375 91.5 (Repeats 33.700)
Methuen MA Fire has reportedly switched PL to 192.8 on 154.010 which seems very odd to me
they are almost certain to get blasted by
Mashpee PD new rebanding frequency will be 854..9375
Lynn FD regional dispatch is shifting channel assignments
soon. Cities of Lynn, Swampscott and Nahant will all be dispatched on 154.415
857.2125 is still control but now using 866.600. 867.625
866.600, 867.625, 868.500 (unknown use)
02/23/2005 New FD freqs: Belmont MA 453.2375, Taunton MA 483.300
11/04/2004 Grafton MA new freqs: PD 471.675 FD 482.9875
Jordan’s Furniture (MOM) Avon 467.800, 467.925
09/28/2004 More new Red Sox: 452.8125, 451,4375, 452,1875
08/20/2004 Boston Red Sox have licensed three new frequencies
452.625, 461.225, 464.200…UPDATE:
464.200R D-031 seems to be an operations channel and
was heavily used Friday night during pre game festivities.
And then sporadically during the game.
07/25/2004 Democratic National Convention. As luck would have it an
Easterly wind is cutting down my reception of MSP Zone V
Boston PD 460.350 118.8 is crossed patched with their
158.910 D-612 and ITAC-3 867.5125 156.7…
Also Bapern Central is active 470.9875 D-654
Most active MSP groups 33360, 33680, 33904
MSP Zone V sop groups are being simulcast over the
Teamspeak Scan Massachusetts server. See teamspeak.org
And scancapecod.net for further details...there are other
Channels on TS for military air that should be busy too.
Most federal stuff is encrypted. Military air 260.900 AM
06/05/2004 Trouble on Hull MA new repeater on 159.120 110.9 skip is
interfering from the input 153.995…7/23 I’ve identified the
Now I’m trying to determine if
Input or they were running open squelch…………….
05/23/2004 Report from Fenway Park (Sunday’s Game)
Security 461.1375 D-043 still simulcast on 154.600 D-243???
464.875 D-265 Guest Services? That frequency and
452.625, 461.225, & 464.200 listed by FCC as “pending”
Concession 463.3625 D-712, Maintenance 463.3625 71.9
Oh yes a certain presidential candidate was there…
Secret Service was using “Charlie” 165.375 APCO-25
Was 98% scrambled using some inversion technique
Sounded like regular APCO25 in fringe area where
Info packets are missing. The two clear transmissions
Confirmed it was Kerry’s detail. He left after the 3 innings.
05/11/2004 Yarmouth MA FD using 453.150 167.9 still tied to 800 Trunk.
05/05/2004 Hull FD has licensed repeater on 159.120 110.9
04/23/2004 Pawtucket, RI PD now using 470.725, 471.075, 472.725
Second in RI to use APCO-25 after
03/25/2004 Plymouth MA FD switching to UHF 470.1, 470.750 210.7
Dedham MA FD switching to 453.6875 88.5
No. Middlesex FD 33.660 71.9 simulcast on 460.0375 131.8
03/08/2004 Mass Dept of Corrections has licensed a new 5 channel
trunk system at all of their prisons:
866.100, 866.825, 867.1125, 867.375, 868.325
01/23/2004 Norwell, MA PD reports they are now using 484.650 D-023
10/18/2003 Frequency updates: Onset, MA Fire 453.125 118.8
Rochester, MA Police 471.675 203.5 Fire 471.425 162.2
Essex, MA Police 483.300 PL is 162.2
In the wait until next year category: Boston Red Sox/Fenway Park:
Security 461.1375R D-043* secondary 463.325 103.5
Concession 463.3625 D-712, Maintenance 463.3625 71.9
Media 463.4125 71.9
* Security had been simulcast during playoffs on 154.600 D-243 ??????
08/27/2003 ARINC system licensed for Barnstable Municipal Airport:
854.8375, 856.8375, 857.8375, 858.9375, 860.8375
08/24/2003 City of Boston has licensed 866.9375 & 868.700
for public safety…unknown use
More to add on below profile on Public Safety dxing (below)
07/29/2003 Plymouth MA fire approved by FCC for 470.100 & 470.750
07/22/2003 MA State Fire Marshal has licensed 867.275,867.825,868.9875
for statewide use.
07/20/2003 Monitoring profile: The Changing Times of Dxing Public Safety:
Well after an endless winter and spring the summer season is
Here and I can finally get back to one of my favorite passions:
Dxing the public safety bands especially the VHF Hi and UHF.
Much has changed over the years. Truck systems have caused
Many favorites like Suffolk County, (LI) NY and Deleware SP,
Philadelphia and Baltimore police to disappear. But many
New towns and cities have moved into the vacated frequencies.
I have DX NC Highway Patrol hi band on 154.680 and Cape
Hatteras Coast Guard to the south. I have many hits in ME and
Canadian weather on 161.650 and 161.775 from Nova Scotia.
I have worked some DX as far away as NJ on 800 Mhz!
Of course the standard to see if conditions are right is FDNY.
The largest city still uses VHF hi frequencies although they have
Been reported to be switching to UHF digital
Noise is a problem, I mentioned the APCO 25 spray on VHF
453 Mhz is full of bleeps from various data systems
483-484 often has an annoying buzz I’m told is from some
taxi GPS like system…this comes in behind Boston Fire
F1 483.1625. You will generally find that
Conditions are best when the Bermuda High sets up shop
Offshore. Also if warm air is coming up over cooler air at the
Surface-often accompanied by fog. Interestingly enough I find
Some of my longest southern hits occur when a hurricane nears
Cape Hatteras! So the next time you hear a strange station
Maybe with a southern drawl give it a listen. If possible use a
Scanner with a PL decoder. Between the PL and Geographic
Locations over the air it should be pretty easy to figure out who
You are hearing. If you are stumped send me the frequency with
PL and I’ll check it against my massive list.
05/27/2003 Amtrak has licensed a 900 trunk system for South Station:
935.8875, 935.9375, 935.9875, 936.8875, 936.9375, 936.9875
I managed to take probably the last day off before summer for
a quick overnight to
APCO-25 for sometime: 151.400 Troop A, 154.935 Troop B
154.665 Troop C, 156.210 Troop D, 151,325 Troop E
and 152.630 Troop F. Many counties are now also using
APCO-25. 154.860 Carroll, 154.770 Grafton (some analog),
155.520 Hillsboro, 155.685 Merrimack, 154.815 Rockingham,
way with VHF digital and reportedly plans to VHF trunk in the
future. In Mass North Attleboro PD use 470.8875 and in RI
West Warwick PD uses 154.785. Connecticut State Police
Oops its reported
digital voice. Interesting thing is BMP left the 800 trunk
complaining about dead spots for their old 453.3 freq…….
new frequencies for security. The interesting thing is that
They are in the 476-478 range: 476.75, 477.000, 477.250,
477.500, 477.750, 478.000, 478.250 & 478.500. These are the
first ever upper 470 Mhz
allocations in the
New info in to me is that these are actionally the ESPN
Remote broadcast frequencies for the Marathon!!!
The other news is Nstar licensing new freqs for the Cape:
Barnstable 451.075, Orleans 451.150, Wellfleet 451.850,
Bourne 451.475, Tisbury 451.750.
PDs throughout the county. Zone 6 remains unchanged for now
02/25/2003 There was mention at work today of 800 radios being
reprogrammed sometime in March. This may be the signal
that the MSP zone 6 consolidation into zone 4 is finally
going to happen. I’ll be on spring break for March will
update this in April…
02/20/2003 New NOAA WX radio for marine wx 162.425 Gloucester, MA
01/12/2003 FCC shows new Arinc trunk at Logan (airlines)
451.3125, 451.4875, 451.5625, 451,7375, 452.1125
This is besides the 856-850.8875, 860.9375 system.
01/10/2003 Preliminary testing overnight…West Warwick RI PD
was received, had to adjust sound quality down a couple
then they sounded fine. Field trip is planned soon to CT
along I95 to check out CSP trunk…
01/09/2003 UPS has delivered my new digital 250D scanner today!
Watch here for the latest info….
Metrofire has finally put a PL on 154.220 input of 79.7
This should eliminate the skip that always plagues the
Repeater on 483.3125 131.8
12/23/2002 Wareham MA FD now using 460.2375 118.8
12/01/2002 Sorry to be so quiet…personal obligations have to come first…
Fire district 14 has license 471.050 in Northboro
And 453.3875 in Concord
Foxhunt: or frequency hunt as I call it. Not the easiest thing to do in the wake of 9/11 but I still try to do it with out being conspicuous. I keep the scanner under a coat with and use an ear bud to monitor. Topic lately has been itinerants. If you have a 780XLT or the forthcoming portable make use of the “special” search feature, which quickly scans all the common itinerant freqs.
Some years back I thought it was cool to listen to fast food orders. Now the same principal Mcdonalds started has spread to stores. Walk into most Gap stores and others and you’re likely to see clerks with headsets on and walkies on their waists. While most conversation is about inventory or special orders or how to ring something in there is occasionally something funny or interesting.
Here are some loggings:
Cape Cod Mall Gap 154.570 74.4// Old Navy Hyannis 151.955 74.4
Toys R’ Us Hyannis 154.600 94.8. Mashpee Common Gap 151.805 74.4
Greendale Mall Worcester Gap 154.570 74.4 Old Navy 151.925 131.8
Solomon Pond Mall Berlin Gap 154.515 74.4/Hoyts 154.600 CSQ
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets” a veritable feast! Mall Security: running a repeater on a FRS channel! 462.6375 88.5. Stores: Gap 151.805 74.4 Banana Republic: 151.955 74.4 Nike 464.550 D-134 Nautica 467.925 110.9.
Police officers at Patriot games reported using 470.525 103.5
Gillette Stadium personnel reported using Nextel.
Anyone tried to get a scanner inside? Pats Freqs?
06/03/2002 Hyannis FD now operating on 868.2125 203.5
simulcasting on 33.940 114.8
05/18/2002 Boston EMS simulcasting on 453.100 151.4
Rochester MA has licensed 471.425 & 471.750 unk use
Wareham MA FD switching to 460.2375 71.9
04/20/2002 Back from vacation and noticed something very interesting
in the mailbag:
866.125, 866.325, 866.3625, 866.5625, 866.625, 866.850
868.600, 868.825 Unknown what this will be used for???
More MA FDs are going UHF: Hudson 470.600 & 470.700
Maynard 470.900, Millis 483.700 D-065. Interestingly
Easton MA FD already using 471.175 has filed for 868.625
Always click the state links above for the latest info.
02/20/2002 Couple of updates from a member:
Blackstone MA FD 159.330 using DPL 565
Raynham using 453.900 D-371
Southwick MA FD 154.1975
10/30/2001 Dracut MA FD 155.055 new F2. Groveland MA FD 483.5125
Sudbury MA FD 482.750 127.3 Mass General Hospital 854.8375
Are coming in. Comm of Mass has established hazmat crews
Throughout the state. Statewide Tac 1 35472 is being used for
Coordination of these crews. Each Fire district has capiblilty on
This talk group receivable on all MSP zones.
10/01/2001 NOAA Weather radio has come to the white mountains of NH
KZC40 on 162.450 Stratham & KZC41 162.500 MT Wash
09/12/2001 Boston FD licensed 867.8625, 868.8625 for data transmission
08/23/2001 Massport Has licensed 453.9 for unknown use at Logan.
Westport MA FD has licensed 460.550
Since most are FD related I have published my latest lists:
And look at all these states added to fire frequency files!
203.5 I noticed another repeater using 146.2 that was giving out
trouble calls in the Cambridge & Hyde Park areas.
06/25/01 Mass Emergency Management has licensed 3 new frequencies
Amesbury 151.2575, Plymouth 151.3925, Northfield 154.2575
Unknown what usage is for these.
06/15/01 Warren RI PD 155.370 PL changed to 167.9 to eliminate
PD is using PL 141.3
06/12/01 Berkshire County Sheriff has licensed a 3 channel possibly trunk
05/10/01 Wilton NH fire heard on 154.3925 179.9
Marion MA now active on 483.425 173.8
04/30/01 Bellingham MA FD soon to be active 483.3875 D-065
04/15/01 Millville MA fire now using 33.820
04/12/01 Cambridge public safety has licensed several frequencies:
867.300, 867.4375, 867.6875, 868.7875, 868.7875 has been active
along with 856-860.7875. look for the others as the system expands.
04/01/01 Providence RI Citywide has moved again! Back to original primary
03/28/01 Many new updates etc: First MSP has licensed following:
866.200, 866.375, 867.3125, 868.475, 868.6375 These are already
in use as smartzone in Attleboro but are also licensed in following:
Amesbury, Barre, Greenfield, & Monterey so watch for smartzones
(fillers) for the MSP system in those areas.
MEMA has filed for following three narrow band frequencies
151.2575 Amesbury, 151.3925 Plymouth, 154.2575 Erving.
Mansfield & Hanover MA FDs have filed for 159.875 (MDTs?)
Townsend Ambulance 453.825, 453.725, 453.2875 (backup)
Norwell MA FD 453.175, Monson MA FD 33.460,153.740
AMR Brockton: 159.960, Harvard Business School 464.775
Springfield MA FD 158.775 (Fire alarm & arson squad)
03/27/01 Changes on the Cape Cod radio dial.
93.5 Harwich is now WDVT with a rock format
101.1 Falmouth is now WTWV with an 80’s format
03/17/01 New Apps: Belmont MA FD 482.775, Sudbury MA FD 482.750
Tisbury MA FD (Martha’s Vineyard) 154.070
03/14/01 Athol MA FD applied for 453.175 & 453.575
03/02/01 Frequency updates: Hingham MA FD 484.375, Plainville MA PD
483.375, Canton MA PD 471.350, Groveland MA FD 151.4375
Holliston MA FD 470.475
02/26/01 The Cape Cod arm of the MSP trunk system will soon undergo a
major upgrade: click here for details!
Frequency updates: Millis FD 483.700, 484.200
Topsfield FD: 453.4625, AMR: Natick 151.460 Paxton 159.735
02/21/01 Mass State Police Troop H has a new
02/20/01 Providence Citywide new main frequency: 463.950 167.9
02/16/01 Hopkinton MA FD going to 460.0875 shortly.
02/15/01 Berwick ME FD switching to 150.7825 162.2 while we’re in ME
Dave from ME has confirmed York ME 154.265 PL changed
From 173.8 to 97.4. Thank you very much.
01/17/01 Bulletin: Civil Air Patrol active looking for missing plane on Cape Cod 148.125, 148.150 & 123.100
Berwick ME New FD 150.7825 162.2 to be active shortly
01/13/01 Plainville MA fire 483.375 tone change to D-205
Warren MA PD 153.7625 DPL F1 154.770 CSQ F2
Warren MA FD 154.130 CSQ Disp, 153.830 FG, 460.5875 link
01/08/01 Westford MA FD now starting to use 471.325 107.2 future primary.
AMR has new repeater in Natick “Metro 2” 153.215 D-411
Town Taxi Hyannis new frequency pair B151.985 M159.795 192.8
01/01/01 Happy New Year. I’m still here, just has been little to report.
Announcing the relaunch of Cape Wide News.
10/07/00 Now that my headache from listening to all the debate scanners is gone back to regular programming. Umass Boston has changed and several other campuses have changed also so lets take a road trip across the state. Umass Boston: 460.100 141.3, UMass Lowell: 453.400 141.3,
09/23/00 New licenses: Bolton MA PD 482.850, Bolton MA FD 453.125 WWDP Ch. 46 is now Telemundo. Plymouth County FD future system: 483.100 F1, 483.200 F2, 483.400 F3, 483.475 F4, 483.775 F5, 483.925 F6
08/05/2000 President Clinton in Hyannis MSP ops on Troop D 800 #34128 Barnstable PD 855.2125 D-445, Secret Service on Oscar 164.8875 103.5 AF1 heard on wheels up on 119.5 (Hyannis) and wheels down 121.400 (Vineyard)
07/26/2000 New Springfield MA FD assignments: F1 154.400 82.5 Admin F2 154.175 82.5 Dispatch. F3 153.875 74.4 Hirise. F4 154.280 Intercity. F5 153.830 82.5 Fireground. F6 153.800 74.5 Fireground (primary)
Cape Cod Community College 452.800 210.7 Security
Cape Cod Community College 451.450 192.8 Maint
Barnstable High School 463.375 D-411
Rockland MA PD 453.7375 107.2 (corrected)
(Rockland courtesy of surfers like you)
Holland MA FD 154.010
Brockton MA 154.310 203.5 changing pl to 94.8
Salem NH FD 158.8125 PL change to 97.4
Merimack NH FD 154.415 136.5
York/York Beach ME 154.265 173.8
Weare NH 154.250 85.4
Essex PD 483.300 146.2 Should be active any day
Plainville FD 483.825
Ipswich PD 483.0625
Rehoboth FD currently on 154.100 100.0 look for them to switch to old PD channel 155.670 100.0 as PD now on 800. This will end the chronic interference their 154.100 repeater is picking up from Ulster county NY.
Sorry for the long delay...computers have been acting up forcing me to a backup
laptop...Brockton MA fire has applied for 154.145 possibly for fireground.
Saugus MA has a CH 3 154.0325 206.5
New active frequencies:
Abington MA Fire 482.950 D-754
Rockland MA Fire 482.675 D-754
Norton MA Fire 453.8625 D-351
Lynnfield MA Fire 482.700 131.8
Changes on the radio dial: 96.9 Boston is now WTKK with a talk format
93.5 Harwich is now WISE with an oldies format
8/01/99 MSP Troop D 800 system has been doing some patching/reprogramming causing ids to change. D1, D4 are now on D Ptl 1 33968, and D3,D7 are now on D Ptl 2 34000. Troop D2 has moved to D Ptl 3 34032 (Patched as 34035), and on D PTL 7 patched 34195 and D Ptl 10 patched 34291. See fleet ids via link above for more.
Frequencies: Wilmington MA FD 154.2875 D-025 repeater now active
Medfield MA FD Switching to 482.475 D-065
Sheffield MA PD filed for 154.785
Confirmed AMR Repeaters:
155.1675 D-423 Boston (Note frequency change)
152.405 D-023 Hopkinton
151.4625 D-071 Natick
Rhode Island State Police: There has been much confusion about channel usage since NHSP blew the north zone off 154.935 with their digital system.
155.505 118.8 New North Zone Operations
154.905 118.8 South Zone Operations
155.445 118.8 Statewide Tactical Repeater
155.610 118.8 Information (Future South Info)
159.150 118.8 Future North Info
for NH monitors: Nashua FD 151.205 103.5 Disp 154.325 103.5 FG
Lakes Region is testing new high band channels as follows:
160.155 173.8 F1 Disp, 159.990 173.8 F2 Alt Disp/Fireground,
160.110 173.8 F3 Fireground, 154.9875 173.8 F4 Fireground
154.280 F5 (Statewide) 154.3025 F6 Fireground
Just when you thought is was safe to turn on your radio/TV changes are looming on the broadcast bands. Eagle 93.7 is now Star 93.7 Lawrence MA.
Boston University has sold WABU (WNBU&WZBU) (TV chs 21,58,68)
The new company will be taking over in June stay tuned...
Rumors abound about several Cape Cod radio stations either having been sold or about to be sold. Again stay tuned.
MA PD 470.925 156.7 Haverill MA FD 154.3625 D-071
Ashburnham Police on 39.220 & 39.340 has changed PL from 110.9 to 127.3
Ashburnham Fire on 33.820 has changed PL from 118.8 to 127.3
New Freqs for RI: Middletown FD 151.055 D-315
Newport FD 154.1675 D-532 Coventry FD 453.125 D-546
Tiverton FD 471.7875 D-223 Tiverton PD 482.9625 D-065
Bulletin: Mashpee MA fire has changed to 33.680 114.8
Cohasset MA joining Scituate on 151.175 203.5
Marion MA FD future 483.425
New! Monitor Worcester's 800 Edacs system see my fleetids page for more.
Page down for latest AMR frequencies & PLs
Grafton MA FD new plan 46.480 167.9, 46.300 167.9, 458.9625 mob repeat
New Frequencies: (many for future use-PLs to follow)
Harvard Fire 33.040 Abington fd 482.950
Hudson MA fd 460.525 & 460.575 Ashland fire 471.100
Easton fd 471.175 Medfield fire 482.475
N Attleboro fd 453.5125 D-074 Chelmsford fd 482.775
Norton fire 453.8625, 453.9875 Acushnet fire 453.875
Wellesley fire 482.575 D-065 Agawam fire 151.055 100.0
Wilbraham fire 453.125 107.2 Lynnfield fire 482.700
Rockland fire 482.675
is a repost of AMR as they are going on line and PLs are coming in:
These repeaters are monitorable. You'll need a receiver with DPL such as the Relm scanners. I have listened to Scituate 155.3475 by programing in 155.350 and entering DPL 132.
Springfield 151.2575, 151,3375,
Worcester 151.3925 D-311, 151.4625
Pelham NH 155.3625 D-423
Goffstown NH 152.330 D-423
York ME 155.2275,
Scituate RI 155.3475 D-132
Wakefield area 155.355 179.9
Lynnfield area, 155.320 179.9
Worcester area 155.265 179.9 & 155.175 88.5
Springfield area 155.355 88.5,
Northampton area 155.205 107.2
Portland ME area 155.220 88.5
Boston area (old Brewster) 153.650,155.175,155.235, 155.400 all 91.5
& 155.385 131.8 (South of Boston).
458.4625 136.5 mobile repeater.
Ambulance is in process of licensing VHF freqs as the nextel takeover of SMRs
nears: AMR future plans are reportedly as follows: (PLs to follow)
Springfield 151.2575, 151,3375, Worcester 151.3925, 151.4625
Abington 155,3925, Peabody 155.3325, Pelham NH 155.3625,
Boston 155.4075, York ME 155.2275, Scituate 155.3475
Boston Medflight 130.575 CSQ, licensed for 150.805 & 155.205. 460.800?
Wakefield area 155.355 179.9 Lynnfield area, 155.320 179.9
Worcester area 155.265 179.9 & 155.175 88.5
Springfield area 155.355 88.5, Northampton area 155.205 107.2
Portland ME area 155.220 88.5
Boston area (old Brewster) 153.650,155.175,155.235, 155.400 all 91.5
& 155.385 131.8 (South of Boston).
458.4625 136.5 mobile repeater.
MA FD switching to 154.3625
NOTE THESE ARE NOT TYPOS BUT THE NEW FCC SPACING PLANS. MOST SCANNERS WILL ROUND OFF BUT SHOULD STILL PICK UP. FOR EXAMPLE 151.2575 WOULD ROUND OFF (OR PROGRAM IN) 151.260
Waltham MA FD Ch 4 153.875 123.0 (EMS)
Princeton MA PD using 151.295 PL 151.4
Acton MA FD reported testing on new future frequency 453.175 D-074
Attleboro MA PD now using 151.445 PL is 218.1
Boston Medflt reported using 130.575 for some ops,see below
Mass Environmental Police are switching over to the state 800 state system. They have been monitored on A&H and both troop D systems. See fleetids for more.
Looks like I was right in the first place: Bridgewater MA Fire reported using 460.525> PL changed to 107.2 due to inteference problem.
There are reports Boston Medflight is not satisfied with the 800 SMR system they have been using. Look for them to return to VHF possibly using 150.805. This frequency has also been reported as an input freq for Lexington Fire. Stay tuned for updates.
Another contribution: AMR (American Medical Response) ambs
using 155.175 88.5 in the central mass area from Springfield to Natick
Saugus MA fire now using 159.645 131.8
Another contribution:Milford Fire 453.125 97.4 F10 future primary
Walpole fire using 460.575 100.0
A contributer reports Cohasset DPW is using 153.875 with PL 107.2.
With the winter killing DX I've been playing with my AM radio at night. Here are some new loggings from nighttime.
530 Radio Christian International Turks/Caicos British West Indies.
750 WSB Atlanta GA
1580 Radio Canada (further ID not known.)
1700 WCMG Maimi Springs FL
12/01/97 Two new FM stations were logged while driving to Thanksgiving. WQVR 100.1 is in Southbridge MA. WHKK is 100.3 The Hawk in Providence with a rock and roll format.
Also during Thanksgiving drive it was noticed the Comm of Mass is installing the TIS system on some major highways. Signs were seen on Rt 128 & I495. They are believed to be in use on the Turnpike also. Despite the fact a sign on 495 NB just before the Pike exit was flashing for an urgent advisory I was unable to pick up anything on the posted 530 AM frequency.
Marthas Vineyard FD Disp 154.325 now has PL 91.5
10/1/97 The new south shore commuter rail is using 161.490
9/19/97 WXTK Yarmouth has moved to 95.1 from 94.9. This allows for easy reception of WHOM 94.9 MT Washington throughout much of the area.
NYNEX is now officially known simply as Bell Atlantic
8/29/97 2 boston radio stations have switched positions. WKLB has moved to 99.5 while WOAK has taken KLBs old slot at 96.9 and changed call to WSJZ.
Fallon ambulance has added PL 67.0 to 161.220
Wilmington MA fire using 154.235 PL 203.5
8/25/97 Effective today MRS boston has returned to its old channel for primary ops 462.725 167.9 the 463.850 151.4 has been experiencing interference and will now be F4 backup.