154.430 - Carroll County

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Hey guys, just using a small handheld ham radio to scan some local analog stuff today and came across some EMS dispatch traffic that I didn’t recognize. It didn’t sound like anything local to my area. I’m in Wolfeboro, in Carroll County. According to radio reference, this freq in my county is for a small town FD, local ops. They don’t have their own dispatch or ambulance service. I heard and male and female dispatcher on the same channel dispatching two different EMS incidents. At almost the same time.

Any thoughts on what I might have been hearing? It was a little broken and I couldn’t make out the towns in the transmission.

Thanks guys! Just curious.
 

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Might have been Southwest NH District Fire Mutual Aid, KCF-415. They have a large simulcast system in the southern part of the state with multiple mountaintop transmitters. I'd be surprised if you heard it on a handheld up there but it's not out of the question.
 

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Might have been Southwest NH District Fire Mutual Aid, KCF-415. They have a large simulcast system in the southern part of the state with multiple mountaintop transmitters. I'd be surprised if you heard it on a handheld up there but it's not out of the question.
Thanks, could be. And it was only these couple of transmissions then nothing after that. So it’s possible it was a freak thing.
 

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Covers quite well North/South/East and West

Many of the Regional Dispatch Centers have pretty good Flame Thrower transmit sites.
159.9000 Lakes Region is heard 24/7 into Boston as it SWNHFMA on 154.4300
Hey guys, just using a small handheld ham radio to scan some local analog stuff today and came across some EMS dispatch traffic that I didn’t recognize. It didn’t sound like anything local to my area. I’m in Wolfeboro, in Carroll County. According to radio reference, this freq in my county is for a small town FD, local ops. They don’t have their own dispatch or ambulance service. I heard and male and female dispatcher on the same channel dispatching two different EMS incidents. At almost the same time.

Any thoughts on what I might have been hearing? It was a little broken and I couldn’t make out the towns in the transmission.

Thanks guys! Just curious.
 

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It was definitely SWNHFMA, I caught it again today, loud and clear. Swanzy FD was being dispatched. Pretty impressive to pick up on a small handheld in Wolfeboro.
 

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It would be interesting to know which towers you're picking them up on. Most days, they test each tower separately - I think it's around 7:30am and/or 7:30pm. If you happen to catch that, post which one(s) you hear.
 

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Will do. My house is on a hill about a mile from Lake Winnipesaukee and I can see the water with a clear view across the lake from the deck, which faces south / south west. So I’m not totally surprised I am getting some of this.
 

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Oh yeah, that's not too surprising then. From there, you're probably picking up at least Mount Sunapee.
 

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I'm in Sanborville, NH (Carroll County) and frequency 154.430 is:
154.43000 WQI465B136.5 PLFreedom FDFreedom Fire Local OpsFMNFire-Tac
It is dispatched by the Ossipee Valley Mutual Aid Association (OVMAA).
 

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is Carroll dispatching on that frequency or still a Local/Tac channel?

Never know when it's time to update my scanner Zones.

John M
 

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With certain weather conditions, VHF signals can travel a great distance beyond normal transmitter range.
 

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Hey all, circling back to this. Same frequency I heard FD dispatching a trailer fire. I swear they said it was in Gilford. I know it wasn’t Gilford in central NH.

The only other one I know of is Guilford, ME. Multiple other departments were dispatched but it was a broken transmission and I couldn’t make it out.

Any other thoughts? I would just assume it was Southwest NH if I didn’t hear Gilford.

Thanks guys.
 

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Hey all, circling back to this. Same frequency I heard FD dispatching a trailer fire. I swear they said it was in Gilford. I know it wasn’t Gilford in central NH.

The only other one I know of is Guilford, ME. Multiple other departments were dispatched but it was a broken transmission and I couldn’t make it out.

Any other thoughts? I would just assume it was Southwest NH if I didn’t hear Gilford.

Thanks guys.
It was Southwest. The call you were listening to was for Guilford, Vt.
 
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