MA National Guard local and state wide frequencies

Squelchtone

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Good Evening,

With National Guard being activated, I would like to add their statewide or regional frequencies into my scanners, can
anyone confirm some of them for the Worcester and Metro West areas or state wide channels?

Are any of these old listings still in use?

142.5625 N854MA ARNG Repeater
142.5625 PL 167.9 MA ARNG Repeater Mt. Wachusett
139.3 MA ARNG Repeater Milford
49.79 PL 131.8 MA ARNG Repeater Worcester

Thank you,
Squelchtone
 

KB1UAM

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I have 49.9300 PL. 110.9 Listed for Southeastern Massachusetts as an active National Guard Repeater. Hear them quite frequently on the weekends when they are training.
 

ecps92

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the 49 Mhz Repeaters are all linked back to the HUB VHF Hight at Mt Wachusett

139.3000 was in Waltham and changed to 138.3625 during some NTIA required changes.

I would also suspect as we have during other major events they maybe given MEMA Cache radios
and appear on the LPS or Events channels/Talkgroups on the Commonwealths 700/800 Trunk
Good Evening,

With National Guard being activated, I would like to add their statewide or regional frequencies into my scanners, can
anyone confirm some of them for the Worcester and Metro West areas or state wide channels?

Are any of these old listings still in use?

142.5625 N854MA ARNG Repeater
142.5625 PL 167.9 MA ARNG Repeater Mt. Wachusett
139.3 MA ARNG Repeater Milford
49.79 PL 131.8 MA ARNG Repeater Worcester

Thank you,
Squelchtone
 

cmpsa

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this is what I had as confirmed last year:
VHF:
142.5625 Rptr PL 146.2 This was standalone VHF repeater {Mt Wachusett, Princeton Rptr}.
142.5625 Rptr PL 167.9 This is same VHF repeater, but when crosspatched to one of the statewide low band repeaters.
139.3000 simplex/rptr PL ??? Ops (statewide)
139.3000 Rptr PL 131.8 Someone on scanner website confirmed this was their "field deployable repeater" {2 years ago now}
??? simplex P25 digital Apparently, select MA Army National Guard staff (including Military Police) have & carry Motorola P25 VHF portables. Freq unknown/TBD.

138.3625 I was not aware of this freq, which is stated above it replaced former 139.3000. I will add 138.3625 into my scanner and see what I hear. Probably explains why I had in my notes mid summer 2019, 139.3000 was very quiet.

Low Band Rptrs:
49.6900 Rptr PL 110.9 Boston Rptr
49.7100 Rptr PL 110.9 Adams Rptr {Mt Greylock}
49.7900 Rptr PL 110.9 Springfield Rptr
49.7900 Rptr PL 131.8 Worcester Rptr {Worc Airport}
49.9300 Rptr PL 110.9 Plymouth Rptr {Pine Hill}
 

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put them both in and see what you hear, not like you are spending money on crystals for the old scanners.

chris
 

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:D As I tell people who worry about taking too many digital pictures, it's not as if you are going to run out of electrons.


put them both in and see what you hear, not like you are spending money on crystals for the old scanners.

chris
 

cmpsa

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central190:
142.5625 Rptr PL 167.9 MA ARNG Repeater Mt. Wachusett. This repeats some of the low band repeaters (when crosspatched). This rptr transmits from Mt Wachusett Princeton, so the signal is quite strong statewide.

138.3625 PL ??? This is a totally separate frequency apparently used by MA ANG (unsure if it's the Waltham repeater output) or whether it's used statewide in simplex operations, etc. I've had it in my scanner the past 3 weeks and haven't heard a peep out it, yet.
 

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There are a number of agencies that use or can use both digital and analog. Be careful that by entering a NAC or PL you don't block traffic.

chris
 

KEWB-N1EXA

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I Had what sounded like P25 but it didn't decode on my 996 this morning on 138.875 I'm in New Bedford so i'm 10-12 mile over the air
From The MMR ( Otis ) on the Cape.

Peter N1EXA
 

cmpsa

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central190: I confirmed the 142.5625 Rptr transmission (from post above this past Tuesday). I heard someone talking on the 49.7900 Rptr PL 131.8 Worcester Rptr {Worc Airport}, which was crosspatched out the 142.5625 Rptr PL 167.9. 142.5625 Rptr has not talked since Tuesday. I have a dedicated radio locked on 142.5625, it has been dead silent (analog or P25). Maybe they know we are listening to them? :unsure:
 

cmpsa

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I forgot to record the time, but maybe like 4pm-ish I heard 1 radio transmission on the 142.5625 Mt Wachusett Rptr, 2 guys doing a radio test. It was only in P25 digital, NAC $854. I heard no analog traffic today at all (unless I missed one while downstairs in my house). When I heard the P25 traffic, there was nothing out any of the low band statewide rptrs. I have 1 VHF mobile radio & scanner locked on the 142.5625 and 2nd scanner scanning the low band rptrs to see when VHF is crosspatched to the low band ones. I will keep monitoring all low band & VHF (mentioned earlier above posts).
 
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