Misc Questions - Boston Mass area

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zerg901

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Here are a few questions for the Boston Mass area. Peter Sz

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Framingham DPW 471.125 - ???

Anyone have PL or callsigns or confirmed usage or channel name or channel use?

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471.10 - Norton PD - ???

Anyone have PL or purpose or name or confirmed use?

Norton also licensed 471.20 R in May of 2007
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471.075 - Ashburnham Light - ???

Anyone have confirmed usage, channel name, IDs, PL, etc ???

The license was pending in May of 2005
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Trinity Ambulance - new HT channels - ????

Trinity Ambulance licensed 471.025 & 470.75 for portable radio use.
Anyone hear them in use? PL? Channel name???
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Anyone hear Boxford using 471.00 or 471.55 ???

My notes show that 471.55 was pending in December of 1999.
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Harvard Mass FD - 470.875 - licensed March 2007

Anyone hear this channel in use? PL ? Power level? Analog? Narrowband?
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Westford EMA - 470.825 - ???

Can anyone confirm that Westford Emergency Management Agency is still
using 470.825? PL? Weekly or daily radio test? IDs? Usage?

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Merrimack Valley Transportation - ?????

470.725

470.525

471.175

483.55

(the last 3 were pending in April 2008 for Golden Hill in Haverhill)

In use? PL? Channel names? Confirmed Usage? etc
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Mansfield PD - 470.50 - ???

Anyone have a confirmed PL or DPL or NAC for this channel? What is the
channel used for?

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Cape Ann Transportation - 470.375 - ???

Channel in use? PL? Usage? Channel Name?
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Lunenburg Water - 470.375 - ???

Confirmed usage of the channel? PL? Repeater?

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Middleborough channels ???

Can anyone confirm the school or DPW or Town Hall freqs? Any PLs?

Fire - 470.70

Police - 470.825

School - 461.5375

DPW - 470.60

Town Hall / Inspectors - 470.325

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Sterling FD freqs - ???

Sterling FD - 453.40 + 460.0625

Channel names? Confirmed usage? PL? daily tests?

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Wentworth University channels - ???


Wentworth University channels - posted July 2007 to the sme2 list - anyone know if they
are still used?

Police - 462.30 - DPL 071

Security & Housing - 464.35 - PL 127.3

Mtnce - 461.525 - maybe PL 206.5
 

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One Middleborough frequency is incorrect, it is not 470.325, it's 470.375, pl 203.5 Water Dept.
Can't respond on the School frequency, PD is 103.5 pl, FD is 203.5 pl (secondary 91.5), DPW is 131.8 pl.
 

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Thanks for the updates. Anyone else have more info? Peter Sz
 

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Mansfield PD is encrypted P25 so you can't listen in to them.

On a side note, I actually managed to get Wakefield PD last night (I live on the Mansfield/Easton line) with my psr-300 handheld and watson amp. That's the farthest I've got from here so far, I'm psyched.
 

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Try 483.875 PL 203.5 for Mansfield PD Special Events - that channel might not be encrypted. (per scan new england) Peter Sz
 

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Try 483.875 PL 203.5 for Mansfield PD Special Events - that channel might not be encrypted. (per scan new england) Peter Sz
This is Mansfield's only analog (non encrypted) police channel.
It's used mainly for details such as Great Woods concerts. (I refuse to use
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Martin - thanks for the Masfield PD info. Do they call 483.875 "Channel 3"? If 472.275 is their main channel, then I assume they would call 472.275 "Channel 1". And their other channel might be - going out on a limb here - Channel 2? Peter Sz
 

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I get your SME2 posts as a daily digest updates right on my blackberry yet somehow I missed this inquiry when you sent it (I think I vaguely remember it), Let me check my notes when I get home from work re: Wentworth because I dispatched for their police department for a year and a half and during that time they got a new primary channel for Police Dispatch. This was just over two and a half years ago when I resigned. The rest of the frequencies and PL's remain the same but the usage has changed from what I can remember:

Housing - 462.30 - DPL 071 (mostly Residence Aides (RA's) on rounds talking with eachother and Resident Directors (RD's) busting parties and drinking/drug activities)

Channel 2/Security (student patrol, special event PD and administrative usage) - 464.35 - PL 127.3

Maint "Physical Plant" - 461.525 - PL 206.5

The Police ch 1 and Housing channels are direcly accessed through the dispatch console at the PD. Channel 2 and physical plant channel are tied into the console for recording purposes by an external Motorola M1225 radio on a power supply. All the portable radios for the officers were reprogrammed to accomodate the new frequencies.
 

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I am getting someone on 461.625R PL 206.5 - mentions of Wentworth Hall and beatty Hall - sounds like mtnce guys. Is that the Wentworth University mtnce freq? Peter Sz
 

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Martin - thanks for the Masfield PD info. Do they call 483.875 "Channel 3"? If 472.275 is their main channel, then I assume they would call 472.275 "Channel 1". And their other channel might be - going out on a limb here - Channel 2? Peter Sz
Peter, the channel is 472.25 not 275.

The allocation is:

Ch 1 - 472.25 (encrypted)
Ch 2 - 470.50 (encrypted)
Ch 3 - 483.875 (analog)

There is very little activity on Ch 3. It was supposed
to be used for traffic details, especially Great Woods concerts.
 

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Westford EMA

As far as Westford EMA goes, I haven't head them doing any radio tests, but I did hear WFD operating some drills using this frequency a few weeks ago.
 

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Thanks macphersonj - thats interesting. Peter Sz
 

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I just noticed that Westford EMA is also licensed on 472.325. Maybe they use more than 1 freq.
 

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Harvard FD PL is 100.0. It is narrowband (as any T-band channel evenly divisible by .250 has to be).
 

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During the recent hurricane and some snow storms I have heard the Westford DPW repeated/patched on 470.3500. I have also heard what seems to be the fire department on it.

As of last year, Wentwoth PD operates on 463.6875 D311. I believe they also have a digital housing channel that can be found over at SNE, not sure what it is though.
 
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