Some WEMLEC channels to check out

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zerg901

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from 2020 info

WEMLEC - Mt Tom 1 - 453.90 R - PL 206.5 or NAC 223

WEMLEC - Mt Tom 2 - 452.2875 R - PL 206.5 or NAC 223

for tactical ops
 

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you have a typo on the frequency for Mt Tom 2:

WEMLEC - Mt Tom 2 - 452.5875 R - PL 206.5 or NAC 223

both under FCC call sign WQCC994 , location 1, which has: 452.5875, 453.9000, 460.2250, 460.4750
 

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There are no free public safety channels available and if you find something often it is at such low power you need to use multiple sites and use a voter or simulcast to get the signal heard. So if you want a radio system, you need to look into the business band.

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creeperjeep: When I corrected the above typo, I did a FCC search and learned it was a business channel. So I went back in history to see how they got this business frequency in the 1st place.


On 4/6/2005 they specifically requested to add on 452.5875, filed for a FCC waiver of rule "Authorized by waiver of Rule 90.20(c)(3) granted 7/27/05 ". So they "claimed" there were no more UHF public safety frequencies available, wanting 452.5875 regardless. Now 452.5875 is not just a business frequency, it's specifically allocated as "LA - Automobile Emergency Coordinator", which is for AAA towing or private towing companies. My opinion is the 452.5875 frequency was very clean in western MA, so they specifically picked it to obtain it for public safety. The above link is the 4/6/2005 application and they provided an attachment/waiver asking the FCC to approve it, which hit was.

The FCC allocation chart has certain frequencies (public safety & business) allocated for certain reasons. In business, there are VHF & UHF frequencies for "oil spill disasters & environmental clean up", and you can only get granted a license if you are using it for that usage, so certain frequencies have no one licensed on them in MA, or CT, or NH, or ME, for example...
 

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iirc there are 1 or 2 business band channels used for public safety interops in the Hartford CT area - maybe the same radio shop is involved
 
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