No and no. Although there are many different users on 154.430 (Monmouth & Mercer counties, locally) and with only a basic scanner you will hear them all. With a more advanced scanner, you can tune out everybody except Monroe Township. Do note that Monroe only does paging on that channel, not full 2-way dispatch communications.do you need a trunking scanner to monitor monroe township,nj's fire dispatch frequency:154.43000 and middlesex counties police hotline frequency:453.47500 ?
No for fire, and no for the EMS paging channel (155.235). You would need a digital trunking scanner to listen to Franklin's 2-way EMS communications.one last question: do you need trunking scanner to monitor franklin township,nj's fire frequency:154.14500 and ems?
What Jim is saying here when he mentions a more advanced scanner is one that would allow you to program CTCSS (PL) DCS (DPL) tones along with the frequencies you want to monitor, especially 154.4300 because as Jim mentioned, there are many users on it in New Jersey. Programming the tone that is "assigned" to the frequency allows you to only hear the agency you want to listen to and not the others who use that frequency and are within receiving range of your scanner. Tones for frequencies are listed in the databases here in the Tone column to the right of the frequency column.No and no. Although there are many different users on 154.430 (Monmouth & Mercer counties, locally) and with only a basic scanner you will hear them all. With a more advanced scanner, you can tune out everybody except Monroe Township.
And except for North Brunswick PD, which is digital conventional. Also, Monroe Fire Ops are low-power tactical channels, you won't hear them from South Brunswick unless you're on one shoulder of 535 and they're right across the yellow lines (okay, I exaggerate a little, but I would guess a half-mile tops).Any scanner would work for all except some of Monroe Twp's operations.
Monroe EMS is mostly a paid service. They have no pagers, alerting is done via trunked radio or in-house via landline / hardwire connection.There is a talk group on the trunk system listed as EMS dispatch for them but pager alerting cannot be done via a trunk system. It has to be done via a conventional frequency and there is none listed for that on the database here so I don't know how EMS is alerted. Maybe someone who monitors them can shed some light on that for you.