Woods Hole/Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority

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jeffkett
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Woods Hole/Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority

#1 Post by jeffkett » 05 Aug 2019 20:11

I have had these notes for a while. A question was brought up on another forum. I got off my duff and finally cleaned them up.......

I've got some random notes regarding the SteamShip. The food services are on the RDC Communications NXDN UHF Trunk. Each Ship has its own talk group and there may be a common call group . T/G Ids are from 2501-2509 (although there may be more.). Out of the 3 frequencies on WPDR206, I have only heard 151.355 DPL 465 with comms to Hyannis. Each ship has their own on board comms usually only active while loading, departing and arriving. Here are some from a couple years back.

Woods Hole Parking Lot 150.050 225.7 Inverted speech
Vineyard Haven/Oak Bluffs Term Ops 158.400 110.9
The Martha's Vineyard 158.190 179.9
The Woods Hole 160.770 110.9
The Nantucket 158.220 179.9
The Island Home 153.780 123.0
The Sankaty and The Governor 154.570 67.0
The Gay Head 159.600 179.9
The Iyannough 154.600 71.9

Other Water Transport
Lady Martha - Hyannis 463.600 218.1
Lady Martha - Oak Bluffs 467.925 CSQ
Chappaquidick Ferry 157.545 171.3
Oak Bluffs Harbor Master 156.575 CSQ
Vineyard Haven Harbor Master 156.725 CSQ
Vineyard Haven/Edgartown Launch 156.425 CSQ

Would love to see any adds, deletes, corrections. Thanks Jeff

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#2 Post by sawyer100 » 08 Aug 2019 23:16

circa 2009: A log of these should be in the WIKI, as I personally submitted them (only Steamship Authority). This was when I was the radio tech for the US Coast Guard, and I was always was traveling 5-10 times a month on the ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket. So I found out that only 1 ferry used their FCC licensed freq. Each ferry had their own separate freq, which the remainder of them were unlicensed business freqs. It took me 3 months to verify each & very boat. My close call would catch multiple VHF freqs in use, and I had to watch the employees who was talking on which ferry to match the freq to what ferry.

At that time around 2009, each portable had a sticker of the ferry name, so it seemed to me the portables were not interchangable, just programmed for that ferry.

I tried to monitor marine freqs, but that talked so much, it was hard to keep track of (especially near the water or on 1 of the 2 islands).

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#3 Post by jeffkett » 09 Aug 2019 17:14

Got down by the Woods Hole Ferry today. It seems they ditched the Speech Inversion.
I was getting clear voice on the 150.050 225.7 . Jeff

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