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|38928||MEMA-E||Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, eastern MA. Very interesting comms here during severe weather and other events such as hazmats.
 
|38928||MEMA-E||Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, eastern MA. Very interesting comms here during severe weather and other events such as hazmats.
 
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|39152||MA Environmental Police MEP-1||Statewide talkgroup for operations.
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|39120||MA Environmental Police MEP-4||Environmental Police Ch. 4 West Dispatch (Rarely used on the Cape_
 
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|39184||MA Environmental Police MEP-2||Secondary statewide ops, primarily talkaround.
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|39152||MA Environmental Police MEP-1||Environmental Police Ch. 1 East Dispatch
 
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|39216||MA Environmental Police MEP-3||Tertiary statewide ops, talkaround. Rarely used on Cape Cod.
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|39184||MA Environmental Police MEP-2||Environmental Police Ch. 2 East Talk-Around
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|39216||MA Environmental Police MEP-3||Environmental Police Ch. 3 West Talk-Around (Rarely used on the Cape)
 
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|39344||MA Parole Board||Rare activity.
 
|39344||MA Parole Board||Rare activity.
 
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|58256||Motorola Techs||Reported statewide APCO-25 digital. Nothing heard on Cape Cod as of yet.
 
|58256||Motorola Techs||Reported statewide APCO-25 digital. Nothing heard on Cape Cod as of yet.
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Revision as of 07:19, 17 February 2017



Newsflash!

On Thursday 9/7/06 at approximately 1410 I heard APCO-25 transmissions on the MSP Zone 04 system for the first time ever. This was talkgroup 57424, which is used by the Motorola Radio Techs. At approx 1100 this date the techs had briefly put Zone 04 into "failsoft" while they did some work on the system. I'm not sure what the extent of the work was. When the P25 transmissions were heard, interestingly frequencies 856.2375 and 857.2375 were used. These frequencies were not part of Zone 04. I'm still in the learning process and will report on further developments and/or information.

Overview

The Massachusetts State Police operate a statewide 800 MHz trunked radio system (sysid 0d14). On Cape Cod, MSP Zones 04 and 06 are used. Zone 04 covers from the Cape Cod Canal to Eastham. Zone 06 covers Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown areas. The Zone 04 smartzone has five simulcast locations. For a detailed map check this page at Steve Johnson's superb Eastern Mass Trunking System Information webpage. Most police departments and all fire departments on Cape Cod utilize the MSP system. There are six police department that remain on conventional 800 MHz, but each has a talkgroup on the MSP system and all mobile and portable radios have access to county-wide and regional talkgroups for interoperability. Cape Cod's Fire and EMS service is a model for mutual aid and interoperability, using OPS talkgroup assignments for working fires, hazmat incidents, and other large scale events. Zone 04 is without a doubt the busiest of all of the MSP smartzones. It is hoped at some point that Zone 06 will be consolidated into Zone 04 to provide additional frequencies, as during the daylight hours Zone 04 approaches or reaches saturation often.

This page shows the current Zone 04 and Zone 06 frequencies, followed by a list of all talkgroups used on Cape Cod. Talkgroups that appear on both Zone 04 and Zone 06 are noted in the remarks section.

MSP Zone 04 Frequencies

Frequency Usage
854.2125 Voice and CW ID
854.3625 Voice and Control Channel
854.7375 Voice
855.5375 Voice and Control Channel
856.2375 Voice
856.2625 Voice
857.2375 Voice
857.2625 Voice
858.2125 Voice
859.2125 Voice and Control Channel
859.2375 Voice and Control Channel
860.2125 Voice Out w/Rebanding
860.2375 Voice Out w/Rebanding
860.4625 Voice Out w/Rebanding

MSP Zone 06 Frequencies

Frequency Usage
856.2125 Voice and Alternate Control Channel
857.2125 Primary Control Channel
851.6000 Voice
852.6250 Voice
853.5000 Voice
859.0625 Voice

Cape Cod Talkgroups

Talkgroup Identification Remarks
33968 MSP D-PTL-1 Troop D Middleboro HQ, D1 Norwell, D4 Middleboro Barracks.
34000 MSP D-PTL-2 D3 Dartmouth Barracks.
34032 MSP D-PTL-3 D2 South Yarmouth, D7 Bourne, and (rarely) D5 Marthas Vineyard Barracks.
34064 MSP D-PTL-4 Troop D Special Events and Car to Car. Periodic activity.
34128 MSP SOPS-8 Special Operations for Cape and Islands area.
34160 MSP D-ATG MSP All Talkgroups Dispatch. May appear as 34161 on Trunktracker I scanners. (235XLT, 895XLT, PRO-90, PRO-91, PRO-2050 etc).
34288 MSP DET-D1 Troop D Detectives. Periodic activity.
34320 MSP DET-D2 Troop D Detectives. Periodic activity.
34544 MSP SSS-D Troop D Special Services. Very little activity.
34576 MSP SSS-D2 Troop D Special Services. Very little activity.
34704 MSP NARC-D Troop D Narcotics.
34864 MSP ATTF-D Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force. Very little activity.
35024 MSP FM-S State Fire Marshall South. Activity during and after major fires.
35184 MSP EXEC-D Troop D Governor's Security. Nothing heard!
35344 TECH-SW Motorola radio techs. Statewide analog.
35472 MSP STATE MSP Statewide, primarily used by MSP Airwing Helicopters.
35792 MSP TALK MSP "Talkaround"
36464 LOCPS-5 Local Public Safety talkgroup used on Cape Cod.
36496 CNTYPD Barnstable County Sheriff Dispatch Center. Also known as LOCPS-6.
36976 DEM-2 Department of Environmental Management - Fire Towers south.
37040 Statewide Prison Transport System Heard in all smartzones.
37264 Barnstable Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.480 114.8.
37296 Bourne Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.640 114.8.
37328 Brewster Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.520 114.8.
37360 Chatham Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.620 114.8.
37390 Cape & Islands EMS Haven't heard activity here in a long time.
37424 Centerville Osterville Marstons Mills Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.840 114.8.
37456 Cotuit Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.560 114.8.
37488 Dennis Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.860 114.8.
37520 Eastham Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.820 114.8.
37552 Falmouth Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.780 114.8.
37584 Harwich Fire & EMS Simulcast 33.960 114.8 and 460.550 118.8.
37616 Hyannis Fire & EMS Talkgroup is a simulcast of operations frequency 853.2125 203.5. Also, 33.940 114.8 is a simulcast.
37648 Mashpee Fire & EMS Simulcast on 33.680 114.8.
37680 Orleans Fire & EMS Simulcast on 33.740 114.8.
37712 Provincetown Fire & EMS Simulcast on 33.460 114.8. Talkgroup heard on both Zone 04 and Zone 06.
37744 Sandwich Fire & EMS Simulcast on 33.600 114.8 and 484.825 186.2.
37776 Truro Fire & EMS Simulcast on 33.660 114.8. Talkgroup heard on both Zone 04 and Zone 06.
37808 Wellfleet Fire & EMS Simulcast on 33.540 114.8. Talkgroup heard on both Zone 04 and Zone 06.
37840 West Barnstable Fire & EMS Simulcast on 33.480 114.8?
37872 Yarmouth Fire & EMS Simulcast on 453.150 167.9.
37904 Joint Base Cape Cod Fire Operations remain on 173.5875 P25.
37936 Barnstable County Fire Admin Seems to be primarily used by C.O.MM. Fire.
37968 Barnstable County OPS-3 Third ops channel for fires and/or major events.
38000 Barnstable County OPS-2 Second ops channel for fires and/or major events.
38032 Barnstable County Fire Mutual Aid Operations. OPS channel assignments. Apparatus status checks. Daily roll calls.
38064 Barnstable County OPS-1 First ops channel for fires and/or major events.
38096 Barnstable Police Assigned for possible future use.
38128 Bourne Police Assigned for possible future use.
38160 Brewster Police "Base" and "K" units.
38192 Chatham Police "368" is dispatch, "100" series are command staff, "200" series are sergeants, "300" series is patrol.
38224 Dennis Police "Dennis Base" and "Item" units.
38256 Eastham Police "710" is dispatch, "David" units.
38288 Falmouth Police "372" is dispatch, "Oscar" units.
38320 Harwich Police "373" is dispatch, "G" units.
38352 Mashpee Police Now being used as main operations channel. "Headquarters" is dispatch. "Adam" units are command staff, "Sam" units are sergeants, "Paul" units are patrol officers, "David" units are detectives, "Charlie" units are civilians, "Robert" units are reserve officers.
38384 Orleans Police "709" is dispatch, "Mike" units.
38416 Provincetown Police "371" is dispatch, "Able" units. This talkgroup is heard in both Zone 04 and Zone 06.
38448 Sandwich Police Some activity occasionally for secondary ops.
38480 Truro Police "700" is dispatch, "Baker" units. This talkgroup is heard in both Zone 04 and Zone 06.
38512 Wellfleet Police "370" is dispatch, "Charlie" units. This talkgroup is heard in both Zone 04 and Zone 06.
38544 Yarmouth Police Assigned talkgroup not currently in use.
38576 Cape Cod Police ADM-1 Admin 1, intended for use by upper Cape Cod police departments. Sees very little use, but occasionally you'll hear detail officers using it. Some "silly" comms here when they do, as they don't realize they can be heard!
38608 Cape Cod Police ADM-2 Admin 2, same as above but for mid-Cape PD's.
38640 Cape Cod Police ADM-3 Admin 3, same as above but for lower-Cape PD's.
38672 Cape Cod Fire ATG Reported "all talkgroup" talkgroup for fire/EMS, but never used.
38704 Cape Cod Police ATG Reported "all talkgroup" talkgroup for police, but never used.
38768 County Health Weekly radio checks. Very little activity.
38928 MEMA-E Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, eastern MA. Very interesting comms here during severe weather and other events such as hazmats.
39120 MA Environmental Police MEP-4 Environmental Police Ch. 4 West Dispatch (Rarely used on the Cape_
39152 MA Environmental Police MEP-1 Environmental Police Ch. 1 East Dispatch
39184 MA Environmental Police MEP-2 Environmental Police Ch. 2 East Talk-Around
39216 MA Environmental Police MEP-3 Environmental Police Ch. 3 West Talk-Around (Rarely used on the Cape)
39344 MA Parole Board Rare activity.
58256 Motorola Techs Reported statewide APCO-25 digital. Nothing heard on Cape Cod as of yet.


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