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Revision as of 08:01, 17 February 2017

Worcester Trunked Radio System

IMPORTANT NOTE:The system converted from an EDAC system which was EOL to P25 and went live on 2016.08.11


P25 Trunk Frequencies

Frequency Usage Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
858.1375 CC 1 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
857.2625 CC 2
856.8375 CC 3
856.5125 CC 4
854.1375 Voice
854.2125 Voice
854.4625 Voice Phase II 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
854.8875 Voice
855.7125 Voice Phase II 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
855.7375 Voice Phase I 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
855.9625 Voice Phase I 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
856.2625 Voice Phase I 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
856.8375 Voice Phase I 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
857.2625 Voice Phase I 2016.08.10 ST-Bob

Retired-EDACS-WIDE System Frequencies

  • Systems Powered down 2016.11.30
    • Must be programmed in exact channel order (LCN) as seen below. NOTE: Radio Shack scanners generally start with Channel x00 (ie: 000, 100, 200, etc.) as the first channel of a bank. DO NOT USE THIS AS LCN-1. Instead, start with x01 (ie: 001, 101, 201, etc).
Frequency LCN Confirmation/ReConfirmations
856.5125 1 2016.08.17
854.1375 2 2016.08.17
854.8875 3 2016.08.17
854.4625 Migrated to P25 System 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
854.2125 5 2016.08.17
855.4875 6
855.7125 Migrated to P25 System 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
855.7375 Migrated to P25 System 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
855.9625 Migrated to P25 System 2016.08.10 ST-Bob
855.9875 10 2016.08.17


Talkgroups

Fire Department Talkgroups

DEC AFS P25 Alpha Tag Comments Confirmation/ReConfirmations
549 04-045 4433 F1 FD Admin Typically used for companies on-the-air, not responding to incidents 2016.08.10 WFD
545 04-041 4435 F2 Fire OPS-A North End Multi Company Responses - Typically used if Car 3 assigned to the call 2016.08.10 WFD
546 04-042 4437 F3 Fire OPS B South End Multi Company Responses - Typically used if Car 4 assigned to the call 2016.08.10 WFD
547 04-043 4439 F4 Fire OPS C Single Company Response (ie: Medical, MVA, etc) - Patched to 460.0500 (DPL 051) 2016.08.10 WFD
4441 F5 Fire OPS D 2016.08.10 WFD
548 04-044 4443 Dispatch Used to dispatch all calls:
Single tone - One Company or Message
Two tones - Multi Companies
Three tones - Reported Building Fires or SCUBA alerts
2016.08.10 WFD
577 04-081 4451 Fire Prevention Fire Code Enforcement 2016.08.10 WFD
578 04-082 4449 F7 FD Staff Used mostly by administration and chiefs 2016.08.10.WFD
583 04-087 4445 TAC-10 Overflow Fireground channel 2016.08.10 WFD
580 04-084 4447 TAC-11 Training/Overflow Fireground channel 2016.08.10. WFD
582 04-086 TAC-12 Overflow Fireground channel
587 04-093 2509 FD8 Simulcast Mid-State Simulcast
Used for Inter-op purposes on 33.7000
2016.08.10 WFD
588 04-094 2508 FD7 Orange So. Cnty Simulcast
Used for Inter-op purposes on 33.6200
627 Fire Wide Area For use outside of Worc on the Commonwealths TRS 2016.08.29 mjd553

The two fire simulcasts are not always active. The South County simulcast is active much more often. Fire alarm has the ability to patch these talkgroups to fireground channels.

The Fire Department also has access to 859.4875 131.8. This frequency is F16 in most radios and is a conventional talk-around frequency. This may have transition to a P25 channel


Fire Department Responses

Single company responses include: Medical Assists, Private Residential Alarms, Local Alarms, Brush Fires, Motor Vehicle accidents, Vehicle Fires, Spills, etc.


Multi Company Responses include:

  1. One Engine, One Ladder, the Rescue, and a district chief for: Smell of Natural Gas, Hazmat Situation, Elevator Problems, Accidents with Entrapment, etc
  2. Two Engines, One Ladder, and the District Chief for: Private Commercial Alarms, Boiler Problems, Electrical Problems, Stove Fires, other appliance fires (driers, etc), some Master Boxes, etc.
  3. Two Engines, One Ladder, rescue and the District chief response on most master boxes.
  4. Two Engines for: Medical call or Motor Vehicle accident on I290. Two engines sent in order to have one come each direction in case the location was given incorrectly.


Reported building fires get a response of Four Engines, Two Ladders, the Rescue, a district Chief, and an additional Ladder for RIT.
Subsequent Alarms:
2nd Alarm: 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, Special Ops District Chief, Safety Officer, District Chief
3rd Alarm: 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, Field Communications, Notification of Department Chief and Deputy Chief
4th Alarm: 2 Engines
5th Alarm: 2 Engines
6th Alarm: 2 Engines


Common mutual aid is an Engine and Tower from Auburn, Tower from Holden, Engine from Millbury, Engine from Shrewsbury, and an Engine from Paxton. This mutual aid does not normally occur until at least a fourth alarm. City companies are moved up before mutual aid is called in.


Fire Department Station Alert Talkgroups

The only activity on these TGs is keyups to activate paging and Klaxon systems in the fire houses. There is no voice on these channels. They are only included in this page for completeness.

DEC AFS P25 Description Comments Confirmation/ReConfirmations
738 05-122 South Division
739 05-123 Headquarters
740 05-124 Park Ave
741 05-125 Webster Square
742 05-126 Brown Square (Inactive)
743 05-127 Southeast Division
744 05-130 Burncoat
745 05-131 Tatnuck
747 05-133 Greendale
748 05-134 Providence-The Rock (Inactive)
751 05-137 McKeon Rd
736 05-120 All Stations Alert


Police Department Talkgroups

DEC AFS P25 Alpha Tag' Comments Confirmation/Reconfirmations
1057 08-041 4369 F1 East Dispatch Routes 1-10 2016.03.26 KB1FJR
1058 08-042 4371 F2 West Dispatch Routes 11-20 2016.03.26 KB1FJR
1089 08-081 F3 CJIS Record Checks
1121 08-121 F5 Talkaround
1059 08-043 F6 TAC-1
1060 08-044 TRAFFIC-4 Traffic Enforcement
1061 08-045 F11 Details
581 04-085 F16 Talkaround
1094 08-086 Street Crimes Unit
1125 08-125 BCI/Detectives
1132 08-134 F7 TAC-2
1133 08-135 GANGS-12 Gang Units
1158 09-006 Auto Theft
1159 09-007 4589 SP Holden Tie
629 Police Wide Area For use outside of Worc on the Commonwealth TRS


Citywide Talkgroups

DEC AFS P25 Alpha Tag Comments Confirmation/ReConfirmations
1123 08-123 4585 Fire / EMS / PD
1665 13-001 4577 Event A
1666 13-002 4579 Event B
1667 13-003 4581 Event C
1668 13-004 4583 911 Emergency 2016.05.17 WorcNews
1669 13-005 4353 Emergency Management 2016.03.31 ScanWorcester

The Interagency talkgroup is primarily used for communication between FD and EMS or PD and EMS.
The events channels are in every PD and FD radio. (maybe more?)
The 911 Emergency talkgroup is in every city radio, as well as WRTA buses. It is monitored by a Fire Department dispatcher. It usually is used by DPW workers or WRTA drivers to report MVAs or medical emergencies. During a recent disaster drill it was used for communication between the dispatcher and incident commander.


Airport Talkgroups

Airport vehicles also have access to 120.500 ORH Tower to talk to the tower while driving in/on the runway areas.

DEC AFS P25 Alpha Tag Comments Confirmation/ReConfirmations
1702 13-046 179 ORH Security/ARFF 2016.09.11 mjd553
1579 12-053 177 ORH Emergency 2016.08.01 WorcNews
1640 12-130 ORH Admin


Worcester EMS

DEC AFS P25 Alpha Tag Comments Confirmation/ReConfirmations
586 04-092 4481 EMS Citywide 2016.11.30 WorcNews
4483 WEMS 1 2016.08.10 WFD
556 04-054 4485 WEMS 2 2016.08.10 WFD
557 04-055 4487 WEMS 3 2016.08.10 WFD
584 04-090 4489 CMED Interop 2016.08.10.WFD
625 EMS Wide Area For use outside of Worc on the Commonwealths TRS

Ambulance service in the City of Worcester is provided by Worcester EMS aka UMass EMS. They operate on 462.950 110.9 with Paramedics 1 through 5 providing primary coverage to the city. P1, P2, P3, P4, P6 (Shrewsbury 911 truck) are 24 hours per day, and P5 is 1000-2200 Friday through Monday, 1000-0200 (in two, eight-hour shifts) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Backup coverage is provided by various private companies.

On 20 November 2009, Worcester EMS transitioned to the City's EDACS system, using the existing "EMS MED-9" cross-linked talkgroup as the primary channel, replacing their Motorola UHF mobiles and portables with M/A-COM hardware. Other services can continue to communicate with Worcester EMS via the UHF MED-9 frequency.


Public Safety Talkgroups

  • Talkgroups linked/patched from neighboring Commonwealth Trunked Sites (both Analog and P25)
DEC AFS P25 Alpha Tag Comments Confirmation/ReConfirmations
2111 C-PTL-1 MSP C Troop Patrol 1 2016.02.14 WorcNews
2113 C-PTL-2 MSP C Troop Patrol 2 2016.02.14 WorcNews
2115 C-PTL-3 MSP C Troop Patrol 3 2016.02.14 WorcNews
2283 LPS-7 Local Public Safety 7 2016.03.05 Garys
2285 LPS-8 Local Public Safety 8 2016.05.01 AFD94
2301 NB PD-1 New Braintree Regional PD-1 2016.02.14 WorcNews


Other Non-Public Safety Talkgroups

Note there are numerous Talk Groups listed on other sites, most are inactive. It would take up too much space to list them all on this page. A lot of these TGs use informal communications (e.g. "Hey Bob!") and at the most refer to a "base" as dispatch (e.g. "Water Base"). Some of these TGs. have very brief communications and extreme bouts of inactivity. This is mainly due to the nature of their jobs not needing radio communications as much as public safety agencies, and the proliferation of cell phones for use by smaller city agencies.

DEC AFS P25 Alpha Tag Comments Confirmation/ReConfirmations
1549 12-015 Testing F-5
? ? 2209 State Radio Techs 2016.03.04 MJD553
1550 12-016 WORAD Techs
1569 12-041 4521 DPW Water Dept 2016.04.26 WorcNews
1570 12-042 4525 DPW Water Filtration 2016.05.27 WorcNews
1571 12-043 4517 DPW Sewer Dept 2016.05.17 WorcNews
1573 12-045 4519 DPW Street Dept 2016.05.27 WorcNews
1574 12-046 4523 DPW Engineering 2016.07.21 WorcNews
1575 12-047 Code Enforcement
1577 12-051 4535 DPW Cemeteries 2016.04.20
1578 12-052 4537 DPW Forestry 2016.04.20
1580 12-054 Labeled "CC OPS"
1581 12-055 4527 DPW Sanitation Dept 2016.07.21 WorcNews
1582 12-056 DPW Snow Plows
1601 12-081 4515 DPW Garage 2016.07.21 WorcNews
1603 12-083 DPW Traffic
1604 12-084 4529 DPW Parking Cntrl 2016.05.27 WorcNews
1605 12-085 4561 School Transport - A 2016.08.01 KB1FJR
1636 12-124 Code Enforcement
1644 12-134 DPW Admin
1699 13-043 4531 DPW - Parks Maintenance 2016.04.05 ScanWorcester
1703 13-047 183 ORH Maint 2016.09.12 mjd553


Conventional Channels

Frequency Type Tone Alpha tag Comments Confirmation/Re-Confirmations
33.6200 S So Cnty Simul Mid-State Patch to 04-094
33.7000 S No Cnty Simul Mid State Patch to 04-093
460.0500 R D051 F4 Fire Ops C Patched to 04-043 2016.05.22
462.9500 R 186.2 Citywide EMS Patched to 04-092
859.4875 S 131.8 F16 Fire TA Talk-Around not Patched
859.4875 R 131.8 Worcester Repeater 1 - Analog 2016.08.10 WFD
859.4875 R N799 Worcester Repeater 1 - P25 2016.08.10 WFD
855.9875 R 131.8 Worcester Repeater 2 - Analog 2016.08.10 WFD
855.9875 R N799 Worcester Repeater 2 - P25 2016.08.10.WFD
769.00625 S 131.8 Local Fireground - Analog 2016.08.10 WFD
769.00625 S N799 Local Fireground - P25 2016.08.10 WFD
769.03125 S N799 Fire Ops A Fireground 2016.08.10 WFD
769.04375 S N799 Fire Ops B Fireground 2016.08.10 WFD
769.01875 S N799 Fire Ops D Fireground 2016.08.10 WFD