WESTCOMM - Chicopee & Longmeadow Dispatch Center

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Re: WESTCOMM - Chicopee & Longmeadow Dispatch Center

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Activity on TG 4099 today, 2 entries in the log at 15:25.
I wasn't around to hear what was said.
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Anyone know what the communications plan is IF the trunking system goes down? e.g. "fail soft" mode? I'm guessing they will go to WMLECC police 460.225 & fire 460.475.?
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they have a conventional ch for longmeadow pd and fd i’m guessing east longmeadow probably would switch back too there old vhf ch or use the longmeadow fd backup ch for elfd and pd would use probably there old vhf ch? not sure

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Failsoft would give them 5 conventional repeater channels. Should be adequate for basic operations.

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cdgordon wrote:
22 Mar 2021 10:12
I have been thinking about it and it could simply be that neither town is too busy and they are each primary mutual aid partners so this works best for them. If they had one dispatcher doing PD & FD for each town, it is the same staffing level as one dispatcher doing two FDs and one doing two PDs but perhaps more efficient.

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I think you are probably right. I've listened to East Longmeadow and Longmeadow for several years.

On the fire/ems side, the majority of calls were EMS runs with the standard responding, on scene, in service, etc. updates. Very few major fires, if they did have a major fire or incident they almost always provided mutual aid to each other so shared TAC makes sense.

Longmeadow is a wealthy town with with little crime. On a nice day with no weather or holiday traffic, etc. you could go 30 mins - 1 hr sometimes with no radio traffic. East Longmeeadow tended to be a bit busier, due to the proximity and PVTA bus from Springfield, but still fairly slow.

Only exception was the 4th of July with the carnival and parade. During that ELPD had plenty to handled with some officers at the carnival grounds, rotary for traffic and the rest on routine patrol. ELFD basically spread out around town as if they stayed in the station and got a call they would likely end up in a massive traffic jam. LPD usually got lots of fireworks calls or traffic complaints before/after the fireworks show. I would imagine ELPD/LPD may have a shared or dedicated TAC channels they could be split on for things like this.

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i agree on east longmeadow being a bit busier in june and july i’ve haven’t seen any tac chs yet for elpd and lpd

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hi all does anyone know what Police Channel 3 is on the WESTCOMM system for the East Longmeadow Carnival. Dispatch is calling it channel 3 but I don’t know what it is it 4099? talk group it is or something different?

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Westcomm TRS Longmeadow/East Longmeadow TG is patched to Monson PD VHF 155.490, it's been this way for over an hour.

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more crazy with the westcomm.

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Anybody know if Monson PD is officially on a new freq? Been hearing Longmeadow & East longmeadow for a couple of days now. Is monson maybe using a tone to keep their traffic separate? 155.490

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it’s being Simulcasted to 155.4900 i believe it’s going to be a while before they get there own tg ware and monson will be together.

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So Ware PD/FD is going to WESTCOM? I thought Palmer FD was looking at WESTCOM but not the PD? Can someone verify if it is Monson PD/FD & Palmer PD/FD going to WESTCOM. Ware, Palmer, & Monson, seem to be able to operate on each others VHF frequencies (FD primarily) if necessary.
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it’s just monson PD/FD are both going to be going uhf and ware pd/fd are both going to be going uhf won’t be for a while for both no palmer pd/fd i believe

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xplorer417 wrote:
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it’s just monson PD/FD are both going to be going uhf and ware pd/fd are both going to be going uhf won’t be for a while for both no palmer pd/fd i believe
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UHF WESTCOMM TRUNKED

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As a side note on Ware PD, they have a remote receiver for VHF up at Quabbin Resv Tower and that feeds back to them on a UHF (beam) antenna
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Is East Longmeadow Fire operations on the trucked system? I heard the tone & voice for a dispatch call on 155.76 but nothing else other than that initial dispatch.

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yes it is thats disp only because everyone wears the mintor pagers and the call guys like to hear the stuff the rest of the info is in the database

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Poking around the various municipal sites, a couple updates for WESTCOMM.

Not very consistent with Minutes for the meetings being posted online. Supposedly there is a website for WESTCOMM that has them all but Mr Google couldn't find it. WESTCOMM meeting for August minutes indicated the website was up. They have a facebook page but no links found there. Still looking at various municipal websites for the info.

Ware PD & FD will go live in November.

Southwick has rescinded their intent to join WESTCOMM and instead are merging dispatch centers with Westfield. There will be nothing much going on with regards to noticeable changes until next fiscal year (7/22) when they hope for more grant money.

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https://www.westcomm-ma.gov/ Nothing is there, but hopefully it will get updated some day. I am also interested in the meeting minutes but all I find is agendas and old items, usually on Longmeadow or East Longmeadow town websites.

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the the cross patch for longmeadow and east longneadow fire ch 452.337500 has changed the pl too dpl 074

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Tuesday Morning, look for Ware to migrate to WestComm
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as you know now WREZ961 Horizon Technologies is the current FCC license holder for the six (6) "IG" business/industrial frequencies. I have no idea why they aren't using public safety frequencies. Anyhow the FCC must have said something, FCC file # 0009503657 dated 4/20/21. Applicant is Longmeadow, Town of (a government entity):

* They filed a waiver to the FCC to license business frequencies under the "PW" public safety pool, and are using the same six (6) frequencies as the Horizon Technologies (private carrier - for profit) business license.
* On 9/7/21 the FCC rejected the application asking the applicant to "explain in further detail" why they can't license public safety frequencies.
* On 9/16/21 the applicant replied to their Letter of Return with further details.
* As of today, the application is still pending review. It will either be approved or denied.

freqs are: 461.6500, 462.2000, 462.4750, 463.6875, 463.8125, 464.0750
and same exact six (6) transmitter locations. P25 emissions (8K10F1E)

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