Tri-College Campus PD

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Tri-College Campus PD

#1 Post by W1KNE » 30 Jun 2018 19:35

So while in the Happy Valley last night, I noticed something a little unusual, but it may be tied into the joint police operation between Hampshire (Amherst), Mt. Holyoke (S. Hadley) and Smith College (Northampton).

On 452.0125R, licensed to Hampshire College, I heard a security check on TG 30 for the "Cutter House", which is part of Smith College in Northampton.

So there is a chance that the operations may have consolidated to that frequency, with different TGs per college. I didn't spend enough time to monitor. (It's a lot more difficult to do so this time of the year).

While hearing that, I also had a reak signal on 464.3750 w/ DMR. This is Smith College's old security primary. Because SHadley is terrain shielded to the mid-valley, this could be tied in with the other.

It requires more monitoring, but it worth noting.

(Also note the CC is 3, and the comms were on Slot 1)
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Re: Tri-College Campus PD

#2 Post by cdgordon » 31 Aug 2018 09:40

Confirmed all 3 colleges share a 3 site simulcast DMR system for the Campus PD
Hampshire College - 452.0125 DCC 3 TGID 50
Mt Holyoke College - 464.3750 DCC 1 TGID 50
Smith College - 461.5750 DCC 2 TGID 50

Not sure what other TGIDs are available for the various PDs. I would suspect they each have their own and perhaps special events TGs or channels.


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