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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made.

On June 30, 2012, MEMA assumed the responsibility for some of the Department of Conservation & Recreation communications/ dispatch functions. State Control at MEMA will now serve as primary dispatch for the DCR Bureau of Fire Control and State Parks in the West, Central, North, and South Regions. This transfer of responsibility for dispatch comes after several years of planning between DCR and MEMA. This change will result in cost savings but most importantly it will bring 24-hour dispatching capability, 365 days per year for DCR. It also features advanced technology and a more efficient communications system which will provide enhanced interoperability and a more reliable radio network tool for DCR field staff. MEMA has also begun handling dispatch for Mass DEP

In addition to DCR, MEMA also handles Dispatch services for: Department of Fire Services (DFS): Special Operations and Code Compliance, Department of Public Safety (DPS), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Public Health (DPH): Emergency Response and Nuclear Incident Advisory Team (NIAT), Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC): Seismic activity notifications for New England



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On the First Monday of the Month [1900 Hrs], various local [City/Town] EOC's test at the same time as the Amateur Radio NET's test with MEMA HQ as well as the Regions.


Contents

Statewide VHF

Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation
VHF High Ops / MEMA StateWide 155.9550 S 100.0
VHF Low Band Ch 1 45.3600 S D343 Limited/Back-up use only, Prim Ops on VHF High/800
VHF Low Band Ch 2 45.3200 S D343 Limited/Back-up use only, Prim Ops on VHF High/800

Statewide Talkgroups

Channel Talkgroup Notes Confirmation/Reconfirmation
MEMA-M 38896 MEMA Metro (Patched VHF High & UHF) 2012.07.12 N1BHH
MEMA-E 38928 MEMA East (Patched VHF High & UHF) 2012.07.16 N1BHH
MEMA-S 38960 MEMA South (Patched VHF High & UHF) 2013.02.10 N1BHH
MEMA-W 39024 MEMA West (Patched VHF High & UHF)

Region 1

  • Region 1 HQ: Tewksbury, MA
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation
Amesbury 151.2575 R D411 2012.07.12 N1BHH
Boston 153.9650 R 203.5 2013.12.05 N1BHH
Boston 153.9650 R P25 2014.02.04 ecps92
Framingham 155.7450 R 100.0 2014.02.11 N1BHH
Tewksbury 155.4375 R D532 2014.02.26 N1BHH
Region 1 Direct / Simplex 151.3475 S D226
Boston UHF/UASI 471.6875 R D606 2013.11.19 ScanBoston

Region 1 Community systems

  • 1st channel is Repeater, 2nd is Direct/Simplex
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation
Ch1/2 854.1625 203.5 Newbury/Newburyport
Ch3/4 854.8125 203.5 West Newbury/Salisbury
Ch5/6 856.2875 203.5 ACP/TCP, Mass State Police
Ch7/8 860.1875 203.5 Amesbury/Merrimac
Ch9/10 860.6875 203.5 Interfacility

Region 2

  • Region 2 HQ: Bridgewater, MA
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation
Plymouth Repeater - Pine Hill 154.0850 R 210.7 2012.10.27 ME343
Bridgewater 154.7475 R D155 2012.08.11 ecps92
Pilgrim RERP radio 151.3925 R 210.7 Pilgrim RERP 2012.08.05 N1BHH
Region 2 Direct / Simplex 154.7175 S D226

Region 3

  • Region 3/4 HQ: Agawam, MA
  • Previously referred to as Region 3 West
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation
Adams 155.0850 R 225.7 2011.06.02
Amherst 153.9050 R D532 2011.06.02
Amherst 154.0850 R
Westboro 151.4525 R 229.1 2011.09.14
Monterey Repeater 155.0850 R D023 DOA?
Pelham Repeater 155.0850 R D025 DOA?
VY RERP Radio 154.2575 R D411 2011.07.06
Region 3 Direct / Simplex 156.1575 S D226

Region 4

  • Region 3/4 HQ: Agawam, MA
  • Previously referred to as Region 3 Central
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation
Westboro Repeater 151.4525 R 229.1 2011.03.06
Region 4 Direct / Simplex 156.1575 S D226

Statewide Radio Plan

This plan from the portable/mobile radios continues to evolve and is for reference as to how the channel plan is layed out for the users, more accurate is the actual monitored information above

Channel Label/Name Frequency Type Tone Notes
A-Ch.01 Reg 1 Tewksbury 153.9650 R 203.5 Region 1 Central
A-Ch.02 Reg 1 Amesbury 151.2575 R D411 Region 1 North
A-Ch.03 Reg 1 Framingham 155.7450 R 100.0 Region 1 South/Boston
A-Ch.04 Reg 1 Direct 153.9650 S 203.5 Region 1 Simplex
A-Ch.05 Reg 2 Plymouth 154.0850 R 210.7 Region 2
A-Ch.06 Reg 2 Pilgim 151.3925 R 210.7 Region 2 Pilgrim
A-Ch.07 Reg 2 Direct 154.0850 S 210.7 Region 2 Simplex
A-Ch.08 Reg 3 Adams 155.0850 R 225.7 Region 3 North & West
A-Ch.09 Reg 3 Amherst 153.9050 R D532 Region 3 Central & South
A-Ch.10 Reg 3 Direct 155.0850 S 225.7 Region 3 Simplex
A-Ch.11 Reg 4 Westboro 151.4525 R 229.1 Region 4
A-Ch.12 Reg 4 Direct 151.4525 S 229.1 Region 4 Simplex
A-Ch.13 Future Future
A-Ch.14 Future Future
A-Ch.15 MEMA TAC 156.1575 S D343 On-Scene Tactical
A-Ch.16 MEMA TAC 154.8225 S D226 On-Scene Tactical
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B-Ch.01 VCall10 155.7525 S 156.7 Call / Hailing / VCALL 10
B-Ch.02 VTAC11 151.1375 S 156.7 Interop TAC 1 / VTAC 11
B-Ch.03 VTAC12 154.4525 S 156.7 Interop TAC 2 / VTAC 12
B-Ch.04 VTAC13 158.7375 S 156.7 Interop TAC 3 / VTAC 13
B-Ch.05 VTAC14 159.4725 S 156.7 Interop TAC 4 / VTAC 14
B-Ch.06 SAR FM 155.1600 S 156.7 tx Only Interop Search & Rescue
B-Ch.07 VFIRE21 154.2800 S 156.7 tx Only Fire Mutual Aid
B-Ch.08 VMED28 155.2800 S 156.7 tx Only EMS Mutual Aid
B-Ch.09 VLAW31 155.4750 S 156.7 tx Only Law Enforcement Mutual Aid
B-Ch.10 NC-1 Call 169.5375 R 167.9 tx Only Federal Incident Calling
B-Ch.11 IR 1 170.0125 R 167.9 tx Only Federal Command/Control
B-Ch.12 IR 2 170.4125 R 167.9 tx Only Federal Operations
B-Ch.13 IR 3 170.6875 R 167.9 tx Only Federal Logistics
B-Ch.14 IR 4 173.0375 R 167.9 tx Only Federal Transport/Convoy
B-Ch.15 NWS WX-4 162.4750 No PL RX Only
B-Ch.16 NWS WX-7 162.5500 No PL RX Only

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