CapeCodFD.com                The Islands Radio Frequency List        12/14/16

   Fire Departments                 PRINT
  
The "Islands" refer to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.  Martha's Vineyard (Dukes County) has 6 fire departments 
     and Nantucket (Nantucket County) has one.  The Elizabeth Islands (Town of Gosnold) have minimal fire protection
     and no formal radio system. There are also airport ARFF units at each Island airport.  Dukes County Sheriff's Dept.
     Communications Center at the Airport dispatches for all departments.

Frequency CTCSS Department Notes
154.325 91.5 Dukes County Tone Dispatch (Fire & EMS) WQAS 838
153.770 91.5 Dukes County Fireground Ops 252 
154.250   Aquinnah Fire  (future use)  
155.355   Chilmark Fire (future use)  
154.415   Edgartown Fire (future use)  
154.445   Oak Bluffs Fire (future use)  
154.070   Tisbury Fire (future use)  
154.385   West Tisbury Fire (future use)  
158.955 91.5 Dukes County Ambulances Ambs "229"
158.790    Dukes County Ambulances Ambs "229"
       
154.430 141.3 Nantucket Fire  KCF 907
153.830 141.3 Nantucket Fire (C2)  
154.145 141.3 Nantucket Fire (C3)  
       
       
       
       

   

   Police Departments
  
Each town on the Islands has its own police department. Dukes County Sheriff's Department Comm Center is the
     dispatch for each department.

Frequency CTCSS Department Notes
158.850 91.5 Dukes County Sheriff's Office Ch.1  Primary
158.940 91.5 Dukes County Sheriff's Office Ch.2  Tisbury/W Tis
158.955 91.5 Dukes County Sheriff's Office Ch.3  Ambs
158.865 91.5 Dukes County Sheriff's Office Ch.4  Edgar
158.790 91.5 Dukes County Sheriff's Office Ch.5 OB
159.150 91.5 Dukes County Sheriff's Office Ch.6  
158.805 91.5 Dukes County Sheriff's Office Ch.7  
       
       
159.090   Nantucket Police 1  
854.2375   Nantucket Police 2  
854.4375   Nantucket Police 3  
855.9625   Nantucket Police 4  
       
       

    

   EMS Radio System
 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
     
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on Cape Cod and across Massachusetts use the following frequencies for Ambulance to Hospital communications. The frequency use is controlled and assigned by several regional CMED (Centralized Medical Emergency Dispatch) centers. Barnstable CMED (the first in the state in 1974) is operated by the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office communications center. Initial calling and hailing of CMED is on Channel 4 (Statewide).
      Barnstable CMED is the control center for 4 hospitals:
Cape Cod Hospital CCH in Hyannis,
Falmouth Hospital, in Falmouth,
Tobey Hospital in Wareham,
Martha's Vineyard Hospital in Oak Bluffs
      All "patches" to these hospitals go thru Barnstable CMED on 4 patch channels (2, 5, 7, or 8). Additional channels are utilized in neighboring regions and are also listed.

      NOTE: Effective January 1, 2013
    
All CMED channels and frequencies in Massachusetts will utilize the new required "narrow-band" frequencies as indicated in Red below. Note that Med 5 is now longer used in Barnstable CMED.  The following channels will be used by Barnstable CMED:
     Med 2-N    Hospital Patches
     Med 3-N    Hospital Patches
     Med 4-N    Calling & Hailing Channel
     Med 7-N    Hospital Patches
     Med 8-2     Hospital Patches

     The PL code (CTCSS) for Barnstable CMED was 173.8.  It will be 114.8 after Jan 1, 2013
     The PL Code (CTCSS) for Plymouth CMED will be 103.5  after Jan 1, 2013.
     The PL Code (CTCSS) for Bristol County CMED will be 127.3 as of Jan 1, 2013.
     The PL Code (CTCSS) for Boston CMED will be 136.5 as of Jan 1, 2013.

Updated 12-18-12

Frequency CTCSS Department Notes
155.280   EMS 280 - Martha's Vineyard Backup  
155.340   EMS 340 - Nantucket / Plymouth Backup  
463.0000   CMED Ch.1-N Base                                     (new 2013) Not on Cape
468.0000   CMED Ch.1-N Mobile                                 (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.0125   CMED Ch 1-2 Base                                     (new  2013) Not on Cape
468.0125   CMED Ch 1-2 Mobile                                  (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.0250 114.8 CMED Ch.2-N Base - Hosp Patch           (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
468.0250 114.8 CMED Ch.2-N Mobile                               (new 2013) Barnstable CMED 
463.0375 CMED Ch 2-2 Base                                      (new 2013) Not on Cape 
468.0375 CMED Ch 2-2 Mobile                                  (new 2013) Not on Cape 
463.0500 114.8 CMED Ch.3-N Base - Hosp Patch           (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
468.0500 114.8 CMED Ch.3-N Mobile -                            (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
463.0625   CMED Ch 3-2 Base                                    (new 2013) Not on Cape
468.0625   CMED Ch 3-2 Mobile                                 (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.0750 114.8 CMED Ch.4 Base - Calling                       (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
468.0750 114.8 CMED Ch.4 Mobile - Calling                  (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
463.0875   CMED Ch 4-2 Base                                    (new  2013) Not on Cape
468.0875   CMED Ch 4-2 Mobile                                 (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.1000   CMED Ch.5-N Base                                      (new 2013) Not on Cape
468.1000   CMED Ch.5-N Mobile                                  (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.1125   CMED Ch 5-2 Base                                    (new  2013) Not on Cape
468.1125   CMED Ch 5-2 Mobile                                 (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.1250   CMED Ch.6-N Base                                   (new 2013) Not on Cape
468.1250   CMED Ch.6-N Mobile                                (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.1375   CMED Ch 6-2 Base                                    (new 2013) Not on Cape
468.1375   CMED Ch 6-2 Mobile                                (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.1500 114.8 CMED Ch.7-N Base - Hosp Patch          (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
468.1500 114.8 CMED Ch.7-N Mobile                             (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
463.1625   CMED Ch 7-2 Base                                    (new 2013) Not on Cape
468.1625   CMED Ch 7-2 Mobile                                 (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.1750   CMED Ch.8-N Base                                    (new 2013) Not on Cape
468.1750   CMED Ch.8-N Mobile                                (new 2013) Not on Cape
463.1875 114.8 CMED Ch.8-2 Base - Hosp Patch           (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
468.1875 114.8 CMED Ch.8-2Mobile                                 (new 2013) Barnstable CMED
462.9500   CMED Ch 9-N Base                                    (new  2013) Not on Cape
467.9500   CMED Ch 9-N Mobile                                 (new  2013) Not on Cape
462.9625   CMED Ch 9-2 Base                                    (new  2013) Not on Cape
462.9625   CMED Ch 9-2 Mobile                                 (new 2013) Not on Cape
462.9750   CMED Ch 10-N Base                                   (new  2013) Not on Cape
467.9750   CMED Ch 10-N Mobile                                (new  2013) Not on Cape
462.9750   CMED Ch 10-2 Base                                    (new  2013) Not on Cape
467.9750   CMED Ch 10-2 Mobile                            (new 2013) Not on Cape
       
       
460.800 114.8 Boston Medflight - Boston  
460.800 103.5 Boston Medflight - Bedford  
460.800 127.3 Boston Medflight - Plymouth  
465.800   Boston Medflight Air - Ground  
155.160 118.8 Worcester Lifeflight  
       
  179.9 Plymouth CMED (Uses Ch.3,4,6)  
  151.4 Boston CMED  
       
461.200 173.8 Cape Cod Ambulance Co Private Ambs
463.350 173.8 Cape Cod Ambulance Co Private Ambs
       
       
453.575 141.3 Cape Cod Regional Transit Buses
       
   

  

Misc Radio Frequencies
  
Assorted Island area channels of interest.

Frequency CTCSS Department Notes
462.600 103.5 COMNET 3 (Notification Network)  
       
156.450   Marine Channel  (9) Calling
156.800   Marine Channel  (16) Calling
157.100   Marine Channel (22A) Notices, OPS
156.650   Marine Channel (13) Canal USCG
164.550   USCG S&R  
166.225   USCG S&R  
381.800   USCG S&R  
381.700   USCG S&R  
       
121.400   Vineyard Airport Tower  
121.800   Vineyard Airport Ground  
118.200   Cape Air Approach  
118.300   Nantucket Airport Tower  
121.700   Nantucket Airport Ground