Due to changes in my personal and professional responsibilities, I no longer have the time to dedicate to maintaining this web site which I once did, and which it truly requires.
I will leave the site up as-is with little or no maintenance because some of the information may be useful for some time yet, however that usefulness is presently somewhat limited and will further diminish with time. Other sites may now or soon provide a better resource for comparable data.
-Jim Robbins, 11/25/16
Scanning Middlesex County, New Jersey
|County Trunked Radio System
County-wide Law Enforcement
County-wide Fire/ EMS/ OEM
East Brunswick Township
|Highland Park Borough
City of New Brunswick
North Brunswick Township
Old Bridge Township
City of Perth Amboy
City of South Amboy
South Brunswick Township
South Plainfield Borough
South River Borough
Middlesex County SMRS
For all the municipalities or groups listed above, there is a table of the frequencies and a brief description of how they are used. The first field is the channel name and/or usage, the second column is the radio frequency, the third column is the type (R=repeater, B=base, M=mobile), and the fourth column is the squelch or modulation type (CSq = carrier squelch). A two-digit number in the last field represents an Logic Trunked Radio (LTR) Logical Channel Number (LCN) which is helpful for programming; any known associated talkgroups will be listed further down in the same table. A number with a "$" prefix in the final column represents the Network Access Code (NAC) for APCO P-25 digital. "DMR" in the last column indicates Digital Mobile Radio-format digital, of which MotoTRBO is one brand example.
Tables or portions of tables containing trunked talkgroup data will have headers if needed to clarify the information represented. Modes may be "Ana" (analog), "Digi" (digital), or "Enc" (digital encrypted); digital versus encrypted is not always known in EDACS since neither can be decoded by consumer scanners.
It is intended for all public safety (police/fire/EMS/OEM) and government services (roads dept/building dept/schools) channels to be listed here, plus most business repeaters and other channels which may be of particular interest. Many business channels have intentionally been omitted because researching and processing them all would be impractical. If you are searching for one not listed, try the FCC database or check if they are using an undentified talkgroup on one of the SMRs. If you are searching for additional tactical channels used by a business which has repeaters shown, try the master frequency lists. If you find or know of anything which is not listed here, please e-mail them to the author so that others may benefit.
Businesses should be listed under the municipality they are principally located in. County-wide busineses like utilities may be listed under the County Other section or with the municipality in which the main transmitter is located, even if the business serves customers in multiple municipalities.
Standard and regional channels have been omitted from this page for brevity and can be found on the General Mercer/ Middlesex/ Somerset County Channels page.
|Countywide Public Safety||02-001||257||Digi|
|MCC Security Dispatch Old||08-061||1073||Digi|
|MCC Unidentified Old||08-062||1074||?|
|MCC Unidentified Old||08-063||1075||?|
|MCC Unidentified Old||08-064||1076||?|
|MCC Security Tac Old||08-065||1077||Ana|
Update: On 2/20/13 an OpenSky control channel has come live in part of the county, so it seems the replacement for the EDACS will be OpenSky and not P25. There is no scanner capable of tracking and decoding an OpenSky system. All talkgroups listed on this page are for the EDACS.
Middlesex County operates a mixed-mode EDACS-Wideband trunked radio system on the 800 MHz band. Simulcast repeater sites are located: East Brunswick, Monroe, New Brunswick, Rutgers/ Piscataway, Sayreville, South Brunswick, and Woodbridge. The digital modulation is
Law enforcement and emergency services on the system, such as the prosecutor and sheriff and OEM, are now almost 100% digital. The transition from Aegis to Provoice, and the transition of remaining units from analog to digital, occurred late in 2005 and early in 2006. Other agencies and services, like the roads and transportation departments, remain analog and monitorable with many scanners.
Middlesex has begun constructing a 700 MHz OpenSky trunked system. There presently is no scanner compatible with the OpenSky format and it is highly doubtful there ever will be. Tower sites are licensed for all the same locations as the EDACS with the addition of Middlesex Borough (pending as of March 2013). It was expected that all users would eventually migrate from the EDACS to this system and the EDACS would be decommissioned however there are signs of recent improvements to the EDACS which hint it may be retained for a while yet (note: this is pure speculation at this point).
The county has licensed the following frequencies for low-power conventional/simplex use, in analog and digital voice format: 769.00625, 769.01875, 769.03125, 769.04375, 774.93125, 774.94375, 774.96875, 774.98125, 799.00625, 799.01875, 799.03125, 799.04375, 799.53750, 800.08750, 800.58750, 801.16250, 801.78750, 802.18750, 802.68750, 804.46250, 804.93125, 804.94375, 804.95625, 804.96875, 804.98125. Note that 799.5375 through 804.4625 are also OpenSky repeater inputs.
The county has a license application pending for the "Future" channels. The applied-for service is YE, the same trunked service as the EDACS system. Emmissions codes are the same as for the EDACS system. There is a single tower site proposed in East Brunswick, with mobiles on the repeater inputs. While it would seem as if this may be to expand the EDACS, that is not yet confirmed.
|DOC Adult Jail (enc)||155.4150||R||$223|
|DOC Juvenile Jail (enc)||155.9100||B/M||$223|
|Amtrak Police Adams||161.2950||R||88.5|
|Amtrak Police Metuchen||161.2950||R||94.8|
|Law Enforcement Agency Call||02-000||256||Digi|
|Countywide Public Safety||02-001||257||Digi|
|Prosecutor Fleet Call 1||02-020||272||Digi|
|Police Hotline Patch||02-022||274||Ana|
|Prosecutor Fleet Call 2||02-040||288||Digi|
|Sheriff Fleet Call||02-060||304||Digi|
|Sheriff Civil Process||02-064||308||Digi|
|Sheriff PP Building||02-072||314||Mix|
|Sheriff Family Courthouse||02-074||316||Digi|
|Sheriff Criminal Courthouse||02-075||317||Digi|
|Corrections Fleet Call||02-080||320||?|
|Adult Corrections Dispatch||02-081||321||Digi|
|Rangers Fleet Call||08-040||1056||Ana|
|Rangers Special Events||08-043||1059||Digi|
|Mutual Aid Agency Call||12-000||1536||?|
|Police Mutual Aid Fleet||12-020||1552||?|
|Police Mutual Aid 1||12-021||1553||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 2||12-022||1554||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 3||12-023||1555||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 4||12-024||1556||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 5||12-025||1557||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 6||12-026||1558||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 7||12-027||1559||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 8||12-030||1560||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 9||12-031||1561||Digi|
|Police Mutual Aid 10||12-032||1562||Digi?|
|Sheriff Bulletin Patch||15-156||2046||Ana|
The primary channel for inter-department police communications is the UHF "Police Hotline", which is also patched into an analog talkgroup. Most police dispatch agencies have the input to the UHF repeater and tests are performed each day at 0100 and 1100 hours.
The corrections facilities on Route 130 in North Brunswick use P-25 encrypted communications. There is no scanner capable of receiving P-25 encrypted communications, P-25-capable scanners are only capable of receiving unencrypted P-25 signals.
While most of these talkgroups are noted as digital, there is occasionally analog traffic on them. Most frequently it is one of the Sheriff dispatch consoles which transmit in analog even as all other units are using digital. Other times it might be a radio which is incapable of digital or is set to analog, so if there is space in your scanner's memory it may be worth programming all these in. The Sheriff Bulletin Patch talkgroup has patched into the following talkgroups for announcements: 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 316, 317, 1057.
Refer to the General Channels page for more information on state-wide and nation-wide interoperability channels.
|Fire Mutual Aid||453.5750||R||107.2|
|NJFFS B10 Operations||151.5875||R||179.9|
|Fire Academy F-1 Ops Repeater||453.7125||R||162.2|
|Fire Academy F-2 Alt Repeater||453.8125||R||162.2|
|Fire Academy F-3 Ops Direct||453.7125||M||162.2|
|Fire Academy F-4 Alt Direct||453.8125||M||162.2|
|Fire Academy F-5||151.8800||M?||100.0|
|D-Net Fire Buffs||462.5750||R||91.5|
|E-Net Fire Buffs||461.5750||R||91.5|
|JEMS 1 Alerting||155.2200||B/M||103.5|
|JEMS 2 HEAR||155.3400||B/M||DTMF|
|JEMS 3 EMS Coordination||155.2800||B/M||103.5|
|JEMS 4 Disaster Coordination||153.7850||M||131.8|
|EMS Mutual Aid "V-MARS"||151.1600||R||d051|
|MedCentral F-4 "JEMS 4"||153.7850||M||103.5|
|MedCentral F-5 Operations||155.3250||R||d051|
|MedCentral F-6 Tactical "Citywide"||155.3550||B/M||69.3|
|RWJUH EMS Unknown||151.8650||M||?|
|OEM VHF / Alerting||155.9550||R||103.5|
|American Red Cross||47.4200||B/M||146.2|
|Countywide Public Safety||02-001||257||Digi|
|OEM VHF Patch||03-024||404||Ana|
|Fire Marshall Fleet Call||08-060||1072||?|
|Fire Marshall Main||08-066||1078||Digi|
|Metro Strike Team Ops-1||08-067||1079||Digi|
|Metro Strike Team Ops-2||08-070||1080||Digi|
|Metro Strike Team Ops-3||08-071||1081||Ana|
|Metro Strike Team Ops-4||08-072||1082||Ana|
|Emergency Agency Call||10-000||1280||Digi|
|OEM Fleet Call||10-020||1296||Digi|
|OEM Field Command Post||10-024||1300||Digi|
|OEM Field Command||10-025||1301||Digi|
|OEM Field Ops 1||10-026||1302||Digi|
|OEM EMRAD/Mun. Coord.||10-034||1308||Ana|
|HazMat Fleet Call||10-040||1312||Digi|
|HazMat or Other?||10-051||1321||Ana|
|HazMat or Other?||10-052||1322||?|
|Mutual Aid Agency Call||12-000||1536||?|
|Fire Mutual Aid Fleet||12-040||1568||?|
|Fire Mutual Aid 1||12-041||1569||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 2||12-042||1570||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 3||12-043||1571||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 4||12-044||1572||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 5||12-045||1573||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 6||12-046||1574||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 7||12-047||1575||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 8||12-050||1576||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 9||12-051||1577||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid 10||12-052||1578||Ana|
|Fire Mutual Aid Conv. Patch||12-053||1579||Ana|
|EMS Mutual Aid Fleet||12-060||1584||?|
|EMS Mutual Aid 1||12-061||1585||Digi|
|EMS Mutual Aid 2||12-062||1586||Digi|
|EMS Mutual Aid 3||12-063||1587||Digi|
|EMS Mutual Aid 4||12-064||1588||Digi|
|EMS Mutual Aid 5||12-065||1589||Digi|
|EMS Mutual Aid 6||12-066||1590||Digi|
|EMS Mutual Aid 7||12-067||1591||Digi|
|EMS Mutual Aid 8||12-070||1592||Digi|
|EMS Mutual Aid 9? 10?||12-072||1594||Digi|
|EMS VMARS Patch||12-073||1595||Ana|
|EMS Mutual Aid 10?||12-074||1596||Digi|
|19||--||Rutgers Univ. ES||n/a||Rutgers|
|20||B10||NJ Forest Fire Service||n/a||n/a|
|22||57||Applegarth Engine Co.||2||Monroe|
|23||23a/b||Monroe Fire District 3||3||Monroe|
|24||--||Arbor Hose Company||3||Piscataway|
|26||900||Brookview VFC||3||E. Brunswick|
|28||1/2/3||Cheesequake VFC||2||Old Bridge|
|29||--||Colonia Vol. Chem. H&L Co.||12||Woodbridge|
|31||1||Defender No.1 of Dunellen||--||Dunellen|
|32||800||E.B. Independent FC||2||E. Brunswick|
|35||--||Holmes Marshall FC||2||Piscataway|
|37||1||Highland Park VFD||--||Highland Park|
|38||--||Hopelawn Engine Co.#1||8||Woodbridge|
|41||24||Kingston VFC||3||S. Brunswick|
|43||--||Laurence Harbor FC||1||Old Bridge|
|44||--||Madison Park FC||4||Old Bridge|
|45||--||Keasbey Protection FC#1||4||Woodbridge|
|48||1/2/3/4||Middlesex FD (4 co's)||--||Middlesex|
|50||20/21||Monmouth Junction VFC||2||S. Brunswick|
|51||51||Monroe Township VFC #1||1||Monroe|
|52||--||N.B. FD||--||New Brunswick|
|53||--||New Market FC||1||Piscataway|
|54||1||N.B. Vol. Engine Co. #1||--||N. Brunswick|
|55||2||N.B. Vol. Engine Co. #2||--||N. Brunswick|
|56||--||North Stelton FC||4||Piscataway|
|57||700||Old Bridge VFC||1||E. Brunswick|
|58||--||Perth Amboy FD||--||Perth Amboy|
|59||--||Port Reading FC||2||Woodbridge|
|61||3||N.B. Vol. Fire/Ladder Co. #3||--||N. Brunswick|
|62||22/23||Kendall Park VFC||1||S. Brunswick|
|63||--||River Road FC||2||Piscataway|
|66||--||South Amboy FD||--||S. Amboy|
|67||--||South Old Bridge FC||3||Old Bridge|
|68||--||South Plainfield Fire||--||S. Plainfield|
|70||--||South River Fire||--||S. River|
|##||600||E.B. RS||--||E. Brunswick|
|##||?||Edison FARS #1||--||Edison|
|##||?||Edison EMS-Squad 2||--||Edison|
|##||?||Clara Barton FAS||--||Edison|
|##||?||Highland Park Vol. FAS||--||Highland Park|
|##||?||Milltown Rescue Squad||--||Milltown|
|##||--||Monroe Township FAS||--||Monroe|
|##||--||RWJUH EMS||--||New Brunswick|
|##||--||N.B. FARS||--||N. Brunswick|
|##||--||Cheesequake Vol. FAS||--||Old Bridge|
|##||--||Laurence Harbor FAS||--||Old Bridge|
|##||--||Madison Park FAS||--||Old Bridge|
|##||--||Old Bridge EMS (G&W)||--||Old Bridge|
|##||--||Old Bridge FARS (R&W)||--||Old Bridge|
|##||--||River Road RS||--||Piscataway|
|##||--||North Stelton RS||--||Piscataway|
|##||--||South Amboy FAS||--||S. Amboy|
|##||--||Monmouth Junction FAS||--||S. Brunswick|
|##||--||Kendall Park FARS||--||S. Brunswick|
|##||--||Kingston FARS||--||S. Brunswick|
|##||--||South Brunswick EMS||--||S. Brunswick|
|##||--||South Plainfield FAS||--||S. Plainfield|
|##||--||Port Reading FAS||--||Woodbridge|
County uses its old VHF-Hi operations repeater for OEM and HazMat alerting. The UHF repeater is used for fire mutual aid coordination, and the 800MHz repeater is available for OEM and mutual aid use though it sees little activity.
Section B10 of the NJ Forest Fire Service uses the regular state DEP channels (see General Channels) for official communications and a talk-around channel for informal and small-scale response communications. B10 is expected to switch those communications to a repeater soon, if they haven't already.
Two "buff network" channels are listed; D-Net seems to be the less-formal sibling to E-Net. Both are located in or around South River and both are not officially related to the county but may be of interest to scanning enthousiasts.
Refer to individual municipalities for local fire and EMS channels. All in-county Advanced Life Support (ALS=paramedics) is dispatched by MedCentral with alerting on JEMS 1 and operations on F-5. Medics usually get physician control by phone. Most medic units can communicate directly with the dispatch center they are responding into on the local channel or talkgroup.
Basic Life Support (BLS=ordinary ambulances) sometimes use JEMS 2 (and more often, seemingly, cell phones) to contact hospital emergency departments with in-bound patient reports. All the JEMS are used as coordination channels. JEMS 4 technically has a transmit (only) PL of 131.8 but MedCentral units did and may still emit a PL of 103.5 on it.
|County College Security||Edison TRS|
|County College Security Tac (enc)||464.6750||M||$104|
|County College Maintenance||464.6750||R||156.7|
|Highways & Bridges Agency Call||04-000||512||Ana|
|Central Vehicle Trouble||04-002||514||Ana|
|DPW Snow 1 / Area 1||04-004||516||Ana|
|DPW Snow 2 / Area 2||04-005||517||Ana|
|DPW Snow 3 / Area 3||04-006||518||Ana|
|DPW Snow 4 / Area 4||04-007||519||Ana|
|DPW Snow 5 / Area 5||04-010||520||Ana|
|DPW Snow 6||04-011||521||Ana|
|Roads Fleet Call||04-020||528||Ana|
|Veh. Maint. Fleet Call||04-040||544||Ana|
|Veh. Maint. Light Equip.||04-041||545||Ana|
|Veh. Maint. Heavy Equip.||04-042||546||Ana|
|Engineering Fleet Call||04-060||560||Ana|
|Public Property Fleet Call||04-080||576||Ana|
|Public Property Main||04-081||577||Ana|
|Public Property Alt||04-082||578||Ana|
|Services Agency Call 1||06-000||768||Ana|
|Health Fleet Call||06-020||784||?|
|Health Environmental Dispatch||06-033||795||Ana|
|Roosevelt Care Centers||06-041||801||Ana|
|Utilities Authority Ch.1||06-045||805||Ana|
|Utilities Authority Ch.2||06-046||806||Ana|
|Transportation Fleet Call||06-060||816||Ana|
|Services Agency Call 2||08-000||1024||Ana|
|Parks Fleet Call||08-020||1040||Ana|
|Repair Techs Fleet Call||09-020||1168||?|
|Repair Techs F-1||09-031||1177||Ana|
|Repair Techs F-2||09-032||1178||Digi|
|Repair Techs F-3||09-033||1179||Ana|
|Repair Techs F-4?||09-034||1180||Digi|
|Repair Techs F-6?||09-036||1182||Digi|
Nearly all county services now operate on the trunked system in analog mode. A list of talkgroups is to the side; for system information and frequencies, see the trunked radio system section of this page.
The utilities authority seems to chiefly operate on their VHF-Hi simplex channel and, possibly, cell phones. Two analog talkgroups were also used during Hurricane Irene. Roosevelt Care Centers (operated by the county Improvement Authority) used a talkgroup during Hurricane Sandy to coordinate between facilities, but use conventional channels for individual facility operations. The other talkgroups in that numeric region may be used by the MCIA, MCUA, or other similar entities.
|Insurance Auto Auction||452.6375||M||d311|
Carteret Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on a UHF repeater. A new repeater has been heard to have traffic with speech inversion; it is probably an alternate or secure channel for the PD. With the license modification adding the second repeater, a simplex channel was also added.
The Carteret Fire Department is alerted on low-band and operates on a UHF repeater.
The Carteret First Aid Squad ceased to operate at the end of March 2013, due to reported financial causes (costs exceeding revenue). The Carteret Fire Department, which had been providing daytime EMS coverage, now provides EMS around the clock.
Carteret OEM uses a UHF repeater for their ordinary operations, and presumably has access to all the borough's other channels as well.
|Schools Tac Old?||154.6000||M||?|
Cranbury Township's contract for dispatch services by Hightstown has expired and it moved to police dispatch by South Brunswick and fire/ EMS dispatch by Mercer County.
The Cranbury Police Department is dispatch by South Brunswick on Cranbury's own channel.
Cranbury Fire, Station 48, is dispatched by Mercer County.
Cranbury First Aid, Squad 148, is paged by Mercer County on Fire-1. It uses its own VHF channel for internal coordination and communicates with the dispatch center on the trunked channel specified during the alerting, often East Response 1. Refer to Mercer County Fire/EMS for the relevant system/ chanel data.
|EMS Future Alerting||158.7300||B||186.2|
Dunellen Borough's Police Department is dispatched by Piscataway and operates on Piscataway's trunked system. The switch was made in late 2012 and thus far most communications, but not quite 100%, are encrypted.
The Dunellen fire department is dispatched by Piscataway on its own repeater. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:15, after the Piscataway tests are complete.
The Dunellen first aid squad continues to be dispatched by Piscataway on the repeater which they shared with the police department. On 12/10/12 Piscataway was heard testing DFAS pagers on 158.73 so it is expected that alerting, and possibly dispatch, will move to that channel. It is also possible that dispatch will move to a talkgroup on Piscataway's system. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:15, after the Piscataway tests are complete.
Dunellen DPW communicates on Piscataway's trunked system, on an encrypted channel which no scanner can receive.
|Trunked System (CC)||500.5875||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||500.8375||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||502.4875||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||502.6625||R||MOT|
|Fire Dist 1 Unused||158.8650||R||?|
|Fire Dist 1 Unused||151.4450||B/M||?|
|Schools District Ops||461.8500||R||d465|
|Bruns Sq Mall Security||452.3000||R||d432|
|Bruns Sq Mall Ops||451.9000||R||d074|
|Bruns Sq Mall Tac||467.7500||M||?|
|Tamarack Golf Course||452.5625||R||?|
|Tamarack Golf Course||461.6375||R||?|
|Tamarack Golf Course||462.2875||M||?|
|Tamarack Golf Course||462.3625||M||?|
|Tamarack Golf Course||462.4125||M||?|
|Tamarack Golf Course||467.3625||M||?|
|Tamarack Golf Course||467.4125||M||?|
Update: East Brunswick has switched their trunked system from Motorola to P25. Information on the new system is still being gathered. P25 systems are all-digital and require a digital scanner, though it is not yet clear which users (if any) are clear and which are encrypted. No consumer scanner is capable of decoding encrypted signals.
East Brunswick Township operates a Motorola Type II UHF trunked radio system consisting of six repeater pairs in the 500 MHz area. The system ID is 5E30 and the site number is 0. This system has been in use since about 1998, and seems to be used by all township services plus all South River Borough services (since late 2000), Milltown Borough fire (since 2003), and Spotswood Fire and EMS (since 2005). A comprehensive listing of talkgroups is below; the base frequency is 500.300, the offset is 380, and the step is 12.5.
The East Brunswick Police Department is entirely on the trunked system.
The old Emergency Services repeater is being maintained as a backup to the trunked system. For a period of time it was used by MedRescue 2, and (at that time) it appeared that EB dispatch always monitored this channel. More recently MR2 has been operating on the trunked system.
The East Brunswick Fire Department is comprised of the following districts and companies:
All are alerted to calls in their individual primary territories on 33.82/156.7. Units generally communicate on the Fire Ops talkgroup, with one ops talkgroup and one "private" talkgroup for each district. 33.72 carries a live multicast of the ops talkgroups and alerts on 33.82. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:30.
The East Brunswick Rescue Squad (6## units) is alerted and operates internally on a VHF-Hi repeater. Rigs still communicate with dispatch mostly on the trunked system, but the VHF channels are to be used for scene operations and most communication between rigs on different calls. TransMed (paid daytime BLS) operates on the EMS Dispatch talkgroup, and is hailed there rather than paged. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:30.
East Brunswick's municipal services operate exclusively on the trunked system. The school system operates mostly on conventional, but has used one talkgroup for roll-call.
|Trunked System (CC)||471.1250||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||471.4000||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||472.2250||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||472.4500||R||MOT|
|Police Tac (encrypted)||458.5250||M||$293|
|Fire Alerting & Multicast||460.5250||R||136.5|
|EMS Alerting & Multicast||453.5250||R||114.8|
|EMS Alt/Tac "JEMS 5"||155.1600||B/M||229.1|
|Federal Channels within Edison|
|US EPA Security||168.3500||M||192.8|
|US EPA Ch-2||151.6850||M||192.8|
|USPS Kilmer F-1 Supervisors||409.7375||R||136.5|
|USPS Kilmer F-2 Ops||407.9375||R||136.5|
|USPS Kilmer F-3 Transport||409.1375||R||136.5|
|USPS Kilmer Inspectors input||416.7250||i||$482|
|Best Buy Warehouse?||463.5125||R||?|
|Convention Center Ch-1||464.5000||M||d114|
|Convention Center Ch-2||464.5500||M||d115|
|Convention Center Ch-3||469.5000||M||d116|
|Convention Center Ch-4||469.5500||M||d122|
|Durham Woods Maintenance||453.0000||R||d026|
|FedEx Smartpost Ops||451.7250||R||d155|
|FedEx Smartpost Tac||452.4375||M||d155|
|IONJ1 Data Centers||463.4625||R||173.8|
|Mobil Oil Ops||462.4250||R||d116|
|TransEd School Buses||152.8775||R||d165|
|UPS Plant Ops||452.8875||B/M||d631|
|JFK Medical Center|
|Oak Tree N.H.||467.8625||M||?|
|Menlo Park Mall|
|Mall Security Old||464.4375||R?||192.8|
|Mall Tactical Old||468.5875||M||192.8|
Edison Township utilizes a Motorola Type 2 UHF mixed-mode trunked radio system; system voice is analog and P-25 digital clear and P-25 digital encrypted. Refer to RadioReference.com for the latest talkgroup and system information. The system ID is 7C12 and the site number is 1; two configurations are required to trunk this system: Base1= 470.0000, Offset1= 380, Spacing1= 12.5; Base2= 477.0000, Offset2= 600, Step2= 12.5.
With the exception of a few conventional backup/tactical channels, rarely used if at all, the Police Department operates entirely on the trunked system. Generally speaking, the police talkgroups are digital encrypted and can not be properly decoded by any scanner.
The Fire Department is alerted on their old UHF dispatch channel, which also carries a multicast of select fire talkgroups. Most subsequent activity is on the trunked system, though they maintained ability on UHF simplex channels for fireground and tactical operations. Generally speaking, the fire talkgroups are digital and require an APCO digital-compliant scanner to be decoded.
Edison EMS, including Edison First Aid Squad #1, Edison First Aid Squad #2, and Clara Barton First Aid Squad, are all alerted on the old police dispatch channel, which also carries a multicast of select EMS talkgroups. Most subsequent activity is on the trunked system, though they may still have ability on some of the old conventional channels; the old EMS Dispatch frequency has been rolled into the trunked system. Generally speaking, the EMS talkgroups are digital and require an APCO digital-capable scanner to be decoded. EMS units are now numbered as follows: 401 is the daytime paid south rig (Squad 1); 402 is the daytime paid north rig (Squad 2); 403 is the daytime paid central rig (Clara Barton); 404 is the daytime paid "Station 7" backup (Raritan Center); 405 is the nighttime paid rig. 511 and 512 are the Squad 1 first- and second-due; 521 and 522 are the Squad 2 first- and second-due; 531 and 532 are the Clara Barton first- and second-due. 500 is the Chief of Raritan Valley EMS and 509x are the volunteer tour chiefs, with "x" being the particular officer.
EMS Update: On August 1 EMS will be provided by JFK Hospital. Dispatch is expected to be by MedCentral on its usual channels (JEMS-1, Ops, etc.).
It is believed that all Edison Township services, such as public works and municipal departments, operate exclusively on the trunked system.
Edison schools have two district-wide repeaters, and one repeater each for the high schools. Every other school uses one or both of the low-power, simplex channels; DCS codes vary by school.
|Fire Realert & Ops Multicast||33.6200||B||?|
Helmetta Borough contracts with Spotswood Borough for dispatch services. An old East Brunswick Sentinal article outlines the arrangement.
The Helmetta Police Department is dispatched on East Brunswick's trunked system by Spotswood.
The Helmetta Fire Department has recently moved their operations from low-band to UHF. Alerting remains on low-band, but with a different PL. The old alternate channel should now (or soon) have retransmission of alerts plus multicast of the UHF operations channel.
EMS for Helmetta is provided by Spotswood.
|Police Dispatch||1850||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Police Off Duty Details||1851||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Detectives Spec. Asgnmnt.||1853||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Patrol Talk-Around||1856||Cty TRS||Digi|
|AA Checker Cab||152.3900||B||131.8|
|AA Checker Cab||157.6500||M||131.8|
Highland Park Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on the county's trunked radio system.
The Highland Park Fire Department is alerted on low-band and operates on a UHF repeater.
The Highland Park First Aid Squad is alerted and operates on a UHF repeater.
DPW may occasionally use the same repeater as fire and EMS but has largely switched to cell phones for most communications.
|Police Dispatch||1831||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Police Alternate||1832||Cty TRS||Ana|
|Police 4-Alternate||1834||Cty TRS||Ana|
Jamesburg Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on a digital talkgroup on the county's trunked system, with digital and analog talkgroups available for alternate use. From all appearances the switch to the county's system from the VHF repeater is permanent. The two UHF repeaters were licensed before that switch took place and it is unknown whether they will be used for emergency and municipal services or if their planned use was replaced by the county system.
The Jamesburg Fire Department is alerted on the VHF repeater and chiefly operates on 155.610. The other listed channels may be used for fireground or tactical. Fire pager tests are run daily at about 1745.
The Jamesburg First Aid and Rescue Squad is alerted & dispatched on the VHF repeater. First aid pager tests are run daily at about 1745.
|High School New||452.1625||M||?|
|High School New||452.6375||M||?|
|High School New||452.8625||M||?|
|High School New||457.4875||M||?|
|High School Old||462.2750||M||?|
|High School Old||463.2250||M||?|
Metuchen Borough's Police Department moved their primary dispatch to a UHF repeater in the middle of November 2005.
The Metuchen Fire Department operates on a UHF repeater, with a low-power channel for fireground and tactical usage. It seems that they have designated the other tactical channel they licensed as a town-wide common channel.
The Metuchen First Aid Squad is now alerted and operates on a UHF repeater. The old low-band alerting channel has been abandoned and the old high-band repeater (formerly PD & EMS dispatch) is now used by select municipal services. EMS is supplemented at weekday daytime by 601 from JFK Hospital, dispatched by MedCentral.
Metuchen DPW continues to operate on their high-band channel, and uses the high-band repeater to call the police dispatcher. The transportation department operates on the former (VHF) police repeater.
The Metuchen High School licenses a handful of UHF channels for low-power mobile use.
Middlesex Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on a high-band repeater.
The Middlesex Fire Department is dispatched and operates on a high-band repeater.
The Middlesex Rescue Squad is dispatched on the police channel.
Middlesex Borough OEM operates on a high-band repeater.
|Fleet Call||1616||Cty TRS||Ana?|
|Police Dispatch||1617||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Police Tac||1618||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Unknown, Detectives?||1619||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Fire Dispatch||1622||Cty TRS||Ana|
|Fireground "Digital"||1624||Cty TRS||Ana|
|Fire Chiefs||1626||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Fire Officers||1627||Cty TRS||Digi|
|EMS Ops||1628||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Borough-Wide Common||1630||Cty TRS||Ana|
|Rescue Ops||1631||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Fire Dispatch||East Brunswick TRS|
Milltown Borough is in the process of switching to the county's trunked system. The police department switched on 1/25/13; it is suspected that additional services, including the rescue squad and possibly also the fire department and DPW, will soon be switching.
Milltown Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on talkgroups on the county's trunked system.
The Milltown Fire Department is alerted on high-band and operates on East Brunswick's trunked system. A couple conventional fireground channels may be used for major incidents.
The Milltown Rescue Squad is alerted and dispatched on the same high-band channel as the fire department. They have ability on EB's TRS, but apparently for coordinating with the FD. Pager tests are done at 2200 each day.
|Trunked System (CC)||507.6625||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||507.9125||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||508.3875||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||508.7875||R||MOT|
|Fire Tactical Ops-1||504.5750||M||d723|
|Fire Tactical Ops-2||504.7750||M||d723|
|Fire Tactical Ops-3||505.7750||M||d723|
|High School Maintenance||461.8875||R||d026|
|State Channels within Monroe|
|NJJJC Training School Ops||856.2625||R||151.4|
|NJJJC Training School||158.9250||B/M||?|
|Barnes & Noble||462.5250||R||?|
|Wittingham Golf Club||452.1125||M||?|
|Wittingham Golf Club||456.4125||M||?|
|Wittingham Golf Club||457.8125||M||?|
|Wittingham Golf Club||467.2125||M||?|
Monroe Township utilizes an analog UHF Motorola Type II trunked radio system for all services. A comprehensive listing of talkgroups is below; the base frequency is 507.0125, the offset is 380, and the step is 25.0.
The Police Department operates entirely on the trunked system. Note: in early February 2009 Monroe PD switched dispatch to a new talkgroup using digital encryption.
The Monroe Fire Department is comprised of three companies: Station 51 (Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Company #1) is District 1; Station 57 (Applegarth Engine Company) is District 2; Station 23 is District 3. All three respond to their individual primary territories. Fire alerting is done on high-band and most operations are on the trunked system. There are three conventional tactical channels available, as well as numerous licensed channels for mutual aid to Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth Counties.
Monroe Township EMS does not seem to be alerted via radio. New dispatches go out over the EMS Dispatch talkgroup, and possibly via phone to the squadhouse.
Public works and the Municipal Utilities Authority operate on the trunked system. The school system has three known talkgroups for: school buses, disrict-wide maintenance, and high school operations, though more recently the high school has begun using a couple conventional channels.
|00016||Ana||Fleet||00624||Ana||Emerg. Services Coord.||01360||Ana||Recreation 1||01040||Ana||DPW 1||00368||Ana||Township-wide|
|48048||Enc||Dispatch||00464||Ana||Fire Fleet?||01392||Ana||Recreation 2||01072||Ana||DPW 2||00400||Ana||Emergency|
|48080||Enc||Ops-1||00496||Ana||Fire Dispatch||01488||Ana||Transportation||01104||Ana||DPW 3 "Private"||56016||?||Future Fire/EMS?|
|48112||Enc||Ops-2||00528||Ana||Fire 1 Ops||01520||Ana||Senior Center||01200||Ana||MUA 1||56048||?||Future Fire/EMS?|
|48144||Enc||Ops-3||00560||Ana||Fire 2 Ops||01712||Ana||Library||01232||Ana||MUA 2|
|48176||Enc||Ops-4||00592||Ana||Fire 3 Ops||01808||Ana||Schools Maint.||01264||Ana||MUA 3|
|48208||Enc||Ops-5||00656||Ana||Fire 4 Ops||01840||Ana||School Buses||01296||Ana||MUA 4|
|08016||Ana||Traffic Ops||00752||Ana||EMS 1 Dispatch||01872||Ana||High School|
|08048||Ana||Traffic Ops||00784||Ana||EMS 2 Ops||03184||Ana||Animal Control|
|00816||Ana||EMS 3 ALS Coord.|
|Police F-1 Dispatch||460.3000||R||114.8|
|Police F-2 Alternate||460.2250||R||114.8|
|Housing Authority Old||453.5500||R||118.8|
|Schools HS Old||464.3375||M||71.9|
|Schools HS Ops||461.7125||R||DMR|
|Schools HS Alt||461.9125||R||DMR|
|Schools Roosevelt Ops||463.6625||R||DMR|
|Pk'g. Auth. Ops?||464.7750||R||103.5|
|Pk'g. Auth. Security?||506.4250||R||d712|
|All Brunswick Taxi||153.0050||B||d162|
|All Brunswick Taxi||160.0500||M||d162|
|Kelly's Car Service||464.7500||R||d115|
|Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital|
|RWJUH / Children's Specialized Hospital|
|Saint Peter's University Hospital|
The City of New Brunswick's Police Department has two main repeater channels, and apparently a third low-power repeater possibly for headquarters or the courthouse.
The New Brunswick Fire Department is dispatched on a repeated VHF-high channel and has a simplex fireground channel. On 3/26/10 the NBFD was conducting coverage testing using one analog and one digital talkgroup on the county's system. The other talkgroups shown were accessed by the same radios used for this coverage testing.
New Brunswick's EMS is provided by RWJUH EMS, and is dispatched by MedCentral. New Brunswick is typically covered by Ambulance 780 (BLS) and MedRescue 1 (ALS) though other units are utilized as needed; for more information and frequencies see County-wide Fire & EMS.
The Housing Authority's old channel expired and a new channel has been licensed, but activity has not yet been observed on it.
The Parking Authority has licensed and begun using their own channel. The channel they previously used (463.8750R/d712) was technically licensed to RWJUH; it is unknown whether NBPA still has use of this or RWJ reclaimed it.
See Piscataway Township for UMDNJ channels which may also be used in New Brunswick.
|F-1 Police Dispatch||502.3875||R||$293|
|F-2 Police Alternate||506.6000||R||$293|
|F-3 EMS Dispatch||471.1000||R||114.8|
|Fire F-1 Dispatch||460.1125||R||d503|
|Fire F-2 Direct||460.1125||M||d503|
|Fire F-3 Tactical||453.0625||M||192.8|
|Joe's Service Center||35.1000||B/M||179.9|
|Vespias Tire Center||157.5000||B/M||131.8|
North Brunswick's Police Department's switch to new digital channels appeared to take place on 12/18/06. To date all observed traffic has been APCO P-25 clear (not encrypted).
The North Brunswick Fire Department is comprised of NB Volunteer Engine Company #1 (Georges Rd), NB Volunteer Engine Company #2 (Route 130), and NB Volunteer Fire/Ladder Company #3 (Cozzens Lane). They are all alerted together, for any call, and operate on a UHF repeater. They also use a UHF simplex fireground channel. Pager tests are run daily at about 19:00.
The North Brunswick First Aid and Rescue Squad is alerted by "North Brunswick Central" on JEMS 1. Both alerting and two-way dispatch are on F-3.
The Board of Education operates a repeater for its district-wide services; buses use a PL of 74.4 and district-wide administration uses 100.0.
There is still one channel in the township's license, 506.4000, which has not been observed to have any traffic.
Bristol-Myers Squibb installed new radio systems at all their regional sites in early 2013 (old channels at this site going silent on or around 1/06/13), possibly in part to comply with FCC narrowbanding requirements. The systems seem to be DMR Trunked, with MotoTRBO being one brand name for the generic DMR format. All traffic is digital in a format incompatible with any current consumer scanner. The systems seem to have a full-time data channel (presumably for radio system operations or telemetry) and otherwise seems to use transmission trunking rather than message trunking. It is believed that most old channels are now abandoned, though it is not clear whether emergency service paging moved to the new system or remains on the conventional analog channels. BMS' internal fire and EMS responders were paged on VHF with daily tests at about 15:30.
|Trunked System (CC)||851.8625||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||852.1375||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||852.2750||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||852.9375||R||MOT|
|SOBFD Fireground 1||453.8375||M||156.7|
|SOBFD Fireground 2||458.8375||M||156.7|
|Schools High School||472.4750||R||192.8|
|Airport Unicom Old?||122.8000||M||AM|
|Glenwood Country Club||451.4125||M||?|
|Glenwood Country Club||452.0375||M||?|
|Glenwood Country Club||456.4125||M||?|
|Glenwood Country Club||457.0375||M||?|
|Raceway Park Security F-1||464.5625||M||107.2|
|Raceway Park Security F-2||467.8000||M||179.9|
|Raceway Park 1/4-Mile F-1||463.2125||M||179.9|
|Raceway Park 1/4-Mile F-2||463.4375||M||179.9|
|Raceway Park 1/8-Mile Ops||463.5375||M||179.9|
|Raceway Park Motocross Ops||461.7125||M||179.9|
|Raceway Park Go-Kart Ops||461.5125||M||179.9|
|Raritan Bay Medical Center|
Old Bridge Township utilizes an analog 800 MHz Motorola trunked radio system; the system ID is 611C and the site number is 0. It is believed that all township services, including the Police Department are now on this system, though the Municipal Utilities Authority may have remained conventional. Refer to RadioReference.com for the latest talkgroup and system information. Along with two repeater channels, what appear to be five tactical channels have been added to the original TRS license.
The Old Bridge Fire Department is comprised of the following companies: Cheesequake VFC; Laurence Harbor FC; Madison Park FC; and South Old Bridge FC. All are alerted on low-band and all primary operations are on the trunked system. Some companies may switch to conventional channels for fireground operations.
Old Bridge EMS is provided by: Cheesequake VFAS; Laurence Harbor FAS; Madison Park FAS; Old Bridge EMS (Green & White); and Old Bridge FARS (Red & White). All are alerted on the same low-band channel as the fire companies, and all operate on the trunked system.
|Borinquen Taxi||152.3750||B, R?||d754|
|Raritan Bay Medical Center|
The City of Perth Amboy's Police Department operates primarily on Woodbridge's trunked radio system and uses their old conventional channels as backups.
The Fire Department is alerted on low-band and UHF, and operates on Woodbridge's trunked radio system.
|Trunked System (CC)||478.9375||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||500.4875||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||500.7125||R||MOT|
|Fire Dist. 1 Tactical||453.1625||M||114.8?|
|Fire Dist. 1 Tactical||453.1875||M||114.8?|
|Fire Dist. 1 Tactical||453.2375||M||114.8?|
|Fire Dist. 1 Tactical||453.2625||M||114.8?|
|Fire Dist. 1 Tactical||453.6125||M||114.8?|
|Fire Dist. 1 Tactical||453.7625||M||114.8|
|Fire Dist. 2 Mobile Extenders||460.6125||MR||114.8?|
|Durham School Bus||151.3850||B/M||d411|
(New Brunswick & Piscataway)
|Maintenance incl. VINJ||463.7875||R||d071|
Piscataway Township has upgraded its Motorola trunked system to a P25 digital trunked system, with all observed talkgroups encrypted; Piscataway has also taken over dispatch for Dunellen and Dunellen police and DPW are using the trunked system. From lack of traffic on the old school bus channel, they may also be using this system.
The system ID is BEE00-4B5, and the site ID is 001-001. Programming it as type P25 Auto is recommended but if manual tables are required, use the following: base6= 470.0125 offset6= 24576 step6= 12.5. P25 systems are all-digital however this system so far is fully encrypted as well and there is no consumer scanner which is capable of decrypting the communications. For the latest talkgroup information, please visit RadioReference.com.
The Police Department operates entirely on the trunked system.
The Piscataway Fire Department is comprised of the following companies: District 1 New Market Fire Company; District 2 Holmes Marshall Fire Company, Possumtown Fire Company, River Road Fire Company; District 3 Arbor Hose Company; District 4 North Stelton Fire Company. All of the fire companies are alerted on high-band and operate chiefly on the trunked system, but some license conventional channels for fireground and mutual aid as well. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:15.
EMS is provided to Piscataway by: Arbor Rescue Squad, River Road Rescue Squad, and North Stelton Rescue Squad. All rescue squads are alerted on the high-band channel and all operate on the trunked system. RWJUH EMS has provided daytime EMS coverage using Ambulance 783 (primary) and others as needed, all those units are dispatched by MedCentral and usually contact Piscataway directly on Piscataway's alerting channel. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:15.
Piscataway school buses previously used a high-band channel with the dispatcher identifying as, "Piscataway Base," but the channel has been silent recently; the school buses may have also switched to the trunked system.
|F-1 Police Dispatch||476.8125||R||131.8|
|F-2 Fire/EMS Dispatch||476.8375||R||131.8|
|F-3 Fire/EMS Alternate||477.0125||R||131.8|
|Fire Mobile Extenders||464.0000||M||131.8|
|DPW/ Municipal Svcs||477.0125||R||103.5|
|High School North||452.0375||M||d371|
|Town Center ES||456.4875||M||d343|
|Millstone River ES||456.6375||M||d351|
|State Channels within Plainsboro|
|NJSP TRS Troop C||multiple||R||MOT|
|NJ Transit TETRA||multiple||R||TETRA|
|Federal Channels within Plainsboro|
|ESU Tac-1 / Ops||0-03-102|
|ESU Tac-2 / Alt||0-03-103|
|Firmenich F-1 Maint||464.2750||R||d734|
|Firmenich F-2 Ops||461.7250||R||d131|
|Munich Re Ops||453.0125||R||67.0|
|Munich Re Unknown||463.3250||R||d244|
|National Business Parks||463.2500||R||d023|
|Novo Nordisk Future?||464.3875||R||d263?|
|Novo Nordisk Future?||464.6000||R||d132?|
|Novo Nordisk Future?||464.6750||R||d263?|
|Novo Nordisk Future?||464.7625||R||d051?|
|Univ. Medical Ctr. of Princeton at Plainsboro|
Plainsboro Township's Police Department is self-dispatched on F-1. The unknown channel may be for (rare) police usage and may, based on the other channels, have a PL of 131.8.
The Plainsboro Fire Company, Station 49, is alerted and operates on F-2. Most of the time the township dispatch center receives the emergency call and alerts the company, at which point Mercer County central dispatch takes over on the same channel. Mercer does have the ability to dispatch Station 49 directly when necessary, usually for mutual aid. There is a VHF-High to UHF link for F-2, which is used by incoming mutual aid units from PPPL, Princeton, and West Windsor. The fire company's F-4 is direct on their dispatch channel.
Plainsboro Rescue Squad (volunteer), Station 100, is alerted and generally operates on F-2 but during concurrent fire/EMS operations, EMS usually moves to F-3. The squad operates three ambulances and a first responder / command SUV. From 0600-1800 M-F the squad's vehicles are operated by Plainsboro Township EMS staff, who are technically police department employees. Unlike the fire company, all EMS dispatch is by Plainsboro central. Plainsboro relies heavily upon PPPL's Ambulance 166 for EMS mutual aid.
NJSP's site in Plainsboro was upgraded in October of 2009 from a fill-in site to a full simulcast site on the Troop C area-wide cell. See RadioReference.com for all the details on this system (use Zone B11E Site 001).
PPPL is the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. It is affiliated with Princeton University and the United States Department of Energy, but is located in Plainsboro Township. It has its own public safety department (fire station 66, ambulance 166) which regularly responds as mutual aid off the PPPL campus to Plainsboro and Princeton. PPPL is often alerted by Plainsboro or Mercer Central on Plainsboro F-2; the PPPL communications center, identifying as "Forrestal," then alerts its staff simultaneously over Tac-1 & Tac-2 typically coming over LCN-03 & -11. Response and ops is usually on Tac-1. This LTR system has a very limited range; to test reception, listen for the LTR data burst on the repeater channels every six seconds or so.
Bristol-Myers Squibb installed new radio systems at all their regional sites in early 2013, possibly in part to comply with FCC narrowbanding requirements. The systems seem to be DMR Trunked, with MotoTRBO being one brand name for the generic DMR format. All traffic is digital in a format incompatible with any current consumer scanner. The systems seem to have a full-time data channel (presumably for radio system operations or telemetry) and otherwise seems to use transmission trunking rather than message trunking. It is believed that most or all old channels are now abandoned.
|F-1 RUPD Ops||477.5250||R||136.5|
|F-2 RUPD Tac||478.5125||R||136.5|
|F-3 RUES Ops||470.8500||R||136.5|
|F-4 RUES Tac||470.7000||R||136.5|
|Brown Athletic Center||154.8750||B/M||?|
|Campus Info Service||467.7625||M||?|
|Student Ctr-College Ave||464.6375||M||?|
|Student Ctr-College Ave||469.6375||M||?|
|TV/Radio Office Old?||466.0125||M||?|
|TV/Radio Office Old?||464.8250||M||?|
|Recreation Services Old?||461.0625||M||?|
|Recreation Services Old?||466.0625||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||461.7875||R||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||452.2000||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||452.7250||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||461.4625||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||461.5125||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||461.6875||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||462.0375||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||462.0875||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||463.3375||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||463.6000||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||463.7375||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||463.9125||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||464.6625||M||?|
|Werblin Rec. Center||464.8875||M||?|
This listing pertains to the New Brunswick- & Piscataway-area Rutgers University campuses and facilities, not Newark and Camden though there may be some similarities.
The Rutgers Police Department operates on two UHF repeaters.
Rutgers Emergency Services operate on two UHF repeaters.
It is likely that most Rutgers channels are now UHF, including miscellaneous low-power building operations channels, for interoperability purposes. The list here is certainly not complete and, as far as the low-power channels go, maybe not even accurate, but it should give hobbyists a place to begin searching for additional channels from. If you have any to submit, please e-mail the author.
Middlesex County has been activating their emergency management department for special events at Rutgers, including commencement and football games. Often the Rutgers Events channel is patched into the (tentatively-identified) LE Common digital talkgroup, and the Rutgers PD Tac repeater is patched into the Countywide analog talkgroup. It is possible that other channels or talkgroups, such as on Piscataway's system, are also patched in.
|Trunked System (CC)||501.6875||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||502.0125||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||502.2125||R||MOT|
|Trunked System (CC)||502.4375||R||MOT|
|Fire Alerting (voice only)||33.8200||B||151.4|
|Fire Alerting & Multicast||153.8150||B||CSq|
|EMS Alerting & Multicast||154.9950||B||151.4|
|State Channels within Sayreville|
|Lojack Activation System||173.0750||B||CSq|
|Camelot at La Mer||461.4000||R||?|
|Lockwood Boat Marine 18||156.8000||B/M||CSq|
|Lockwood Boat Marine 78||156.9250||B/M||CSq|
|Morgan Powerboat Marine 68||156.4250||B/M||CSq|
|North Jersey Energy Assoc.||463.8500||R||?|
|Red Oak Power||461.8750||R||?|
|Red Oak Power||463.2500||R||d723|
|Tube City IMS||461.9125||R||?|
Sayreville Borough uses an analog UHF Motorola Type II trunked radio system. Refer to RadioReference.com for the latest talkgroup and system information. The base is 499.125, the offset is 380, and the step is 12.5.
The Police Department operates entirely on the trunked system.
The Sayreville Fire Department is alerted on high-band, with a multicast the fire dispatch talkgroup also going out on that channel.
EMS is provided to Sayreville by Sayreville Emergency Squad and Morgan First Aid Squad. The two squads are alerted on the old dispatch repeater and operate on the trunked system. The EMS dispatch talkgroup is multicast on the alerting channel. The former EMS dispatch repeater has probably been removed, since the input is now used for the fire alerting/multicast channel.
|Fire Dispatch||Sayreville TRS|
|State Channels within Plainsboro|
|NJ Transit TETRA||multiple||R||TETRA|
|Cardinal McCarrick HS||451.7375||M||?|
|Cardinal McCarrick HS||462.4125||M||?|
|NJ Transit Rail Yard||161.3700||B/M||?|
The City of South Amboy's Police Department is dispatched on a simplex VHF-High channel.
The South Amboy Fire Department operates on talkgroup 6576 on Sayreville's trunked system and uses a simplex UHF channel for fireground communications. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:00.
The First Aid Squad is dispatched on the VHF-High channel. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:00.
South Amboy Public Schools.
|Trunked System LCN-01||851.0750||R||EDACS|
|Trunked System LCN-02||851.4000||R||EDACS|
|Trunked System LCN-03||851.7000||R||EDACS|
|Trunked System LCN-04||853.4125||R||EDACS|
|Trunked System LCN-05||853.7375||R||EDACS|
|Schools SBHS Ops||463.2750||R||d115|
|A-Z Auto Parts||462.1000||R||127.3?|
|First Student Bus||47.5000||B/M||173.8|
South Brunswick Township operates an EDACS TRS for most services.
The Police Department operates on the trunked system and cell phones. For a while the police explorers were using the old UHF police channels in simplex mode, but this has probably stopped by now.
The South Brunswick Fire Department is comprised of the following companies: Station 20 is Monmouth Junction Volunteer Fire Company (District 2); Station 21 is MJVFC sub-station on Georges Road; Station 22 is Kendall Park Volunteer Fire Company (District 1); Station 23 is KPVFC sub-station on Henderson Road; Station 24 is Kingston Volunteer Fire Company (District 3). 200-219 and 20-## are MJVFC units, 220-239 and 22-## are KPVFC units, and 240-259 and 24-## are KVFC units. The three companies have separate primary territories, are all alerted on low-band, and all operate on the trunked system. Somerset County dispatches Kingston directly into its primary territory in Franklin Township, Kingston has a repeater which receives its alerts on 154.310 and retransmits them on 45.36 (using a lower-power transmitter at the firehouse). Kingston will use Franklin's trunked system for calls in Somerset County but will still call out responding to South Brunswick dispatchers.
EMS is provided to South Brunswick by: Monmouth Junction First Aid Squad (A-5# and 58-## units), Kendall Park First Aid and Rescue Squad (A-6# and 68-## units), Kingston First Aid and Rescue Squad (A-7# and 78-## units), and South Brunswick EMS (A-58). SBEMS is a corporation formed by the three squads, which currently runs one paid crew from 0600-1800 M-F using one rig provided by each squad. South Brunswick alerts the four agencies on the same low-band channel as the fire companies. Franklin also alerts Kendall Park and Kingston to calls in their primary territory in Franklin, using 45.36 with the PL. Coordination within the squad will be conducted on South Brunswick's system, but communication with dispatch will be on Franklin's EMS Dispatch channel.
The fire companies and, possibly, squads have access to a talkgroup which is patched into SPEN 4 as needed for MedEvac landings. The agency and fleet calls are also rarely used, but when they are used it is usually for something important or emergent.
WA2WSK is an amateur radio repeater that belongs to the South Brunswick Radio Club. The SB School District licenses several frequencies; one UHF repeater for buses and district-wide maintenance and one for the high school, and one that is probably for simplex security and operations at all schools (to date only confirmed for Brooks Crossing). The low-power SBHS Ops UHF repeater is permanently patched into the talkgroup; units at the school originate on both sides of the patch. The former PD SRO channel now seems to be a district-wide net for the school district; the S3 (Schools-3) channel usage is unknown.
A live scanner audio stream focusing on South Brunswick and including parts of some of its neighbors is available online; more details are provided after the link.
|0256||Agency Call = Township-wide Announcement|
|0272||01 Fleet Call||0288||08 Fleet Call||0304||14 Fleet Call||0320||23 Fleet Call||0336||33 Fleet Call||0352||41 Fleet Call||0368||S0 Fleet Call|
|0273||02 Admin||0289||09 Admin||0305||15 Admin||0321||24 Chiefs||0337||34 Command||0353||42 Common||0369||S1 SBHS Ops|
|0274||03 Dispatch||0290||03 Dispatch||0306||16 Dispatch||0322||25 Dispatch||0338||35 Dispatch||0354||43 Common||0370||S2 District-wide Net|
|0275||04 Ops-4||0291||10 Library||0307||17 MJFAS Ops-1||0323||26 MJFD Ops-1||0339||36 Tac||0355||44 Common||0371||S3 Unknown|
|0276||05 Ops-5||0292||11 Rec./Transp.||0308||18 MJFAS Ops-2||0324||27 MJFD Ops-2||0340||37 Tac||0356||45 Common|
|0277||06 Ops-6||0293||12 Constr. Code||0309||19 KPFARS Ops-2||0325||28 KPFD Ops-1||0341||38 Unknown||0357||50 SPEN 4|
|0278||07 Ops-7||0294||13 Health Dept.||0310||20 KPFARS Ops-1||0326||29 KPFD Ops-2||0342||39 Unknown||0358||51 Fire Mutual Aid|
|0295||49 Data Prcssng.||0311||21 KFARS Ops-1||0327||30 KFD Ops-1||0343||40 Detectives|
|0312||22 KFARS Ops-2||0328||31 KFD Ops-2|
|0329||32 Fire Safety Ops|
|0330||46 Fire Safety Disp.|
|Borough Fleet Call||1808||Cty TRS||?|
|Police 1 Dispatch||1809||Cty TRS||Enc|
|Police 2 Tac||1810||Cty TRS||Enc|
|Police 3 Tac||1811||Cty TRS||Enc|
|Police 4 Tac||1812||Cty TRS||Enc|
|Police Old Dispatch||453.3250||R||114.8|
|Police Old Alternate||460.0500||R||114.8|
|Fire 1 Dispatch||500.8625||R||d565|
|Fire 2 Talk-Around||500.8625||M||d565|
|Old Fire 1-Dispatch||1813||Cty TRS||Ana|
|Old Fire 2-Tac||1814||Cty TRS||Ana|
|Old Fire 3-Tac||1815||Cty TRS||Ana|
|Old Fire 4-Tac||1816||Cty TRS||Digi|
|Old Fire 16 Tac?||conv.||M?||?|
|Fire Mobile Extenders||453.1875||MR||?|
|EMS Dispatch||1819||Cty TRS||Mix|
|EMS Ops||1820||Cty TRS||Ana|
|EMS ALS Coordination||453.3250||R||114.8|
|Schools Food Service||461.4750||R||?|
|South Plainfield Hotel||451.7750||M||d364|
|South Plainfield Hotel||451.8750||M||?|
|South Plainfield Hotel||452.1250||M||?|
|South Plainfield Hotel||457.1250||M||?|
South Plainfield Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on the county's trunked radio system, after having tried it out and switched back in 2010. It is worth noting that no consumer scanner presently decodes the type of digital (Provoice) which this system uses, and it is doubtful there ever will be one. Further the police talkgroups use encryption, so even if a Provoice 2-way radio was used the proper decryption key would be needed to monitor the communications.
The South Plainfield Fire Company is dispatched by the police department. In April of 2013 the department moved back from the county trunked system to their old conventional system, reportedly due to coverage concerns with the county system. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:00.
The South Plainfield Rescue Squad operates partly on their old channel and partly on the trunked system, which are patched together. Daytime EMS coverage is provided by Somerset Medical Center EMS, which is covered under the Somerset County page. Incoming ALS coordinates with the police dispatcher on the old police dispatch channel. SPRS pagers are tested daily at about 1800.
The South Plainfield OEM has an analog talkgroup on the county's system.
|Police||East Brunswick TRS|
|Fire Dispatch/Ops||East Brunswick TRS|
|EMS 1 Alerting/Ops||150.9500||R||103.5|
|EMS Dispatch||East Brunswick TRS|
|EMS 2 Ops||153.9200||M||103.5|
|EMS 3 Tac||166.4500||M||103.5|
|EMS 4 Tac||158.3550||M||103.5|
|EMS 5 Talkaround||150.9500||M||103.5|
|DPW||East Brunswick TRS|
All South River Borough municipal services switched over to East Brunswick's Trunked Radio System in November 2000; see the East Brunswick section for more information.
The South River Police Department operates exclusively on the trunked system.
The South River Fire Department is comprised of three companies: SR Engine Company #1 (George Street; Ladder-Tower 1), Reliable Fire Company (George Street; yellow apparatus), and Summit Engine Company (Appleby Avenue; red apparatus). All three are dispatched to any fire call in the borough. Alerting is done on low-band, all routine operations are on the trunked system. Some or all of South River's fire talkgroups are multicast on a second low-band channel.
The South River Rescue Squad is alerted on a VHF-Hi repeater, and that channel is used for response coordination by members. Rigs normally communicate with dispatch on the EB TRS. SRRS has a number of VHF channels available for operations, and since most or all members have VHF radios, these channels are used more than the EMS Tac talkgroup. Daytime coverage is provided by Transmed 3, who is alerted on the squad channel and communicates with dispatch on Borough-wide.
|Fire Dispatch||East Brunswick TRS|
|EMS Dispatch||East Brunswick TRS|
|DPW & OEM||477.3750||R||156.7|
Spotswood Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on an encrypted digital conventional channel. Spotswood also provides dispatch services to Helmetta, so their units use the same channel.
The Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department is alerted on low-band and operates chiefly on East Brunswick's trunked radio system. The fire talkgroup is reported to be multicast over the old fireground channel. Spotswood has licensed a UHF repeater on which they dispatch the Helmetta fire department. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:15.
The Spotswood First Aid Squad is still alerted on high-band, but also operates on East Brunswick's TRS. Pager tests are run daily at about 18:15.
|Trunked System (CC)||484.3625||R||P25|
|Trunked System (CC)||484.6125||R||P25|
|Trunked System (CC)||484.8625||R||P25|
|Trunked System (CC)||484.9875||R||P25|
|Police Old Dispatch||453.2250||R||114.8|
|State Channels within Woodbridge|
|NJDHS Woodbridge Dev. Ctr.|
|NJDOC Avenel Treatment|
|NJDOC East Jersey State Prison|
|Bank of Tokyo||463.3500||R||?|
|Beth Israel Cemetery||463.8375||R||d116|
|Colonia Country Club||451.7125||M||?|
|Colonia Country Club||456.7125||M||?|
|Colonia Country Club||461.7375||M||?|
|Colonia Country Club||466.6625||M||?|
|GVA Williams Ops||463.2000||R||d464|
|PSE&G Sewaren Gen.||451.3750||R||d065|
|PSE&G Sewaren Gen.||461.1750||B/M||?|
|PSE&G Sewaren Gen.||464.9000||B/M||?|
|Shell Oil Marine 74||156.7250||B/M||CSq|
|Shell Oil Marine 79||156.9750||B/M||CSq|
|US Gypsum Ops||463.2125||R||141.3|
|US Gypsum Tac||451.3125||M||141.3|
|US Gypsum Tac||451.3375||M||167.9|
|US Gypsum Tac||456.3375||M||151.4|
|US Gypsum Tac||463.4875||M||127.3|
|US Gypsum Tac||467.3625||M||?|
|US Gypsum Tac||467.4125||M||?|
Woodbridge Township has constructed a UHF-T P25 trunked radio system; the system ID is BEE00-35E and the township-wide simulcasst site is 001-001. System frequencies have been adjusted and are being further tweaked to alleviate interference from digital television stations but it is understood that the control channel frequencies are unlikely to change; until these changes are complete only the control channels frequencies will be listed on this page. Programming it as type P25 Auto is recommended but if manual tables are required, use the following: Base2= 450.0000 Offset2= 8192 Step2= 12.5; Base3= 470.0000 Offset3= 12288 Step3= 12.5; Base4= 500.0000 Offset4= 16384 Step4= 12.5. If you have a BC296D then you will have trouble scanning the system.
Woodbridge Township's Police Department is self-dispatched and is now entirely on the trunked system, with the dispatch talkgroup patched to the old dispatch channel.
The Woodbridge Fire Department is comprised of the following districts/companies:
Fire companies are alerted on the UHF channel. Additional information is available at a great (unofficial) page.
EMS is provided to Woodbridge by the following squads: Avenel/Colonia FAS, Colonia FAS, Port Reading FAS, and Woodbridge EMS. All squads are alerted on the UHF channel.
This is a list of Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) systems known of in Middlesex County. These are basically radio channels for rent, an alternative to Nextel (and there long before Nextel existed). Unless noted otherwise all use LTR trunking; TGIDs are not yet available.
It is possible that a business you are searching for is using an SMR based outside the limits of Middlesex County, and it is possible that some of the SMR sites listed here are part of a larger network for wider coverage. There are too many sites outside Middlesex to cover on this page; to learn more about a network, search the FCC database for other licenses under the same provider. There is information similar to this for Mercer and Somerset Counties on their respective pages.
Special thanks: sp48radio & others.