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 Somerset County, New Jersey
County Trunked Radio Systems
County-wide Law Enforcement
County-wide Fire/ EMS/ OEM
Bound Brook Borough
Far Hills Borough
Green Brook Township
North Plainfield Borough
Rocky Hill Borough
South Bound Brook Borough
Somerset 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 (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.
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.
|Motorola Zone (1)|
|P25 UHF Zone (3)|
|P25 700 Zone (4)|
Somerset County currently operates two trunked radio systems: the legacy Motorola system and a P25 system which will eventually replace the Motorola system. The P25 system is further divided into a UHF zone and a 700 MHz zone.
Talkgroup assignments are about the same between the two systems so individual channel entries on this page will note the old and new talkgroup numbers -- if a channel is not yet in regular use then the anticipated new talkgroup ID will be in parentheses; if a channel has completely moved to the new system then the old talkgroup ID will be
struck through. Analog notation only applies to the old system, P25 systems are 100% digital (though it can be either clear or encrypted). Each talkgroup entry also notes the Z (zone) and P (P25 phase). A P entry of 2 means that a scanner must be capable of APCO P25 Phase 2 in order to receive the signal; this is generally limited to only the newest models of digital scanner. Franklin Township's trunked system is treated separately on this web page, for simplicity's sake. For the most part Franklin's talkgroups stay on Franklin's zone and the county's talkgroups stay on the county's zones.
The P25 system ID is BEE00-457, the county-wide simulcast UHF site is 001-003, and the county-wide simulcast 700MHz site is 01-004. Programming it as type P25 Auto is recommended but if manual tables are required, use the following: Base5=470.0000 Step5=12.5 Offset5=20480; Base6=500.0000 Step6=12.5 Offset6=24576; Base7=502.0000 Step7=12.5 Offset7=28672. As users migrate from the old system to the new system, repeaters are likely to gradually move with them.
The legacy Motorola system ID is 8A27 and the county-wide simulcast side is 1 (Franklin piggy-backs their zone as Site 2 on this system). There are three configuration tables which must be programmed into scanners: Base1=500.3375, Offset1=380, Step1=25.0; Base2=501.9125, Offset2=430, Step2=25.0; Base3=502.5125, Offset3=450, Step3=25.0. If your scanner only supports one configuration then use 502.5125/450/25.0 and know that you will receive only about 80% of the communications.
Each zone (excluding Franklin's) is simulcast countywide. Transmitter sites, according to the FCC licenses, vary a bit from zone to zone, and additional receive-only sites may be in use. Approved transmitter sites for the 700MHz zone are:
Please note that talkgroups may pop between zones with seeming randomness -- this is because talkgroups will come live when a radio on that system tunes to it. For example, Fire Region 6 (including Montgomery) may not normally come over the P25 UHF zone but it will when a Montgomery PD radio which is working on that zone tunes to it. Hillsborough PD's channel may only come over the P25 700 zone until a Manville PD radio tunes to it on the P25 UHF zone or a Hillsborough Fire radio tunes to it on the Motorola zone. For that reason the zone/talkgroup arrangement is very fluid and you may be best scanning as many of the three zones as your scanner will reasonably permit.
Some notes on the unidentified/unconfirmed talkgroups: 01616/101 is suspected to be a talkgroup which will open up any radio, a system-wide announcement channel. A series of talkgroups are in the numeric vicinity of the interop talkgroups; they may be for other services' interops and/or events; Piscataway PD used loaner portables on 15088 when their system was briefly taken down for maintenance in August 2006. 32304 once had technicians installing or maintaining security cameras apparently at the courthouse.
|Park Rangers Tac||453.2875||M||210.7|
|Park Rangers Tac?||458.2375||M||?|
|Park Rangers Tac?||458.2875||M||?|
|Public Safety Calling||Ana||01648||0103||1,3,4||1|
|Park Rangers Fleet Call||Ana||0301||3||1|
|Park Rangers Main||Ana||0303||3||1|
|Park Rangers Ops||Ana||0305||3||1|
|Prosecutor Fleet Call||Ana||06416||0401||1,3||1|
|Sheriff Fleet Call||Ana||08016||0501||1,3||1|
|Police Fleet Call||Ana||11216||0701||1,3,4||1|
|Police Region 1 Dispatch||Ana||11248||(0703)||1|
|Police Region 1 Ops-1||Ana||11280||0705||1|
|Police Region 1 Ops-2||Ana||11312||(0707)||1|
|Police Region 2 Dispatch||Digi||0743||4||2|
|Police Region 2 Ops-1||Digi||0745||4||2|
|Police Region 2 Ops-2||Digi||0747||4||2|
|Police Region 3 Dispatch||Ana||15184||0949||1,3||1|
|Police Region 3 Ops-1||Digi||54704||(3419)||1|
|Police Region 3 Ops-2||Digi||54736||(3421)||1|
|Police Region 4 Dispatch||Ana||11440||0715||1,3||1|
|Police Region 4 Ops-1||Ana||11472||0717||1,3||1|
|Police Region 4 Ops-2||Ana||11504||0719||1,3||1|
|Police Region 5 Dispatch||Digi||11568||0723||1,3,4||1|
|Police Region 5 Ops-1||Digi||11584||(0724)||1|
|Police Region 5 Ops-2||Digi||11600||(0725)||1|
|Police Region 6 Dispatch||Digi||11632||0727||1,3,4||1|
|Police Region 6 Ops-1||Digi||11648||0728||1,3||1|
|Police Region 6 Ops-2||Digi||11664||0729||1,3||1|
|Police Region 7 Dispatch||See Franklin Township|
|Police Region 8 Dispatch||Ana||11344||0709||1,3,4||1|
|Police Region 8 Ops-1||Ana||11376||0711||1,3||1|
|Police Region 8 Ops-2||Ana||11408||0713||1|
The Sheriff's Department, Prosecutor's Office, and Park Rangers all operate on the trunked system. The table on the right lists all the relevant and identified talkgroups.
County dispatches a growing number of police departments, most of which are now on the trunked system, and a couple more are self-dispatched on the trunked system. See immediately below and to the right for police dispatch regions and talkgroup assignments, and see each individual municipality's section for additional information and notes.
|15R||Bound Brook RS||--||Bound Brook|
|20F/R||Basking Ridge FC#1 & FARS||--||Bernards|
|21F||Bradley Gardens FD||2||Bridgewater|
|22F/R||Bernardsville FC#1 & FARS||--||Bernardsville|
|23F-1||Bound Brook Hose Co #1||--||Bound Brook|
|23F-2||America Hose & EC#2||--||Bound Brook|
|23F-3||Watchung FC#3||--||Bound Brook|
|23F-4||Relief FC#4||--||Bound Brook|
|24F||Country Hills VFC||--|
|26F||Elizabeth Avenue FC||1||Franklin|
|27F||East Franklin FC||3||Franklin|
|28F||Millstone Valley FD||1|
|29F||Far Hills-Bedminster FD||--|
|29R||Far Hills-Bedminster FAS||--|
|31F||Franklin Park VFC||2||Franklin|
|32F||(was US-GSA Depot, Hillsborough)|
|33F/R||Green Brook FD-EMS||--||Green Brook|
|34F||Green Knoll VFC||3||Bridgewater|
|34R||Green Knoll RS||--||Bridgewater|
|38F||Woods Road FC||1||Hillsborough|
|39R||Bradley Gardens FARS||--||Bridgewater|
|40F||Liberty Corner FC||--||Bernards|
|41F||Little Rocky Hill VFC||2||Franklin|
|42F-3||North End VFC#3||--||Manville|
|45F||Montgomery Twp VFC#1||1||Montgomery|
|46F||Montgomery Twp VFC#2||2||Montgomery|
|47F||(was NJ-DHS NPDC, Montgomery)|
|48R||(was North Plainfield RS)||--||North Plainfield|
|49F||North Branch VFC||--|
|49R||Ortho Corporation FAS||--||Ortho Campus|
|50F/R||North Plainfield FD||--||North Plainfield|
|52F||Raritan Relief Hose Co #2||--||Raritan|
|52R||East Millstone FAS||--||Franklin|
|53F||Rocky Hill H&LC#1||--||Rocky Hill|
|53R||Rocky Hill FARS||--||Rocky Hill|
|54F||(was Readington Fire, see 32F)|
|55F||South Bound Brook FC||--||S. Bound Brook|
|56R||Liberty Corner FAS||--||Bernards|
|57F-E3||West End Hose Co. #3||--||Somerville|
|57F-E4||Lincoln Hose Co. #4||--||Somerville|
|58F||(was US-DVA Depot)|
|59F||US-DVA Lyons Hospital||--||VA Hospital|
|61F||Warren Township Fire Department||--||Warren|
|61F-1||Mount Bethel VFC#1||--||Warren|
|61F-2||Mount Horeb VFC#2||--||Warren|
|61F-4||Washington Valley VFC#4||--||Warren|
|61R||Warren Township RS||--||Warren|
|62F||(was Washington Valley VFC#4)|
|65F||(was Ingredion Fire Brigade)|
|67F||J&J Raritan Fire Brigade||--||(Corporation)|
|68R||Somerset MC EMS-ALS|
|76R||(was Raritan FAS)|
|77R||South Bound Brook FAS||--||S. Bound Brook|
|78R||Ethicon Industrial FAS||--||(Corporation)|
|80R||Somerset MC EMS-BLS|
|98||County HazMat Team|
|99||Mutual Aid Coordinators|
|n/a||NJ Forest Fire Service Division A Section 7|
|n/a||Somerset County Emerg. Svcs. Training Academy|
|??R||Kendall Park FARS||--||Franklin|
Somerset County has gradually taken over dispatch of most in-county fire departments and emergency medical services and consolidated their communications in conjunction with the switch-over to the trunked system. Some alerting is still done on Fire-High, JEMS-1, 155.31, and other channels but most pages from county are multicast over the UHF county-wide alerting channel; some agencies are paged on only this UHF channel now with the old channels completely abandoned. Other legacy channels may be consolidated as a part of this process; one example is that county took over Montgomery's fire and EMS dispatching in the first quarter of 2006, and Mercer County eventually changed too so the 82.5 PL on fire-high is no longer used; similarly the 110.9 tone used for Hillsborough and Branchburg has been switched to 100.0.
County OEM, including the HazMat team, operates entirely on the trunked system.
The table on the right lists all the station numbers for Somerset County fire (##F) and EMS (##R) stations; some now-defunct stations have been included to fill in gaps in the current numbering. Some stations are physically located outside Somerset County but are primary responders in and so have Somerset County numbers. "Municipality" is meant to indicate the Somerset County town the station is a primary responder for -- out-of-county towns and mutual-aid towns are not included. "Dist" indicates which fire district (if any) the company is a part of, because some areas are dispatched by district. NJFFS Section A7 is included for the sake of providing a link; they serve the area but do not in any way fall under the auspices of Somerset County.
The standardized numbering system formerly used by the county fire and BLS agencies has been updated and modified to use plan English to describe the unit kind and, when necessary, type.
Somerset County dispatches Somerset Medical Center's ALS and BLS units; paging is on the UHF channel and dispatch is on EMS Dispatch 1. SMC-EMS is the sole (assigned) user of EMS Ops-4 for coordination and transport units operation. RWJUH medic units (MedRescue #) are still primary responders for parts of Somerset County and are dispatched by MedCentral (see Middlesex County for more info). ALS from from Hunterdon and Mercer Counties occasionally provide mutual aid.
Local EMS agencies use Region 1 dispatch in the north and Region 2 dispatch in the south. Ops channels 1-3 are used as indicated per town.
Somerset County ARES is a part of the North NJ ARES Section.
|OEM Fleet Call||Ana||03216||0201||1,3||1||Fire/EMS Fleet Call||Ana||12816||0801||1,3||1||Fire/EMS Fleet Call||Ana||12816||0801||1,3||1|
|OEM Main||Ana||03248||0203||1,3,4||1||Fire Region 1 Dispatch||Ana||12848||(0803)||1||EMS Region 1 Dispatch||Ana||14416||0901||1,3||1|
|OEM Ops-1||Ana||03280||0205||1||Fire Region 2 Dispatch||Ana||12880||(0805)||1||EMS Region 2 Dispatch||Ana||14448||0903||1,3,4||1|
|OEM Ops-2||Ana||03312||0207||1||Fire Region 3 Dispatch||Ana||12912||(0807)||1||EMS Ops-1||Ana||14480||(0905)||1|
|OEM Ops-3||Ana||03344||0209||1,3||1||Fire Region 4 Dispatch||Ana||12944||0809||1,3||1||EMS Ops-2||Ana||14512||(0907)||1|
|OEM Radio Shop||Ana||03376||0211||1,3||1||Fire Region 5 Dispatch||Ana||12976||(0811)||1||EMS Ops-3||Ana||14544||0909||1,3||1|
|OEM HazMat 1||Ana||03408||0213||1,3||1||Fire Region 6 Dispatch||Ana||13008||0813||1,3,4||1||EMS Ops-4||Ana||14576||(0911)||1|
|OEM HazMat 2||Ana||03440||0215||1,3||1||Fire Ops-01||Ana||13040||(0815)||1||EMS Region-3? Ops-5?||Ana||14608||(0913)||1|
|OEM Unknown||Ana||03472||0217||1||Fire Ops-02||Ana||13072||(0817)||1||EMS Interop||Ana||14992||(0937)||1|
|OEM Digital-1||Enc||54608||3413||1,3||1||Fire Ops-03||Ana||13104||(0819)||1|
|OEM Digital-2||Enc||54640||3415||1||Fire Ops-04||Ana||13136||(0821)||1|
|OEM Digital-3||Digi||54672||3417||1||Fire Ops-05||Ana||13168||(0823)||1|
|OEM Interop||Ana||15024||(0939)||1||Fire Ops-06||Ana||13200||0825||1,4||1|
|Parks Dept. Tac?||453.3875||M||?|
|Raritan Val. Sewer Auth.||453.2500||R||?|
|Services Fleet Call||Ana||09616||0601||1,3||1|
|Health Dept Ops||Ana||10288||0643||1,3||1|
|ESC Montgomery Buses||Digi||(3703)|
|Railroad So. NJ Disp.||161.0700||B/M||CSq|
|Freight Rail VA Depot Sidings||160.9800||M||CSq|
|Raritan Val. Radio Club||146.0250||R||141.3|
|Unknown - 4H?||469.2625||M||71.9|
Raritan Valley Community College has a few conventional channels. In 2013 the county's DPW, transportation, and recycling services moved to the state 700MHz system ("NJ Interoperability Communication System / NJICS"), possibly to free up capacity for municipal users and during the transition from the Motorola system to the P25 system. Other county users are believed to remain on the county's own system(s), as have all former municipal users.
10320, 10352, and 10384 may be county services event talkgroups; the 4H fairs in 2005 and 2006 have been run using OEM loaner radios mostly on 10352 and a little on 10320.
|Schools BTES Tac||463.2875||M||d311|
|Schools BTES Tac||464.8875||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||464.3125||R||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||456.3125||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||456.5875||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||457.0375||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||457.7875||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||464.1125||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||464.1625||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||464.2125||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||464.2625||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||469.1125||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||469.1625||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||469.2125||M||?|
|Fiddler's Elbow CC||469.2625||M||?|
|Trump National Golf Club||461.5125||R||DMR|
|Trump National Golf Club||461.9125||R||?|
|Trump National Golf Club||462.0375||R||?|
|Trump National Golf Club||463.5125||R||?|
|Trump National Golf Club||464.7375||R||?|
Bedminster Township's Police Department (01-## units) is dispatched by county on the Police Region 1 channels. The tactical channels here may or may not still be used.
The Bedminster fire companies, Union Hook & Ladder Company #1 (also known as Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Deptartment) and Pottersville Volunteer Fire Company are dispatched by County -- paging is on the UHF channel shown and dispatch is on Fire Region 1.
The Far Hills-Bedminster First Aid Squad is dispatched by county -- paging is on the UHF channel shown and dispatch is on Fire Region 1.
|ES Station 20 Alternate?||151.0175||R||?|
|ES Station 20 Tac?||154.2800||M||?|
|ES Station 40 Alternate?||155.8275||R||?|
|Liberty Corner ES||461.4625||R||?|
|Mount Prospect ES||467.7625||M||?|
|Mount Prospect ES||467.8500||M||?|
|Mount Prospect ES||467.8750||M||?|
|Mount Prospect ES||467.9000||M||?|
|Mount Prospect ES||467.9250||M||?|
|School District Tac||464.5875||M||?|
|School District Tac||464.8750||M||?|
|School District Tac||466.8125||M||?|
|School District Tac||467.3875||M||?|
|School District Tac||467.4375||M||?|
|VA Lyons Ops||417.6000||R|
|Bonnie Brae Center||452.5000||B/M||?|
|Kwartler/110 Allen Rd||451.5875||R||?|
|120 Mountainview Rd||464.8625||R||?|
|NJ National Golf Club||451.2875||M||?|
|NJ National Golf Club||452.1125||M||?|
|NJ National Golf Club||457.0375||M||?|
|NJ National Golf Club||457.1125||M||?|
|US Golf Association||451.3375||M||?|
|US Golf Association||451.6875||M||?|
|US Golf Association||451.8875||M||?|
|US Golf Association||452.7875||M||?|
Bernards Township's Police Department is dispatched by Somerset County on its own high-band repeater.
Bernards Township fire companies, including the Basking Ridge Fire Company #1 and the Liberty Corner Fire Company, are dispatched on a high-band repeater by Somerset County. Two high-band repeaters have been licensed, one by each fire company. It appears that the township assisted both with the licensure, and control points for both are at the police station (LCFC's license shows the repeater at their station). It is unclear what the intent of these channels is, whether to be main dispatch or a secondary coordination/ops channel, and whether they are presently in use.
EMS is provided to Bernards Township by the Basking Ridge Fire Company #1 First Aid Squad and the Liberty Corner First Aid Squad. The squads are dispatched by Somerset County on the same high-band repeater as the fire companies.
Bernards municipal communications were on a low-band channel. It is possible the unidentified high-band repeater is for them, so that they're on the same band as police and emergency services.
|Fire Tactical? Relay?||453.0875||M||?|
|Fire Tactical? Relay?||458.0875||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||451.3625||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||451.5625||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||451.7125||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||452.0875||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||452.5125||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||452.6375||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||456.3625||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||456.5625||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||456.7125||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||457.0875||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||457.5125||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||457.6375||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||462.1875||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||462.4625||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||467.1875||M||?|
|Water Telemetry? Voice?||467.4625||M||?|
|Far Hills CDS||451.7375||M||?|
|Far Hills CDS||452.7625||M||?|
|Far Hills CDS||452.8625||M||?|
|Far Hills CDS||452.9875||M||?|
|Far Hills CDS||462.3375||M||?|
|Far Hills CDS||462.5125||M||?|
|Somerset Hills CC||452.5375||R||100.0|
|Somerset Hills CC||462.2375||M||?|
|Somerset Hills CC||463.6125||M||?|
|Somerset Hills CC||464.8000||M||?|
|Somerset Hills CC||469.8000||M||?|
|Somerset Hills CC||456.4625||M||?|
|Somerset Hills CC||456.6375||M||?|
|Somerset Hills CC||464.3250||M||?|
Bernardsville Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on low-band. It is understood that the county's trunked system was tested but found to have unacceptable coverage gaps in Bernardsville; coverage may improve with the new system and/or with other system improvements, so it is possible the police department will switch in the future.
The Bernardsville Fire Company #1 & First Aid Squad is dispatched by county; alerting is on the county-wide UHF channel and dispatch on Fire and EMS Regions 1. The tactical/relay channels may be for mobile extenders.
Bernardsville Borough DPW operates on a talkgroup on the county's system.
|Police Old F-2||154.9050||B/M||162.2|
Bound Brook Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on the channel indicated, with the dispatcher identifying as '685' (as in KEB685).
The Bound Brook Fire Department is comprised of four companies: Bound Brook Hose Company #1, American Hose & Engine Company #2, Watchung Fire Company #3, and Relief Fire Company #4. All, together, as Station 23-Fire, are dispatched by county; alerting is on Fire-High and dispatch is on Fire Region 4.
The Bound Brook Rescue Squad is dispatched by county -- paging is on the county's "EMS Miscellaneous" channel indicated and dispatch is on the trunked system. Bridgewater also pages BBRS directly on the same frequency at carrier squelch (no PL tone).
Bound Brook's municipal services use a high-band channel, which also serves as police tac.
|AZ Electronic Materials||461.4750||R||?|
|Fox Hollow CC||451.3125||M||?|
|Fox Hollow CC||452.1625||M||?|
|Fox Hollow CC||452.2875||M||?|
|Fox Hollow CC||457.2875||M||?|
Branchburg Township's Police Department (05-## units) is dispatched by county and uses Police Region 5 channels.
The Branchburg Rescue Squad provides EMS and is dispatched by county. Alerting is done on JEMS-3 and dispatch is on EMS Region 2; internal coordination is typically done on EMS Ops 3.
|Fire F-1 District 1 Ops||470.3750||R||d156|
|Fire F-1 District 2 Ops||500.3750||R||192.8|
|Fire F-1 District 3 Ops||507.2375||R||114.8|
|Fire F-1 District 4 Old Ops||154.1825||B/M||192.8|
|Fire F-2 Stn 34 Fireground||460.6125||M||192.8|
|Fire F-3 Stn 24 Fireground||465.6125||M||192.8|
|Fire F-4 Stn 49 Fireground||465.5875||M||192.8|
|Fire F-5 Stn 21 Fireground||453.6625||M||d156|
|Fire F-6 Stn 43 Fireground||458.6625||M||d156|
|Fire F-7 Stn 30 Fireground||453.9375||M||d156|
|Fire F-8 RIT||458.9375||M||d156|
|Fire Dist 4 Alt||154.3625||R||d156|
|EMS MRS-GKRS Alert||159.1950||R||d156|
|County Channels in Bridgewater|
|Vo-Tech High School||463.9750||M||?|
|Vo-Tech High School||464.4500||M||?|
|Vo-Tech High School||464.6875||M||?|
|Green Knoll Golf Course||456.9875||M||?|
|Green Knoll Golf Course||466.4625||M||?|
|Green Knoll Golf Course||466.6625||M||?|
|Green Knoll Golf Course||466.9375||M||?|
|Marriott Engineering Old?||463.2500||R||d411|
|Marriott Housekeeping Old?||452.8000||B/M||d411|
|Marriott Unknown Old?||461.8500||R||d411|
|Ingredion/ Denver Rd. Ops||153.2900||R||173.8|
|Ingredion/ Denver Rd.||153.6500||R||?|
|NJ American Water||451.2500||R||?|
|Raritan Valley CC||457.1375||M||?|
|Raritan Valley CC||457.6625||M||?|
|Raritan Valley CC||457.7875||M||?|
|Raritan Valley CC||457.9875||M||?|
|SJP/100 Somerset Corp Park||464.3750||R||d445|
|Somerset Hills Towing||472.7875||R||151.4|
Bridgewater Township's Police Department is self-dispatched on a high-band repeater. F-2 through F-4 have not been confirmed (in fact, 3 and 4 do not appear to be licensed), but are reportedly for tactical communications; F-6 is an alternate channel for the PD, the DPW channel. As of late 2013 the dispatch channel is patched into a talkgroup on the county's P25 system (700MHz zone); this may be in preparation for a move to that system.
Bridgewater's fire companies are arranged as follows:
Bridgewater dispatches BLS agencies for the township. Bound Brook, Bradley Gardens, and Finderne are paged on 155.310. Daytime coverage for them is provided by Somerset Medical Center EMS (dispatched by county). Martinsville and Green Knoll are alerted and dispatched on their own channel, and usually have their own daytime crew.
Some but very little communication has been heard on the DPW channel as of January 2014. It is unclear whether they do not use the radio a lot or if communication has moved to another channel.
Far Hills Borough's Police Department (07-## units) is dispatched by county and uses Police Region 1 channels.
See Bedminster Township for emergency services serving Far Hills.
|Trunked Repeater (CC)||472.3250||R||MOT|
|Trunked Repeater (CC)||472.3500||R||MOT|
|Trunked Repeater (CC)||472.9000||R||MOT|
|Trunked Repeater (CC)||477.4000||R||MOT|
|Fire District 1 Multicast||154.1600||R||d047|
|Fire District 1 Future||471.2750||R||?|
|Fire District 2 Multicast||154.1450||B||CSq|
|Fire District 2 Multicast||470.4000||R||118.8|
|Fire District 3 Multicast||166.2500||R||192.8|
|Fire District 3 Conventional||472.9750||R||?|
|Station 27 Talk-around||461.5750||R||91.5|
|EMS SB Squads Alert||45.3600||B||186.2|
|High School Security||464.9375||R||d343|
|High School Maintenance||463.4500||R||d343|
|High School Tac||464.4125||M||?|
|Township Main Fleet||Ana||19216||(1201)||2|
|Fire District 1||Digi||49776||(3111)||2|
|Fire District 2||Digi||49808||(3113)||2|
|Fire District 3||Digi||49840||(3115)||2|
|Fire Inspectors Main||Digi||49904||(3119)||2|
|Fire Inspectors Ops||Digi||50000||(3125)||2|
|Construction Code 1||Digi||57232||(3577)||2|
|Construction Code 5||Digi||57264||(3579)||2|
|400 Atrium Dr.||463.5750||R||d073|
|Bessenyei & Son Old?||152.9600||B/M||d026|
|McCarrick Care Center||461.8875||R||?|
|McCarrick Care Center||464.7125||R||?|
|NJ American Water TRS||451.8500||R||?|
|NJ American Water TRS||461.0250||R||?|
|NJ American Water TRS||462.0750||R||?|
|NJ American Water TRS||462.5000||R||?|
|NJ American Water TRS||463.4000||R||?|
|Ortho F-1 Security||462.5250||R||179.9|
|Pillar of Fire||461.5500||R||?|
|Princeton Procure Mgmt||461.5125||R||?|
|Quailbrook Golf Course||456.4125||M||?|
|Quailbrook Golf Course||457.2875||M||?|
|Quailbrook Golf Course||457.7875||M||?|
|Quailbrook Golf Course||457.9875||M||?|
|Rutgers Prep Tac||461.3000||M||?|
|Rutgers Prep Tac||461.3250||M||?|
|Rutgers Prep Tac||461.5000||M||?|
|Rutgers Prep Tac||462.1375||M||?|
|Rutgers Prep Tac||464.8500||M||?|
|Sentinel Data Center||451.6375||R||?|
|Spooky Brook Golf Course||457.5250||M||?|
|Spooky Brook Golf Course||457.5500||M||?|
|Spooky Brook Golf Course||457.5750||M||?|
|Spooky Brook Golf Course||457.6000||M||?|
|Spooky Brook Golf Course||462.4375||M||?|
|Spooky Brook Golf Course||466.4875||M||?|
|Spooky Brook Golf Course||466.6875||M||?|
|Spooky Brook Golf Course||467.4375||M||?|
|Trap Rock Ops||451.9500||R||192.8|
Franklin Township operates a mixed-mode trunked radio system, which is actually a mostly self-contained zone piggy-backed off the county's Motorola system. Thus Franklin's system ID is 8A27 and site is 2 (county is Sites 1, 3, & 4). Frequencies are shown at left; there are two configurations for trunk-tracking scanners: Base1= 471.0000, Offset1= 380, Step1= 12.5; Base2= 476.2500, Offset2= 540, Step2= 12.5. Since the frequencies and configurations are different than county's, and since talkgroups mostly do not roam between the sites, it may be best to program this into scanners as a completely separate system instead of combined with the county's site.
The Franklin Police Department moved all their operations to the trunked system on 7/01/04, and all police talkgroups noted to date have been encrypted. The old, conventional infrastructure and ability on it has been maintained and used as a backup to the trunked system. The old police identifiers (possibly still in use) were: police cars= 800 series; chief= 2000; captain= 3000; lieutenant= 4000; sergeant= 5000; detective= 6000; beat officer= 7000; special officer= 8000; dispatcher= 9600.
Franklin PD has occasionally used old PD-1 for operations when maintenance is required on the trunked system. The department also used the analog "911 Access" talkgroup for routine dispatch around 10/20-22/06 for an unknown reason; the encrypted dispatch talkgroup and others were used at the same time for something else.
The Franklin fire companies are dispatched by county; alerting is on Fire-High and dispatch is on the district's talkgroup (Station 39 uses District 2). Districts 1, 2, and 3 each set up a multicast of the dispatch talkgroup over their old VHF dispatch frequency. District 1 has applied for a UHF repeater and the FCC license grant is pending. District 2 has set up a UHF repeater which multicasts District 2 talkgroup. District 3 has received a FCC license for a UHF repeater however its use has not been observed. East Franklin's chief has a long-time UHF repeater which seems to be used for unofficial talk-around communications by fire company members. Kingston may also use talkgroups on South Brunswick's trunked system for internal communication.
Franklin (as "Franklin PD") continues to dispatch all squads itself. EMFAS (52) and FSFAS (71) are alerted by Franklin on JEMS-1, Kendall Park and Kingston Squads are alerted by South Brunswick (Middlesex County) on its emergency service paging channel, and Rocky Hill is paged by County on Fire-High. All five squads, RWJUH-SPUH ALS, RWJUH-SPUH BLS, and SMC ALS all communicate with Franklin on the trunked system. Since Rural-Metro left NJ in 2006, around-the-clock EMS coverage has been supplemented by Ambulance 782 (primary) and others as needed from RWJUH EMS (or Rutgers EMS). Its dispatch is by MedCentral though it also contacts Franklin on Franklin's EMS channel.
Animal control and the construction code department joined the system in 2005 and went digital in August 2006. The Health Department joined in August 2006. Public Works began using it in the first quarter of 2006. The Department of Fire Prevention had access to it in the second quarter of 2006, but didn't start using it in earnest until they went digital in August (Township Main Analog is still their F-2).
|Green Brook DPW||Ana||11824||(0739)||1|
|State Channels within Green Brook|
|DHS GB Regional Ctr||155.0850||M||?|
Green Brook Township's Police Department (09-## units) is self-dispatched on the Police Region 4 channels.
Green Brook Fire is alerted on the county-wide UHF channel and dispatched on Fire Region 3 by Green Brook.
Green Brook EMS is alerted on the county-wide UHF channel and dispatched on EMS Region 1 by county. Daytime EMS coverage is provided by Somerset Medical Center EMS.
Green Brook's DPW operates on its own talkgroup on the county's trunked system.
See Warren Township for Watchung Hills Regional High School channels..
|Fire Region 6 Multicast||154.4150||B||110.9|
|High School Tac||464.3250||M||114.8|
|NJ American Water||451.0500||R||?|
|Norfolk Southern Crossings||161.4750||B/M||?|
|Reckitt & Benkiser||452.3250||R||?|
|Royce Brook Golf Club?||451.4125||M||?|
|Royce Brook Golf Club?||452.0875||M||?|
|Royce Brook Golf Club?||456.4125||M||?|
|Royce Brook Golf Club?||457.0875||M||?|
Hillsborough Township's Police Department is self-dispatched on the Police Region 2 talkgroups, which are P25 Phase 2-type talkgroups on the 700MHz zone which only certain of the newest digital scanners are able to receive.
Hillsborough's fire companies are dispatched by county; alerting is on Fire-High and dispatch on Fire Region 6. Fire Ops-6 is commonly used for coordination and scene operations.
Hillsborough Rescue Squad (volunteer) and Hillsborough EMS Corporation (paid) are dispatched by county; alerting is on JEMS-1 and dispatch is on EMS Region 2.
Manville Borough's Police Department (11-## units) is dispatched by county on the Police Region 5 talkgroups.
Manville fire is dispatched by county; alerting is on Fire-High and dispatch is on Fire Region 4.
The Manville First Aid Squad is dispatched by county; alerting is on the county's "EMS Miscellaneous" channel and dispatch is on EMS Region 2.
Manville DPW continues to use its VHF channel.
Millstone Borough utilizes the State Police, Troop B, which operates on an 800 MHz Motorola trunked system. Millstone also seems to contract with Franklin Police for supplemental traffic enforcement.
The Millstone Valley Fire Company, and Franklin Fire District 1, cover Millstone. See the Franklin Township section on this page for more info on their communications.
The East Millstone First Aid Squad covers Millstone and is dispatched by county; alerting is on JEMS-1 and dispatch is on EMS Region 2. Internal coordination is done on Franklin's trunked system.
|Montgomery PD Ops/Alt||Ana||11728||(0733)||1|
|Gibraltar Rock Plant Ops||452.2125||R||d612|
|Princeton Airport Unicom||122.7250||M||AM|
|Princeton Airport Ground||121.7250||B/M||AM|
Montgomery Township's Police Department (13-## units) is dispatched by the county on the Police Region 8 channels. It had been self-dispatched on its own talkgroups, that dispatch talkgroup is still available for internal communications.
Somerset County is the primary dispatch agency for the two Montgomery fire districts/ companies. District 1 / Station 45 is paged on the county-wide UHF channel; Station 46 is paged on Fire-High. All susequent dispatch is on Fire Region 6 and scene operations are typically on Fire Ops-6 or one of the county's tactical channels. Mercer County also pages Station 46 directly on Fire-High for mutual aid assignments into Princeton and Hopewell; Station 46 will communicate with Mercer directly on VHF channels.
Montgomery EMS is dispatched by the county; alerting is on JEMS-1 and dispatch is on EMS Region 2. Response and scene coordination are generally on the EMS Ops-3 talkgroup.
The DPW has moved to the police department's old ops talkgroup. Montgomery's school buses use a VHF-High simplex channel.
North Plainfield Borough's Police Department (14-## units) is self-dispatched on the Police Region 3 channels.
The North Plainfield Fire Department is dispatched by county on a repeater shared with Watchung. EMS is run by the fire department (Rescue-1 & Rescue-2).
Peapack-Gladstone Borough's Police Department (15-## units) is dispatched by county on the Police Region 1 channels.
Peapack-Gladstone's emergency services are dispatched by county on Fire and EMS Regions 1.
The DPW operates on a conventional repeater.
|State Channels within Raritan|
|NJ Transit Rail Yard||160.4400||B/M||?|
|J&J Mgmt Info Ctr||462.2750||R||d115?|
Raritan Borough's Police Department (16-## units) is dispatched by county on the Police Region 6 channels.
The Raritan Fire Department is dispatched by county; alerting is on Fire-High and dispatch on Fire Region 4.
Raritan is served by Somerset Medical Center BLS during weekdays/daytime, and the Somerville Rescue Squad on nights and weekends.
Refer to Bridgewater Township for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District channels.
Rocky Hill Borough uses the NJSP for law enforcement; the NJSP uses an 800MHz Motorola trunked system. Rocky Hill also contracts with South Bound Brook for certain police services at certain times; seemingly mostly traffic enforcement during rush hour, though SBB units have been in RH at other times too.
The Rocky Hill Fire Department is dispatched by county; alerting is on Fire-High and dispatch on Fire Region 6. Rocky Hill is also dispatched by Mercer County for mutual aid into Princeton; alerting is on Fire-High and Station 53 switches to Mercer County channels to communicate directly.
The Rocky Hill First Aid Squad is dispatched by county; alerting is done on Fire-High and dispatch on EMS Region 2.
|Immaculata High School||456.6125||M||?|
|Immaculata High School||457.7875||M||?|
|Immaculata High School||457.8625||M||?|
|Immaculata High School||457.8875||M||?|
|Somerset Medical Center|
Somerville Borough's Police Department (18-## units) is dispatched by county on the Police Region 6 channels.
Somerville fire is dispatched by county; alerting is on fire-high and dispatch is on Fire Region 4. Somerville fire was recently heard using one of the old channels for talk-around, it is presumed they have also retained ability on the other channels as well.
The Somerville Rescue Squad is dispatched by county; alerting is on the county's "EMS Miscellaneous" channel and dispatch is on EMS Region 2.
South Bound Brook Borough's Police Department (19-## units) is dispatched by county on the trunked system.
The South Bound Brook Fire Company is dispatched by county; alerting is on Fire-High and ops is on frequencies previously used by Hillsborough.
South Bound Brook Rescue Squad is dispatched by county on JEMS 1. Daytime coverage is provided by SMC's unit 801. There is an application with the FCC to add a UHF repeater to the license for the squad's VHF repeater, it us unknown whether this is for future squad or fire department use.
|Antenna Site Management||151.5950||B||?|
|Antenna Site Management||451.9000||R||?|
|NJ Public Broadcasting Auth.||455.0375||B/M||?|
|NJ Public Broadcasting Auth.||455.6500||B/M||?|
|NJ Public Broadcasting Auth.||455.7500||B/M||?|
Warren Township's Police Department is self-dispatched on a UHF repeater.
Warren Township fire companies are dispatched on a UHF repeater.
The rescue squad is dispatched on a UHF repeater.
|Police Ch-1 Dispatch||472.1250||R||107.2|
|Blue Ridge Prop.||463.4250||R||?|
|NJ American Water||451.0875||R||?|
Watchung Borough's Police Department is self-dispatched on a UHF repeater. In the department's new UHF channel plan, F-3 is believed to be a low-power digital tactical channel, either encrypted or clear, and may be 453.1875 or 458.1875. F-14 is believed to be the fire department's repeater.
The Watchung Fire Department is dispatched on a UHF repeater along with North Plainfield.
The Watchung Rescue Squad is paged and dispatched on the VHF repeater. Voice messages usually come over UHF too, but tones do not.
See Warren Township for Watchung Hills Regional High School channels..
|Fascination Communications LLC|
|(was Atlantic Telecom)|
This is a list of Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) systems known of in Somerset 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 Somerset 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 Mercer 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 Middlesex Counties on their respective pages.
Special thanks: sp48radio & others.