MA State Police Low-Band

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  • Originally used for Dispatching operations until the MA State Police 800 MHz TRS was put online (except for extreme Western MA)
  • The MSP Low-Band Frequencies have gotten second life in car to car use and secondary barracks use for when the Patrol Talk group is crowded
  • It is unknown if the former MDC Police stations in Boston have low-band capability. We have never heard any of the Boston area (former MDC Police) Barracks ID on the low-band system only car to car systems
  • Detectives are mostly use the Cellular Phone or the TRS
  • Low-Band is restricted to mobile and base radios only.


Massachusetts State Police Low-Band Freqs

  • All Low Band PL's are 141.3, except F-8 & F-9 where sometimes NO PL was used
  • Apparently the newer low-band radios only have 8 channels.
Freq Type Ch Usual Use (Notes) Current Use as of 2008 (Notes) Confirmations
42.4400 S F-1 Statewide Base to Base No reported activity since at least 1999
42.3400 S F-2 Troops A and H Mostly used by H-2 Framingham and H-7 Milton as a secondary to the Patrol talk groups 2020.06.27 JBolduc
42.4000 S F-3 Troop C Used as a secondary to the Patrol Talk groups/Station C BOLOs 2020.12.28 JBolduc
42.5000 S F-4 Troop D Secondary D-1 Activity, Mostly Troop B car to car activity out in Western MA 2020.03.06 jeffkett
42.5400 S F-5 Car to Car Still Active as Troop C Car to Car, Some Troop A & D use 2020.05.20 ecps92
42.4600 S F-6 Troop B Still Actively used by Western MA Troop B, and Troop D as Car to Car 2014.09.08 ecps92 & trp
42.4200 S F-7 Car to Car Used by H-3 Foxboro as a Secondary to the TG and by Troop E in Western MA 2014.09.08 trp
44.7400 S F-8 Small Town Patrols
Used mostly by C-8 E-911 Dispatch Center for Wales and Holland Police
2020.05.08 rob
44.7400 S F-8 Auto Theft Strike Force (GATSF Disbanded late 2012)
44.9000 S F-9 Auto Theft Strike Force Inactive nothing ever heard but skip from down south.