Maine Forest Service

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MAINE FOREST SERVICE

  • Maine Forest Service is part of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF), formerly Dept. of Conservation.
  • MFS has transitioned to MSCOMMNET for most communications.
  • Forest Service Rangers are now routinely dispatched on MSCommNet by the SP RCCs.
  • The future of the MFS conventional repeater system is undetermined, but some sites may stay in service to supplement the digital system in the event of a major forest fire.
  • Maine Forest Service Protection Division
  • Map of Forest Service Districts w/Callsigns

MFS SOUTHERN REGION HQ AUGUSTA

  • DISTRICT 1 - SACO RIVER HQ GRAY
  • DISTRICT 2 - RANGELEY DISTRICT HQ CUPSUPTIC
  • DISTRICT 3 - DAMARISCOTTA DISTRICT HQ JEFFERSON
Frequency Type Tone Site ID Site Location Notes Conf Date
159.3000 R 141.3 WNST582 Ossipee Hill, Waterboro, York CO 2014.04.13 schwab
159.3900 R 141.3 WNUM496 Pleasant Mtn., Denmark, Oxford CO 2012.04.06
159.2550 R 118.8 WNUF299 Mt Blue, Avon, Franklin CO 2012.04.07
159.4050 R 141.3 WNST873 Hatchet Mtn, Hope, Knox CO 2012.04.04
159.4350 R 114.8 WNSU518 West Kennebago, Stetsontown TWP, Oxford CO 2008

MFS CENTRAL REGION HQ OLD TOWN

  • DISTRICT 1 - DOWNEAST DISTRICT HQ JONESBORO
  • DISTRICT 2 - ST. CROIX RIVER DISTRICT HQ LEE
  • DISTRICT 3 - MOOSEHEAD DISTRICT HQ GREENVILLE
Frequency Type Tone Site ID Site Location Notes Conf Date
159.3750 R 114.8 WNST885 Big Moose Mtn., Big Moose TWP, Piscataquis CO
159.4350 R 100.0 WNUA999 Passadumkeag Mtn., Grand Falls Plt., Penobscot CO
159.4350 R Almanac Mtn, Lakeville Plantation Inactive
159.2700 R 100.0 WNST843 Tunk Mtn,T10 SD, Hancock CO 2008
159.2550 R 100.0 WNSU513 Cooper Hill, Cooper, Washington CO

MFS NORTHERN REGION HQ ASHLAND

  • DISTRICT 1 - ALLAGASH DISTRICT HQ PORTAGE
  • DISTRICT 2 - EAST BRANCH DISTRICT HQ ISLAND FALLS
  • DISTRICT 3 - AROOSTOOK WATERS DISTRICT HQ MASARDIS
Frequency Type Tone Site ID Site Location Notes Conf Date
159.3450 R 123.0 WNSU514 Deboullie Mtn., T15 R9, Aroostock CO
159.3150 R 114.8 WNSU512 Big Spencer Mtn., T02 R13, Piscataquis CO
159.3150 R Allagash Mtn Inactive
159.4650 R 118.8 WNST794 Norway Bluff, T09 R09, Piscataquis CO
159.3900 R 123.0 WNUK670 Number Nine Mtn, Bridgewater, Aroostock CO
159.2700 R 131.8 WQJR760 Priestly Mtn., T10 R13, Piscataquis CO

MFS STATEWIDE SIMPLEX CHANNELS

  • Maine Forestry is also licensed at numerous locations for simplex use of the above repeater frequencies for tactical use at major fires.
  • Reports of this simplex use with any PL used would be appreciated!
Frequency Type Tone Site ID Site Location Notes Conf Date
31.6200 S CSQ Northeast Forest Fire Compact All NE states, NY & Canada
31.7400 S CSQ Northeast Forest Fire Compact All NE states, NY & Canada
154.3100 S CSQ State Fire Statewide fire mutual aid 2012.04.06
159.2400 S CSQ State Parks Forestry link to State Parks
159.2850 S CSQ Northeast Forest Fire Compact All NE states, NY & Canada 2008
159.4500 S CSQ TAC 1 Old South Zone Channel 2015.05.06 jlf001
159.3600 S CSQ TAC 2 Old Eastern Zone Channel 2008
159.4200 S CSQ TAC 3 Old Western Zone Channel 2008
159.3300 S CSQ DACF Statewide Common Shared w/State Parks 2008

MAINE STATE PARKS

  • Future use of the MSCOMMNET system is unknown.
  • Map of Public Parks and Lands
  • Sites listed in the following table are specifically licensed for base station use of 159.2400; other Parks may only be using portables.
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/Re-Confirmations
Camden Hills State Park 159.2400 S CSQ
Cobscook Bay State Park 159.2400 S CSQ
Damariscotta Lake State Park 159.2400 S CSQ
Reid State Park 159.2400 S CSQ
Sebago Lake State Park 159.2400 S CSQ
Two Lights State Park 159.2400 S 156.7 Inc. Crescent Beach 2015.05.01 Maine45
DACF Statewide Common 159.3300 S CSQ

BAXTER STATE PARK

Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/Re-Confirmations
Baxter State Park Car to Car 159.3000 S 141.3
Baxter State Park Repeater 159.2250 R 141.3

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

  • Acadia NP is part of the federal National Park Service, but is listed here for informational purposes.
  • Park Rangers are frequently involved in rescue operations and other emergencies within the park.
  • There have been no recent reports of other channels that may be in use. Confirmation of such greatly appreciated!
  • Acadia National Park Website
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/Re-Confirmations
Acadia NP Primary 172.6125 R N4F9 Rangers 2017.07.06 Kenny
Acadia NP 41.3600 S Shuttle Bus Ops 2012.08.27