Bridgehampton FD
RADIOTECH, Fri Dec 11 2020, 06:53pm

Can anyone confirm if Bridgehampton is still using their Vhf system because they are also licensed for a UHF

Re: Bridgehampton FD
mikey224, Sat Dec 12 2020, 01:43am

I have Bridgehampton as 460.2625 TPL 162.2 I'm too far to hear them though....

Re: Bridgehampton FD
RADIOTECH, Sat Dec 12 2020, 02:03am

Thanks Mike. When I was out there a few months ago, I tried to confirm the freq with my radio - so unless they have a different PL on the input, that UHF freq wasn’t active (keying up)

Back a few years ago, I know they toned out and operated on Vhf, 154.19 so maybe it still remains that way. I know years ago they left East Hampton Village Dispatch and they’re now dispatched by Southampton Village PD, who dispatches SFD and EMS on VHF and North Sea also on VHF I believe, so maybe it makes sense for them to stay the same with the neighbors.

Another idea is maybe BHFD and those depts use VHF for paging and response and use the UHF in portables for Simplex FG? UHF is a better signal for getting in and out of buildings.


Re: Bridgehampton FD
RADIOTECH, Wed Dec 16 2020, 02:04am

Interesting enough, if you click the Bridgehampton call sign on Radio Ref - it comes back to Centereach FD with sites at CFD HQ & Smith Haven Mall. Maybe a mall repeater or used to be?

Re: Bridgehampton FD
mikey224, Thu Dec 17 2020, 09:54pm

Yes, same frequency Centereach Mall Repeater uses PL100.0, its not very powerful though....

Re: Bridgehampton FD
RADIOTECH, Thu Dec 17 2020, 11:53pm

I wonder why then you click on Bridgehamp FD call sign on radio reference it comes up as Centereach FD mall repeater

Re: Bridgehampton FD
GTR8000, Fri Dec 18 2020, 01:20am

RADIOTECH wrote ...

I wonder why then you click on Bridgehamp FD call sign on radio reference it comes up as Centereach FD mall repeater

It was a simple error, a mismatch based on the frequency alone, and has been rectified.

Re: Bridgehampton FD
Radio5390, Fri Jan 08 2021, 03:54pm

Yes, they are still on VHF. They primarily use 154.19 PL 162.2 for paging/ops. They also have a VHF fireground, EMS and Fire Police channels. I don’t know what the deal is with the UHF frequency they are licensed to, I'm not aware of that ever being used. They also have a talk group on the EHT trunked system which has been used on rare occasions during mutual aid.

Re: Bridgehampton FD
RADIOTECH, Sat Jan 09 2021, 03:39pm

Great, thank you.