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Welcome to the Newburyport Office of Emergency Management Radio Room page.


Newburyport's Office of Emergency Management building has a Communications Center/Radio Room equipped with radio's capable of communicating with any public safety organization within Essex County, Massachusetts.


Communications systems include:

 UHF, VHF and 800Mhz band radios (base/mobile and portables)

 HAM Radio/ Amateur band radio’s (2 & 10 Meter)

 HAM/Packet Net to MEMA Regions and State EOC

 Marine & 27Mhz Citizen Band Communication


 40’ AME tower adjacent to our building for antenna height



Also within the radio room communications center is:

Multiple telephone and dedicated fax lines

TTY phone

High speed commercial “broadband” internet

        -Massachusetts WebEOC

        -National Weather Service

        -EPZ Incident communication secure chat board

Cable TV


Note: The City of Newburyport’s (CODE RED) call system is handled directly by the Newburyport Police Department.


Members of Newburyport’s OEM are on the States HHAN (Health and Homeland Alert Network) system for Emergency notification when our EOC activates due to natural or man made disasters.






Newburyport's OEM uses Motorola base radios for direct communication with MEMA Framingham (Command and Control) and Region 1 control office via the states VHF (repeater) radio network.

Our primary radio is the Motorola CDM1250 (SEABROOK EVENTS) and Motorola MCS2000 (Region 1 & MEMA State Wide Events)


With Station Seabrook (800Mhz system), Newburyport can communicate with all other Emergency Operations Centers in the Essex EPZ (Amesbury, west Newbury, Newbury, Salisbury and Merrimack) as will as MEMA Framingham ('Bunker"), Region1 and State Police.

We have the ability to program UHF, VHF and 800Mhz radio's on the fly in the event of a mutual aid relocation in an effort to communicate with authorities state wide.

Newburyport's  Commercial radio of choice is Kenwood models, however we do have a mix of Motorola, GE and Uniden in our fleet.

Our Kenwoods consist of:

Tk-380 (UHF Police Portable)

TK-840 (UHF Police Mobile)

TK-930 (800MHz Mobile)

TK-940 (800Mhz Mobile)

TK-430 (800MHz Portable)

TK-260G (VHF FIRE and MEMA Portable)

TK-730 (dual head VHF Mobile)



Motorola Base NEMA Radios




Newburyport Office of Emergency Management - 854.1625
Newburyport Fire - 158.955
Newburyport Police - 483.0125

Newburyport Office of Emergency Management   59 Low St.  Newburyport Ma 01950   ( 978) 465-4424

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