Two Meter Waiting List

There are currently ten applicants on the waiting list:
#ModeLocationOn List Since
1NXDNRehoboth, MA23 January 2015
2DMRBrimfield, MA18 October 2015
3DMRBristol, RI10 March 2016
4MixedFoster, RI30 May 2016
5DMRPeabody, MA27 November 2016
6FMOrange, MA08 November 2017
7FMCambridge, MA20 December 2018
8FMOssippee, NH09 February 2019
9FMNorth Scituate, RI18 February 2020
10DMRCoventry, RI07 September 2020
11DMRExeter, RI07 October 2021
In many parts of the NESMC service area, there are no additional two meter frequencies available. This includes all of Central and Eastern Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts within 50 miles of Hartford CT, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Southwestern Maine.

You may request coordination for these areas, but most likely you will be placed on the waiting list. The date of your request will be noted. When a frequency is vacated, it is checked against the first party on the list for compatibility and moves down the list until a location where the frequency can work is found.
Please note the wait on this list can be expected to be multiple years.

In the interest of fairness to all, there is no priority system available to move someone to a higher position on the list. However, you can bypass the list with any of the following options:

  • Obtain permission from the trustee(s) of an existing system(s) to share the frequency.

  • Provide analysis that demonstrates an unusual circumstance or arrangement such that a new installation will not interfere with existing systems even though a standard frequency study shows otherwise.

  • If you are the trustee of an existing system, you can close space a new system on the same frequency provided the second location doesn't interfere with other cochannel repeaters. This is similar to the first option except the other trustee is yourself.

  • Consider requesting a frequency on a different band. There are some 440 frequencies available, and many on 222MHz and 927MHz.

    When a NESMC becomes aware of a repeater that is off the air, the trustee is contacted. Many times, there are technical or access issues which prevent the repeater's swift return. As long as the trustee can provide a reasonable and credible explanation for why the repeater is off the air, the coordination will be held.

    For repeaters that do not have an explanation, or for which there has been no contact from the trustee, the decoordination process is initiated. See Here. For an off-the-air repeater, a final coordination, regardless of its expiration date, can immediately be moved to the 1-year grace period. After six months, the trustee will be notified of pending cancellation. After one year, the coordination is cancelled and may be reassigned.

    If you are aware of any silent repeaters, please notify NESMC and we will investigate.