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Emergency Frequencies & Information

Emergency Frequencies for LA/MS/AL

Hurricane Katrina HF Response and Recovery Frequencies
   02802.4 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-91) **
   03171.4 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-92) **
   05136.4 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-93) **
   05141.4 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-94) **
   05211.0 USB FEMA
   05236.0 USB SHARES Coordination Network (Nationwide HF Voice Coordination)
   06859.5 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-95) **
   07507.0 USB USN/USCG Hurricane Net (primary freq.)
   07550.5 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-96 - primary) **
   07698.5 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-97) **
   09380.0 USB USN/USCG Hurricane Net (secondary freq.)
   10493.0 USB FEMA
   14396.5 USB SHARES Coordination Network (Nationwide HF Voice Coordination)

** Type-accepted equipment and an issued US FCC license are
   required to transmit on Red Cross frequencies


Amateur HF Gulf Coast Hurricane Traffic Nets
   03845.0 LSB Gulf Coast West Hurricane
   03862.5 LSB Mississippi Section Traffic
   03873.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   03873.0 LSB Louisiana ARES Emergency (night)
   03873.0 LSB Texas ARES Emergency (night)
   03873.0 LSB Mississippi ARES Emergency
   03910.0 LSB Mississippi ARES
   03910.0 LSB Louisiana Traffic
   03923.0 LSB Mississippi ARES
   03925.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   03925.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency (alt)
   03935.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   03935.0 LSB Louisiana ARES (health & welfare)
   03935.0 LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare)
   03935.0 LSB Mississippi ARES (health & welfare)
   03935.0 LSB Alabama Emergency
   03940.0 LSB Southern Florida Emergency
   03950.0 LSB Northern Florida Emergency
   03955.0 LSB South Texas Emergency
   03965.0 LSB Alabama Emergency (alt)
   03967.0 LSB Gulf Coast (outgoing traffic)
   03975.0 LSB Texas RACES
   03993.5 LSB Gulf Coast (health & welfare)
   03995.0 LSB Gulf Coast Wx

   07225.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   07235.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency
   07235.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   07235.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency
   07240.0 LSB American Red Cross US Gulf Coast Disaster
   07240.0 LSB Texas Emergency
   07243.0 LSB Alabama Emergency
   07245.0 LSB Southern Louisiana
   07248.0 LSB Texas RACES
   07250.0 LSB Texas Emergency
   07260.0 LSB Gulf Coast West Hurricane
   07264.0 LSB Gulf Coast (health & welfare)
   07265.0 LSB Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio (SATERN)
   07273.0 LSB Texas ARES (alt)
   07280.0 LSB NTS Region 5
   07280.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency (alt)
   07283.0 LSB Gulf Coast (outgoing only)
   07285.0 LSB West Gulf ARES Emergency (day)
   07285.0 LSB Louisiana ARES Emergency (day)
   07285.0 LSB Mississippi ARES Emergency
   07285.0 LSB Texas ARES Emergency (day)
   07290.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   07290.0 LSB Gulf Coast Wx
   07290.0 LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare)
   07290.0 LSB Louisiana ARES (health & welfare) (day)
   07290.0 LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare)
   07290.0 LSB Mississippi ARES (health & welfare)

   14265.0 USB Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio (SATERN) H&W Traffic
   14300.0 USB Intercontinental Traffic
   14300.0 USB Maritime Mobile Service
   14303.0 USB International Assistance & Traffic
   14313.0 USB Intercontinental Traffic (alt)
   14313.0 USB Maritime Mobile Service (alt)
   14316.0 USB Health & Welfare
   14320.0 USB Health & Welfare
   14325.0 USB Hurricane Watch (Amateur-to-NHC)
   14340.0 USB Louisiana (1900)


Frequencies, EOC's & Operators in the affected area

HF Freq for Health & Welfare In The Effected Area
   7.290 Day time ARES West Gulf Coast
   7.285 Emergency Day time Traffic ARES West Gulf Coast
   7.298 Kessler AFB, MS Op is KU4WN, Alan
   7.666 Kessler AFB, MS (This Freq is outside the Ham Bands)
   3.935 Night ARES?
   3.873 Emergency Night time Traffic ARES?
   3.917 Lafayette, LA (area)
   3.895 Lafayette, LA (area)


Repeater Information In Effected Area
   444.200 (PL is 114.8) New Orleans repeater is operational and EOC -
    Baton Rouge is monitoring
   147.380 (NO PL) North shore of Lake Ponchartrain
   147.241 (PL is 114.8) East Jefferson (New Orleans)


There Are Several Operational IRLP Nodes In The Effected Area
   Node 4958 KD5QZD 443.100 (PL is 107.20) Baton Rouge, LA
   Node 5720 NG5T 443.150 (PL is 103.50) Lafayette, LA
   Node 3416 KB5ZJJ 146.500 (PL is 118.8) Houma, LA
    As of 9/1 This system is DOWN


Known Stations Active In The Effected Area:
   WB5LHS, LA State EOC & Dept. Of Homeland Security ( has links to FEMA)
   W5SLA Slidell National Weather Service Office
   KG7FF LARRY Meadow Crest Hospital in Grenta, LA
   KC5EST Danny, EOC Bay St Louis, MS (between New Orleans & Biloxi)
   AC5TM Tom, Working on Levee Pumping Stations
   KD4WDD/mm Bruce, In port at Oak Harbour Marina, Slidell, LA or has
    Winlink 2000 aboard & will accept incoming email (KD4WDD@winlink.org)
   N4CND Oris, 18 Wheeler hauling materials for FEMA
   N4ARC American Red Cross in Orlando


ECHOLINK Information
   SATERN has also set-up two ECHOLINK nodes. K7CWA, or W7TSA. RF
   stations in areas where Echolink repeaters or links are available,
   may also key in node number #67928 or #262126 using their DTMF pads.



Government, NGO & Military
   02670.0 USB USCG wx Cape Hatteras NC (0133 1303)
   02670.0 USB USCG wx Fort Macon NC (0103 1233)
   02670.0 USB USCG wx Eastern Shore VA (0233 1403)
   02670.0 USB USCG wx Hampton Roads VA (0203 1333)
   02670.0 USB USCG wx San Francisco (0203 1403)
   02670.0 USB USCG wx Los Angeles/Long Beach CA (1303 2103)
   02670.0 USB USCG wx Honolulu (0903 2103)
   02670.0 USB USCG wx Marianas Section Guam (0705 2205)
   02802.4 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-91) **
   03171.4 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-92) **
   03216.0 USB SHARES Regional Coordination Network (pri night)
   03361.0 USB SHARES Regional Coordination Network (altn night)
   04426.0 USB USCG wx NMN Portsmouth (0330 0500 0930)
   04426.0 USB USCG wx NMC San Francisco (0430 1030)
   04513.0 USB SHARES Regional Coordination Network (altn night)
   04724.0 USB GHFS
   05136.4 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-93) **
   05141.4 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-94) **
   05211.0 USB FEMA
   05901.0 USB SHARES National Coordination Network (altn night)
   06501.0 USB USCG wx NMN Portsmouth (0330 0500 0930 1130 1600 2200 2330)
   06501.0 USB USCG wx NMO Honolulu (0600 1200)
   06501.0 USB USCG wx Marianas Section Guam (0930 1530)
   06712.0 USB USAF GHFS SAR
   06739.0 USB GHFS
   06859.5 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-95) **
   07507.0 USB USN/USCG hurricane net (pri)
   07508.5 USB FAA Caribbean hurricane net
   07550.5 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-96 - primary) **
   07632.0 USB SHARES National Coordination Network (pri night)
   07698.5 USB American Red Cross Disaster (F-97) **
   08764.0 USB USCG wx NMN Portsmouth
    (0330 0500 0930 1130 1600 1730 2200 2330)
   08764.0 USB USCG wx NMC San Francisco (0430 1030 1630 2230)
   08764.0 USB USCG wx NMO Honolulu (0000 0600 1200 1800)
   08992.0 USB GHFS
   09064.0 USB SHARES National Coordination Network (altn night)
   09380.0 USB USN/USCG hurricane net (sec)
   10493.0 USB FEMA
   11175.0 USB GHFS
   13089.0 USB USCG wx NMN Portsmouth (1130 1600 1730 2200 2330)
   13089.0 USB USCG wx NMC San Francisco (0430 1030 1630 2230)
   13089.0 USB USCG wx NMO Honolulu (0000 1800)
   13089.0 USB USCG wx Marianas Section Guam (0300 2130)
   13200.0 USB GHFS
   14396.5 USB SHARES National Coordination Network (pri day)
   14455.0 USB SHARES National Coordination Network (altn day)
   15016.0 USB GHFS
   17314.0 USB USCG wx from NMN Portsmouth (1730)
   17314.0 USB USCG wx from NMC San Francisco (1630 2230)

** Type-accepted equipment and an issued US FCC license are
   required to transmit on Red Cross frequencies


Amateur High-Frequency Emergency Hurricane Nets
   01984.0 LSB Virgin Islands (VI, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles)
   03710.0 LSB Puerto Rico
   03808.0 LSB Caribbean Wx (1030)
   03815.0 LSB Antigua/Antilles Emergency and Weather
   03815.0 LSB Inter-island (continuous watch)
   03818.0 LSB Antigua/Antilles
   03845.0 LSB Gulf Coast West Hurricane
   03862.5 LSB Mississippi Section Traffic
   03865.0 LSB West Virginia Emergency
   03872.5 LSB Mercury Amateur Radio Assoc ad hoc hurricane info net (0100)
   03873.0 LSB West Gulf ARES Emergency (night)
   03873.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   03873.0 LSB Louisiana ARES Emergency (night)
   03873.0 LSB Mississippi ARES Emergency
   03905.0 LSB Pacific ARES (Hawaii)
   03905.0 LSB Delaware Emergency
   03907.0 LSB Carolina Coast Emergency
   03910.0 LSB Central Texas Emergency
   03910.0 LSB Mississippi ARES
   03910.0 LSB Louisiana Traffic
   03910.0 LSB Virginia Emergency, Alpha (ARES/RACES)
   03913.0 LSB New York State Emergency
   03915.0 LSB South Carolina SSB NTS
   03915.0 LSB Massachusetts/Rhode Island Emergency
   03917.0 LSB Eastern Pennsylvania Emergency
   03920.0 LSB Maryland Emergency
   03923.0 LSB Mississippi ARES
   03923.0 LSB North Carolina ARES Emergency (Tarheel)
   03925.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   03925.0 LSB New York State Emergency
   03925.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency (altn)
   03927.0 LSB North Carolina ARES (health & welfare)
   03925.0 LSB Southwest Traffic (altn)
   03935.0 LSB Belize
   03935.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   03935.0 LSB Louisiana ARES (health & welfare)
   03935.0 LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare)
   03935.0 LSB Mississippi ARES (health & welfare)
   03935.0 LSB Alabama Emergency
   03937.0 LSB Western Massachusetts ARES
   03940.0 LSB Southern Florida Emergency
   03944.0 LSB West Gulf Emergency
   03947.0 LSB Virginia Emergency, Bravo (health & welfare)
   03950.0 LSB Hurricane Watch (Amateur-to-National Hurricane Center) (altn)
   03950.0 LSB Northern Florida Emergency
   03955.0 LSB South Texas Emergency
   03960.0 LSB North East Coast Hurricane
   03965.0 LSB Alabama Emergency (altn)
   03965.0 LSB Connecticut Emergency
   03967.0 LSB Gulf Coast (outgoing traffic)
   03970.0 LSB New Jersey ARES
   03975.0 LSB Georgia ARES
   03975.0 LSB Texas RACES (altn)
   03980.0 LSB Southeast Virginia ARES
   03987.5 LSB Mexican National
   03990.5 LSB New Jersey RACES
   03993.5 LSB New York State RACES
   03993.5 LSB Gulf Coast (health & welfare)
   03993.5 LSB Kentucky ARES/RACES
   03993.5 LSB South Carolina ARES/RACES Emergency
   03995.0 LSB Gulf Coast Wx
   03995.0 LSB Western New York State Coordination
   07055.0 LSB El Grupo Seguimiento de Huracanes (Spanish)
   07060.0 LSB Mexican (emergency and health & welfare) (Spanish)
   07070.0 LSB Manana (Baja California)
   07090.0 LSB Central America Emergency
   07110.0 LSB Cuba Emergency (day)
   07145.0 LSB Bermuda
   07165.0 LSB Antigua/Antilles Emergency and Weather
   07165.0 LSB Inter-island 40-meter (continuous watch)
   07225.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   07228.0 LSB Kentucky ARES/RACES
   07230.0 LSB New York State Emergency
   07230.0 LSB Southwest Traffic
   07232.0 LSB North Carolina ARES Emergency (Tarheel) (altn)
   07235.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency
   07235.0 LSB Baja California
   07235.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   07235.0 LSB West Virginia
   07235.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency
   07240.0 LSB American Red Cross US Gulf Coast Disaster
   07240.0 LSB Texas Emergency
   07240.0 LSB Virginia Emergency, Bravo (health & welfare) (altn)
   07242.0 LSB Southern Florida ARES Emergency (altn)
   07243.0 LSB Alabama Emergency
   07243.0 LSB South Carolina Emergency
   07245.0 LSB Southern Louisiana
   07245.0 LSB New York State RACES
   07247.5 LSB Northern Florida ARES Emergency (altn)
   07248.0 LSB Texas RACES (pri)
   07250.0 LSB Belize
   07250.0 LSB Texas Emergency
   07254.0 LSB Northern Florida Emergency
   07260.0 LSB Gulf Coast West Hurricane
   07260.0 LSB Virginia Emergency, Alpha (ARES/RACES) (altn)
   07264.0 LSB Gulf Coast (health & welfare)
   07265.0 LSB Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio (SATERN) (altn)
   07268.0 LSB Bermuda
   07268.0 LSB Waterway
   07273.0 LSB Texas ARES (altn)
   07275.0 LSB Georgia ARES
   07280.0 LSB NTS Region 5
   07280.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency (altn)
   07283.0 LSB Gulf Coast (outgoing only)
   07285.0 LSB West Gulf ARES Emergency (day)
   07285.0 LSB Louisiana ARES Emergency (day)
   07285.0 LSB Mississippi ARES Emergency
   07285.0 LSB Texas ARES Emergency (day)
   07290.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
   07290.0 LSB Gulf Coast Wx
   07290.0 LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare)
   07290.0 LSB Louisiana ARES (health & welfare) (day)
   07290.0 LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare)
   07290.0 LSB Mississippi ARES (health & welfare)
   07290.0 LSB Hawaii Emergency
   07290.0 LSB Traffic
   14185.0 USB Caribbean Emergency
   14200.0 USB (Please advise)
   14215.0 USB Pacific Inter-island
   14222.0 USB Health & Welfare
   14245.0 USB Health & Welfare
   14265.0 USB Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio (SATERN)
    (health & welfare)
   14268.0 USB Amateur Radio Readiness Group
   14275.0 USB Bermuda
   14275.0 USB International Amateur Radio
   14283.0 USB Caribus (health & welfare)
   14300.0 USB Intercontinental Traffic
   14300.0 USB Maritime Mobile Service
   14303.0 USB International Assistance & Traffic
   14313.0 USB Intercontinental Traffic (altn)
   14313.0 USB Maritime Mobile Service (altn)
   14316.0 USB Health & Welfare
   14320.0 USB Health & Welfare
   14325.0 USB Hurricane Watch (Amateur-to-National Hurricane Center)
   14340.0 USB Louisiana (1900)
   14340.0 USB Manana (1900)
   14340.0 USB California-Hawaii
   21310.0 USB Health & Welfare (Spanish)
   21390.0 USB Inter-Americas (health & welfare)
   21400.0 USB Transatlantic Maritime
   28410.0 USB New Jersey ARES
   28450.0 USB Health & Welfare (Spanish)


Hurricane Reconnaissance Aircraft
   Hurricane reconnaissance aircraft (Hurricane Hunters) now use
   milsat to relay recon data to the National Hurricane Center.
   The following link can be used to retrieve the current data.

   Hurricane Hunters current reconnaissance messages


Hurricane Watch Net
   Whenever a hurricane is within 300 miles of land in the
   northern western hemisphere, the Hurricane Watch Net is
   operational on 14325 kHz. The Hurricane Watch Net provides
   communication between amateur radio station WX4NHC located
   at the National Hurricane Center, and the affected areas.


American Radio Relay League
   During a communications emergency, W1AW transmits special
   bulletins hourly by voice, teleprinter and CW (Morse)
   according to the following schedule:

W1AW SPECIAL BULLETINS SCHEDULE

Voice (hh:00)

01855.0   03990.0   07290.0   14290.0   18160.0   21390.0   28590.0

Teleprinter (hh:15)

03625.0   07095.0   14095.0   18102.5   21095.0   28095.0

CW (hh:30)

01817.5   03581.5   07047.5   14047.5   18097.5   21067.5   28067.5


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