Amateur Radio Hurricane Net

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Amateur Radio Hurricane Net

#1 Post by Scott SNE Webmaster » 29 Aug 2005 08:03

Those of you with HF capability may wish to tune to 14325 KHz USB, the home of the Hurricane Watch Net. Katrina has made landfall just south of New Orleans this morning, and conditions are not good, obviously. This net primarily caters to communications with people in and near the hurricane warning area. Check the website listed for more details.
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#2 Post by gr8amp » 29 Aug 2005 12:07

I listened to that net for most of last night, until the conditions seemed to die. Very interesting. This morning it was highly active as well. Hopefully conditions are favorable tonight as well.

-Jim

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#3 Post by CCRichie » 29 Aug 2005 13:16

I'm monitoring this now unbelievably with a PCR 1000 on my Diamond Discone. Am hearing the major players OK but the weaker ones are kind of faint. I am now motivated to repair my antenna for the R 75. The longwire broke from the winter and I'm going to try to use the aluminum gutter instead. With this steady traffic from Katrina it should be easy to see how it works. :D

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#4 Post by gr8amp » 29 Aug 2005 18:20

Although a little late, I am streaming this net in teamspeak EVENT#1.

This is the first time I have ever hooked the HF receiver to the computer, so someone let me know how it sounds.

-Jim

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#5 Post by Scott SNE Webmaster » 29 Aug 2005 20:02

Hi Jim,

I'm listening now. The feed sounds great. Audio is excellent. Folks, you must remember that this is an HF feed in upper sideband, not FM. You will hear static constantly. HF monitoring is an entirely different animal than scanner monitoring.
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#6 Post by gr8amp » 29 Aug 2005 21:32

I was away from the computer for most of the evening, so I am glad to hear the audio was good. It seems that the band has died, or the net has closed, so I have shut it down for the night. Hope you all enjoyed the feed.

-Jim

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#7 Post by Scott SNE Webmaster » 29 Aug 2005 21:41

The net closed at about 2130 ET. Sounded great. What were you using for receiver and antenna?
Scott - Scan New England Webmaster

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#8 Post by gr8amp » 29 Aug 2005 22:01

The receiver is an old FRG-8800. For a 1980's receiver it does pretty well.

The antenna is an Antron99 vertical CB antenna, mounted 40 feet off the ground, fed with 100 feet of RG8 coax. This is not an ideal antenna setup for swl, but seems to work "ok"

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Additional HF Freqs to monitor

#9 Post by kenny » 30 Aug 2005 18:26

The USCG is very activly involved in the search and rescue all along the gulf coast, try (All USB & KHZ)
5696 Flight Watch Night Pri
8983 Flight Watch Day Pri
5732 A.L.E. (Automatic Link Establishment)
7527 A.L.E.
8912 A.L.E.
10204 A.L.E.
11494 A.L.E.
13907 A.L.E.
15867 A.L.E.
18594 A.L.E.
20890 A.L.E.
23214 A.L.E.
25350 A.L.E.

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#10 Post by N1ZZN » 30 Aug 2005 19:42

There is a lot of activity right now on the SATERN (SALVATION ARMY TEAM EMERGENCY RADIO NETWORK) net on 20 meters. The frequency is 14.265 USB.
Jeff Lehmann - N1ZZN WQDJ863
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#11 Post by W1KNE » 01 Sep 2005 10:24

(Sorry for the long list)
Via email at the TV station:

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 (pri)
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 (sec)
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 HIGH-FREQUENCY GULF COAST HURRICANE 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 (altn)
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 (altn)
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) (altn)
07273.0 LSB Texas ARES (altn)
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)
14265.0 USB Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio (SATERN) (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)

(Thanks to LIN television's George Csahanin, W2DB for the list)
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#12 Post by N1BHH (Silent Key) » 04 Sep 2005 13:59

The A.L.E. frequencies that Kenny has listed are U.S. Customs COTHERN
Customs Over The Horizon Emergency Radio Network.
There are more frequncies you can add, but they are not always in use, some are sporadically in operation. It's a good list! :beer:
CLYDE - N1BHH - A KNOW-CODE AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR / WQWJ272 - GMRS
Pro94 Pro106 Pro164 Pro197 Pro2006 Pro2015 Pro2021 Pro2055
Yaesu's FT60R, FT2900R & FT8800R, Icom IC735, Motorola MTX9250 (900 MHz.)

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#13 Post by joekay1 » 06 Sep 2017 15:23

Hurricane Watch Net Active

14.325 USB
7.2680 LSB

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#14 Post by ecps92 » 07 Sep 2017 07:35

FEMA Shares nets should be coming up this am as well
http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/2017/0 ... could.html
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