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Interesting HF/Shortwave Comms to Monitor

Post by teotwaki » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:00 pm

Non-commercial non-ham radio broadcasts that you can listen for whether or not the SHTF. You really need a shortwave receiver with SSB (Single Side Band, USB & LSB) reception mode for most of the HF comms..

14396.5 KHz in USB mode SHARES National Communications System Wednesday voice net between 1500Z - 1600Z (active yesterday)

Sample callsigns:
KHA 910 (NASA CA), KNY 78 (National Communications System, NASA Kennedy Space Ctr FL)
NCS 308 (SHARES National Communications System)
KLM 529 (VA Hospital CA)
AFA3GS (USAF MARS VA)
NCS 012 (SHARES National Communications System).


5236.0 Channel 1 SCN Voice Net
14396.5 Channel 2 SCN Voice Net
4490.0 Channel 3 SCN ALE Net
5711.0 Channel 4 SCN ALE Net
9106.0 Channel 5 SCN ALE Net
11217.0 Channel 6 SCN ALE Net
15094.0 Channel 7 SCN ALE Net
17487.0 Channel 8 SCN ALE STI Net
6800.0 Channel 9 SCN BBS Net
13242.0 Channel 10 SCN BBS Net
10586.5 Channel XF
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Post by teotwaki » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:13 pm

a couple of lists that were updated in 2016 so not too ancient

http://hawk1.net/public/browse-online/m ... s-fema.htm

http://www.nat-com.org/swfreq.htm
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Post by teotwaki » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:32 am

I keep a radio parked on the USAF frequencies. Some transmissions are meaningless but at times you'll catch in flight emergencies on other interesting events.
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Post by teotwaki » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:23 pm

This is branching out a little from the HF only topic. A good online reference for looking up police fire and government frequencies is this site

http://wiki.radioreference.com/

In the tabs you will see Databases, Live Audio, Forums, Wiki

In addition to police, fire and government they have a lot of military frequencies including HF. This is an example of the USAF frequencies I mentioned:

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.ph ... ons_System

Primary HFGCS Frequencies 24 Hours: 8992 and 11175
Back up HFGCS Frequencies Day: 13200 15016
Back up HFGCS Frequencies Night: 4724 6739

Frequencies are in kiloHertz and the mode will be Upper Sideband
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Post by TacAir » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:51 am

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.ph ... ons_System

link yields list of active channels, and services found on the channel;
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Post by teotwaki » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:13 pm

TacAir wrote:http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.ph ... ons_System

link yields list of active channels, and services found on the channel;
Radio Reference is a really good set of resources to figure how to listen to radio broadcasts originating from many agencies. The forums are a great help for receiving assistance with the resolution of all sorts of issues related to radio monitoring
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Post by Asymetryczna » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:49 pm

Since there is some branching out, have you ever used Radio Garden? I am currently listening to Radiovenezia out of Venice, Italy but there are so many options.
http://radio.garden/live/venice/radiovenezia/
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Post by teotwaki » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:48 pm

Asymetryczna wrote:Since there is some branching out, have you ever used Radio Garden? I am currently listening to Radiovenezia out of Venice, Italy but there are so many options.
http://radio.garden/live/venice/radiovenezia/
Great resource that would enable someone to more easily choose where to access news and other content in remote parts of the world.
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Post by teotwaki » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:48 am

Recently two other SHARES frequencies have been reported as active:

6910 kHz USB
6765 kHz USB, several MARS-like callsigns and NCSxxx, NNX5HA, AAA3BW and stations running traffic relays.
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Post by TacAir » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:20 pm

http://www.hamuniverse.com/aerofreq.html

has a table with HF aircraft comms.

I listen to these while out camping. Got to hear a "China heavy" who refused SanFran ATC request (then demand) for ID - the F-15 were happy to provide an escort.....
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Post by teotwaki » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:29 pm

TacAir wrote:http://www.hamuniverse.com/aerofreq.html

has a table with HF aircraft comms.

I listen to these while out camping. Got to hear a "China heavy" who refused SanFran ATC request (then demand) for ID - the F-15 were happy to provide an escort.....

Some companion documents, ops guide and maps with frequencies for the HF aircraft service from ARINC

https://www.rockwellcollins.com/-/media ... -2017.ashx

https://www.rockwellcollins.com/-/media ... -maps.ashx
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