NYC-ARECS Frequency Directory

The following list of frequencies is used by NYC-ARECS during training, public service and emergency events. All team members should program all frequencies into their radios to be prepared for all events. It is suggested that the first 1-34 channels of your radio are programmed with these frequencies for ease of use.
TAC Frequencies HF Frequencies
Miscellaneous Frequencies CERT & FRS/GMRS Frequencies
Tactical Frequencies
Channel
Output Freq Shift PL Tone (use TSQ) Comments

TAC 1 (Primary VHF)

147.360

+

107.2 *

Manhattan

TAC 2

147.165

+

114.8

Rockland Co.

TAC 3

447.825

-

107.2

Manhattan

TAC 4

440.200

+

88.5

Bronx/Queens

TAC 5

443.850

+

114.8 in
77.0 out

Rockland Co.

TAC 6

447.625

-

136.5

Bronx

TAC 7

445.325

-

   156.7 *

Staten Island

TAC 8 (Primary UHF)

441.100

+

136.5

CityWide

TAC 9

449.025

-

123.0

Manhattan

TAC 10

449.875

-

192.8

Portable Repeater

TAC 11

147.360

S

No PL

Simplex

TAC 12

147.165

S

114.8

Simplex

TAC 13

447.825

S

107.2

Simplex

TAC 14

440.200

S

88.5

Simplex

TAC 15

443.850

S

77.0

Simplex

TAC 16

447.625

S

136.5

Simplex

TAC 17

445.325

S

No PL

Simplex

TAC 18

441.100

S

136.5

Simplex

TAC 19

449.025

S

123.0

Simplex

TAC 20

449.875

S

192.8

Simplex

TAC 21 (National Calling)

146.520

S
No PL

Simplex

TAC 22

146.535

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 23

146.550

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 24

146.565

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 25

146.580

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 26

147.525

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 27

147.540

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 28

147.555

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 29

147.570

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 30

144.300

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 31

446.000

S
No PL

Simplex

TAC 32

446.025

S
100.0

Simplex

TAC 33

446.050

S
100.0
Simplex
TAC 34

446.075

S
100.0
Simplex

Use TONE SQUELCH (encode & decode) on all frequencies except Tac-1 & Tac-7.
On Tac-1 & Tac-7, use only TONE (encode only). TAC-5 uses cross/split tones.


Last updated 5 October 2017


HF Frequencies
Channel

HF Voice SSB

 

Channel

HF DATA

 

TAC A

1.936

 

TAC N

1.836

 

TAC B

3.936

 

TAC O

3.536

TC

TAC C

5.357

 

 --

 --

 

TAC D

7.236

 

TAC P

7.036

TC

 --

--

 

TAC Q

10.136

 

TAC E

14.236

 

TAC R

14.136

 

TAC F

18.136

 

 --

 --

 

TAC G

21.336

 

TAC S

21.136

TC

TAC H

24.936

 

 --

 --

 

TAC I

28.336

TU

TAC T

28.136

TD

TAC J

50.136

TU

TAC U

50.036

TD

TAC K

144.236

TU

TAC V

144.136

TD

 TC=Tech CW only,  TD=Tech All Digimodes, TU=Tech USB only

 


Miscellaneous Frequencies

SSTV

NTS NY-SSB

N.E.T.S. SSB

1.890

1.840

1.982

3.845

3.925

3.911

 

 

5.330.5

7.171

7.243

7.214

14.230 analog

 

14.280

14.233 digital

 

 

21.340

 

 

28.680

 

 

 


CERT & FRS/GMRS Frequencies
Channel Frequency   PL Notes

CERT 1

462.5625

s

No PL

GMRS 1

CERT 2

462.5875

s

100.0

GMRS 2

CERT 3

462.6125

s

100.0

GMRS 3

CERT 4

462.6375

s

100.0

GMRS 4

CERT 5

462.6625

s

100.0

GMRS 5

CERT 6

462.6875

s

100.0

GMRS 6

CERT 7

462.7125

s

100.0

GMRS 7

CERT 8

467.5625

s

100.0

FRS 8

CERT 9

467.5875

s

100.0

FRS 9

CERT 10

467.6125

s

100.0

FRS 10

CERT 11

467.6375

s

100.0

FRS 11

CERT 12

467.6625

s

100.0

FRS 12

CERT 13

467.6875

s

100.0

FRS 13

CERT 14

467.7125

s

100.0

FRS 14

CERT 15

151.820

s

100.0

MURS 1

CERT 16

151.880

s

100.0

MURS 2

CERT 17

151.940

s

100.0

MURS 3

CERT 18

154.570

s

100.0

MURS 4

CERT 19

154.600

s

100.0

MURS 5

CERT 20

27.065

s

 --

CB 9

CERT 21

27.135

s

 --

CB 15

CERT 22

27.165

s

 --

CB 17

CERT 23

27.185

s

 --

CB 19

CERT 24

27.255

s

 --

CB 23

 

NATIONAL EMCOMM TRAFFIC SERVICE (N.E.T.S.)
[WATCH - MONITOR - CALLING - TRAFFIC FREQUENCIES]
NOTE: Some of the frequencies listed below may be on or near other established net frequencies.
As a matter of operating courtesy, move up or down a few kHz to avoid QRM when a frequency is in use.
- 1982 kHz LSB (May be active during incidents.)
- 3911 kHz LSB RADIO RESCUE (SSB & CW)
- 5330.5 kHz USB ("Up" to other 60M channels as needed. 100W maximum ERP. Active during incidents.)
- 7214 kHz LSB (Alt. 7204)
- 14280 kHz USB (Alt. 14270)
- 1911 kHz CW (May be active during incidents.)
- 3540 kHz CW
- 3911 kHz CW RADIO RESCUE (SSB & CW)
- 7111 kHz CW
- 10119 kHz CW
- 14050 kHz CW

NOTES:
1. "Up" or "down" should be in increments of 3 - 5 kHz SSB (except 60M); 1 - 2 kHz minimum CW.
2. If traffic is heavy, nearby frequencies should be designated by NCS at least 5 kHz away from the net.
3. 60 METER BAND (USB):
A - 5330.5kHz
B - 5346.5kHz
C - 5357.0kHz
D - 5371.5kHz
E - 5403.5kHz (common US/UK)

 

WILDERNESS PROTOCOL IN NYC
Eventhough this was designed for the rural and backwoods areas, it is still a good idea to have people monitoring 146.520 at the top of the hour in case there is a need. We all should still monitor and use the 147.360 (TAC 1) & 449.025 (TAC 9) repeaters on a regular basis. Use the PRIORITY function on your radio to check 146.520 periodically.

Wilderness Protocol
The purpose of this operating suggestion is to offer stations that are in the wild or in areas that are not near repeater stations a chance to be heard when it is needed the most! The Wilderness Protocol is a suggestion that those outside of repeater range should monitor standard simplex channels at specific times in case others have Emergency or priority calls. This also conserves the batteries of the person in need. The primary frequency monitored is 146.520 MHz; alternatively 52.525, 223.500, 446.000 and 1294.500 MHz respectively. The idea is to allow communications between hams that are hiking or backpacking in uninhabited areas, outside repeater range an alternative opportunity to be heard.

NOTE:
This is NOT just for hikers, back packers, or similar situations. Use it ANYTIME that you need assistance. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BY NOTING THIS "WILDERNESS PROTOCOL" AND USING IT IF YOU NEED IT. The protocol only becomes effective when many people use it.

MONITOR THE PRIMARY
146.520 and any or all of the SECONDARY FREQUENCIES (52.525, 223.500, 446.000, 1294.500)

MONITOR TIMING
Hourly from 0700 HRS to 1900 HRS from the top of the hour until 5 (five) minutes past the hour

SCANNING MONITOR
Consider entering 146.520 MHz, 52.525, 223.500, 446.000 and 1294.500 MHz into your scanner radio
NOTE: 146.520 IS A CALLING FREQUENCY
Make your calls and then move off the frequency so others can use the frequency.

PRIORITY TONE SIGNALS
Suggested Priority Radio Transmissions ONLY after 4 minutes after the hour.

Use the LITZ - LONG INTERVAL TONE ZERO (on Touch Tone Pad) signalling system. Begin calls for assistance with 10 or more seconds of TONE with the LITZ signal. NOTE: Many mobile, fixed station and hand-held radios have LITZ features built in. In the 1970s and later, many articles were in Amateur Radio and other publications with OUTBOARD LITZ devices that provided contact closures for sirens, buzzers, speakers, etc. There were also schemes to monitor remotely for LITZ signals, much like the EMERGENCY LANDING BEACONS FOR AIRCRAFT (ELT) are monitored by some Amateur Repeater Stations. GPS encoded signals for MARINE VHF DISTRESS and other technologies are saving lives world-wide.

 
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