EMCOMM TRAFFIC SERVICE (N.E.T.S.)
[WATCH - MONITOR - CALLING - TRAFFIC
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
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 145.230 (TAC 3) & 441.100 (TAC 8)
repeaters on a regular basis. Use the PRIORITY
function on your radio to check 146.520
(TAC 21) periodically.
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.
This is NOT just for hikers, back packers,
or similar situations. Use it ANYTIME that you need
assistance. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BY USING THIS
"WILDERNESS PROTOCOL" IF YOU NEED IT. The protocol
only becomes effective when many people use it.
146.520 and any or all of the SECONDARY FREQUENCIES
(52.525, 223.500, 446.000, 1294.500)
Hourly from the top of the hour until 5 (five)
minutes past the hour
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.
Suggested Priority Radio Transmissions ONLY after 4
minutes after the hour.
the LITZ - LONG INTERVAL TONE ZERO (on Touch
Tone Pad) signalling system. Begin calls for
assistance with 3-10 seconds of TONE with the LITZ
signal (PTT plus DTMF Zero key). Follow with "Break,
break, break. This is _callsign_ and I need help."
NOTE: Some 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.