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Special notice:
For the latest National Disaster Communications
frequency information, go to:

For the latest local and regional Disaster Communications
information bulletins, go to EDIS, the State of California
Emergency Digital Information Service.

Or tune your Packet Radio System to:

450.0375 Mt. Diablo repeater.

   37.380 Loma Prieta repeater.

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration -
National Weather Service.

Latest nationwide weather information.

For local South-Bay-Area 24-hour Weather Information tune to:

162.400 or 162.550MHz.

U.S. Geological Survey
Earthquake and Tsunami information:

Latest Earthquake and Tsunami information.

Mount St. Helens Volcano information:

Latest Mount St. Helens eruption information.

Mount St. Helens Volcano-Cam (Visible during U.S.Pacific Coast daylight hours.)
This is an image of Mount St. Helens, taken from the Johnston Ridge Observatory.
The Observatory and VolcanoCam are located at an elevation of approximately
4,500 feet, and about five miles from the volcano.

Hurricane information:

Hurricane Watch Net:
14.325MHz on the 20 Meter band.

The Florida Emergency Operations Center.
C-Band Satellite feed:
Galaxy 3, Transponder 15 (G3C/XP15) at 95.0° West.
Has occasional live video feeds, bulletins,
and disaster info directly from the EOC.
If no video here, try the other 23 transponders.

Transponder 15 used during Hurricane "Frances." (September 2004)
Transponder 4 used during Hurricane "Charlie." (August 2004)

WBRZ TV Channel 2 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
C-Band Satellite feed:
Telstar 5, Transponder 9 (T5C/XP9) at 97.0° West.
Has occasional live video feeds, bulletins,
and disaster info directly from the EOC.
If no video here, try the other 23 transponders.

Transponder 9 used during Hurricane "Katrina." (August 2005)

WWV Time Standard

WWV Building

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWV broadcasts
time and frequency information 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to millions of listeners
worldwide. WWV is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, about 100 kilometers north of Denver.

The broadcast information includes time announcements, standard time intervals, standard
frequencies, UT1 time corrections, a BCD time code, geophysical alerts and marine storm
warnings on 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz.

WWV Time Signal

All about WWVB Radio Controlled "Atomic" Clocks

Silicon Valley Emergency Communications System -
Santa Clara County ARES/RACES Frequency List.

ARES/RACES Frequency List.

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Here is a list of some local frequencies for the Greater
South San Francisco Bay-Area. This list is by no means comprehensive,
but covers the basics and will get you started on the road to hours of
exciting listening. In the event of a major emergency such as an earthquake,
it can provide you with up-to-the-minute life-saving news and information as
it happens; directly from the sources.

Amateur Radio
146.115+ PL=100Silicon Valley Emergency Communications Service (SVECS)AA6BTSanta Clara County ARES.
146.385+ PL=100Santa Clara County Amateur Radio Association (SCCARA)W6UUSanta Clara County ARES.
145.270-Southern Penninsula Emergency Communications Service (SPECS)W6ASHSanta Clara County ARES.
146.970- PL=94.8Naval Postgraduate School Amateur Radio ClubK6LYMonterey County ARES.
146.790-Santa Cruz Radio ClubK6BJSanta Cruz ARES.
147.855- PL=100"Charlie" RepeaterWA6TEMSouth-Bay Area.
224.600- PL=156.7Condor LinkK6GZKState-wide repeater system.
144.930Packet BBSN0ARY-1Digital Packet Data
146.520Two-Meter Simplex Calling  
220.100Two-Twenty Simplex Calling  
222.100Two-Twenty Simplex Calling  
432.100Four-Forty Simplex Calling  
446.000Four-Forty Simplex  
San Jose Police Department
460.150Ch.1WestD, R, V (District)
460.275Ch.2WestF, N
460.200Ch.3 East FoothillM, W
460.425Ch.4East FoothillC, P
460.400Ch.5CentralE, K
460.325Ch.6CentralL, S
460.475Ch.7SouthA, T
460.525Ch.8SouthX, Y
460.100Ch.9Citywide 1rptr.
460.050Ch.11Citywide 2rptr.
460.100Ch.16Citywide 1direct
460.250Ch.17Special Events 
San Jose Fire Department (as of June 2003)
155.025San Jose FirePrimaryTone: 173.800
154.430San Jose FireCommand 2Tone: 173.800
154.115San Jose FireCommand 3Tone: 173.800
155.820San Jose FireCommand 4Tone: 173.800
155.880San Jose FireTac 5Tone: 173.800
154.355San Jose FireTac 6Tone: 173.800
154.010San Jose FireTac 7Tone: 173.800
154.310San Jose FireTac 8Tone: 173.800
153.830San Jose FireYellowCSQ
153.845San Jose FireBlueCSQ
151.190San Jose Search and RescuePrimary 
155.265San Jose Search and RescueSecondary 
Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
156.210Countywide PrimaryCh.1 Control 
155.700Westside PrimaryCh.2 Control(Digital)
156.150South County PrimaryCh.3 Control 
Santa Clara County Fire
154.250County FirePrimary 
158.355County Fire  
162.200County Fire  
856.4375Paramedic DispatchCh.91 Control 
857.4375Paramedic - HospitalCh.92 Control 
151.370CALSTAR and Lifeflight Dispatch  
130.050Stanford Hospital - Lifeflight  
33.960County Office of Emergency Services (OES)  
37.080Emergency ServicesCh.10 Control 
154.160Fire OES1Intercom 
154.830Gilroy PolicePrimaryCh.1
156.090Gilroy PoliceSecondaryCh.2
155.085Gilroy Tac.Ch.7 
156.180Gilroy TacCh.8 
154.340Gilroy Fire - RescuePrimary 
155.115Morgan Hill PolicePrimary 
Los Gatos
482.9125Los Gatos PolicePrimary 
484.8625Los Gatos PoliceSecondary 
154.250County Fire  
Palo Alto
482.6125Palo Alto PolicePrimary 
153.770Palo Alto FirePrimary 
154.055Palo Alto FireSecondary 
130.050Stanford Hospital - Lifeflight  
State of California
151.445California Division of Forestry HQMorgan Hill 
151.370California Division of ForestryFelton 
159.345California Division of Forestry  
42.240California Highway PatrolGilroy/Hollister/Santa Cruz 
42.540California Highway PatrolGilroy/Hollister/Santa Cruz 
42.280California Highway PatrolSan Jose 
42.500California Highway PatrolSan Jose 
42.340California Highway PatrolBlue 
154.905California Highway PatrolMobile Extenders/Direct 
37.380Emergency Digital Information System (EDIS)Loma PrietaDigital Packet Data
450.0375Emergency Digital Information System (EDIS)Mt.DiabloDigital Packet Data
Miscellaneous Frequencies
120.500San Francisco Airport (SFO)Tower 
124.000San Jose Airport (SJC)Tower12R/30L
120.700San Jose Airport (SJC)Tower12L/30R
119.800Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)Tower
126.100Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)Tower West 
125.200Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)ATIS 
120.100Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)NORCAL Approach 
133.950Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)NORCAL Approach 
134.500Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)NORCAL Approach 
121.300Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)NORCAL Depart 
121.650Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)Ground 
122.950Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)Unicom 
124.175Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV)NUQ ASOS 
153.545Pacific Gas and Electric Co.Electric Service 
860.3625Pacific Gas and Electric Co.Gas Service 
121.500Aircraft Emergency Locating Transmitter (VHF-ELT)  
406.000Aircraft Emergency Locating Transmitter (UHF-ELT)  
156.800Marine Distress and Safety Calling (Ch.16)  
2.182 USBMarine International Distress and Safety Calling  
450.0870NEWS MediaNEWS and Traffic reports.KCBS AM SFO.
450.1125NEWS MediaNEWS and Traffic reports.KCRA TV Ch.3 Sacto.
450.150NEWS MediaNEWS and Traffic reports.KGO TV Ch.7 SFO.
450.250NEWS MediaNEWS and Traffic reports.Common
450.4125NEWS MediaNEWS and Traffic reports.KRON TV Ch.4 SFO.
450.4625NEWS MediaNEWS and Traffic reports.KGO TV Ch.7 SFO.
450.4875NEWS MediaNEWS and Traffic reports.KPIX TV Ch.5 SFO.
162.400NOAA - National Weather Service24-hour Weather reports. 
162.550NOAA - National Weather Service24-hour Weather reports. 
47.420American National Red Cross.Ch.1 
866.2875American National Red Cross.Rptr. 

Please send your comments, suggestions, favorite frequencies, or shameless bribes, to:


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Jack "JackRabbit" Furlow - N6MPT
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