CCARC Emergency Net

CCARC Emergency Comms NET (Draft)

Last Modified 2/1/2016

The following is a DRAFT document of the CCARC Emergency Comms network. This document is a work in progress. We will work on it as we go along. However, in the event of an immediate disaster and you must utilize any of these frequencies, please use this plan as we’ll go along with it until changes are made. Keep yourself aware of the date at the top. When this date changes, you will need to print off a new copy as something within the document has changed.

The following frequencies and times will be utilized by CCARC in the event of a complete failure of telephone, cellular and repeater operation. Print this document for your use in the event of a no-power or no-internet situation. Consider these a “last resort”. Following this list is another list of international frequencies used world wide. We have developed the CCARC list to include as many HAM operators as possible, keeping the frequencies in the Tech and General portion of the band. If you need emergency assistance and you don’t have the appropriate level of privileges, ie. “Extra”, “Advanced” or “General”, do what you think is right. If it were me and I was in a life or death situation and no “national disaster” has been called, I would do what I had to do to get help. – WV0CQ.


CCARC Disaster Frequency List


1.905Mhz                       160m, 2200hrs SSB, 2230hrs AM, 0hrs SSB, 0030hrs AM


3.905Mhz                         80m, 2215hrs SSB, 2245hrs AM, 0015hrs SSB, 0045hrs AM


7.205Mhz                         40m, 0700hrs SSB, 0730hrs AM, 0800hrs SSB, 0830hrs AM (monitored on SSB mode at all other times not listed with the other frequencies, this will be our “idle” comms frequency)


14.305Mhz                       20m, 0715hrs SSB, 0745hrs AM, 0815hrs SSB, 0845hrs AM


18.145Mhz                       17m, 1200hrs SSB, 1230hrs AM, 1300hrs SSB, 1330hrs AM


21.305Mhz                       15m, 1215hrs SSB, 1245hrs AM, 1315hrs SSB, 1345hrs AM


24.945Mhz                       12m, 1700hrs SSB, 1730hrs AM, 1800hrs SSB, 1830hrs AM


28.405Mhz                       10m, 1715hrs SSB, 1745hrs AM, 1815 hrs SSB, 1845hrs AM


52.005Mhz FM                   6m, 0645hrs, 1145hrs, 1645hrs, 1945hrs


146.52Mhz FM                   2m, 0630hrs, 1130hrs, 1630hrs, 1930hrs


446.00Mhz FM                   70cm, 0615hrs, 1115hrs, 1615hrs, 1915hrs


Stations “listening” for emergency traffic should use this protocol:

(CALLSIGN) (CALLSIGN) listening for emergency traffic on the CCARC _____m emergency net. (then listen for callers).

Stations “calling” for emergency assistance should use this protocol:

(listen for any CCARC calling for emergency traffic), otherwise: (CALLSIGN) (CALLSIGN) I have emergency traffic for CCARC ______m emergency net, calling any station.


“Any station” may be answered by someone in Oklahoma or England. If that’s the case, give them the pertinent information, let them know your situation, location, callsign, etc. and then explain that you want to try and to continue to contact the local CCARC net. These other stations may be able to contact someone at their local 911 center that can make contact with the 911 center in Boone County or an adjacent county or perhaps the State’s emergency services network.


The lower the HF band, the better chance you will have to make short distance comms during night time. 40m is best for daytime comms at most distances, but will work at night as well, that’s why we will “monitor 40m” during the times we are not working another specific frequency on another band. The shorter the distance, the easier it will be for line-of-sight simplex comms on 2m and 70cm. In the event of an emergency, AM mode may be utilized for emergency comms. We may setup relays at the top of a local mountain to listen for comms on Big Coal and other areas. We will do the relay from station to station, just get the info to the relay on 2m or 70cm!


Remember, EMERGENCY traffic has PRIORITY on any frequency at any time. Rag Chewing Nets DO NOT. DO NOT LET THEM BULLY YOU!


International Freqs


Emergency/Disaster Relief Interoperation Voice Channels of the amateur radio Global ALE High Frequency Network:

  • 3791.0 kHz USB[9]
  • 7185.5 kHz USB[10]
  • 10145.5 kHz USB[11]
  • 14346.0 kHz USB[12]
  • 18117.5 kHz USB[13]
  • 21432.5 kHz USB[14]
  • 24932.0 kHz USB[15]
  • 28312.5 kHz USB[16]