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ALE Networks


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Overview

This page consolidates a listing of ALE Networks that are active on HF Radio. For an overview of ALE, of course see the ALE page. Also see the Utility Monitoring Central Networks website for more information.

ALE Networks can be tracked and monitored using the PC-ALE application, among several others.

US Air Force GHFS ALE Network

ALE Address and Frequency Chart
Station      ALE      Frequency
             Address  3137 4721 5708 6721 9025 11226 13215 15043 18003 23337
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Andrews      ADW       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Ascension    HAW       x    x         x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Croughton    CRO       x    x         x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Diego Garcia JDG       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Elmendorf    AED       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Guam         GUA       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Hawaii       HIK       x    x         x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Keflavik     IKF       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Lajes        PLA       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
McClellan    MCC       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Offutt       OFF       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Salinas      JNR       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Sigonella    ICZ       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     
S Atlantic   MPA       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
West Coast   MCC       x    x    x    x    x    x     x     x     x     x
Yokota       JTY       x    x         x    x    x     x     x     x     x

US Air Force SIPRNET ALE Network

5702.0
5708.0
6715.0
8968.0
11181.0
17976.0
27870.0

US Air Force NIPRNET ALE Network

3068.0
4745.0
5684.0
8965.0
11199.0
13242.0
17973.0
20631.0

US Army Flight Watch Service (Southern Command)

All Frequencies USB

8065
8972
12022
16144.5
19103.5

US Army National Guard

4882.0
4924.5
5202.0
8047.0
10816.5
14653.0 
16338.5
17458.5

The following ALE nets are listed on this undated Texas National Guard document.

HQ NGB Arlington VA
3032.0
4924.5
5847.0
8047.0
10816.5
12087.0
13568.0
14653.0
16338.5
17458.5
19233.5
20906.0
26697.0
NGB Region 6 Little Rock AR
4867.0
5878.5
7648.5
9121.0
10690.0
12057.0
14350.5
HQ Texas National Guard
6907.0
5777.0
5202.0
5877.0
9119.5
9062.0
5062.0
4517.0

CBP / DHS COTHEN Network

All Frequencies USB. This ALE network is very busy with CBP, US Coast Guard, and other units that are part of the US Dept of Homeland Security. The US Coast Guard is starting to use this network as a primary flight following mechanism for helos and aircraft, so you will hear lots of position and operations reports on the network. CBP Interceptor Aircraft and P-3 AWACS aircraft also use the network, however most comms are in PARKHILL encryption (sounds like Donald Duck).


See this article on the Milcom Blog for additional information on sites and frequencies

5732.0
7527.0
8912.0
10242.0
11494.0
13907.0
15867.0
18594.0
20890.0
23214.0
25350.0

ADDITIONAL FREQUENCIES 10/15/09

4614.5 
5250.0 
5909.5 
12222.0 
13312.0 
14582.0 
20662.0

Mexican Air Force

ALE IDs ACERO## found sounding here. No voice yet. Still looking for the other frequencies as part of this network

5734

Pemex (PetrĂ³leos Mexicanos) Mexico

Logged soundings of AKALN2 and AKALL1

2182.0
7450.0
11095.0

Logged soundings AKALN2 AKALJ2 AKALL1

9265.0

International Amateur Radio ALE Network Channel List

The International Amateur Radio ALE Channel List is frequency coordinated with all IARU Regions for international, regional, and local use in the Amateur Radio Service. All Amateur Radio ALE channels use "USB" Upper SideBand. All channels are subject to the different rules, regulations, and bandplans of the region and local country of operation. Some channels or modes in the list may not be available in every country. This ALE network is an open net, and invites all ham radio operators and ham radio nets to participate in ALE and share the same ALE channels.

CH# FREQ kHz SIDEBAND COMM USE DESCRIPTION IARU REGION
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01- 1806.0 USB VOICE/DATA IARU R2,3 (Sounding R2,3)
02- 1840.5 USB VOICE/DATA IARU R1 (Sounding R1)
03- 1845.0 USB VOICE/DATA IARU R1,2,3
04- 1996.0 USB VOICE/DATA IARU R1,2,3
05- 3596.0 USB DATA/VOICE IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R2)
06- 3617.0 USB DATA/VOICE IARU R1,3 (Sounding R1)
07- 3626.0 USB DATA/VOICE IARU R1 (Sounding R3)
08- 3791.0 USB VOICE =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS=
09- 3996.0 USB VOICE IARU R2
10- 5371.5 USB VOICE IARU R1,3 (Emergency R2*)
11- 5403.5 USB VOICE IARU R1,3 (Emergency R2*)
12- 7030.5 USB DATA IARU R3 Asia (Sounding R3)
13- 7040.5 USB DATA IARU R1 (Sounding R1)
14- 7065.0 USB DATA/VOICE IARU R1,3
15- 7102.0 USB DATA/VOICE IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R2)
16- 7185.5 USB VOICE =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS
17- 7296.0 USB VOICE IARU R2,3
18- 10136.5 USB DATA/VOICE IARU R1,2,3
19- 10145.5 USB DATA =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS(Sounding R1,2,3)
20- 14100.5 USB DATA IARU R1,2,3
21- 14109.5 USB DATA =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS(Sounding R1,2,3)
22- 14342.5 USB VOICE =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS
23- 14346.0 USB VOICE =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS
24- 18106.0 USB DATA IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R2,3)
25- 18117.5 USB VOICE/DATA =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS(SoundingR1)
26- 18157.5 USB VOICE =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS
27- 21117.5 USB DATA IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R1,3)
28- 21157.5 USB DATA IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R2)
29- 21437.5 USB VOICE =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS
30- 24926.0 USB DATA IARU R1,2,2 (Sounding R1,2,3)
31- 24977.5 USB VOICE =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS
32- 28117.5 USB DATA IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R1)
33- 28146.0 USB DATA IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R2,3)
34- 28327.5 USB VOICE =COMMON ALL IARU REGIONS
35- 50162.5 USB VOICE/DATA IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R1,2,3)
36- 144162.5 USB VOICE/DATA IARU R1,2,3 (Sounding R1,2,3)

Amateur Radio ALE standards:

1. ALE System = MIL-STD 188-141 ; FED-1045 (8FSK, 2.2kHzBW)
2. Call or Sounding transmission duration: 30 seconds or less.
3. Scan rate: 1 or 2 channels per second.
4. Sounding Interval = 60 Minutes (or more) (for same channel)
5. CQ Call = NETCALL to "HFL" net (or "QRZ" on sounding channels)
6. Digi Texting Audio Centre Frequency= 1500HZ (to 1800HZ)
7. Short text messaging standard = AMD
8. TWS SOUNDING (Recommended)
9. "TWS" is always sent to clear link after ALLCALLS or LINKING.

Amateur Radio ALE NETCALLS always use 3 characters:

1. HFL = CQ, ALL AMATEUR RADIO ALE STATIONS (10 member slots)
2. HAM = EMERGENCY LIASON NET: AMATEUR TO NGO/GOV (10 member slots)
3. GPR = GEO POSITION REPORTS (3 member slots)
4. RPT = STATION STATUS REPORTS (3 member slots)
5. QRZ = OPEN RESPONSE NET ON SOUNDING CHANNELS (3 member slots)
6. CQA = RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (3 member slots)

Amateur Radio ALE Timing Standards:

1. Tune Time (TT) max = 1 second (or 1045mSec)
2. Time Wait for Reply (TWR) max = 2 seconds (or 2048mSec)
3. Link Quality Analysis (LQA) time out = 3 hours (or 180 minutes)
4. Linked PTT Inactivity (TWA) time out = 6 minutes (or 360 seconds)
 

Info: This listing is current as of FEB2007. For more information about Amateur Radio ALE and updates of this channel list please see HFLINK.COM


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