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Hurricane Harvey


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Houston Metro Area Response

Live Audio Feeds

City / County

Texas Wide Area Radio Network (TxWARN) (P25)

Primary Trunked Radio System in use in Houston, Harris County, and surrounding areas.

Mutual Aid Talkgroups in use

1161	HC MA 5 
1171	HC EM 2
1173	HC EM 3
2027    DPS Air Operations
2216	GCI 7
2217	GCI 8
2220	GCI 11
3229	National Weather Service
3626	HC MA 8
3630	HC MA 10
4060	WARN 1
4071	WARN 12
4087	HC MA 12
4088	HC MA 13
45301	X-ICS 3
45302	X-ICS 4
45304	X-ICS 6
45307	X-ICS 9
45308	X-ICS 10
45349	CoH 10F

Mutual Aid Frequencies

151.1375 156.7 PL - DPS Air Command Post (VTAC11)
769.14375 NAC $293 - Interop
769.74375 NAC $293 - Interop - Harris County EOM

Aviation

123.0250 - Helicopter Air to Air
123.4500 - Air to Air - Aviation Rescue Interop
125.0250 - BLACK AIR
130.3000 - USCG AIr coordination 
119.5750 - Spring TX CCP (Callsign SWITCHBLADE)

State Government

151.1375 156.7 PL - DPS Air Command Post (VTAC11)
156.2175 NAC $162 - DPS Air - Helo cooridnation

Federal Operations

408.8625 NAC $421 - FEMA USAR 1/2 Encrypted
409.0625 NAC $421 - FEMA USAR 7/8 Encrypted

Military / Coast Guard / Customs and Border Protection

  • DHS CBP P-3Cs providing air support for CBP assets (helos)
  • USAF 102d Rescue Sq providing H-3 helos for rescues and KING-xx C-130s air refueling and support
  • USAF E-3Cs AWACS providing air surveillance and communications support
  • US Coast Guard providing marine and air rescue support
165.3125 NAC $293 - US Coast Guard Net-121 - Airborne Command Post (AES Encrypted)
168.8375 NAC $293 - CBP Air-1 - CBP Airborne Command Post Air to Air
166.7875 NAC $293 - CBP Air-8 - CBP Airborne Command Post Air to Ground (HAMMER)
136.3750 AM - CBP Air to Air 
231.8250 AM - USAF intercoord between AWACS / KING C-130s / CBP P-3s (Beaumont Port Arthur Sector)
252.8000 AM - USAF / USCG Airborne Command Post / Tasking
271.0000 AM -  USAF Air Refueling
290.1500 DG - Intercoord TADIL-J Link 
303.1000 AM - USAF intercoord between AWACS / KING C-130s / CBP P-3s (Houston Sector)
335.9500 AM - USAF E-3C Callsign WIZARD wkg BLACK GATOR
345.0000 AM - US Coast Guard Helos
350.0250 AM - CBP / Coast Guard
364.2000 AM - NORAD AICC E-3 AWACS to BIGFOOT
263.9250 (downlink) / 297.5250 (uplink)  - UHF Satcom "CONR-3" 
                                         Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) (encrypted VINSON)

Amateur Radio / Volunteers

145.3700  123.0 PL - Houston ARES Previous (abandoned due to interference)
146.8400  103.5 PL - Houston Emergency Center
146.9400  167.9 PL - Houston ARES Current (temporary)
146.9200  103.5 PL - Houston Area Skywarn (Saltgrass link system)
443.8250  103.5 PL - Houston Area Skywarn (Saltgrass link system)

San Antonio Metro Area Response

City / County

San Antonio EDACS Trunking System

The primary system in use in San Antonio and Bexar County. Talkgroups in use for the response include

1898 - M AID-25 - Bexar County / San Antonio Command Post (patched to 333 - SAPD 1-O Traffic)
1908 - M AID-34 - Texas Task Force Dispatch and Tasking
1825 - M AID-46 - Patch to VTAC11 - 151.1375
1902 - M AID-29 - Patch has been setup to TG 1820 (Unknown) 

Mutual Aid Frequencies

159.4725/C156.7 - Car to car, waiting for traffic, turn on this street, etc - VTAC 14 
151.1375/C156.7 - VTAC11
154.2725/C156.7 - VFIRE24 
154.2650/156.7 VFIRE22 - "All strike team leaders, all MVP leaders report to Command Post"
154.2725/156.7 VFIRE24 - "We're picking up supplies now at the Freeman"
155.7525/C156.7 - VCALL 10 - car to car, "find a big truck stop to stop at."
159.4725/C156.7 - VTAC 14 - "All units on VTAC 14, we are also waiting for ten buses and an 
       EMT AM-BUS to go with our convoy as  well."
851.5125/C156.7 - 8TAC91
852.5125/C156.7 - 8TAC93
453.8625/C156.7 - UTAC 43 - "walk me through and we can set up the apparatus radio."
453.2125/C156.7 - UCALL 40 - Radio tests

State Government

156.2175 (P25) - [ DPS Air ] - DPS-107 is helping with traffic coordination on the interstates
155.4450 (P25) - [ DPS Mobile 1 ] Car to Car for units arriving into San Antonio to coordinate 
156.1350/C100.0 TXDOT Talk 4 - "Traiffic is going 65, barely"
159.4350/C114.8 - Discussing hotel, restaurant, downtown. TX Forest Tac 7.
159.2850/C156.7 - Texas A&M Forest Service COMPACT
159.2850/C156.7 - Forestry COMPACT - several units talking.
159.4350/C114.8 - Forestry TAC 7 - "I'm in the parking lot getting loaded up, come over here
151.4750/C114.8 - TX Forest TAC 8 - Mobile to mobile
159.2850/C156.7 - TX COMPACT - "We may have to divert to Corpus, I37 will be the route."
159.4350/C114.8 - TX Forest TAC 7 - Looking for a What-A-Burger

Federal Operations

163.1125  NAC $169 CBP
165.2125  NAC $001 USSS (ENC)
165.3750  NAC $001 USSS (ENC)
166.7375  NAC $314 - A convoy or group of vehicles traveling together on I-37
169.7000  NAC $293 DHS - Common LE2
170.88125 NAC $167 FBI - D15/D16
410.8375  167.9 PL - "Texas Task Force" - IR12/IR18 - SAR Incident Command

Military

36.9000/C150.0 - Army NG Helicopters en-route Corpus Christi
42.5000/C150.0 - "It will be awhile before they arrive" <local>
55.0000/C150.0 - "Commo One"

Amateur Radio / Volunteers

47.4200 146.2 PL - Red Cross, no audio, someone keying a mic

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