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Hurricane Rita


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Radio System's Status

The following is known about Public Safety Communications Systems in the affected areas. If you have updates, please add them below!

Texas

  • Galveston
  • Houston
  • Beaumont
  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas / Fort Worth

Louisiana

  • Lake Charles

Live Feeds of Public Safety Communications

Houston

San Antonio

Baton Rouge

David Hitchner in Baton Rouge is providing a feed from Baton Rouge.

This feed can be found here:


Louisiana System Site #1
Smartzone in Baton Rouge
656	Troop B F1
688	Troop B F2
784	Troop B Car2Car
912	Troop B EXEC/SEC
944	Troop B Dept PS
976	Troop B LSP-1
1008	Troop B LSP-2
1040	Troop B Coord
1072	Troop B Coord T1
1104	Troop B Coord T2
1296	Troop C F1
1328	Troop C F2
1424	Troop C Car2Car
1552	Troop C EXEC/SEC
1584	Troop C Dept PS
1616	Troop C LSP-1
1648	Troop C LSP-2
1680	Troop C Coord
1712	Troop C Coord T1
1744	Troop C Coord T2
1936	Troop D F1
1968	Troop D F2
2064	Troop D Car2Car
2192	Troop D EXEC/SEC
2224	Troop D Dept PS
2256	Troop D LSP-1
2288	Troop D LSP-2
2320	Troop D Coord
2352	Troop D Coord T1
2384	Troop D Coord T2
4496	Troop I F1
4528	Troop I F2
4624	Troop I Car2Car
4752	Troop I EXEC/SEC
4784	Troop I Dept PS
4816	Troop I LSP-1
4848	Troop I LSP-2
4880	Troop I Coord
4912	Troop I Coord T1
4944	Troop I Coord T2
7088	St. Police TAC 1
7120	St. Police TAC 2
5776	State Police HQ
5904	Statewide 1
5936	Statewide 2
6032	State Police
6800	State Police
7056	State Police F2
6064	Capitol Police
20496	OEP - A
20624	OEP - B
20752	OEP - C
20880	OEP - D
21008	OEP - E
21136	OEP - F
21264	OEP - G
21392	OEP - I
21520	OEP - L
6544	U.S. Customs
20528	Guard Admin - A
20560	Guard Ops - A
20592	Guard Sec - A
20656	Guard Admin - B
20688	Guard Ops - B
20720	Guard Sec - B
20784	Guard Admin - C
20816	Guard Ops - C
20848	Guard Sec - C
20912	Guard Admin - D
20944	Guard Ops - D
20976	Guard Sec - D
21040	Guard Admin - E
21072	Guard Ops - E
21104	Guard Sec - E
21168	Guard Admin - F
21200	Guard Ops - F
21232	Guard Sec - F
21296	Guard Admin - G
21328	Guard Ops - G
21360	Guard Sec - G
21424	Guard Admin - I
21456	Guard Ops - I
21488	Guard Sec - I
21552	Guard Admin - L
21584	Guard Ops - L
21616	Guard Sec - L
21648	Guard Civil Supp
30352	WLF - 5 Dispatch
30384	WLF - 5 Patrol
30512	WLF - 5 Talk
30768	WLF - 6 Dispatch
30800	WLF - 6 Patrol
30928	WLF - 6 Talk
31600	WLF - 8 Dispatch
31632	WLF - 8 Patrol
31760	WLF - 8 Talk
32016	WLF - 9 Dispatch
32048	WLF - 9 Patrol
32176	WLF - 9 Talk

Hurricane Rita Other Audio Feed's Operations

HF Amateur Radio Nets

TV News coverage of Hurricane Katrina

Communications / Rescue Operations

VHF / UHF Operations

San Antonio
San Antonio is is the primary staging ground for FEMA operations.

  • 866.5125 - NPSPAC-2 - FEMA Communications Command
  • 155.3400 - San Antonio EMS Shelter Ops (patched from 800 mhz)
  • 155.4600 - DPS convoy escorts (car to car)

Houston

  •  ??

HF Operations

  • The USCG is using their HF frequencies of 5696, 8983, 11202 USB for long distance comms. 11202 is the primary scene HF frequency for daytime operations.
  • The Department of Homeland Security Assets, USCG, and ICE are using the COTHEN network extensively for comms.
  • US Government SHARES (Shared Resources) freuquency assignments for Katrina response (traffic is being handled and has been monitored on the primary frequencies):
    • 14.396.5 - Primary national frequency (day)
    • 14.455.0 - Alternate national frequency (day)
    • 7.632.0 - Primary national frequency (night)
    • 9.064.0 - Alternate national frequency (night) old?
    • 5.901.0 - Alternate national frequency (night) old?
    • 3.216.0 - Primary regional frequency (night) old?
    • 3.361.0 - Alternate regional frequency (night) old?
    • 4.513.0 - Alternate regional frequency (night) old?

Courtesy of Hugh Stegman's hurricane list

  • SHARES Coordination Network (Voice/Pactor)
    1. 5236.0 Ch.1 (night voice primary)
    2. 14396.5 Ch.2 (daytime voice primary), also old National Communications System pri
    3.  ? Ch.3
    4. 7632.0 Ch.4
    5. 9106.0 Ch.5
    6.  ? Ch.6
    7. 20107.0 Ch.7
    8. 26812.0 Ch.8
    9. 6800.0 Ch.9 (PACTOR BBS)
    10. 13242.0 Ch.10
  • SHARES Coordination Network ALE
    1.  ? Ch.1
    2.  ? Ch.2
    3. 4490.0 Ch.3
    4. 5711.0 Ch.4
    5.  ? Ch.5
    6. 11217.0 Ch.6
    7. 15094.0 Ch.7
    8. 17487.0 Ch.8
  • SHARES Users
    1. 4582.0 CAP, National Clg & Emergency, Pacific Alternate -Katrina tfc heard here
    2. 7381.0 US Navy MARS
    3. 7540.0 US Air Force MARS
    4. 7552.1 NTA
    5. 7635.0 CAP Command Net
    6. 9197.0 Federal Highway Administration
    7. 10493.0 National Emergency Coordination Net day primary, also FEMA Foxtrot 26
    8. 10586.5 new SCN channel Xray Foxtrot
    9. 10891.0 Federal Highway Administration
    10. 13457.0 Primary (old?) - also Federal Aviation Administration
    11. 13993.0 USAF MARS
    12. 13996.0 US Army MARS primary guard fq
    13. 14383.5 US Navy MARS
    14. 14493.5 Federal Bureau of Investigation
    15. 14902.0 CAP rescue and relief, all regions


  • SECURE Texas DPS & TxDOT HF network (unconfirmed)
    1. 2326.0
    2. 2419.0
    3. 2422.0
    4. 2587.0
    5. 2801.0
    6. 2804.0
    7. 2812.0
    8. 5140.0
    9. 5192.0
    10. 5195.0
    11. 7802.0
    12. 7805.0
    13. 7932.0
    14. 7935.0

Amateur Radio - Ham Radio Operations

  • 14.325 USB - Primary Hurricane Net Related Operations
  • 14.265 USB - SATERN Net (Salvation Army Relief Network)
  • 7.285 LSB - Emergency traffic day primary
  • 3.873 LSB - Emergency traffic night primary
  • 7.290 LSB - Health and Welfare traffic day primary
  • 3.935 LSB - Health and Welfare traffic night primary
  • 7.260 LSB - Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Coordination (daytime)

(These frequencies are the same as those in use for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts).


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