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    During a shtf period, what frequencies would y'all recommend that we monitor?
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    Personally I monitor the frequencies that my daughter's speak of boys. It's really quite alarming.
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    Got wide-band receiver?
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    I don't know any one frequency could be called out over another.
    Just too many other variables in there.

    Maybe a better question would be what band to mostly monitor. (spinning the dial on it).
    In my thinking I would be running through the freq in 1k step through the Ham HF bands.

    But there again what level of SHTF are you talking about

    the thought does cross my mind that I would think 10m would be better for local.

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    I know nothing about ham radio bands. What frequencies are in the ham radio bands? I don't want to transmit, just monitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91CavGT View Post
    I know nothing about ham radio bands. What frequencies are in the ham radio bands? I don't want to transmit, just monitor.

    Here is a good break down of them:
    http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Regul...ands_color.pdf

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    I use inexpensive SDR receivers for monitoring my SHTF frequency list https://www.amazon.com/NooElec-NESDR...ds=nooelec+sdr (for HF you need to add a HAM-it-up converter https://www.amazon.com/NooElec-Ham-U...ords=ham+it+up

    but for under $75 you end up with a very powerful SDR receiver with the SDR receiver and the HAM-it-up

    Aside the obvious AM/FM radio, I have the following programmed into my SDR software to scan

    NOAA Weather Radio
    162.4000 MHz
    162.4250 MHz
    162.4500 MHz
    162.4750 MHz
    162.5000 MHz
    162.5250 MHz
    162.5500 MHz

    Airband Emergency Frequency
    121.5 MHz AM

    Citizens Band Radio (CB)

    CB Channel Frequency Frequency Use
    Channel 1 26.965 MHz
    Channel 2 26.975 MHz
    Channel 3 26.985 MHz Prepper CB Network (AM)
    Channel 4 27.005 MHz Used by many 4X4 clubs, The American Pepper’s Network (TAPRN.)
    Channel 5 27.015 MHz
    Channel 6 27.025 MHz Many operators using illegal linears.
    Channel 7 27.035 MHz
    Channel 8 27.055 MHz
    Channel 9 27.065 MHz Universal C.B. Emergency / REACT Channel.
    Channel 10 27.075 MHz
    Channel 11 27.085 MHz Local calling channel
    Channel 12 27.105 MHz
    Channel 13 27.115 MHz Often used in some areas for marine, RV’s, and campers
    Channel 14 27.125 MHz FCMA (Federal Motor Coach Assoc) heard here
    Channel 15 27.135 MHz Used by truckers in CA
    Channel 16 27.155 MHz Used by many 4X4 clubs.
    Channel 17 27.165 MHz Used by truckers on the east-west roads in CA.
    Channel 18 27.175 MHz
    Channel 19 27.185 MHz Unofficial main” Trucker” channel
    Channel 20 27.205 MHz
    Channel 21 27.215 MHz Used by truckers for N/S routes in CA and some other areas.
    Channel 22 27.225 MHz
    Channel 23 27.255 MHz
    Channel 24 27.235 MHz
    Channel 25 27.245 MHz
    Channel 26 27.265 MHz
    Channel 27 27.275 MHz
    Channel 28 27.285 MHz
    Channel 29 27.295 MHz
    Channel 30 27.305 MHz Channels 30 and up are often used for SSB.
    Channel 31 27.315 MHz
    Channel 32 27.325 MHz
    Channel 33 27.335 MHz
    Channel 34 27.345 MHz
    Channel 35 27.355 MHz Australian calling channel
    Channel 36 27.365 MHz Unofficial USB calling channel
    Channel 37 27.375 MHz Prepper 37 (USB)
    Channel 38 27.385 MHz Unofficial LSB calling channel
    Channel 39 27.395 MHz SSB
    Channel 40 27.405 MHz SSB

    A lot of people have CB’s that have been modified for “Freeband Operation.” Freeband is operating below Channel 1 and above Channel 40 on the CB band. In addition, there are frequencies between each CB channel that are utilized in “freebanding.” Frequency 27.555 MHz (USB is the freeband calling channel)

    Survivalist and Prepper CB and Freeband Frequencies

    Frequency USE
    CB 3(AM) 26.9850MHz Pepper’s
    CB 36(USB) 27.3650MHz Survivalist
    CB 37(USB) 27.3750MHz Prepper CB Network(AM)
    Freeband(USB) 27.3680MHz Survivalist Network
    Freeband(USB) 27.3780MHz Prepper Network
    Freeband(USB) 27.4250MHz Survivalist Network


    FRS/GMRS Frequencies

    Channel (MHz)

    1 FRS/GMRS 462.5625
    2 FRS/GMRS 462.5875
    3 FRS/GMRS 462.6125
    4 FRS/GMRS 462.6375
    5 FRS/GMRS 462.6625
    6 FRS/GMRS 462.6875
    7 FRS/GMRS 462.7125
    8 FRS 467.5625
    9 FRS 467.5875
    10 FRS 467.6125
    11 FRS 467.6375
    12 FRS 467.6625
    13 FRS 467.6875
    14 FRS 467.7125
    15 GMRS 462.5500
    16 GMRS 462.5750
    17 GMRS 462.6000
    18 GMRS 462.6250
    19 GMRS 462.6500
    20 GMRS 462.6750
    21 GMRS 462.7000
    22 GMRS 462.7250

    MURS

    1 151.820 MHz
    2 151.880 MHz
    3 151.940 MHz
    4 154.570 MHz
    5 154.600 MHz

    AMATEUR HIGH-FREQUENCY EMERGENCY & HURRICANE NETS

    FREQ MODE LOCATION
    03808.0 LSB Caribbean Wx
    03845.0 LSB Gulf Coast West Hurricane
    03862.5 LSB Mississippi Section Traffic
    03865.0 LSB West Virginia Emergency
    03872.5 LSB Mercury Amateur Radio Assoc / hurricane info net
    03873.0 LSB West Gulf ARES Emergency (night)
    03873.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane, Louisiana ARES Emergency (night), Mississippi ARES Emergency
    03910.0 LSB Central Texas Emergency, Mississippi ARES, Louisiana Traffic
    03915.0 LSB South Carolina SSB NTS
    03923.0 LSB Mississippi ARES, North Carolina ARES Emergency (Tarheel)
    03925.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane, Louisiana Emergency
    03927.0 LSB North Carolina ARES (health & welfare)
    03935.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane, Louisiana ARES (health & welfare), Texas ARES (health & welfare), Mississippi ARES (health & welfare), & Alabama Emer.
    03940.0 LSB Southern Florida Emergency
    03944.0 LSB West Gulf Emergency
    03950.0 LSB Hurricane Watch (Amateur-to-National Hurricane Center), Northern Florida Emer.
    03955.0 LSB South Texas Emergency
    03960.0 LSB North East Coast Hurricane
    03965.0 LSB Alabama Emergency
    03967.0 LSB Gulf Coast (outgoing traffic)
    03975.0 LSB Georgia ARES, Texas RACES
    03993.5 LSB Gulf Coast (health & welfare)
    03993.5 LSB South Carolina ARES/RACES Emergency
    03995.0 LSB Gulf Coast Wx
    07145.0 LSB Bermuda
    07165.0 LSB Antigua/Antilles Emergency and Weather, Inter-island 40-meter (continuous watch)
    07225.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane
    07232.0 LSB North Carolina ARES Emergency
    07235.0 LSB Louisiana Emergency, Central Gulf Coast Hurricane, Louisiana Emergency
    07240.0 LSB American Red Cross US Gulf Coast Disaster, Texas Emergency
    07242.0 LSB Southern Florida ARES Emergency
    07243.0 LSB Alabama Emergency, South Carolina Emergency
    07245.0 LSB Southern Louisiana
    07247.5 LSB Northern Florida ARES Emergency
    07248.0 LSB Texas RACES
    07250.0 LSB Texas Emergency
    07254.0 LSB Northern Florida Emergency
    07260.0 LSB Gulf Coast West Hurricane
    07264.0 LSB Gulf Coast (health & welfare)
    07265.0 LSB Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio (SATERN)
    07268.0 LSB Bermuda
    07273.0 LSB Texas ARES
    07275.0 LSB Georgia ARES
    07280.0 LSB NTS Region 5, Louisiana Emergency
    07283.0 LSB Gulf Coast (outgoing only)
    07285.0 LSB West Gulf ARES Emergency (day), Louisiana ARES Emergency (day)
    07285.0 LSB Mississippi ARES Emergency, Texas ARES Emergency (day)
    07290.0 LSB Central Gulf Coast Hurricane, Gulf Coast Wx, Louisiana ARES (health & welfare day), Texas ARES (health & welfare), & Mississippi ARES
    14185.0 USB Caribbean Emergency
    14222.0 USB Health & Welfare
    14245.0 USB Health & Welfare
    14265.0 USB Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio (SATERN) (health & welfare)
    14268.0 USB Amateur Radio Readiness Group
    14275.0 USB Bermuda & International Amateur Radio
    14300.0 USB Intercontinental Traffic & Maritime Mobile Service
    14303.0 USB International Assistance & Traffic
    14313.0 USB Intercontinental Traffic & Maritime Mobile Service
    14316.0 USB Health & Welfare
    14320.0 USB Health & Welfare
    14325.0 USB Hurricane Watch (Amateur-to-National Hurricane Center)
    14340.0 USB Louisiana (1900)
    21310.0 USB Health & Welfare (Spanish)
    28450.0 USB Health & Welfare (Spanish)


    MARITIME / U.S. VHF CHANNELS


    01A 156.050 156.050 Port Operations and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New Orleans / Lower Mississippi area.
    05A 156.250 156.250 Port Operations or VTS in the Houston, New Orleans and Seattle areas.
    06 156.300 156.300 Intership Safety
    07A 156.350 156.350 Commercial
    08 156.400 156.400 Commercial (Intership only)
    09 156.450 156.450 Boater Calling. Commercial and Non-Commercial.
    10 156.500 156.500 Commercial
    11 156.550 156.550 Commercial. VTS in selected areas.
    12 156.600 156.600 Port Operations. VTS in selected areas.
    13 156.650 156.650 Intership Navigation Safety (Bridge-to-bridge). Ships >20m length maintain a listening watch on this channel in US waters.
    14 156.700 156.700 Port Operations. VTS in selected areas.
    15 -- 156.750 Environmental (Receive only). Used by Class C EPIRBs.
    16 156.800 156.800 International Distress, Safety and Calling. Ships required to carry radio, USCG, and most coast stations maintain a listening watch on this channel.
    17 156.850 156.850 State Control
    18A 156.900 156.900 Commercial
    19A 156.950 156.950 Commercial
    20 157.000 161.600 Port Operations (duplex)
    20A 157.000 157.000 Port Operations
    21A 157.050 157.050 U.S. Coast Guard only
    22A 157.100 157.100 Coast Guard Liaison and Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts. Broadcasts announced on channel 16.
    23A 157.150 157.150 U.S. Coast Guard only
    24 157.200 161.800 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    25 157.250 161.850 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    26 157.300 161.900 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    27 157.350 161.950 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    28 157.400 162.000 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    63A 156.175 156.175 Port Operations and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New Orleans / Lower Mississippi area.
    65A 156.275 156.275 Port Operations
    66A 156.325 156.325 Port Operations
    67 156.375 156.375 Commercial. Used for Bridge-to-bridge communications in lower Mississippi River. Intership only.
    68 156.425 156.425 Non-Commercial
    69 156.475 156.475 Non-Commercial
    70 156.525 156.525 Digital Selective Calling (voice communications not allowed)
    71 156.575 156.575 Non-Commercial
    72 156.625 156.625 Non-Commercial (Intership only)
    73 156.675 156.675 Port Operations
    74 156.725 156.725 Port Operations
    77 156.875 156.875 Port Operations (Intership only)
    78A 156.925 156.925 Non-Commercial
    79A 156.975 156.975 Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only
    80A 157.025 157.025 Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only
    81A 157.075 157.075 U.S. Government only - Environmental protection operations.
    82A 157.125 157.125 U.S. Government only
    83A 157.175 157.175 U.S. Coast Guard only
    84 157.225 161.825 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    85 157.275 161.875 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    86 157.325 161.925 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    87 157.375 161.975 Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
    AIS 1 161.975 161.975 Automatic Identification System #1 (AIS) - Special equipment required!
    88 157.425 162.025 Public Correspondence only near Canadian border.
    AIS 2 162.025 162.025 Automatic Identification System #2 (AIS) - Special equipment required!
    88A 157.425 157.425 Commercial, Intership only.


    Amateur (HAM) Radio frequencies below (I mostly only monitor APRS 144.390 MHz and the local 2 Meter/70CM repeaters in my AO)

    HAM Band Frequency range
    160 Meters 1.800 – 2.0000 MHz
    75/80 Meters 3.5000 – 4.0000 MHz
    60 Meters (6 channelized frequencies) 5330.5 KHz – 5403.5 KHz
    40 Meters 7.0000 – 7.3000 MHz
    20 Meters 14.0000 – 14.3500 MHz
    30 Meters 10.0000 – 10.1500 MHz
    15 Meters 21.0000 – 21.44500 MHz
    17 Meters 18.0680 – 18.1680 MHZ
    10 Meters 28.0000 – 29.7000 MHz
    12 Meters 24.8900 – 24.9900 MHz
    2 meters 144.0000 – 148.0000 MHz
    6 Meters 50.1000 – 54.0000 MHz
    70 CM 420.0000 – 450.0000 MHz
    1.25 Meters 219.0000 – 225.0000 MHz


    PSK31 nets

    The only HF stuff I really monitor are the PSK31 frequencies

    3.580 MHz 80 Meter frequency
    7.070 MHz 40 Meter frequency
    14.070 MHz 20 Meter frequency

    Local LEO's

    I also monitor the local Federal/State/Local LEO radio nets, you can listen in on anything that isn't encrypted, these inexpensive SDR's will decode P25, NXDN, TRBO, D-Star, C4FM, and other digital modes, they will even work on a trunked system if you use 2 of the SDRs
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    Tdale,

    A very interesting/informative list.

    Thanks.

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    Thank you for that T Dale apparently there is a whole world out there I'm missing. In my experience the cb is generally quite, I need to explore more evidently.
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    There is almost never any traffic on these bands either, Except PSK31 there's always PSK31 traffic (mostly HAM contesting) I just have these frequencies set to scan in emergencies.

    This little SDR and a cheap tablet PC makes one hell of a scanner.

    There's not someting commercially avalable for under 10X the cost and even then the DIY route can do tons more, you can even decode P25 and listen in on Federal/Sate/local LEO's if you pipe the audio thru DSD http://www.rtl-sdr.com/new-version-o...-071-released/ If your PD is on a trunked system you will need (2) of the $20 SDR's, 1 for the control channel and 1 for the channel you want to monitor http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutor...io-unitrunker/

    You can even decode real time NOAA satellite weather imagery http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutor...ellite-images/

    Or the New Russian M2 METEOR SATELLITE IMAGES http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutor...th-an-rtl-sdr/

    or Track ALL the aircraft in your area with ADS-B http://www.rtl-sdr.com/adsb-aircraft...-with-rtl-sdr/

    these little SDR's are amazing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HA642SW?psc=1
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