Frequencies


The development of the Southern Baptist Emergency Amateur Radio Service (SouthBEARS) is a result of a cooperative effort of Southern Baptist Amateur radio operators.
The mission of SouthBEARS is to provide a network of support communication services to Southern Baptist volunteer groups and affiliated agencies during commercial communication disruptions; and to handle health and welfare messages in and out of disaster areas whenever time and priorities allow. This is accomplished using the resources and talents of Christian amateur radio operators. Since disaster relief is a fluid situation, we also strive to stay fluid, and attempt to meet the needs of every disaster victim through the medium of communication. We do these things for the glory of Christ's Kingdom.
Regardless of the situation or circumstance, we strive to exhibit an attitude that is as Christ-like as humanly possible to every contact, be it peer or disaster victim. We will consistently strive to labor for Jesus under the Bible verse, "..whatsoever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me."  Matthew 25:40 NIV
In times past, the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) have encouraged SouthBEARS to check into their nets whenever possible and when doing so, to identify ourselves as SouthBEARS members. This provides us with yet another resource, with which to accomplish our mission and goals, by utilizing existing nets managed by fellow believers.
If you are interested in becoming part of SouthBEARS, please contact the Webmaster for more information
The development of the Southern Baptist Emergency Amateur Radio Service (SouthBEARS) is a result of a cooperative effort of Southern Baptist Amateur radio operators.
The mission of SouthBEARS is to provide a network of support communication services to Southern Baptist volunteer groups and affiliated agencies during commercial communication disruptions; and to handle health and welfare messages in and out of disaster areas whenever time and priorities allow. This is accomplished using the resources and talents of Christian amateur radio operators. Since disaster relief is a fluid situation, we also strive to stay fluid, and attempt to meet the needs of every disaster victim through the medium of communication. We do these things for the glory of Christ's Kingdom.
Regardless of the situation or circumstance, we strive to exhibit an attitude that is as Christ-like as humanly possible to every contact, be it peer or disaster victim. We will consistently strive to labor for Jesus under the Bible verse, "..whatsoever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me."  Matthew 25:40 NIV
In times past, the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) have encouraged SouthBEARS to check into their nets whenever possible and when doing so, to identify ourselves as SouthBEARS members. This provides us with yet another resource, with which to accomplish our mission and goals, by utilizing existing nets managed by fellow believers.
If you are interested in becoming part of SouthBEARS, please contact the Webmaster for more information
The development of the Southern Baptist Emergency Amateur Radio Service (SouthBEARS) is a result of a cooperative effort of Southern Baptist Amateur radio operators.
The mission of SouthBEARS is to provide a network of support communication services to Southern Baptist volunteer groups and affiliated agencies during commercial communication disruptions; and to handle health and welfare messages in and out of disaster areas whenever time and priorities allow. This is accomplished using the resources and talents of Christian amateur radio operators. Since disaster relief is a fluid situation, we also strive to stay fluid, and attempt to meet the needs of every disaster victim through the medium of communication. We do these things for the glory of Christ's Kingdom.
Regardless of the situation or circumstance, we strive to exhibit an attitude that is as Christ-like as humanly possible to every contact, be it peer or disaster victim. We will consistently strive to labor for Jesus under the Bible verse, "..whatsoever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me."  Matthew 25:40 NIV
In times past, the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) have encouraged SouthBEARS to check into their nets whenever possible and when doing so, to identify ourselves as SouthBEARS members. This provides us with yet another resource, with which to accomplish our mission and goals, by utilizing existing nets managed by fellow believers.
If you are interested in becoming part of SouthBEARS, please contact the Webmaster for more information


SouthBEARS Suggested Disaster Calling Frequencies

 

In order to help units from different states communicate each other, SouthBEARS recommends the following frequencies be monitored and/or used during deployments. SouthBEARS members should be monitoring the HF frequencies from safe areas.  


These recommendations are not intended to supersede directions from IC, your State DR director, your SCC, or other authority, and are not intended to dictate your state's internal band plan.  Depending on the equipment on site, you may also decide to talk to each other on other frequencies (if there's a Business Band repeater on site, for example.)


Remember that no group has exclusive use of any frequency no matter how noble the purpose, and we may need to move up or down in small increments depending upon the situation.  Localized noise levels may also dictate temporary adjustments.

 

75 Meters 3.865 MHz 

 

40 Meters 7.260 MHz 

 

20 Meters 14.265 MHz USB Primary

This used to be the primary frequency of SATERN, then of a SATERN offshoot.  We haven't heard any net on this frequency lately.  In the event there is a net on this frequency, use it for initial contact purposes or checking into that net.  After contact is made, we should move to another frequency to help keep their net clear.  


20 Meters 14.325 MHz USB Secondary

This frequency is currently used by SATERN and the Hurricane Net.  It should be used for initial contact purposes or for checking into their nets.  After contact is made, we should move to another frequency to help keep their nets clear.

 

20 Meters 14.260 MHz USB Secondary 

 

2 Meters 147.555 MHz simplex (no PL tone preferred - 100 Hz if needed)

 

Business Band  151.625 MHz simplex (PL tone 100 Hz)


National Weather Service (receive only) 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550 MHz


Units in the field should consider monitoring FRS Channel 1 (SOS Radio Network)  462.5625 MHz



IARU Emergency Communications Frequencies (Global) [Copied - attributed to DX-World via Bella Vista, Ark. Radio Club]

These frequencies have been adopted into the bandplans of each IARU region to be a focus for emergency communications in their areas.  They are not "absolute" frequencies but instead are "centers of activity" and emergency communications may be found +/- 20 kHz from these centers.  Some countries may maintain other emergency frequencies in their own bandplans due to local requirements, QRM, etc.

Oops!  The US is NOT in Region 3, as I had said earlier.  Corrected below.

Region 3:  3600 kHz, 7110 kHz, 14300 kHz, 18160 kHz, 21360 kHz

Region 2 (includes North and South America):  3750 or 3985 kHz, 7060, 7240, or 7275 kHz, 14300 kHz, 18160 kHz, 21360 kHz

Region 1:  3760 kHz, 7110 kHz, 14300 kHz, 18160 kHz, 21360 kHz

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