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Pennsylvania
Situation Report
Pennsylvania HF (High Frequency) Amateur Radio







Pennsylvania Statewide and Regional
HF Emergency Communications Frequencies


Pennsylvania Statewide and Regional
HF Emergency Communications Frequencies

(all times are local Eastern Military Time and frequencies are in KHz unless otherwise noted)
Description / Coverage
(Statewide or Region)
Time Primary Frequency Back-up Freq Affiliation/Link
PEMA/RACES / PA - Statewide Wartime / Emergency Situations 3990.5 KHz (PA RACES Western Region)


3993.5 KHz (PA RACES Central and Easter Regions - combined)
3984.5
3999.5
7254.5
7250.5
PEMA/RACES (during State-wide emergency situations, these frequencies are used by PEMA / RACES for Emergency Communications.)
ARES / Western PA Communications Emergency Situations 3983 7272 WPA ARES (in the event of a widespread communications emergency, every EC, DEC and SEC should have an HF Station monitoring these frequencies


Pennsylvania Statewide and Regional
Emergency Communications HF Nets

Emergency Communications HF Nets are regularly scheduled drills which serve as practice and preparation for actual communications emergencies. Emergency Communications Nets also serve the purpose of verification that all the participants of the net have properly functioning radio equipment.

Pennsylvania Statewide and Regional
HF Emergency Communications Nets

(all times are local Eastern Military Time and frequencies are in KHz)
Net Description / Coverage
(Statewide or Region)
Day Time Freq Affiliation/Link Back-up Freq
PEMA/RACES / Statewide 1st SUN 08:00 3993.5 PEMA  
PEMA/RACES / Central PA SUN 08:30 3993.5 PEMA  
PEMA/RACES / Western PA SUN 09:00 3990.5 PEMA  
PEMA/RACES / Eastern PA SUN 09:00 3987.5 PEMA  


Pennsylvania Statewide and Regional HF Traffic Nets

(For those who may not be familiar, "Traffic" refers to message handling.)

Traffic Nets are regularly scheduled nets for the purpose of handling and delivering messages via Ham Radio. Proper and accurate message handling is a very important aspect of Emergency Communications. NTS is the organization that sets the standards and protocols for message handling procedures. Here is a link to the ARRL web site section on NTS: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pscm/sec2-ch1.html

Pennsylvania Statewide and Regional
HF Traffic Nets

(all times are local Eastern Military Time Format and frequencies are in KHz)
Net Description / Coverage
(Statewide or Region)
Day Time Freq (Primary and Secondaries) Affiliation/Link
& Description
NTS / Eastern Area Net Day 14:30 7243 NTS
NTS / Third Region Net Day 16:00 7243 NTS
NTS / Western PA Phone and Traffic Net Day 18:00 3983 (7243, 1897) NTS
NTS / Eastern Pennsylvania CW Traffic Net Day daily at 1900 and 2200 hours local 3537 KHz NTS
NTS / Western PA CW Traffic Net Day 19:00 3585 NTS



Please drop me a line at with any corrections, updates, suggestions or recommendations. I am specifically interested in any help in the area of compiling a statewide list , by county, of the most prominent Amateur Radio repeaters that would be used for emergency communications. Please see the Pennsylvania State Map on the main page (http://www.pa-sitrep.com#MAP).

If you're a properly licensed Amateur Radio Operator and you'd like to try to reach me on any general class portions of the Amateur Radio bands, follow the directions here and if I'm available, I'll jump on and give you a call:
http://www.pa-sitrep.com/ham.htm#contact

-David Kleber KB3FXI



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