Emergency Centre of Activity Frequencies

GLOBAL FREQUENCIES

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 'centres of activity' and emergency communications may be found ±20kHz from these centres. Some countries may maintain other emergency frequencies in their own bandplans due to local requirements, QRM etc.

Region 1 Region 2 Region 3
3760 3750 or 3985 3600
7110 7060, 7240 or 7275 7110
14300 14300 14300
18160 18160 18160
21360 21360 21360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGION 1 HF FREQUENCIES

The countries below have allowed information on their HF frequency usage to be published.

Frequency (MHz) Country
1.873 Switzerland
3.532 CW France
3.582 CW France
3.600 Sweden
3.605 Slovenia
3.612 Bosnia-Herzegovina
3.632 France
3.643 Switzerland Germany
3.660 Ireland
3.663 Great Britain
3.675 Croatia Montenegro
3.682 France
3.705 Romania
3.760 Andorra Belgium Bulgaria Germany Great Britain Greece Netherlands Norway Portugal Poland Romania South Africa Sweden Switzerland
3.764 Bulgaria
3.768 Slovakia
3.777 Turkey
3.780 Lebanon
5.2785 Great Britain
5.390 USB Norway
7.032 CW France
7.040 Nigeria
7.042 CW France
7.060 Andorra
7.075 Kenya
7.080 Lebanon
7.082 France
7.085 Switzerland
7.090 Nigeria Portugal
7.092 France Turkey
7.110 Belgium Germany Great Britain Greece Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Romania Switzerland South Africa
7.115 Ireland
7.125 Croatia Montenegro
10.132 SSB/CW France
10.138 Switzerland
10.142 SSB/CW France
14.032 CW France
14.042 CW France
14.132 France
14.180 Switzerland
14.182 France
14.300 Andorra Belgium Germany Great Britain Greece Netherlands Norway Poland Romania South Africa Sudan
14.305 Lebanon
14.315 Sudan
18.132 SSB/CW France
18.142 SSB/CW France
18.160 Andorra Belgium Germany Great Britain Greece Netherlands Poland Romania
21.032 CW France
21.042 CW France
21.232 France
21.282 France
21.360 Andorra Belgium Belgium Germany Great Britain Greece Lebanon Netherlands Poland Romania
24.932 SSB/CW France
24.942 SSB/CW France
28.032 CW France
28.082 CW France
28.360 Romania
28.532 France
28.582 France
28.600 Lebanon

REGION 1 VHF/UHF FREQUENCIES

There are no common frequencies for emergency communications in the VHF/UHF spectrum however the bands are heavily used for local communications by national emergency groups. The countries below have allowed information on their VHF/UHF frequency usage to be published and this information was also requested by the C5 committee at the IARU Region 1 conference in Sun City 2011 so that it may be taken into account during bandplanning discussions.

Frequency (MHz) Country
51.650 FM Great Britain
51.750 FM Great Britain
51.770 FM Great Britain
51.790 FM Great Britain
70.325 FM AX25 Winlink Ireland
70.350 FM Great Britain Ireland
70.375 FM Great Britain
70.400 FM Great Britain
144.025 FM REPEATER Lebanon
144.032 CW France
144.082 CW France
144-146 BAND Nigeria
144.260 USB Germany Great Britain
144.525 FM Ireland
144.625 FM Great Britain
144.650 FM Great Britain
144.675 FM Great Britain
144.700 FM REPEATER Lebanon
144.775 FM Great Britain
144.800 APRS France Great Britain Ireland
144.850 FM AX25 Winlink Ireland
145.200 FM Great Britain
145.225 FM Great Britain Romania
145.350 FM Belgium
145.450 FM France
145.4625 FM France
145.475 FM France
145.500 FM Croatia Germany Montenegro Poland Slovakia Slovenia
145.600 FM REPEATER Sudan
145.675 FM REPEATER Kenya
145.700 FM South Africa
430.400 FM AX25 Ireland
430.800 FM REPEATER Great Britain
430.850 FM REPEATER INPUT Ireland
432.032 CW France
432.082 CW France
432.525 FM France
432.5375 FM France
432.550 FM France
432.775 FM REPEATER Great Britain
433.500 FM Croatia Germany Montenegro Poland Slovenia
433.700 FM Great Britain
433.725 FM Great Britain
433.750 FM Great Britain
433.775 FM Great Britain Ireland 
434.375 FM REPEATER Great Britain
438.100 FM REPEATER Lebanon
438.400 FM REPEATER Great Britain
438.450 FM REPEATER OUTPUT Ireland