What is the national emergency frequency?

The universally-accepted, global distress frequency for any emergency radio transmission is VHF Channel 16 (156.800 MHz). If you have absolutely no clue what emergency frequency to try – and if scanning provides no transmissions – then keying into this frequency is your best option.

What is the emergency broadcast frequency on ham radio?

121.5 MHz is the civilian aircraft emergency frequency or International Air Distress frequency. It is used by some civilian emergency locator beacons; however, the Cospas-Sarsat system no longer monitors the frequency.

What is the Alaska emergency frequency?

Teleprinter use is authorized. 3 The frequency 5167.5 kHz is available for emergency communications in Alaska….47 CFR § 80.387 – Frequencies for Alaska fixed stations.

1643.0 4 2430.0 2773.0
1657.0 4 2466.0 3201.0
1660.0 1 4 2471.0 3258.0
1705.0 4 2479.0 3261.0
1709.0 2482.0 3303.0

What channel is 121.5 MHz?

International Distress/Emergency Frequencies 121.5 MHz: International Aeronautical Emergency Frequency. 156.8 MHz: International Maritime Distress, Calling and Safety Frequency. 243.0 MHz: NATO Combined Distress and Emergency Frequency. 406.0 MHz: Emergency Position Indicating Locator Beacon (EPIRB).

What frequencies are in the 2 meter band?

The 2-meter amateur radio band is a portion of the VHF radio spectrum that comprises frequencies stretching from 144 MHz to 148 MHz in International Telecommunication Union region (ITU) Regions 2 (North and South America plus Hawaii) and 3 (Asia and Oceania) and from 144 MHz to 146 MHz in ITU Region 1 (Europe, Africa.

Is 121.5 MHz still monitored?

Even though satellites no longer monitor 121.5 MHz signals, the search and rescue community will still respond when notified through other means. ELTs were originally intended to use 121.5 MHz to inform air traffic control and pilots monitoring the frequency of an emergency.

How far can a Baofeng transmit?

BaoFengs use the very high frequency (VHF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) parts of the spectrum, which are limited by terrain and only travel from one to ten miles under most normal conditions.

Can you use a Baofeng as a walkie-talkie?

The baofeng UV-5R is dual band and most certainly does cover MURS, which is an acceptable choice if you want a commercial “walkie-talkie” to be able to talk to an amateur radio. If you’re stuck with FRS/GMRS then that’s fine too, FRS is also licence-free (but GMRS is not).