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Special New Years/Y2K monitoring on shortwave


NEW YEAR'S EVE & Y2K RADIO MONITORING:
Tips on where, when and what to listen to

Compiled and edited by
Sheldon Harvey
President, Canadian International DX Club


The following is a listing of various shortwave stations, services 
and frequencies which will help you to follow the arrival of New Year 
2000 as it makes it way around our planet. 

There are also some tips on monitoring local services in your city 
or town, using your scanner. Police, fire departments, ambulances, 
public works, civil defense, amateur radio; all could become very 
active with events developing as the New Year approaches.

I have included shortwave broadcast stations in several languages, 
from numerous countries, beginning with the arrival of New Year in 
New Zealand at 1100 UTC, December 31 (6 AM Eastern Time, December 31) 
and then following New Year around the planet in each of the time zones. 
There is no guarantee that all of the suggested signals will be heard, 
but the stations listed have the best chances of being heard at the 
specified times. I would recommend tuning in to the indicated frequencies 
and stations a few minutes before the top of each hour to catch the 
sign on of the services.

Following the shortwave broadcast station, you will find a selection 
of various utility services on shortwave, including aeronautical 
services, military services (coast guard, air force, national guard, 
etc), plus other emergency services and stations which should make 
for interesting listening as Y2K and New Year arrives.

Enjoy listening and feel free to get back to me with your observations 
and loggings, by e-mail [email protected]

Best wishes for the Christmas season and all the best for the New 
Year 2000.

Sheldon Harvey
President, Canadian Int. DX Club
Owner, Radio H.F.
Greenfield Park, Quebec, CANADA


SHORTWAVE BROADCAST STATIONS WORLDWIDE

This list of stations and frequencies are your best chances to 
monitor throughout the day on December 31, 1999, as the New Year 
2000 reaches the various times zones of the world. The majority 
of these services are for North America, and in English, unless 
otherwise noted. We begin with 1100 UTC, 6 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
when New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji and far eastern Russia will be the 
first to welcome in 2000. All times listed are in UTC and all 
frequencies are in kiloHertz.

1100 UTC Radio New Zealand, 17675 kHz; check also 6105 or 6145 as 
	possibilities
1300 UTC Radio Australia 5995, 6020, 9580, 11650
1400 UTC Radio Australia as above
1500 UTC Radio Japan 9505 kHz
1600 UTC Voice of Russia 9470, 11675, 11775, 15490
1700 UTC Voice of Russia as above and 9560 kHz.
1800 UTC Voice of Russia as above and 7305, 7340, 9765, 9775, 9890 kHz.
1900 UTC Voice of Russia as above and 12070 kHz.
2000 UTC UAE Radio Dubai 13675 (Arabic)
2100 UTC Voice of Iran 15084 kHz (Farsi) 
	Radio Kuwait 9855 (Arabic)
2200 UTC Radio Sofia, Bulgaria 7535, 7545 kHz 
	Radio Cairo, Egypt 9900 kHz.
	Voice of Turkey 9445, 9460 (Turkish) 
	Voice of Greece 9395, 11595 (Greek)
2300 UTC Radio Austria Int. 5945, 6155, 9870 (German & English) 
	Radio Prague, Czech Rep 7345, 9435 
	RAI Italy 6010, 9675, 11800 (Italian) 
	R. France Intern'l 9715, 9790 (French) 
	Voice of Germany 6100, 9545, 9730 (German) 
	Radio Exterior, Spain 9540, 9630 (Spanish)
	Vatican Radio 5880 (Italian)
0000 UTC BBC World Service 5975, 6175, 9590
0100 UTC Brazilian stations between 4750 & 5100 kHz
0200 UTC Brazilian stations between 4750 & 5100 kHz
0300 UTC CKZU St. John's, Newfoundland on 6160 kHz
0400 UTC CHNX Halifax, NS on 6130 kHz
	Radio Villa, Dominican Rep 4960 (Spanish)
	Ecos del Torbes, Venezuela 4980 (Spanish)
0500 UTC R. Havana Cuba 9820, 9830 kHz.
	Voice of the Andes, Ecuador 9745, 12015
	WWCR Nashville, TN 5070 kHz
	WBCQ Monticello, ME 7415 kHz
	Voice of America 7170, 7295, 9700
0600 UTC Radio For Peace, Costa Rica 6975, 15050
	R. Mexico Int'l 9705 (Spanish)

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UTILITY SERVICES

VARIOUS EMERGENCY SERVICES
Upper Sideband Voice channels

3311 	kHz. U.S. Air Force Calling Frequency
4041 	Navy/Marine Emergency Frequency
4585 	Civil Air Patrol Command and Control
4590 	Air Force Calling Frequency
5203 	North Carolina National Guard
5211 	Federal Emergency Management Agency
5755 	Federal Agencies' Emergency Command
6826 	US Army MARS (Military Affil. Radio)
6870 	Federal Aviation Admin. Command
6999 	US Army Emergency
7302 	USAF MARS Emergency Net
7635 	Civil Air Patrol Alternate Command
7743 	Federal Agencies' Command/Control Net
8125 	FAA Regional Command and Control Net
10493 	FEMA Command and Control Net
11045 	Federal Agencies' Command/Control Net
13457 	FAA Regional Command/Control Alternate


U.S. ARMY/NATIONAL GUARD - USB Voice

3032 	Night-time Primary Net
4442 	Night-time Operations
4445 	Night-time Operations
4520 	Night-time Operations
5202 	Night-time Operations
5203.5 	Night-time Alternate Net
6766 	Evening Primary Operations
6910 	Evening Operations
7648.5 	Evening Operations
8061.5 	(in LSB) Day time Operations
8093 	Day time Primary Operations
9121 	Day time Operations
10796 	Day-time Operations
12168.5 	Day-time Operations


SHARES (SHARED RESOURCES EMERGENCY SERVICES)
USB Voice

5236 	Voice Primary Night Channel 1
14396.5 	Voice Primary Day Channel 2


U.S & CANADIAN COAST GUARD USB Voice

5696 	U.S. Primary Night Frequency
5717 	Canadian Primary Frequency
8983 	U.S. Primary Day Frequency


U.S. ARMED FORCES GLOBAL HIGH FREQUENCY SYSTEM
USB Voice

USAF Bases such as Andrews, Edwards, McClellan,
Offutt, Ascension, Hickam, Thule, Elmendorf, etc.
with worldwide phone patches, Emergency Action
Messages, general traffic, etc.

4742, 6712, 6739, 8992, 11175, 11244, 13200, 15016


INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
USB Voice

There has been a lot of talk and concern about
potential problems with aircraft, air traffic
control and communications. The following are the
major international air traffic control routes,
cities and frequencies which are normally heard
well throughout North America.


NORTH ATLANTIC A ROUTE
includes Canary Islands, Gander, New York
Paramaribo, Piarco, Santa Maria & Shanwick
30126, 5598, 8906, 13306, 17946 kHz.

NORTH ATLANTIC B ROUTE
includes Gander, Reykjavik, New York,
Santa Maria & Shanwick
2899, 5616, 8864, 13291, 17946 kHz.

NORTH ATLANTIC C ROUTE
includes Gander, Reykjavik & Shanwick
2862, 5649, 8879, 13306, 17946 kHz.

NORTH ATLANTIC D ROUTE
includes Bodo, Cambridge Bay, Churchill,
Iqaluit, Gander, Reykjavik & Sondrestrom
2971, 4675, 8891, 11279, 13291, 17946 kHz

NORTH ATLANTIC E ROUTE
includes New York and Santa Maria
2962, 6628, 8825, 11309, 13354 kHz.

NORTH ATLANTIC F ROUTE
includes Gander and Shanwick
3476, 6622, 8831, 11336, 13291 kHz.

CARIBBEAN A ROUTE
includes Barranquilla, Boyeros, Guatemala City,
Meridia, New York, Panama, Piarco, San Andres,
San Jose, Tegucigalpa
2887, 5550, 6577, 8918, 11396, 13297, 17907 kHz.

CARIBBEAN B ROUTE
includes Barranquilla, Boyeros, Cayenne,
Georgetown, Maiquetia, New York, Panama,
Paramaribo, Piarco, San Andres
3455, 5520, 6586, 8846, 11330, 17907 kHz.

AFRICA 1 ROUTE
includes, Abidjan, Bamako, Bangui, Bissau,
Bobo dioulasso, Bouake, Casablanca, Conakry,
Canaris, Dakar, Freetown, Kano, Niamey,
Nouadhibou, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Roberts
3452, 6535, 8861, 13357, 17955 kHz.

AFRICA 2 ROUTE
includes Algiers, Brazzaville, Kano, Gao, Niamey,
N'djamena, Tamanrasset, Timimoun, Tripoli, Tunis
3419, 5652, 8894, 13273, 17961 kHz.

AFRICA 3 ROUTE
includes Addis Ababa, Aden, Asmara, Bahrain,
Benghazi, Bombay, Bujumbura, Cairo, Comoros,
Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Hargesia, Djibouti, Jeddah,
Khartoum, Kigali, Kisimayu, Male, Mogadishu,
Nairobi, N'djamena, Sana'a, Seychelles, Tripoli
3467, 5658, 10018, 11300, 13288, 17961 kHz.

AFRICA 4 ROUTE
includes Accra, Bangui, Brazzaville, Bulawayo,
Cotonou, Douala, Entebbe, Franceville, Garoua,
Goma, Johannesburg, Kano, Kinshasa, Kisangani,
Lagos, Libreville, Lome, Luanda, Lumbumbashi,
Lusaka, Maroua, Maseur, Nairobi, N'djamena,
N'djili, Niamey, Niamtougou, Port Gentil, Roberts,
Salisbury, Salazar, Seychelles, Windhoek, Yaounde
2878, 5493, 8903, 13294, 17961 kHz.

CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC 1 & 2 ROUTES
includes Honolulu and San Francisco
2869, 3413, 5547, 5574, 8843, 11282, 13261 kHz.

NORTH PACIFIC 2 & 4 ROUTES
includes Honolulu, San Francisco & Tokyo
NOTE: San Francisco covers Anchorage
2932, 5628, 5677, 6665, 8915, 10048, 13294, 13339


CANADIAN FORCES
USB Voice

3047.0 	CFH: Halifax Military 
4560.0 	CFH: Halifax Military; CJX: St Johns Military (Maritime Command)
4700.0 	CFH: Halifax Military
4739.0 	CFH: Halifax Military; CJX: St Johns Military
5198.5 	CFH: Halifax Military (Maritime Command)
5684.0 	CJX: St Johns Military
5694.0 	CFH: Halifax Military; CJX: St Johns Military
5702.0 	CJU: Vancouver Military
5717.0 	CFH: Halifax Military; CJU: Vancouver Military; CJX: St Johns 
	Military
5850.0 	CZW: Halifax Maritime Air Group
6694.0 	CFH: Halifax Military; CJU: Vancouver Military
6706.0 	CHR: Trenton Military (wkg NATO a/c)
6715.0 	CHR: Trenton Military; CFH: Halifax Military; CJU: Vancouver 
	Military
6736.0 	CFH: Halifax Military (OR Chg?)
6745.0 	CHR: Trenton Military
6751.0 	SIDECAR (NORAD) CFH: Halifax Military; CJU: Vancouver
6754.0 	CHR: Trenton Military; CJU: Vancouver Military; CJX: St Johns 
	Military (VOLMET)
8110.0 	CFH: Halifax Military
8989.0 	CHR: Trenton Military
9007.0 	CHR: Trenton Military; CFH: Halifax Military; VXA: Edmonton 
	Military
9023.0 	CHR: Trenton Military (NORAD)
9027.0 	CFH: Halifax Military
11214.0 	CHR: Trenton Military (NORAD)
11232.0 	CHR: Trenton Military; CFH: Halifax Military; CJX: St 
	Johns Military; VXA: Edmonton Military
11249.0 	CFH: Halifax Military
11265.0 	CHR: Trenton Military (wkg MAGIC a/c)
13257.0 	CHR: Trenton Military
15031.0 	CHR: Trenton Military
15034.0 	VXA: Edmonton Military (VOLMET)
17994.0 	CHR: Trenton Military
18012.0 	CHR: Trenton Military
18027.0 	CFH: Halifax Military; VXA: Edmonton Military


CANFORCES CFARS
Usually USB Voice, possibly LSB

CFARS is the Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio System. CFARS stations 
are located at various United Nations peace-keeping operations 
around the world & operate amateur radio equipment that provides 
phone patches for service personnel to their families. They are also 
to be found on Navy and Coast Guard ships.

Alpha 	6978.5 
Bravo 	14386.0
Charlie 	14460.0 
Delta 	14463.0
Echo 	14446.5 
Foxtrot 	20971.5
Golf 	20963.5 
Hotel 	29715.0
Juliet 	14454.0 
Kilo 	14449.5
Lima 	20977.5 
Mike 	13954.0
Whiskey 	6982.5 
X-ray 	6962.5
Yankee 	4052.5 
Zulu 	4023.5


COMMERCIAL MARITIME DUPLEX FREQUENCIES
USB Voice

You might like to tune throughout the various commercial maritime 
bands. Ships and other vessels at sea will be placing phone calls 
to friends and family around the planet via coastal radio service 
stations. This can make for some very interesting and emotional 
listening. Tune through the following frequency