Free Web Hosting Provider - Web Hosting - E-commerce - High Speed Internet - Free Web Page
Search the Web

 

WTC Disaster

 
Sept. 11 —— In the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, two hijacked commercial jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, toppling both 110-story towers, where thousands of people had just arrived for work. An hour later, a third plane smashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Both the White House and the Capitol were evacuated as were other federal office buildings in Washington. ""The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible,"" President Bush vowed. 

The NYDXA holds a weekly net on the 147.000 repeater in NYC. At this time the entire New York metro are is on the highest state of alert local authorities can impose. Scanner enthusiasts can look to http://www.n2nov.net for listings of all public service frequencies. In addition to those frequencies, the following frequencies have had activity. This list will concentrate on frequencies outside the general monitoring activity. If you have any additional information you wish to add please E mail us and we will continue to post the information. I can't promise that any E mail will be answered anytime soon, but all will be acknowledged in an upcoming issue of our monthly newsletter.


Updated 0230 UTC 9-15-2001

Military HF (USB)
11.175, 11.244, 13.330, 15.016 

VHF / UHF
140.535 :??
154.175 :??
154.250 :FDNY field operations
154.370 : FDNY coordinating with East Brunswick, NJ units
156.675 : Appears to be civilian traffic and coordination of ferry boats to Newport Center
163.4125: NY District Army Corps of Engineers at 26 Federal Plaza
166.225 : FEMA
166.325 :Gateway US Park System coordinating triage activity to Ellis Island
167.515 :??
161.670 : Media traffic
162.7875 : FBI ??
165.475 / 414.400 : Linked system - Sounds like FBI activity
166.925 : Coordination with Coast Guard Medivac
169.975 : FBI Newark (Quite Active)
453.800 : Port Authority GW Bridge Command Channel
477.2875: Bergen County PD Command Center


NYPD - FDNY - EMS
http://www.n2nov.net/nypd_ems.html

NYPD Tactical (Simplex) Channels
http://www.n2nov.net/nypd1.html

FDNY - EMS
http://www.n2nov.net/ems800.html

NY Transit and Rail System
http://www.n2nov.net/transit.html

NYSP Metro 21 800 System
http://www.n2nov.net/NYSP800.html

Port of Authority Conventional System (800 EDACS System Out of Service)
http://www.n2nov.net/PAPD800.html

NJSP
http://www.n2nov.net/njspd800.html


NY D.O.I.T.T System 800 mhz Trunked

This is the layout for Bank 1 of a Moto 3000 radio being used for disaster communications.
Additional information on D.O.I.T.T system including system frequencies can be found at
http://www.n2nov.net/doitt.html

CH T.G. USER
01 - 10400 - RED CROSS (MASS CARE AND EMERG. RESP. VEHICLES)
02 - 8752 - DOH TRANSPORT
03 - 000-1 - OEM ALERT (INTER-AGENCY T.G.)
04 - 10416 - SANITATION #1
05 - 10432 - SANITATION #2
06 - 11632 - DEPT. CITYWIDE ADMIN. SVCS (DCAS)
07 - 10448 - PROBATION
08 - 10464 - HOMELESS SERVICES
09 - 000-10 - DEPT. OF BUILDINGS
10 - 8720 - HPD INSPECTORS
11 - 10480 - LOANER #1
12 - 10496 - LOANER #2


The National 800Mhz Channels are now active as well.
866.0125, 866.5125, 867.0125, 867.5125, 868.0125
PL of 156.7


These Are The "Official" Assignments for FEMA
New Jersey

138.225, 138.150, 138.350, 138.450, 139.825, 141.725, 141.875, 142.375, 142.650, 142.750, 142.925 143.000

New York
138.225, 138.350, 138.450, 139.825, 141.725, 141.875, 142.650, 142.750, 142.925, 143.000

In addition, these UHF channels are available for use in NY and NJ on an as needed basis.
406.450, 407.125, *408.850, 408.875, 408.925, 418.375, 418.400, 418.500, *418.275, 418.525
* = These channels cannot be used within 75 miles of Washington DC


Active DEP channels:
Ch 1 151.190
Ch 5 159.465


Marine Channels
156.300 (CG Cutters)
156.800
157.050
157.100

157.175


Confirmed Military Aircraft Frequencies (Updated 0230UTC. 9/14/2001)
Thanks to Harold Ort from Pop Comm for many of these!

(Updated 0200UTC 9/15/2001)
40.10 -(FM) NJ NG Helos (transporting high ranking officials/supplies)
41.05 -(FM) NJ NG Helos
121.5 - VHF Emergency*
122.75 - Air to air government
125.125 - Reported to be CAP - Very active in Northern NJ
123.1 - NYPD Helo traffic
126.2 - Military Control Towers
134.550, 134.975
138.125 - Inter-plane above NY area
138.3 - Occassional Air-to-Air (AM)
138.425 - Fighters coordinating with tankers
138.550
139.875 Mc Guire AFB Tankers (AM) - Primary
139.825, 139.925, 138.225 - FEMA
142.35, 142.375, 142.425, 142.975 - FEMA
143.825 - McGuire Tankers (AM) - Secondary
148.15, 149.925 - Civil Air Patrol
155.34 - Medical frequency
156.3 - Search and Rescue
162.687 - Air Force 1
233.525, 235.900
237.9 - Coast Guard Search and Rescue
243.0 - UHF Emergency*
243.6
249.8 - Hi Altitude Fighters
252.0
252.1 - Mid air refuel
254.2 - "Huntress" & "Norther Light"
257.8 - Military Control Towers
259.9
263.0 - NY ATC JFK
265.4
265.8 - Presidential Helicopters
271.00 - Fighters and tankers talking to Huntress- AWACS
282.6, 282.7
282.8 - Coast Guard Search and Rescue
288.4, 293.7
295.8 - Air to Air Tactical
303.0 - Tankers and Fighters (Also heard AWACS (Bandsaw)
305.55 - Air Force 1
311.0 - Mid air refuel
319.1 - Hi Altitude
319.4 - McGuire AFB tankers), reference to orders from "Huntress"
320.9 - Occassional use - poss tankers
336.8 - Air Force 1
352.6, 364.2
381.7 - Coast Guard
384.1 - North American Air Defense


The following frequencies were reported on several scanning lists, though these have not been verified as being active in NYC.
FREQ MODE FREQ MODE

31.75 NFM 254.7 AM
32.85 NFM 256.8 AM
32.85 NFM 257.2 AM
40.25 NFM 260.9 AM
118.125 AM 261.9 AM
119.25 AM 277.6 AM
125.65 AM 288.4 AM
132.525 AM 293.7 AM
134.5 AM 303.0 AM
138.125 AM 319.15AM
138.125 AM 319.4 AM
138.325 AM 320.6 AM
138.425 AM 321.0 AM
141.875 AM 335.95AM
163.4625 NFM 360.7 AM
225.8 AM 364.2 AM
228.9 AM
234.8 AM
236.0 AM
254.2 AM


Military Frequencies used in Washington DC area. These may be used here.
123.025 Medevac helos
124.2 area coordination DC F-16s
125.65 area coordination & DC F-16s
228.9- Huntress- overall authority
303.0 McGuire tankers over DC
139.75 (AM) Mcguire tankers
118.4 Andrews tower


The New York State RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) is active on 3993.5 and 7248 kHz, and other activity may be on 7243 and 3947 kHz as needed.

A FEMA (Federal Emergency Management) Net has been active on 14.396 (USB) in the amateur radio 20-meter band.

WWFV is running 9.320 mhz SSB to broadcast to U.S military deployed overseas, ships, aircraft etc. The GCN radio network is covering this historic tragic event in American history.

Please note that with an ordinary AM radio receiver, at night much of the Eastern USA from Maine to Florida should be able to tune New York City's WCBS radio on 880 kHz most evenings. Certainly it's not going to crystal clear, but you'll at least hear events as they unfold live. Also, check 1500 kHz for WTOP in Washington, D.C., which also is a powerful AM station.



ARRL Bulletin to all Radio amateurs:
New York City-Long Island Section Emergency Coordinator Tom Carrubba, KA2D, said there has been no request for any Amateur Radio Emergency Service response at this time, although hams have been requested to assist the American Red Cross. New York City's emergency management offices are located in the World Trade Center. He said he was alerting all amateurs, especially ARES and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service personnel, to get prepared and to stand by. Carrubba said he's in the process of setting up a command channel on a linked repeater system that will cover the area from New York City into Long Island's Suffolk County. Kenneth Goetz, N2SQW, reports New York State RACES is operational on 3.993.5 and 7.248 MHz handling emergency and governmental-type traffic. He asked amateurs to avoid these frequencies.



Web Page with links (several) to live NYPD transmissions (Updated)

Additional Links

To all interested here is some sites with some scanner coverage in NYC

http://www.live365.com/stations/210879
http://www.live365.com/stations/184463
http://www.live365.com/stations/184463
http://www.live365.com/stations/245935

You may also check www.nypd.com www.policescanner.com


Firehouse.Com Magazine


 

E MAIL THIS PAGE WITH YOUR INFO

PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS FREQUENTLY AS POSSIBLE.

In Remembrance of Our Brothers

When They Listen to The Radio, Do They Hear The Person Who's Talking?
Or Do They Merely Hear The Voice?
Do They Hear The Emotions We Feel?
Do They Hear When We're Smiling at What We're Being Told?
Do They Here When We're Frustrated Because We Can't Copy Them?
Can They Hear When We've Become Upset by a Call?
Can They Hear The Tears Welling in Our Eyes When We've Taken a Distressing Call?
Can They Hear When We're Anxious About Their Safety?
Can They Hear How Much We Worry About Them?
Most of All, Do They Hear the Real Person Behind That Voice on the Radio?

In the passing of our fellow public service workers, the world will loose a part of itself, but their characters will live on in those who worked with them. Prayers and sorrow go out to the friends and families of the public service workers and most importantly the innocent victims in this terrible tradgety.
Paul Ferrara
Operator KC2GKP Ocean County NJ OEM / RACES