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United States

The U.S. Department of State maintains multiple emergency communication systems.[1][2] One of these is the HF radio-based Emergency & Evacuation Network (E&E), which includes domestic DoS offices; all U.S. embassies, consulates general, and consulates; and also selected U.S. military bases.

The following ten numbered channels are used by this network worldwide. All traffic is modulated on the upper sideband. The modes used are 2G ALE (MIL-STD-188-141A) for link management, and plain voice for communication.

  1. 5748.6 kHz
  2. 6902.6 kHz
  3. 8058.6 kHz
  4. 10733.6 kHz
  5. 11168.6 kHz
  6. 13503.6 kHz
  7. 16283.6 kHz
  8. 18248.6 kHz
  9. 20810.6 kHz
  10. 24883.6 kHz

The E&E is organized into regional groups, comprised of a network control station (NCS) and a number of neighboring missions. The NCS performs radio checks with its stations, typically once a week on a fixed schedule; in case of an answer, link quality information is exchanged in plain voice. The individual stations are also free to contact anybody from outside their own group.

Example radio check between KWX57 (Embassy Warsaw, Poland) and KWS95 (Embassy Tirana, Albania)

Apart from the above channels, sporadic 2G ALE calls to DoS stations are also made on the HFGCS channels: 3137, 4721, 5708, 6721, 9025, 11226, 13215, 15043, 18003, 23337 kHz.

Stations

The following is a non-exhaustive list of stations present on the network, with control stations highlighted in yellow.

Call Location
KAG29  
KAL71 Consulate General Thessaloniki
KBF70 Embassy Ashgabat
KBF95 Embassy Baku
KBR29 Embassy Tbilisi,
KBX26  
KBZ76  
KCA30 Embassy Yerevan
KCT78  
KCY63  
KDC39  
KEA32  
KEB25  
KEH34 Embassy Baghdad
KEH35  
KEH36  
KEH37  
KEH38  
KEM99 Embassy Kuwait City
KEN20  
KEN21  
KEN22 Embassy Riyadh
KEN23  
KFB90 Embassy Dakar
KGA56  
KGA70  
KGA74  
KGB60  
KGC83 Embassy Canberra
KGC89  
KJA86 Embassy Podgorica
KJB20  
KJC45  
KLU52 Fort Huachuca
KMN93 Department of State Springfield, VA
KMN94 Department of State Fort Lauderdale, FL
KMN95 Department of State Warrenton, VA
KRC80  
KRC81  
KRC82  
KRC83  
KRC84  
KRH48  
KRH50  
KRH51  
KRH52  
KRH53  
KRH54  
KRH57  
KRH58  
KRH60  
KRH61  
KRH62  
KRH63  
KRH64  
KRH65  
KRH66  
KRH67  
KRH68 Embassy Bangkok
KRH69  
KRH70  
KRH71  
KRH72  
KRH73  
KRH74  
KRZ61  
KRZ64  
KRZ65  
KRZ66  
KSI84  
KSK20  
KSN21 Embassy Abuja
KTR67  
KTR68  
KTR69  
KTR70  
KTR71  
KVX50  
KVX53 Embassy Vilnius
KVX54 Embassy Riga
KVX55 Embassy Tallinn
KVX56 Embassy Helsinki
KWA22 Consulate Ponta Delgada
KWA37 Permanent Mission Geneva
KWA43 Consulate General Milan
KWA54  
KWA64  
KWA80 Consulate General Florence
KWB48 RIMC Frankfurt
KWB69  
KWE41 Embassy Addis Ababa
KWE92  
KWF22  
KWF28  
KWF79  
KWG41  
KWH49 Embassy N'Djamena
KWI26 Embassy Bangui
KWJ34  
KWJ58 USAF Ascension Island
KWJ66  
KWK20 Embassy Conakry
KWK42 Embassy Nouakchott
KWK53  
KWK90  
KWK91  
KWK92  
KWK93 Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
KWK94  
KWK95  
KWK96  
KWK97  
KWK98  
KWK99  
KWL27  
KWL63  
KWL90  
KWL91  
KWL92 Embassy Managua
KWL93  
KWL94  
KWL95  
KWL96  
KWL97  
KWL98  
KWL99  
KWM24  
KWN63  
KWN79  
KWN90  
KWN91  
KWN92  
KWN93  
KWN94  
KWN95  
KWN96 Embassy Lima 
KWN97  
KWN98  
KWN99  
KWP90  
KWP91  
KWP92  
KWP93  
KWP94  
KWP95 Embassy Rabat
KWP96  
KWP97 Embassy Algiers
KWP98  
KWQ36 Embassy Stockholm
KWR86  
KWR91  
KWR92  
KWR93  
KWR95  
KWR96 Embassy Beirut
KWR98  
KWR99  
KWS78 Embassy Bratislava
KWS90 Embassy Budapest
KWS91 Embassy Ljubljana
KWS92 Embassy Zagreb
KWS93 Embassy Belgrade
KWS94 Embassy Sarajevo
KWS95 Embassy Tirana
KWS96 Embassy Skopje
KWS97  
KWS98  
KWS99 Embassy Sofia
KWT49  
KWT50  
KWT51 Embassy The Hague
KWT55  
KWT90  
KWT91 Embassy Berlin
KWT92  
KWT93 Consulate General Frankfurt
KWT94 Embassy Paris
KWT95 Consulate General Strasbourg
KWT96  
KWT97 Consulate General Munich
KWT98 Embassy Bern
KWU47 Embassy Kyiv
KWV71 Embassy Ankara
KWW25 Embassy Oslo
KWX57 Embassy Warsaw
KWX59 Embassy Vienna
KWX62  
KWX72  
KWX90 Embassy Dublin
KWX91  
KWX92 Embassy London
KWX93 Embassy Reykjavik
KWX94  
KWX95  
KWX96 Embassy Lisbon
KWX99 Embassy Copenhagen
KWY20  
KWY21  
KWY22  
KWY23 Consulate General Belfast
KWY24  
KWY25  
KWY26  
KWY28 Embassy Mbabane
KWY29  
KWY48  
KWY49  
KWY50  
KWY51 Embassy Banjul
KWY52  
KWY53  
KWY54  
KWY55  
KWY59 Embassy New Delhi
KWY91  
KWY92  
KWY93  
KWY94 Embassy Abidjan
KWY95  
KWY96  
KWY99  
KWZ99 Embassy Athens
KXV44  
KXV45 Embassy Rome
KXV46 Consulate General Marseille
WNG739  
WNG741  
WNG746  
WNG748  
WNG751  
WNG764  
WNG767 Embassy Pristina
WNG768  
WNG779  
WNG780  
WNG790  
WNG799 Department of State New Orleans, LA
WNG803  
WNG806  
WNG808  
WNG809  
WNG811  
WNG813  
WNG817  
WNG818  
WNG824  
WNG827  
WNG828  
WNG833  
WNG834  
WNG835  
WNG836  
WNG838  
WNG876  
WNG977  

Groups

The following is a non-exhaustive list of regional groups involved in radio checks.

Region NCS Members Network
Eastern United States KMN95 KMN93, KMN94  
Western United States KLU52 KBX26, KWG41, WNG739, WNG764, WNG780, WNG803  
Caribbean KRC81 KJB20, KJC45, KRC80, KRC82, KRC83, KRC84, WNG741, WNG811  
  KWK96 KWK90, KWK91, KWK92, KWK93, KWK94, KWK95, KWK97, KWK98, KWK99, WNG746, WNG828  
Central America KWL92 KWL90, KWL91, KWL93, KWL94, KWL95, KWL96  
  KWL98 KWL97, KWL99, KWN90, KWN91, KWN92, WNG748, WNG838  
Western South America KWN96 KWN93, KWN94, KWN95, KWN97  
  KWN98 KWN99, KWP90, KWP91, KWP92, KWP93, KWP94, WNG751  
Northwestern Europe KWX90 KBZ76, KWT49, KWT50, KWT51, KWT94, KWX91, KWX92, KWX93, KWY23  
Western Europe KWT93 KWA37, KWT55, KWT90, KWT91, KWT92, KWT95, KWT96, KWT97, KWT98  
Southwestern Europe KWX96 KWA22, KWX94, KWX95  
Western Mediterranean KXV45 KWA43, KWA54, KWA80, KXV44, KXV46  
Central Europe KWX57 KJA86, KWR86, KWS78, KWS90, KWS91, KWS92, KWS93, KWS94, KWS95, KWS96, KWX59, WNG767  
Northeastern Europe KVX53 KVX50, KVX54, KVX55, KVX56, KWQ36, KWU47, KWW25, KWX99, WNG806  
Southeastern Europe KWV71 KAG29, KAL71, KEA32, KWA64, KWS97, KWS98, KWS99, KWZ99  
Maghreb KWP95 KWP96, KWP97, KWP98  
West Africa KFB90 KWJ34, KWJ58, KWK20, KWK42, KWK53, KWL27, KWL63, KWY51  
Gulf of Guinea KWY94 KTR67, KTR68, KTR69, KTR70, KTR71, KWY91, KWY92, KWY96  
Central Africa KSN21 KSK20, KWH49, KWI26, KWJ66, KWM24, KWY95, WNG808 AF 2
Horn of Africa KWE41 KWE92, KWF22, KSI84, WNG835  
Southern Africa KWY21 KWX62, KWX72, KWY20, KWY22, KWY28, KWY48, KWY53, KWY99  
Caucasus KBF95 KBF70, KBR29, KCA30 EUR 10
Levant KWR91 KWR92, KWR93, KWR95, KWR96, KWR98  
Iraq KEH34 WNG833, WNG834  
Arabian Peninsula KEN22 KEH35, KEH36, KEH37, KEH38, KEM99, KEN20, KEN21, KEN23, KWR99  
South Asia KWY59 KWY25, KWY26, KWY29, KWY49, KWY52, KWY54, KWY55  
  KRH71 KRH51, KRH53, KRH63, KRH73, WNG768  
Southeast Asia KRH68 KRH64, KRH65, KRH66, KRH67, KRH69, KRH70, WNG817, WNG818  
  KEB25 KGA56, KGA70, KRH74, WNG813, WNG836, WNG876  
Oceania KGC83 KGA74, KGC89, KRZ61, KRZ64, KWB69  

References

  1. U.S. Department of State, 5 FAM 540 VOICE RADIO SYSTEMS [accessed 23 January 2019]
  2. U.S. Department of State, 5 FAH-2 H-730 OVERSEAS RADIO NETWORKS [accessed 23 January 2019]