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United States

The U.S. Department of State uses HF radio solely for emergency purposes, in a setup known as the Emergency & Evacuation Network (E&E). The network includes all U.S. embassies, consulates general, and consulates, as well as some domestic government offices and military bases.

The U.S. DoS has 10 dedicated frequencies, all on the upper sideband. Links are established using 2G ALE (MIL-STD-188-141A); the channels are scanned in descending order, from the highest to the lowest. Aside from those frequencies, the U.S. DoS stations may also appear on the USAF HFGCS network.

  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 arranged into regional groups, comprised of a network control station (NCS) and a number of neighboring diplomatic missions. Each network performs plain voice radio checks regularly, usually once a week. A typical radio check may be heard on the following recording:

Stations

The following is a non-exhaustive list of stations present on the network, with network control stations highlighted in yellow. The callsigns may also be seen with suffixes like A, B, C, OS (off-site), or MO (mobile).

  • KAG29
  • KAL71 - Consulate General Thessaloniki
  • KBF70 - Embassy Ashgabat
  • KBF95 - Embassy Baku
  • KBR29 - Embassy Tbilisi
  • KBX26
  • KBZ76 - OECD Mission Paris
  • KCA30 - Embassy Yerevan
  • KCT78
  • KCY63
  • KDC39
  • KEA32
  • KEB25 - Embassy Singapore
  • KEH34 - Embassy Baghdad
  • KEH35
  • KEH36
  • KEH37
  • KEH38
  • KEM99 - Embassy Kuwait City
  • KEN20
  • KEN21
  • KEN22 - Embassy Riyadh
  • KEN23
  • KFB90 - Embassy Dakar
  • KGA47 - Embassy Jakarta
  • KGA56
  • KGA70
  • KGA74
  • KGB60
  • KGC83 - Embassy Canberra
  • KGC89
  • KJA86 - Embassy Podgorica
  • KJB20
  • KJB33 - NATO Mission Brussels
  • KJC45
  • KLU52 - Fort Huachuca
  • KMN93 - DoS Springfield, VA
  • KMN94 - DoS Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • KMN95 - DoS 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 Yaounde
  • KTR67
  • KTR68
  • KTR69
  • KTR70 - Embassy Cotonou
  • KTR71 - Consulate General Lagos
  • 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 - RIMC Bangkok
  • 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 - Embassy Freetown
  • KWK90
  • KWK91
  • KWK92
  • KWK93 - Consulate General Matamoros
  • KWK94
  • KWK95
  • KWK96
  • KWK97
  • KWK98
  • KWK99
  • KWL27
  • KWL63
  • KWL90
  • KWL91
  • KWL92 - Embassy Managua
  • KWL93
  • KWL94
  • KWL95
  • KWL96
  • KWL97
  • KWL98
  • KWL99
  • KWM24
  • KWN63
  • KWN79 - Embassy Nairobi
  • 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 - Embassy Cairo
  • KWR92
  • KWR93
  • KWR95 - Embassy Amman
  • 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 - Consulate General Amsterdam
  • KWT50 - Embassy The Hague
  • KWT51 - Embassy Brussels
  • KWT55
  • KWT90
  • KWT91 - Embassy Berlin
  • KWT92
  • KWT93 - Consulate General Frankfurt
  • KWT94 - Embassy Paris
  • KWT95 - Consulate General Strasbourg
  • KWT96
  • KWT97
  • KWT98 - Embassy Bern
  • KWU47 - Embassy Kyiv
  • KWV71 - Embassy Ankara
  • KWW25 - Embassy Oslo
  • KWX57 - Embassy Warsaw
  • KWX59 - Embassy Vienna
  • KWX62
  • KWX72
  • KWX90 - Embassy Dublin
  • KWX91 - Consulate General Edinburgh
  • KWX92 - Embassy London
  • KWX93 - Embassy Reykjavik
  • KWX94 - Consulate General Barcelona
  • KWX95 - Embassy Madrid
  • KWX96 - Embassy Lisbon
  • KWX99 - Embassy Copenhagen
  • KWY20
  • KWY21
  • KWY22
  • KWY23 - Consulate General Belfast
  • KWY24
  • KWY25
  • KWY26
  • KWY28 - Embassy Mbabane
  • KWY29 - Consulate General Peshawar
  • KWY48
  • KWY49 - Embassy Kabul
  • KWY50
  • KWY51 - Embassy Banjul
  • KWY52
  • KWY53
  • KWY54
  • KWY55
  • KWY59 - Embassy New Delhi
  • KWY91
  • KWY92
  • KWY93
  • KWY94 - Embassy Ouagadougou
  • 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 - Richmond, VA
  • WNG790
  • WNG799 - New Orleans, LA
  • WNG803
  • WNG806
  • WNG808
  • WNG809
  • WNG811
  • WNG813 - Embassy Dili
  • WNG817
  • WNG818
  • WNG824
  • WNG827
  • WNG828
  • WNG831
  • WNG833
  • WNG834
  • WNG835
  • WNG836
  • WNG838
  • WNG876

Groups

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

Region NCS Members
Caribbean KRC81 KJB20, KJC45, KRC80, KRC82, KRC83, KRC84, WNG741, WNG811
Mexico 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, KJB33, 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, WNG827
Horn of Africa KWE41 KWE92, KWF22, KSI84, WNG835
East Africa   KWF28, KWF79, KWN63, KWN79, KWY50
Southern Africa KWY21 KWX62, KWX72, KWY20, KWY22, KWY28, KWY48, KWY53, KWY99
Caucasus KBF95 KBF70, KBR29, KCA30
Eastern Mediterranean KWR91 KWR92, KWR93, KWR95, KWR96, KWR98
Iraq KEH34 WNG831, WNG833, WNG834
Persian Gulf KEN22 KEH35, KEH36, KEH37, KEH38, KEM99, KEN20, KEN21, KEN23, KWR99
South Asia KWY59 KWY24, KWY25, KWY26, KWY29, KWY49, KWY52, KWY54, KWY55, KWY93
  KRH71 KRH51, KRH53, KRH63, KRH73, WNG768
Mainland Southeast Asia KRH68 KRH64, KRH65, KRH66, KRH67, KRH69, KRH70, WNG817, WNG818
Maritime Southeast Asia KEB25 KGA47, KGA56, KGA70, KRH72, KRH74, WNG813, WNG836, WNG876
Oceania KGC83 KGA74, KGC89, KRZ61, KRZ64