MC-ARES

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FREQUENCY BAND PLAN FOR 
MONTEREY COUNTY ARES

REPEATER FREQUENCIES

ARES-CH#
 FREQUENCY
 PL
 CALL SIGN
 LOCATION
ARES - 1
145.470- 
 94.8
K6JE 
Fremont Peak
ARES - 2
 146.970- 
  94.8
K6LY  
Huckleberry Hill
ARES - 3
  146.730-
  127.3
  W6FM
  Williams Hill
ARES - 4
  147.270-
  94.8
  KI6FKX
  Linked w/W6WLS
 
 
 
 

SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES

ARES - CH
FREQUENCY
 OPERATIONAL AREA
National Calling Freq.
 146.520
 National Simplex (QSY after contact)
  ADMIN
  147.540
 RESOURCE
  147.585
 
  TACTICAL 1
  146.420
  TACTICAL 2
  146.530
 
  NBEMS 1
  146.490
 
 NBEMS2
  146.560
 
 WL2K
  145.010
 
 
 
 
 
 ARES-5
 
 ARES-6
 144.120
 Salinas Valley
 ARES-7
 144.270
 
 ARES-8
 
 
 ARES-9
 144.140
 Carmel / South County
 ARES-10
 145.590
 
 ARES-11
 145.695
 
 ARES-12
 144.160
 North County / Big Sur
 ARES-13
 146.430
 
 ARES-14
 145.579
 
 ARES-15
 144.160
 Monterey Peninsula
 ARES-16
 146.550
 
 ARES-17
 146.595
 
 ARES-18
 Reserved
 
 ARES-19
 Reserved
 
 ARES-20
 Reserved
 RACES - Simplex
   147.465
 

OTHER FREQUENCIES

HF BANDS
FREQUENCY
10 METERS
  28.475 Mhz
  20 METERS
  14.332 Mhz
NVIS   40 METERS
  7.232 Mhz
NVIS    80 METERS
  3.987 Mhz

MONTEREY CERT TACTICAL FREQUENCIES

CERT CHANNEL NUMBER
SIMPLEX FREQUENCY
  PL
 CERT # 1
155.235
 127.3
 CERT # 2
 155.280
  127.3
 CERT # 3
 155.160
  127.3

LOCAL AREA WEEKLY NET SCHEDULES


EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
ANY LAND LINE PHONE...............................911
SALINAS CELL..............................(831)-755-5111 
 MONTEREY CELL...........................(831)-647-7911
 KING CITY CELL..............................(831)-385-8311

North County Topo Map




You can see that the Salinas Valley has very good line-of-sight up and down the valley, but VHF-UHF signals from the coastal areas to the interior of the Salinas Valley are inpossible without the use of mountain top repeaters. Even with repeaters you still have sheltered valleys within the coastal mountain range that makes it difficult for communications. For this reason we are hoping in the future to have mobile repeaters that we can move, as needed, to an area which will provide the best communications to the served agencies.

South County Topo Map





In the south county the problem gets even worse. Now we are dealing with predominantly mountainous regions that make it very difficult for communications. For this reason we are experimenting with NVIS (Near Vertical Incident Skywave) propagation using HF frequencies to see if we can have short range communications even into the sheltered valleys.