US Coast Guard Using Project 25 UHF Communcations in the South

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For those of you interested in monitoring the Coast Guard, Chris Parris posted the following to his Monitoring Times Fed Files Blog, which is good info and well done work by Chris.

MT Fed Files: Coast Guard P-25 UHF Nets

Coast Guard P-25 UHF Nets
I received a report from the Southeast US that the Coast Guard has started utilizing some frequencies in the 406-420 MHz band for its operations.

413.0000 MHz, P-25 (NAC not reported but I suspect N293) was heard in use by Coast Guard Sector Charleston along with 2 MH-65C helicopters.

They referred to this as "CG-410", which makes some sense in the new NTIA naming schemes. The other CG P25 net channels all start with 1, such as NET 101, since they are all in the VHF band and the frequencies start with 1. The 400 MHz channel frequencies all start with 4, so the NET numbers will apparently start with 4 as well.

I have not heard of any routine use of the federal UHF band by the Coast Guard, but there have been some vague references to new UHF radios for CG cutters and law enforcement use. Keep watching this band for more Coast Guard operations. Here are some known UHF allocations for the US Coast Guard:

406.5000
406.5625
406.5750
406.6000
406.8000
406.8125
406.9750
407.6250
407.9250
407.9750
408.4000
409.0000
409.1875
409.2000
409.3500
409.8250
410.0250
410.3750
411.3750
411.7875
412.9750
413.0250
413.0375
414.7625
415.6250
415.7750
415.8250
415.9250
416.2250
416.3875
416.4750
416.5500
416.5750
416.5875
416.6000
416.6375
416.7000
416.7125
416.8500
416.9250
416.9375
417.0000
418.3500
418.4375
418.4500
419.1250
419.6000
419.6500
419.8000
419.8250
419.8500
419.9750
Great work by Chris!
 

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I was intrigued by this report when I first heard it. About 2 years ago I had about 4 or 5 units using tactical type call signs driving around, flying around the coast checking out propagation, range etc on 406.5000(151.4). This lasted about a week or so. Since then nothing has ever turned up in a search and that freq has remained in a scan list (Without the tone) Other than HF, VHF,UHF AM, VHF-FM Marine bands The only other place I've had CG Aircraft around the Boston area would be on 164.5500 & 166.2250, both FM, Both predating the CG-### (or the older LANT freq lists). Of course further searching and monitoring is continuing.
 

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I have updated the list of Coast Guard UHF Rescue 21 channels - maybe some of you have more updates so that a full list can be made...

406.5000
406.5625
406.5750
406.6000
406.8000
406.8125
406.9750
407.6250
407.9250
407.9750
408.4000
409.0000
409.1875
409.2000
409.3500
409.8250
410.0250
410.3750
411.3750
411.7875 - NET 4xx N293
412.9750 - NET 409 N293
413.0000 - NET-410 N293
413.0250
413.0375
414.7625
415.6250
415.7750
415.8250
415.9250
416.2250
416.3875
416.4750
416.5500 - NET-4xx N293
416.5750
416.5875
416.6000
416.6375
416.7000
416.7125
416.8500
416.9250
416.9375
417.0000 - NET 4xx N293
418.3500
418.4375
418.4500
419.1250
419.6000
419.6500
419.8000
419.8250
419.8500
419.9750
 

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hERE AN UPDATED LIST - all with NAC 293

410.3750 - NET 401
411.7875 - NET 402
412.9250 - NET 407
412.9500 - NET 408
412.9750 - NET 409
413.0000 - NET 410
413.0250 - NET 411
416.2250 - NET 421 (?)
416.5500 - NET 422 (?)
417.0000 - NET 423 (?)
 
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