Short Wave Listeners Delight
Military, government, and civilian Shortwave / HF radio network frequencies

NZ Civil Defence HF Radio Frequencies

New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management / Health Board

 

The NZ Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management maintains a national HF radio communications network to be used in the event of a failure of the public communications network following a major natural disaster or terrorist incident. The scope of the emergency network means that most district councils are also equipped with access to the network to facilitate emergency management during a major incident.
The network is also used by reserve military units in times of national emergency.


Various hospitals also maintain an emergency HF network, which is linked into the Civil Defence & Emergency Management network via several frequencies.

Keep an ear out on primary and call channels Wednesdays 2100, 2115, 2125-2135 UTC for tests/check ins, and Thursday 2230 UTC.

 

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management network frequencies (KHz - 2K80J3EJN):

2018

3351

4922

5473

2021
Alt. Sth
Ch. BRAVO

3352

5380

6782

2024
Alt Sth
Ch. DELTA

3354
Secondary Central
Ch. GOLF

5383
Pri. Central.
Ch. FOXTROT

6910

2027
Alt Nth
Ch. PAPA

3357
Secondary Nth
Ch. OSCAR

5386 (Linked)
Call / Emergency
Ch. ALPHA

7607

2030
Alt. Sth
Ch. LIMA

3360 (Linked)
Secondary Sth
Ch. KILO

5389
Pri Nth.
Ch. NOVEMBER

7625

2465

3363

5392
Alt Sth
Ch. CHARLIE

7740

3327

4529

5407 (Linked)
Primary Sth
Ch. SIERRA

7848

 

The West Coast District Health Board also has a HF network which is linked to the Civil Defence network via several frequencies. This network maintains HF communications between Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Greymouth, Haast, Harihari, Hokitika, Karamea, Moana, Reefton and Whataroa health care facilities (KHz - 2K80J3EJN):

3348

3360 (Linked)

5102

5386 (Linked)

5407 (Linked)

7685

 

 

Information correct as of 10 October, 2012. Source: NZ Ministry of Economic Development RSM