NEWS FLASH: The U.S. Coast Guard HF voice broadcast from Chesapeake, Virginia, is now simulcast from New Orleans, Louisiana.
The U.S. Coast Guard broadcasts National Weather Service high seas forecasts and storm warnings from six high seas communication stations. These broadcasts are prepared cooperatively by the Marine Prediction Center, Tropical Prediction Center and Honolulu Forecast Office. Offshore and coastal forecasts are available in areas such as Alaska.
The table below lists station locations and schedules. Transmission range is dependent upon operating frequency, time of day and atmospheric conditions and can vary from only short distances to several thousand miles.
U.S. Coast Guard HF voice broadcasts are performed in the upper sideband mode using a synthesized voice known as "Perfect Paul". This voice is very distinctive and serves as in aid in identifying and copying these weather broadcasts.
HF Voice Broadcast Schedule Chesapeake, Virginia (NMN): 4426, 6501, 8764, 13089 and 17314 kHz (USB) Start Broadcast 4/6/8 MHz: 0330Z(1) 0500Z(2) 0930Z(1) Start Broadcast 6/8/13 MHz: 1130Z(2) 1600Z(1) 2200Z(1) 2330Z(2) Start Broadcast 8/13/17 MHZ 1730Z(2) 1 Offshore Forecasts 2 High Seas Forecast New Orleans, Louisiana (NMG): 4316, 8502, and 12788 kHz (USB) Start Broadcast 0330Z(1) 0500Z(2) 0930Z(1) 1130Z(2) 1600Z(1) 1730Z(2) 2200Z(1) 2330Z(2) 1 Offshore Forecasts 2 High Seas Forecast Point Reyes, California (NMC): 4426, 8764, 13089 and 17314 kHz (USB) Start Broadcast 4/8/13 MHz: 0430Z 1030Z Start Broadcast 8/13/17 MHz 1630Z 2230Z Kodiak, Alaska (NOJ): 6501 kHz (USB) Start Broadcast 0203Z 1645Z Honolulu, Hawaii (NMO): 6501, 8764 and 13089 kHz (USB) Start Broadcast 6/8 MHz 0600Z 1200Z Start Broadcast 8/13 MHz 0005Z 1800Z
Guam (NRV): 6501 and 13089 kHz (USB) Start Broadcast 6 MHz 0930Z 1530Z Start Broadcast 13 MHz 0330Z 2130Z Carrier frequencies shown. HF voice broadcasts use synthesized voice (Perfect Paul). ITU channel numbers as follows: 4426 (channel number 424), 6501 (channel number 601), 8764 (channel number 816), 13089 (channel number 1205) and 17314 kHz (channel number 1625) Note that these Coast Guard stations share common marine ITU frequencies for their broadcasts.
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