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Frequencies

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Effective 12 May 2016, the Mission Support Network received two new frequencies. Therefore, all MSN frequency designators have been updated.

The actual on-air calling frequencies do NOT change. Only the designators changed, making MSI the Primary calling frequency designator, MSD the Secondary calling frequency designator and MSB the Tertiary calling frequency designator.

The AF MARS Frequency Matrix has been revised. It is now Revision 2, dated 12 May 2016. Per the Chief, AF MARS, the matrix cannot be posted on websites. Contact the MSN Manager if you need a copy.

The frequency for the Saturday morning Administrative net has changed to our new frequency, now designated as MSF for propagation testing on 21 and 28 May 2106.

Frequency designators* for the Mission Support Network.

* In Accordance With (IAW) AF MARS regulations and Communications Security (COMSEC), MARS Frequencies are considered, "For Official Use Only" (FOUO) and can not be published on web sites. Therefore, only the frequency designators are displayed.

All MSN frequencies are Upper Sideband and the "Dial" frequency is -1.5 KHz offset from the NTIA "Assigned" frequency.

MSA
MSBTertiary Calling frequency used at night when the Primary and Secondary calling frequencies are unusable due to propagation **
MSC
MSDSecondary Calling frequency used at night and during the day if the Primary calling frequency is unusable due to propagation **
MSE
MSF Admin Net - Saturday morning 21 and 28 May for propagation testing. See the Nets page for times.
MSG
MSH
MSI Primary Calling frequency used during the day and other times depending on propagation **

Admin Net - Saturday morning. See the Nets page for times.
Admin Net on MSF for propagation testing.

MSJ
MSK
MSL
MSM

Word of Caution: Several of the MSN frequencies are very close to other MARS and various radio services frequencies. Be sure to only operate on the MSN "Dial" frequency.

** The "Calling frequency" designators and suggested times are listed on the Operations page. Be aware, these could change to the Primary, Secondary or Tertiary calling frequencies at any time depending on propagation and at the discretion of the Net Control Station. Please refer to #3 on the "Procedures" page.

Network Managers Note: Military, SHARES and Government Agencies - Contact the Network Manager for frequency information.

Stations assigned to the Mission Support Network on AF Form 3661: Contact the Network Manager for frequency information.

This page updated 13 May 2016 @ 0406 Zulu

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