Medium Wave PEP Radio Stations

Find your nearest Primary Entry Point Medium Wave radio stations on the PEP Map. For example, the nearest PEP radio stations to Bloomington, Indiana are:
WLS 890, CHICAGO
WLW 700, CINCINNATI
WSM 650, NASHVILLE

Short Wave Stations

Most commercial short wave radio stations broadcast using regular AM. However many of the frequencies active in disasters use Single Side Band (SSB - USB or LSB). To receive all of these frequencies you will need a radio that is capable of receiving SSB. My recommendation is the Grundig Satellit 750

NIST time stations. NIST stations (our nearest is WWV in Colorado) broadcast 24 hours a day with a voice announcement of the time, on the minute, and "pips" for every second. They are a good way to test propagation in different bands, as well as seeing if the stations are "alive" in a very widespread disaster:
NIST WWV AM 2500, 5000, 10000, 15000, 20000
ARRL emergency frequencies. The American Amateur Radio League (ARRL) runs emergency bulletins on the hour during widespread disaster events, from its W1AW station. At other times, general interest bulletins are broadcast daily at 02:45 UT (9.45pm Eastern Time).
ARRL 80M, 3990 LSB
ARRL 40M, 7290 LSB
ARRL 20M, 14290 USB
ARRL 17M, 18160 USB
ARRL 15M, 21390 USB
ARRL 10M, 28590 USB
FEMA. FEMA runs disaster nets in emergencies for use by state and regional emergency managers. The primary frequencies are:
FEMA-1 NIGHTTIME PRIMARY, 5211 USB
FEMA-2 DAYTIME PRIMARY, 10493 USB
FEMA-3 SECONDARY, 14567 USB
FEMA-4 SECONDARY, 13956 USB
SHARES. SHARES is a loose network of critical organizations and government agencies to share information in a disaster. SHARES is tested every Wednesday at 16:00 UT (11am Eastern Time)
SHARES NIGHTTIME PRIMARY, 5236 USB
SHARES DAYTIME PRIMARY, 14396.5 USB
SHARES NORTH CENTRAL, 6765 USB
SHARES CENTRAL, 6910 USB
SHARES SOUTH WEST, 7320 USB
SHARES SOUTH EAST, 7632 USB
Other Frequencies. The following other shortwave frequencies are also often used in disasters:
SATERN PRIMARY - SALVATION ARMY EMERGENCY NET, 14265 USB
HURRICANE WATCH NET, 14325 USB
MARS DISASTER OPERATIONS, 14390 USB