The SHARES HF Radio Program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC), provides an additional means for users with a national security and emergency preparedness mission to communicate when landline and cellular communications are unavailable. SHARES members use existing HF radio resources to coordinate and transmit messages needed to perform critical functions, including those areas related to leadership, safety, maintenance of law and order, finance, and public health.
National security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) personnel need to transmit critical messages to coordinate emergency operations even when traditional means of communicating via landlines and cellphones are damaged or destroyed.
Operational Levels are designed to improve the responsiveness of the SCN during emergencies.
SHARES is available on a 24-hour basis to provide an emergency communications link to support intra- or interagency mission requirements.
The SHARES High Frequency (HF) Radio Program Interoperability Working Group (IWG) provides the Federal community a forum for addressing issues affecting HF radio interoperability.
SHARES Documents and Forms