Marine Radio in Tasmania

 

Marine Radio Stations

General information on Marine Radios and Coastal Radio Stations

Distress and Emergency Calling

HF 4125 kHz
HF 6215 kHz
HF 8291 kHz

Monitored by Kordia 24 hours 7 days a week through the Maritime Communication Stations located at Charlieville, Queensland and Wiluna, Western Australia.

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Marine Limited Coast Stations
TasmaniaVictoriaNew South WalesSouth Australia

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Tasmanian Limited Coast Stations

Coastguard Freycinet , 03 6257 8129 or 0408 386 176
Tasmanian Maritime Radio , 03 6231 2276
Smithton Coast Guard ,
Strahan Radio, 03 6471 7210
St Helens Marine Rescue , 03 6376 2443
Coast Guard Tamar, Beauty Point/George Town, 03 6383 4701 or 03 6380 1680
Tascoast Radio, Sandy Bay

More details of Tasmanian stations

Tasmanian VHF marine repeater stations

Location

Channel Number

Monitored by: (limited hrs)

Mt Raoul (owned by RYCT)

81

Tascoast Radio VIT319 & VIT320

Maatsuyker Island

82

Tasmania Maritime Radio

Cape Sorell

80

Strahan Radio

Bluff Hill Point

81

Smithton Radio

Three Hummock Island

21

Smithton Radio

Dazzler Range, central north

80

Tamar Radio

Mount Horror NE Tasmania

82

Tamar Sea Rescue and
St Helens Marine Rescue

Cape Tourville, Freycinet

80

Coastguard Freycinet

Mt Murray, near Triabunna (owned by RYCT)

21

Tascoast Radio VIT319

 

Local and interstate Limited Coast Stations.

Caution is advised with this information as it may have changed since posted here.
Your advice on changes welcomed.

Tasmania

Tasmania Maritime Radio VMT 232
Phone: 03 6231 2276
Monitors: VHF Ch 16 and 82 Maatsuyker Island, 2524, 4125, 6215 and 8291 kHz continuously
Sked Frequencies: 2524, 4146, 6227 kHz after initial announcement on 2182, 4125 & 6215 kHz
Sked Times:
0745 hrs - 67, 68, 69, 2524, 4146, 6227 BOM forecast for Tasmania.
0833 hrs - 82 Maatsuyker Repeater BOM forecast for Tasmania SE Cape to Low Rocky Point.
1345hrs - 67 68, 69, 2524, 4146, 6227 BOM forecast for Tasmania.
0557 hrs (UTC) (1557 EST, 1657 ESDT) B'cast MSI HF 8176 & VHF CH68.
1803 hrs - 82 Maatsuyker Repeater BOM forecast for Tasmania SE Cape to Low Rocky Point.
1903 hrs - 67 68, 69, 2524, 4146, 6227 BOM forecast for Tasmania.

Maritime Safety Information is broadcast at 0903 local time on HF frequencies 2524, 4146 and 6227 kHz, and VHF CH69, after initial announcements on 2182, 4125 and 6215 kHz and VHF CH16.

South-east Tasmania weather forecasts are broadcast every half hour on VHF Ch 01.

Tascoast Radio (Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania) VIT319 and VIT320
Regular daily transmissions ceased effective from 1 December 2013. The station still operates for events such as the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Maria Island Race, the Van Dieman's Land Circumnavigation Cruise and other yachting events as required by the local southern Tasmanian yacht clubs.

Monitors: Ch16 and Ch 81 (Mt Raoul repeater) on an intermittent basis only.

The station manager can be contacted at 0418 127 897 or the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania at 03 6223 4599.

Coast Guard Freycinet
Monitors: Ch 16, 80 Cape Tourville, 27.88
Times: non-continuous between 0830 and 1830

Coast Guard Smithton or better known as Smithton Radio VMR 704
Phone: 03 6452 2059
Fax 03 6452 2905
Mobile 0427 251 936
Email  marykay36@bigpond.com

Monitors: Ch 16, 21, 81
Sked Times:
Weather forecast at 0603 and 1703 on 21 following by 81
HF 4483 kHz at 0620 hrs for Bass Strait forecast, followed by 2524, then 4535 for Tasmania forecasts.

24 hour monitoring on VHF and HF 4483 kHz.

St Helens Marine Rescue
Phone: 03 6376 2443, after hours 0417 185 709
Monitors: Ch 16, Ch 82 Mt Horror, 2524 kHz, 27.88 kHz
Times: 0810 to 1710 hrs.

Tamar Sea Rescue VMR703
Phone: 03 6382 1680
Monitors: Ch 16, Ch 82 Mt Horror, Ch 80 – Dazzler Range, 27.88, 2524, 4125, 6215 & 8291 kHz
Hours of Operation: 7 days, 24 hours although breaks will occur.
Sked Times: 0820 & 1950 hrs on 2524 and 4483 kHz.

New South Wales

Coast Radio Sydney

Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol (VHF 16)
Sydney
Kioloa
Wollongong
Shoalhaven
Moruya
Jervis Bay
Narooma
Sussex Inlet
Merimbula
Ulladulla

There are 27 Coastal Patrol radio and search & rescue bases along the NSW coast.
Frequencies monitored include 27.88 and 27.86 MHz, VHF channels 16 and 67 and 2182 kHz.

RVCP Terrigal
Phone and Fax: 02 4384 5577

RVCP Gosford
Phone: 02 4325 7929.
Fax: 02 4325 1806

RVCP Broken Bay
Monitors: Ch 16, Ch 67, 2182 kHz

RVCP Eden
Phone 02 6496 2167
Monitors: Ch16, 81, 2182 kHz, 2524, 4620
Forecasts:
VHF Ch 67 - 0720, 0920, 1250, 1520, 2120
Bass Strait & Oil Rigs forecast 2524 kHz - 0710 0820 1510 1810

Victoria

AVCG Port Albert
Monitors Ch 16, 22 and 81

Paynesville
Ch 16 and 80

South Australia

Download a map and list of South Australian volunteer marine rescue stations.

VMR American River
Phone: 08 8553 7301
Monitors: Ch 16, 77, 80, 81, 2524 kHz, 4483 kHz
Hours of Operation: 7 days, 24 hours.
Weather reports:
2524 - 0905 and 1705
4483 - 0935 and 1735

VMR Middle Beach
Phone: 08 8280 9876
Monitors Ch 80 16 & 2524 all hours.

VMR Tumby Bay
Phone: 08 8688 1883
Monitors: Ch 16, 80, 81 & 2524, 4483 all hours

Port Lincoln
Monitors: Ch 80, 81 & 2524, 4483 all hours

Coast Guard Kingston
Phone: 08 8767 2878
Monitors: Ch 82, 2524 & 4483

Queensland

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