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Frequencies (MHz

)

Channel
number

A
Usually
ship
stations

B
Usually
coast
stations

United
Kingdom

0

156.000

160.600

Private, coast
guard A

1

156.050

160.650

2

156.100

160.700

3

156.150

160.750

United
States

Ship-toship/shore,
commercial
and safety
West
Coast A

A Illegal
for public
use

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

Finland

Public
Correspondenc
e (Ship-toShore Duplex)
BC Coast

Public
Correspon
dence
(Ship-toShore
Duplex)
Port
Operations

Public
BC Coast

Public
Correspon
dence
(Ship-toShore
Duplex)
Port
Operations

Public
BC
Coast/Inland

Boat to Boat Kawau

Public
Correspon
dence
(Ship-toShore
Duplex)
Port
Operations

Europe CEPT
Mediterranean
countries
(Sea, Ocean)

Belgium
France
Germany
Netherlands
Switzerland
CCNR: Main
stem, River, Canal,
Lake, Pond, Estua
ry

Public
Correspondence
(Ship-to-Shore
Duplex),
Independent
radio networks

Radiotelephone
links between ship
stations and land
stations of the
authorities
responsible for the
operation of inland
waterways.. (Shipto-Shore Duplex)

Public
Correspondence
(Ship-to-Shore
Duplex),
Independent
radio networks

Radiotelephone
links between ship
stations and land
stations of the
authorities
responsible for the
operation of inland
waterways.. (Shipto-Shore Duplex)

Public
Correspondence
(Ship-to-Shore
Duplex),
Independent
radio
networks, Custo
ms Coast
Guard, search

Radiotelephone
links between ship
stations and land
stations of the
authorities
responsible for the
operation of inland
waterways. (Shipto-Shore Duplex)

commercial and safety East Coast and Inland A 160. Independent radio networks.800 Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex). authorities responsible Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways.200 Ship-toship/shore. (Shipto-Shore Duplex) A Ship-to- A Ship-to-ship A Ship-to-ship Boat to Boat Tutukaka/Ragl an Canadian Coast Guard public working channel BC Coast A 5 6 156.400 156. Custo ms Coast Guard.400 Ship-to-ship + Ship-to-Air A Distress Ship-to-Air Working Intership General working channel Ship-to-ship Ship-to-ship Working - Working - . search and rescue Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex). Independent radio networks Ship Movements Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).950 8 156..and rescue 4 156. (Shipto-Shore Duplex) Ship-to-ship + Ship-to-Air A A Ship-toship also SAR: Ship-toShip + Ship-to-Air Ship-to-ship + Ship-to-Air A Ship-to-ship (limited to 1 watt) + Ship-toAir Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Navy Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways.850 156.350 160.300 160.250 156..300 7 156. Independent radio networks.

Ship-toship .550 Port Operations 156. Customs Coast Guard. On board working (limited to 1 watt) Distress.500 Frequently used by HM Coastguard A 11 156. Navy Calling .450 156. Ship in a Commercial port Intership Nav Safety A Pilots Ship-toship Port Operations Port Operations.600 156.650 156.BC Coast Port Bridge-toOperations. MarinaOp erations. VTS .450 Frequently used by pilots A Calling A . ops A VTS Bridge-toBridge Working A Bridge-toBridge safety A : Vessels > 20m must maintain watch. Port Operations 10 156. Customs.East and west coasts. Great Lakes Port Operations A Ship-toship Port Operations also SAR and oil cleanup only VTS on Gulf of Finland International watersShip-toship .San Francisco offshore Pilotage A VTS . safety and calling VTS . Tx limited to 1 watt.650 (limited to 1 watt) Ship-to-ship (limited to 1 watt) . bridge VTS safety A 12 13 156.500 156. Lake Winnipeg A A 9 156. Ship in a fishing port. Ship in a marina Marina pilots. Movable bridge / lock operations.BC Coast Port Port and pilot Operations. commercial and noncommercial . Marina Oper ations.550 156.BC Coast Pilotage A Port Operations A Port Operations Navy Port Operations Port Operations A Port Operations Commercial port operations. fishing port operations. Intership ship Port Operations A VTS (Ship-toship + Port Operations Marina pilots.600 Port Operations VTS . pilots. Ship in a marina (limited to 1 watt) Ship-to-air SAR and antipollution A General working Atlantic and BC coasts. Coast Guard Ship-to-air for maritime support Atlantic and BC coasts A Intership Pilots.

Turku Radio (Port Operations ) A max 1 W Intraship Ship-toship Port Operations On board working (limited to 1 watt) A Port Operations.San Francisco Bay and Delta Pilotage A VTS .700 156. 17 156. (limited to 1 watt) Estuary (16 + 10). safety and calling A 16 156.BC Coast Port and pilot ops A Port Operations A Workin g channel for SAR authorities.500 On board Working A Aquatic Sports Events A max 1 W Intraship Ship-toship Port Operations Port Operations. as well as those concerning the instructions for the maneuver bullish and docking. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the .850 18 156. Canal.750 156. River. Nav y Port Operations beach monitoring Radiocommunicatio ns on board a ship or in a group of boats towed or pushed.900 161.850 156. Nav y. Pond.800 156. Maritime Gendarmerie Radiocommunicatio ns on board a ship or in a group of boats towed or pushed. as well as those concerning the instructions for the maneuver bullish and docking.700 156. Not used on: Main stem. Lake. (limited to 1 watt) Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).14 15 156.800 All vessels equipped with VHF must maintain watch.750 Port Operations VTS . International distress.

19 20 156. Coast Guard— public working channel2 operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).S. 21 157.050 161.950 157. Coast Guard Only Port Operations Continuous marine broadcasts B (WX 8) Continuous Weather Maritime Safety Service Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Port Operations. (limited to 1 watt ParisUndergro und canal) Continuous Weather Maritime Safety Service Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Port Operations Canadian Coast Guard Working Channel 161. Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex) Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland . Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex) Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex). Port Operations Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Continuous Weather Maritime Safety Service Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Port Operations.000 161.600 A U.700 Repeater Operations A U.650 22 157.S. marinas.550 Landside facilities: harbormast er.100 161.

Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-to- .800 25 157.900 HM Coastguard Maritime Safety Information A U.300 161.200 161. Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex) Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex).S. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).750 161.250 161.150 157. Independent radio networks Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex). Coast Guard Only Continuous Weather Maritime Safety Service waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Port Operations. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations UKSAR G/A Winching A UKSAR TWC B Maritime Radio Working Channel HM Coastguard Maritime Safety Information Operations Public correspond ence (marine telephone operator) Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).23 24 157.850 26 157.

025 160. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) GOFREP o n Gulf of Finland Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).350 157.950 Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations 162. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) GOFREP (Estonia) on Gulf of Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land 161. race committees and marinas A Illegal for public use1 .075 160.675 (As M1) Yacht clubs.850 Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).625 61 156.400 157. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).000 Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations 157.Shore Duplex) 27 28 M1/37A 157.850 60 156.

825 65 156. Independent radio networks stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex). Port Operations Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land . Port Operations Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Coast Guard. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Coast Guard.775 64 156.725 160.275 160.225 160.175 160. Port Operations Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Coast Guard.875 UKSAR Calling and Helicopter Channel A UKSAR TWC B UKSAR TWC (simplex) UKSAR TWC (simplex) National Coastwatch Working Boat to Boat Waiheke/Wha ngaroa Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Boat to Boat Manukau Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations A Illegal for public use1 Marine Assistance Working Boat to Boat Coromandel Public Correspon dence Duplex).Finland Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations 62 63 156.125 156.

475 156.Channel for communicatio n with local mariners for radio checks and local sea conditions. Marine Weather UK Small Ship Safety Channel Noncommercial A Port Operations Noncommercial Australian Navy Maritime Radio Working Channel A VTS (Ship-toship + Port Operations ) Maritime Radio Working Channel A Port Operations Maritime Radio A Ship-toship Navy Radiotelephone links between ship .325 156.425 156.375 160. 66 67 156.475 Channel (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Marinas .925 156. Effective 1 October 2014.425 69 156.BC Coast A Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).375 68 156. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Coast Guard Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Coast Guard Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Working Channel.

Digital Selective Calling A Maritime Radio Working Channel Noncommercial A 156.525 Port Operations Not used on: Main stem.675 156.625 156. communications with a social (ship) (limited to 1 watt) Port Operations.775 Navigation Noncommercial ship-to-ship A Ship-to-ship A VTS (Ship-toship + Port Operations ) Port Operations Navy Port Operations A Ship-toship Ship-to-air A Ship-to-ship. River.625 stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Ship-to-ship A 156. Nav y.725 British Waterways/C anal and River Trust Channel (Canal and River System) 75 156.525 156.Working channel Surf Lifesaving A 70 71 72 73 156. Nav y Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) A Port Operations Port Operations. Lake.575 156. Maritime Gendarmerie Port Operations A Restrict A Restricted Port Operations A Ship-toship Ship-to-ship Marinas Working Ship-to-ship Working Coast/Ship Ship-to-air (Port Operations ) . Canal.775 156. communications with a social (ship) A Ship-to-ship.725 156. Pond.575 156.675 HM Coastguard Safety Broadcasts 74 156.

925 156.025 161. search and rescue.575 80 157.875 Ship-to-ship A 156. communications with a social (ship) A Ship-to-ship.975 161.525 79 Ship-to-ship Repeater Operations Coastguard Radio - Ship-to-ship Port Operations. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Customs Coast Guard. Port Operations Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) GOFREP on Gulf of Customs.ed Ship-toship Port Operations related communicatio ns (limited to 1 watt) 76 77 78 156. Coast Guard. (limited to 1 watt) Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) A Ship-toship A Ship-to-ship.625 UK Marina Channel A Restrict ed Port Operations A Restricted Ship-to-ship Port Operations. (limited to 1 watt) . communications with a social (ship) (limited to 1 watt) Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).825 156.875 156. search Radiotelephone links between ship Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Noncommercial A 161.825 156.

S.675 161.81 82 83 157. Port Operations stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).075 157.S.S. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex) Port Operations Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) . Governmen t Use Only A U.125 157.725 161. Governmen t Use Only A U. Coast Guard Use Only Repeater Operations Canadian Coast Guard Working Channel Continuous marine broadcasts B (WX 9) Working Channel Finland Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Coastguard Radio Working Channel GOFREP (Estonia) on Gulf of Finland Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Coastguard Radio Working Channel Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations and rescue.775 A U.175 161.

375 88 157.825 161.375 157. Intership Correspondence Radiotelephone links between ship .875 161. Independent radio networks Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Navy Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Navy Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Public Correspon dence Port Operations Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex). Custo ms Coast Guard.425 157.84 85 86 157. Independent radio networks.325 161.225 157.425 HM Coastguard Maritime Safety Information UKSAR TWC (simplex) HM Coastguard Maritime Safety Information Radio Telephone Duplex Public Correspondence (Ship-to-Shore Duplex).925 87 157. search and rescue Radiotelephone links between ship stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) Coastguard Radio Working Channel Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Coastguard Radio Working Channel Public Correspon dence (Ship-toShore Duplex) Port Operations Coastguard Radio Working Channel Commercia Public l.275 157.

425 (As M2) Yacht clubs.only. some yacht clubs.025 Automatic Identification System A & B (Ship-to-Shore Duplex). Independent radio networks stations and land stations of the authorities responsible for the operation of inland waterways (Ship-toShore Duplex) (As P4) In France.975 Automatic Identification System A & B 88B 162. race committees and marinas 87B 161.425 161. marinas and race committees .975 161.025 162. M2/P4 161.