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Marine radio advice

Do you use your marine radio properly? 

Our marine radio sticker and postcard help recreational marine radio operators to understand which are the correct VHF radio channels to use in particular circumstances and the protocols they need to follow.

It is important that operators are aware of these channels and their purpose, and the priority of communications applicable to each channel. VHF channels should only be used for their assigned purpose(s); for example, channels authorised for calling are not to be used as working channels.

VHF marine radio equipment is suitable for small vessels that remain relatively close to the coast and within operating range of limited coast stations operating on VHF channels.

Last updated: 14 February 2018