VHF Communication

VHF Communication

The rescue base at the St Helens Foreshore is manned 7 days a week between 0730 to 1215. Outside these hours a listening watch is maintained around the clock from stations at the homes of the Association’s members. Our callsign is
VMR 707 MARINE RESCUE ST HELENS and radio watch is maintained on:

  • UHF 27.88 MHz (Channel 88)
  • UHF 27.94 MHz (Channel 94)
  • VHF Channel 16
  • the VHF Repeater at Mount Horror (Channel 82), and
  • HF/SSB on 2524 kHz

Our rescue vessels are both equipped with VHF and UHF (27MHz) and the Freycinet also has an HF/SSB transceiver and a mobile phone (0427-710 857).

Weather forecasts for the Tasmanian north and east coasts as well as the Furneaux Islands are broadcast by Tamar Sea Rescue on Channel 82. Forecasts can also be provided by St Helens Marine Rescue upon request.

Unsure of the correct procedure for making a distress call using your ship-board radio? Please review the information available on the Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) website.

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