INTERNATIONAL MARITIME VHF CHANNELS & FREQUENCIES.

Channel
designators

Notes

Transmitting frequencies
(MHz)

Inter ship

Port Operation
and ship movement

Public
Correspondence

Ship Stations

Coast Stations

Single
frequency

Two
frequency

60

 

156.025

160.625

   

X

X

01

 

156.050

160.650

   

X

X

61

 

156.075

160.675

   

X

X

02

 

156.100

160.700

 

  

X

X

62

 

156.125

160.725

   

X

X

03

 

156.150

160.750

   

X

X

63

 

156.175

160.775

   

X

X

04

 

156.200

160.800

   

X

X

64

 

156.225

160.825

   

X

X

05

 

156.250

160.850

   

X

X

65

 

156.275

160.875

   

X

X

06

(1)

156.300

 

X

     

66

 

156.325

160.925

   

X

X

07

 

156.350

160.950

   

X

X

67

 

156.375

156.375

X

X

   

08

 

156.400

 

X

     

68

 

156.425

156.425

 

X

   

09

 

156.450

156.450

X

X

   

69

 

156.475

156.475

X

X

   

10

 

156.500

156.500

X

X

   

70

 

156.525

156.525

Digital Selective Calling for Distress, Safety and Calling

11

 

156.550

156.550

 

X

   

71

 

156.575

156.575

 

X

   

12

 

156.600

156.600

 

X

   

72

 

156.625

 

X

     

13

 

156.650

156.650

X

X

   

73

 

156.675

156.675

X

X

   

14

 

156.700

156.700

 

X

   

74

 

156.725

156.725

 

X

   

15

(2)

156.750

156.750

X

X

   

75

(4)

156.775

   

X

   

16

  

156.800

156.800

Distress,Safety and Calling

76

(4)

156.825

   

X

   

17

(2)

156.850

156.850

X

X

   

77

  

156.875

 

X

     

18

 

156.900

161.500

 

X

X

X

78

 

156.925

161.525

   

X

X

19

 

156.950

161.550

   

X

X

79

 

156.975

161.575

   

X

X

20

 

157.000

161.600

   

X

X

80

 

157.025

161.625

   

X

X

21

 

157.050

161.650

   

X

X

81

 

157.075

161.675

   

X

X

22

 

157.100

161.700

   

X

X

82

 

157.125

161.725

 

X

X

X

23

 

157.150

161.750

   

X

X

83

 

157.175

161.775

 

X

X

X

24

 

157.200

161.800

   

X

X

84

 

157.225

161.825

 

X

X

X

25

 

157.250

161.850

   

X

X

85

 

157.275

161.875

 

X

X

X

26

 

157.300

161.900

   

X

X

86

 

157.325

161.925

 

X

X

X

27

 

157.350

161.950

  

  

X

X

87

 

157.375

         

28

 

157.400

162.000

   

X

X

88

 

157.425

   

X

   
AIS 1
(3)
161.975
161.975
       
AIS 2
(3)
162.025
162.025
       
M
(5)
157.850
157.850
 
X
   
M2
(5)
161.425
161.425
 
X
   
31
(6)
157.550
162.150
   
X
 
96
(7)
162.425
162.425
 
X
   
Notes:

1. The frequency 156.300 MHz (channel 06) may also be used for communications between ship stations and aircraft stations engaged in co-ordinated search and rescue operations. Ship stations shall avoid harmful interference to such communications on channel 06 as well as to communications between aircraft stations, ice-breakers and assisted ships during ice seasons.

2. Channels 15 and 17 may also be used for on-board communications provided the effective radiated power does not exceed 1W.

3. These channels (AIS 1 and AIS 2) will be used for an automatic ship identification and surveillance system capable of providing worldwide operation on high seas, unless other frequencies are designated on a regional basis for this purpose.

4. The use of these channels (75 and 76) should be restricted to navigation-related communications only and all precautions should be taken to avoid harmful interference to channel 16, e.g. by limiting the output power to 1W or by means of geographical separation.

5. To be used in United Kingdom Territorial Waters only.

6. To be used for Netherlands Marinas TX Power 1W Only.

7. To be used for Belgian Marinas TX Power 1W Only.


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