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Why marine SSB
Worldwide Communications via HF radio

Marine SSB (Single Side Band) is a popular means of communications for the independent cruising yachtsmen and a must if you are planning to do bluewater cruising to the Caribbean, Pacific or Mediterranean.
The range of SSB is up to several thousand miles and calls between yachts are free and there are coast stations broadcasting weather bulletins and even low cost SSB email.
The marine SSB transceivers (Icom M801E or M802 have digital selective calling (DSC) which allows you to send and receive distress, urgency and safety communications between other ships and to and from coastguard. SSB DSC can also be used for routine calling between yachts.

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Marine HF radio

High Frequency (HF) radio works on frequencies between 3 MHz to 30 MHz which lies between medium-wave (MF) and VHF radio. HF radio waves can refract (bend) of the ionosphere giving coverage over hundreds or even thousands of miles and therefore ideal for long distance communications.
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Marine SSB (Single Side Band) or HF (High Frequency) is a popular means of communication for the independent cruising yachtsmen and a must if you are planning to do bluewater cruising to the Caribbean, Pacific or Mediterranean.

The range of SSB is upto several thousand miles and calls between yachts are free.
In most parts of the world you can communicate with the coastguard up to several hundred miles off-shore.

Global weather can be received via fax and data and you can send and receive email.
Having an SSB transceiver on board offers security, entertainment and general communications while at sea.

If you want the capability of being able to transmit on all marine frequencies which include MF/HF/VHF and Inmarsat satellite from a yacht then you need a GMDSS Long Range Certificate (GMDSS LRC)

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HF radio propagation

Low frequencies follow the curvature of the earth and this type of propagation is called Ground Wave, while higher frequency radio wave can also refract off the Ionosphere this type of propagation is called Sky Wave. On higher frequencies where Sky Wave propagation dead zones (where no signal is received) may occur when close to a transmitting station.

A good rule for daytime is 100 miles per MHz:-
MF/HF Range Freq. Day-light Darkness
2 MHz 200 NM 500NM
4 MHz 400 NM 800NM
6 MHz 600 MN 1200 NM
8 MHz 800 NM 1600NM
12 MHz 1200NM 2400NM
16 MHz 1600 NM fade-out

HF Radio


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Marine SSB frequencies

The frequencies used for marine communications are internationally agreed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Below you will find a list of HF frequencies. In the main most frequencies are Duplex and intended for ship to shore use.

Some bands do have simplex channels which can be used for either ship to shore or intership working.


Marine Distress Frequencies (Radio Telephone (R/T) & DSC)

Band R/T Frequency DSC Frequency Day Time Range Night Time Range
MF 2182 kHz 2187.5 kHz 150 NM 500 NM
HF4 4125 kHz 4207.5 kHz 300 NM 1000 NM
HF6 6215 kHz 6312 kHz 600 NM 1500 NM
HF8 8291 kHz 8414.5 kHz 1000 NM 2000 NM
HF12 12290 kHz 12577 kHz 2500 NM  
HF16 16420 kHz 16804.5 kHz    
VHF 156.800 MHz (Ch16) 156.525 MHz (Ch 70) 30 NM 30 NM

NOTE: Range is for guidance only and will depend on your operating conditions and HF radio propagation conditions.




Primary HF ship to ship frequencies

Channels (simplex)
Ch 4 MHz 6 MHz 8 MHz 12 MHz 16 MHz 18 MHz 22 MHz 25 MHz
A 4146 kHz 6224 kHz 8294 kHz 12353 kHz 16528 kHz 18825 kHz 22159 kHz 25100 kHz
B 4149 kHz 6227 kHz 8297 kHz 12356 kHz 16531 kHz 18828 kHz 22162 kHz 25103 kHz
C   6230 kHz   12359 kHz 16534 kHz 18831 kHz 22165 kHz 25106 kHz
D       12362 kHz 16537 kHz 18834 kHz 22168 kHz 25109 kHz
E       12365 kHz 16540 kHz 18837 kHz 22171 kHz 25112 kHz
F         16543 kHz 18840 kHz 22174 kHz 25115 kHz
G         16546 kHz 18843 kHz 22177 kHz 25118 kHz

Simplex ship to ship HF frequencies, shared with fixed services

Channels (duplex)
4000 kHz 4024 kHz 4048 kHz 8101 kHz 8125 kHz 8149 kHz 8173 kHz
4003 kHz 4027 kHz 4051 kHz 8104 kHz 8128 kHz 8152 kHz 8176 kHz
4006 kHz 4030 kHz 4054 kHz 8107 kHz 8131 kHz 8155 kHz 8179 kHz
4009 kHz 4033 kHz 4057 kHz 8110 kHz 8134 kHz 8158 kHz 8182 kHz
4012 kHz 4036 kHz 4060 kHz 8113 kHz 8137 kHz 8161 kHz 8185 kHz
4015 kHz 4039 kHz   8116 kHz 8140 kHz 8164 kHz 8188 kHz
4018 kHz 4042 kHz   8119 kHz 8143 kHz 8167 kHz 8191 kHz
4021 kHz 4045 kHz   8122 kHz 8146 kHz 8170 kHz  

Yachtsmen's Nets

An open community of sailors keep in touch on a daily basis over the SSB radio, calls are totally free.

The best time to listen is early morning 0600 to 0930 and in the evenings 1800 to 2100 local time, this is when radio conditions are ideal. You should hear a number of yachtsmen talking to each other although in Northern Europe it is not so popular compared to the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Net Areas frequency Times
Mediterranean Net 8122 kHz 0530 GMT
Caribbean calling frequency and safety net 8104 kHz 1215 (0815 AST)
Atlantic Net (Herb) 12359 kHz 2000
Bahamas weather net 4003 kHz 7:00 am AST
Caribbean weather net 4045 kHz
8104 kHz
8137 kHz
from 07:00 AST
Cruiseheimer's net (East coast and Bahamas) 8152 kHz 08:30 AST
Northwest Caribbean 8188 kHz 08:00 AST
   

HF SSB Coastradio Stations

A network of coast-radio all for ship to shore communications. Below is a list of stations and the channels they use.

NOTE: ITU channel are duplex (split frequency)
e.g. coast station transmits on one frequency and the ship transmit on a different (lower) frequency.
Where (Tx in kHz) this is the coast station transit frequency, the frequency you may wish to monitor.
Frequency split; the number of kHz that has to be deducted to get the ships transmit frequency
Station Callsign 4MHz 6MHz 8MHz 12MHz 16MHz 18MHz 22MHz
ITU duplex channels   401 to 429 601 to 608 801 to 837 1201 to 1241 1601 to 1656 1801 to 1815 2201 to 2253
Frequency split   -292kHz -301kHz -524kHz -847kHz -882kHz -978kHz -696kHz
DISTRESS
(Tx in kHz)
  421
(4417)
606
(6516)
821
(8779)
1221
(13137)
1621
(17302)
1806
(19770)
2221
(22756)
Olympia, Greece
(Tx in kHz)
SVN 424
(4426)
  806
(8734)
1232
(13170)
1640
(17359)
  2217
(22744)
Oostende Radio, Belgium (Tx in kHz) OST 411
(4387)
  815
(8761)
1207
(13095)
1630
(17329)
   
Monaco Radio
(Tx in kHz)
3AC 403
(4363)
  804
(8728)
1224
(13146)
1607
(17260)
  2225
(22768)
Brunei Bay Radio
(Tx in kHz)
V8V2222 428
(4351)
608
(6522)
835
(8710)
1239
(13191)
  1804
(19764)
2229
(22780)
Bangkok Meteorology Service - Thailand     ---
(6765.1)
809
(8743)
       
Cape Town - S.Africa
(Tx in kHz)
ZSC 407
(4375)
 
 
808
(8740)
1224
(13146)
   
 
 
 
Shipcom - USA
(Tx in kHz)
KLB 417
(4405)
  805
(8731)
1209
(13101)
1624
(17311)
   
Shipcom - USA
(Tx in kHz)
WLO 405
(4369)
414
(4396)
607
(6519)
824
(8788)
830
(8806)
1212
(13110)
1226
(13152)
1607
(17260)
1641
(17362)
1807
(19773)
2237
(22804)
USA coastguard working channels
(Tx in kHz)
  424
(4426)
601
(6501)
816
(8764)
1205
(13089)
1625
(17314)
   

US Coastguard HF frequencies

US Coastguard Weather Transmissions
Station and Callsign Frequencies Times (GMT)
USCG Chesapeake (NMN) 4426 kHz, 6501 kHz, 8764 kHz, 13089 kHz, 17314 kHz 0330, 0515, 0930, 1115, 1530, 1715, 2130, 2315
USCG Pt Reyes (NMC) 4426 kHz, 6501 kHz, 8764 kHz, 13089 kHz, 17314 kHz 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230
USCG New Orleans (NMG) 4316 kHz, 8502 kHz, 12788 kHz, 0330, 0515, 0930, 1115, 1530, 1715, 2130, 2315
USCG Honolulu (NMO) 6501 kHz, 8764 kHz, 13089 kHz 0005, 0600, 1200, 1800

Australian HF weather frequencies

Australia Coastguard Weather Transmissions
Station and Callsign Frequencies Times (CST)
Wiluna W. Australia (VMW) 2056 kHz, 4149 kHz, 6230 kHz, 8113 kHz, 12362 kHz, 16528 kHz 0300, 0700, 1100, 1500, 1900, 2300
Charleville S. Australia (VMC) 2201 kHz, 4426 kHz, 6507 kHz, 8176 kHz, 12365 kHz, 16546 kHz 0200, 0600, 1000, 1400, 1800, 2200


Distress and Safety (SAR) communications

Frequency Comments
2182kHz MF International distress frequency for ship, aircraft and survival craft.
3023kHz Intercommunications between mobile stations engaged in co-ordination of search and rescue.
4125kHz Distress and safety traffic by radiotelephone
5680kHz Intercommunications between mobile stations engaged in co-ordination of search and rescue.
6215kHz Distress and safety traffic by radiotelephone
8364kHz Designated for use by survival craft stations.

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Coastguard MRCC - Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre

In some parts of the world the local Coastguard makes regular maritime safety information (MSI) broadcast throughout the day, both on MF and HF frequencies. Here is a short list of stations that have been heard making these broadcasts.


MF (2MHz) Coastguard

MF Coastguard, Daytime range 100 to 150 miles , night time range up to 1000 miles.

Station Frequency USB
Aberdeen Coastguard, UK 2226 kHz
Falmouth Coastguard, UK 1880 kHz
Humber Coastguard, UK 1925 kHz
Shetland Coastguard, UK 1777 kHz
Stornoway Coastguard, UK 1743 kHz
Malin Head , Ireland 1677 KHz
Valentia Radio, Ireland 1752 kHz
Oostende Radio, Belgium 2761 kHz
Netherlands Coastguard 3673 kHz
Gris-Nez, France 1650 kHz
Corsen, France 1650 & 2677 kHz
La Garde, France
Mediterranean Coast
1696 & 2677 kHz
Machichaco, Spain 1707 kHz
Cabo de Penas, Spain 1677 kHz
Coruna, Spain 1698 kHz
Finisterre, Spain 1764 kHz
Chipiona, Spain 1656 kHz
Tarifa, Spain 1704 kHz
Cado de Gata, Spain 1767 kHz
Palma, Spain 1755 kHz
Arrecife, Canary Isles 1644 kHz
Las Palma, Canary Isles 1689 kHz
Alges, Horta, Monsanto - Portugal
Ponta Delgada - The Azores
Porto Santo - Madeira
2657 kHz
Ancona, Italy 2656 kHz
Rome, Italy 1888 kHz
Haifa, Israel 2649 kHz
US Coastguard 2670 kHz



US Coastguard HF frequencies

US Coastguard Weather Transmissions
Station and Callsign Frequencies Times (GMT)
USCG Chesapeake (NMN) 4426 kHz, 6501 kHz, 8764 kHz, 13089 kHz, 17314 kHz 0330, 0515, 0930, 1115, 1530, 1715, 2130, 2315
USCG Pt Reyes (NMC) 4426 kHz, 6501 kHz, 8764 kHz, 13089 kHz, 17314 kHz 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230
USCG New Orleans (NMG) 4316 kHz, 8502 kHz, 12788 kHz, 0330, 0515, 0930, 1115, 1530, 1715, 2130, 2315
USCG Honolulu (NMO) 6501 kHz, 8764 kHz, 13089 kHz 0005, 0600, 1200, 1800

Australian HF frequencies

Australia Coastguard Weather Transmissions
Station and Callsign Frequencies Times (CST)
Wiluna W. Australia (VMW) 2056 kHz, 4149 kHz, 6230 kHz, 8113 kHz, 12362 kHz, 16528 kHz 0300, 0700, 1100, 1500, 1900, 2300
Charleville S. Australia (VMC) 2201 kHz, 4426 kHz, 6507 kHz, 8176 kHz, 12365 kHz, 16546 kHz 0200, 0600, 1000, 1400, 1800, 2200

Distress and Urgency frequencies

Distress and Urgency frequencies monitored by coastguard stations for Distress and Urgency calls by voice, digital selective calling (DSC) and telex (RTTY):-
Distress and Urgency frequencies
Voice DSC Telex
2182 kHz 2187.5 kHz 2174.5 kHz
4125 kHz 4207.5 kHz 4177.5 kHz
6215 kHz 6312.0 kHz 6268.0 kHz
8291 kHz 8414.5 kHz 8376.5 kHz
12290 kHz 12577.0 kHz 12520.0 kHz
16420 kHz 16804.5 kHz 16695.0 kHz

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Marine Weather
weather bulletins received free via SSB

Weather Information is transmitted by speech, text and fax on the HF bands. If you have access to an SSB receiver or an SSB transceiver you should have no problem receiving any of these transmissions, to decode weather fax and text message you will need to have a computer and appropriate software.

UK Weather Fax transmissions

Broadcast schedule and frequencies for Northwood (GYA), England.
GYA Frequencies Broadcast Type Times in UTC/GMT
2618.5 (2616.6) kHz*
4610 (4608.1) kHz
8040 (8038.1) kHz
11086.5 (11084.6) kHz
18261 (18259.1) kHz*
Surface Analysis 0300, 0400, 0500, 0900, 1100, 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2300.
Surface prog T24 0524, 0800, 1000, 1300, 1736, 2200.
Wind 0812, 2112
Fronts Centres 0848, 0912, 1124, 1136, 1400, 1600, 1700, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036,
Gale Summary 0348, 0600, 0700, 1148, 1548, 1900,
Sea Swell 0924, 1912,

Example weather fax picture from Northwood


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World-wide weatherfax stations

There is a worldwide network of stations transmitting weather fax pictures.

STATION Country CALLSIGN FREQUENCY
CHARLEVILLE AUSTRALIA VMC 2628 kHz, 5100 kHz, 11030 kHz, 13920 kHz, 20469 kHz
WILUNA AUSTRALIA VMW 5755 kHz, 7535 kHz, 10555 kHz, 15615 kHz, 18060 kHz
RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL PWZ 12665 kHz, 16978 kHz
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA CANADA CFH 4271 kHz, 6496.4 kHz, 10536 kHz, 13510 kHz
VALPARAISO PLAYA ANCHA CHILE CBV 4228.0 kHz, 8677.0 kHz, 17146.4 kHz
BEIJING (PEKING) CHINA BAF 5526.9 kHz, 8121.9 kHz, 10116.9 kHz, 14366.9 kHz, 16025.9 kHz, 18236.9 kHz
TAIPEI CHINA BMF 4616 kH, 8140 kHz, 13900 kHz, 18560 kHz
HAMBURG GERMANY DDH 3855 kHz, 7880 kHz, 13882.5 kHz
ATHENS GREECE SVJ 4481 kHz, 8105 kHz
KYODO NEWS AGENCY JAPAN JJC 4316 kHz, 8467.5 kHz, 12745.5 kHz, 16971 kHz, 17069.6 kHz, 22542 kHz
TOKYO JAPAN JMH 3622.5 kHz, 7795 kHz, 13988.5 kHz
SEOUL KOREA HLL2 3585 kHz, 5857.5 kHz, 7433.5 kHz, 9165 kHz, 13570 kHz
MURMANSK RUSSIA RBW 5336 kHz, 7908.8 kHz, 10130 kHz
BANGKOK THAILAND HSW64 7395 kHz
NORTHWOOD UK GYA 2618.5 kHz, 4610 kHz, 8040 kH, 11086.5 kHz
KODIAK, ALASKA USA NOJ 2054 kHz, 4298 kHz, 8459 kHz, 12412.5 kHz
PT. REYES, CALIFORNIA USA NMC 4346 kHz, 8682 kHz, 12786 kHz, 17151.2 kHz, 22527 kHz
HONOLULU, HAWAII USA KVM 9982.5 kHz, 11090 kHz, 16135 kHz
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA USA NMG 4317.9 kHz, 8503.9 kHz, 12789.9 kHz, 17146.4 kHz
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS USA NMF 4235 kHz, 6340.5 kHz, 9110 kHz, 12750 kHz
       

When receiving weatherfax broadcasts, use USB mode and tune 1.9 kHz low of frequencies.
e.g. 3855 kHz tune to 3853.1 kHz
Not all stations are 24 hour operation

Example weather fax picture transmitted from Offenbach - Germany

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Text Weather Transmissions

Weather broadcast are transmitted by text:-
World-wide
NAVTEX
US Coastguard
using Sitor (NBDP)
German weather
service Hamburg
Greece weather
using Sitor (NBDP)
490 (488.5) kHz 6314 (6312.5) kHz 4583 (4581.5) kHz 8424 (8422.5) kHz
518 (516.5) kHz 8416.5 (8415.0) kHz 7646 (7644.5) kHz
4209.5 (4208.0) kHz 12376 (12374.5) kHz 10100.8 (10099.3) kHz  
  16806.5 (16805.0) kHz    
International NAVTEX is transmitted on 518 kHz in English.
National NAVTEX is transmitted on 490 kHz in local language.
4209.5 kHz NAVTEX
Transmits from more than 1 location.
Speed = 75 Baud
RTTY
Speed = 50 Baud
Times 0930 & 2130 UTC
rest of time callsign SVO being sent in Morse code

Example of RTTY from Germany

Example of sitor from Greece


NOTE: Range is for guidance only and will depend on your operating conditions and HF radio propagation conditions.
When receiving RTTY or NAVTEX broadcasts, use USB mode and tune 1.5 kHz low of frequencies.
e.g. 8424 kHz tune to 8422.5 kHz or NAVTEX on 518 kHz tune to 516.5kHz.
(USB frequency) Tune to the frequency in () on a USB receiver.
Not all stations are 24 hour operation.


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Aeronautical Weather Transmissions

Weather information is transmitted on the Aeronautical band and gives the current weather conditions at airports around Europe.
VOLMET Frequency Times
Shannon Volmet 3413 kHz
5505 kHz
8921 kHz
11306 kHz
13264 kHz
  • On the hour and half hour:-
    • 0:00 Frankfurt, Brussels, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Bonn, Munich
    • 0:05 London, Amsterdam, Manchester, Shannon, Prestwick
    • 0:10 Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Dublin
    • 0:15 Madrid, Lisbon, Athens, Paris, Leon
    • 0:20 Rome, Milan, Zurich, Geneva
  • Information and format of transmission for each airport includes:-
    • Station & Time recorded
    • Wind speed & direction
    • CAV OK = Visibility, weather and cloud good.
    • Visibility
    • Weather
    • Cloud height in feet.
    • Temperature & Due Point
    • QNH = Air pressure
    • NO SIG = No significant change.
RAF Volnet 5450 kHz
11253 kHz
24 hours service
New York Radio 6604 kHz,
10051 kHz,
13270 kHz
24 hours service

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Broadcast Stations: News and Entertainment!!

There are a large number broadcast stations on the HF bands, most countries seem to transmit at some time of the day on the HF bands in one language or another.
The most popular broadcast station is the BBC World Service which transmits to various parts of the world at different times of the day.

Short Wave Broadcast Bands

Band Frequency kHz BBC World Service Radio Australia Radio New Zealand
120 metres 2300 - 2495 kHz      
90 metres 3200 - 3400 kHz      
75 metres 3950 - 4000 kHz      
60 metres 4750 - 5060 kHz      
49 metres 5850 - 6200 kHz 6195   5950
41 metres 7100 - 7350 kHz      
31 metres 9400 - 9900 kHz 9410, 9740 9475, 9625, 9765 9765
25 metres 11600 - 12050 kHz 11760, 11810, 12095, 12065, 12085 11725
21 metres 13570 - 13870 kHz   13730
19 metres 15100 - 15800 kHz 15400, 15420, 15575 15415 15720
16 metres 17480 - 17900 kHz 17640, 117790, 17830   17675
13 metres 21450 - 21850 kHz 21660 21725  
11 metres 25500 - 25670 kHz      
Stations are 5 kHz apart and all transmissions are AM    




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Amateur Radio: maritime mobile

Amateur radio is not the same as marine radio!
The frequencies allocated for amateur radio are different to those allocated for marine radio.
Marine radio as a safety and distress element where amateur radio should be considered as a hobby.
However, having amateur radio onboard along side marine radio does allow for more communications freedom.

Having an amateur radio licence allows you to operate two-way radio from your home, car or yacht.
You can communicate by voice or computers (email) with other amateur radio stations all over the world. You can send emails via HF and VHF amateur radio, through the global amateur radio network, visit www.winlink.org for details. You can also send your position and have it displayed on the Internet so that anyone with access to the Internet can see where you are, click here to see position reports.

Using amateur radio you are not permitted to transmit any business type information. In the UK amateurs are allowed to transmit third party greeting messages.

It has never been easier to obtain an amateur radio licence, here in the U.K. there are 3 classes of licence, foundation licence, Intermediate licence and full licence.

A foundation licence allows you to operate on most amateur frequencies, but with restrictions. Unfortunately with a foundation licence you are not permitted to operate from a vessel at sea. To obtain a foundation licence you need to pass a short foundation licence paper. Many amateur radio clubs run the foundation licence course and exam over a weekend.

Intermediate licence allows you to operate of all amateur bands.

The full licence offer all privileges, you can operate on all ham bands, even from your yacht. To obtain a full licence you need to pass the City and Guilds Amateur Exam which is held twice a year .

Click here for more information on obtaining a UK amateur radio licence.
Since 26 July 2003 radio amateurs in the UK no longer have to do a Morse test.

For more information on amateur radio visit the Radio Society of Great Britain web site at httm://www.rsgb.org or the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) at http://www.arrl.org

UK maritime mobile net

There are many amateur radio nets on the HF amateur bands. Here in the UK we have the UK maritime mobile net on 14303 kHz at 0800 and 1800 GMT.
On this net you can receive weather information, exchange messages and give your passage plan details to someone ashore.
It is a very good service and operates throughout the summer months.

Amateur Radio Marine Frequencies

Net Station UK maritime mobile net European maritime mobile net Pacific Seafarer's net South African Maritime Net Transatlantic Maritime Net Maritime Mobile Service Network INTERMAR
German Net
Time 08:00 & 19:00 UTC 19:00 UTC 03:25 UTC 06:30 & 11:30 UTC 1300 UTC 16:00 to 02:00 UTC 16:30 UTC
Frequency 14303 kHz 14297.5 kHz 14313 kHz 14316 & 7120 kHz 21400 kHz 14300 kHz 14313 kHz

For more information on amateur radio maritime mobile nets visit www.eu-mmsn.org



Amateur Radio Bands and Frequencies

Amateur Radio Bands and Frequencies
Band Morse Data Phone SSTV
160 1810 - 1838 1838 - 1842 kHz 1842 -2000 LSB  
80 3500 - 3580 3580 - 3600 kHz 3620 - 3800 LSB 3730 - 3740
40 7000 - 7035 7035 - 7045 kHz 7045 - 7200 LSB  
30 10100 - 10140 10140 - 10150    
20 14000 - 14070 14070 - 14112 14112 - 14350 USB 14225 - 14235
17 18068 - 18100 18100 - 18109 18111 - 18168 USB  
15 21000 - 21080 21080 - 21120 21151 - 21450 USB 21335 - 21345
12 24890 - 24920 24920 - 24929 24931 - 24990 USB  
10 28000 - 28199 28050 - 28150 28200 - 29200 USB 28675 - 28685

Morse = Morse Code
Data = email and other data modes
Phone = SSB radio telephone
SSTV = Slow Scan Television Pictures

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