VHF Channels



Red Channels are private channels they are not availablre for use by non SAR / RNLI vessels

Blue channels are used for Ship to Ship or Ship to Coastguard/Shore communications. They are simplex Channels

Black Channels are Duplex frequency's and CANNOT be used for Ship to Ship Communications

Channel No
Function
Ships Frequency
Shore Frequency
0
UK Search and Rescue
156 MHz
156 MHz
1
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.050
160.650
2
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.100
160.700
3
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.150
160.750
4
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.200
160.800
5
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.250
160.850
6
Primary Ship to Ship. Air to Ship SAR
156.300
156.300
7
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.350
160.950
8
Ship to Ship
156.400
156.400
9
Ship to Ship and Port Operations
156.450
156.450
10
Ship to Ship. Port Operations. Oil pollution Control
156.500
156.500
11
Port Operations
156.550
156.550
12
Port Operations
156.600
156.600
13
GMDSS Bridge to Bridge Navigational Safety
156.650
156.650
14
Port Operations
156.700
156.700
15
Ship to Ship and Inland waterways (1Watt only)
156.750
156.750
16
Distress, Urgency, Safety and Calling
156.800
156.800
17
Ship to Ship and Inland waterways (1Watt only)
156.850
156.850
18
Port Operations
156.900
161.500
19
Port Operations
156.950
161.550
20
Port Operations
157.000
161.600
21
Port Operations
157.050
161.650
22
Port Operations
157.100
161.700
23
Public correspondence and HMCG Medilink
157.150
161.750
24
Public correspondence
157.200
161.800
25
Public correspondence
157.250
161.850
26
Public correspondence
157.300
161.900
27
Public Correspondence
157.350
161.950
28
Public correspondence
157.800
162.000
31
RNLI Launch Recovery and Training
157.55
157.55
60
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.025
160.625
61
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.075
160.675
62
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.125
160.725
63
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.175
160.775
64
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.225
160.825
65
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.275
160.875
66
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.325
160.925
67
UK Small Crafty Safety. Irish SAR Control
156.375
156.375
68
Port Operations
156.425
156.425
69
Ship to Ship and Port Operations
156.475
156.475
70
Digital Selective Calling - NO VOICE
156.525
156.525
71
Port Operations
156.575
156.575
72
Ship to Ship
156.625
156.625
73
UK Coastguard Working
156.675
156.675
74
Port Operations
156.725
156.725
75
Guard Band protecting Ch 16 156.7625 - 156.7875 MHz
76
Guard Band protecting Ch 16 156.8125 - 156.8375 MHz
77
Ship to Ship
156.875
156.875
78
Public correspondence and Port Operations
156.925
161.525
79
Port Operations
156.975
161.575
80
International Marina and Port operations
157.025
161.625
81
Public correspondence and Port Operations
157.075
161.675
82
Public correspondence and Port Operations
157.125
161.725
83
Public correspondence
157.175
161.775
84
Public correspondence and Port Operations
157.225
161.825
85
Public correspondence
157.275
161.875
86
Public correspondence and HMCG Medilink
157.325
161.925
87
A.I.S. SART
161.975
88
A.I.S. SART
162.025