VHF Marine Frequencies
w2lie, Monday October 29, 2007 - 04:00:00

Adopted from the USCG Website.

Channel NumberReceive Description
01A156.0500Port Ops and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New Orleans / Lower Mississippi area.
05A156.2500Port Ops or VTS in the Houston, New Orleans and Seattle areas.
6156.3000Intership Safety
8156.4000Commercial (Intership only)
9156.4500Boater Calling. Commercial and Non-Commercial.
11156.5500Commercial. VTS in selected areas.
12156.6000Port Ops. VTS in selected areas.
13156.6500Intership Navigation Safety (Bridge-to-bridge). Ships >20m length maintain a listening watch on this channel in US waters.
14156.7000Port Ops. VTS in selected areas.
15156.7500Environmental (Receive only). Used by Class C EPIRBs.
16156.8000International Distress, Safety and Calling. Ships required to carry radio, USCG, and most coast stations maintain a listening watch on this channel.
17156.8500State Control
20161.6000Port Ops (duplex) / (TX on 157.0000)
20A157.0000Port Ops
21A157.0500U.S. Coast Guard only
22A157.1000Coast Guard Liaison and Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts. Broadcasts announced on channel 16.
23A157.1500U.S. Coast Guard only
24161.8000Public Correspondence (Marine Operator) / (TX on 157.2000)
25161.8500Public Correspondence (Marine Operator) / (TX on 157.2500)
26161.9000Public Correspondence (Marine Operator) / (TX on 157.3000)
27161.9500Public Correspondence (Marine Operator) / (TX on 157.3500)
28162.0000Public Correspondence (Marine Operator) / (TX on 157.4000)
63A156.1750Port Ops and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New Orleans / Lower Mississippi area.
65A156.2750Port Ops
66A156.3250Port Ops
67156.3750Commercial. Used for Bridge-to-bridge communications in lower Mississippi River. Intership only.
70156.5250Digital Selective Calling (voice communications not allowed)
71156.575 Non-Commercial
72156.6250Non-Commercial (Intership only)
73156.6750Port Ops
74156.7250Port Ops
77156.8750Port Ops (Intership only)
79A156.9750Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only
80A157.0250Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only
81A157.0750U.S. Government only - Environmental protection Ops.
82A157.1250U.S. Government only
83A157.1750U.S. Coast Guard only
84161.8250Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
85161.8750Public Correspondence (Marine Operator) / (TX on 157.2750)
86161.9250Public Correspondence (Marine Operator) / (TX on 157.3250)
AIS 1161.9750Automatic Identification System (AIS)
AIS 2162.0250Automatic Identification System (AIS)
88A157.4250Commercial, Intership only.

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