Marine Band VHF-FM Channels

VHF Marine Radio Channels

 
USE CHANNEL> NOTES
Hailing & Emergency 16 For contracting other stations, distress messages, or emergency communication with Coast Guard
Intership Safety 06 For emergency communication only-intership and with Coast Guard
Vessel to Vessel Navigational Safety 13 Communication restricted to navigation safety between vessels
Marine Weather WX1, 2, or 3 Weather only
Non-Commercial 09, 68, 69, 71, 78 Intership & ship to shore (09 is for calling only)
72 Intership only
Commercial 01, 07, 09, 10, 11, 18, 19, 63, 79, 80 Intership and ship to shore
<08, 67, 88 Intership only
Port Operations 01, 05, 12, 14, 63, 65, 66, 73, 74, 77 Sea Pilots and Assist tugs generally use channel 12 or 77
Not For Public Use 15, 17, 21, 23, 81, 82, 83 Restricteed to use only by Government Agencies
DSC 70 Only used for digital selective calling systems (DSC) NO VOICE TRANSMISSION