VHF radio stations changed on 01 October 2016 - for a copy of the updated Radio Handbook click HERE

 

The following is list of radio stations monitored in the Wellington and Marlborough areas

Lowry Bay Sports Radio

VHF Ch 62

 

Port Nicholson Sports Radio

VHF Channels 62, 74 and SSB 2129 and 4417 kHz

 

Wellington Harbour Radio (Beacon Hill Station)

VHF Channels 04, 14, 16, 62

Beacon Hill Radio is operated by the Wellington Regional Council, Harbours Department and controls all commercial shipping in Wellington Harbour.

Ph: 04 388 7795

 

Wellington Coastguard Radio

ZMH 84

VHF Working Channel 16 and 62 on dual watch and monitors VHF Channel 14.

Urgent Inward Calls: 04 386 3531

Non-Urgent Calls: 04 386 3530

 

Coastguard Vessels

VHF Channels 16, 62

 

Marlborough Marine Radio Association

VHF Channels 01, 04, 63, 65, 66

Coverage of the VHF Channels operated by the association are as follows:
01 Most Areas.
04 Abel Tasman area
63 Queen Charlotte Sound, Kapiti, Wellington South Coast.
65 Pelorus Sound, Northern Cook Strait.
66 Most areas (for commercial use, encoder required).

 

Nelson Marine Radio

VHF CH 28 & 60

VHF CH 28 Tasman Bay and Western Sounds.

VHF CH 60 Golden Bay, West Coast and up to Taranaki.

 

Maritime Radio

VHF Channels 16, 67, 68, 69, 71.

Maritime Radio monitors Channels 16, 67, 68, 69 and 71 on continuous watch 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

Marine Weather Forecasts

The most convenient sources of marine forecasts, including the 5-day outlook are:

  • VHF radio – the MNZ maritime radio service provides forecasts announced on channel 16 – call at 0533, 0733, 1333, 1733 and 2133 hours

  • Coastguard on VHF radio channels 20, 21, 22 and 23, including the “NowCast” continuous broadcasts in many recreational boating areas

Other sources of marine forecasts include:

  • The MetService Marine smartphone app

  • local Coastguard stations on VHF radio

  • www.metservice.co.nz [New Zealand’s national meteorological service]

  • private coastal radio stations and radio stations for fishermen