Marine radio

VHF marine radio coverage

The maps and information on this page provide a snapshot of  the VHF radio channels and coverage for each region.

Map legend

  • Green = areas where high quality reception should exist
  • Grey = areas where marginal reception should exist
  • Elsewhere = areas where coverage will not normally exist.

Coast Radio Adelaide - VHF Ch 16 Marine Safety

This radio distress and safety service provides a 24-hour safety net on Channel 16 for vessels that may require urgent assistance.

It uses VHF marine radio equipment located at 14 South Australian Government Radio Network sites. Operating as Coast Radio Adelaide, this service is monitored during the day (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) by volunteers at the South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron's radio base at West Beach and at night (7.00 pm to 7.00 am) by Flinders Ports.

Coverage

Coverage extends from west of Fowlers Bay through into Victorian waters and includes all Gulf Waters, including coastal waters surrounding Kangaroo Island. The green area on the map shows where high quality reception should exist.

Coverage image showing where high quality reception should exist

Myponga - Ch 80 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 80 and is located at Myponga Hill on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

It provides coverage of Gulf St Vincent, Investigator Strait, Backstairs Passage and over the Lower Murray and Lakes.

Predicted coverage

Myponga - Ch 80 VHF marine radio repeater coverage map

Elliston - Ch 80 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 80 from Bramfield on Eyre Peninsula (approx 5 nautical miles north east of Elliston).

Coverage

It provides coverage of coastal waters to the west of Eyre Peninsula between Port Lincoln (Ch 81) repeater and the St Francis Island (Ch 82) repeater.Elliston - Ch 80 VHF marine radio repeater coverage map

Kerby Hill - Ch 83 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 83 and is located at Kerby Hill on the Fleurieu Peninsula (approximately three nautical miles North of Port Elliot).

It provides coverage of local coastal waters surrounding the lower Fleurieu Peninsula, over the Lower Murray and Lakes, extending down to the South East including the northern waters of the Coorong.

Predicted coverage

Map of Kerby Hill - Ch 83 VHF marine radio repeater

Port Lincoln - Ch 81 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 81 at Greenpatch on lower Eyre Peninsula (approximately 9 nautical miles North West of Port Lincoln).

It provides coverage of southern Spencer Gulf waters and coastal waters around Eyre Peninsula including Coffin Bay.

Predicted coverage

Port Lincoln - Ch 81 VHF marine radio repeater

Kangaroo Island - Ch 21 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 21 and is located on Kangaroo Island at Mt McDonnell (approximately three nautical miles South West of Cape Cassini on the northern coast).

Coverage is provided between the Port Lincoln Ch 81 and Adelaide Ch 80 repeaters across Investigator Strait and Kangaroo Island coastal waters.

Predicted coverage

Port Pirie - Ch 82 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 82 and is located on The Bluff (approximately 9 nautical miles to the North West of Port Pirie)

It provides coverage of northern Spencer Gulf waters.

Predicted coverage

Map of radio coverage on Channel 82 around Port Pirie

Robe - Ch 82 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 82 at Robe in the South East. It provides coverage of local coastal waters in the Robe area.

Predicted coverage

Coverage map for marine radio channel 82 around Robe

South East - Ch 22 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 22 and is located in the South East at The Bluff (approximately 12 nautical miles North West of Mount Gambier). It provides coverage of coastal waters in the South East between the Robe Ch 82 and Portland (Victoria) Ch 81 repeaters.

Predicted coverage

St Francis Island - Ch 82 VHF marine radio repeater

This VHF marine radio repeater operates on Channel 82 and is located on St Francis Island (approximately 30 nautical miles South West of Ceduna). It provides coverage of local coastal waters up to approximately 60 nautical miles offshore from Ceduna including Murat Bay, Denial Bay and Smoky Bay.

Predicted coverage

St Francis Island - Ch 82 VHF marine radio repeater

Map legend

  • Green = areas where high quality reception should exist
  • Grey = areas where marginal reception should exist
  • Elsewhere = areas where coverage will not normally exist.

Related information

Other websites

Marine VHF Radio Operators Handbook - Australian Maritime College
Using a marine VHF radio - The Australian Communications and Media Authority


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Page last updated 29 November 2016

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