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BOATING RESOURCES

If you are going boating along the Western Australian coast or taking a trip out to sea, the following items will be of interest.

Find a VMR Group near you

If you are going boating along the Western Australian coast or taking a trip out to sea, the following items will be of interest.

Radio communications

Each of our member groups has a set of radio channels that they monitor for emergency purposes. The following communications charts provide details of 27MHz, VHF and HF radio frequencies being monitored around WA.

Log on/off with Volunteer Marine Rescue

Our member groups are more than happy for you to log on with them when you are out on the water. Just remember to log off before you return home. The following guide will help you learn the kind of information our groups require.

Phonetic alphabet and radio speak

Knowing how to properly communicate with radio operators using the phonetic alphabet and radio protocols is key to having a good time out in the water. Here is a list with some radio terms and what they mean.

VHF repeater stations

A network of VHF repeater stations are being developed at strategic points along the Western Australian coast to extend the range of VHF transmissions. Here is a list of repeater channels and their current locations.

WA weather information

To find out what the weather will be like be sure to explore these useful maritime links

More information and contact

For further details on radio communications please email communications@vmrwa.org.au