VHF Marine Radio Channels and Frequencies

 
Channel   Ship      Ship      Use 
Number    Transmit  Receive 
 
 
 01A      156.050   156.050   Port Operations and Commercial.   
                              VTS in selected areas. 
 05A      156.250   156.250   Port Operations.  (VTS in Seattle) 
 06       156.300   156.300   Intership Safety 
 07A      156.350   156.350   Commercial 
 08       156.400   156.400   Commercial (Intership only) 
 09       156.450   156.450   Boater Calling.  Commercial and
                              Non-Commercial. 
 10       156.500   156.500   Commercial 
 11       156.550   156.550   Commercial.  VTS in selected areas. 
 12       156.600   156.600   Port Operations.  VTS in selected
                              areas. 
 13       156.650   156.650   Intership Navigation Safety  
                              (Bridge-to-bridge).  Ships >20m 
                              length maintain a listening watch  
                              on this channel in US waters. 
 14       156.700   156.700   Port Operations.  VTS in selected
                              areas. 
 15          --     156.750   Environmental (Receive only).  Used  
                              by Class C EPIRBs. 
 16       156.800   156.800   International Distress, Safety and  
                              Calling.  Ships required to carry 
                              radio, USCG, and most coast  
                              stations maintain a listening watch  
                              on this channel. 
 17       156.850   156.850   State Control 
 18A      156.900   156.900   Commercial 
 19A      156.950   156.950   Commercial 
 20       157.000   161.600   Port Operations (duplex) 
 20A      157.000   157.000   Port Operations 
 21A      157.050   157.050   U.S. Government only 
 22A      157.100   157.100   Coast Guard Liaison and Maritime  
                              Safety Information Broadcasts.   
                              Broadcasts announced on channel 16. 
 23A      157.150   157.150   U.S. Government only 
 24       157.200   161.800   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 25       157.250   161.850   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 26       157.300   161.900   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 27       157.350   161.950   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 28       157.400   162.000   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 63A      156.175   156.175   Port Operations and Commercial.   
                              VTS in selected areas. 
 65A      156.275   156.275   Port Operations 
 66A      156.325   156.325   Port Operations 
 67       156.375   156.375   Commercial.  Used for Bridge-to-bridge
                              communications in lower Mississippi 
                              River.  Intership only. 
 68       156.425   156.425   Non-Commercial 
 69       156.475   156.475   Non-Commercial 
 70       156.525   156.525   Digital Selective Calling (voice
                              communications not allowed) 
 71       156.575   156.575   Non-Commercial 
 72       156.625   156.625   Non-Commercial (Intership only) 
 73       156.675   156.675   Port Operations 
 74       156.725   156.725   Port Operations 
 77       156.875   156.875   Port Operations (Intership only) 
 78A      156.925   156.925   Non-Commercial 
 79A      156.975   156.975   Commercial 
 80A      157.025   157.025   Commercial 
 81A      157.075   157.075   U.S. Government only - Environmental
                              protection operations. 
 82A      157.125   157.125   U.S. Government only 
 83A      157.175   157.175   U.S. Government only 
 84       157.225   161.825   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 85       157.275   161.875   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 86       157.325   161.925   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 87       157.375   161.975   Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
 88       157.425   162.025   Public Correspondence in selected areas
                              only. 
 88A      157.425   157.425   Commercial, Intership only.