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Old 11 April 2009, 03:12   #1
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Quick VHF question

When I call a marina on channel 16 I should ask them to switch to another channel

MInd has gone blank today but would that other channel be a choice of the ship to ship channels 6,8,72,77

or any of the intership channels
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hi jon do you mean call up a marina (as in a place to berth) on channel 16 because if you do you might get in a bit of trouble !!!!
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Jon,

All marinas should be called on their working channel which is as published in Almanacs, noted on your chart(?) or is available here for UK Marinas. Channel 80 is often used but check the detail for your Marina of choice.

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Channel 16 should be reserved for Distress, Safety and Calling only.

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1) call a marina on its working channel-see almanac.

2) should you call any shore station on ch16 (eg coastguard) they are always the controlling station and as such they will choose the working channel and start the comms when on that channel.

3) who did your radio course !!!!!!!!!!!!
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When I call a marina on channel 16 I should ask them to switch to another channel

MInd has gone blank today but would that other channel be a choice of the ship to ship channels 6,8,72,77

or any of the intership channels
If we're honest, I guess we all get blanks from time to time, Jon. Well done for asking for a reminder rather than risk getting it wrong.

As others have said, most marinas are on Ch 80. If you don't have an almanac to refer to and there is a particular marina that you'd like to check a working chanel for - just pm me
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2) should you call any shore station on ch16 (eg coastguard) they are always the controlling station and as such they will choose the working channel and start the comms when on that channel.

I believe this to be correct. 16 is ALSO a call up/general use channel so you will not get in trouble for using it properly to call a marina.

See:http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archi...info/ra273.htm

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I believe this to be correct. 16 is ALSO a call up/general use channel so you will not get in trouble for using it properly to call a marina.
but would a marina be monitoring 16?
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i was under the impression that marinas [excluding coastguard ,harbour pilot control ]could only use ch 80 as that is the only channel that they are licenced for ,being shore based as they are not tecnicaly afloat,a few years ago our club was going to get a vhf installed but we could not get a licence for it as we were not a marina and we were not allowed to use any other channels ,
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It depends on what licence they have bought from Ofcom. There are 3 Coast Radio Station (CSR) options. Most marinas go for the cheaper option, which is a CSR (Marina) licence. This allows them to use Chs 80, M, and M2 but does not include Ch16, so there is little point trying to call a marina with this type of restricted licence on Ch16 as even if they are listening on a scanner they are not able to reply - at least within the terms of their licence.

Some marinas have chosen to go for the slightly more expensive CSR (International) licence which allows them to use many more channels - including Ch16. They will have a nominated working channel which it would be preferable to call them on, but they might respond on Ch16 and move you to their working channel. The CSR (International) licence also includes Ch80

The third option is a CSR (UK) licence which provides a coast station with a private channel for their own use.
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i was under the impression that marinas [excluding coastguard ,harbour pilot control ]could only use ch 80 as that is the only channel that they are licenced for ,being shore based as they are not tecnicaly afloat,a few years ago our club was going to get a vhf installed but we could not get a licence for it as we were not a marina and we were not allowed to use any other channels ,
I know Fleetwood Dock uses ch12
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