Communications

VHF Communication

VHF Communication

The rescue base at the St Helens Foreshore is manned 7 days a week between 0730 to 1710. Outside these hours a listening watch is maintained around the clock from stations at the homes of the Association’s members. Our call-sign is
VMR 707 MARINE RESCUE ST HELENS and radio watch is maintained on:

  • VHF Channel 16, and
  • the VHF Repeater at Mount Horror (Channel 82).

Our rescue vessels are both equipped with VHF and rescue crew can be contacted by mobile phone on 0408 817 359.

Weather forecasts for the Tasmanian north and east coasts as well as the Furneaux Islands are broadcast by Tamar Sea Rescue on Channel 82. Forecasts can also be provided by St Helens Marine Rescue upon request.

Unsure of the correct procedure for making a distress call using your ship-board radio? Please review the information available on the Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) website.