Canadian West Coast Suggested VHF/ FM Marine Channels

Created by Lionel Botting, Ripple Rock Squadron, Ham c/s VE0MWD, Campbell River, B.C.

NOTE: This list is presented for information only, and may change without notice. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee or warrant that the information is complete, correct, or current, and assume no liability for errors or omissions, or for any loss, injury or damages incurred from its use. (March 22, 2007)

Channel
Designation
Frequency Mhz
Ship TX Ship RX
Nature of service and primary user
DISTRESS, SAFETY & CALLING
16 156.80 156.800 Intership/Shipshore Distress & Calling
 
DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING - DISTRESS, SAFETY & CALLING
70 156.525 156.525 Intership / Shipshore - no voice communications
 
INTERSHIP
6 156.300 156.300 Intership Only
 
COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
7A 156.350 156.350 Intership/Shipshore - Towboat Industry
8 156.400 156.400 Intership Only
9 156.450 156.450 Intership/Shipshore
10 156.500 156.500 Intership/Shipshore - Towboat Industry
18A 156.900 156.900 Intership/Shipshore - Towboat Industry
19A 156.950 156.950 Intership/Shipshore - Pacific Pilotage and Fisheries & Oceans
63A 156.175 156.175 Intership/Shipshore - Towboat Industry
66A 156.325 156.325 Intership/Shipshore - Marinas
67 156.375 156.375 Intership/Shipshore - Fish Farms
73 156.675 156.675 Intership/Shipshore
78A 156.925 156.925 Intership/Shipshore - Fishing Industry
79A 156.975 156.975 Intership/Shipshore - Fishing Industry
80A 157.025 157.025 Intership/Shipshore - Whalewatch Industry
65A 156.275 156.275 Intership/Shipshore - Towboat Industry
88A 157.425 157.425 Intership Only
 
NON-COMMERCIAL - PLEASURE CRAFT
9 156.450 156.450 Intership/Shipshore
66A 156.325 156.325 Intership/Shipshore - Marinas
67 156.375 156.375 Intership/Shipshore
68 156.425 156.425 Intership/Shipshore
69 156.475 156.475 Intership/Shipshore - A.E.S. Marep
72 156.625 156.625 Intership Only
73 156.675 156.675 Intership/Shipshore
87A 157.375 157.375 Intership Only
 
CANADIAN COAST GUARD (GENERAL)
22A 157.100 157.100 Intership/Shipshore -communications with Coast Guard Stations
83A (preferred) 157.175 157.175 Intership/Shipshore -Communications with Coast Guard Stations
87B 161.975 Automated Identification System (AIS)
88B 162.025 Automated Identification System (AIS)
 
NAVIGATION - VESSEL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
11 156.550 156.550 Ship Movement - Victoria to Ballenas & Cape Caution to Rupert
12 156.600 156.600 Ship Movement - Vancouver Harbour
13 156.650 156.650 Ship Movement - Bridge to Bridge - not used in Canada
14 156.700 156.700 Ship Movement - Bridge to Bridge - not used in Canada
71 156.575 156.575 Ship Movement - Ballenas / Merry Island - Comox Traffic
74 156.725 156.725 Ship Movement - Fraser River & Tofino Traffic
05A 156.250 156.250 Ship Movement - Whitbey Island / Seattle / Juan de Fuca Strait
 
WEATHER BROADCAST SERVICE
21B Receive Only 161.650 DOT Marine Weather Bcst.
WX1 Receive Only 162.550 DOT Marine Weather Bcst.
WX2 Receive Only 162.400 Dept of Environment Weather Bcst.
WX3 Receive Only 162.475 US Govt Weather Service
WX4 Receive Only 162.425 US Govt Weather Service
 
PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE
01 156.050 160.650 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
02 156.100 160.700 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
03 156.150 160.750 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
23 157.150 161.750 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
24 157.200 161.800 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
25 157.250 161.850 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
26 157.300 161.900 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
27 157.350 161.950 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
28 157.400 162.000 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
60 156.025 160.625 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
64 156.225 160.825 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
84 157.225 161.825 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
85 157.275 161.875 Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
86 157.325 161.925 S Shipshore - Marine Telephone Service
 
THE FOLLOWING ARE RESTRICTED CHANNELS FOR SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED STATIONS ONLY:

Channel
Designation
Frequency Mhz
Ship TX Ship RX
Nature of service and primary user
CANADIAN COAST GUARD (CCG)
04A 156.200 156.200 Intership/Shipshore - CCG SAR Only
61A 156.075 156.075 Intership/Shipshore - CCG Stations Only
62A 156.125 156.125 Intership/Shipshore - CCG Stations Only
81A 157.075 157.075 Intership Only - CCG Anti Pollution
82A 157.125 157.125 Intership/Shipshore - CCG Stations Only
83 157.175 161.775 Intership/Shipshore - CCG Stations Only
21A 157.050 157.050 Intership /Shipshore - CCG Stations Only
 
PORT OPERATIONS - PACIFIC PILOTAGE AUTHORITY
15A 156.750 156.750 Intership/Shipshore-Vessel Docking/Manoeuvres (low power only)
17 156.850 156.850 Intership/Shipshore-Vessel Docking/Manoeuvres (low power only)
77 156.875 156.875 Intership Only-Vessel Docking / Manoeuveres (Pilotage)
20 157.000 161.600 Shipshore Only-where authorized (Port operations (low power only)
75 156.775 156.775 Intership/Shipshore - Port operations (1 watt low power only)
76 156.825 156.825 Intership/Shipshore - Port operations (1 watt low power only)
 
TOWBOATS
65A 156.275 156.275 Authorized stations only