Marine VHF channel frequencies and usage

Chan Ship Tx    Ship Rx  Area   Use
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01   156.050    160.650  IC     Ship/shore - telephone
02   156.100    160.700  IC     Ship/shore - telephone
03   156.150    160.750  IC     Ship/shore - telephone
04   156.200    160.800  I      Ship/shore - telephone
04A  156.200             C      CCG (Canadian Coast Guard) authorized stations
05   156.250    160.850  I      Ship/shore - telephone
06   156.300                    Intership - Safety
07   156.350    160.950         Ship/shore - telephone
07A  156.350                    Intership-Ship/shore - comm.
08   156.400                    Intership - comm.
09   156.450                    Intership-Ship/shore
10   156.500                    Intership-Ship/shore - comm.
11   156.550                    Vessel Traffic Management
12   156.600                    Vessel Traffic Management
13   156.650                    Bridge to bridge - 1 watt - Safety of Nav.
14   156.700                    Vessel Traffic Management
15              156.750         EPIRB Buoy
16   156.800                    Internat. Distress/Safety/Calling
17   156.850                    Pilotage - vessel docking/manoeuvers
18   156.900    161.500  I      Port Operation
18A  156.900                    Intership-Ship/shore - comm.
19   156.950    161.550  I      Port Operation
19A  156.950                    Port Operation
20   157.000                    Port Operation
21   157.050    161.650  I      Port Operation
21A  157.050             A      US Coast Guard - authorized stations
21B             161.650  C      CCG - Weather Broadcasts
22   157.100    161.700  I      Port Operation
22A  157.100             CA     USCG/CCG
23   157.150    161.750  IC     Ship/shore - telephone (Canada)
23A  157.150                    Port Operation (USCG)
24   157.200    161.800         Ship/shore - telephone
25   157.250    161.850         Ship/shore - telephone
26   157.300    161.900         Ship/shore - telephone
27   157.350    161.950         Ship/shore - telephone
28   157.400    162.000         Ship/shore - telephone

60   156.025    160.625  IC     Ship/shore - telephone
61   156.075    160.675  I      Ship/shore - telephone
61A  156.075             C      Intership-S/S - Can. Coast Guard Priv.
62   156.125    160.725  I      Ship/shore - telephone
62A  156.125             C      Intership-S/S - Can. Coast Guard Priv.
63   156.175    160.775  I      Ship/shore - telephone
63A  156.175             C      Intership-Ship/shore - comm.
64   156.225    160.825  IC     Ship/shore - telephone
65   156.275    160.875  I      Ship/shore - telephone
65A  156.275             CA     Port Operation (CCG Private)
66   156.325    160.925  I      Ship/shore - telephone, Port Operation
67   156.375                    Intership-Ship/shore
68   156.425                    Intership-Ship/shore - non-comm.
69   156.475                    Intership-Ship/shore
70   156.525                    Digital Selective Calling, Distress and Safety
71   156.575                    Vessel Traffic Management
72   156.625                    Intership
73   156.675                    Intership-Ship/shore
74   156.725                    Vessel Traffic Management
75				not used
76				not used
77   156.875                    Pilotage - vessel docking/manoeuvers
78   156.925    161.525         Port Operation
78A  156.925                    Intership-Ship/shore - comm.
79   156.975    161.575  I      Port Operation
79A  156.975                    Intership-Ship/shore - comm.
79B             161.575  C      Commercial Fishing - Receive only
80   157.025    161.625  I      Port Operation
80A  157.025                    Intership-Ship/shore - comm.
81   157.075    161.675  I      Port Operation
81A  157.075             A      Port Operation (USCG)(CCG anti-pollution)
82   157.125    161.725  I      Port Operation, s/s telephone
82A  157.125             A      Port Operation (USCG)(CCG)
83   157.175    161.775  I      Ship/shore - telephone (CCG)
83A  157.225             A      Intership, Port Operation (USCG) [CCG monitored]
84   157.225    161.825         Ship/shore - telephone
85   157.275    161.875         Ship/shore - telephone
86   157.325    161.925         Ship/shore - telephone
87   157.375    161.975         Ship/shore - telephone
88   157.425    162.025  IC     Ship/shore - telephone
88A  157.425             A      Intership

Weather Channels:
Wx1     162.550
Wx2     162.400
Wx3     162.475
Wx4     161.650  same as VHF Ch. 21B - CCG West Coast Broadcasts
Wx5     162.425
Wx6     162.500
Wx7     162.525
Wx8     162.450
Wx9     161.775  same as VHF Ch. 83B - CCG Great Lakes & East Broadcasts
Wx10    163.275

Comm. - commercial
CCG Channels, USCG Channels - for Canadian or U.S. Coast Guard authorized stations only.
I - International only (non-US)
C - Canadian usage
A - American usage

"A" after channel number - simplex operation on the ship frequency of a duplex (send/receive frequencies) channel. Canada uses a "B" after a channel number for broadcast use of the shore frequency of a duplex channel.

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