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Continuous Marine Broadcasts

VHF Marine Stations


Station List Compiled by William Hepburn, WTFDA

Standard Marine Broadcast Channels
Channel
19
21 B
23 B
25 B
26
28 B
83 B
85
Frequency  (MHz)
161.55
161.65
161.75
161.85
161.9
162.0
161.775
161.875

CMB Continuous Marine Broadcast
MIB Marine Information Broadcast
- - - Inactive or Planned Service
Stations with parallel broadcasts are grouped together.

 Newfoundland & Labrador ..Atlantic Coast ..Gulf & River St Lawrence ..Great Lakes...Lake Winnipeg ..Eastern Arctic .Pacific Coast ..Western Arctic ..Athabasca-MacKenzie Watershed


CMB Updates  2014-08-28

Voice Call Change
All Montreal CGR stations are now Quebec CGR.
All Vancouver CGR stations are now Victoria CGR.

Planned Voice Call Changes

All Comox CGR stations to become Victoria CGR.
All Fundy CGR stations to become Halifax CGR.
All Riviere au Renard CGR stations to become Les Escoumins CGR.
All St. Anthony CGR stations to become Labrador CGR.
All St. John's CGR stations to become Placentia CGR.
All Thunder Bay CGR stations to become Sarnia CGR.
All Tofino CGR stations to become Prince Rupert CGR.



NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Labrador Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VOK-3
NL
 Hopedale
55 27 25
-60 12 43
 
CMB
VOK-6
NL
 Labrador  (Goose Bay)
53 18 12
-60 31 27
  
161.775
 
CMB
VOK-2
NL
 Cartwright
53 43 38
-56 58 06
 
CMB
VOK-5
NL
 Nain
56 32 49
-61 42 49
 
 Placentia Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VCP-3
NL
 St. Lawrence
46 55 09
-55 22 45

CMB
VCP-7
NL
 Bay L'Argent
47 32 00
-54 51 46

161.75 
CMB
XLI 710
NL
 Freshwater
47 15 44
-53 59 03

161.775
CMB
VCP-2
NL
 Placentia
46 36 57
-53 32 05

CMB
VCP-6
NL
 Fortune Head
47 04 02
-55 50 52

162.0   
CMB
VCP-8
NL
 Hermitage
47 33 34
-55 56 19

 Port aux Basques Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VOJ-8
NL
 Ramea Island
47 30 45
-57 24 31

CMB
VOJ-9
NL
 Pointe Riche
50 41 59
-57 24 19

161.775
CMB
VOJ-2
NL
 Bonne Bay
49 36 10
-57 57 28

162.0   
CMB
VOJ-7
NL
 Port aux Basques  (Table Mountain)
47 41 14
-59 16 26

CMB
VOJ-3
NL
 Stephenville  (Mount Moriah)
48 58 07
-58 02 49

CMB
VOJ-4
NL
 Pine Tree
48 35 20
-58 39 54

 Port aux Basques Coast Guard Radio - French
161.65 
CMB
VOJ-2
NL
 Bonne Bay
49 36 10
-57 57 28
 FF
161.75 
CMB
VOJ-9
NL
 Pointe Riche
50 41 59
-57 24 19
 FF
161.775

CMB
VOJ-3
NL
 Stephenville  (Mount Moriah)
48 58 07
-58 02 49
 FF
CMB
VOJ-4
NL
 Pine Tree
48 35 20
-58 39 54
 FF
 St. Anthony Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VCM-3
NL
 Conche
50 53 41
-55 53 03

CMB
VCM-4
NL
 Comfort Cove
49 16 26
-54 52 32

CMB
VCM-5
NL
 Fox Harbour
52 22 10
-55 39 42

161.775
CMB
VCM-2
NL
 St. Anthony  (L'Anse aux Meadows)
51 34 20
-55 29 27

CMB
VCM-6
NL
 Twillingate
49 41 10
-54 48 00

 St. John's Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VON
NL
 St. John's
47 36 40
-52 40 01
 
CMB
VON-4
NL
 Cape Bonavista
48 41 48
-53 05 18
 
161.775
CMB
VON-3
NL
 Victoria
47 49 54
-53 18 05
 
162.0   
CMB
VON-5
NL
 Lumsden
49 17 14
-53 35 05
 
.
ATLANTIC COAST
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Fundy Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VAR-3
NB
 Saint John
45 14 01
-65 59 05
 EE/FF
CMB
VAR-2
NS
 Lockeport
43 39 49
-65 07 47
 EE/FF
161.775
CMB
VAR-6
NS
 Cape Blomidon
45 13 55
-64 25 05
 EE/FF
CMB
VAR-9
NS
 Yarmouth
43 44 39
-66 07 21
 EE/FF
 Halifax Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VCS
NS
 Halifax  (Sambro)
44 28 21
-63 37 13
 
CMB
VCS-4
NS
 Fox Island
45 19 47
-61 04 46
 
161.775
CMB
VCS-3
NS
 Ecum Secum
44 57 53
-62 08 56
 
CMB
VAX-3
NS
 Sable Island
43 55 55
-60 01 24
 Out of Service
 Sydney Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VCO
NS
 Sydney  (Port Caledonia)
46 11 14
-59 53 59
 EE/FF
CMB
VCO-4
NB
 Point Escuminac
47 04 25
-64 47 53
 EE/FF
CMB
VCO-7
PE
 Montague
46 11 40
-62 39 35
 EE/FF
161.775
CMB
VCO-2
NS
 Cape North
47 00 38
-60 25 41
 EE/FF
CMB
VCO-8
PE
 Cape Egmont
46 24 08
-64 08 02
 EE/FF
.
GULF & RIVER ST LAWRENCE
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Les Escoumins Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VCJ-4
QC
 Cape East
48 22 58
-70 41 13
 EE/FF
CMB
VCK
QC
 Seven Islands  (Lac d'Aigle)
50 17 25
-66 18 36
 EE/FF
CMB
VES
QC
 Grosses Roches
48 54 50
-67 06 37
 EE/FF
161.775
CMB
VCF
QC
 Les Escoumains  (Mont Joli)
48 36 25
-68 13 33
 EE/FF
CMB
VCJ-3
QC
 Sacré Coeur
48 12 50
-69 52 14
 EE/FF
CMB
VEU
QC
 Mont Louis
49 12 48
-65 46 25
 EE/FF
 Quebec Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VCC
QC
 Quebec  (Lauzon)
46 48 45
-71 09 33
 EE/FF
CMB
VCD
QC
 Riviere du Loup
47 45 35
-69 36 19
 EE/FF
161.775
CMB
VCC-3
QC
 Montmagny
46 55 42
-70 30 45
 EE/FF
CMB
VBK
QC
 Three Rivers
46 23 50
-72 27 17
 EE/FF
 Quebec Coast Guard Radio - Montreal
161.65 
CMB
VFN
QC
 Montreal  (Mont St. Bruno)
45 33 25
-73 19 33
 EE/FF
161.85 
CMB
CJH-20
QC
 Mont Rigaud
45 27 00
-74 17 48
 EE/FF , Mar 15-Dec
 Quebec Coast Guard Radio - St. Jean
161.775
CMB
CJH-25
QC
 St. Johns-sur-Richelieu  (L'Acadie)
45 19 17
-73 18 34
 EE/FF , May-Oct
 Quebec Coast Guard Radio - Sorel
161.85 
CMB
CJH-21
QC
 Sorel
46 02 45
-73 06 52
 EE/FF
 Riviere au Renard Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VBQ-25
QC
 Gaspé  (Forillon)
48 50 02
-64 15 30
 EE/FF
CMB
VBQ-22
QC
 Natashquan
50 08 40
-61 48 00
 EE/FF
CMB
VCN-2
QC
 Grindstone
47 23 14
-61 51 40
 EE/FF
CMB
XLR 239
QC
 Carleton-sur-Mer
48 08 00
-66 07 20
 EE/FF
161.775
CMB
VBS
QC
 Newport
48 13 24
-64 47 33
 EE/FF
CMB
VCK-2
QC
 Romaine
50 12 57
-60 41 13
 EE/FF
CMB
VCK-20
QC
 Havre St. Pierre
50 16 15
-63 40 44
 EE/FF
161.85 
CMB
VCK-3
QC
 Harrington Harbour
50 30 00
-59 29 17
 EE/FF
CMB
VCK-5
QC
 Heath Point
49 05 05
-61 42 09
 EE/FF
.
GREAT LAKES
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Prescott Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VBR-9
ON
 Prescott  (Cardinal)
44 47 17
-75 25 19
 Mar 15-Dec
161.775
CMB
VBR-6
ON
 Kingston
44 15 43
-76 40 34
 
CMB
VBR-8
ON
 Cornwall
45 01 06
-74 43 47
 Mar 15-Dec
 Prescott Coast Guard Radio - French
161.75 
CMB
VBR-6
ON
 Kingston
44 15 43
-76 40 34
 FF
CMB
VBR-8
ON
 Cornwall
45 01 06
-74 43 47
 FF, Mar 15-Dec
162.0   
CMB
VBR-9
ON
 Prescott  (Cardinal)
44 47 17
-75 25 19
 FF, Mar 15-Dec
 Prescott Coast Guard Radio - Toronto
161.65 
CMB
VBR-5
ON
 Cobourg
44 03 59
-78 12 41
 
161.775
CMB
VBR-2
ON
 Fonthill
43 03 11
-79 18 42
 
 Prescott Coast Guard Radio - Orillia
161.65 
CMB
VBR-4
ON
 Orillia
44 34 40
-79 17 40
  
 Sarnia Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VBE-7
ON
 Sarnia
43 01 41
-82 11 09
 
161.775
CMB
VBE-3
ON
 Kincardine
44 07 01
-81 41 24
 
 Sarnia Coast Guard Radio - Port Burwell
161.65 
CMB
VBE-4
ON
 Port Burwell
42 34 58
-80 36 13
 
161.775
CMB
VBE-2
ON
 Leamington
42 04 10
-82 39 58
 
 Thunder Bay Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VBA-2
ON
 Horn
48 49 06
-87 21 12
 
CMB
VBA-4
ON
 Sault Ste. Marie
46 32 16
-84 34 54
 
161.775
CMB
VBA-26
ON
 Thunder Bay
48 26 02
-89 18 06
 
CMB
VBA-3
ON
 Bald Head
47 39 37
-84 47 39
 
 Thunder Bay Coast Guard Radio - Wiarton
161.65 
CMB
VBA-6
ON
 Killarney
45 58 05
-81 29 22
 Apr-Dec
CMB
VBA-7
ON
 Tobermory
45 09 36
-81 29 45

CMB
VBA-8
ON
 Pointe au Baril
45 33 53
-80 19 02

161.775
CMB
VBA-5
ON
 Silver Water
45 54 03
-82 54 50
 
CMB
VBA-9
ON
 Meaford
44 30 56
-80 34 00
 
 .
LAKE WINNIPEG
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Thunder Bay Coast Guard Radio - Winnipeg  BC @ 0840,1240,1640,2140,0140 Z
161.55 
MIB
VBA-21
MB
 Fraserwood
50 34 47
-97 13 56
 May 15-Oct
161.9   
MIB
VBA-22
MB
 Jackhead
51 53 20
-97 19 01
 May 15-Oct
MIB
VBA-23
MB
 Long Point
52 55 33
-98 58 10
 May 15-Oct
MIB
VBA-24
MB
 Beaver Creek
51 23 21
-96 54 25
 May 15-Oct
..
PACIFIC COAST
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Comox Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VAC
BC
 Comox  (Cape Lazo)
49 42 24 -124 51 41
CMB XLA 725
BC
 Discovery Mountain
50 19 27 -125 22 16
162.55 
CMB
VBG 969
BC
 Texada Island
49 41 47
-124 26 07

 Comox Coast Guard Radio - Alert Bay
162.475
CMB
VBH 444
BC
 Port Hardy
50 41 35
-127 41 57

162.55 
CMB
VAF
BC
 Alert Bay
50 35 12
-126 55 28

 Prince Rupert Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VGC 206
BC
 Prince Rupert  (Mount Hays)
54 17 12
-130 18 49
 
CMB
VBD 472
BC
 Mount Dent
55 12 57
-129 59 18
 Winter O/R
CMB
VGB 785
BC
 Rose Inlet
52 13 18
-131 12 54
 
162.40 
CMB
VGL 22
BC
 Dundas Island
54 31 16
-130 54 55

CMB
VGL 24
BC
 Calvert Island
51 35 21
-128 00 43

CMB
XLK 897
BC
 Barry Inlet
52 34 30
-131 45 13

CMB
XLK 898
BC
 Mount Gil
53 15 46
-129 11 42

162.475
CMB
XLA 790
BC
 Kitimat
54 03 20
-128 37 51
 
CMB
XLK 894
BC
 Cumshewa
53 09 33
-131 59 47

CMB
XLK 895
BC
 Naden Harbour
53 57 18
-132 56 30

162.55 
CMB
XLK 896
BC
 Van Inlet
53 15 08
-132 32 31

CMB
XLK 899
BC
 Klemtu
52 34 45
-128 33 45

 Tofino Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
XLK 694
BC
 Tofino  (Mount Ozzard)
48 57 34
-125 29 30
 
CMB
VAF-2
BC
 Holberg
50 38 24
-128 07 34
 
CMB
VAQ 238
BC
 Esperanza
49 50 32
-126 48 22
 
162.40 
CMB
VGZ 36
BC
 Nootka
49 35 36
-126 36 52

CMB
XLA 823
BC
 Port Alberni
49 13 07
-124 48 43

162.475
CMB
XLA 840
BC
 Estevan Point
49 22 59
-126 32 00

162.55 
CMB
VGI 57
BC
 Eliza Dome
49 52 24
-127 07 13

 Victoria Coast Guard Radio
162.475
CMB
XLA 726
BC
 Victoria  (Mount Helmcken)
48 24 07
-123 34 17

 Victoria Coast Guard Radio - Vancouver
161.65 
CMB
VAI-2
BC
 Mount Parke
48 50 23
-123 17 41

161.775
CMB
VEC 743
BC
 Vancouver
49 17 05
-123 06 44
 Out of Service
162.475
CMB
XLK 672
BC
 Bowen Island
49 20 41
-123 23 13

162.55 
CMB
VAS-5
BC
 Watts Point
49 38 54
-123 12 36


EASTERN ARCTIC
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Iqaluit Coast Guard Radio  BC @ 1410,1705,2235 Z
161.9   
MIB
VFF
NU
 Iqaluit
63 46 07
-68 31 48
 Jun 15-Dec 25
 Iqaluit Coast Guard Radio - Resolute  BC @ 1240,1705,2310 Z
161.9   
MIB
VFR
NU
 Resolute
74 44 47
-95 00 11
 Jul 15-Oct 25
 Iqaluit Coast Guard Radio - Churchill
161.9   
MIB
VBA - 20
MB
 Churchill
58 46 29
-94 11 22
 Out of Service

WESTERN ARCTIC
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Iqaluit Coast Guard Radio  BC @ 1435,0235 Z
161.9   
MIB
VFA - 4
NT
 Inuvik  (Parson's Lake)
68 53 38
-133 56 31
 Jun 15-Oct
MIB
XNR 23
NU
 Cambridge Bay
69 06 53
-105 01 11
 Jul 5-Oct 15
MIB
XNR 24
NU
 Coppermine
67 49 30
-115 06 30
 Out of Service
.
ATHABASCA-MacKENZIE WATERSHED
Frequency
Type
Call Sign 
Prov
Station Name
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
 Iqaluit Coast Guard Radio  BC @ 1315,0115 Z
161.875
MIB
XNR 57
NT
 Yellowknife
62 25 45
-114 24 44
 Jun 15-Oct 25
161.9   
MIB
VFA - 4
NT
 Inuvik  (Parson's Lake)
68 53 50
-133 56 13
 Jun 15-Oct 25
MIB
CGY - 2
NT
 Hay River  (Enterprise)
60 36 30
-116 13 13
 Jun 15-Oct 25
.

Notes:
Remarks: BC H+ 00 = Broadcast time in minutes past hour. @ Z = UTC Time.
Broadcast Times: "00,04,08,10,12,16,2007" = 0007,0407,0807,1207,1607,2007.

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