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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  2013-06-09

Station Deleted
VBA-20 161.9   Churchill, MB

Call Sign Changes
VAR-3   161.65  Saint John, NB  (ex-VAR)
VBE-7   161.65  Sarnia, ON  (ex-VBE-5)
VBR-9   161.65  Prescott, ON  (ex-VBR-7)
XLR 239 161.65  Carleton-sur-Mer, QC (ex-XLR 231)
VBR-9   162.0   Prescott, ON  (ex-VBR-7)
VAR-9   161.775 Yarmouth, NS  (ex-VAR-3)

Voice Call Changed
Inuvik Coast Guard Radio is now Iqaluit Coast Guard Radio.

Broadcast Change
XLI 710 161.75  Freshwater, NL - now relays Placentia main broadcast



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
 Goose Bay
53 18 12
-60 31 27
  
161.775
 
CMB
VOK - 2
NL
 Labrador (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
47 41 14
-59 16 26

CMB
VOJ - 3
NL
 Mount Moriah (Stephenville)
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
 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
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
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
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
 Lac d'Aigle (Seven Islands)
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
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
 Montreal Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VFN
QC
 Montreal
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
 Montreal Coast Guard Radio - St. Jean
161.775
CMB
CJH - 25
QC
 L'Acadie (St. Johns-sur-Richelieu)
45 19 17
-73 18 34
 EE/FF , May-Oct
 Montreal Coast Guard Radio - Sorel
161.85 
CMB
CJH - 21
QC
 Sorel
46 02 45
-73 06 52
 EE/FF
 Quebec Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VCC
QC
 Quebec
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
 Riviere au Renard Coast Guard Radio
161.65 
CMB
VBQ - 25
QC
 Fox River (Gaspé)
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
 La Vernière (Grindstone)
47 21 26
-61 55 36
 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
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
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
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
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
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

 Vancouver Coast Guard Radio
161.775
CMB
VEC 743
BC
 Vancouver
49 17 05
-123 06 44

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

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

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

162.475
CMB
XLK 672
BC
 Bowen Island
49 20 41
-123 23 13


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
 May 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
 Parson's Lake (Inuvik)
68 53 38
-133 56 31
 May 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
 May 15-Oct 25
161.9   
MIB
VFA - 4
NT
 Parson's Lake (Inuvik)
68 53 50
-133 56 13
 May 15-Oct 25
MIB
CGY - 2
NT
 Enterprise
60 36 30
-116 13 13
 May 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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