What VHF frequencies are available?

In the United States, the frequencies used for these systems may be grouped into four general bands or ranges: low-band VHF (49-108 MHz), high-band VHF (169-216 MHz), low-band UHF (450-806 MHz), and high-band UHF (900-952 MHz). VHF represents “Very High Frequency” while UHF represents “Ultra High Frequency.”

What are the main VHF channels?

The most important channels on your VHF radio are 13, 16, 19, 22, and 70. Channel 13 is used by commercial shipping to communicate their actions and confirm passage. Channel 16 (156.8 MHz) VHF-FM is designated by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) as the national distress, safety and calling frequency.

Is 400 MHz a VHF or UHF?

UHF radios (Ultra High Frequency) operate on frequencies ranging from 400-512 Megahertz (MHz).

What frequency is Coast Guard?

VHF-FM Channels 9 and 16 Recreational boaters would continue to call the Coast Guard and any commercial facility on channel 16. The purpose of the FCC regulation was to relieve congestion on VHF channel 16, the distress, safety and calling frequency.

What is VHF channel 12 used for?

Vessel traffic regulating
Channel 11-12: Vessel traffic regulating.

What VHF channel do bridges use?

Channel 13
Channel 13: Strictly for navigational purposes by commercial, military, and recreational vessels at bridges, locks, and harbors.

Can a VHF radio talk to a CB radio?

CB or its close relatives fall into the HF frequency range (covering somewhere around 26 to 28 MHz, depending on country), so anything that accurately calls itself a VHF radio will not transmit (and most likely will not receive) CB.

How many MHz are in VHF Channel 16?

Inter Ship Frequencies 16 MHz: 16 520, 16 531, 16 534, 16 537, 16 540, 16 543, 16 546. 22 MHz: 22 159, 22 162, 22 168, 22 174, 22 177.

What band is 440 MHz?

The 70-centimeter or 440 MHz band is a portion of the UHF radio spectrum internationally allocated to amateur radio and amateur satellite use. The ITU amateur radio allocation is from 430 to 440 MHz; however, some countries, such as the United States, allocate hams 420 to 450 MHz.

Do you need a Licence for a VHF marine radio?

Do I Need A Marine VHF Licence? Anyone who uses a Marine VHF Radio needs a licence. If you are a sailor, powerboater, kayaker, angler or even a paddleboarder, you will most certainly need a marine radio.