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Great Barrier Marine Radio: VHF Channel 01

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Coverage from the Aldermans to Tutakaka and an area to nearing 100mls out the back of Great Barrier Island.  

We maintain a listening watch on Channel 16 from 7.00am to 10.00pm daily as well as monitoring Channel 01 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Between 10.00pm and 7.00am emergency transmission only please.

We take trip reports, help out with local knowledge such as phone numbers, where fuel, water, dive tank and LPG fills can be obtained.  Planes and ferry timetables, taxis etc.  We also liaise with Police, Health, Rural Fire and Department of Conservation on the island.

The station rebroadcasts the Marine Weather Bulletins each day at approximately 07.45 and 17.45.

We are a ship to shore channel, not a chit chat channel.  There are numerous boat channels available for that.

The channel operates through solar power so please remember that a carelessly stowed microphone, keeping the channel blocked, can cripple our system.

We are a non-profit organisation, our only source of funding is the revenue gained from membership subscription which is $90.00 pa.  Click on the link above to download a pdf of the application.  If you would like to know more about us contact our main operator Emmy on 09 4290 281 or write to us at; Claris RD1, Great Barrier Island 1236.


Article in North & South January 2016 by Lindsay Wright

Article in NZ Herald Wednesday Mar 25, 2009 by Vaimoana Tapaleao

Article on Great Barrier Marine Radio from Professional Skipper Issue 22 (June/July 2001)