VHF FREQUENCIES

VHF CHANNEL FREQUENCIES AND USAGES

Channel Frequencies and Usages are from the Coast Pilot; Pacific Coast (25th Edition)

CHANNEL	TRANSMIT/RECEIVE (MHz)	USAGE
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1A	156.050	156.050		Port operations and commercial
5A	156.250	156.250		Port operations
6	156.300	156.300		Intership safety
7A	156.350	156.350		Commercial
8	156.400	156.400		Commercial (ship-to-ship only)
9	156.450	156.450		Commercial and non-commercial
10	156.500	156.500		Commercial
11	156.550	156.550		Commercial
12	156.600	156.600		Port operations (traffic advisories, including VTS in some ports)
13	156.650	156.650		Navigational (ship-to-ship), also used at locks and bridges
14	156.700	156.700		Port operations (traaffic advisories, including VS in some ports)
16	156.800	156.800		Distress, safety and calling
17	156.850	156.850		State or local government control
18A	156.900	156.900		Commercial
19	156.950	156.950		Commercial
20	157.000	161.600		Port operations (traffic advisories)
22A	157.100	157.100		Coast Guard Liaison
24	157.200	161.800		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
25	157.250	161.850		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
26	157.300	161.900		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
27	157.350	161.950		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
28	157.400	162.000		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
63A	156.175	156.175		VTS New Orleans
65A	156.275	156.275		Port operations (traffic advisories)
66A	156.325	156.325		Port operations (traffic advisories)
67	156.375	156.375		Commercial (ship-to-ship)
68	156.425	156.425		Non-commercial
69	156.475	156.475		Non-commercial
71	156.575	156.575		Non-commercial
72	156.625	156.625		Non-commercial (ship-to-ship only)
73	156.675	156.675		Port operations (traffic advisories)
74	156.725	156.725		Port operations (traffic advisories)
77	156.875	156.875		Port operations (ship-to-ship, to and from pilots docking ships)
78A	156.925	156.925		Non-commercial
79A	156.975	156.975		Commercial
80A	157.025	157.025		Commercial
84	157.225	161.825		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
85	157.275	161.875		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
86	157.325	161.925		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
87	157.375	161.975		Public correspondence (ship-to-coast)
88	157.425	162.025		Public correspondence in Puget Sound
88A	157.425	157.425		Commercial, fishing (ship-to-ship)