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We at Tas Maritime Radio try to do a good job looking after the safety of Tasmanian mariners and it is nice to hear positive comments from our members and others that reinforce our efforts.

This a collection of comments that have come to our attention.


You all do a really good job at Tas Maritime radio. I was very appreciative of your coverage and support during my time sailing solo in Tasmania.

JA, retired TMR member


It’s been good to know someone is out there listening.

IH, retired TMR member


I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers who have provided a great service over the past (nearly) 30 years that I have been involved.

You should be very proud of the work you have done, and the improvements in communication that now exist for the Tasmanian boating fraternity.

LF, retired TMR member


Going to Coast Radio Hobart tonight to get my own RG number . Good value and safety at sea. (2012)
Best thing i ever did , great team up at Tas Maritime Radio ( TMR ) as it is now known. (2018)

RB, TMR member


Over the many years as a member I would sincerely like to thank all your present and past volunteers for the marvelous job they have done, and also for the added infrastructure around the state that has helped make the boating community safer.

GR, TMR member


Going to Coast Radio Hobart tonight to get my own RG number . Good value and safety at sea. (2012)
Best thing i ever did , great team up at Tas Maritime Radio ( TMR ) as it is now known. (2018)

RB, TMR member


Thank you for providing a great service by all volunteers.

IR, TMR member


Thank you for your assistance during our visit to Tasmania this summer. It was great to hear the weather reports and the friendly voices while cruising your lovely island.

AK & CB, visitors from NSW


Thank you for the amazing service of Tas Maritime Radio.

JF, TMR member


I purchased a Fisher 32 Motor Sailer in Hobart back in November and left it in Hobart and commuted several times between Melbourne and Hobart to enjoy the beautiful sailing waters you have around Hobart / Tasmania and then sailed ( actually motored all the way - weather !!!! ) back to Melbourne.

I was not able to sail and see as much as I would have liked due to weather but what I did do was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I joined Tasmaritime Radio when I was told about the coverage you provide especially in my case sailing back to Melbourne and it proved to be money well spent.

I wish to express my admiration and appreciation for the fantastic Radio Network you have and especially the volunteer radio operators who man the radio with their professional and helpful manner in conducting the Radio Skeds and Log ins. I am very thankful for your assistance while sailing in your waters. I just wish that here in Victoria we had a system that is as good as your Radio Network. Good luck for the future.

BW, TMR member


Do you own a boat and do you live in Tasmania? Why not consider joining Tas Maritime Radio? Membership is affordable and provides valuable safety services for Tasmanian mariners.

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Yes these guys do a brilliant job right around the state. They also support Tasmanian gamefishing via radio relay assistance to our competitions and off shore boating. It’s a critically important part of the safety management measures. Please support them.

JE, commmenting on the TARfish post


Great idea. You get a “call sign” & TMR have your personal details including who to call in the event you get into trouble! You also get up to date & reliable weather scheds. They do a great job!

GM, commmenting on the TARfish post


As a Tasmanian I am proud of our Tasmanian services. TMR does more than its best.

IR, TMR member


As usual your service is excellent.

BS, TMR member


Thanks for your great service. Tasmania has the best maritime radio service in Australia - and the best boating!!!

AH, TMR member


Keep up the good work, it’s a fantastic service Tas Maritime Radio provides.

CD, TMR member


I live in Brisbane and joined for last year's VDLC. I am happy to let my membership lapse but will rejoin if I come back for another VDLC. I think your operators are on the ball and do a great job. I am happy to support Tas Maritime when I am next in Tasmania.

HB, former TMR member


Thanks for the superb and ever expanding radio coverage over many years.

BW, TMR member


Thank you for your splendid service which we appreciate greatly.

JD, TMR member


I am so impressed with the services Tas Maritime provides, always increasing, what a fantastic bunch of volunteers.

JJ, TMR member


I have not owned a boat for a very long time and now seems the time to vacate my registration as I have no intention of buying another. I am most grateful for the company of Tas Maritime in the past and have continued paying dues in appreciation, although I have not had use for the service for many years. I wish you wonderful people all the best in continuing this very valuable service.

RJ, former TMR member


I'm from WA and think that the service provided by Tas Maritime is outstanding and we appreciate it very much.

MM, visitor


My sincerest thanks for both the efforts of all those volunteering their time and providing such a professional service, from the days of Len Bonnitcha onwards (last century now), and also for the impressive infrastructure Tas Maritime and its sponsors have built in the interests of maritime safety over the years.

AH, TMR member