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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.

 

We thank you for your on call assistance during our time on the water. It was a great comfort to us to know that you were always there if and when we needed you.

GB, TMR past member

 

Thanks for a lifetime of beaut memories.

CB, TMR past member of 42 years

 

It was great hearing you guys with your regular reports and even better when you could hear us calling in. A huge comfort for us being out there on our first Tasman crossing.

Thanks again to all at Tas Maritime ... over

DH, TMR member

 

Thank you for the wonderful job you all do. We’ll miss your voices as we sail up the mainland coast.

EO & BO, Interstate sailors

 

We appreciate Tas Maritime's ability to keep an eye out for everyone and to help keep them safe. Rest assured that if there aren't a great many callbacks, everyone is listening to the weather broadcasts.

VDLC participant

 

Thank you for the time and effort you all put into managing the radio weather and skeds. It is very much appreciated.

JT, Interstate sailor

 

Good morning Tas Maritime,
Just a quick note to say thank you for your services. I have just been in the Tamar River on my yacht, after sailing across Bass Strait via the prom, Deal Island etc.

Your cheery forecasts, call-ins and messages are a highlight of the day, and a "must hear" for all boaties, fishermen, and sailors.

It is very good to know that someone is watching out for us, and cares enough to put in the effort that you do.

On behalf of everyone, thank you.

RM, Interstate sailor

 

Thanks to Tas Maritime Radio for an excellent job.

Interstate visitor

 

It is soothing to know that an organisation such as Tas Maritime is looking after us.

PW, TMR member

 

As my time in Tasmania comes to an end, catching the Spirit of Tasmania back to Melbourne, I would like to sincerely thank all of the team from Tasmania Marine Radio for the kind support for my solo Jet Ski circumnavigation around Tasmania. From the first time I made a tentative phone call to make initial contact, through to my first meetings, radio calls and finale to the trip, the professional help I received was always above reproach. For a volunteer organisation, (I think they should be paid) they delivered an amazing service from start to finish.

LW, visitor from South Australia

 

Recently your team helped me contact a ship that was in Port Davey, so as to coordinate my flight in. I was worried that I would be stranded and unable to meet the ship, given my original flight was cancelled due to a high wind warning.

You were able to both get a message to the ship and then get a message back to me confirming my revised pick up.

Thank you so much for your assistance. I was in a challenging situation and your assistance enable me to reach my vessel for the rest of the 2019 Van Dieman’s land circumnavigation. Great work guys!!!

KT, VDLC participant

 

Thanks for your service whilst I should use it more often when I am going out it is nice to just know you guys are there and are local!!! Thanks.

CH, TMR member

 

As my time in Tasmania comes to an end, catching the Spirit of Tasmania back to Melbourne, I would like to sincerely thank all of the team from Tasmania Marine Radio for the kind support for my solo Jet Ski circumnavigation around Tasmania. From the first time I made a tentative phone call to make initial contact, through to my first meetings, radio calls and finale to the trip, the professional help I received was always above reproach. For a volunteer organisation, (I think they should be paid) they delivered an amazing service from start to finish.

LW, visitor from South Australia

 

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

 

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.

Facebook post by TARfish

 

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