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First building milestone reached……….

(Friday, September 22, 2017)

Excavation
Step 1: excavation
After more than two years of planning, work has begun on our new radio room and marine radio museum.

Golden Electronics Security takes over after hours watch

(Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

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Following planned internal restructuring TasPorts advised they were no longer able to continue after hours monitoring of Tas Maritime Radio’s state-wide VHF network.

New Highland Lakes Base Station

(Monday 26 December 2016)

Telstra volunteers installing antenna
Telstra volunteers installing antenna

Tas Maritime Radio (TMR) has now commissioned a new multi channel marine VHF base station to provide safety coverage to the highland lakes area.

New Base on Maatsuyker Island

(Friday 21 July 2016)

Maatsuyker from above After many years on the wish list, there is now a fully equipped VHF base station at Maatsuyker Island, with a 24/7 listening watch on channel 16.

40 Years Serving Tasmanian Mariners

(Friday 14 July 2016)

40th Birthday This month Tas Maritime Radio celebrates its 40th Birthday. That's 40 years, as Tas Maritime Radio's motto says, of volunteers providing safety services for Tasmanian mariners.

Northern TMR base

(Monday 18 January 2016)

Tas Maritime has now installed a VHF base station to cover the central north coastline.

Relief for Mary Kay at “Smithton Radio”

(Monday 11 January 2016)

The MAST VHF base station on Three Hummock Island has been monitored and controlled by Mary Kay for many years.

A Decade of Service

(Thursday 5 February 2015)

At Tas Maritime Radio's Christmas Lunch in December, three of our volunteers were acknowledged for volunteering with TMR in its various guises for 10 years.

Entering St Helens at Night

(Monday 5 January 2015)

Mariners are advised not to enter St Helens at night - it is extremely dangerous to do so.

Rex Griffiths (Tasmar Radio 1985-1989)

(Wednesday 15 October 2014)

Rex Griffiths It is with sadness I report the passing of Rex Griffiths.
Rex was the Tasmar Radio Base operator at South Arm between 1985 and 1989).

New Name, New Branding, Extended Range

(Tuesday 1 July 2014)

From 1 July 2014 Coast Radio Hobart will be known as Tas Maritime Radio (or TMR) to better reflect TMR's overall coverage area.

 

TMR seeking more volunteer operators

(Saturday 24 May 2014)

During the winter months some of our regular operators head for warmer climates for a month or two, leaving large gaps in our roster. If you would like to volunteer for this rewarding role as a trained radio operator, see below.

New Base Stations in West

(Thursday 1 May 2014)

Two weeks ago CRH directors Barry McCann and Brian Muir, with volunteer Telstra technicians John Parker, Warren Arbuckle and Jason Gaitero, drove to Mt. Read on the west coast (near Rosebery) to instal equipment for a new base station.