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In this section you will discover just how extensive the Tas Maritime Radio network is.

You will find coverage maps as well as basic information about TMR's installations.




Without becoming too technical this section provides basic information about some key elements relating to marine radio that you may come across in your boating activities.

You will find information about:

  • HF (High Frequency) radio
  • VHF (Very High Frequency) radio
  • AIS (Automatic Identification System)
  • DSC (Digital Selective Calling)




There are a number of authorities, federal and state, who have some responsibility for safety at sea. Some of their functions are regulatory, others are more active in providing a safer environment and being involved in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

These authorities include:

  • ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority)
  • AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority)
  • RCC (Rescue Coordination Centre) Australia
  • Tasmania Police




This section contains information about installing, looking after and using your radio, including some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about marine radio.

You will find information about:

  • Basic Radio Procedure
  • When Trouble Strikes (Mayday and PanPan)
  • Helping Others (responding to others needing help)
  • Radio FAQs