Tas Maritime Radio News

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Maatsuyker Changeover

(Sunday, 22 September 2019)

Hannah & Grant Hannah Sutton and Grant Ryan dropped by the Tas Maritime base having set foot once again on the Tasmanian mainland after their six-month winter stint as caretakers on Maatsuyker Island.

The highlight of their stay was their engagement as reported on the ABC and reproduced here. After enduring 85-knot winds and 9-metre seas mixed with glorious days and wildlife that had no fear of humans, they landed at Cambridge only to be shaken back to reality by the traffic and the sights and smells of Hobart.

Tas Maritime Radio Operators' Lunch ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2019)

TMR Lunch Without our volunteers Tas Maritime Radio would not exist. In appreciation of their efforts a light lunch was held recently for operators and their partners at our operations centre. Many operators don’t get the chance to meet each other because their shifts are on different days and so it’s a good chance for everyone to catch up and meet new operators and their partners.

Maatsuyker Island -
Changing of the Guard

(Friday, 1 February 2019)

Maatsuyker Island TMR has a long association with the Maatsuyker Island volunteer caretakers. Almost every day we catch up with them by radio – usually after one of our routine skeds.

Tas Maritime Christmas Party 2018

(Friday, 21 December, 2018)

2018 Christmas lunch
The Tas Maritime Radio volunteers and partners

On Friday Tas Maritime's volunteers gathered with their long-suffering partners at the Geilston Bay Boat Club for our annual Christmas lunch.

A New Operator - Bryan Rumley

(Friday, 14 December, 2018)

Bryan Rumley
Bryan Rumley

Tas Maritime Radio would like to welcome our latest volunteer radio operator Bryan Rumley.

A born and bred Tasmanian. Bryan has spent nearly all of his life living and working in the greater Hobart area.

CYCT Members visit TMR Ops Centre

(Tuesday, 04 December, 2018)

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CYCT members listening to the sked

In early December Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania members visited Tas Maritime's new Operations Building at the Queens Domain where they experienced Tas Maritime Radio in operation.

Important - Membership Renewals

(Saturday, 10 November 2018)

Member Menu A couple of problems have recently come to light wherein members either did not know that their Annual Membership Service Fee was due, or that they believed they had paid via Internet Banking but in fact had not.

New Operator - Glen Pears

(Monday, 3 September, 2018)

Glen Pears
Glen Pears

Tas Maritime Radio would like to welcome our latest volunteer radio operator Glen Pears.

Originally from Hobart Glen has been working in the construction industry in Brisbane and Sydney and has returned to Hobart to retire and smell the roses.

New Operations Centre Opens

(Saturday, 30 June, 2018)

New Operations Centre

Tas Maritime Radio officially opened their new operations centre yesterday. The new building houses the radio room, training area and marine radio museum.

New Operations Centre reaches lockup stage

(Thursday, November 29, 2017)

Lockup stage

After three months of construction our new operations centre has reached lockup stage.

First building milestone reached……….

(Friday, September 22, 2017)

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.