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Bermuda VHF Frequency and Usage Table

Bermuda makes use of the International Frequency Plan meaning there are currently 59 VHF channels which includes (2) channels dedicated to the Automatic Identification System services available. WX-2 is also available in Bermuda for continuous weather broadcasts.

While all international VHF channels are available, Bermuda only makes use of about 20 of these including VHF channels 16 and 70 for hailing and distress.

In addition to the use of WX2's continuous broadcast, you may also receive weather information through Bermuda Radio on VHF channel 27 on a scheduled basis.

It is recommended that radio checks be done on channel 07 by use of the public repeater. By using a unique feature of the repeater, simply key your VHF radio and then release the PTT button. This activates the repeater which then transmits a carrier signal for a few seconds which you will clearly hear cut out indicating that both your transmitter and receiver are both working.

Bermuda Maritime Operations

Formerly Bermuda Radio (ZBR), Bermuda Maritime Operations maintains a continuous 24/7 watch on the following International Distress and Calling frequencies:

In addition, Bermuda Maritime Operations broadcasts regularly scheduled MSI and weather broadcasts. Urgent and Safety warnings are announced on VHF channel 16 as well as MF 2182.0 kHz and then repeated on the appropriate working frequency.

Open Down ArrowBermuda MSI and Weather Broadcast Schedule

Bermuda MSI and Weather Broadcast Schedule

Time (Z) Broadcast Content Announcement Frequency Broadcast Frequency Remarks
24/7 VHF See Note 4. VHF Channel WX2 162.400 MHz Issued at 0530, 1130, 1630 and 2330 Local times.
0010 NAVTEX See Notes 1 and 3. 518 kHz [B]
0035 VHF See Notes 2 and 3. VHF Channel 16 and MF 2182.0 kHz VHF Channel 27 and MF 2582.0 kHz All inshore and offshore navigational information included.
0410 NAVTEX See Notes 1 and 3. 518 kHz [B]
0435 VHF and MF See notes 2 and 3. VHF channel 16 and MF 2182.0 kHz VHF channel 27 and MF 2582.0 kHz All inshore and offshore navigational information included.
0810 NAVTEX See Notes 1 and 3. 518 kHz [B]
0835 VHF and MF See notes 2 and 3. VHF channel 16 and MF 2182.0 kHz VHF channel 27 and MF 2582.0 kHz All inshore and offshore navigational information included.
1210 NAVTEX See Notes 1 and 3. 518 kHz [B]
1235 VHF and MF See notes 2 and 3. VHF channel 16 and MF 2182.0 kHz VHF channel 27 and MF 2582.0 kHz All inshore and offshore navigational information included.
1610 NAVTEX See Notes 1 and 3. 518 kHz [B]
1635 VHF and MF See notes 2 and 3. VHF channel 16 and MF 2182.0 kHz VHF channel 27 and MF 2582.0 kHz All inshore and offshore navigational information included.
2010 NAVTEX See Notes 1 and 3. 518 kHz [B]
2035 VHF and MF See notes 2 and 3. VHF channel 16 and MF 2182.0 kHz VHF channel 27 and MF 2582.0 kHz All inshore and offshore navigational information included.

1. Latest Urgent Marine information, Safety information including navigational / meteorological warnings and Tropical weather advisories; METAREA IV USA National Weather Service High Seas forecast 31N up to 67N, West of 35W, and USA NWS Southwest North Atlantic and Bermuda area weather forecasts.
2. Latest Urgent Marine information, Safety information including navigational / meteorological warnings and Tropical weather advisories and Bermuda area weather forecasts.
3. Tropical weather advisories are included during June 1st to November 30th when the event concerned is within the boundaries 18N to 42N and 50W to 80W. Notices to Mariners include warnings of NAVAIDS failures for all offshore NAVAIDS.
4. A continuous broadcast is issued on Marine VHF Weather Channel 02 (162.4 MHz). The local Marine Weather Forecast provided by the Bermuda Weather Service, is followed by tropical weather advisories (during June 1st to November 30th when the event concerned is within the boundaries 18N to 42N; 50W to 80W), and then by the USA National Hurricane Center Tropical Weather Outlook. Broadcast includes information on changes in Bridge operations.
5. Available upon request: - Latest USA National Weather Service High Seas Forecast for METAREA IV N of 07N to 67N and W of 35W, USA NWS Southwest North Atlantic and Offshore forecasts.

Complete List of Bermuda VHF Frequencies and Usage

Open Down Arrow Bermuda VHF Frequencies and Usage

Bermuda VHF Frequencies and Usage

Channel Number Ship Transmit MHz Ship Receive MHz Simplex Duplex Use Notes
01 156.050 156.650   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
02 156.100 160.700   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
03 156.150 160.750   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
04 156.200 160.800   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
05 156.250 156.850   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
06 156.300 156.300 X   Safety, Commercial, and Non-Commercial Coordinated Search and Rescue and Non-Commercial Boating Public.
07 156.350 160.950   X Commercial and Non-Commercial Bermuda Public Access Repeater.
08 156.400 156.400 X   Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public.
09 156.450 156.450 X   Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public.
10 156.500 156.500 X   Commercial Port Operations - Tugs and Tenders.
11 156.550 156.550 X   Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public.
12 156.600 156.600 X   Port Operations Bermuda Pilots.
13 156.650 156.650 X   Intership Navigation Safety (Bridge-to-bridge) Swing Bridge and Longbird Bridge Operations.
14 156.700 156.700 X   Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public.
15 156.750 156.750 X   Intership & Port Ops  
16 156.800 156.800 X   International Distress, Urgency, Safety and Calling
17 156.850 156.850 X   Intership & Port Ops  
18 156.900 161.500   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
19 156.950 161.550   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
20 157.000 161.600   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
21 157.050 161.650   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
22 157.100 161.700   X Safety Bermuda Marine Police.
23 157.150 161.750   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
24 157.200 161.800   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
25 157.250 161.850   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence;  
26 157.300 161.900   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
27 157.350 161.950   X Safety Bermuda Radio - Primary Channel
28 157.400 162.000   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
60 156.025 160.625   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
61 156.075 160.675   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
62 156.125 160.725   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
63 156.175 160.775   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
64 156.225 160.825   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
65 156.275 160.875   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
66 156.325 160.925   X Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public
67 156.375 156.375 X   Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public
68 156.425 156.425 X   Safety Bermuda Radio - Secondary Channel.
69 156.475 156.475 X   Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public.
70 156.525 156.525 X   Digital Selective Calling for Distress, Urgency, Safety and Calling. (Voice Communications Prohibited)
71 156.575 156.575 X   Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public.
72 156.625 156.625 X   Commercial and Non-Commercial Non-Commercial Boating Public.
73 156.675 156.675 X   Intership & Port Ops  
74 156.725 156.725 X   Port Ops  
75 156.775 156.775 X   Port Ops  
76 156.825 156.825 X   Port Ops  
77 156.875 156.875 X   Intership  
78 156.925 161.525   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
79 156.975 161.575   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
80 157.025 161.625   X Port Operations Ferry Operations - (Marine & Ports)
81 157.075 161.675   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
82 157.125 161.725   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
83 157.175 161.775   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
84 157.225 161.825   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
85 157.275 161.875   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
86 157.325 161.925   X Port Ops & Public Correspondence  
87 157.375 157.375 X   Port Ops  
88 157.425 157.425 X   Port Ops  
 
WX-2 ----- 162.400 Receive Only Safety Bermuda Weather Radio
 
AIS-1 161.975 161.975 X   AIS Automatic Ship Identification and Surveillance System.
AIS-2 162.025 162.025 X   AIS Automatic Ship Identification and Surveillance System.
 

The complete list can be downloaded in zipped PDF format Bermuda VHF Frequency Chart.

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