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MF & HF Channel Information

This section provides information on middle and high frequency marine radiotelephone channels. The links below and to the left provide tables which show the various channels and their assigned frequencies. Clicking on the links below will open a new browser window.

Duplex Channels

These single sideband radiotelephone channels are used for communications between coast and ship stations. Frequencies listed are carrier frequencies. Channels used for calling, and channels guarded by the U.S. Coast Guard are indicated.

2 MHz Simplex Frequencies

These 2 Mhz single sideband radiotelephone frequencies are available for ships in or near U.S. waters.

HF Simplex Frequencies

HF Simplex single sideband radiotelephone frequencies are provided for worldwide common use by ships of all categories, for communications with coast stations or other ships. Global Maritime Distress and Safety System distress and safety working frequencies are also listed.

Channels in the band 4000 - 4063 kHz and 8100 - 8195 kHz are now included here as well.

Note: all duplex and simplex frequencies are upper sideband (USB), with an assigned frequency 1.4 kHz above the listed carrier frequency.

This HF radiotelephone channel and frequency information was obtained from Appendix 16 of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Radio Regulations, including revisions made by the 1987 Mobile World Administrative Radio Conference (Mob-87).