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Pacific - List of Radio Nets

By Val Ellis last modified Jun 12, 2018 04:09 PM
This is a list of all the Pacific Radio Nets, both SSB and HAM, that we know about. Please send us an email if you are using others that you think should be listed, or you have updates to the below information - [email protected]

Published: 2018-06-12 23:00:00
Countries: Federated States of Micronesia , Guam , Juan Fernandez Islands , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Mexico , Northern Marianas , Palau (Belau) , Pitcairn Island , Samoa , Tuvalu , Wallis and Futuna , American Samoa , Australia , Cook Islands , Easter Island , Fiji , French Polynesia , Galapagos , Hawaii , Nauru , New Caledonia , New Zealand , Niue , Norfolk Island , Papua New Guinea , Solomon Islands , Tonga , USA , Vanuatu

NB: if a radio net is listed on a recently updated blog or website, it is considered active.

ACTIVE

Amigo Net (very popular/helpful for Pacific Mexico) 1400(UTC) Daily 4149 / 4146

British Columbia Boaters' Nethttp://www.bcbn.ca/
The BCBN operates daily during the summer months from 1700 PDT using the Vancouver Island Trunk System. The starting date for 2016 was June 10. The purpose of this net is to provide information to mariners, and to facilitate communications between boaters and with friends and family back home. Methods of contacting the BDBN are shown on their website.

California Hawaii Net (Pacific E, NW and Hawaii)
14.320 MHz at 1600(UTC)
This net has been active for more than fifty years.

Comedy Net, daily meeting on 7.087 MHz at 2040 Zulu (just after the Australian MSL wefax broadcast). Leans towards the irreverent and informal. Several land based regulars who'll help solve local problems. All licensed hams are welcome, esp. newcomers. Cheers and 73 from Jim and Ann Cate (N9GFT/VK4GFT) s/v Insatiable II

Far North Radio (NZ - Kaipara, Brett - Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu)
Provide an SSB (hf) service to vessels transiting to/from the Pacific and Tasman sea areas. 
See Noonsite Report for more details.
1800-1900 hours New Zealand daylight time - 6.516MHz
1900-1930 hours New Zealand daylight time - 4.417MHz

French Net, 13940 kHz at 0300Z (French).
The frequency is still available and they also use 8335 kHz.

Great Northern Boater's Net (all year, HAM, net controls in Alaska and Southern BC) 3,870 & 7,285 LSB at 16:00.

Gulf Harbour Radio, ZMH286: On air during the South Pacific cruising season from May 1 until the end of November. Operated by cruisers Patricia and David from SV Chameleon from their home base in Whangaparaoa, just north of Auckland.
8752 kHz or 8779 or 8297 kHz (in that order depending on interference).
Monday-Saturday  UTC 1915. NZST 7:15am
Provide current weather analysis and forecasts for cruising yachts and fishermen in the SW Pacific. Live streaming.
Find out more at http://www.ghradio.co.nz/

Intercon (Carib & Pacific) 14,300 USB at 11:00 (From 07:00 - 12:00 ET). Website http://interconnet.org

Nelson HF Marine Radio Coast Station: New Zealand
Tel:0064 03 5259349
[email protected]
Offers HF coverage for all vessels transiting in the South West Pacific.
Sked times:
Frequency 4417kcs 2040 – 2100 UTC / 0620 – 0640 UTC Daily
Frequency 8230kcs 2100 – 2120 UTC / 0640 – 0700 UTC Daily
Contact Operator by e-mail or phone.

Northland Radio ZMH292
A private coast station located in Russell, New Zealand. A not for profit provider of SSBservices to cruising yachts completing ocean passages in the South Pacific, and coastal passages within New Zealand coastal waters. 
https://www.northlandradio.nz/

Maritime Mobile Net (world-wide) 14300-14313 kHz 24h/day in different languages. Website www.mmsn.org

Pacific Puddle Jump Supports, and reports on, the annual migration of cruising sailors from the West Coast of the Americas to French Polynesia. There are no mandatory daily radio check-ins, however, several radio nets always evolve, which are administered voluntarily by fleet members. See www.pacificpuddlejump.com

Pacific Seafarers Net, (HAM) 14300 kHz at 0300(UTC). Informal chat followed by roll call at 0325(UTC).
The three nets that share 14300 kHz provide an outstanding safety net for cruisers. Whether you talk to the Pacific Seafarers Net, the Maritime Mobile Service Net, or the Intercon Net, all the net controls support cruising sailors (and other mobile operators), hand off well to one another, and have robust links to official responders. Websitewww.pacseanet.com

Russell Radio (Russell in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand) Coverage area extends from Tutukaka in the south to Knuckle Point at the northern end of Doubtless Bay, encompassing the Cavalli’s and the Poor Knights Islands. VHF 16, 63 (working channel). Website www.russellradio.org.nz.  Email [email protected]

Sonrisa Net for Sea of Cortez, 3.968 MHz (3968 LSB) at 0730 PDT.

Southbound Evening Net (SSB) (San Diego to Panama and beyond) Website expired. ACTIVE
Email [email protected]  https://southboundnet.wordpress.com/
Broadcast nightly starting at 0100 (UTC) at 6516 kHz Upper Side band. 
The Southbound Evening Net takes check-ins, provides WX updates, and passes traffic between vessels every night.

USA Dockside Radio - Radio Nets on the East and West Coasts. See website for Mexico Nets. www.docksideradio.com/west_coast.htm

Vanuatu Net, operates daily at 0730 Local time, 2030 UTC during cruising season - on 8.230 with a fallback frequency of 8.188

West Coast Boater's Net (Summer only, HAM, primarily BC
Details: http://www.rolybrown.ca/wcboaters.htm

Yokwe Net (Marshall Islands) 6236 at 19:45 (UTC) (07:45am local time)
http://www.sailingmarshallislands.com
The Mieco Beach Yacht Club members and friends run a daily HF net called the Yokwe net ('yokwe' means hello). The net's main purpose is to look after vessels underway as they voyage between the outer islands of the Marshall Islands, but it is also a social network between cruisers and people on the outer islands with radios.

LIKELY STILL ACTIVE (LAST REFERENCE IN SECOND HALF OF 2015)

Namba Net (Local weather via French Net and email from Meteo Vanuatu. Yachts enroute to Australia can transfer to the Sheila Net as they near the Australian Coast.) 8,101 at 21:15. Sister net to Sheila Net: More to New Caledonia, Vanuatu & north to Solomons.  operates during the cruising season May to about October at 0815 hrs local time Vanuatu (UTC +11). Last referenced Sep 2015

Pacific Magellan (Boats in Tahiti and/or eastward (Tuamotus, Marquesas) at 17:30 and (Boats in Tahiti or westward (Leewards, Cooks, Tonga, etc)) on 8.173 /Alt 8,137 / 8,294Mhz Last referenced Nov 2015 – probably still current

Pacific Maritime Mobile Service Net
http://www.pmmsn.net/
Nets begin at 2100 UTC hours every day
Nets close at 2400 UTC hours every day
15 meter band wide area coverage on 21.412 mhz USB
Not limited to the Pacific Ocean
Felix Dudley - W4FDD - [email protected] Last reference Nov 2015.

Seems current Panama Pacific Net, 8143 kHZ at 14:00 daily. Weather Panama to Galapagos. Alternate frequencies of 8137, 8155 and 6230 (6C).

Seems current Panama Connection, 8107 kHZ at 0930 UTC daily.

Rag of the Air (Fiji) on 8173 at 19:00. Run by Jim & Kyoko Bandy. Jim Bandy has stepped down but the net is still believed live.

UNSURE – LAST REF PRIOR TO 2015 OR NO REFERENCE

Arnold's Net (South Pacific) 14.318 MHz at 0400 (UTC) Last reference 2013.

Central American Breakfast Club 7,083 LSB / alt. 7086 or 7080 at 13:00  daily except Sunday. Last reference May 2013

Coconut Breakfast Net, French Polynesia 8188 kHz at 1730(UTC) (English)
Coconut Breakfast Net, West of French Polynesia 12353 kHz at 1830(UTC) (English)

Confusion Net (Pacific) 14.305 MHz at 1900 (UTC)

Harry's Net (W & S Pacific) 7.095 MHz at 2000 (UTC)

Hawaii Net (Hawaii) 14,340 at 19:00  and 14,305 at 22:00 Website www.earchi.org/rptr_nets.html Email [email protected] no email response July 2016

N Zealand Wx Net (New Zealand) 7.080 MHz at 2000 (UTC). Last reference 2014

Pacific Island (South Pacific) 14,265 USB at 07:00. Last updated August 2013

Pacific Inter-Island Net (Micronesia & up to Hawaii) 14.315 MHz at 0800 (UTC) No website activity since 2005

Pacific Island Net (South Pacific) 14,135 USB at 00:00. Run by Gunther.

Patagonia 8164 at 12:00. Controller Wolfgang. Referenced in 2006, 2009, 2013

SHEILA Net, 8161 kHz daily at 2200(UTC). Covers NE Coast of Australia, New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Noumea. Emergencies, position reports, general information and traffic contacts. (maybe out of service). (2007 mention)

Tony's Net (ZLIATE), 14315 kHz at 2100UTC. HAM net - relays - weather. Noted in 2013 ref in Pacific Crossing Guide

VK Maritime (VK & South Pacific) 7,060 USB at 20:00 (UTC). Last ref 2010

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