Mediterranean SSB Net from May to October

This is an active cruising net which runs throughout the Mediterranean cruising season six days a week. Useful for sharing information on location, weather, security and passage plans.

Published 5 years ago

Our thanks to Louise of SV Lulu for passing on this information.

SSB radio with the frequency showing of the MedNetPreviously known as the Dragnet, the MedNet is open for all cruisers from Turkey to Gibraltar and runs Monday to Saturday from May to October. 

The MedNet broadcasts on frequency 6516 for initial check-ins. After which, the net controller moves to stations 8134, then 13259 where better propagation is often possible.

Broadcast time is 06:00 UTC (08:00 locally if you are somewhere between Gibraltar and Italy and 09:00 if you are anywhere in Greece and Turkey). 

The MedNet is used for a variety of things; to share information, location, weather, passage plans and for safety during passages. It also acts as a general help forum and is a wonderful way to connect with other cruisers across what is a vast distance. 

Now the MedNet also has a Facebook page: MedNet—Marine Long Range SSB Radio—for Mediterranean Sailors.

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Mediterranean: SSB Net – MedNet (January 20, 2016)

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  1. June 23, 2019 at 2:02 PM
    guzzlie says:

    Thanks for the update Louise. We’ll try and check in to the Mednet in the next day or two. By the way, shouldn’t the 3rd frequency be 12359 rather than 13259? Thanks, Guy, Street Legal