South Pacific, New Zealand: Russell Radio Discontinues SSB Service

Published 11 years ago, updated 6 years ago

SSB service now offered by Far North Radio. Russell Radio continues on VHF Ch. 63 for advance notice for Customs in Opua.

Russell Radio is no longer able to provide an SSB (hf) service to vessels transiting to/from the Pacific and Tasman sea areas.

Commencing 20 April 2013, this service is now run by Far North Radio with the following radio schedule times:

  • 1800-1900 hours New Zealand daylight time – 6.516MHz
  • 1900-1930 hours New Zealand daylight time – 4.417MHz

Area covered Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Kaipara, Brett

Far North Radio

Phone: 09 406 1423 (24/7)

VHF Channels: 60 East Coast, 61 North Cape to the Kings, 83 West Coast

VHF Weather Broadcasts: 0730, 1330,  1730 and 1930 on request

Far North Radio Membership Form (PDF)

E-mail contact: Annette Hall [email protected]

Russell Radio will continue to operate VHF service on Channel 63 for vessels arriving/departing from the Port of Opua.

Russell Radio

Phone/Fax  (09) 403 7218

VHF Channel: 63

[email protected]

Both organizations are run by dedicated volunteers and receive no government funding.

For a list of other Pacific Radio Nets go here.

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