Pacific – List of Radio Nets
A comprehensive list of all the Pacific Radio Nets, both SSB and HAM.
Published 4 years ago
NB: if a radio net is listed on a recently updated blog or website, it is considered active.
Amigo Net (very popular/helpful for Pacific Mexico)
1400(UTC) Daily 4149/4146
British Columbia Boaters’ Net
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.
Chubasco Net (U.S. Pacific Coast throughout Sea of Cortez and as far south as Manzanillo and out to Hawaii)
7.192 Mhz (0745 Pacific Time and Pacific DST when applicable).
Active boater’s net and source of best weather broadcast available in Mexico.
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
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:
8752 kHz or 8779 or 8297 kHz (in that order depending on interference).
Monday-Saturday UTC 1915. NZST 7:15 am
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. Provide current weather analysis and forecasts for cruising yachts and fishermen in the SW Pacific plus position and progress of boats that leave NZ. Live streaming.
Intercon (Carib & Pacific)
14,300 USB at 11:00 (From 07:00 – 12:00 ET)
Maritime Mobile Net (worldwide)
14300-14313 kHz 24h/day in different languages.
New Zealand Net
Vessels with radiotelegraph capability are welcome to check into the New Zealand Net on 3535kHz Mon-Fri at 2100 hours NZ time. The net covers the southwest Pacific and eastern Australia, and accepts messages of up to 50 words in radiogram form for local delivery or onward relay worldwide. Visit their website for information and resources.
Pacific Maritime Radio ZMH292
Run by Peter Mott located in Russell, New Zealand. SSB Net, free of charge public service. HF/SSB watch is daily at 0505 UTC on 12353 KHz for vessels in North and South Pacific, Coral and Tasman Seas. Also can provide passage tracking services (“Passage Guardian”) globally for a fee.
Note: This Net is off air until a new remote site can be located for the station. In the meantime Peter has launched a free global service for cruisers on passage. Find out more at https://passageguardian.nz, contact: [email protected]
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.
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), handoff well to one another, and have robust links to official responders.
PolyMagNet–SSB Radio Net in Polynesia
8173 kHz USB at 1800 UTC and 0400 UTC (8:00 AM and 6:00 PM Tahiti local time) 7 days a week. English-speaking SSB net where vessels underway can report their position and conditions, and boats at anchor pass on info about weather, anchoring, events, etc. in their area.
Russell Radio (Russell in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand)
Email: [email protected]
VHF 16, 63 (working channel)
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.
Sonrisa Net for Sea of Cortez, 3.968 MHz (3968 LSB) at 0730 PDT.
Southbound Evening Net (SSB) (San Diego to Panama and beyond)
Email: [email protected]
Broadcast nightly starting at 0100 (UTC) at 6516 kHz Upper Sideband.
The Southbound Evening Net takes check-ins, provides WX updates, and passes traffic between vessels every night.
Tony’s Net (ZLIATE)
14315 kHz at 2100UTC. HAM net – relays – weather.
Run by a consortium of net controllers in NZ and Australia. Poor propagation conditions June 2019 prompted a subsidiary net at around 2115/2120 on 7170LSB which will probably keep going until propagation improves.
USA Dockside Radio
Radio Nets on the East and West Coasts. See website for Mexico Nets.
Operates daily at 0730 Local times, 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
Yokwe Net (Marshall Islands)
6.224 at 19:45 (UTC) (07:45 am local time)
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 en route 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
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: [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) in 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)
VK Maritime (VK & South Pacific) 7,060 USB at 20:00 (UTC). Last ref 2010
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 any listings – [email protected]
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