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Marine VHF Band Plans


This table shows the difference between the United States, Canadian and International VHF marine channels.
  • The rightmost column labled Common indicates the channels which are the same in all three band plans.
  • For channel usage see the Marine VHF Channels wiki page or the links below.


Marine VHF Channels
Ch.
USA
Canada
International
Common
Ship RXShip TXShip RXShip TXShip RXShip TX
1
--
--
160.6500156.0500160.6500156.0500
1A156.0500156.0500
--
--
--
--
2
--
--
160.7000156.1000160.7000156.1000
3
--
--
160.7500156.1500160.7500156.1500
4
--
--
--
--
160.8000156.2000
4A
--
--
156.2000156.2000
--
--
5
--
--
--
--
160.8500156.2500
5A156.2500156.2500156.2500156.2500
--
--
6156.3000156.3000156.3000156.3000156.3000156.3000
7
--
--
--
--
160.9500156.3500
7A156.3500156.3500156.3500156.3500
--
--
8156.4000156.4000156.4000156.4000156.4000156.4000
9156.4500156.4500156.4500156.4500156.4500156.4500
10156.5000156.5000156.5000156.5000156.5000156.5000
11156.5500156.5500156.5500156.5500156.5500156.5500
12156.6000156.6000156.6000156.6000156.6000156.6000
13156.6500156.6500156.6500156.6500156.6500156.6500
14156.7000156.7000156.7000156.7000156.7000156.7000
15156.7500
--
156.7500156.7500156.7500156.7500
16156.8000156.8000156.8000156.8000156.8000156.8000
17156.8500156.8500156.8500156.8500156.8500156.8500
18
--
--
--
--
161.5000156.9000
18A156.9000156.9000156.9000156.9000
--
--
19
--
--
--
--
161.5500156.9500
19A156.9500156.9500156.9500156.9500
--
--
20161.6000157.0000161.6000157.0000161.6000157.0000
20A157.0000157.0000
--
--
--
--
21
--
--
--
--
161.6500157.0500
21A157.0500157.0500157.0500157.0500
--
--
21B
--
--
161.6500
--
--
--
22
--
--
--
--
161.7000157.1000
22A157.1000157.1000157.1000157.1000
--
--
23
--
--
161.7500157.1500161.7500157.1500
23A157.1500157.1500
--
--
--
--
23B
--
--
161.7500
--
--
--
24161.8000157.2000161.8000157.2000161.8000157.2000
25161.8500157.2500161.8500157.2500161.8500157.2500
25B
--
--
161.8500
--
--
--
26161.9000157.3000161.9000157.3000161.9000157.3000
27161.9500157.3500161.9500157.3500161.9500157.3500
28162.0000157.4000162.0000157.4000162.0000157.4000
28B
--
--
162.0000
--
--
--
60
--
--
160.6250156.0250160.6250156.0250
61
--
--
--
--
160.6750156.0750
61A
--
--
156.0750156.0750
--
--
62
--
--
--
--
160.7250156.1250
62A
--
--
156.1250156.1250
--
--
63
--
--
--
--
160.7750156.1750
63A156.1750156.1750156.1750156.1750
--
--
64
--
--
160.8250156.2250160.8250156.2250
64A
--
--
156.2250156.2250
--
--
65
--
--
--
--
160.8750156.2750
65A156.2750156.2750156.2750156.2750
--
--
66
--
--
--
--
160.9250156.3250
66A156.3250156.3250156.3250156.3250
--
--
67156.3750156.3750156.3750156.3750156.3750156.3750
68156.4250156.4250156.4250156.4250156.4250156.4250
69156.4750156.4750156.4750156.4750156.4750156.4750
70156.5250156.5250156.5250156.5250156.5250156.5250
71156.5750156.5750156.5750156.5750156.5750156.5750
72156.6250156.6250156.6250156.6250156.6250156.6250
73156.6750156.6750156.6750156.6750156.6750156.6750
74156.7250156.7250156.7250156.7250156.7250156.7250
75
--
--
156.7750156.7750156.7750156.7750
76
--
--
156.8250156.8250156.8250156.8250
77156.8750156.8750156.8750156.8750156.8750156.8750
78
--
--
--
--
161.5250156.9250
78A156.9250156.9250156.9250156.9250
--
--
79
--
--
--
--
161.5750156.9750
79A156.9750156.9750156.9750156.9750
--
--
80
--
--
--
--
161.6250157.0250
80A157.0250157.0250157.0250157.0250
--
--
81
--
--
--
--
161.6750157.0750
81A157.0750157.0750157.0750157.0750
--
--
82
--
--
--
--
161.7250157.1250
82A157.1250157.1250157.1250157.1250
--
--
83
--
--
--
--
161.7750157.1750
83A157.1750157.1750157.1750157.1750
--
--
83B
--
--
161.7750
--
--
--
84161.8250157.2250161.8250157.2250161.8250157.2250
85161.8750157.2750161.8750157.2750161.8750157.2750
86161.9250157.3250161.9250157.3250161.9250157.3250
87157.3750157.3750157.3750157.3750161.9750157.3750
88157.4250157.4250157.4250157.4250157.4250157.4250
AIS 1161.9750161.9750161.9750161.9750161.9750161.9750
AIS 2162.0250162.0250162.0250162.0250162.0250162.0250
WX1162.5500
--
162.5500
--
--
--
WX2162.4000
--
162.4000
--
--
--
WX3162.4750
--
162.4750
--
--
--
WX4162.4250
--
162.4250
--
--
--
WX5162.4500
--
162.4500
--
--
--
WX6162.5000
--
162.5000
--
--
--
WX7162.5250
--
162.5250
--
--
--
WX8161.6500
--
161.6500
--
--
--
WX9161.7750
--
161.7750
--
--
--
WX10163.2750
--
163.2750
--
--
--


Notes:

  • Some radios have channels 3A (156.1500), 61A (156.0750), and 64A (156.2250) in the USA band plan.
  • Channels 87 and 88 can vary in different radios. They can be duplex channels in radios made before AIS came into use.


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