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Other VMR Organisations

If you plan to cover long distances in Spencer Gulf, you will probably pass beyond the coverage of Sea Rescue Copper Coast. Here are some of the other organisations, and their bases. This list is not complete, but they are the main VMRs which a cruising boat within Spencer Gulf would most probably use.

These are mainly independent of each other, and if you are logged on and going from one coverage to another, it is your responsibility to log on with the next station, AND log off from the last one. Information about your voyage MAY be passed on from one station to another, but there is no guarantee of this, and in some cases, it may not be possible, so you need to cover yourself by assuming this is not the case, and doing it all yourself.

We give the phone number of each station for normal contact, the station callsign, and the organisation represented. We also have the frequencies monitored, (calling channels) and the working channels likely to be used. This is so that they can be pre-tuned for one button change over from calling to working channel on some sets. However, be aware that the station could nominate a different working channel in some circumstances. Note that the phone number given is for routine contact. If you have an emergency situation, and are dependent on phone, you should use 000.

Note that Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay are cooperative. Either one or the other, usually Tumby Bay, will be working, but not both. With these two stations, if coverage changes from one to the other when you are logged on, information about your voyage WILL be passed on from one to the other station. Because of the distance between the two stations, you may find that you are out of coverage on CH 16 VHF occasionally, in which case go straight to CH 81 (repeater) which is always monitored, and covers the entire area of both stations.

Please Note : While we have made every effort to ensure that this information is accurate, we cannot guarantee it, as it may change without us being notified, so we strongly recommend that if you plan to use any of these stations, you ring ahead of time to get the lastest information.

If you find any of this information to be incorrect, please email us with the correct details, so that we can incorporate them.

Sea Rescue Copper Coast

Sea Rescue Copper Coast

Proud to Belong

Proud to Belong

Wallaroo, South Australia
Wallaroo, South Australia
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