Shark Bay marine radio monitoring

Does anyone know if the VHF band is monitored at Shark Bay (Denham & Monkey Mia)?

If so what is their call sign?

regards

Ken

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regards

Ken


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Monitor

Thu, 2012-05-24 08:53

Shark bay monitor channel 16 on VHF and I'm not too sure on channel 88 on the 27meg band.  Just call them up as Shark bay sea rescue

There is an ACRAM base there, its not recognised readily by the sea rescue organisation but still does a good job.

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Yeah i use ACRAM up there.Do

Thu, 2012-05-24 09:29

Yeah i use ACRAM up there.Do as Carnarvanite said, monitor VHF 16 and 27 meg ch 88. Hey Carnarvanite why wouldnt the Sea Rescue up there recoganize ACRAM? They do a great job both down my way and up there.

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 Call Sign - BZ785

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  I'm up here at the

Thu, 2012-05-24 10:17

 

 

I'm up here at the moment..... I'll wander past the base and read the sign...... will post later.

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ACRAM

Thu, 2012-05-24 11:52

'scuse my ignorance but what is ACRAM ?

 

Thanks

Terry

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Not sure

Thu, 2012-05-24 12:30

Not entirely sure but I think its something like Amatuer Citizens Radio  ?????? Monitoring.

The main base is down by Capel or Peppermint grove and service Bunbury and Bussellton. 

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ACMA?

Thu, 2012-05-24 12:51

Your not thinking of ACMA are you. (Australian Communications and Media Authority)?

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regards

Ken

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Nope, Acram

Thu, 2012-05-24 15:35

Nope its Acram we are talking about.

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A.C.R.M  Australian Coast

Thu, 2012-05-24 17:44

A.C.R.M  Australian Coast Radio Monitors. W.A. INC.

PH 08 97272451  Fax 08 97272552

P.O. Box 141

Capel 6271

Basically you can log in and out with them down in the South West and also in Denham.

It costs around $30 a year, you give them all your details and they issue you with a boat call sign. When you log in you give the call sign how many crew, eta etc without having to go through everything with Sea Rescue. If you are late back they contact you by Phone or Radio,check with the names you have given them ie the misses to see if your back if not Sea Rescue are contacted.

Cheers

Willo

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 Call Sign - BZ785

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 last time we were there we

Thu, 2012-05-24 18:26

 last time we were there we went to sighn on and were told not to worry about it. i thought it was crazy as there is so many boats that go out every day. still we logged on and off every day. gotta be safe. we had to get in touch with them on 88 then go to another channel. thought it very strange, maybe its different now but

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Emergency channel

Thu, 2012-05-24 21:43

For 27 meg radios, 88 is the emergency and calling channel, so you call up on 88 then switch to another channel to avoid clogging up the emergency one. If I remember Two Rocks is 88 then turn to 91, Whitfords is 88 then 90

For VHF its 16 then 72 or 73 depending on the amount of traffic

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cheers

Fri, 2012-05-25 05:58

Thanks everyone for you contributions.

I'm heading up there next week.

 

Ken

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Ken

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If you want to log on / off,

Sat, 2012-05-26 18:11

If you want to log on / off, call Denham ACRM base.  They are more than happy to log you on and off, but they only operate during the winter months.  They are there now, I used them last week coming back from Steep Point.  The Sea Rescue group monitor, but don't log on and off.

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