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The nuts and bolts of Tas Maritime Radio.

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In this section you will discover just how extensive the Tas Maritime Radio network is.

You will find coverage maps as well as basic information about TMR's installations.

Without becoming too technical this section provides basic information about some key elements relating to marine radio that you may come across in your boating activities.

You will find information about:

… HF (High Frequency) radio;
… HF (High Frequency) radio;
… AIS (Automatic Identification System);
… DSC (Digital Selective Calling).

There are a number of authorities, federal and state, who have some responsibility for safety at sea. Some of their functions are regulatory, others are more active in providing a safer environment and being involved in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

These authorities include:

… Marine and Safety Tasmania.
… Tasmania Police.
… RCC (Rescue Coordination Centre) Australia;
… AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority);
… ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority);

This section contains information about installing, looking after and using your radio, including some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about marine radio.

You will find information about:

… Basic Radio Procedure;
… When Trouble Strikes (Mayday and PanPan);
… Helping Others (responding to others needing help);
… Radio FAQs.

This section shows some of the equipment that we have in the Tas Maritime Marine Radio Museum