VHF Channels

This is the information we currently have about use of VHF channels in the Forth Estuary area. (This is based on the best information we have been able to find but we cannot guarantee it is complete and up to date.)

Emergency and Coastguard Ch: 16

Forth and Tay Navigation Service Ch: 71 (Please listen out on this frequency when in main shipping channel)

Forth Pilots (& pilot cutter) Ch: 72

RFYC race management Ch: 37 -(N1 – M1)

RFYC club house listens out on Ch: 37-(N1 – M1)

Recommended channel for yacht-to-yacht communication Ch: 37-(N1 – M1)

Leith Harbour Ch: 12

Grangemouth Harbour Masters Ch: 14

Port Edgar Marina Ch: 80

Dunbar Harbour Ch: 6/12

Anstruther Harbour Ch: 11

Methil Harbour: Ch 14

For a full listing of UK coastal VHF channels: click here

The VHF weather report channels changed in September 2017. Click here to see the new channels and times.

VHF and Navtex coverage maps, and a summary of GMDSS procedures for small boats, are shown on this MCA leaflet on the RYA website.

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