Algoma Sailing Club
St. Mary's River,  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
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How busy is our waterways? Well you can listen to the Marine Radio Scanner of all the local ship/boat traffic travelling throughout the Sault Mary's River System. This VHF radio feed is courtesy of Boatnerd and RadioReference.

- To listen; Click on the picture to open a new popup window or go directly to Marine Radio Scanner .
- To see ships locations; Click on Boats AIS.

Sault Ste Marie Area, Marine VHF Cannel - Usage

06 --- Working channel, Commercial vessels only
08 --- Working channel, Commercial vessels only
08 --- Supply boat Ojibway, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigian
09 --- George Kemp Marina USA
16 --- Calling / Distress only
11 --- Canadian Coast Guard
12 --- St. Mary's River Traffic Service, Soo Traffic, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
13 --- Working channel, Commercial vessels only
14 --- Lockmaster, Soo Michigan Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, call sign WUE-21
14 ---
Lockmaster, Sault Ste Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada, call sign VDX 23.
21A - US Coast Guard
21B - Canadian Coast Guard, weather forecasts.
22 --- US Coast Guard
24 --- Canadian Coast Guard
68 --- Roberta Bondar Marina


 

List of Marine Weather Radio Frequencies,

Channel Receive
Frequency
Designation
WX1 162.550 KIG74, Sault Ste Marie MI, Daftner -  Weather Radio, NOAA.
WX2 162.400 Sault Ste Marie ON, Weather Radio Canada, Environment Canada.
WX3 162.475 Montreal River, Little Current, Weather Radio Canada, Environment Canada.
WX4 162.425  
WX5 162.450  
WX6 162.500  
WX7 162.525  
 
21B & 83B   Thunder Bay Canadian Coast Guard Forecast, Weather, reports, water levels.
 

 


 

List of Maritime Frequencies, Channel Number - Frequency - Usage

VHF
Marine
Channel
Transmit
Frequency
Receive
Frequency
Designation
01A 156.050 156.050 Commercial
05A 156.250 156.250 Commercial
06 156.300 156.300 Intership safety
07A 156.350 156.350 Commercial
08 156.400 156.400 Commercial (Intership only)
09 156.450 156.450 Boater Calling, Commercial and Non Commercial
10 156.500 156.500 Commercial
11 156.550 156.550 Commercial, vts
12 156.600 156.600 Port Operations, vts
13 156.650 156.650 Port Operations & Intership (bridge to bridge), Ships >20 meters keep listening watch in US waters
14 156.700 156.700 Port Operations, Commercial, vts
15 ------- 156.750 Environmental Receive Only Class C EPIRBSs
16 156.800 156.800 Calling and Distress, Ships to keel listening watch on this channel.
17 156.850 156.850 State & local Government Maritime Control
18A 156.900 156.900 Commercial
19A 156.950 156.950 Commercial
20 157.000  161.600 Port Operations (duplex)
20A 157.000 157.000 Port Operations
21A 157.050 157.050 U.S. Coast Guard
21B 161.650 161.650 Canadian Coast Guard, VBA-4 Sault Ste. Marie area, operated by Thunder Bay Coast Guard.
22A 157.100 157.100 Coast Guard Liaison
23A 157.150 157.150 U.S. Coast Guard
23B 161.750 161.750 Coast Guard
24 157.200 161.800 Radio telephone
24B 161.800 161.800 Radio telephone
25 157.250 161.850 Radio telephone
25B 161.850 161.850 Radio telephone
26 157.300 161.900 Radio telephone
26B 161.900 161.900 Radio telephone
27 157.350 161.950 Radio telephone
27B 161.950 161.950 Radio telephone
28 157.400 162.000 Radio telephone
28B 162.000 162.000 Radio telephone
63A 156.175 156.175 Commercial
65A 156.275 156.275 Port Operations
66A 156.325 156.325 Port Operations
67 156.375 156.375 Commercial
68 156.425 156.425 Non-Commercial, Marinas
69 156.475 156.475 Non-Commercial
70 156.525 156.525 Digital Selective Calling (no voice communications alowed)
71 156.575 156.575 Non-Commercial
72 156.625 156.625 Non-Commercial (intership only)
73 156.675 156.675 Port Operations
74 156.725 156.725 Port Operations (intership only)
77 156.875 156.875 Commercial
78A 156.925 156.925 Non-Commercial
79A 156.975 156.975 Commercial
80A 157.025 157.025 Commercial
81A 157.075 157.075 US Government
82A 157.125 157.125 US Government
83A 157.175 157.175 US Coast Guard
83B 161.775 161.775 Canadian Coast Guard Thunder Bay Weather Forecasts
84 157.225 161.825 Radio telephone
85 157.275 161.875 Radio telephone
86 157.325 161.925 Radio telephone
87 157.375 161.975 Radio telephone
88 157.425 162.025 Commercial
88A 157.425 157.425 Commercial (intership only)
AIS1 161.975 161.975 AIS Automatic Identification Systems
AIS2 162.025 162.025 AIS Automatic Identification Systems

 

* Not all channels used in all areas.

 


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