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Coast radio station

Isfjord Radio, 2007
Former Belgium coast station, exposed in the National fishing-museum in Koksijde

A coast (or coastal) radio station (short: coast station) is an on-shore maritime radio station which monitor radio distress frequencies and relays ship-to-ship and ship-to-land communications.

A coast station (also: coast radio station ) is – according to article 1.75 of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) ITU Radio Regulations (RR)[1] – defined as «A land station in the maritime mobile service

Coast Radio Station had an important role in the history of wireless radio communication as well as in maritime and war history.

Recent costal radio station provide medical advice services for ships, transmitting meteo messages and navigational warnings (NAV-Notice) on a regular base and all of them do a distress chanel watch (DSC-Watch) on VHF Chanel 16. Not all station monitore 2182 kHz shortwave anymore.

Coast radio stations

Caption text
Name Callsign Location Operator Periode of activity
Kystradio Radio Bodø, Norway. Telenor Maritim Radio, 1938 - ongoing
Scheveningen Radio PCH Scheveningen, Netherlands PTT 1904-1999
Navy Coast Station Marlow DHO26 Marlow, Rostock, Germany German Navy 1990this - ongoing
Bern Radio HEB Bern, Switzerland Swisscom Broadcast AG 1941-2016
PNS Hameed Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan Navy 2016 - ongoing
Isfjord Radio Kapp Linné, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway Norwegian Polar Institute 1933 - ongoing
Norddeich Radio DAN Osterlood, Norden, Germany German Telekom 1907-1998
KPH KPH Iverness, California, USA RCA 1930-1998
WCC WCC Originally Cape Cod, USA RCA, Western Union 1903-1997
Shanghai Radio XSG


Shanghai, PR China ongoing
Taupo Maritime Radio ZLM Lake Taupō (tx), Lower Hutt (HQ), New Zealand Maretime New Zealand[2] ongoing

See also

References / sources

  1. ^ ITU Radio Regulations, Section IV. Radio Stations and Systems – Article 1.75, definition: coast earth station / coast earth radio station
  2. ^ "Our home page - Maritime NZ". Retrieved 2023-08-07.
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