Navigation Systems

10/14/2016: Amendments to VHF maritime radio channel numbering scheme

The Coast Guard Navigation Center announced that the International Telecommunications Union has amended the VHF maritime radio channel numbering scheme which will affect 18 channels used in the U.S.  New VHF radios will eventually begin using this scheme.

Changes to U.S. channel numbers are shown on the Coast Guard Navigation Center’s U.S. VHF Channels page.

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