Passage Tracking for Cruisers

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Located in the picturesque Bay of Islands of New Zealand, Northland Radio (callsign ZMH292) is a private maritime coast radio station that tracks recreational cruising vessels whilst they are on an ocean passage.

If a vessel unexpectedly stops reporting in daily, I assess whether it is likely to be in difficulty, and when appropriate, advise the rescue coordination centre (RCC) for the area concerned.

Primary communication between vessels and Northland Radio is via MF/HF (SSB) radio, with SMS and Email messages over satellite telephone as a backup (where available).

Whilst my services are offered free of charge, vessel captains are requested to make an appropriate donation to help cover operating costs.


I very much appreciate the assistance of my sponsors. Please consider purchasing their products and services.
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