On 30 th June 2002 at 2359UTC Australian Coast Stations Brisbaneradio/VIB, Darwinradio/VID, Melbourneradio/VIM, Perthradio/VIP, Sydneyradio/VIS and Townsvilleradio/VIT will officially close down.
Our final broadcast will be made on frequencies 2182, 4125, 6215, 8291, 12290 and 16420 khz at approx 2350UTC.
Australia’s coast radio service started in February 1912 – two months before the Titanic disaster and has continued uninterrupted through two world wars but has not survived technology, business or government legislation.
The guarding of the airwaves in the Australian Search and Rescue Region will now be handed over to a New Zealand company, TVNZ, who have constructed two new radio stations at Charleville in Queensland (Callsign VIC) and Wiluna in Western Australia (Callsign VIW) and will provide Digital Selective Calling (DSC) facilities with follow-on communications via R/T or FEC modes.
At this time we remember and salute all the radio officers past and present who without their dedication and skill, many lives on the high seas would have been lost.
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fllwg info about the same subject fm Allen Fountain, Utility Editor Australian DX News:
Further to Robert's posting about the changes to come into effect on 1 July for AUS Coastal Stations.
Final broadcasts on 2201, 4426, 6507, 8176 & 12365 over the long established AUS Coastal Stsations will be during the hours preceding 0000UTC on 1 July.
scheduled broadcasts from the AUS Bureau of Meteorology stations VMC Charleville
(Australia Weather East) and VMW Wiluna (Australia Weather West) are due
from VMC on 4426, 8176, 12365 & 16546 at 0030 on 1 July, and from VMW
on 4149, 8113 & 16528 also at 0030 on 1 July.
5100, 11030, 13920, 20469 formerly AXM will change from Navy transmitters
at Canberra to VMC at 0000 on 1 July
MSI broadcasts by the new Australian Maritime Group stations
on 8176 are as follows:
Note: Coast Radio Adelaide will use Royal Flying Doctor Service station at Port Augusta (VNZ) Coast Radios Perth & Port Hedland will use existing Western Australian Police stations. (VKI) Coast Radio Melbourne from existing HF facility at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.
24 hour monitoring of Distress & Safety frequencies 4125, 6215 & 8291 will be by the Australian Maritime Group stations. Urgent warnings will be broasdcast over these frequencies if necessary.