Milwaukee Marine VHF
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Milwaukee Marine VHF Radio: Hear ship and boat traffic in Milwaukee on the rivers and from Lake Michigan.

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Here are more of the most commonly-used channels in Milwaukee. 

Channel 16, International Hailing and Distress Frequency

Channel 9: Preferred Hailing Channel. (Rarely used in Milwaukee but should be a new FCC Rule that has designated Channel 9 as the preferred channel for calling/hailing. The purpose of this change is to free Channel 16 from distress calls.

Various other channels, with calls typically originating on Channel 16 or Channel 9

CHANNEL 22A: Restricted to USCG use only. You may hear a boater or ship establish contact with the USCG on Channel 9 or 16; they may ask them to switch to Channel 22A. You may also hear an announcement from the coast guard on 22A

This is a "Mixer" in that instead of scanning, the receiver listens to many common marine channels simultaneously and then mixes the audio together. Enjoy!

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For you uber-nerds, here is a complete list of frequencies I am scanning and their official uses per FCC and https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Marine_VHF_Channels

New Ch

Old Ch

Ship TX

Ship RX

Usage/Notes

1001

01A

156.0500

156.0500

Port Operations and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New Orleans/Lower Mississippi area.

1005

05A

156.2500

156.2500

Port Operations or VTS in Houston, New Orleans and Seattle.

06

06

156.3000

156.3000

Intership Safety

1007

07A

156.3500

156.3500

Commercial

08

08

156.4000

156.4000

Commercial (Intership only)

09

09

156.4500

156.4500

Boater Calling. Commercial and Non-Commercial.

10

10

156.5000

156.5000

Commercial

11

11

156.5500

156.5500

Commercial. VTS in selected areas.

12

12

156.6000

156.6000

Port Operations. VTS in selected areas.

13

13

156.6500

156.6500

Intership Navigation Safety (Bridge-to-bridge). Ships >20m length maintain a listening watch on this channel in US waters.

14

14

156.7000

156.7000

Port Operations. VTS in selected areas.

15

15

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156.7500

Environmental (Receive only). Used by Class C EPIRBs.

16

16

156.8000

156.8000

International Distress, Safety and Calling. Ships required to carry radio, USCG, and most coast stations maintain a listening watch on this channel.

17

17

156.8500

156.8500

State Control

1018

18A

156.9000

156.9000

Commercial

1019

19A

156.9500

156.9500

Commercial

20

20

157.0000

161.6000

Port Operations (duplex)

1020

20A

157.0000

157.0000

Port Operations

1021

21A

157.0500

157.0500

U.S. Coast Guard only.

1022

22A

157.1000

157.1000

Coast Guard Liaison and Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts. Broadcasts announced on channel 16.

1023

23A

157.1500

157.1500

U.S. Coast Guard only

24

24

157.2000

161.8000

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

25

25

157.2500

161.8500

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

26

26

157.3000

161.9000

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

27

27

157.3500

161.9500

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

28

28

157.4000

162.0000

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

1063

63A

156.1750

156.1750

Port Operations and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New Orleans/Lower Mississippi area.

1065

65A

156.2750

156.2750

Port Operations

1066

66A

156.3250

156.3250

Port Operations

67

67

156.3750

156.3750

Commercial. Used for Bridge-to-bridge communications in lower Mississippi River. Intership only.

68

68

156.4250

156.4250

Non-Commercial

69

69

156.4750

156.4750

Non-Commercial

70

70

156.5250

156.5250

Digital Selective Calling DSC (voice communications not allowed)

71

71

156.5750

156.5750

Non-Commercial

72

72

156.6250

156.6250

Non-Commercial (Intership only)

73

73

156.6750

156.6750

Port Operations

74

74

156.7250

156.7250

Port Operations

77

77

156.8750

156.8750

Port Operations (Intership only)

1078

78A

156.9250

156.9250

Non-Commercial

1079

79A

156.9750

156.9750

Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only

1080

80A

157.0250

157.0250

Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only

1081

81A

157.0750

157.0750

U.S. Government only - Environmental protection operations.

1082

82A

157.1250

157.1250

U.S. Government only

1083

83A

157.1750

157.1750

U.S. Coast Guard only

84

84

157.2250

161.8250

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

85

85

157.2750

161.8750

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

86

86

157.3250

161.9250

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

87

87

157.3750

157.3750

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

88

88

157.4250

157.4250

Commercial, Intership only

AIS 1

AIS 1

161.9750

161.9750

Automatic Identification System AIS (digital)

AIS 2

AIS 2

162.0250

162.0250

Automatic Identification System AIS (digital)