The Marlborough Maritime Radio Association provides marine communication facilities throughout the wider Marlborough Sounds and Cook Strait areas.

Its primary purpose is to offer safety through communications on VHF channels, plus assistance to the boating fraternity.


The following Marlborough - Nelson Marine Radio VHF Channels are operator monitored between 0700 and 2200 hours daily:

Channel  Call Sign
Channel 01 "Marlborough Radio Zero-One"
Channel 05 "Marlborough Radio Zero-Five
Channel 63 "Marlborough Radio Six-Three
Channel 65 "Marlborough Radio Six-Five
*Channels 05&06 are linked on permanent basis


MMRA Weather Forecast Times:

Scheduled weather forecasts for sea areas Cook, Stephens and Abel are broadcast on Channels 01,05,63 and 65 at approx.

0835,1135,1735 hours daily.


For information on becoming a member call 03 573 8851.