The VMR Mackay Radio Room is staffed by Volunteer Radio Operators from 0800hrs (8:00am) until 1800hrs (6:00pm) every day.
You can contact us via VHF Radio, in person by coming up to the radio room, or via phone or email at our CONTACT US page.
VMR Mackay Monitors the following VHF Radio Channels during our operating hours, and weather updates are available upon request.
Channel 21: Brampton Island Repeater – North of Prudhoe Is. extending North beyond Brampton Is.
Channel 80: Knight Island Repeater – South of Prudhoe Is. extending South beyond Curlew Is. towards the Percy Group.
Channel 22: Penrith Island Repeater – an approx. 35nm radius from Penrith Is. extending East to Chauvel, Credlin, Cole and Stevens Reef areas.
Emergency Channels 16 & 67, which as also monitored after hours by VTS Hay Point.
*As a general rule VHF radio range is approx. 35nm radius from the repeater
*Be aware your radio strength, aerial height, and weather conditions can effect radio range.
Our Trip Log Service is for ALL BOATERS, NOT JUST MEMBERS.
If we ever need to come look for you, the basic info you provide by logging on can be critical in finding you as fast as possible. Please make logging on a habit as part of your boating trips. Make it a habit to tell family or loved ones your basic plans too, please!
You can logon via VHF Radio during our operating hours (8am – 6pm), or if you depart the Mackay Marine outside of those hours, you can complete a trip sheet located near the front door in the covered shelf. Our staff will collect this at 8:00am and place you onto the log.
AND PLEASE LOGOFF AT THE END OF YOUR VOYAGE.