View Full Version : VMR vs Coastguard

05-10-2007, 06:12 PM
Can someone tell me the difference between VMR and the Coastguard. Who do I log into if my local VMR (eg Raby Bay) is closed on weekdays? Cheers.

05-10-2007, 06:22 PM
They are two different organisations doing basically the same job. There will be somebody manning the radios all the time but during the week the crew to do the rescues etc will have to be called in to do the job. I believe that VMR even though it is monitoring the radios during the week they will only respond to rescue calls and not usually logging on / logging off.

Coastguard I believe are manned 24/7.


05-10-2007, 06:30 PM
VMR vs Coastguard?

I would like to see that, 10km offshore big inflatable beach ball, goals either end:)

cheers fnq

05-10-2007, 06:42 PM
You could try logging on and off with the Seaway Tower which is manned by both VMR and Coast Guard on a rotation bases. Or maybe even VKQ 447 i think it is from Manly?

wags on the water
06-10-2007, 08:38 PM
Coast Guard Brisbane

Call Sign: VMR 402 Coast Guard Brisbane
Hours of operation
0600 to 1800, Weekends and Public Holidays. Night Monitors Friday and Sunday 1800 to 2200. Saturday 1800 to 2400.
Weekdays 0600 to 21:30 by VKQ 447 - Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club
Frequencies monitored
27.88, 90, 91 MHz
VHF 16, 67, and 73
MF/HF 2182, 2524, 4125
Phone: (07) 3396 5911
Fax: (07) 3393-4080
Area served
Point Lookout to Cape Moreton, Southern end of Moreton Bay from Russel Island north to Comboyuro Point and 50 nm to sea.

Coast Guard Southport

Call Sign: VMR 440 Coast Guard Southport
Hours of operation
0600 to 2200, Monday to Friday.
Friday 2200 to Sunday 2200, Weekends and Public Holidays.
Week days 2200 to 0600, Night monitors.
Twenty-four hour watch provided on emergency frequencies.
The Seaway tower operates 0515 to 2200 daily.
Frequencies monitored
27.88, 86, 91, 68 MHz
VHF 16, 67 and 73
MF/HF 2182, 2524
UHF 5, 10 and 13
Phone: (07) 5531-1421
Fax: (07) 5532-8365

Area served

North to Point Lookout, South to Point Danger, The Broadwater including canals and rivers and 50 nm to seaward.

Nowhere Bob
07-10-2007, 05:50 PM
To hell with the Giant Coke balls, I want to see the ultimate cage fight.
Pensioners going hammer & tongs with good intentions & community spirit. Last mob standing gets the govvie funding and first pick of boats.

Before you flame; IT"S MEANT AS A JOKE!
1 Yes I am glad they are there,
2 No I havn't had to call on them yet,
3 Yes I do voluntary community work [SLSC Nippers],
4 yes it should be a properly government funded service.