ARRL East Bay Section

The Pacific Maritime Mobile Service Net

Posted by af6aq on February 19th, 2009

Are you a mariner that travels offshore on the ‘High seas?’  Are you aware that in the event of an emergency, when you call for assistance using your normal marine communication gear, your radio transmissions may or may not be readily heard?  Do you really want to take this risk with the lives of your love ones and friends on board, in addition to placing your property at risk?


But if you have an amateur HF radio on board with you; you should note that in the event of an emergency, your chances have improved significantly that your message for assistance will be heard by licensed amateur radio operators,  particularly by amateur radio operators involved with Amateur Radio Maritime Mobile Service Net and the Amateur Radio Pacific Seafarers Net.

The West Valley Amateur Radio Association in conjunction with the Sequoia Yacht Club will present on Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm at the Coyote Point Yacht Club, 1820 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401 a talk on the topic of “The Pacific Maritime Mobile Service Net”, and how it benefits the ocean-going mariner on the “High Seas”.  (See for directions to the yacht club)

Are you curious?

Would you like to know more?

If your answer is ‘yes’ please note that, in celebration of The Sequoia Yacht Club’s Opening Day on the Bay, on Saturday, April 4th, members of the West Valley Amateur Radio Association will have a demonstration HF station outside of the Sequoia Yacht Club’s clubhouse for you to listen in on amateur radio communications.

Please feel free to stop by, we will be available to answer any questions about amateur radio that you might have. RSVP Grant Willner at