Welcome to the home of the United Kingdom Maritime Mobile Net.
“This is G4FRN for the UK Maritime Mobile Net”
This was once a call familiar to long distance, ‘blue water’ sailors. For many years the UK Maritime Mobile net operated on the 20m amateur radio band at 08:00 and 18:00 UTC every day. Bill, G4FRN, Bruce, G4YZH and Tony G0IAN were regular net controllers. It was a place to exchange position reports, weather information and generally chat to like minded people. On occasion, the net also took on the important role of receiving distress or safety traffic and passing it to the authorities.
Although the net has been silent for a few years, we think that there is enough interest on behalf of radio amateurs both afloat and ashore to re-start the net. If you would be interested in getting involved, as a net controller or in any other way, then please let us know via the contact page.
We would be particularly interested to hear from anyone afloat who is a licensed radio amateur who might be interested in the net and would be willing to make test contacts with us on or around the old net frequency 14.303 Mhz or the alternative frequency, 14.306 Mhz.
73 Owen, 2E0NWE