Marlborough Marine Radio Association is an Incorporated Society providing marine communication facilities within the wider Marlborough Sounds area of New Zealand.
The purpose of the Association is to provide safety through communication on VHF channels and assistance to the boating fraternity in the Marlborough Sounds and the surrounding waterways. The privately owned channels and the services of Marlborough Marine Radio are for the use of members only - if you would like to join then please contact us.
Our repeaters cover most sea areas of central New Zealand - bounded by Cape Farewell, Cape Egmont, Cape Palliser and Cape Campbell.
The Marlborough Radio Executive has looked at the services offered to members and in particular the way a vessel's intentions and current position is logged. Consideration has been given to what members want and issues of liability and the ability of operators to follow up situations as they arise.
There are two types of reports that MMR operators will accept. They are Position Reports and Trip Reports.
Membership fees are kept as low as possible to encourage everyone to join - to October 2018 a recreational membership is $86 (incl gst) and a commercial membership is $108 (incl gst). Those commercial members with more than one vessel pay $101 (incl gst) for each additional vessel.
When placing a Trip Report (TR) please be ready to provide the following: