How to Order a Ship Radio Call
You order a radio call on Aasiaat Radio's service number 130.
The radio operators will be helpful in ordering the call.
The procedure for radio calls is:
The ship is called after Aasiaat Radio has received the order for the call.
Radio calls are always handled as soon as possible. This is done on the condition that the ship that is to receive the call from Aasiaat Radio hears it and that the radio conditions make a conversation possible.
If the ship does not respond, it is then called every three hours to so-called traffic lists, where all the coastal radio station's radio transmitters are used.
Answer a Ship Radio Call
Orders from land are always called on a VHF channel in the area where Aasiaat Radio last had contact with the ship. The call is then transferred to the traffic list.
If the ship is out of VHF range, the ship will be called at the next traffic list. At traffic lists the total number of transmitters are used.
When sailing, ships should, as far as possible, listen to the frequencies and channels of a coastal radio station. When the ship hears its name on a traffic list, it must respond as soon as possible.
Note that Aasiaat Radio tries to hold the traffic back up to the times of the traffic list. In this way, as much as possible is done so that the ships can be called.
Aasiaat Radio broadcasts traffic lists on HF, MF and VHF frequencies and channels.