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Royal Australian Navy HF Frequencies

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY (RAN)

AUSTRALIAN NAVY HF FREQUENCIES  |  AUSTRALIAN NAVY VESSELS  & CALLSIGNS  |  AUSTRALIAN NAVY BASES  |
 

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) uses the MHFCS for HF ship to shore communications.

There are, however, other HF frequencies registered to RAN-specific broadcast sites throughout Australia which are used by the Navy. These are listed below. Be aware that RAN also uses MHFCS and it's discrete frequencies.

The majority of traffic is on VCN 3, however all circuits are H24 operation and (generally) higher frequencies are used during daylight hours, and lower frequencies at night. (AUSTRALIA IS GMT+10)

MHFCS FREQUENCIES

VCN CIRCUIT DIAL FREQUENCY HOURS OF OPERATION
VCN 1 22868 KHz H24
VCN 2 5878 KHz H24
VCN 3 9047 KHz H24
VCN 4 15962 KHz H24
VCN 5 12172 KHz H24

 

The following are the frequencies registered to RAN broadcast sites (not part of MHFCS infrastructure) - some are ITU maritime channels. The RAN A1 - A7 are the old, pre-MHFCS, system channels.

See our MHFCS frequencies page for more discreet frequencies.

If you hear anything on the RAN frequencies please drop me a line so the database can be updated.


(These are the assigned frequencies, not dial frequencies. You must adjust your receiver frequency depending on the receiving mode. )
To find the dial freq for USB subtract half of the bandwidth from the emission designator
- e.g. 2.1464 MHz 2K80J3E would be dial freq 2.145 USB

16.9750000 kHz (14 KHz) 5K95XXX
45.0250000 kHz (20.05 KHz) 49K9XXX
2.0100000 MHz 3K00J7B
2.0180000 MHz 3K00J3E

2.1464000 MHz

2K80J3E

2.2360000 MHz

2K80J3E

2.2764000 MHz 

2K80J3E

2.2960000 MHz 6K00A3E
2.3280000 MHz 6K00B9W
2.4200000 MHz 6K00B9W
2.4935000 MHz 3K00J3E
2.5175000 MHz 3K00J3E
2.6900000 MHz 2K80J3E
2.6960000 MHz 1K50F1A
2.6975000 MHz 3K00J3E
2.7320000 MHz 2K80J3E
2.7694000 MHz RAN A1

2K80J3E

2.8374000 MHz

2K80J3E

3.1840000 MHz 12K0B9W
3.2720000 MHz 1K50F1B
3.3775000 MHz 3K00J2D
3.7265000 MHz 3K00J3E
3.8655000 MHz 2K80J3E

3.8880000 MHz

1K50F1A
4.0520000 MHz 6K00B9W
4.0570000 MHz 12K0B9W

4.0844000 MHz

2K80J3E

4.2250000 MHz

3K00J7B

4.2265000 MHz

3K00J7B

4.2350000 MHz 1K24F1B

4.2970000 MHz

1K24F1A

4.3100000 MHz

1K24F1A

4.3280000 MHz 1K24F1B

4.3440000 MHz

1K24F1A

4.3494000 MHz

1K24F1B

4.3764000 MHz RAN A2 2K80J3E

4.5260000 MHz

100HN0N

4.6000000 MHz 6K00A3E

4.6015000 MHz

3K00J3E

4.6240000 MHz

200HF2A

4.8800000 MHz 3K00J7B
4.9385000 MHz 12K0B9W
5.7635000 MHz 6K00B9W
6.2104000 MHz 2K80J3E

6.2254000 MHz

2K80J3E

6.3470000 MHz

1K24F1A

6.3750000 MHz 1K24F1B

6.3915000 MHz

1K24F1A

6.4200000 MHz

1K24F1A

6.4495000 MHz

100HA1A

6.5114000 MHz  RAN A3

2K80J3E

6.8790000 MHz

200HF2A

6.9330000 MHz 6K00B9W

6.9750000 MHz

200HF2A

7.3050000 MHz 6K00B9W

7.3350000 MHz

6K00B9W

7.3700000 MHz 3K00J3E
7.4530000 MHz 12K0A9B
7.4950000 MHz 3K00J3E

7.6900000 MHz

12K0A9B

7.7000000 MHz

1K50F1A & 6K00B9W

7.8400000 MHz 12K0B9W
7.8750000 MHz 6K00B9W
8.0770000 MHz 6K00B9W

8.1234000 MHz  RAN A4 PRIMARY

2K80J3E

8.2324000 MHz 2K80J3E

8.2984000 MHz

2K80J3E

8.4630000 MHz

1K24F1A

8.5128000 MHz

1K24F1A

8.5400000 MHz 3K00J3D

8.5540000 MHz

100HA1A

8.5600000 MHz

3K00J7B

8.6140000 MHz

1K24F1A

8.6220000 MHz

1K24F1B

8.7564000 MHz

2K80J3E

9.3950000 MHz

6K00B9W

9.4660000 MHz 3K00J3E

10.3330000 MHz

1K50F1A

10.6232000 MHz 12K0B9W
10.6500000 MHz 12K0A9B
10.7900000 MHz 12K0A9B
10.8500000 MHz 6K00B9W
10.8600000 MHz 6K00B9W
10.9810000 MHz 6K00B9W
11.0050000 MHz 6K00B9W

11.1215000 MHz

3K00J3E

11.1450000 MHz

6K00B9W

11.5240000 MHz

6K00B9W

11.5800000 MHz 6K00B9W

12.2704000 MHz

2K80J3E

12.3484000 MHz

2K80J3E

12.3604000 MHz

2K80J3E

12.6735000 MHz 3K00J9W

12.6950000 MHz

1K24F1A

12.7275000 MHz

1K24F1A

12.7500000 MHz

1K24F1A

12.8015000 MHz

1K24F1A

13.1174000 MHz  RAN A5

2K80J3E

13.1954000 MHz

2K80J3E

13.5300000 MHz 3K00J7E

13.8310000 MHz

6K00B9W

13.8720000 MHz

200HF2A

13.9500000 MHz

200HF2A

14.3750000 MHz

6K00B9W

14.4700000 MHz 3K00J3E
14.6430000 MHz 12K0A9B

14.6450000 MHz

6K00B9W

14.6550000 MHz 12K0A9B

14.6750000 MHz

1K50F1A

14.9080000 MHz 12K0B9W
14.9620000 MHz 6K00B9W
15.6075000 MHz 12K0A9B

15.6350000 MHz

3K00J3E

15.6390000 MHz 12K0B9W
15.7440000 MHz 12K0B9W

15.7450000 MHz

6K00B9W

15.7650000 MHz 3K00J7E
15.9242000 MHz 1K24F1B
16.0390000 MHz 12K0A9B
16.1800000 MHz 6K00B9W
16.2820000 MHz 12K0A9B
16.3550000 MHz 3K00J7E

16.4634000 MHz

2K80J3E

16.5264000 MHz

2K80J3E

16.9950000 MHz

1K24F1A

17.0840000 MHz

1K24F1A

17.2301000 MHz

3K00J7B

17.2349000 MHz 1K24F1B

17.3454000 MHz  RAN A6

2K80J3E

17.4084000 MHz

2K80J3E

17.5150000 MHz

6K00B9W

18.0180000 MHz ALE
18.1930000 MHz 12K0A9B
18.4700000 MHz 6K00B9W
18.6530000 MHz 6K00B9W

18.7814000 MHz

2K80J3E

19.0350000 MHz

1K50F1A

19.0390000 MHz 6K00B9W
19.1350000 MHz 1K24F1B
19.1350000 MHz 3K00A7B

19.4100000 MHz

1K50F1B

19.7155000 MHz

3K00J7B

19.7170000 MHz

1K24F1B

19.7310000 MHz 1K24F1B

19.7370000 MHz

1K24F1B

19.7395000 MHz

3K00J7B

19.7455000 MHz

3K00J7B

19.7470000 MHz

1K24F1B

19.7564000 MHz

2K80J3E

19.9200000 MHz

12K0A9B

19.9650000 MHz

1K50F1A

20.1850000 MHz 6K00B9W
20.3170000 MHz 12K0B9W
20.4700000 MHz 12K0B9W
20.9985000 MHz 3K00J3E

22.0134000 MHz

2K80J3E

22.1574000 MHz

2K80J3E

22.4640000 MHz

1K24F1A

22.5665000 MHz

1K24F1B

22.6215000 MHz

1K24F1B

22.6580000 MHz

100HA1A

22.6720000 MHz

3K00J7B

22.7094000 MHz  RAN A7

2K80J3E

22.8534000 MHz

2K80J3E

22.9100000 MHz 12K0A9B
22.9190000 MHz 1K24F1B
22.9190000 MHz 3K00R7B
22.9600000 MHz 6K00B9W
22.9730000 MHz 3K00J3E

23.5890000 MHz

6K00B9W

23.6500000 MHz 3K00R7W
23.6700000 MHz 12K0A9B
23.8800000 MHz 3K00R7W
24.4300000 MHz 6K00B9W
24.7200000 MHz 12K0A9B

25.0924000 MHz

2K80J3E

25.3500000 MHz 12K0B9W

25.5350000 MHz

2K80F1B

26.1390000 MHz

3K00J7B

26.1410000 MHz

1K24F1B

26.1674000 MHz

2K80J3E

26.8410000 MHz

6K00B9W

 

Current Royal Australian Navy Fleet Vessels

Ship Pennant Type Classification & Class Commissioning Date
ADV Cape Byron 20 Patrol Boat Patrol Boat - Cape Class (Border Force) 2012
ADV Cape Nelson 40 Patrol Boat Patrol Boat - Cape Class (Border Force) 2012
HMAS Adelaide L 01 Amphibious Warfare Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Canberra Class 4-Dec-15
HMAS Albany (II) ACPB 86 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 15-Jul-06
HMAS Anzac (III) FFH 150 Surface Combatant Frigate Helicopter (FFH) - ANZAC Class 18-May-96
HMAS Ararat (II) ACPB 89 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 10-Nov-06
HMAS Armidale (II) ACBP 83 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 24-June-05
HMAS Arunta (II) FFH 151 Surface Combatant Frigate Helicopter (FFH) ANZAC Class 12-Dec-98
HMAS Ballarat (II) FFH 155 Surface Combatant Frigate Helicopter (FFH) - ANZAC Class 26-Jun-04
HMAS Bathurst (II) ACPB 85 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 10-Feb-06
HMAS Benalla (II) A 04 Support Survey Ship Coastal (AGSC) - Paluma Class 20-Mar-90
HMAS Brisbane   Air Warfare Air Warfare Destroyer - Hobart Class TBC 2018
HMAS Broome (II) ACPB 90 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 10-Feb-07
HMAS Bundaberg (II) ACPB 91 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 03-Mar-07
HMAS Canberra L 02 Amphibious Warfare Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Canberra Class 28-Nov-14
HMAS Childers ACPB 93 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 07-Jul-07
HMAS Choules L100 Amphibious Warfare Landing Ship Dock (LSD) - Bay Class 13-Dec-11
HMAS Collins SSG 73 Submarine Guided Missile Sub, Diesel-Elec (SSG) - Collins Class 27-Jul-96
HMAS Darwin FFG 04 Surface Combatant Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) - Adelaide Class 21-Jul-84
HMAS Dechaineux SSG 76 Submarine Guided Missle Sub, Diesel-Elec (SSG) - Collins Class 23-Feb-01
HMAS Diamantina (II) M 86 Mine Warfare Minehunter, Coastal (MHC) - Huon Class 04-May-02
HMAS Farncomb SSG 74 Submarine Guided Missle Sub, Diesel-Elec (SSG) - Collins Class 31-Jan-98
HMAS Gascoyne (II) M 85 Mine Warfare Minehunter, Coastal (MHC) - Huon Class 02-Jun-01
HMAS Glenelg (II) ACPB 96 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 22-Feb-08
HMAS Hawkesbury (II) M 83 Mine Warfare Minehunter, Coastal (MHC) - Huon Class 12-Feb-00
HMAS Hobart   Air Warfare Air Warfare Destroyer - Hobart Class TBC 2016
HMAS Huon (II) M 82 Mine Warfare Minehunter, Coastal (MHC) - Huon Class 15-May-99
HMAS Larrakia (II) ACPB 84 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 10-Feb-06
HMAS Launceston (III) ACPB 94 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 22-Sep-07
HMAS Leeuwin A 245 Support Survey Ship (AGS) - Leeuwin Class 27-May-00
HMAS Maitland ACPB 88 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 29-Sep-06
HMAS Maryborough (II) ACPB 95 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 08-Dec-07
HMAS Melbourne (III) FFG 05 Surface Combatant Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) - Adelaide Class 15-Feb-92
HMAS Melville A 246 Support Survey Ship (AGS) - Leeuwin Class 27-May-00
HMAS Mermaid A 02 Support Survey Ship Coastal (AGSC) - Paluma Class 04-Dec-89
HMAS Newcastle FFG 06 Surface Combatant Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) - Adelaide Class 11-Dec-93
HMAS Norman (II) M 84 Mine Warfare Minehunter, Coastal (MHC) - Huon Class 26-Aug-00
HMAS Paluma (IV) A 01 Support Survey Ship Coastal (AGSC) - Paluma Class 27-Feb-89
HMAS Parramatta (IV) FFH 154 Surface Combatant Frigate Helicopter (FFH) - Anzac Class 04-Oct-03
HMAS Perth (III) FFH 157 Surface Combatant Frigate Helicopter (FFH) - Anzac Class 26-Aug-06
HMAS Pirie (II) ACPB 87 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 29-Jul-06
HMAS Rankin SSG 78 Submarine Guided Missle Sub, Diesel-Elec (SSG) - Collins Class 29-Mar-03
HMAS Sheean SSG 77 Submarine Guided Missle Sub, Diesel-Elec (SSG) - Collins Class 23-Feb-01
HMAS Shepparton (II) A 03 Support Survey Survey Ship Coastal (AGSC) - Paluma Class 24-Jan-90
HMAS Sirius O 266 Combat Logistics Replenishment Oiler (AOR) 16-Sep-06
HMAS Stuart (III) FFH 153 Surface Combatant Frigate Helicopter (FFH) - Anzac Class 17-Aug-02
HMAS Success (II) OR 304 Combat Logistics Replenishment Oiler (AOR) 23-Apr-86
HMAS Sydney (IV) FFG 03 Surface Combatant Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) - Adelaide Class 28-Jan-83
HMAS Sydney (V)   Air Warfare Air Warfare Destroyer - Hobart Class TBC 2020
HMAS Toowoomba (II) FFH 156 Surface Combatant Frigate Helicopter (FFH) - Anzac Class 08-Oct-05
HMAS Waller SSG 75 Submarine Guided Missle Sub, Diesel-Elec (SSG) - Collins Class 10-Jul-99
HMAS Warramunga (II) FFH 152 Surface Combatant Frigate Helicopter (FFH) - Anzac Class 31-Mar-01
HMAS Wollongong (III) ACPB 92 Coastal Defence Patrol Boat - Armidale Class 23-Jun-07
HMAS Yarra (IV) M 87 Mine Warfare Minehunter Coastal (MHC) - Huon Class 01-Mar-03
Seahorse Mercator   Training Modified Pacific Class Patrol Boat - Navigational Training & Mine Countermeasures Craft 26-Nov-98

 

Australian Fleet Establishments

HMAS ALBATROSS - Nowra
Is the largest operational Naval establishment and the Navy's only Air Station.

The primary task of HMAS ALBATROSS is to support the Naval Air Squadrons, which provide air support to the fleet. The squadrons and the aircraft they operate are:

 723 Squadron with AS350 Squirrel helicopters;
808 Squadron with MRH-90 helicopters;
816 Squadron with S-70B Seahawk helicopters;

The Air Station is also home to the Navy Aviation Force Element Group. The Commander Australian Navy Aviation Group (COMAUSNAVAIRGRP) has responsibility for delivery of aviation capability to the Government.

HMAS Albatross UHF Frequencies
Freq. Use
393.100 / 399.250 NWA RPT
390.000 / 399.000 MOB RPT 1
388.200 / 397.200 MOB RPT 2
390.500 / 390.500 MEDICAL
392.700 / 392.700 FIRE
387.600 / 381.600 PTS RPT
391.375 / 391.375 NPC
399.250 / 399.250 NWA SIM
399.000 / 399.000 RPT 1 SIM
397.200 / 397.200 RPT 2 SIM
381.600 / 381.600 PTS SIM

 

HMAS CAIRNS - Cairns
With a responsibility extending from Rockhampton to Thursday Island, HMAS Cairns is currently composed of 900 naval and civilian personnel. It provides support to 14 ships:

Armidale Class patrol boats - Bundaberg, Wollongong, Childers, and Launceston

Leeuwin Class Hydrographic Survey Ships - Leeuwin and Melville

Paluma Class Survey Motor launches - Paluma, Mermaid, Shepparton, and Benalla

De Havilland Dash 8-200 Laser Airborne Depth Sounder

HMAS Cairns also provides refit support for minor Royal Australian Navy vessels and Pacific Class Patrol Boats from neighbouring Pacific nations.

 

HMAS CERBERUS - Melbourne
HMAS CERBERUS, the Royal Australian Navy's foremost and largest training establishment.

The primary role of HMAS CERBERUS since inception has been the training of Navy Personnel.

HMAS Cerberus UHF Frequencies
Freq. Use
391.500 Emergency
397.650 Simplex (EMG T/A)
391.675 Monitor
394.700 SATS
393.850 FIRE GND 1
395.500 FIRE GND 2
394.775 WHARF

 

HMAS COONAWARRA - Darwin
Darwin is a vitally important Navy port - a gateway to our northern neighbours and the centre from which we conduct border integrity operations.  Darwin also plays host to major RAN and multi-national exercises and operations involving around 100 visiting Australian and foreign major warships each year.

Ships supported by HMAS Coonawarra:

Armidale Class patrol boats - Albany, Ararat, Armidale, Bathurst, Broome, Glenelg, Larrakia, Maitland, Maryborough, and Pirie.

HMAS Creswell - Jervis Bay
HMAS Creswell is located on the south-western shores of Jervis Bay in the Jervis Bay Territory, 180 kilometres south of Sydney. The Royal Australian Naval College forms the major part of HMAS Creswell.

 

HMAS HARMAN - Canberra
The principal function of HMAS HARMAN is the provision of Navy administrative functions to all Navy personnel located in the Canberra area and is commanded by a Commander.

 

HMAS Kuttabul - Fleet Base East - Sydney
Garden Island. Provides
administrative, training and logistics support to defence personnel, both uniform and civilian, employed within the Sydney area. Major maintenance is provided to vessels also.

Anzac Class Frigates - HMAS Anzac, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Ballarat

Adelaide Class Frigates - HMAS Sydney, HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, and HMAS Newcastle.

Amphibious - HMAS Choules, HMAS Canberra (LHD), HMAS Adelaide (LHD)

Replenishment - HMAS Success

Offshore Support - ADV Ocean Shield

 


HMAS Penguin - Sydney
Situated in the suburb of Balmoral on Middle Head in Sydney Harbour, HMAS Penguin is surrounded by beaches and parkland and is within 30 minutes of the city centre.

HMAS Penguin is a part of Navy's Systems Command. Its primary role is to provide trained personnel to the Fleet and it is the home of the RAN Diving School, the RAN Hydrographic School, the Navy Hospital, and the Medical Training School. The Clearance Diving 1 section and Army's 1 Commando also reside in the facility.

 

HMAS Stirling - Fleet Base West - Perth
Stirling is the
largest base in the RAN and is home to more than 2,300 service personnel, 600 Defence civilians and 500 long-term contractors.

Some 12 Fleet units including RAN’s Anzac Class frigates and Collins Class submarines are stationed here, along with some 70 units including the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), AUSCDT Four and the Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth.

HMAS Stirling's primary purpose is to provide operational and logistics support to the RAN ships, submarines and aircraft based in WA. Ships stationed here are:

Anzac Class Frigate - HMAS Arunta, HMAS Warramunga, HMAS Stuart, HMAS Toowoomba, HMAS Perth

Collins Class Submarine - HMAS Collins, HMAS Farncomb, HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux, HMAS Sheean, HMAS Rankin

Replenishment - HMAS Sirius

HMAS Stirling UHF Radio
Freq. Use
397.500 Emergency
397.950 Naval Police / Fire
398.250 Medical
394.200 Transport
394.200 Lancelin Range
387.700 Intrinsically safe radios
397.950 Lancelin Range
388.525 Stirling (Misc)
393.500 Stirling (Misc)

 

HMAS Waterhen - Sydney
Primarily responsible for mine hunters and the Clearance Diving 1 section. Waterhen
supports these ships:

Huon Class Mine hunter - Diamantina, Huon, Hawkesbury, Norman, Gascoyne and Yarra
Modified Pacific Class Patrol Boat - Seahorse Mercator (navigational training vessel)

 

HMAS Watson - Sydney
Watson provides basic and advanced training for Junior and Senior Sailors in the Combat System Category and Junior Seaman Officers in ships handling, navigation and tactics. Advanced training is conducted for Principal Warfare Officers, who are taught to effectively use the modern ships' weapons and sensors, and Force Warfare Officers who focus on planning and staff skills required to function within a joint staff at sea or ashore. At the high end, Watson trains newly appointed Commanding and Executive Officers, giving them the finish needed to succeed in commanding the highly professional people who crew the ships and establishments that make up Australia's Navy.


 

Information retrieved/updated 23/3/2016