25 November 2014
Navigational Maritime Safety Information to be broadcast 30 minutes earlier on HF radio from 1 December 2014.
Weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology has become more detailed and comprehensive in recent years, placing pressure on the existing HF radio schedules.
A change to the HF broadcast schedule is required from 1 December 2014 to ensure that all relevant weather information is broadcast during the allotted time schedule.
The Bureau of Meteorology has requested that the broadcast time for Navigational Maritime Safety Information (MSI) be shifted thirty minutes earlier.
The key changes include:
1. Navigational MSI will be broadcast 30 minutes earlier from 1 December 2014.
2. The allocated time for Navigational MSI will be expanded from 3 minutes to 5 minutes.
3. View the updated schedule: http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/radio-sat/voice-services.shtml