Are you hav­ing MSI broad­cast prob­lems?

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Some boaters are not re­ceiv­ing MSI broad­casts

Sailors who are hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ties re­ceiv­ing the UK Coast­guard’s Mar­itime Safety In­for­ma­tion (MSI) VHF weather broad­casts are be­ing asked to re­port it.

The Royal Yacht­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (RYA) said that it had been con­tacted by sev­eral boaters who have had prob­lems with re­ceiv­ing weather re­port trans­mis­sions.

Since Septem­ber 2017, MSI has been broad­cast ev­ery three hours on VHF chan­nels 62, 63 or 64. The ser­vice is run by the Mar­itime and Coast­guard Agency (MCA) and in­cludes up-to-date weather in­for­ma­tion and nav­i­ga­tion warn­ings.

The RYA, which is work­ing with the MCA, has now launched an on­line feed­back re­port­ing form that will al­low sailors to record their ex­pe­ri­ences.

When col­lated, this in­for­ma­tion will give the RYA and HM Coast­guard valu­able feed­back on the over­all state of the MSI broad­cast, and high­light if there are any re­gional vari­a­tions in cov­er­age. Find the form at www.rya.org.uk/go/msi-vhf-feed­back.

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