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Ascension Island Radio Temporarily Out of Service

28 January 2021

Press Release, Travel and Shipping

Port Control to monitor Channel 16 until communications restored

The public are requested to note that at present Ascension Island Radio is unable to monitor radio traffic on Channel 16. This is due to damage sustained to the Coronation Hill repeater.

Work is underway to repair the repeater and restore communications with Ascension Island Radio.

In the meantime Port Control will monitor Channel 16 and a sécurité is being sent out to all stations periodically during the day and evening.  However, as a consequence there will be reduced reception capabilities until the repeater is repaired.

As such, members of the public are encouraged to use caution and be mindful of the limitations in radio communications at this time.