Here you can hear live marine radio from the Solent/Isle of Wight area. Make sure you have the appropriate permission before listening to these radio transmissions. The Solent is a busy area for shipping and there is a lot of marine radio traffic. There are cruise ships and cargo vessels going to the port or Southampton, tankers to the Fawley Esso /BP Hamble oil terminals, and naval vessels and continental ferry traffic in and out of Portsmouth. Much of the radio traffic is from local traffic such as the Isle of Wight ferries and port work boats. If you are not conversant with some of the terms used on the radio, I have compiled a list of the common phrases used on the radio in this area. I also receive signals on Channel 70. These are not voice transmissions but digital data. I decode this and make it available in the DSC (Digital Selective Calling) section of this site. When a DSC transmission is received, you will hear an automated voice message superimposed on the radio that a transmission has been received on channel 70. Sometimes a ship position is transmitted in the data, and this will be plotted on the map on the DSC part of this site if it is in range of the map coverage.
Listen to live marine radio. You can listen to all the ship and port marine communication with an easy to use live streaming interface. Listen to Southampton VTS and Portsmouth QHM controlling the ships on passage to and from Portsmouth and Southampton. You can also listen to all sorts of vessels including naval, lifeboats, pleasure craft etc. along with the coastguard.