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Work Item details
Reference FM58_03
Short Name Digitalisation of maritime voice VHF
ETSI Workitem
ETSI Deliverable
Subject New ECC Report on implementation of digital voice radio telephony in the VHF maritime mobile band 
Related WI

To investigate the possible expansion of the number of VHF voice channels based on the implementation of digital technology.

In addition a plan for crossover from analogue to digital is required.

Deliverable ECC Report
Responsible group WG FM - FM58
Start date 08-02-2019
Target date 29-10-2021
Public Consultation 28-05-2021
Regular Work Item False
Keywords maritime, VHF, voice, digital
Worked by
Contact Robin Donoghue (
Status In Progress
Triggered By Agreed by WG FM #93 in February 2019 with support of France, Germany, Romania, The Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Estonia.
Progress Report WG FM #95 at its meeting 10 to 14 February 2020 agreed to extend the WI until October 2021.