Nuku’alofa Radio (Tonga)

Coast station Nuku’alofa Radio A3A began operation in December 1919. It is operated by the Meteorology Division of the Government of Tonga. It was formerly operated by the Tonga Telecommunications Commission.

Frequencies

  • VHF: Channels 12, 16
  • USB: 2080.00, 2182.00, 4125.00, 6215.00
  • The station previously operated on 428/500 kHz radiotelegraphy

How to contact Nuku’alofa Radio A3A

Radio operator Tevita Taufa at Nuku'alofa Radio A3A, March 2017

Radio operator Tevita Taufa at Nuku’alofa Radio A3A, March 2017

Nuku'alofa Radio A3A comprises a Standard Horizon VHF transceiver and two Icom IC-718 single sideband transceivers, Mar 2017.

Nuku’alofa Radio A3A comprises a Standard Horizon VHF transceiver and two Icom IC-718 single sideband transceivers. Photo: Mar 2017, Tevita Taufa

Nuku'alofa Radio A3A

Nuku’alofa Radio A3A. Photo: Mar 2017, Tevita Taufa

History

1920: New wireless station in Tonga

2010: Government of Tonga invites expressions of interest from consultants for a review of operations at Nuku’alofa Radio A3A and recommendations for improvements.

2016: Tongan radio op trains at Taupo Maritime Radio ZLM

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