Staniel Cay referred me to you. We will be in the Exumas soon and I recall from a few years ago a morning weather report/net from a land based person near Staniel. I would like to be able to telephone them when I am not in VHF range. Do you have a phone number/information regarding this???
Bob Teffenhart-trawler “islander”
The only regular weather that I can remember being available on regular basis, come from Highborne Cay at 8:00 AM – she makes the general call on channel #16 then switches to channel #6. That is the only one I know of at the moment and you can call Highborne for this on their telephone 242-355-1008 before coming down. I think they get their input from NOAA – Nassau. Another contact would be further down the island chain to George Town. At 8:10 AM they have a net which I believe is on channel #68.
Things are changing fast in the Exumas. If you learn of new resources that we can share with the cruising community, please share them with us.
Hope this has been of some assistance Bob. Enjoy your cruise; you’re headed for some beautiful waters and islands.
C. Winston Fowler
Weather in the Bahamas can be found on 4003 kHz at 0720 daily. It is from BASRA.
Highborne weather broadcast at 0730
In the Staniel area there is a woman, call sign “Blue Yonder” that gives weather and community announcements every morning at 8 am on VHF 12. She always announces first on VHF 16 before switching to 12. She relays Bahamas and NOAA weather along with 5 day buoy forecasts for Staniel Cay and The Tongue of the Ocean.
Chris on M/V Private Idaho