Telephone for general enquiries 0300 111 1202
For press and media enquiries   0845 460 1202
Postal Address: 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB

Needles

Welcome to the NCI Needles station.

Access : 

As the site is in use for Coastguard communications, access is restricted to NCI Personnel only.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are not permitted as this is an active Coastguard communications facility.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
19:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Until: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Notes: 
Mon to Thurs From May 1st to Aug 31st :- 09:00 to 17:00 & Fri, Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays :- 08:00 to 19.00.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Until: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Notes: 
From 1/10/17 - 30/05/18 09:00-17:00 EXCEPT 1/11/17 - 31/01/18 09:00-Dusk
Location
Latitude: 
50° 39.71" N
Longitude: 
001° 34.72" W
OS Reference: 
SZ 298 848
Station Post Code: 
PO39 0JH
Station Elevation: 
120/395
Visual features of station: 
The station is a two storey purpose-built ex-Coastguard lookout.
Local Hazards: 
Cliff edges, Rough Ground and High Winds
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current local weather and sea conditions available by phone or channel 65
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01983 754231
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
67
73
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Needles NCI
Visual Horizon: 
21 Nautical Miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Tony Stables
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01983 761881
The Needles Remote Radio Site
Upper Battery
West Highdown
Totland Bay
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JH

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