How to eliminate VHF radio madness

26grumpy

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Sep 24, 2006
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Yesterday while fishing Box Canyon with the north fleet, I heard a woman come on channel 72 and ask if anyone had some engine oil. Another boat asked if anyone had jumper cables.

The radio went dead quiet for 20 minutes. LOL
 
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    I've learned that there is no reason to have the radio on! Find your own fish, if you asked for fish or water report your going to get BS replys.

    If you need help then turn it on. If anyone else needs help and not within visual sight, the chance of helping them are slim anyway.

    Avoid the radio if you can and enjoy your time on the water, that's what I do. Just perform a radio check before you head out and one on your fishing grounds.
     
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    af dreamer

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    If you have a ADF then leave it on.So many cant wait to brag about their catching,cant hurt.I leave 72 off on the weekends if it gets stupid.Never my primary station.Tom
     
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    invictus

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    I've learned that there is no reason to have the radio on! Find your own fish, if you asked for fish or water report your going to get BS replys.

    If you need help then turn it on. If anyone else needs help and not within visual sight, the chance of helping them are slim anyway.

    Avoid the radio if you can and enjoy your time on the water, that's what I do. Just perform a radio check before you head out and one on your fishing grounds.

    I agree and just leave it on 16.

    The asshattery will eventually come to an end when we are required to have DSC registered radios. Then the Coasties can just mail the jack ass a ticket.
     
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    26grumpy

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    c-goat

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    Today I heard a guy tell his buddy to "drop down to that other channel we talked about".His buddy came back with "what was that channel again"? LOL
     
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