Which VHF Channel?

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  1. michael e. bingham

    michael e. bingham Well-Known "Member"

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    Not a bad answer, I only have my radio on at nite when im traveling and its on channel 16 at grey light its off , I don't listen to kooks on the radio , I've been running boats out of san diego for 55 years and it works just fine for me
     
  2. Blackfish

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    just a reminder. You can do a radio check on 27. It's just for radio checks by Boat US. Please don't use 16.
     
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  3. yellowfish26

    yellowfish26 Totally Nude 24/7

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    I dont give a shit how long you have operated a boat. You just identified yourself as a selfish, narcissistic dipshit for all to see. Whenever you have a situation going foreword that requires help from someone else I hope the closest boat to you drives over and pisses in your face.
     
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  4. Steveo77

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    I read an article a while back about a cost guard rescue. The guy was taking on a lot of water and hailing on 16. Cost guard was a ways out and a sail boat just cruised on by.
    Costies soon got there and the rescue was successful.
    Every since I read that I try to remember to keep it on 16 Incase someone near me is in distress.

    But don’t get me wrong. When I’m in a crowded area, I enjoy fucking around on 72 as much as the next guy.
     
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  5. Day0ne

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    Most new radios let you monitor more than one channel at a time. Also remember that 16 (and 9) are the hailing channels. You must first initiate contact on one of those before going to the working channel. Per the USCG web site:

    In general, any vessel equipped with a VHF marine radiotelephone (whether voluntarily or required to) must maintain a watch on channel 16 (156.800 MHz) whenever the radiotelephone is not being used to communicate.

    Source: FCC 47 CFR §§ 80.148, 80.310, NTIA Manual 8.2.29.6.c(2)(e), ITU RR 31.18, 52.244

    Boater Calling Channel (VHF Channel 9)
    The Federal Communications Commission established VHF-FM channel 9 as a supplementary calling channel for noncommercial vessels (recreational boaters) at the request of the Coast Guard. A ship or shore unit wishing to call a boater would do so on channel 9, and anyone (boaters included) wishing to call a commercial ship or shore activity would continue to do so on channel 16. Recreational boaters would continue to call the Coast Guard and any commercial facility on channel 16.

    The purpose of the FCC regulation was to relieve congestion on VHF channel 16, the distress, safety and calling frequency. FCC regulations require boaters having VHF radios to maintain a watch on either VHF channel 9 or channel 16, whenever the radio is turned on and not communicating with another station.

    Since the Coast Guard generally does not have the capability of announcing an urgent marine information broadcast or weather warning on channel 9, use of channel 9 is optional. We recommend boaters normally keep tuned to and use channel 16 in those waters unless otherwise notified by the Coast Guard.
    Procedure for Calling A Ship by Radio
    You may use channel 16 to call a ship or shore station, but if you do so, you must, must be brief! We recommend this same procedure be used over channel 9, if channel 9 is used as a calling channel.

    For example:

    Blue Duck: "Mary Jane, this is Blue Duck" (the name of the vessel or MMSI being called may be said 2 or 3 times if conditions warrant)

    Mary Jane: "Blue Duck, this is Mary Jane. Reply 68" (or some other proper working channel)

    Blue Duck: "68" or "Roger"
     
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  6. invictus

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    This is the OG way. Like Mike said, they love it when you do that.
     
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  7. MATTANZA

    MATTANZA old man of the sea, in training.

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  8. clevel

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    Naughty naughty... are you the reason Coast Guard blasts “Do not use CH 16 for radio checks every five minutes?:Beat_Them
     
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    Dude, take the USCGA Power Squadrin Boater Safety class and try to become a more responsible boater. The life you save may be your own.
     
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    That is a bad practice, which makes it a bad answer.
     
  11. gecsr1

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    if I were sinking , yes of course or on 72, or 68, or 88 or any channel I was on.... and I would go to assist anyone that needed help if I was close or the closet one to them...
    wow.. Thank you..... your so helpful.... been boating for 55 years
    and 16 is a button away if I need it...
     
  12. gecsr1

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    well I had enough fun... stirring the pot here....LOL

    yes I monitor CH# 16....
    Have a great day you all.....:)
    never know when someone may need help....
     
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  13. michael e. bingham

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    Listen dumb ass you do what the fuck you want on your boat and I'll run mine the way I want too , you dont know me for shit and trust me you don't want too , my eyes work just fine and I've helped many fellow boaters on the water , years past VHF radios were used sparingly, now it's yap, yap, yap, I've seen more mishaps on the water than i care to talk about , I've spent months at a time at sea on tuna boats and im fishing my so called golden years my way
     
  14. ShadowX

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    Channel 72 is the radio check channel. You have radio checks every 5 minutes.
     
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    “You shoot my guy!”
     
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  16. bent rod todd

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  17. Blackfish

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    "Wide open Halibut on the 302"
     
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  18. Blackfish

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    I also encourage the playing of music over the VHF. Especially since my stereo is down.
     
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  19. yellowfish26

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    Thanks for reinforcing my post!! More evidence of your selfish, narcissistic ways. You are right. I dont know the "all" of you but i do know enough based on the bullshit you post on here to know you aint anyone I would want to know. And by the way, there isnt much bullshit at all on 16. You would know that if you had your radio on.
     
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  20. clevel

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    Yup...that is another annoying issue. If anything they need to play Santana!
     

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