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Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by the SLIDER, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    BoatUS:

    Do regular radio checks, but do them on a recreational communications channel, not on 16, 9, 22 or any other restricted channel. Something the authorities find quite aggravating is when a recreational boater calls on an emergency channel requesting a "radio check." Hailing "TowBoatUS" on 68 is an easy way to conduct a check.

    What channels should you use for regular conversations? Channels 68, 69, 71, 72, and 78A are considered non-commercial channels, and in most areas, 68 and 72 are commonly used by the recreational-boating community. But remember that the VHF is officially for "operational" purposes. This can be as informal as passing on a weather report, but conversations about what the dog chewed up yesterday are inappropriate. Some channels, such as 70, have restricted use, and you can't use them for voice communications.
     
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  2. HookEmDanO

    HookEmDanO Huhuhuge member

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  3. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Use 27 and you hear your own voice coming back to your radio.
     
  4. HookEmDanO

    HookEmDanO Huhuhuge member

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    hey..isnt that what post #2 said? :-)
     
  5. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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    I sing on 27 so i can hear myself on the radio
     
  6. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hail “Dave Hansen” on 72, if 13 clowns respond with dick jokes you know you are working fine.
     
  7. skrilla

    skrilla allirks

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    You shoot my guy
     
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  8. titan05

    titan05 Pelagic Terminator

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    gotta believe you sound better than Fergie ;)
     
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  9. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    Umm..... No.
     
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  10. SaltH20Angler

    SaltH20Angler Well-Known "Member"

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    Not to change the topic but....

    I really get sick of hearing people on the radio being so...um...er...eh...idiotic in the summer. Makes those winter days that much more peaceful and calm.

    Nothing wrong with sharing info or even having a nice short conversation. Its those one where people curse, get racist, make stupid noises like a baby crying, or just want to say something weird that I get tired of. I know that I'm an idiot for not changing the channel or turning it off, but I like to keep it on just in case someone needs help. I wish there was a way to identify and straighten out those who do that.

    Sorry...rant over.
     
  11. CaliJeepHuntr

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    Or the ones that want to blast their music over the VFH as if everyone wants to hear it.
     
  12. brilliantdodo

    brilliantdodo Newbie

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    And what's with all the donkey noises? Bunch of jackasses
     
  13. Hardcor

    Hardcor Hardcore

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  14. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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  15. SaltH20Angler

    SaltH20Angler Well-Known "Member"

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    "They wanna know what he'll say next" Freakin loved that movie!!
     
  16. Hardcor

    Hardcor Hardcore

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    I was radio checked all day

     
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  17. Fisha

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    Can't stand people that do this either. Annoying as hell
     
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  18. el Toro

    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    WAAAAASSSSSSSSUUUUPPPPPPPP
     
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  19. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    I will try channel 27, although I would be more confident if I heard back from somebody 20M away who would say, 'loud and clear skipper".

    The younger generation is most likely thinking . . . "I have a cell phone, I'll just text someone".
     
  20. miaf

    miaf Well-Known "Member"

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    I hate the radio check that is really a precursor to asking for a fish report.
     

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