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VHF Marine Radio??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazen86, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. blazen86

    blazen86 Registered Member

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    Ive been looking at the VHF marine radios for my truck, thats what everyone uses as there hunting radios around here. Are they the same as CB radios? and who makes the best ones?
     
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    no they are a differant set of frequencies than cb
     
  3. blazen86

    blazen86 Registered Member

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    ahh gotcha, but whos last the longest and work the best?
     
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    dunno...never used one /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Do a search in the communications forum or post this over there. Get better results /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    might wanna add that theyre illegal for land use
     
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    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Quite correct!!.The marine VHF is for marine use only--if you are close enough to the water for the coast gaurd to hear you,they will come looking for you.You'd be better off with a regular CB,now that cell phones are all the rage,the CB channels in my area are practically silent.Those small "walkie-talkie's" they sell now work very well,some have a range of up to 7 miles,they are on an FM band instead of 27MGHZ like CB's,and are pretty reasonable,I saw a pair of midland ones on sale for 29 bucks that had a 7 mile range(I'm not sure if they require a licence or not).The other way to go is with a 2 meter ham radio,(144MGHZ),but you need a novice licence and have to follow all the "rules" to talk on it.How far do you need to talk??--a CB on the water or open terrain can go 50 miles,even without an illegal linear--.Another option is a single sideband CB,they have more range than a regular 40 channel CB,especially if it has "upper and lower" channel modifications(also illeagel,but often done) /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    very common in Canada
    truck drivers here do not use the CB much (we call it the RubberDucky) but you can always find them on LAD1 which is around 143hmz
    CB here is a waste of time as the mountains block everything
     
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    Anything "over" FRS by law (in this country) requires a license. Like that is enforced much apparently, since they are so common.

    I have however heard of people getting in trouble with improper VHF use, so that is going to be more risky.
     

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