Author Topic: Marine radiotelephone (VHF radio) etiquette  (Read 5225 times)

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Offline Doc Hall

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Re: Marine radiotelephone (VHF radio) etiquette
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2009, 11:40:27 AM »
very good info
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Re: Marine radiotelephone (VHF radio) etiquette
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2009, 06:25:43 PM »
i agree, tnx for the breakdown of radio codes and etiquette
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Re: Marine radiotelephone (VHF radio) etiquette
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2010, 08:11:52 PM »
If I was going out by myself and wanted to do a radio check (to make sure that it work) before leaving shore, how do I go about doing that?

In the Air Force we use to do something like this:

"Control this is Kilo do you read?"

Then the controller would say, "loud and clear" if he hears you.  If he doesn't respond at all, your radio could be off, the volume is at minimum, or something else is wrong.
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Re: Marine radiotelephone (VHF radio) etiquette
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2013, 12:39:33 PM »
Just to answer the question, I know it's old stuff.

This is from the District 14 LNM USCG.  Page 7

It is illegal to use Channel 16 VHF-FM for radio checks. If requesting a radio check, use Channel 16 VHF-FM to hail the nearest Coast Guard Unit. Once the Coast Guard Unit acknowledges your hail, request Coast Guard Unit to switch and answer Channel 22A VHF-FM. Once Coast Guard Unit answers on Channel 22A VHF-FM, you may now request a radio check. The Coast Guard Unit will respond accordingly.

This is how the Hawaii USCG, Local Notice for Mariners would like you to do a radio check.


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Posted by on 03 Feb 2010

Good times...


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