Can you use a VHF radio for hunting?

Whether looking for a two-way radio for hunting or marine use, a good VHF radio can be your best means of communication.

What radio frequency does the Coast Guard use?

Any vessel in distress should use Channel 16 VHF-FM (which the Coast Guard does monitor). Channel 22 is the most common working channel for USCG in the event of an emergency. The following list of channels are those available in the United States for VHF Radio communications.

What is ais on a VHF radio?

The Automatic Identification System is a digital VHF radio-based transponder system that can prevent collisions, and can protect your boat from being run down by a huge, fast moving ship. It’s like digital radar with precise position information.

What is a ship to shore radio?

Marine VHF radio is a worldwide system of two way radio transceivers on ships and watercraft used for bidirectional voice communication from ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore (for example with harbormasters), and in certain circumstances ship-to-aircraft.

Can you use a marine radio in a vehicle?

So the answer to your question is, yes you can purchase, posses & install marine radio equipment in you residence and/or vehicle, however if you choose to start transmitting on same, you damn well better have a very valid reason (NOT EXCUSE) to engage in that activity.

How much does an AIS cost?

between $200 and $400
AIS receivers are built by all the major electronics manufacturers, plus a few specialty companies. Cost generally ranges between $200 and $400.

Do I need a separate antenna for AIS?

Receive only AIS units are being integrated into many of the newer VHF radios. It will have an internal splitter between the two and only one antenna input. For this scenario a VHF antenna is needed.

Do you need a licence for a VHF marine?

All marine VHF, MF and HF radios require the user and the vessel to hold a relevant licence. The vessel’s licence is like a car tax disc, but it is also the key to obtaining an MMSI number MMSI number, which will uniquely identify your vessel.

Why is a VHF radio is best for an emergency?

Your VHF radio should be your go-to communications in an emergency. The U.S. Coast Guard has a huge network of towers to listen in on distress calls and when you make a call, every other nearby boater with a radio on can also hear you, which increases your chance of getting help.

What is the best Lowrance transducer?

Broadband and CHIRP can be accomplished with the same transducer—the difference is how the signal from the transducer is processed by the sonar module.

  • StructureScan HD requires a different style of transducer
  • SpotlightScan requires a dedicated transducer mounted to a foot-controlled trolling motor.
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    Do I need a VHF radio?

    The VHF Radio is a staple of all boats traveling the water. Largely considered a necessity, if you plan on being on the water, you should have a VHF Radio with you. This allows for communication between boats, weather alerts, and SOS/Emergency calling. Maritime law actually requires a VHF Radio on board before any other radio goes on the boat.