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Old 10-02-2016, 10:53 AM
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Question PSR 800 - USCG (marine frequencies)



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I am going on a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale soon and was looking to take my scanner with me.I have been looking on EZ Scan where to find USCG or other marine channels to program and I am not finding any. I am sure I am not looking int he right place. Can anyone give me some guidance on here to find them??

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Check each county you will sail by for Federal Freqs. Also check with Cruise Ship and Maritime Monitoring for the ship Freqs of the ship you are sailing on. Hope this helps.

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Are you planning on listening while on board? Because depending on the ship they may not allow it aboard. Also what cruise are you on? I am sailing on Allure 3. Weeks from today.
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All you want to know about Coast Guard.

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Good Morning!!

I am going on a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale soon and was looking to take my scanner with me.I have been looking on EZ Scan where to find USCG or other marine channels to program and I am not finding any. I am sure I am not looking int he right place. Can anyone give me some guidance on here to find them??

Thanks in advance

Jason
I took my PSR500 on board with me when I sailed out of Lauderdale last year, they get flaky on XRay though, I advised them I'm a ham and it's for monitoring only, after a few minutes all clear. Now lesson learned, USCG operates encrypted, they have their own set of channels that you can find but all will be P25 with AES256 not in the clear, the only place you'll find them in the clear is on the Marine channels which are easily found with a Google search.

I did ID some local channels on board, mostly hotel operations and some ship command and control stuff but I didn't spend enough time to really figure things out as my wife had me put away the toys and join her for her vacation.

Cheers and hope you don't get hit by a hurricane!
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I take two scanners on cruises - never had a problem. I don't make it obvious I have or use them but they always go through X-ray without issue and I have them plugged in and running/recording in the cabin (on on an outdoor desk) the entire time.
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United States Coast Guard - The RadioReference Wiki
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I am going on a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale soon and was looking to take my scanner with me.I have been looking on EZ Scan where to find USCG or other marine channels to program and I am not finding any. I am sure I am not looking int he right place. Can anyone give me some guidance on here to find them??

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Are you planning on listening while on board? Because depending on the ship they may not allow it aboard. Also what cruise are you on? I am sailing on Allure 3. Weeks from today.
We are not going on the cruise until May 2017, we are going on Carnival Cruise Lines
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Thanks everyone for the great information! I will look into all of the links.

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FYI - No Guarantee you will get it on-board.
I've been on many cruises and on the last two
a. Been called down to security, ensured them it's RX only
b. Denied boarding, unless I let Port Security secure the radios and get them back upon return.

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Good Morning!!

I am going on a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale soon and was looking to take my scanner with me.I have been looking on EZ Scan where to find USCG or other marine channels to program and I am not finding any. I am sure I am not looking int he right place. Can anyone give me some guidance on here to find them??

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Not all are ENC, it does vary by Sector and Station, when on the VHF/UHF USCG LMR

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I took my PSR500 on board with me when I sailed out of Lauderdale last year, they get flaky on XRay though, I advised them I'm a ham and it's for monitoring only, after a few minutes all clear. Now lesson learned, USCG operates encrypted, they have their own set of channels that you can find but all will be P25 with AES256 not in the clear, the only place you'll find them in the clear is on the Marine channels which are easily found with a Google search.

I did ID some local channels on board, mostly hotel operations and some ship command and control stuff but I didn't spend enough time to really figure things out as my wife had me put away the toys and join her for her vacation.

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