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Old 04-09-2015, 11:13 AM
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Default Shasta Lake California Marine Radio Usage

I spent last week house boating on Shasta Lake in a rented boat. There was not a marine radio in it. I was wondering if anyone uses this service any longer on inland lakes such as this one? Cell coverage was quite spotty at best, (this is good while on vacation trying to forget about work). I did have my FT-817 QRP Amateur radio along but was wondering if a marine radio might be useful. I scanned the marine band and heard some minor marina operations traffic and numerous foul-mouthed truck drivers on I-5. Nothing else. Once away from the marinas on the remote stretches I did not hear much at all.

Just curious.

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I would check at the marina as they can tell you more. By the way, is the level still 300-400 feet below normal and you have to use a 4x4 to get to the boats?
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:23 PM
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You may or may not find USCG Auxilliary, federal, state or county conservation agencies, and/or sheriff's lake patrols, in addition to marina operations and random boaters, on any given lake using the marine band.
YMMV, you're just going to have to scan/search the band.

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