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Old 11-24-2015, 10:37 AM
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I know of a university in Arkansas whose campus police switched to the state AWIN system, and gave their old UHF handheld radios to the catering company that provides meal services to the university. So now the catering company is using a public service frequency for communications. Never mind the fact that they're not licensed or authorized to use that frequency...

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I live in NW Arkansas, and this is the height of doe season. I monitor a variety of radio services on VHF / UHF (such as local public service, ham radio, MURS/GMRS/FRS, CB, maritime) and I'm sure hearing a lot of hunters illegally using VHF marine radios to coordinate their activities. Has anyone ever heard of hunters getting busted for using marine radios in violation of FCC rules?
How can they??? The Coast Guards out in the water on their boats.
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How can they??? The Coast Guards out in the water on their boats.
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It's amazing how ignorant the general public is regarding the FCC and licensing requirements. Last year here in Northern Utah, there was someone who had apparently bought a used VHF railroad radio on the secondhand market calling for "radio checks" and shouting stuff like "Breaker 19, Breaker 19!" on the Ogden Union Pacific dispatch frequency. It only took 2-3 weeks before Mr. Breaker 19 disappeared, so I'm guessing that the UP Railroad Police contacted the FCC and Uncle Charlie shut down the bootlegger. Since the licensing requirement for CB radios was done away with in the 1980's, people seem to think they can buy ANY two way radio and start jibber jabbering. Ridiculous!
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Thank God the UK banned hunting, banned guns, AND banned marine on land many years ago...
Thank God I live in the United States of America! Land of the free.
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Thank God I live in the United States of America! Land of the free.
The UK banned common sense about six decades ago, too.
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VHF Marine in use in Virginia - http://forums.radioreference.com/vir...equencies.html
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There are NO LEGAL VHF Hunter Marine frequencies..... MURS, FRS are legal. In Canada, GMRS/FRS are the only legal frequencies.....
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There are NO LEGAL VHF Hunter Marine frequencies..... MURS, FRS are legal. In Canada, GMRS/FRS are the only legal frequencies.....
What do they use when they go hunt fish in their boats then?
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I live along the Sabine river in east Texas. Not much boat traffic, but I do monitor. The only marine band activity I've heard was skip from Beaumont. Part of the reason I monitor is precisely because of hunters trespassing and firing toward my home. But it seems they don't use any radios. I lean towards libertarian thought and I think FCC fines are generally outrageous. But I don't want anarchy to rule the radio spectrum. If an unathorized user is keeping it clean and not interfering with licensed ops i would be tolerant and try to educate the offenders. But sometimes I want to call the FCC when I hear raunchy profane conversation between pilots on vhf-air, or between wrecker drivers on VHF public safety interop freqs.
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What do they use when they go hunt fish in their boats then?
Seems the title of this post was DEER HUNTERS.
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Haven't heard any hunting here in Western Colorado on VHF Marine, but might just not be checking enough. I do hear the occasional hunter on the 148-151 Mhz band though.
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Thank God the UK banned hunting, banned guns, AND banned marine on land many years ago.
Fox Hunting?
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You have the same type people using ham radios and think they have a right to talk on them because they bought the radio and they have no class of license.
haha like here in Europe where people buy Baofeng with 4W for PMR446 (who 0,5W is allowed and other stuff).
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We have the same here in Brownsville texas with the people in mexico just across the river using VHF Marine radios for everyday use,as far as hunters using MURS the Vhf Marine radios are cheaper to buy....
the problem could be cut down when the radio not will sold anymore.
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How can they??? The Coast Guards out in the water on their boats.
When you cross an River the shoot you on the Bridge with an Submarine. So beware of bridges over an River.
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Seems the title of this post was DEER HUNTERS.
You never see and Deer swimming or drinking?
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"You never see and Deer swimming or drinking?"-not in waters that you would need a VHF marine radio.
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Thank God the UK banned hunting, banned guns,
No they didn't.
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On Channel 68 and or Channel 69 I hear the fishermen cussing-using profane language, playing all sorts of music from Rap music, country music and Hillbilly music. It sound like one can buy a marine radio as easy as a CB radio and use it as such.
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It seems to be a regional thing where marine radios are popular, probably closer to waterways. Up here in the north they're never heard. I can hear the CG on 16 from Keokuk,Ia If I listen but that's it. During deer and rut season its almost always Frs or Murs that are used here. 73, n9zas
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Around here they use the marine band for trucking, hunting, fishing, and 4-5 businesses that plow snow...
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The FCC has a policy of enforcing the VHF marine bands to the fullest extent possible. Even if you're a hundred miles inland, DON'T use the VHF marine channels. They are the most enforced frequencies outside of ones used by military and federal agencies.
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