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What does the coast guard use for marine vhf on their ships? Do coast guardsmen carry XTS radios?


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I have seen various radios. The cutter they have near me has 2 Motorola radios, one with marine channels and one with public safety stuff. I have seen portables at site of both commercial and marine.
 

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Been a little while since I've been on one but all the ones I ever saw had a Motorola Spectra or XTL5000 and one or two marine band radio's.
 

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Back in the 1990's when I was in, we had basic consumer VHF marine radios. I know we had Standard radios on the bridge and a few VHF portables. That was a 180' buoy tender in Alaska.

A lot has changed since then.

Now the small boats have XTL5000's on VHF and UHF.
Not sure if/what they carry for portables.
I know the MSST guys often carry harris or similar PRC type military multiband radios, but that's probably not common across the service. Not cost effective.
 

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Back when Mel Fisher was digging up gold in the Florida Keys he bought some MCX1000'S with Securenet DVP.

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At USCG Station New London and the USCG Academy , in New London, you see a mix of Moto XTS portables and Harris multi-band portables.
 
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