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I will be heading to Orlando. Other than the standard VHF marine frequencies, are there any particular channels or frequencies I should monitor? I am also wondering if Orlando is too far off the coast to hear anything.

I do have the UHF Coast Guard frequencies and of course will be monitoring those.
 

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What are the laws regarding the use of a marine band radio in a vehicle? I live in Michigan, and frequent areas along all the Great Lakes, and the St. Clair, and Detroit River. Would I be allowed to have a marine band transceiver in my vehicle, and if so, could I communicate with boaters on the water?

Thanks!

Oops! Sorry I posted in this thread...should have been a new one. I'm too tired! :roll:
 
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MacombMonitor said:
What are the laws regarding the use of a marine band radio in a vehicle? I live in Michigan, and frequent areas along all the Great Lakes, and the St. Clair, and Detroit River. Would I be allowed to have a marine band transceiver in my vehicle, and if so, could I communicate with boaters on the water?

Thanks!

be ok to monitor, but not to transmit
 

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eorange said:
I will be heading to Orlando. Other than the standard VHF marine frequencies, are there any particular channels or frequencies I should monitor? I am also wondering if Orlando is too far off the coast to hear anything.

I do have the UHF Coast Guard frequencies and of course will be monitoring those.
Bumped up to reaffirm topic. :p
 

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Too far for day-day monitoring. However take a ride to Port Canaveral. Plenty of Maritime traffic and there is a nice park at the exit of the harbor. $5-$8 for the day.

Two sites to check for info.

http://www.cruisecal.com [Cruise Schedules] many ports.
and http://home.earthlink.net/~ecps92/cruise_ships.htm UHF Cruise Frequencies.



eorange said:
I will be heading to Orlando. Other than the standard VHF marine frequencies, are there any particular channels or frequencies I should monitor? I am also wondering if Orlando is too far off the coast to hear anything.

I do have the UHF Coast Guard frequencies and of course will be monitoring those.
 

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eorange said:
I will be heading to Orlando. Other than the standard VHF marine frequencies, are there any particular channels or frequencies I should monitor? I am also wondering if Orlando is too far off the coast to hear anything.

I do have the UHF Coast Guard frequencies and of course will be monitoring those.
Unfortunately a handheld is useful only on the water or very near the shoreline. From as little as five miles inland, a tall antenna (2nd story + mast) or tower is required. At twenty miles inland, only a tower and directional (hi-gain) antenna captures any marine traffic, and then only close to shore. Same for UHF, and where low-flying search and patrol aircraft are concerned you would have to be very near the shore. From a 10th floor balcony in Orlando you might pick up some USCG high sites, but nothing on the water.

Jack
 

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firefgtr said:
be ok to monitor, but not to transmit
I live right next to the Indian River in Brevard County (US1)
I have a 5/8 ARX220 Ringo,Icom 2720,mobile,V8000 75watts 144-148,I
programmed the Vhf channels made 16 priority, If I hear a DISTRESS Call UNANSWERED,Life or death..... you can respond, If you do not have any FCC Callsign to transmit,You have to explain the reasons, I lost the link do a http://google.com/search/Radio Distress Calls
search on the http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/
I have Answered and relayed to our local USCG http://www.uscg.mil/d7/
some SOS calls, messages.
Iused to live in Orlando and there is alot Marine Activity, Mainly Kissimmee to the South , And the St. Johns to the east (Orlando)
Hopes this Helps,
Waiting to see if the Shuttle goes up here, on 2 meter 146.890 Nasa Link
ATV Link 427.250 Cable channel 59(COCOA)
Robert Lee KI4AGI WPXD787
 
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