The only truck use I've seen was commercial by a marine salvage company, only used to contact his boats, or the USCG or other LEOs.kb2vxa said:Using a marine radio for any other purpose such as land mobile or a private shore station is strictly prohibited. Frankly I have heard of no "exceptions" besides bridge operations on channel 13 and commercial shore stations on designated channels only.
The FCC is very strict against unauthorized usage and has eliminated the illegal "shore stations" using it like CB. Now if they could only get rid of the party boat captains' usage of USCG only and the adjacent railroad channels but unfortunately the Enforcement Bureau has no boats that I know of, only cars with concealed antennas and equipment.
Speaking of unauthorized usage, last year they busted a movie production company using portables on a NYPD frequency. Talk about DUMB criminals caught on tape! (;->)
Bad boy bad boy, watcha gonna do? Watcha gonna do when they come for you?
kb2vxa said:Bad boy bad boy, watcha gonna do? Watcha gonna do when they come for you?
b7spectra said:You can have any type radio in your vehicle. USING it in that vehicle is another story. I currently have 3 Motorola Spectra's in my vehicle and I even have Marine band channels in it (just to see if I hear anyone bootlegging), but I don't xmit on it.
Wish they were MORE serious about it, as there are police departments in East Texas using marine band for dispatch, car-to-car, etc.kb2vxa said:The FCC is very strict against unauthorized usage and has eliminated the illegal "shore stations" using it like CB.
N_Jay said:Figures!:evil: :evil:
I love when people make up a name to make something illegal sound cool.
Were you by any chance listening to the HIDTA/DEA activities? BTW, I am pretty sure the FCC has no say about the MilAir, indeed any federal use frequencies, so your report will probably get filed in the circular file.RenMan51 said:I've already reported HPD to the FCC for using MilAir freqs.
Yea, sure, we BELIEVE YOU (and we believe your invisible friend also).:lol: :lol: :lol:policeMonitor said:what i mean by free banding is i free band as in listening how is that illegal?
2nd i use my marine radio for communacating with my boat and buddys boat and monitor for emergncy's.