ONLY in coastal areas where you are talking with a vessel. NO mobile to mobile,or mobile to base comms allowed!Is it legal to use the marine radios on land...if so, what is the range? FYI...I live in Pa.
Not quite.You can get licensed to use marine radios on land if you are communicating with craft on the water.
These are prob marine style cb antennas. Shakespeare was a popular brand.I've seen many of pickups tooling down the highway displaying Mossy Oak decals and the like, while also sporting Shakespear marine base loaded antennas. Probably purchased from Bass Pro of maybe even West Marine. I would at least spray paint the coil black.
One way to do it is join the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. They also have MARS nets around 149 mhz and on the HF bands. One of my neighbors had the special license for his base station...Is it legal to use the marine radios on land...if so, what is the range? FYI...I live in Pa.
There are water ways and locks near the quad cities which use marine radio every day. I'm surprised that you were not told by the coast guard in keokuk to stay off marine frequencies?Hunters, farmers, and high school kids(I was one of them) used marine radios where I grew up. Nobody complained, everyone kept to their own channel.