What frequency is marine channels?

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What frequency is marine channels?

It uses FM channels in the very high frequency (VHF) radio band in the frequency range between 156 and 174 MHz, inclusive, designated by the International Telecommunication Union as the VHF maritime mobile band.

What is VHF Channel 12 used for?

Vessel traffic regulating
Channel 11-12: Vessel traffic regulating.

Are marine radios illegal on land?

Marine VHF radios, whether fixed or handheld, may not be used on land, period. It’s the law. Once a VHF radio goes ashore, it cannot be used for marine band transmission (without a Coast Station License).

How far can a marine radio transmit?

Your VHF radio is intended mainly for short range communications, generally 5-10 miles, and at least 20 miles to a USCG station. To communicate at longer ranges, you will normally need a satellite telephone or an MF/HF marine radiotelephone.

How many marine VHF channels are there?

The most important channels on your VHF radio are 13, 16, 19, 22, and 70. Channel 13 is used by commercial shipping to communicate their actions and confirm passage. Channel 16 (156.8 MHz) VHF-FM is designated by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) as the national distress, safety and calling frequency.

Can I use a marine radio in my car?

Mounting a marine radio in the car is not the issue. Transmitting with the radio is. Unless your on the water (NOT NEAR IT) you cant use a marine radio without a shore use license. This applies to portables as well.

Can you use a marine radio on land?

What is the marine emergency channel?

Channel 16 VHF (156.8 MHz) is a marine VHF radio frequency designated as an international distress frequency. Primarily intended for distress, urgency and safety priority calls, the frequency may also carry routine calls used to establish communication before switching to another working channel.

What is marine channel frequency?

A marine VHF set is a combined transmitter and receiver and only operates on standard, international frequencies known as channels. Channel 16 (156.8 MHz ) is the international calling and distress channel.

What is a marine radio?

A marine radio is a radio intended to be carried onboard marine vessels for the purpose of communication. A boat equipped with a marine radio can use it to listen for important broadcasts, such as severe weather warnings or distress signals from other vessels. Various types of radio equipment can be used aboard boats;

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