I know it's illegal to transmit with it on land, but what about listening to what's on Ch. 16, for example?
Bit of a pain in that I'd like to become more familiar with its operations (practice with husband). We only used it for communications once while paddling, a long time ago. I guess we'll have to do all practice on the water.
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Posted by: Rjd9999 on Aug-06-13 4:24 AM (EST)
Is fine. Yhe is no way for the fcc to regulate receivers, anyway. Scanners are easily available for purchase and all ham operators routinely evesdrop on all broadcast bands.
There are certain channels that |
Posted by: JackL on Aug-06-13 6:22 AM (EST)
are set aside for ship to ship, and others ship to shore, and then others for general use.
You can LISTEN to any channel you want|
Posted by: BNystrom on Aug-06-13 7:21 AM (EST)
There are no regulations regarding LISTENING to ANY radio broadcast, as it is a passive activity. TRANSMITTING radio signals IS regulated by the FCC.
Correct, I should have mentioned that|
Posted by: JackL on Aug-06-13 3:06 PM (EST)
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-06-13 7:42 AM (EST)
you're just listening, which doesn't prevent others from using the band.
No problem with monitoring|
Posted by: Ayornamut on Aug-06-13 9:19 AM (EST)
I listen almost every day|
Posted by: RavenWing on Aug-06-13 10:53 AM (EST)
enjoying the Great Lakes weather forecasts, re-tuning my ear to Canadian French, etc. Sometimes the ship to ship communications.
legal to listen|
Posted by: suiram on Aug-06-13 11:01 AM (EST)
You could purchase a couple of dirt cheap FRS/GMRS radios for practicing - my google says they can be had for under 30USD
The only band you can't listen to is|
Posted by: yaknot on Aug-06-13 2:49 PM (EST)
for the cell phones which by law can't be included in any receivers sold in the US.
I wonder if they can be jailbroken|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-06-13 2:51 PM (EST)
Posted by: pikabike on Aug-06-13 6:12 PM (EST)
Listening to (hopefully) proper radio communications protocol helps drum it in my head.
I was tempted to say|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-06-13 6:47 PM (EST)
Posted by: Kudzu on Aug-07-13 5:19 PM (EST)
At the NC outer banks it's really fun to hear some of the older locals chat back and forth. I love to hear that Okracoke brogue:
It is even more fun|
Posted by: JackL on Aug-09-13 6:16 AM (EST)
in the fall when the flotilla of all the rich and famous millioners are heading south in the ICW from NY and NJ to Florida in their 100 foot long cruisers.
As long as you are near the water|
Posted by: yakfisher on Aug-08-13 11:25 PM (EST)