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Old 06-08-2018, 09:46 AM
travisatrammel13 travisatrammel13 is offline
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Default Franco

Hello,
Here is the long story:
I am getting my dad a Marine VHF (Icom) because he got a boat and I figured he would need it. My sister and I have Waverunners and usually we will go to the ocean or lake with all 3 watercraft. So I was thinking of getting an additional VHF for me & my sister to share. Problem is that from what I have read, you shouldn't use VHF to "communicate" but rather for emergency purposes only. Is this true? We wouldn't be able to radio my dad and ask what time he's going back to the dock or if they are back at the camp,who's getting dinner etc....?

If so, that would mean we would need carry 2 different radios: 1 VHF (emergencies only) and 1 two-way FRS/GMRS (communication)....right?

Thanks for your help,
Franco
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:20 PM
K6CPO K6CPO is offline
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Default Re: Franco

Assuming you are in the US, here is a link to the US Coast Guard Marine Navigation web page. It really doesn't address your question, however. I would suggest you find a boating forum or two and look there for an answer to your question.

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtVhf
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