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Old 07-16-2014, 03:38 PM
TWO80CJ5 TWO80CJ5 is offline
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Default Newbie with Marine VHF Questions

Hey Guys & Gals...

I am new to this so bear with me.

I have a river house in the panhandle of FL only accessible by boat. There are only 911 addresses available for this location. There are no communications available except for VHF Radio. I have a Uniden Um380 Fixed Mount Vhf/2-Way Marine Radio with an 8ft Shakespeare antenna about 20 ft in the air.

1. Do I need an MMSI?
2. Do I need a call sign?
3. Since this is a fixed position, do I need to do anything specific with local laws?
4. I would like to be able to make and receive phone calls on the VHF. I have read online about this but am unsure of procedures.

Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:21 PM
Tim G6BYR Tim G6BYR is offline
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Default Re: Newbie with Marine VHF Questions

Now I am British and do not know how it goes in the US but I would have thought that all the info you needed would be available from the FCC online.
Certainly here in the UK you need a licence for any marine radio so I would assume the same went for you. But try the FCC ,good luck
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