I am a complete radio newb. But was wondering if a standard two-way radio can communicate with a VHF marine and boat radio?
The short answer is no. UHF two way radios will not talk to VHF marine radios and VHF business two way radios operate on different frequencies than US marine radios.
For the basics on VHF marine radios, listen to The Two Way Radio Show TWRS-16 - An Introduction to Marine Radios
Your the man! hopefully this post will help a lot of people. Thanks
There is also an article that answers the question and covers the basics of marine radios.