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09-15-2012, 02:09 PM
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Posted By fairbank56

If operating within the 3 mile coastal limit, no...

If operating within the 3 mile coastal limit, no station license is required.

Eric
09-14-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By fairbank56

You can use the HM-157 ...

You can use the HM-157 (http://www.landfallnavigation.com/icomhm157.html)with that radio but cannot use the CommandMicIII HM-162.

Eric
09-11-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,540
Posted By fairbank56

That's what the OP was asking about. Regardless,...

That's what the OP was asking about. Regardless, as per FCC rules, any vessel that is required to have a VHF by the equipment carriage requirements of any statute, treaty or agreement to which the...
09-11-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By fairbank56

As far as the actual frequency, channel 69 is...

As far as the actual frequency, channel 69 is between channels 9 and 10. Not really that far from channel 16.

Eric
09-11-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,540
Posted By fairbank56

More searching reveals that as of two years ago,...

More searching reveals that as of two years ago, new requirements for commercial fishing vessels have been enacted. One of these changes has been to replace the Boundary Line with the 3-Nautical Mile...
09-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,540
Posted By fairbank56

It really depends on where you are operating...

It really depends on where you are operating and/or vessel length. It is spelled out in Part 28, Title 46 Shipping of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The following is from USCG Commercial...
09-11-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,540
Posted By fairbank56

You said you "mostly charter". Regardless, if...

You said you "mostly charter". Regardless, if your vessel is documented, a station license is required. Even if not documented, you probably should have a license. The license exemption is primarily...
09-11-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,540
Posted By fairbank56

If your boat is under 20 meters in length and you...

If your boat is under 20 meters in length and you don't carry more than 6 passengers for hire, then you are not required to have the license unless you travel to or communicate with foreign ports.
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09-11-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,540
Posted By fairbank56

This is not new. If you are required to have a...

This is not new. If you are required to have a VHF radio, then you are required to have a station license. Been that way for years.

The current station license fee is $160.00 and if you travel...
09-04-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By fairbank56

Don't forget to obtain and program an MMSI number...

Don't forget to obtain and program an MMSI number into the radio if you haven't done so already. Without it, the DSC function does not work.

Eric
07-26-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By fairbank56

Yes, the radio's have single ended output. You...

Yes, the radio's have single ended output. You would only need the diodes on the (+) lines, but yes, you are correct about receiving a distress call if both radio's are in fact on at the same time....
07-25-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By fairbank56

You could "diode-or" the radio NMEA outputs to a...

You could "diode-or" the radio NMEA outputs to a single input on the plotter. This involves using a couple of small signal diodes such as a 1N4148. Connect the two cathodes together and connect to...
07-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,547
Posted By fairbank56

Nonsense. They don't require hardware...

Nonsense. They don't require hardware modification and are easily programmed using the field programming/cloning software that is proprietary for each model radio. You can program by channel or by...
07-16-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By fairbank56

I agree that it is most likely his transmitting...

I agree that it is most likely his transmitting that is the problem. Check your radio operator manual for an attenuation setting. Many radio's have this. It reduces the receiver sensitivity of your...
06-01-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By fairbank56

A brand new in the box M802 is worth around...

A brand new in the box M802 is worth around $1800.00 Don't get why anyone would sell it for $200. Earlier models have an issue with clipping on transmit. Check the serial number. If it's before...
05-23-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By fairbank56

Class D radio's cannot acknowledge a distress...

Class D radio's cannot acknowledge a distress alert via DSC. You are to respond to the vessel in distress by voice on channel 16 and then attempt to contact the CG or rescue center.

Eric
05-22-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By fairbank56

Your interpretation of my character is about as...

Your interpretation of my character is about as far off as your knowledge of transmission lines. I'm not the one who pretends to have technical knowledge in area's that I clearly do not.

Eric
05-22-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By fairbank56

They can all auto-reply but that is totally...

They can all auto-reply but that is totally different than auto-relay. Here's a link to the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR) flowchart on how to respond to a DSC...
05-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By fairbank56

Class A and B have the capability of manual relay...

Class A and B have the capability of manual relay calls but ship captains have been prohibited from doing that by ITU rules for some time now and new models of these radio's will not have this...
05-22-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By fairbank56

No, they do not auto-relay and never had that...

No, they do not auto-relay and never had that capability.

Eric
05-22-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By fairbank56

Absolutely 100% false information! DSC radio's DO...

Absolutely 100% false information! DSC radio's DO NOT auto-relay!

Eric
05-21-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By fairbank56

Gee, I wonder why Tessco sells a special BNC...

Gee, I wonder why Tessco sells a special BNC adapter (http://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=373071&eventGroup=4&eventPage=1)designed to eliminate distortion and impedance...
05-21-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By fairbank56

Ok philgorps, obviously you have no experience in...

Ok philgorps, obviously you have no experience in this area. The impedance of coaxial cable and their associated connectors is called characteristic impedance. It is primarily determined by the...
05-21-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By fairbank56

Incorrect, the connectors also have an impedance...

Incorrect, the connectors also have an impedance rating.

Eric
05-20-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By fairbank56

Sounds like you have 20 gauge cable versus 22/23....

Sounds like you have 20 gauge cable versus 22/23. There are various size differences in "rg59" coaxial cable and the RG designations are used loosely. Also, this cable is 75 ohm and the connector you...
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