Radio Check: Proper Procedures

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Radio Check: Proper Procedures

Postby jimh » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:20 am

In October 2020 the United States Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin regarding how to perform a check of a VHF Marine Band radio. The use of Channel 16 for performing a radio check is explicitly discouraged in the Marine Safety Information Bulletin. See

https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/MSIB/2020/MSIB-20-20.pdf