Useful tips

What is a CB Marine?

What is a CB Marine?

Citizen Band (CB) Radios Citizen Band Radios is intended to afford the general public economical access to two-way radio communication. CB is allocated 40 specific frequencies between 26.965 and 27.405 mHz, commonly referred to as channels 1-40. The usual reliable range of CB is five miles.

Is a marine radio the same as a CB?

Marine and CB radios are not the same and are used for two similar yet different purposes. CB radios are often used during large emergencies, such as natural disasters, and for traffic concerns. Marine radios (VHF) are used for boating purposes and are typically required on all boats before leaving land.

How do you call a marine radio?

How do I use it?

  1. Call the vessel, marina or restaurant on Channel 9 in the following manner.
  2. Name of station being called, spoken three times.
  3. The words “THIS IS”, spoken once.
  4. Name of your vessel spoken once.
  5. The word “OVER”.
  6. Then you wait for the station being called to answer.

Whats the difference between a CB and VHF radio?

Most CB radios are clunky and big, and need to be mounted in a vehicle with an exceptionally long antenna for a better range (between 3 to 6 feet high). Unlike VHF radios, CB radios need large antennas, while VHFs are easily portable. There is a lot of radio signal interference in the 27 MHz band.

Can rugged radios talk to CB radios?

To use your VHF (rugged radio) and actually get out to great distance is going to require a “repeater”. A CB radio will allow you to speak to the group and anyone else who is tuned into the same “channel”.

How do you hail in VHF?

To hail another vessel, simply call the name of the vessel two or three times, followed by your own vessel’s name and station ID if applicable. Wait for a response then immediately switch to a working channel.

What signal is Securite?

SECURITE – (pronounced sea-cur-i-tay) is the safety signal. This is used to transmit information about the safety of navigation. For instance, if a large commercial vessel is coming through a narrow channel, this signal would be used.

Is marine VHF AM or FM?

It uses FM channels in the very high frequency (VHF) radio band in the frequency range between 156 and 174 MHz, inclusive, designated by the International Telecommunication Union as the VHF maritime mobile band.