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Marine radio

Post by Maybolelistner » 29 Jun 2018, 23:14

Hi just wondering if it’s possible to get a marine radio with channel 0 on it as a receive only setting? I believe a dedicated marine handset would pull in the best signal.

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Re: Marine radio

Post by LeakyFeeder » 30 Jun 2018, 00:56

Tbh with you it makes no difference.
I spend alot of time nr Prestatyn at my partner's n any one of my VHF amateur handheld radios pick up ch0 (156.0) as good as the handsets (Icom M35) the CG/RNLI use..

Only time i notice a diff between a dedicated set and a scanner/amateur is on the airband... my Icom A3e beats anything on receive..even on the 8.33khz freqs

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Re: Marine radio

Post by 26TM5890 » 30 Jun 2018, 10:04

have programmed my Standard Horizon HX370E to included channel 0 RX only

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Re: Marine radio

Post by paulears » 30 Jun 2018, 13:17

A radio is a radio. None of my dedicated marine radios work any better than a cheap Baofeng, to be honest. If you have the programming cable, and the software to do a specific marine radio, then it can be fine. The cost may mean you are better with an alternative.

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