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Re: Marine Band Radio
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Quote:

Ripjiggen wrote:


Our 80 was as in the pic below. Cell coverage the whole way, lots of other boats around. It was the other side of Madeline Island which were it was very much BIG Lake. 1/10th the distance but 100% bigger water!

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Posted on: 4/20 13:11:56
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Re: Marine Band Radio
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Its cheap insurance if yo are on Superior or LOW. I would say that 80% of boaters on Superior have a marine radio. If you need help on Superior how canyon contact anyone quickly? Thats where a radio comes in.

I ran into trouble at Isle Royal last summer and it was because of my radio that I had 4 boats circling me with in 10 minutes.

Marine radio signal travels "line of sight". meaning that if the antenna can not "see" another antenna the signal will not connect. This is why it is important to get as high up with an antenna as you can. Antenna quality cones into play too...

For anyone venturing on lake Superior, I strongly recommend you take a look at the Lake Superior Boating Guide from the USCG.
https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/education_safety/safety/boatwater/lakesup_boatingguide.pdf

Posted on: 4/20 13:33:45
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Re: Marine Band Radio
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Thanks for all the feedback guys!

Posted on: 4/20 13:49:47
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Re: Marine Band Radio
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I also run a Uniden radio and an 8 foot antenna. Some years back my uncles and I were in two boats spread out on Lac Soual in Canada. My uncle had a 4 foot ant , I could hear him but he couldn't hear me till I was 8 miles away. When he first called for help we were up on Bananatine point and he was down in Vaughn bay so that's at least 25 miles.

I highly recomend the 8 foot antenna.

Benny

Posted on: 4/22 3:06:26
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Re: Marine Band Radio
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Just curious, would a satellite phone work? We use one for snowmobiling the back country in the mountains.

Posted on: 4/23 6:29:41
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Re: Marine Band Radio
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Sat phones will work any where that you can connect to a satalite. There is usually one above us at all times but not always and may not be a communications sat.

Benny

Posted on: 6/13 22:27:16
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