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Old 28-05-2011, 14:59   #1
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It would be so cool if everyone stayed off 16 and called their buddies on 9. Then I could leave 16 on and hear only urgent broadcasts.I try but then I turn the radio off because of all the traffic that is so not urgent.
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There are too many knuckleheads on Ch 16, especially on the weekends.
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Re: Channel 16

Tell them to get off 16 unless it's an emergency, and go to 9.
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Old 28-05-2011, 15:18   #4
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You should hear the "traffic" on 16 here in Mexico! It is unbelievable how much worse it is than in the US. I would still be hard pressed to not monitor 16 during a passage. We just deal with it and monitor 16 (even if we have to listen to the locals ordering dinner).
When we are anchored or in the marina we stay on channel 22 (if the traffic gets too much I will turn off 22).
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Old 28-05-2011, 15:26   #5
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Well 16 is off and Lois and Ella are singing. Maybe a good suggestion to let the radio sit on 22
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It would be so cool if everyone stayed off 16 and called their buddies on 9.
You are (hopefully) singing to the choir. Or is this a gripe session?
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Old 28-05-2011, 16:50   #7
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Re: Channel 16

Squelch is your friend.
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Old 28-05-2011, 16:55   #8
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I guess it was gripe. Sorry. But I was singing the gripe maybe 16 should be abandon and urged stuff can be broadcast on 22.
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Squelch is your friend.
Beat me to it! I squelch it down to only the closest of boats. Hell I'm in a sailboat... if someone is 20 miles away and coastwise; I'm not gonna be much help anyhow... OPen water... different story, but then less radio traffic too
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I'm an idiot all these years and I tune the squelch to the nearest blabbermouth
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Re: Channel 16

It wouldn'y do any good to change channels, the morons would just follow to the new one because they are COOL.

Just like CB radio's back in the 60's used to run channel 10. The local base stations ran 9 for emergency and 11 was for information.
The base statioms complained about bleed over onto 9 and 11 so we moved to 19. Guess what? All the bases moved to 19 to gab on....
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