Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Re: Radio Checks
If ya ck your radio with a Meter once in a while, you will know it works !! I have always hailed a visable boat if I needed a ck, but have never transmitted a radio ck on 16 !! If nothing else go thru the channels till ya hear someone and hail them !! to ask ! most of us will answer if you break on the channel we are on! justa thought
In some parts of the ocean, channel 16 seems to be the only one consistently monitored. But I agree with you- hearing radio checks and the coast guard trying to track down which widget stuffed his mike in a pocket and has it on- that is irritating.
BTW- if the coast guard can hear me from 20 miles offshore that is a good enough radio check for me.