Originally Posted by jsc7
Some countries, like Spain, require a "radio license" for a boat
to have a radio. So, do I remove the radio and hide it before I enter Spain, then get my semaphore flags
ready? What is the procedure?
In case it's not clear, you don't need a Spanish radio license in Spain; you need a license from your home country, per international treaties. Applies to relationships with most countries, maybe all countries. (Assuming you have a radio.)
The are dispensations if you stay within U.S. waters.
Read the bazillion threads here on Ship's Station License, Limited Radio Operator's License, etc. Learn terms like Marine VHF
, perhaps SSB
, etc etc etc.