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Im putting in a new radio and antenna in my boat tomorrow and i am going to go in the lower river sunday and want to test it out. What channels do you fisherman monitor? I am under the assumption that boaters and the coast guard monitor channel 16 and 9. I know on a cb radio channel 9 is for emergency but nobody monitors it wondering is it the same for the coast guard? and plus i dont want to be broadcasting on an emergency channel and catch hell for it. I bought a cobra f55 vhf radio with a 4400 series shakespear antenna. the man at the store with the antenna I could reach 75 to 80 miles. It seemed a bit far but i dont know. This radio can also be hooked up to a gps and when hooked up i get this number to ID me and the boat and send my location to the coast guard in an emergency at the push of a button. What kind of gps can i use to hook up to the radio? Where can i buy one and how much do they run? I read somewhere that the coast guards system for this push button emergeny feature isnt up and running yet and you stil have to radio it in with a mayday or pan sort of distress call. Is there any truth to this or an old article i read. I fish niagara county for the most part. When fishing the lower river do you guys monitor your radio or keep it off?

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As far as what channels fisher people use when trolling I have to say that they are all ove rthe radio. As far as what type of GPS I would either contact a Marina, BOAT US or someone that knows on what type and where to ge tthe numbers to identify yourself and boat. I fish in Lake Ontario around the Genesee River and I know from experienc etha tthe push button for Coaast Guard does work, had to use it last year. I leave my radio on at all times whether fishing or just out for a ride. Good Luck in your inwuiry

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