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I just bought a uniden vhf marine radio. My question is what antenna is needed for out on lake Ontario? There seems to be many different sizes, want to make sure I get the right one.

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I just bought a uniden vhf marine radio. My question is what antenna is needed for out on lake Ontario? There seems to be many different sizes, want to make sure I get the right one.

8 ft for sure. The taller the antenna the greater the range. I use Shakespeare , but any quality 8 ft should foot the bill.


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What channels are in use ?

Depends on what port ur out of. Usually 68, 69 and 72 are the recreational channels. You are required by law to monitor 16 for distress calls


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18 minutes ago, chinook35 said:


Depends on what port ur out of. Usually 68, 69 and 72 are the recreational channels. You are required by law to monitor 16 for distress calls


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Gotcha. Was thinking that. Usually out of Henderson 

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22 minutes ago, hockey611 said:

Gotcha. Was thinking that. Usually out of Henderson 

when I go out of Henderson I also monitor 18 along with 68-69-72

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when I go out of Henderson I also monitor 18 along with 68-69-72

I hope you mean 16. It’s the law to monitor 16 for distress calls. I thought 18 was a ship to shore telephone service Costs big bucks to use

 

 

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No 18 is what the charter boats in Henderson use that is why I monitor it

I hope you mean 16. It’s the law to monitor 16 for distress calls. I thought 18 was a ship to shore telephone service Costs big bucks to use
 
 
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No 18 is what the charter boats in Henderson use that is why I monitor it


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I see that. It’s commercial only.


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I scan a few channels and my radio will automatically go to 16 but when I'm at Henderson 18 seams the best for info but that fleet is owned by a law breaker so I'm sure they don't care what channels they use


I see that. It’s commercial only.


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2 minutes ago, Zinger11 said:

I scan a few channels and my radio will automatically go to 16 but when I'm at Henderson 18 seams the best for info but that fleet is owned by a law breaker so I'm sure they don't care what channels they use emoji857.png

 


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I scan a few channels and my radio will automatically go to 16 but when I'm at Henderson 18 seams the best for info but that fleet is owned by a law breaker so I'm sure they don't care what channels they use


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The charter boys are commercial, so they can legally use 18 Seems years ago it was cardinal coast guard and they would make a ship to shore call for you at an exorbitant fee. Cell phone probably took care of that


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