Re: VHF Protocol
Thanks for the education. I read the entire thread before posting, including the devolution of the thread's original post and question.
We agree - having a positive way to identify a boat is important. I was replying to your post I quoted, however, regarding how the CG identifies a hailing vessel when they don't give information.
While the CG shouldn't have to call for radio silence, I'm sure you've come across people who do not observe radio protocol. "They shouldn't have to" call for silence is like saying the police "shouldn't have to" pull people over for speeding, because people know not to speed.
Not to worry about your threads - I'll know to steer clear from your abrasive attitude in the future. I know I'm not the only person you've rubbed the wrong way with your confrontational demeanor. I hope that the meaning behind your words was lost in poor internet interpretation; it's hard to add appropriate emphasis to speech in type format. Fair sailing to you.