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Re: MMSI into Icom IC-M504
...So, strictly speaking, if you're off Cove Point in the Chesapeake and want to talk with a foreign-flagged LPG carrier via VHF you need to have the FCC-issued operators permit and station license...
Let me make sure I have this straight. In the US on a voluntary recreational vessel you're allowed to have a VHF radio without a license, and register a free MMSI number from BoatUS. But with this unlicensed radio, if you see a large tanker off in the distance, you need to somehow figure out what country it is flagged in before you're allowed to make radio contact.
Can you post a link to this regulation?
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