SailNet Community - View Single Post - Medical Evacuation on Maui Return
View Single Post
post #18 of Old 10-10-2012
Senior Member
casey1999's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 3,550
Thanks: 23
Thanked 53 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: Medical Evacuation on Maui Return

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
I tried 2182. I know the SSB worked because we used a radio net everyday.

Having the sat phone and the number for CG Honolulu was great.
From Wikipedia:
"Range2182 kHz is analogous to channel 16 on the marine VHF band, but unlike VHF which is limited to ranges of about 20 to 50 nautical miles (40 to 90 km) depending on antenna height,[2] communications on 2182 kHz and nearby frequencies have a reliable range of around 50 to 150 nautical miles (90 to 280 km) during the day and 150 to 300 nautical miles (280 to 560 km) or sometimes more at night.[3] The reception range of even a well-equipped station can be severely limited in summer because of static caused by lightning."

So it looks like you would have been out of SSB range. I do not think the CG monitors a higher freq but one closer to say 14 Mhz would probably work better. I do not understand why CG does not monitor more frequencies, and understand they may stop monitoring 2182 Khz all together.

Last edited by casey1999; 10-10-2012 at 07:27 PM.
casey1999 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome