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Has anyone else noticed how common this is?

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Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage

Hear it frequently.
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Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage

Just call them on the radio and ask them to repeat the transmission clearly, if the report is live they can clarify, I doubt they would execute anyone for asking them to repeat it slowly and clearly... I hope.
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Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage

The same can be said for bridge operators in certain places. Anyone required to communicate over the radio should be required to take a course in clear enunciation and how to speak INTO the freaking mike.
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Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage

I have called as Mark suggested. I have suggested to my wife that Coast Guard trainees must take a special course to be able to say so much unintelligible stuff. Probably the same instructor who teaches doctors to write.

I also find it difficult to know if I'm effected. I rarely know off the top of my head exactly where I am in lat/long terms. So when the CG gives me a mumbled quick position I have know idea if I'm in the area or not.

It's interesting that the one thing I always here quite clearly (I am not the offending user) MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT CHANNEL 16 IS AN EMERGENCY AND HAILLING CHANNEL ONLY. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD SECTOR __________

Good (or bad depending on how you look at it) to know I'm not the only one.
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The same can be said for bridge operators in certain places. Anyone required to communicate over the radio should be required to take a course in clear enunciation and how to speak INTO the freaking mike.
The police dispatchers and EMS dispatchers around here used to load their mouths with biscuits or something before every call, when we had the towing service here I would get unintelligible, possibly urgent, radio calls very often, and would be forced to say "10-9" very often. Finally the centralized dispatch started making them spit the largest part of their lunch or snack out I guess, because after a while they got better. At least I hope they did, because otherwise that means I can now understand them.
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Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage

Just to put things in perspective, sometime try listening to the chatter of approach controllers at any of the NY airports. Those guys make tobacco auctioneers sound slow.
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Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage

I think one of the newer handheld VHF models has a recording buffer that will replay an announcement. If the biscuits are in your ears , that gives you a chance to take them out and listen again.
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I think one of the newer handheld VHF models has a recording buffer that will replay an announcement. If the biscuits are in your ears , that gives you a chance to take them out and listen again.
So far I do not think the biscuits are on my end...but then again we are not given to admitting those types of things.

The actual situations I have dealt with were mostly either excited dispatchers, or incorrect usage of the microphone, like having it too close to the mouth when speaking.

I like the recording idea, that way if you need to have a record of the conversation you can, but if it was truly garbled I think you might be wasting the memory space haha.
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Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage

It is the same speech training school that Drive Thru order takers attend.
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