I thought of this the other day on the water.
I hailed a buddy and asked what channel, we swithched and did our thing.
Seems that we always use 69 for our working channel.
Anyway the point is, for the heck of it got my chart out of the working channels just to jog my memory. I was browsing over the chart, when I noticed that there are several channels still devoted to "Marine Opertor."
I don't know about you guys, but a Marine Operator has not been operating in my neck of the woods for many years. I do remember using it routinely many, many years ago, but not in the last 15 or so.
Channels, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 84, 85, & 86 are still reserved for the Marine Operator.
Do others out there still have Marine Operators in use in their areas?
And the purpose of my question is this; Can we use these channels as working channels?
I would guess that until the Coast Guard says so, they are still off limits.
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