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09-02-2011 11:36 AM
hellosailor By definition, a mike that is "stuck open" is not a mistake. It is not an intentional offense.

It is a simple technical breakdown!

Yes, the spring in mike switches sometimes fails, and when it fails, the mike can stay "open" after you have let go of it.

Yes, an astute radio operator should notice their radio hasn't come back into RX mode or that the TX light is still on. Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

Mikes break.
09-02-2011 04:06 AM
xymotic
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Originally Posted by jerryrlitton View Post
A license will not stop the idiot. However license or not, triangulate then levy a fine if it was not a honest mistake.
Licensing won't fix it, but DSC and Radios with registered MMSI numbers (and big brother) just might
08-04-2011 05:49 PM
MarkSF
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Originally Posted by erps View Post
I think maritime patrol boats ought to have radio directional antennas and a directional ray gun thingy that burns up the offender's radio. After having to buy a few radios, maybe they'll learn to stow the mike properly.
Even better, take their transmission, magnify it enormously, then fire it back at the source. Destroyed by their own inane conversation. Oh the irony.
08-04-2011 05:20 PM
hellosailor "and a directional ray gun thingy"

erps, don't wish for the impossible. All they need is one conventional attack helicopter armed with "antiradiation missiles". Probbaly have to tweak 'em for marine VHF use. Standard issue, they home in on a radio signal, typically a missile control radar station, and shut it down. A bit pricey, but you can write that off as a necessary "live fire training exercise".
08-03-2011 09:14 PM
erps I think maritime patrol boats ought to have radio directional antennas and a directional ray gun thingy that burns up the offender's radio. After having to buy a few radios, maybe they'll learn to stow the mike properly.
08-03-2011 08:04 PM
dnf777
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Originally Posted by jerryrlitton View Post
A license will not stop the idiot. However license or not, triangulate then levy a fine if it was not a honest mistake.
Isn't that what the bow-mounted .50 cals are for?

I better add a "just kidding" in case the emoticon wasn't enough.

This thread has reminded me of the old Father Sarducci on SNL and his UFO theory. By his logic, if you don't know when you're mike is open....Therefore if you don't remember ever having a stuck mike, you've probably had lots of them.....
08-03-2011 07:57 PM
St Anna We have directional repeaters which will switch off (overload) if used constantly for a certain [unknown] length of time. So the local VMR or CG goes nuts if it happens. However, locating the source ,unless it is heard, is almost impossible.

So, same story, all over the world
08-03-2011 01:46 PM
"OO" They will not hear it if you call so there is not much to do about it.
07-19-2011 07:07 AM
jerryrlitton
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Originally Posted by treilley View Post
I witnessed 3 open mikes on 16 this weekend. One was just adults chatting and laughing and the other two were kids playing with the mic. Nothing that I heard from the CG although I did get some garbled transmissions over top. The open mics were probably at high power. I did hear the CG come on and scold some folks for having a two way conversation on 16 twice.

Also heard some "adults" doing stupid things on 16. Very frustrating. I think we need to get back to all radios requiring a license. I am not for big brother but when I was a kid, you never heard anything inappropriate on the radio. Even on CBs.

My feeling is to do nothing. They cannot hear you and you are just adding clutter to the already busy channel.
A license will not stop the idiot. However license or not, triangulate then levy a fine if it was not a honest mistake.
07-19-2011 07:02 AM
MARC2012 Sitting on a hand held?No telling what might get transmitted & if cg contacted them everyone on board looking at the talking butt.marc
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