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They will not hear it if you call so there is not much to do about it.
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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
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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.....

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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.
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"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".
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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.
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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
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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.
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