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I have a remote mic at the helm with the VHF down below. I always monitor channel 16 when under way. I do however, turn off the VHF at anchor and turn on the tunes or nothing at all.
Compulsory or not, I feel better knowing that help (giving or receiving) is a button push away. Besides that, it makes me feel nautical...lol
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Why not, its basic seamanship.
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In Canada at least, it's as somebody mentioned: if you are required to have a radio, you are required to monitor 16. However even that is changing or has changed with DSC.

We monitor 16 unless we are in a tight traffic situation or planning on transiting a bridge or something, in which case we monitor 12, which is the port authority.
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16 and 9; All the time, but I have to admit. When cruising to extremely high traffic areas, Chicago is the one that comes to mind, it is a royal pain in the butt. Wayyyy tooo much commercial garbage to take for more than about 30 minutes. I have been known to switch over to only 9 when in such circumstances.
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Yes, it's always on ch16. We really enjoy monitoring all the radio checks.
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Yes, scan 13-16-22A & 68.
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We listen to 16 as well, usually via cockpit handheld on the rationale that we wouldn't likely to be close enough to help if we can't hear it on the handheld. Occasionally we'll turn on the base if necessary, or if we hear something interesting developing.

We used to 'pick a channel' with our cruising friends to avoid the clutter of 16, but came to realize that listening on, say, 68 or another comm channel we got just as tired of listening to sometimes endless irrelevant conversations between others.

Now we play "you gotta hear this boat name" everyday. Also on 16 the EQ can be quite high when we hear of boaters on the sandbanks (out of danger, of course), out of fuel, simply lost, or simply clueless (eg: Coast Guard: "Vessel calling 'hello', this is......)

One of my major beefs locally with Ch 16 is the power of the USCG stations in Pt Angeles, say, blasting over everything even 60 miles away... do I really need to know about a local issue in Pt Angeles harbour when I'm in central Georgia Strait?? Every 15 minutes?
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Every time I go out I set the radio to scan between 13, 16 and 22.


Ditto, but I dropped 22 as the USCG chatter with calls was a lot sometimes. Of course not much worse than the jokers asking for "radio check on 16".........
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One of my major beefs locally with Ch 16 is the power of the USCG stations in Pt Angeles, say, blasting over everything even 60 miles away... do I really need to know about a local issue in Pt Angeles harbour when I'm in central Georgia Strait?? Every 15 minutes?
That is annoying for sure...it sounds like they're transmitting from a submarine with that echo thing going on, I can hear them clear as a bell up north a bit. There was quite a battle going on between them and the CCG right on 16 for a good part of the summer. They would cut right into some of our sinking vessel mayday's with non emergency stuff. The CCG would then make it clear to everyone that they had cut into the emergency. But I'm curious, can Comox CG Radio be heard over a standard marine radio down in the San Juan's or the Juan De Fuca Strait?

As to the original topic. I stop monitoring 16 during the "radio check months of June, July and August" but now I'm going to use Faster's handheld trick...it never really occured to me. I always monitor traffic and usually a working channel. At work I always monitor 16 and traffic.
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I generally wear a handheld on my belt or clipped in my pocket. Both to monitor and in case I fall overboard. Yes, I do wear an inflatable, but I'm usually sailing with family or friends who couldn't handle a MOB. I do show them all how to call on 16 and I want to be self sufficient in calling for help. Another reason I hope my fellow boaters are monitoring 16!
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