There is nothing wrong with installing a VHF-FM Marine radio on land.
However the law states that you are not allowed to transmit, only monitor.
Now this may start some more discussion.
The only radio that you can use on land without a license is a CB.
If you get a license for a marine radio,it is limited to specific usage.That is called a "Limited coast station license"Examples are marinas,resturants,boatels,docking ,CG,Police,
harbour master,etc, all which have to do with the movement or docking of boats.
You would a standard marine radio, just like on the boat,+ antenna.You will need to buy an AC/DC converter,Boatus. sells them on line,but the DC output must match the radios needs,the manual for the radio will tell you the power requirements.Also the power supply should be regulated, to suppres the 60HZ,input noise.The one at boatus is 12vdc,7amp,consant,9amp,surge. $60.
This message was edited by NANSEA11 on 1-21-02 @ 11:49 PM
Better check the regs closely. It's always been my understanding that it's illegal to operate a marine vhf on land. Even handheld from what I was told. Iguess you'll have to give your house a boat name...LOL
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