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hutsman
 December 29 2009 07:16PM (Read 10575 times)  
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I am just wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are of using a marine radio versus a CB radio. I know that they advertise 5 miles for CB and 25 miles for marine radios, but the marine radios operate on a line of sight. So i am wondering if using them for coyotes actually limits your range because of topographical features?? What do you dog hunters perfer and why??


 
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 December 29 2009 07:24PM  
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In my experience the marine radio is the same as a CB has all the goodies of the CB but you get clearer transmissions not crackly like all CB tranmissions. And also you can easily talk 5 miles with em I have talked on them to another guy at about 24 miles one day but usually just use the cell phone for that! As far as disadvantages IDK of any that the CB doesnt have also! Hope this helps


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 December 29 2009 07:30PM  
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Don't get caught using them......the fines are stiff


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 December 29 2009 07:32PM  
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Radios are legal for yote hunting.


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 December 29 2009 07:41PM  
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We have used both and the marine radios are much clearer than the CBs ever were. Never had any problem at all with transmitting and you don't pick up skip on them like you did on the CBs.


 
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 December 29 2009 08:33PM  
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We have used the marine band radios for coyote hunting for years. I have talked up to and over 80 miles with one before.. And not uncommon for over 25 miles.. Like was mentioned no skip. Plus a good weather channel.
I believe the regs say you can't coyote hunt using them during deer shotgun season?

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 December 29 2009 09:02PM  


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Our hunting group just switched couple years back. To me there is no comparasion. I live bout 20 to 25 miles from our yote hunting area (soon to be farther yet). Nothing warms u up faster than going to start the truck in the morning and over the radio comes GOT A DOG SPOTTED!! U tend to get ur butt in gear and get on the road. This never happened b4 when were running regular CB's. So if u or ur group is looking to change spend a little bit extra and get the marine bands. Are group which consists of anywhere from 4 to 10 people and sometimes more have not had the first problem with them yet!!


 
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 December 29 2009 09:04PM  


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Almost forgot. Good luck and kill'm all!!


 
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 December 29 2009 09:06PM  
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Our hunting group just switched couple years back. To me there is no comparasion. I live bout 20 to 25 miles from our yote hunting area (soon to be farther yet). Nothing warms u up faster than going to start the truck in the morning and over the radio comes GOT A DOG SPOTTED!! U tend to get ur butt in gear and get on the road. This never happened b4 when were running regular CB's. So if u or ur group is looking to change spend a little bit extra and get the marine bands. Are group which consists of anywhere from 4 to 10 people and sometimes more have not had the first problem with them yet!!



Yup, have base unit in the house and a radio in all 4 of my vehicles.. Most I hunt with have base units as well. Have a group of up to 20 I would guess ..all over the county..talk to them every day on the radio.

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 December 29 2009 09:10PM  
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Our hunting group just switched couple years back. To me there is no comparasion. I live bout 20 to 25 miles from our yote hunting area (soon to be farther yet). Nothing warms u up faster than going to start the truck in the morning and over the radio comes GOT A DOG SPOTTED!! U tend to get ur butt in gear and get on the road. This never happened b4 when were running regular CB's. So if u or ur group is looking to change spend a little bit extra and get the marine bands. Are group which consists of anywhere from 4 to 10 people and sometimes more have not had the first problem with them yet!!



Where are you from. The way you say thisyou might hunt with my group.


 
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 December 29 2009 09:17PM  
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Our hunting group just switched couple years back. To me there is no comparasion. I live bout 20 to 25 miles from our yote hunting area (soon to be farther yet). Nothing warms u up faster than going to start the truck in the morning and over the radio comes GOT A DOG SPOTTED!! U tend to get ur butt in gear and get on the road. This never happened b4 when were running regular CB's. So if u or ur group is looking to change spend a little bit extra and get the marine bands. Are group which consists of anywhere from 4 to 10 people and sometimes more have not had the first problem with them yet!!



Where are you from. The way you say thisyou might hunt with my group.



Crawford/Ida County..

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 December 29 2009 09:18PM  
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They use them up north when hunting bears with the dogs, they are nice. there is usually someone with a base that can relay if the terrain, or distance keeps the mobiles out of the loop. Batteries seem to last a long time, and transmissions are very clear. It is the way to go for yotes.

Turtle, you are correct, they cannot be used during either of the shotgun seasons, and may not be legal for muzzleloader, I am not sure. I read it, but didn't remember it, because we don't use them here.

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 December 29 2009 09:19PM  
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Quote by: lukn4booners

Our hunting group just switched couple years back. To me there is no comparasion. I live bout 20 to 25 miles from our yote hunting area (soon to be farther yet). Nothing warms u up faster than going to start the truck in the morning and over the radio comes GOT A DOG SPOTTED!! U tend to get ur butt in gear and get on the road. This never happened b4 when were running regular CB's. So if u or ur group is looking to change spend a little bit extra and get the marine bands. Are group which consists of anywhere from 4 to 10 people and sometimes more have not had the first problem with them yet!!



Where are you from. The way you say thisyou might hunt with my group.



Crawford/Ida County..

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 December 29 2009 09:24PM  


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Can't use them during any open deer season. Best wait awhile before using them.


 
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 December 30 2009 12:33PM  
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Radios are legal for yote hunting.



Marine radios are not......Legally, you can not use marine radios for land based communications. Without a license, the only radios you can legally use are CB, MURS, and FRS. Likely, you would never have a problem but all it would take is one phone call from someone you interfered with or a CO with his shorts on backwards to ruin your day.


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 December 30 2009 12:42PM  
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Quote by: quailslayer

Radios are legal for yote hunting.



Marine radios are not......Legally, you can not use marine radios for land based communications. Without a license, the only radios you can legally use are CB, MURS, and FRS. Likely, you would never have a problem but all it would take is one phone call from someone you interfered with or a CO with his shorts on backwards to ruin your day.



Exactly right, and you can get an FCC fine also. I think I will stick to the CB!!


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 December 30 2009 03:22PM  
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You can get a $10,000 fine for using one on land.

http://static.stateparks.utah.gov/docs/MarineRadioUse.pdf


 
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 December 30 2009 04:38PM  
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The radios actually cross police and emergency frequencies and can also interfere with weather devices and warning systems. If you get caught(and its easier than you think, they have an FCC ID) the penelties are STEEP!! $10000 is just the FCC fine, you also can get state and county sitations and depending on the situation there could also be jail time.
They CAN be used on land, but it requires a special purpose business or public safety liscense. FCC Subpart 47-CFR-80 outlines the rules for use and liscensure.

As I said before, I will stick to the CB and deal with the static, or just use the cell phone. Wink


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 December 30 2009 05:09PM  


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You can use them it just has to be on an open channel! look in the book to find out which ones are it. We have used them for as long as I have been going and no problem yet and you can't use them during the first and second season shotgun but everything else is open for use of them. The dnr has never questioned the use of them down here! there is atleast 5 groups that I know of that use them everyday!


 
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 December 30 2009 05:40PM  
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You can use them it just has to be on an open channel! look in the book to find out which ones are it. We have used them for as long as I have been going and no problem yet and you can't use them during the first. and second season shotgun but everything else is open for use of them. The dnr has never questioned the use of them down here! there is atleast 5 groups that I know of that use them everyday!



Not legally you can't. They can only legally be used on water. You could get away with it forever or you might get caught tomorrow. Makes no difference to me I'm just passing on the info. Its not a DNR issue, its an FCC issue


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