Boats On The Air - Updated Rules

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KT6R, Sep 8, 2022.

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  1. K1GC

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    It is probably more of an offshore versus coastal thing. Ham use and marine SSB are common for Newport/Bermuda and Marblehead/Halifax races. Regular New England to Caribbean cruisers are on HF nets and there are or have been regional nets I have heard about down south. There isn't much ham need for the coastal daysailer, casual cruiser or ICW traveller. Near coastal to inland traffic will be monitoring marine VHF.
  2. VU2EXP

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    That's an exciting program to have fun with radio!

    Can we activate from any region? I live in Gujarat state in VU Land, my state has huge 1600 KM of coastal area to take benefit. Btw can it be considered from River Boat?
    Thanks in advance.
    Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP
  3. WA7WJR

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    BOTA is also already taken!

    Beaches on the Air (BOTA) have been active since about 2016.

    Welcome to Beaches On The Air - BOTA | Beaches On The Air


    Maybe then can go with Watercraft on the Air (WOTA) :D since they allow ANYTHING that floats. :D
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2022
  4. VO1MRK

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    I will be refitting a 33 foot, aluminum sail sloop with a cutter rig over the next few months. Spring launch. Planning to use my IC-7200 or perhaps Yaseu Ft-857. I love digital and due to lack of coastal repeaters in Newfoundland and Labrador. I am hoping JS8call can push APRS packets on a regular routine. Keep my family in the loop to track my QTH. Will see about doing activations during longer transits. 73, fair seas and following winds old salts!

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  5. KI4POT

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    What about a duck? [/MP_Holy_Grail]

  6. KF5UMC

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    If you can sail The SF Bay, you can sail anywhere!
  7. WA7WJR

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    A bit of a tangent, but if you're doing longer transits and want to keep family/friends in loop and track your position consider investing in a Garmin InReach or Iridium Go.

    Also, I would suggest going with the ICOM for easy integration with the ICOM AT-130 or AT-140.
  8. WA7WJR

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    You can sail anywhere in the bay; it's a whole different story once you sail west past the bridge. :D
  9. WN2C

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    Maybe I can get out my rubber inflatable boat and put it in the pool!
  10. KT6R

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  11. KT6R

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  12. WA3VJB

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    Is there a multiplier for two-way AM on HF?

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  13. W9EBE

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    Careful, OM! You could have some unintentional boat anchors there if the waves get too intense! hi
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  14. K2STP

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  15. K6CLS

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    Depends whether you turn left or right past Mile Rock...

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