TYT TH-8600 Use on Marine Band

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by N0UAE, Jun 17, 2018.

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  1. N0UAE

    N0UAE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi All,
    Thinking about purchasing the TYT TH8600 for use on our boat.
    Can anyone tell me if it is capable of transmitting on the 156 mhz (Marine) Band?

    Doug N0UAE
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, But it would not be legal to use for transmitting.

    During a real emergency you could use it.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2018
  3. K0BG

    K0BG Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    There is another issue too. Assuming the final tank is tuned for the amateur service, it is indeed possible to overheat the final components as you would be transmitting outside the bandpass. But of course, it is made in China, and they don't much care about such things.
  4. AI7PM

    AI7PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Marine certified VHF radios are plentiful and inexpensive.
    N7WR and KE5PPH like this.
  5. N0UAE

    N0UAE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the responses everyone.
    I was trying to avoid installing 2 radios in the boat.
    Think I'll just take my HT with me and keep it away from the wetness.

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