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 - posted June 22, 2011 03:13 PM      Profile for TomD           Edit/Delete Post 
Greetings Starpath community,

I'm on the hunt for information regarding proper marine radio communications and DSC usages.

If I want a bar check prior to leaving the harbor, do I call the USCG station on 16 and ask if restrictions for my vessel size are in effect?

Another example might be approaching a bend in a river to determine if there's down bound traffic traffic I should be aware of.

Any suggestions you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,


From: Oregon
David Burch

 - posted June 23, 2011 03:17 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
the best reference for marine communication is a webpage of that name from the USCG at


the river question is best answered by having AIS on your boat, which these days is very inexpensive.

If you are signed up for any of our courses you can carry on this conversation inside the classroom for faster response.

marine communications could apply to any course.

From: Starpath, Seattle, WA

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