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VHF differences between US and Europe

Gary Kotara 3238
I remember enough of electrical engineering to believe, without full conviction, that VHF refers to a specific frequency range, so I think I know the answer, but is anyone aware of any reason why a US handheld VHF would not function in Europe?  I mainly am referring to Spain.  I suspect Spain will require a license, though, unlike here in the US.  I am deciding whether to bring mine when I move.  The charger is 110-220, so that's not an issue.  Thanks.  Gary
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Roger Barnes 936
It's the same reason that the buoys are the wrong colours in the US. And they voted in Trump. They're just perverse. 

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On 8 Jun 2017, at 21:57, Gary Kotara 3238 [via DCA Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:

I remember enough of electrical engineering to believe, without full conviction, that VHF refers to a specific frequency range, so I think I know the answer, but is anyone aware of any reason why a US handheld VHF would not function in Europe?  I mainly am referring to Spain.  I suspect Spain will require a license, though, unlike here in the US.  I am deciding whether to bring mine when I move.  The charger is 110-220, so that's not an issue.  Thanks.  Gary


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Re: VHF differences between US and Europe

John Button 3320
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The channels are the same, more or less, but the usage may differ.  See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_VHF_radio

In particular, ch 37a [simplex] is used by marinas and yacht clubs.

Radios and operators in Eu require a license, and radios should be type approved.

However, if you're up to your arse in water, I don't think that matters.  

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Roger Barnes 936
In Europe we require a licence. Important distinction. 

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On 9 Jun 2017, at 00:19, John Button 3320 [via DCA Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:

The channels are the same, more or less, but the usage may differ.  See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_VHF_radio

In particular, ch 37a [simplex] is used by marinas and yacht clubs.

Radios and operators in Eu require a license, and radios should be type approved.

However, if you're up to your arse in water, I don't think that matters.  

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JohnB


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Re: VHF differences between US and Europe

Gary Kotara 3238
Licenses ... well, the good thing about living in Texas is that you can pretty much do whatever you want.  The bad thing is that so can everybody else.
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