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Old 08-25-2005, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default VHF License in the Bahamas?

I have heard that in the US there is no requirement for any licensing to operate a VHF radio but to communitcate with a foreign country, you must possess a License. I heard that this would be required for the Bahamas. Is this correct?

If so, what type of license is required and where can I obtain said paperwork?


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Old 08-25-2005, 04:10 AM   #2
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Yes, you need a license if you will be sailing in international waters (Bahamas qualifies). You can file it on line at:


For more radio and communication information you can go to the U.S. Coast Guard site - here's a link for that, too.

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