Just waiting for the fixed VHF to arrive now.
Would have been handy today though. As we pulled out the harbour i was monitoring channel 16 and 8 as was out with two other ribs. Heard an "Excersice Pan Pan" for a MOB being completed by a training boat in the area. on 8.
About ten minutes later heard CG on 16 co-ordinating rescue for the pan pan MOB, but not an excercise. I clairified the boats name and it was one in the same. Used 16 to contact CG and informed them of it being possible excersice and they asked me to check on channel 8 with the boat and call them back on 67. Long story longer, the boat replied AIO and yes it was training. So went to 67. I could hear the CG calling me but they couldnt hear me replying. Therfore went to 16 and it was all confirmed as an excercise and the boat concenred was all in order and they confirmed they couldnt hear me on 67 but loud and clear on 16.
So why could the CG not hear me on 67 but they could on 16. Is 16 a stronger airwave if this is possible?