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Some vessels equipped with VHF radios are required to have a Ship Station License by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

VHF radio

  • As of 1996, most recreational vessels no longer need an FCC license if operating domestically. “Domestically” means not traveling to foreign ports or transmitting to foreign stations, including Canada.
  • Recreational vessels still required to carry an FCC Ship Station License are powerboats over 65.6 feet (20 meters) in length and any vessel on an international voyage.