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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires some vessels equipped with VHF radios to have a Ship Station License.

  • 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 and Mexico.
  • Recreational vessels that are still required to carry an FCC Ship Station License include power-driven vessels over 65.6 feet (20 meters) in length and any vessel on an international voyage.

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