Also whats so cool about this VHF radio.
You mean besides that I have the same one?
No, you can't talk to truckers. It is a DSC radio, which among other things will allow you to call individual vessels and plot their location on a GPS.
Here's more info:
What is VHF- DSC and why is it important?
VHF-DSC is an internationally recognized standard that operates on channel 70 of the VHF maritime mobile band. Aside from functioning as a VHF radiotelephone, a VHF-DSC (digital selective calling) radio permits the selective reception of digital calls from other VHF-DSC radios on ships and at CCG MCTS centres. The important safety feature of the VHF-DSC radio is that it allows a ship in distress to transmit a rapid distress alert at the push of a button. When connected to a GPS or other suitable navigation receiver, the distress alert will include an accurate up-to-date position of the distressed vessel.
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