If you have a marine you maintain watch on channel 16 whenever the radio is not being used to communicate.
If you need a radio check request it on a working Channel, IE 68 or 69. Not 16 Never use CB lingo (IE breaker 1, 9 Breaker 1, 9)
Keep communications short, a single word is easier to understand rather than a long sentence
The Term “Roger” means I understand your transmission.
“Wilco” means I understand your transmission and I will comply with your request.
* Never say Roger Wilco (the two words do not go together) Use Affirmative for Yes and Negative for no.
There is no such thing as over and out. It’s either one or the other. Over means I have completed my statement and I am awaiting your reply. Out means I have completed my communication and I am returning to the hailing channel (16)
Channel 9 and 16 are used for haling only. Once you have contacted a vessel be sure to move your conversation to a working channel.