Incorrect, its not only legal, its used by thousands of individuals, public services and company's. Let me explain...
Using the VHF MARINE frequency's or marine radio on land is forbidden, except in special cases.
Using standard VHF frequency's on land is allowed, with the proper license.
I have my HAM license and a license for 2 commercial frequency's. On the commercial side im licensed for 100 Watts power.
All that said, it should be noted, it is Legal to use any frequency, in case of emergency where "Life or Property is in danger". So in an emergency use whatever you got. That question was on my HAM exam, so im sure most of the HAM guys know it....
Originally Posted by PremierPOWER
Better be careful. It is illegal to use a VHF radio on land. I believe it is around a $10,000 fine if caught.