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Selecting a Fixed-Mount VHF Radio

Selecting a Fixed-Mount VHF Radio

VHF (Very High Frequency) radios provide two-way communication and have a range of 5–30 miles. They are, arguably, the most important safety item onboard your boat, and are far more reliable than a cell phone, with its limited on-water range and dropped calls. In coastal or inland waters, a VHF radio is gener...

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Selecting a Handheld VHF Radio

Selecting a Handheld VHF Radio

Rescuers like Vessel Assist, TowBoat U.S. and the Coast Guard monitor VHF transmissions, so it is easy to call for help in an emergency. Many boating authorities advise carrying both handheld and fixed mount VHFs, which are equally valuable onboard for their unique sets of benefits.

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Enabling Your VHF Radio's Safety Features

Enabling Your VHF Radio's Safety Features

It could happen to you. Any boater could face a sudden Mayday situation caused by a fire, collision, capsize, sinking boat or medical emergency. If this happens, it’s good to know that the Coast Guard and other Search and Rescue responders are equipped with Rescue 21 technology.

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