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The VHF Radio Distress Call

The VHF Radio Distress Call:VHF operator in action. Photo: Jeff Werner

The unthinkable has happened; your boat, you and your crew are in grave and imminent danger. To raise the alarm, you sent a distress call by voice on VHF Channel 16. That distress call, with ‘Mayday’ spoken three times followed …

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Know Your VHF Radio Etiquette

Andy at the helm with his VHF at the ready. Photo by Maria Karlsson

The ocean is accessible to anyone brave enough to meet the challenge. That is my favorite thing about boating. My least favorite thing: improper radio etiquette. A VHF radio is a must-have on even the smallest of pleasure boats – …

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