Get DSC on your VHF – It Could Save your Life
A little while back we talked about the proper way to call the Coast Guard on your VHF radio, and I mentioned then that having DSC active on your VHF is a great help. With DSC, when you call the coasties they automatically know your exact position, the type... Read more
How to Call the Coast Guard
Calling the Coast Guard is something we only want to do in a true emergency, but when you need ’em, boy are you glad to see ’em. I’ve had to make the call only three times in my entire boating career: once back when they would still give recreational... Read more
Recently, a friend described a problem he was having with his VHF radio and asked me if I could give him some help fixing it. Luckily, I didn’t have to lift a finger. I’ve seen this problem a dozen or more times through the years, especially on small open boats like... Read more