Updated: Jun 1, 2020
A means of calling for help in the event of an onboard emergency is essential for all boaters.
VHF radio is still the preferred method of communication, and a critical piece of safety equipment that should be considered by everyone intending to go on the water. Whether you are using our oceans, rivers and inland waterways for commercial activity, recreation, or just for fun, a VHF radio can be used to communicate with other boats, marina operators, Lifeguards, Coast Guard Stations and Search and Rescue Authorities. Knowing how to use it could save the life of you and other water users, so read the owner’s manual for your radio and become familiar with its functions.