Daniel - Norsea 27
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Originally Posted by MastUndSchotbruch
Don't know what part of the world you are posting from but the automated radio check on Channel 27
, sponsored by Sea Tow, is FAR superior to your method. See http://www.seatow.com/boating-safety...d-radio-checks
Where I am (Upper Chessie), they have at least two stations (Annapolis and Great Oaks Landing) that my 20 year old basic VHF reaches.
OK, OK, I admit it is a stretch to call this a 'project' but it is definitely 'low bucks' (free!). I hope pointing out this service out helps someone.
If nothing else, it might reduce the stupid radio checks on Ch16 followed by the inevitable admonishments by USCG.
[Note added in proof: Sorry, I have no idea why sailnet mangles the URL. It looks fine when I submit it and I tried to fix it but SN does its mangling. Just google it...]
I didn't know about this. Thanks.
I'll remember this when I move East.
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