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post #14 of Old 07-13-2010
TakeFive
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As a newbie I have a lot to learn, and try to especially learn from others' mistakes. Since I sail on the Delaware River, emergency communications with tugs and tankers is an important skill to have. I know almost nothing about VHF radios, except to keep it on ch 16 to monitor distress calls. If the reports are correct, I now know to also try ch 13 if I need to hail oncoming commercial traffic - although clearly ch 13 did not work for that particular tug.


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2001 Catalina 34MkII Breakin' Away (at Rock Hall Landing Marina)
PO of 1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (relocated to Baltimore's Inner Harbor)
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