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post #14 of Old 07-13-2010
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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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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
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