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Re: Safety & Rescue Thesis

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Originally Posted by seanatdawn View Post
1. Do you use a VHF radio on your vessel?
2. What size and type is your vessel?
3. How far would you normally journey out?
4. Do you know the 3 main benefits of VHF over mobile Phones?
If you don't mind some critique, your questions are not well constructed for this medium, and any answers posted will skew your results...

I'll try to help you though;
1. Do you use a VHF radio on your vessel? Yes
2. What size and type is your vessel? 35' Sailing Vessel (sloop)
3. How far would you normally journey out? 1-5 miles (from shore)
4. Do you know the 3 main benefits of VHF over mobile Phones?
  1. One to many communication
  2. All vessels equipped with a radio are supposed to maintain a radio watch (i.e. monitor ch 16)
  3. The Coast Guard monitors channel 16
  4. Range can be greater for a well maintained VHF than for a cell.
  5. Cell phones rely on land based antennas to receive your signal (no nearby cell tower, no worky), VHF radios do not.

Choose any three.
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