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post #22 of Old 10-30-2012
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Re: hand held radio for man overboard

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Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
I have one of these (HX851)... Has GPS with DSC so using that with your on board VHF (with DSC) they will know where you are.
True, but only if the boat's VHF is the type that can display where you are, and only if everything is setup properly on both the handheld and the boat's fixed VHF.

People shouldn't think that all they have to do is buy one of these newfangled handhelds and the ancient VHF on their boat will magically know where they are.
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