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Old 10-30-2012
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Re: hand held radio for man overboard

Originally Posted by denverd0n View Post
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.
Agreed, the "arrow pointing you to the MOB" is more of a fantasy in my opinion. I would plan on that not working. Having the MOB verbally direct the boat by the normal VHF though is more likely to be reliable.

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