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Re: Do I Need an EPIRB?

Originally Posted by PCP View Post
20 mi is what? Not Nm? a VHF has a bigger range.
I know it is well over the horizon; my Navy training said that the horizon is 9 mi away if you are six feet off the water. My antenna is 33 feet off the water.

I took a stab at 20 miles; how far off am I?

I'm still thinking, but leaning now toward having her buy me a new VHF w/ DSC and I meet her halfway toward a chartplotter to interface with it.

I love watching things interface.

Thanks again to all for the lively discussion.


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