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I cannot find the details. I am sure tomorrow the details will be available. Nothing was mentioned about the sailboat. The original story was he had a kayak on the boat- maybe he was in that. He did call out on the VHF this morning and that is how he got rescued. Not sure if it was a hand held unit or not. The CG here has antennas on mountains and they can receive signals from many miles away if conditions are right.Wow that is great news! was he still in his boat and they could not find it? That is not encouraging.
I hope Ron gets a PLB and maybe one of the new Standard VHF's with built in GPS and DISC. Like these:
STANDARD HORIZON GX1700 Compact VHF Radio with Built-In GPS | West Marine
ACR ELECTRONICS ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon | West Marine
or a hand held: