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10 Tips for Proper VHF Radio Installation and Connection - Sport Fishing

Cellphones offer extremely limited protection near shore, and they cannot readily transmit a boat’s position. Florida has enacted a law, effective July 1, reducing vessel-registration fees for boats equipped with EPIRBs or PLBs , and most states now require children to wear life jackets. For instance, at this writing, no agency requires VHF radio carriage or installation, yet communication should be a boater’s first line of defense. Properly installed VHFs with digital selective calling (DSC) can alert emergency help and nearby boaters at the touch of just one. Source: www.sportfishingmag.com