Category Archives for "Marine Radios"

Captain On The Radio

Marine Radio Operating Procedure

If you own, or have just obtained a VHF marine radio, then give yourself a pat on the back first, as you have taken a vital step towards being safer and more efficient while out in the open water. Now what’s needed is a thorough understanding of the operating procedures. With that said, let’s go […]

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Best VHF Marine Radio Antennas

VHF Marine Radio Antenna: Buyer’s Guide And Reviews

​Last updated: Feb. 16, 2017 The design and quality of a VHF marine radio’s antenna can have a considerable impact on its abilities. The antennas height, shape and placement affect the radio’s range and transmission capabilities. Even the most superior marine radios can’t perform effectively without a top-notch, well-constructed antenna. Many people obtain radios with cutting-edge features […]

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Coast Guard On Stormy Sea

What is Digital Selective Calling (DSC)?

You can never be too safe out at sea. Weather disasters can occur in the water as often as they do on dry land. The difference is that in the ocean, most of the time, you are alone and isolated. This is where Digital Selective Calling comes into play. It keeps boaters and sailors safe while […]

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Pleasure Boat On A River

What is the Automatic Transmitter Identification System (ATIS)?

If you head out into European water often, then familiarizing yourself with the Automatic Transmitter Identification System (ATIS) is essential. All vessels voyaging though European waterways are required to utilize this system. In fact, it’s the law. So, in order to avoid any misunderstandings, let’s take a look at what ATIS is all about. What is ATIS? […]

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