NSBC BoatBeat Blog: VHF Radio with Digital Selective Calling (DSC)

The VHF radio with DSC is the most common emergency marine communications device, and with good reason: It’s simple to operate, communications go both ways, and when a boater hits the panic button, the U.S. Coast Guard will automatically know who the boater is.

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VHF Marine Radio

A basic illustrated overview of the standard VHF marine radio, provided by Freedom Boat Club

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Photos: Boater with Handheld VHF Marine Band Radio

Photos showing boaters holding and speaking into a handheld VHF marine band radio

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