VHF radio Q's

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by Safety_College, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Safety_College

    Safety_College New Member

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    Hi there,
    I am doing a thesis in college (in Ireland) and I was hoping anyone who reads this if they could answer these 2 quick questions:
    1. Do you use VHF or a mobile phone on your boat?
    2. How many reasons can you list to choose VHF over mobile phones? (please include the reasons)

    Thats all,
    Thanks a million for your time,
    Sean
     
  2. tybee

    tybee New Member

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    1) yes on both.
    2) a radio reaches everyone within line of sight (assuming they have a radio and it is on), a cell phone reaches only 1 person at a time and you have to know their number. radio works offshore and a cell won't due to lack of towers.
     
  3. rmraya

    rmraya New Member

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    I use a VHF handy tied to my vest. You only need to push one button to talk, can listen to everyone on the selected channel and there is no need to dial a long number (quite hard when the boat is moving).
     

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