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Handheld VHF marine radio VS Fixed mount marine radio

First, what is a handheld VHF? A handheld VHF is as it sounds, a VHF radio that fits in your hand. These radios are a lightweight, compact solution that can go anywhere you do, even outside your vessel. The trade-off for having a portable solution is that it will have a decreased range when compared to its fixed mount counterparts。  ...

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How the frequency of marine radio works

Marine radios have transmitters that send out radio waves and receivers that pick up radio waves. The radio waves produced will have a set frequency. Specific groups of frequencies behave differently. For marine radio we group frequencies as: Very high frequency (VHF), Medium frequency (MF), High frequency (HF).  ...

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Retevis Marine Radio Offers Essential Communicating Equipment

For more information on VHF Radios or the full line of Retevis Marine products, visit  As a special offer to Sea Tow member, you can get a limited time special price on the new Retevis Marine Radio RT55 Floating VHF Radio with GPS and DSC to save you 10% off this marine radio  ...

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The importance of Marine radio on Inland Waterways

Not everyone knows the flag language and light signals on the ship. But the inland waterways are becoming busier with increased commercial traffic, the VHF marine radio is becoming an essential piece of equipment. Now many countries have stipulated that boats on inland waterways must also carry VHF marine radios, such as Witham and Humber. As a result, many users of boats are being advised to use VHF marine radio as a primary safety tool to aid communication and navigation.  ...

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How to test a VHF marine radio?

In the past, the Sea Tow automatic radio inspection system could be used in the U.S.A to detect the VHF marine radio, this system can be used on VHF channels 24 to 28. But now, this system is no longer available and was terminated on October 2, 2020. How can we continue to test our VHF marine radio for free? The answer is Rescue 21 coastal stations.  ...

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Best VHF Marine Radio

No matter what type of sailor you are, no matter what boat you sail, an essential piece of kit is a good VHF marine radio. Not only does a marine radio serve as a vital safety tool in case something should go wrong onboard, but it is also a crucial communications tool more generally. With the development of time, VHF marine radios are not only used for communication purposes. Over the years. Many advances have been made in increasing functionality.  ...

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How much Range can you get with marine radio

Radio travels as waves… similar to light, and like light, it can be reflected, reduced, or even stopped by other objects. A popular answer is 'line of sight’ which essentially means 'if you can see it, you can talk to it'. This is generally a good guide. You must remember that the radio signal comes from the radio aerial (not the radio itself) and therefore mounting the antenna higher allows the radio to 'see' further.  ...

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The Basics Operation of VHF Marine Radio

Turn your VHF marine radio and pick a channel, set the squelch where you don’t hear any noise, and begin talking. Things to remember when you are on the radio: Monitor CH-16. It is an unwritten rule for marine radio users when you are not actively in conversation with someone else.  ...

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VHF Marine Radio User Guide

Whichever way you enjoy the water, a VHF marine radio is an important safety tool that will ensure that you stay safe and can contact other boaters, marinas, or safety organizations. Whether you are new to boating or an experienced sea hand, Retevis marine radio has provided several tips to improve your experience, optimize the use of your radio and hopefully keep yourself safe.  ...

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What to consider when choosing a VHF marine radio

Look at why you need a VHF marine radio and ask yourself “ what is best for me?” If you want to move onto venturing further out to sea, a small budget fixed radio providing the extra range may be worth considering. A large yacht sailing further offshore will need greater range so a fixed mount radio will be a better solution. And all boat and yacht should consider AIS function.  ...

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