Can you hear me now? Page 4 - Sail Magazine

Can you hear me now? Page 4

Having a VHF radio on a boat is always a good idea. It allows you to communicate with other boats, marinas, and rescue services if necessary. I have two on my boat, one a handheld and the other a fixed set. Fixed sets have a maximum radiated power output of 25 watts, while handhelds normally have a maximum output of 5 watts. The more power a transmitter has, the farther its signal can travel. The
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Further reading

A Boater’s Guide to VHF and GMDSS
By Sue Fletcher
Published by McGraw-Hill

Boatowner’s Illustrated handbook of Wiring
By Charlie Wing

Resources

Glomex Antennas available from Imtra, www.imtra.com, 508-995-7000

Hamilton Marine, www.hamiltonmarine.com, 800-639-2715

Uniden, www.uniden.com

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