Are Marine Radios VHF or UHF? Exploring Communication Technology at Sea

Are Marine Radios VHF or UHF? Exploring Communication Technology at Sea

There are different types of marine radios, but one of the most common is the Very High Frequency (VHF) radio. These radios operate in a frequency range specifically allocated for marine communication and have become the standard for maritime communication due to their reliable short-range capabilities. VHF marine radios are designed for bidirectional communication, allowing…

What Is The Range Of A VHF Marine Radio?

The power of the radio’s transmitter can range between 1 and 25 watts. A 25-watt transmitter has a range of roughly 54 Nautical Miles (100 km/62 miles). Factors like antenna height and line-of-sight all play their part in reducing the real-world range. Each boat will experience differences in its available range of Very High-Frequency radio…

EPIRB vs PLB | Which Do You Need?

When it comes to maritime safety, understanding the differences between EPIRBs and PLBs can be crucial. The challenge often lies in determining which device is more suitable for your specific needs. Leveraging extensive research and a deep understanding of maritime safety protocols, I’ve dissected the key differences and similarities for you. The explanations are both…

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Types Of Marine Emergency Beacons

It is crucial to have reliable marine emergency beacons on board. This guide clarifies the various types, addressing questions about their use and regulations. I know choosing the right beacons can seem overwhelming. But keep reading to understand each type so you can make an informed decision. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a boating…

Man Overboard Location Alert Systems (OLAS): MOB Solved?

This guide to Overboard Location Alert Systems (OLAS) addresses your need to understand and select the best device to enhance safety during your boating adventures. The fear of a man-overboard incident is real and can be overwhelming. As someone who understands the thrill and risks of boating, I share your concern for safety on the…

What Is A Personal Locator Beacon?

A personal locator beacon (PLB) is a vital, last-resort SOS emergency rescue device. PLBs are smaller land-based cousins of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) used by boaters.  PLBs use a 406 Mhz radio wave frequency distress signal to pinpoint your location and identification data to several satellites.  This information is forwarded to local search…

What Is An EPIRB?

The full name of EPIRB is Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, and it performs a vital role in keeping mariners safe. As the name implies, EPIRBs are used in an emergency as a location finder for the rescue services to find the survivors of sailors in an emergency. At a Glance:1️⃣ The system is deployed…

How Does An EPIRB Work?

An EPIRB (that stands for – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) is designed to activate search and rescue services (SAR) in an emergency at sea and provide sufficient data that is necessary to conduct the rescue operation.   EPIRBs At a Glance:1️⃣ The system provides a quick and accurate location of the incident, enabling the most…