Ep 7: VHF Radio Communication: Stories and Protocols

A chat with tugboat captain, Ben Moll and USCG Communications Chief, Meghan Manship about the VHF radio. We hear stories about Mayday calls, protocols, New York City Vessel Traffic Control, radio etiquette, overhearing things we probably shouldn’t, and VHF pet peeves from two professional VHF experts.

Sailing a Barge: leaving the dock
Vessel Traffic Control: provides active monitoring and navigational advice for vessels in particularly confined and busy waterways.

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Music by Tim Eriksen