Radio Electronics

Radio Electronics Sailing Safety

  • Keep a checklist with the correct radio distress procedures and your call sign adjacent to the radio. It is easy to get muddled when things go wrong.
  • Follow the checklist instructions when making a distress call.
  • Maintain a radio watch on channel 16.
  • Activate the EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Beacon) if you have one. This will assist rescue craft to locate you.
  • If you have electronic nav aids, e.g. Decca, GPS, use them to up the information passed to the lifeboat/helicopter.
  • Conserve power, where possible, so that vital equipment can be used for as long as possible.

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