What is a VHF Radio?
Marine VHF radio is a worldwide system of two-way radio transceivers on ships and watercraft used for bidirectional voice
communication from ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore, and in certain circumstances ship-to-aircraft.
VHF Radio Suppliers In South Africa
What is the best VHF Radio to buy?
Best Budget: Uniden Atlantis 155.
Floating, Tri-Watch: Cobra MR HH350 VHF Radio.
Sleek & Complete: ICOM 94D with AIS.
Great UX plus GPS: Standard Horizon HX890.
Top Fixed Unit: ICOM M330G 31.
How far can a VHF radio transmit?
The maximum broadcast distance of a VHF radio is around 160 km while the maximum broadcast distance of a UFH radio is around
60 km – these distances are greatly variable however and depend on several operating and environmental factors.
What to consider when buying a VHF radio?
It must be a waterproof, marine VHF radio. Only VHF radios designed for the sea will withstand the marine environment. Make sure it floats – if your boat capsizes, your life might depend on it.
What is required to use a VHF radio?
Limit your conversations to 5 minutes or less. There may be other people who want to use the channel. Remember that everything you say can be heard by anyone who has a VHF radio.
If you’re speaking to someone who is within a few miles from you, try the LOW POWER button on your radio.
What can damage VHF radio?
Antenna problems, battery degradation, water damage, and internal component failure are among the common issues that can arise.
It is important to take preventive measures, perform regular maintenance, and seek professional assistance when necessary to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your VHF radio.