Using a VHF Radio

by Sherri ~ January 14th, 2011. Filed under: Paddling Safety, Safety Equipment.

I ran across this blog post by Bryan Hansel,, talking about “How to Use a VHF Radio”.  It’s a very good article, thorough and easy to understand, so I wanted to share the link with my readers.  I don’t think I could have said it better myself.

I will be posting another video blog soon talking about touring/sea kayaks and how they differ from recreational and whitewater kayaks.


2 Responses to Using a VHF Radio

  1. Rick Rojahn


    Great blog and link. I printed out the “script” for the radio transmissions. I reduced it to 50%, folded it in half and laminated it to make it waterproof. I keep it in a pfd pocket and hope I will never have to use it…but if I do, I will be ready!

    Thanks for all the great information!

  2. Vhf Radio

    Think of a VHF radio as a direct connection to every other vessel in your line-of-sight and within your radio’s range. When you talk on it, every other vessel in the area hears what you’re saying. VHF Radio

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