sailing   salts

Enter what you want to search for, to search for an "exact phrase" by enclosing it in quotes. You may search for a combination of words and phrases


Learn more about our "How to Tie Knots" DVD/CD
July 20th 2024 - 03:42
October 23rd, 2005
October 23rd, 2005

Monitoring the VHF for Fun and Training

Iīve been recording VHF communications lately to help with training in the unit. Personally Kellei and I monitor VHF 16 and 22A pretty much all the time (during waking hours) - Itīs the best radio training out there - just listening.

A while ago I started thinking that if I could only record some of the incidents we listen to - it would be wonderful for training within our unit... So I hunkered down for some good internet searching and found a freeware radio recorder. It only records when there is activity on the ckt - and is performing splendidly.

Last night the first Mayday came in since I started using the recorder - I wasnīt even awake for it. A 21ī vessel had run Aground just outside Pender Harbour (just north of us) and one person was Overboard (missing) and one had broken ribs - the vessel was taking on water.

There were 2 CCG vessels on scene, a search aircraft, two passing vessels, and our neighbouring unit: Auxiliary 61 from Pender Harbour.

The incident spanned About 4 hours - which, using the recorder was condensed down to About 24 mins of comms. Should make for an excellent Coxswain training scenario when next we all meet.

Share this:
No Comments
You must login or register to post comments Login/Signup
RSS feed Feed Description
Subscribe to the complete The Bosunīs Mate News RSS news feedAll News RSS feed Complete RSS feed
Subscribe to the The Bosunīs Mate News RSS news feed for this category onlyBosunīs Log RSS feed for: Bosunīs Log
A Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed is an xml data file that provides a summary of the information contained here. It is not designed to be viewed in your browser, but instead by rss reader software. If you do not know what this means - you can safely ignore it, as it is provided for advanced users with rss reader software only.

Copyright © 1987-2024 The Bosun's Mate