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“Hello? Hello? Can You Hear Me Now?” Cell Phones and Boats

By Vincent Pica

By Vincent Pica, Commodore, First District, Southern Region (D1SR), United States Coast Guard Auxiliary When I wrote in the past about the need and use of a VHF radio, I noted that if you didn’t have a radio aboard that you were risking your life over a couple of hundred dollars – it was “nutty” not to have a radio aboard. Nonetheless, many don’t! And those skippers rely on their cell phone for emergency assistance. OK, I…

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