Central Coast Kayak Fishing Reports

KAYAK SAFETY AND WEATHER => Kayak Safety => Topic started by: daperrin on February 10, 2022, 10:49 PM

Title: VHF Radio - Do You Have One With You?
Post by: daperrin on February 10, 2022, 10:49 PM
I have noticed that many kayakers don't have a marine radio with them. Seems like a big risk to me. Some people say they have their cell phone in place of it.

Anyone know how far out you can go before you loose cell signals?

I don't think a cell phone is a much of a replacement. I mean if you fall in and get hurt or whatever, you can't easily pull out your cell phone (which is probably wet now) and dial up the coast guard.
Title: Re: VHF Radio - Do You Have One With You?
Post by: Dogpound on March 19, 2022, 11:51 PM
You would be surprised how far they reach.  It is a must have in my opinion
Title: Re: VHF Radio - Do You Have One With You?
Post by: lopezcador on March 23, 2022, 10:15 PM
Mandatory- period.