We hope you were able to enjoy a great event managed by NSFA member volunteers.
Checkout the full tournament results HERE.
Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo
August 2, 2014
It's Raffle Time at the Rodeo !
Our Emcee and our 2014 JU Marine Biologist Husband & Wife Team
Can you Hear Me?
Cell Phone vs. VHF Radio
Having a cell phone on board allows you to keep in touch with land-based people and businesses easily. They are very convenient but in some situations they shouldn’t be used in place of a very high frequency (VHF) radio, the benefits of which we’ll address shortly. Here are some things to consider regarding cell-phones.
Why a VHF Radio is Preferred
Very High Frequency (VHF) marine-band radios have been around for many years and remain the primary means of communication for vessels throughout the United States. VHF radios should be your “go-to” device in an emergency unless you are practically shouting distance from shore. The main uses of a VHF radio are:
For reliable on-the-water communications, we recommend using either hand-held or fixed-mount VHF radios. If you experience engine failure, or a fierce storm disables you, or you find yourself in a true emergency, a VHF radio can be your lifeline to the world. In Coast Guard jurisdictions, VHFs are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For extra assurance, the USCG and most TowBoatU.S. and Vessel Assist towers can locate your boat by tracking your VHF signal, but they can’t do that with a cell phone.