Buying guide to VHF Radios

Apr 3, 2010
Seattle, WA
Hopefully I have motivated you to have a VHF radio by watching its emergency usage videos in the other thread. West Marine in US is a chain of retail stores which sells things at retail prices but has good inventory and does nice educational videos like these guides. These are a couple of years old so there may be some new models but not a whole lot changes in this industry year over year:

Mobile VHF Radios:

Stationary VHF Radios:

The videos nicely demonstrate the basic controls and explain the specs.

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