11 July 2011

Radios and Call Signs

We have two VHF radios, which have a range of line-of-sight (effectively about 30nm from land).  We also have an HF radio which has round-the-world coverage.  We normally maintain a listening watch on channel 16 on VHF but only on the HF emergency channels at sporadic times of the day.
  • Radio callsign VJN3212
  • We are registered with Coastguard, and have a coastguard call sign of ENA2012.
There is also my mobile phone on board but this has limited range, and we have a VoIP phone on board which only works when we're within wireless or 3G internet range.