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    Senior Member Seon's Avatar
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    Re: Redundant VHF Radios

    Thx for all replies.

    I mounted two VHF along with separate antennas.

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    Re: Redundant VHF Radios

    Same here. One fix, one hand held.

    EPIRB is the way to go to though if you want actual extra offshore safety.

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    Re: Redundant VHF Radios

    I have 2 Radios as well but mostly bring the 2nd when I fish the Ocean. I also bring a handheld marine GPS that has all the buoys and contours.
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    Re: Redundant VHF Radios

    Since my main radio operates on it's own battery source, I have two handhelds available. I have a place to charge both of the handhelds in my truck. I usually carry one of those in addition to my main. While running I leave the handheld on to listen and the main to transmit........Jetspray
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    Re: Redundant VHF Radios

    I carry two but like Gregg, my second is a portable and water proof. If I go over I hope to grab it and at least be able to direct a search crew to my location. Most of the time I keep it at the stern and use it to spread lies about my fishing expertise. LOL..

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    Re: Redundant VHF Radios

    More common among those that run offshore. I think more about it after a tuna run last year, had a loose connection in the radio's factory pigtail in the over head console. Fortunately it was a was a fix, would of sucked not having one 50 miles out. My Handheld really doesn't qualify as a redundant radio, only as a emergency radio for help that is close by,,,gregg

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    Redundant VHF Radios

    I've fished in friends boat that had two VHF radios and the Skippers reason was to have redundancies in case one goes out while out on the water.


    So I'm curious as to how many members here have two VHF in their sled?

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