Two Manner Of How Radios Nowadays And Before
It's a jungle out there. You are all surrounded by the enemy vying for the same bounty. The enemy is trying to steal your business or better yet, make sure no new business comes your way. These enemies are disguised as other real estate professionals, the very ones who greet you at conventions with a smile and ask about business. They stand waiting for you to get turned down for business and then swoop down for the kill.
If you could look at a map of the areas where there is cell phone coverage, you might be surprised to find that there are a lot of areas that are still blank and will likely stay blank until a substantial population enters those areas. In those holes in the coverage, cell phones are useless. But, no matter where you are you can use a CB or icom earpiece radio transceiver. Plan for your trip with extra food, water, batteries, a source of heat or a means of shelter. Many people do not think of these preparations, and thus invite a small problem to turn into a disaster.
Pull on the anchor rode, or use the boat diesel to nudge up near the trip line. Use a boat hook to retrieve the float. First try to retrieve icom radio your anchor without using the trip-line. If it's fouled pull on the line to try and capsize the anchor. Take the line to a halyard or sheet winch for more pulling power.
2) Check the weather conditions. Usually the most up to date weather predictions can be found on government forecasting sites found on the internet. Keep updated and try to stay out of rough weather. Certain marine radio frequencies often broadcast boating weather so if the weather looks like it is going to change remember to keep updated. If you must go out when the weather is bad, ensure everyone wears a lifejacket for the entire journey as in an emergency you will often not have enough time to put one on.
This process has been going on for almost 10 years so it's something we've been dealing with for a while. Since the A.F. has ponies up a lot of money to buy Icom radios, it has eased a lot of worries that were there at the beginning. Probably a lot of members who did have equipment that met the old standards which is no longer usable probably aren't too happy about it, but realize there is nothing Cap could have done to change things.