Sea Tow Auto Radio Check Service Tops 100 Stations
March 30, 2012
Sea Tow Services International, Inc., announced that the number of stations transmitting its free Automated Radio Check service in coastal and inland boating areas across the U.S. has broken 100. There are now 107 Automated Radio Check stations, and several more are pending authorization. Sea Tow continues to seek new host stations in its ongoing mission to expand this vital boating safety service.
Automated Radio Check, which is provided by Sea Tow in association with MariTEL, lets boaters quickly and easily check that their vessel’s VHF radio is working. They simply tune the radio to the local Automated Radio Check channel, key the mic, and ask for a radio check. Users hear an automated response and their request is played back to them, allowing them to confirm the radio is operational and to assess transmission strength, a crucial safety check. Sea Tow Automated Radio Check also aids the Coast Guard by reducing non-emergency communications on VHF Channel 16.
To find the right channel in a particular boating area, visit Sea Tow Automated Radio Checks and enter the city, state or zip code. An interactive map will open, showing the Automated Radio Check stations in the region.
Video Demo: Radio Check Service