Sea Tow is now offering boaters a new way to conduct radio checks that doesn’t require help from other boaters or watch standers. To use Sea Tow’s free Automated Radio Check (ARC) service, simply tune your VHF radio to the appropriate channel for your location and conduct a radio check as you typically would. Upon releasing your radio’s microphone, the system will play an automated message and relay your transmission back to you, thereby letting you know that boaters can hear you loud and clear.
The Automated Radio Check Service is currently available in more than 70 areas of coastline off of the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands with more sites continually launching the Service in new areas nationwide. For a complete listing of service locations, go to www.seatow.com.