Fact or Fiction with Captain Kelly: Motor Yacht Captain Kelly Gordon Delves Into VHF Radio’s Line-of-Sight Challenges

March 4, 2024
Kelly Gordon

 

How does the line-of-sight limitation of VHF radio impact communication in remote or obstructed areas? Award-winning motor yacht captain and social media influencer, Captain Kelly Gordon, delved into the importance of understanding VHF radio’s line-of-sight constraints for effective communication, especially in areas without cell coverage.

“If they’re on the other side of the hill, it’s gonna be tough to communicate because the radio wave…is gonna be blocked by the hill, and my fixed mount radio on the boat’s not gonna be able to receive that, so it’s gonna be really tough,” said Captain Kelly.

Article written by MarketScale.

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