They should drop this guy off sandy hook if they find him..
If you are in the sound (lets say off Northport) would you be close enough to cell towers in either CT or NY?FULL METAL JACKET said:Absolutely unbelievable. Never cry wolf... These people are here to help us and risk their own lives doing it!!!
VHF at best will reach 20 miles if your antenna is high enough. I've had cell service out to about 10 on a good day... If you don't have the local coast guards number in your phone, you should log it in your contacts. Never hurts to have options. Boats on fire and you ditch you can still use the cell if you kept it dry in a ditch bag and you made a life raft. Hand held VHF is 4-5 miles at best. I put mine in a zipper waterproof bag inside our ditch bag every time we go offshore
:rimshot:BLAMMO said:What do you get out of it except maybe ten years in Leavenworth (or maybe 'leven years in Twelveworth msl).
Yes Ofcourse. But like I said, if there's a fire or the boat goes down fast, you'll lose your VHF... Always good to have a backup plan... I was kinda hoping to get a cell tower atop one of the windmills if they approved it to extend cell service out further into the south shore seaBLAMMO said:With VHF you have direct comm to the nearest CG station on ch. 16, plus they can use ADF to find you fast. No guessing or searching. Of course in this case, that was not the desired result.
Great, now when someone goes down in the years to come, they will think its fake if it's at that time.The Architect said:I just heard there was an exact same distress call last year on the same day and time..