Title

Halfway to Wherer Somebody's in Trouble: Cell phones proliferate, but radios are the go-to communication tool on islands

Source

Island Journal

Date

2017

Volume Number

VOL. 33

Pages

72-74

Abstract

Article about the importance of VHF radios for communication on and around islands. Explains the benefits of radios vs cell phones for emergency calls, as well as rules and protocol for using the maritime radios.

Subjects

Communication, Island Life, Clayton Philbrook, VHF Radio, Matinicus Island, Rachel Bishop, Very High Frequency Radio, Maritime Mobile Band, Captain Leslie Eadie III, Federal Communications Commission, FCC, Coast Guard, Herman Coombs, Fishing Communities, Frenchboro, Monique Coombs, Weather Report

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