The Florida Boaters Guide: A Handbook of Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Web Version
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You should always monitor weather developments. One way is to tune a VHF radio to the frequencies listed below. A VHF radio is also useful if you need to summon help due to a boating emergency.
|VHF Frequencies Broadcasting NOAA Weather Reports|
|162.400 MHz||162.425 MHz||162.450 MHz||162.475 MHz|
|162.500 MHz||162.525 MHz||162.550 MHz|
Recreational Boaters are given access to these VHF channels:
Intership safety communications only.
Communications between vessels (commercial and recreational) and ship to coast.
Strictly for navigation purposes by vessels at bridges, locks, and harbors.
Distress and safety calls to USCG and others, and to initiate calls to other vessels.
USCG broadcasts of severe weather warnings and other safety warnings.
Public telephone calls (to marine operator).
Channels 68, 69, and 71
Recreational vessel radio channels and ship to coast.