Don't let this be you! The US Coast Guard estimates that 90% of all VHF distress calls do not contain position information and 60% do not contain a registered identity. In the event of a boating emergency, the lack of either of these will unnecessarily delay a prompt response by either the Coast Guard or other boaters.
For one low price TCM Marine Electronics Services will come to your boat and ensure that your VHF radio and GPS receiver are correctly connected. We will help you register your VHF radio with BOAT/US to get a unique identifier (MMSI) and then enter that ID into your VHF radio. Finally we will give you basic training about the capabilities of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and how it may benefit you and your boating friends.