Different types of communications equipment work in different areas, so make sure the equipment you have will work where you are boating.
You should carry at least two types that will work when wet.
Your guide to communication
In this handbook:
learn the correct procedures for communicating
find information about coverage and services
find useful contacts and a glossary
two stickers for quick reference
If you are in imminent danger and need immediate help, radio a distress call.
Making a mayday call
There are also low-tech ways of getting attention. You can use or do any of the following:
- a horn to make noise
- a torch to wave, flash or signal SOS
- a red flag
- your arms - raising and lowering your arms is recognised internationally as a distress signal