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How to Use VHF Non-emergency Ship-to-Ship or Ship-to-Shore VHF Communication One common use of VHF radios is to contact other vessels or contact shore-based stations, like a lock and dam system or a harbour master. You establish contact by hailing. A hail follows this protocol:
Say the name of Station you’re calling three times.
This is Cromba
Contact replies (Step 1 to 2). States channel to switch to. OVER.
Repeat 1 to 2, ROGER [channel #].
Switch. Wait for contact. Step 1 to 2, [communicate message], OVER.