The Sea Tow Automated Radio Check System is no longer available.
To conduct a VHF radio check Sea Tow recommends the use of Ch. 9 to keep Ch.16 clear for emergency use.
Hail “Radio Check, Radio Check, this is the vessel ____________.” Sea Tow or another boater that hears you will respond indicating how they hear you. For example, “loud and clear” or “broken but readable” and provide their location so you can judge how far your radio is transmitting.
In all cases, if no response is received, we recommend that you check your radio equipment as you may have a failure.