The Sea Tow Automated Radio Check System is no longer available.
To conduct a VHF radio check, do the following on a working VHF CHANNEL other than Chanel 16*
Try to find a working channel that has activity on the channel. Hail “Radio Check, Radio Check, this is the vessel ____________.” 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.
*Using Chanel 16 for radio check is strictly forbidden by the United States Coast Guard