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What to Look For In a Life Jacket - Buying, Maintenance & Types

President of VRM Whitsundays, Mal Priday, shows us all the various types of life jackets, tells us what we need to look for when buying and what the maintenance requirements are. We go over ratings 50, 100 and 150, where we can use them and what styles are most wearable.

How to Call for Assistance on The Water - Emergency & Other Calls

VMR Whitsundays takes us through how to call for assistance on the radio, the types of calls including when to use “Mayday”, “Pan-Pan” or “Sécurité” and demonstrates how it’s done.

Buying & Using a Marine Radio - All You Need to Know About Marine Radios

All you need to know about buying and using marine radios, presented by Mal Priday, President of VMR Whitsundays. Mel talks us through the types of marine radios available, what’s required to use them and the safety features available.

What Is VMR, Who Should Join & Where Can I Donate?

We Chat with Mal Priday, President of the local Whitsunday branch of VMR (Volunteer Marine Rescue). Mal tells us a bit about what VMR is all about and the kinds of invaluable work their volunteer organisation do. 

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Radio Channel Etiquette - What Channels to Use & When
Mal Priday, President of VMR Whitsundays gives us the run down on radio channel use etiquette. What channels to use and when, for example, not tying up repeater channels unnecessarily and when to switch to line of sight channels.
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