Last Call is the good idea of a professional skipper in Puget Sound, Washington. Superficially it is simply an improved speaker for your VHF, but inside is a chip that constantly memorizes the last 60 seconds of whatever transmission breaks the radio’s squelch. Push the button on the top, and it will repeat it back to you, amplified even. This $100 accessory works quite well, and I’m happy to report that a similar feature will be built into handheld and fixed VHFs that soon will be introduced by Cobra.
This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.