Sea Tow Boston, during the Search and Rescue season, maintains
a radio watch on three VHF radios. The primary radio is tuned to
guard VHF channel 16 and is switched to a working channel to communicate
with boaters . The secondary VHF radio scans several other marine
frequencies in addition to channel16. A third VHF radio is used
as a back-up and monitors channel 9.
For safety and security and to replay faint calls, all radio communications
and a time/date stamped video feed of the Dispatch Center are continuously
logged and recorded on a series of 8 hour tapes. The radio log tapes
are held for seven days and then recorded over.
Dispatch call involving a disabled boater.
Tow response involving a disabled boater 3 Sea Tow vessels and the
The Sea Tow Vantage
Pro weather station by Davis instruments is also continuously
recording and storing weather data on the Sea Tow Computer network.
Contemporaneous weather station data is
uploaded to this web site by the weather computer every 15 minutes.
A network of five computers, with high speed internet access, are
utilized at the Dispatch Center to track local membership records,
Interface with national membership records, manage marketing data,
track assistance towing information, and run the business accounting